This route is a combination of different types of habitats such as areas of irrigation, dehesas and steppe areas.

The extensive rice fields receive important winter concentrations of Common Cranes, Greylag Goose and several species of waders, especially during the migratory passages, you can also see other wintering birds such as Bluethroat, Water Pipit or Reed Bunting.

In the periods of wintering and migratory passage can be found large concentrations of waders as Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff and other species such as Common, Green or Marsh Sandpipers, Greenshank, Common Redshank and Spotted redshank, Golden Plover, Dunlin, Little Stint, Common Snipe and many others.

Other species of interest are Black-shouldered Kite, Hen Harrier and Marsh Harrier that is very abundant in the area during wintering, although it also appears as a breeding stock, the Black Stork that occasionally appears as wintering and forms important post-nuptial concentrations in nearby reservoirs, with the arrival of spring are very frequent birds such as the Collared Pratincole or the Gull-billed Tern.

The areas of plains host important populations of steppe birds can be observed groups of bustards, little bustards, Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Stone Curlew and flocks of Golden Plover during the winter, as well as several passerines such as Calandra Larks, Skylarks in winter or Short-toed Larks in spring and summer.

The most outstanding bird species we can observe here are:

All year: Great Bustard, Little Bustard, Stone Curlew, Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Calandra Lark, Red Kite, Golden Eagle, Bonelli´s Eagle, Marsh Harrier.

Winter: Common Crane, Golden Plover, Hen Harrier, Merlin, Short-eared Owl and numerous waders and ducks.

Breeding season: Montagu´s Harrier, Lesser Kestrel, Black Stork, Pallid Swift, Collared Pratincole, Gull-billed Tern, Short-toed Lark, Bee-eater, European Roller, Great Spotted Cuckoo.

Recommended date: All year.
Schedule: Consult, 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).

IBERIAN NATURE– Birdwatching & Nature Guide Services

Contact: Jesús Porras
Tlf: 676 78 42 21

Iberian Nature is a company registered in the General Register of Companies of Extremadura Tourist Activities with the number OA-CC-0009.