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Birding Extremadura

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Extremadura Birding Ecotours

Birding Extremadura is a family run specialist birdwatching tour operator who focuses on private and exclusive tours to one of Europe’s top birding and nature-watching destinations.  They have also partnered with acclaimed broadcasters and writers, Mark Cocker and David Lindo, offering group holidays with a difference.

Martin and Claudia Kelsey also offer guest house accommodation and have been based in the heart of this region since 2005, catering for birders and other naturalists, especially those travelling independently.  They are passionate about Extremadura and love to share that passion with other wildlife enthusiasts. They work closely with local government and non-government organisations to support their activities on birds, conservation and wildlife tourism.

Birding Extremadura offer small group customised private birding ecotours throughout Extremadura, these birding Extremadura holidays are exclusive to you, so that you will receive dedicated guiding support from Martin, with the holiday set at your pace to meet your specific needs and expectations.

These private Extremadura birding ecotours are normally seven or eight days with a choice of set departure dates and alternative dates to suit you available throughout the year, shorter or longer holidays are also available on request. Since these birdwatching Extremadura holidays are personally customised, they can include visits to historic towns, and aspects of other nature interests such as botany, butterflies or dragonflies.

Martin and Claudia also organise special activities, run by invited and widely-acclaimed tutors, broadcasters and writers, covering themes like nature-writing and landscape painting. Keen photographers can also be linked-up with local business offering hides for birds of prey and passerines.

Casa Rural El Recuerdo

Birding Extremadura and its guesthouse, Casa Rural El Recuerdo, offer a full range of options for guests, from Bed & Breakfast to Full Board, with expert local advice to help guests explore the area for themselves as well as guided daytrips and fully inclusive private tours if requested. Martin and Claudia’s experience and knowledge mean that the wishes and requirements of each guest can be individually met. The private tours are customised to your interests and your pace.

Why Extremadura?

Extremadura lies in the south-west of the Iberian Peninsula and boasts an amazing diversity of vast landscapes with mainly traditional farming. This combination makes it a unique corner of western Europe, sustaining wildlife populations that have become just distant memories elsewhere.

Extremadura is a year-round destination, but with distinct seasonal differences. Spring (from March to May) offers a luxuriant diversity of wildlife, but winter visits are extremely popular because of the sheer abundance of birds and superb conditions for photography. Autumn rains bless Extremadura with a second spring, with a resurgence of growth and delightful autumn flowers. The hot dry summer has a charm of its own, combined with a slower pace and the richness of wildlife like dragonflies now at a peak.

Extremadura has so much to offer in terms of wildlife (birds – including 23 breeding species of raptor, butterflies, dragonflies, flowers) as well as for those with a love of landscape, authenticity, gastronomy, culture and history (there are three World Heritage Sites as well as a Geological Park within an hour from Martin and Claudia’s house).

Extremadura Birding Trips

Black Wheatear
 
Private day trips (or half-days) at any time of the year (subject to availability) to From €180 – View Itinerary

360º Extremadura Tour

360º Extremadura Tour
 
A seven-day tour run by acclaimed author and broadcaster Mark Cocker, this From £1,375 – View Itinerary

David Lindo Extremadura Autumn Tour

David Lindo Extremadura Autumn Tour
 
A seven-day tour run by broadcaster David Lindo and Martin Kelsey, this group From €1,300 – View Itinerary

Recreating Extremadura Tour

Recreating Extremadura Tour
 
A seven-day nature-writing course run by acclaimed author Mark Cocker and based From £1,375 – View Itinerary

The Birds and Orchids tour

Great Bustard - Extremadura Spring Tour
 
A private eight-day tour anytime from early February to mid-March with a special focus From €1,420 – View Itinerary

Extremadura’s Spring Riches Tour

Extremadura’s Spring Riches Tour
 
A private eight-day bird watching tour, recommended for eight (fewer or more From €1,420 – View Itinerary

Extremadura’s Winter Spectacular Tour

Extremadura’s Winter Spectacular Tour
 
A private eight-day tour from November to mid-February. The key attraction is the From €1,420 – View Itinerary

More Than Birds Tour 

Extremadura, More Than Birds Tour
 
A private eight-day tour in late May/June/early July. Late spring and summer is when the From €1,420 – View Itinerary

Customised Private Birding Holidays

Extremadura, More Than Birds Tour
 
Birding Extremadura offers customised private birding holidays in the heart of one of Enquire directly – Contact Now
For more birding ecotours visit the Birding Extremadura website.
Please note Birding Extremadura reserves the right to change listed pricing anytime at their discretion.  Please contact them directly to confirm.

Spanish Imperial Eagle

Spanish Imperial Eagle
 
The Spanish Imperial Eagle is endemic to the Iberian Peninsula and a classic species

Black Vulture

Black (Cinereous) Vulture
 
Extremadura holds the highest density of breeding Black (Cinereous) Vultures in the

Great Bustard

Great Bustard
 
Great Bustards are the world’s heaviest flying birds and internationally important

Little Bustard

Little Bustard
 
The rapidly declining Little Bustards can be found on the plains in Extremadura. In

Common Crane

Common Crane
 
With over 130,000 individuals present, there is no other region in the world with as

Black Stork

Black Stork
 
Extremadura holds globally important populations of this species and opportunities

Iberian Magpie

Iberian Magpie
 
Formerly called the Azure-winged Magpie, this is an endemic species to the south-

Black Wheatear

Black Wheatear
 
This scarce and restricted range species occurs in rocky areas throughout the year

Pin-tailed Sandgrouse

Pin-tailed Sandgrouse
 
A classic bird of the open plains which is often in large flocks. Its far-carrying call is very

Black-bellied Sandgrouse

Black-bellied Sandgrouse
 
The Black-bellied Sandgrouse occurs in open-country and usually in small groups. On

Other Extremadura Wildlife

Extremadura’s rich biodiversity extends beyond birds, with orchids that can be found from February until June, as well as a wealth of insects such as butterflies and dragonflies (some of which have very restricted distributions in Europe).

Birding Extremadura Conservation

Birding Extremadura contributes to local conservation effort both through annual donations and through voluntary work to census and monitor critical species.

Birding Extremadura and Casa Rural El Recuerdo are part of the Birding in Extremadura Product Club which is a partnership between the business sector and government of Extremadura aiming to promote and develop sustainable and conservation-conscious birdwatching and wildlife tourism in Extremadura.

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    Casa Rural el Recuerdo Spring 2018 trip

    A week of great birdwatching seeing 141 species and admiring orchids with Martin Kelsey. …. Show More
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    Early Spring birding holiday with Martin Kelsey

    The best birding trip ever very professionally organised
    it does not get any better.all o…. Show More
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    Great SpringBirding

    We had heard about the birding to be had in Extremudura and finally got round to make a vi…. Show More
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    El Recuerdo Birding Casa Rural

    Very good. The weather, while excellent for the environment, was difficult for birding. Bu…. Show More
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    A birding extravaganza

    We have enjoyed three wonderfully relaxing, totally dedicated , guided birding holidays w…. Show More
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    Extremadura – Spain’s Wildlife Paradise

    I’ve had two separate week long ‘tailor made’ holidays with Martin and Claudia at their be…. Show More
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    Extramadura – you can`t visit too many times

    The best wildlife holidays have been with Martin in Extramadura
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    One visit is not enough!

    I have visited Martin and Claudia twice, the first time in a party, and the second on my o…. Show More
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    Excellent Extremadura

    The best trip ever.
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    Fantastic custom wildlife holidays

    We’ve had several holidays with Martin and Claudia and all have been amazing – great hosts…. Show More

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