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Birding Extremadura Center

Campo Lugar, Spain tel: +34610510467 | info@elelanio.com | birdingextremaduracenter.com

Birdwatching Extremadura  

Birding Extremadura Center offers several birdwatching options ranging from day trips throughout the year upto 8 day birding tours in the heart of Extremadura, which maybe one of the best locations in Europe for bird watching.

Antonio Calvo is the lead guide, a native, passionate about nature and photography.  Antonio loves to share his local knowledge in ornithology with people who share the same passion and considers himself very fortunate to live in an environment where ornithology is very easy. Currently working on several bird conservation and natural environment projects for the Government of Extremadura and BirdLife which includes Monitoring and Recovery of Little Bustard, Rescue nests Montagu’s Harriers, tracking productivity of Great Bustard, Atlas of breeding birds of Spain and Monitoring and Recovery of Lesser Kestrel.

Birding Extremadura Center is located in an area of exceptional biodiversity, with several different habitats within a few kilometres of the centre. This allows to Antonio to development sustainable birdwatching Extremadura trips and tours emitting low carbon. Habitats like Dehesa, Steppe, Reservoirs, Wetlands, Rice fields, Olives Fields, can be easily visited driving only a few kilometres or ideally walking or biking to those areas.

El Elanio, Rural House

Antonio and Vega offer you the possibility to enjoy their guesthouse, an old house reformed by them sleeping upto 8 guests.  El Elanio, Rural House is located in Natura Network 2000 in a place of great biodiversity, so there are a great number of different habitats and subsequently, a great number of species of plants and animals and especially birds.  El Elanio is also located only 20 minutes from Trujillo, 35 minutes from Guadalupe, 40 minutes from Merida and 45 minutes from Caceres.

Photography Hides

Photobirds offers the rental of seven different hides located in the heart of Extremadura for the photography of birds.  Photobirds is a photography project that combines the tourism of nature photography and the conservation of the natural environment. Therefore, most of their hides are, or will be, linked in some way to the conservation of any of the species to be photographed from them.

Sustainable Birding Day Trip

Sustainable Birding Day Trip
 
Private birding day trip in any season of the year based from the El Elanio Rural House From €60 – View Itinerary

Customised Birding Day Trip

Customised Birding Day Trip
 
El Elanio offer you the possibility to enjoy a personalised birdwatching day View Itinerary

Spring Birding Trip

Iberian Magpie
 
On this trip 8 days birding trip, you can enjoy the splendor of spring in Extremadura. You From €1250 – View Itinerary

Birding Winter Tour

Birding Winter Tour
 
On this 8 day birdwatching tour (October to February), you can enjoy the autumn-winter in From €1250 – View Itinerary

Photobirds from Hides

Birding Extremadura Center
 
Through Photobirds Project, Birding Extremadura Center can offer several hides to from €60 – View More Information

For more birdwatching Extremadura tours visit the Birding Extremadura Center website.

Please note Birding Extremadura Center reserves the right to change listed pricing anytime at their discretion.  Please contact them directly to confirm.

Raptors

Raptors
 
There are upto 23 species of raptors that can be seen in the Heart of Extremadura; Spanish

Vultures

Vultures
 
Extremadura is one of the best places to see the Black Vulture, due to its growing population.

Great Bustard

Great Bustard
 
The king of the steppe is the Great Bustard. Its spectacular display in Spring is something

Little Bustard

Little Bustard
 
This species is in clear decline in Europe, though its display is spectacular. Unfortunately,

Black Stork

Black Stork
 
A beautiful and singular bird difficult to see outside the Iberian Peninsula, making

Iberian Magpie

Iberian Magpie
 
Singular bird of the Iberian Peninsula that you can see in almost every habitat in Extremadura.

Collared Pratincole

Collared Pratincole
 
A bird that breeds in Extremadura between the months of March to August before they winter in Africa.

Sandgrouses

Sandgrouses
 
Singular bird of Iberian Peninsula. There are two species, Black-bellied

European Roller

European Roller
 
European Roller and Bee-eater are the most colourful birds of Extremadura, both wintering

Common Cranes

Birding Winter Tour - Common Cranes
 
The great biodiversity, the weather and the great quantity of food, are the main reasons

Other Extremadura Wildlife

The great biodiversity of Extremadura offers a great number of species of birds, but also of orchids, dragonflies and butterflies. Spring is spectacular, but the rest of the seasons of the year are too.

Birding Extremadura Center - Conservation

Birding Extremadura Center works on several programs of bird conservation in its birding patch.

For Extremadura Government, Antonio works in the rescue program of Montegu’s Harriers, which consists of locating nests to prevent the harvesters from destroying them and the census and productivity of Great Bustards and Little Bustards.

For BirdLife International Antonio volunteers for 1) reproductive bird tracking program in Spain, 2) census of Little Bustards, 3) census of Lesser Kestrel and 4) breeding birds atlas.

Besides, through Photobirds projects, they contribute to feed to Necrophagous birds like Red Kite, Black Vulture or Egyptian Vulture. They install too nest-box and they sow legumes to improve Little Bustard status.

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