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Extremadura’s Spring Riches Tour

5based on 1 review
Spain 8 Days
Starting From EUR 1,420 / per person

Extremadura’s Winter Spectacular Tour

5based on 1 review
Spain 8 Days
Starting From EUR 1,420 / per person

More Than Birds Tour

Spain 8 Days
Starting From EUR 1,420 / per person
Starting From EUR 180 / per person

Extremadura Birding Trips

5based on 2 reviews
Spain 7 Days
Starting From EUR 180 / per person

The Birds and Orchids tour

4.83based on 2 reviews
Spain 8 Days
Starting From EUR 1,420 / per person

360º Extremadura Tour

4.67based on 2 reviews
Spain 7 Days
Starting From EUR 1,595 / per person
Starting From EUR 1,510 / per person

Recreating Extremadura Tour

5based on 2 reviews
Spain 7 Days
Starting From EUR 1,595 / per person
Spanish Imperial Eagle
The Spanish Imperial Eagle is endemic to the Iberian Peninsula and a classic species of the open woodland, especially where there are adjacent plains. Extremadura is one of the best places to see this species well. The adult’s pure-white leading edge of the wing shows brilliantly in the sunshine.
Black Vulture
Extremadura holds the highest density of breeding Black (Cinereous) Vultures in the world. It is a massive bird with a wing-span of nearly three metres, nesting in woodland and looking for carrion over open terrain.
Great Bustard
Great Bustards are the world’s heaviest flying birds and internationally important populations are found on the plains of Extremadura. Early spring provides the best time to see the amazing “foam bath” display of lekking males.
Little Bustard
The rapidly declining Little Bustards can be found on the plains in Extremadura. In the spring, the boldly patterned males can be located by their distinctive courtship call, whilst the species gathers in flocks during the winter.
Common Crane
With over 130,000 individuals present, there is no other region in the world with as many wintering Common Cranes as Extremadura. The peak numbers are from November to early February and they can be found in a variety of habitats from open woodland to arable land and stubble fields.
Black Stork
Extremadura holds globally important populations of this species and opportunities of seeing this normally very shy bird at undisturbed nesting sites. Although an attraction mainly of spring and summer, a few birds can also be found each winter.
Iberian Magpie
Formerly called the Azure-winged Magpie, this is an endemic species to the south-west of the Iberian Peninsula. It is an abundant bird in the right habitat, and easily seen in the garden of Casa Rural El Recuerdo.
Black Wheatear
This scarce and restricted range species occurs in rocky areas throughout the year in Extremadura. It is not an easy bird to find, so Martin’s local knowledge will be invaluable to locate it.
Pin-tailed Sandgrouse
A classic bird of the open plains which is often in large flocks. Its far-carrying call is very helpful for locating this species. It has a gorgeously patterned plumage, best seen in morning light in early spring.
Black-bellied Sandgrouse
The Black-bellied Sandgrouse occurs in open-country and usually in small groups. On the ground, they can appear rather dull-coloured at a distance, but they transform in flight with bold contrast between the black belly and white wing-linings.

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.

  • Extremadura - Spain\'s Wildlife Paradise
    Extremadura’s Spring Riches Tour
    Sue Hadwin8 Nov 2017
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    I've had two separate week long 'tailor made' holidays with Martin and Claudia at their beautiful Casa Rural El Recuerdo. Martin is a brilliant guide; so knowledgeable, not only about birds and the natural world, but also about Spain and it's culture. He knows the area intimately - the best locations for seeing different species, great coffee stops and wonderful places for midday picnics! Nothing is too much trouble for both Martin and Claudia and I certainly intend to go for another holiday there again. Superb!!!
  • Fantastic custom wildlife holidays
    Extremadura’s Winter Spectacular Tour
    Julie and Geoff3 Jan 2018
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    We've had several holidays with Martin and Claudia and all have been amazing - great hosts, friendly, knowledgeable field guiding and super coffee stops! Martin tailored each trip to match our requests exactly and we've seen birds, plants, butterflies, dragonflies and stunning scenery without feeling hurried as in other organised trips we have been on. We're looking forward to our next trip!!
  • Excellent Extremadura
    Extremadura Birding Trips
    Mark and Sally5 Jun 2016
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    The best trip ever.
  • Early Spring birding holiday with Martin Kelsey
    Extremadura Birding Trips
    Len & Jean31 Mar 2018
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    The best birding trip ever very professionally organised it does not get any better.all our questions were answered with the same positive and enthusiastic attitude.
  • Great SpringBirding
    The Birds and Orchids tour
    Gary Dean26 Mar 2018
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    We had heard about the birding to be had in Extremudura and finally got round to make a visit. The trip exceeded our expectations and in the very capable hands of Martin and Claudia had a very enjoyable time. We came to see the displaying Bustards which did not disapoint, but we saw and enjoyed so much more. The multidude of birds of prey was a highlight as well as the early spring orchids. We booked the fully guided tour and we really appreciated not only Martins knowledge of the area and help in locating the birds but also his entusiasm for them, we learnt so much.
  • Casa Rural el Recuerdo Spring 2018 trip
    The Birds and Orchids tour
    Derek and Helen Langslow9 Apr 2018
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    A week of great birdwatching seeing 141 species and admiring orchids with Martin Kelsey. Extramadura has fine landscapes, interesting history and ancient villages. Martin took us to excellent wildlife sites and contributes to conservation locally. Our stay was comfortable and most enjoyable. We visited in 17 to 24 March 2018
  • One visit is not enough!
    360º Extremadura Tour
    David Foley12 Feb 2016
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    I have visited Martin and Claudia twice, the first time in a party, and the second on my own. On both occasions I was very impressed with both Martins knowledge of all aspects of the Natural History of the region. And as for the accomodation and food, all I can say is that both are superb. In fact, Rose still raves about Claudias' banana bread!! This is a holiday which we intend to do again. Very highly recommended>
  • El Recuerdo Birding Casa Rural
    360º Extremadura Tour
    David Collins9 Mar 2018
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    Very good. The weather, while excellent for the environment, was difficult for birding. But the number of species seen, even in those conditions, was remarkable
  • Unforgettable experience!
    Recreating Extremadura Tour
    Haifa26 Nov 2018
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    This was my birthday gift to my husband 61 birthday and was an amazing experience especially that I was not a birdwatcher as my husband, but I grew a real interest into birds.....that successful of a trip . All was good from the weather that helped us to watch 104 different types of birds to Martin who was brilliant in finding hidden rare birds and giving all information. Claudia was very nice and friendly ,what is better than to be welcomed with hearty home cooked dinner every night by the hosts. Unforgettable experience.!
  • Extramadura - you can`t visit too many times
    Recreating Extremadura Tour
    John Westwood5 Oct 2017
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    The best wildlife holidays have been with Martin in Extramadura
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