This one of the best areas
for the steppe birds in Europe with many excellentes sites to for Great and
Little Bustards, Pin-tailed Sangrouse, Black-bellied Sandgrouse o Stone Curlew.
In this flat habitat, other frequent species are the little owl, Great spotted
Cuckoo or Roller.
Small bird communities are also
very numerous, especially Thekla and crested larks, tawny pipit, zitting
cisticola, black-eared wheatear, southernt
shrike and corn bunting. It is the habitat par excellence for red-legged-
partridge and at times quail.In the cereal fields, colonies of Montagu's harrier which are sometimes
accompanied by pairs of marsh harrier.
In country houses the roller or colonies of lesser kestrel frequently nest
and both species are fond of occupying the hundreds of nesting boxes mounted
on the poles carrying the electricity supply cables through the region.
In winter the area is enriched
by the presence of other species of birds arriving from the north such
as common crane, golden plover, northern lapwing,
hen harrier, merlin, meadow pipit, skylark, and white wagtail.
The abundance of food favours the presence of other birds of interest which
nest in different habitats such as the Spanish imperial eagle,bonelli's eagle,
golden eagle and short-toed eagle, or carrion birds attracted by the herds
of animals such as griffon vulture, black vulture and Egyptian vulture.
It is relatively frequent
to observe birds of prey throughout the year such as golden eagles,
Bonelli's eagles, imperial eagles and golden kites.
They are often young or sub-adult birds.In spring and summer the Booted
eagles and short-toed eagles are very frequent.
The town of Trujillo, one
of only a few urban centres that have been declared a SPA, due to its
large colonies of Lesser Kestrel with more
than 130 breeding pairs and the breeding population
of Pallid Swift is also worth mentioning, which shares the habitat with
the Common Swift.
most outstanding bird species we can observe here are:
year: Great Bustard, Little Bustard, Stone Curlew, Pin-tailed sandgrouse,
Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Red Kite, Marsh Harrier, Hoopoe, Little Owl,
Calandra Lark, Thekla Lark, Southern Grey Shrike, Azure-winged Magpie.
Winter: Common Crane, Golden Plover, Hen
Breeding season: Montagu´s Harrier, Lesser Kestrel, Black Stork,
Pallid Swift, Greater Short-toed Lark,Woodchat Shrike, Bee-eater, European
Roller, Great Spotted Cuckoo.
schedules vary throughout the year and according to weather conditions
Meeting point: Trujillo
(Parking next to the Bullring).
:Minimum number of participants: 2
people. We will complete the places with the different reservations that we receive.
Half day: 4 hours.
Full day: 8 hours.
40 € /por persona (half day).
75 € / por persona (full day).
The price includes: Services
of professional birding guide,optical equipment and transpor during the activity and
packed lunch (only for full day trips).
NATURE– Birdwatching & Nature Guide Services
Contact: Jesús Porras
Tlf: 676 78 42 21
Nature is a company registered in the General Register of Companies
of Extremadura Tourist Activities with the number OA-CC-0009.