The margins of the Arrocampo Reservoir and some nearby ponds
are surrounded by a dense mass of vegetation formed mainly by Thypa latifolia.
This vegetation is the habitat to an interesting and varied community of
birds, which has the presence of scarce species and with a reduced distribution
area, being this birds also difficult to find in other places of Extremadura.
- A total of 9
species of ardeidae (herons) have been cited as breeders, which means that
all heron species in Europe are present here. Spoonbills
are also observed throughout the year.
- Among the vegetation
we can find other birds very representative of Arrocampo as the purple
swamp, but also others that are more unnoticed
as the water
rail or some crakes (Spotted Crake, Little Crake o Baillon´s Crake)
during the migratory periods.
- Among the birds of prey there is the Lesser Kestrel that
has a colony nearby, the Black-shouldered Kite has here one of the best places
for observation, the Osprey usually appears in periods of passage and wintering,
the Marsh Harrier is breeding and during the winter forms great roosts.
we visit the nearby mountains we can see imperial eagle, golden eagle,
European Short-toed, Booted Eagle, Egyptian Vulture and Peregrine Falcon
Depending on the
time of year, you can see an important variety of small marsh birds, such
as Savi´s Warbler, Bearded Reedling, Penduline Tit,
Reed Bunting or Bluethroat among others.
most outstanding bird species we can observe here are:
year: Spoonbill,Great white Egret, Black-shouldered
Kite, Black Vulture, Purple Swanphen, Water Rail, Penduline
Tit,Southern Grey Shrike, Red Avadavat.
Snipe, Golden Plover, Merlin, Bluethroat, Reed Bunting,
season: Little Bittern, Night, Squacco and Purple
Herons, Lesser Kestrel, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Savi´s
warbler, Great and Common Reed Warblers, Golden Oriole.
schedules vary throughout the year and according to weather conditions
Meeting point: In
Saucedilla (Next to the Information Office). We
also offer departures from Trujillo, check price and schedule.
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.
35 € /por persona (half day).
70 € / por persona (full day).
The price includes: Services
of professional birding guide,optical equipment and transport during the
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.