Tour At A Glance

Cost:

1499.00

Deposit:

350.00

Single Room Supplement:

175.00

Tour Code:

Intermediate with very little walking but some long days in the field

Group Size:

Eight plus leader

Spectacled Warbler Thekla Lark Short-toed Eagle Great-spotted Cuckoo Lesser Kestrel Gull-billed Tern European Bee-eaters

Extremadura - Land of The Conquistadors

Date: 22nd - 28th May 2022 (CONTACT US FOR AVAILABILITY)
Leaders: Marcus Nash

Introduction

 

Great Bustard
 

Extremadura is the secret wilderness of real Spain, and set in the heart of this diverse country we will find huge rolling expanses of prime steppe, miles of cork oak woodland and rugged mountain scenery, brought alive by some of the most spectacular birds in Europe. With traditional methods of agriculture and a distinct lack of tourism pressure, birdlife thrives in this beautiful place, and from our base near the historic town of Trujillo, we will see why this area is so good as both an introduction to European birding, and an example of Iberia’s special birds. From flocks of Great and Little Bustards and Pin-tailed and Black-bellied Sandgrouse roaming the plains to clouds of raptors in the skies, the diversity here has something for everyone, as we enjoy spring in the Spanish Steppes! Graceful Black-shouldered Kites; one of Europe’s rarest breeding raptors have a thriving population here, as do Spanish Imperial and the declining Bonelli’s Eagle and Lesser Kestrels, Black, Griffon and Egyptian Vultures, Booted and Short-toed Eagles, Black and Red Kites can also be expected. Soaring birds include both Black and White Storks, with other interesting species such as Western Swamphen, Alpine Swift, Calandra Lark, Thekla's Lark, Woodchat Shrike and Sardinian Warbler. But that’s not all, as exotic Hoopoes, Iberian Magpies and Great Spotted Cuckoos fill the days with colour and a fine selection of herons, egrets and passage shorebirds can also be expected. We have been succesfully running tours to Extremadura for many years and are sure you will love the bird-filled tranquility of its wild and varied landscapes. Your tour leader will be Marcus Nash and you can expect around 130 species. 

 

 

 

 

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