Birding Extremadura also offers short winter breaks (six days/five nights) when the highlights include large concentrations of wintering Common Crane (75% of the European population), winter assemblages of Great and Little Bustard, and flocks of both species of sandgrouse. Resident eagles (Spanish Imperial, Golden and Bonelli's), Black-winged Kites and Eagle Owls should also be seen. There are wintering Hen Harrier and Merlin. In the late winter the area also hosts large flocks of waders, like Black-tailed Godwit, as well as waterfowl.The season runs from mid-November until mid-February.
So far a total of 158 species have been recorded on these winter tours, all within about an hour’s drive of our home at Casa Rural El Recuerdo. Depending on timing a total for the holiday should be over 120 species.
6 day/5 night itinerary ground price €1070 per person*.
*Based on minimum group size of two people. Please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) for quote for price for single person or for variation in number of days.
Price excludes flights, insurance, drinks, entrance fees to historic monuments (optional to itinerary) and other items of a personal nature. All other holiday expenses are fully inclusive: all accommodation, meals, wine with meals, transport, guide fees & taxes. There are no hidden extras.
You will stay at our house, which has six guest rooms with either double or twin beds. All rooms have en suite bathrooms. One room is wheel-chair accessible. Lunches will be picnics.
Transport is by car or minivan. (depending on group size). Walks are short and easy. We will enjoy spending time at vantage points for passing birds of prey.
What to bring
The weather in winter will be variable, with usually mild sunny days, but still the chance of rainy periods. The evenings and early mornings are crisp.
Please let us know whether you would like to include into the itinerary visits to historic monuments such as Roman sites in Mérida and near Cáceres, the monastery of Guadalupe.