BIRDING TRIP TO SPAIN
SPRING IN SPAIN. SAVING THE MONTYS – 5th-12th May 2019
“Support the Montagu’s harrier’s conservation through a birding tour”
By booking this trip you are helping to us to make actions for saving the Monty. On the other hand you can donate by our web. See the actions and objetives of the project, click here for all the details!
Spain is one the most popular places for birding in the World and a prime destination in Europe. Hearing “Extremadura” is truly evocative for many birders, a dream come true.
The Montagu’s harrier is a marvellous raptor currently very threatened due to changes in its habitat with a marked decline in Spain in recent years. This raptor is the central theme of this trip and we will cross many areas where it can be seen, sharing its habitat with many other very interesting birds.
A number of very well-known sites are within easy reach of Madrid. First, the wetlands and plains of La Mancha, where dozens of White-headed ducks, Flamingos and Collared Pratincoles are easily found. Marbled Duck is occasional here.
Once in Extremadura, the jewel is Monfragüe National Park and its surroundings: the Mediterranean forests and scrub and the agricultural plains hold a great population of raptors, such as Spanish Imperial Eagle and Cinereous Vultures, as well as bustards, sandgrouse and other small species of interest.
Finally, while the stars of the Duraton Canyon and the nearby flatlands are the vultures and the Dupont Larks, in Gredos and Guadarrama mountains we encounter Citril Finch, Bluethroat and Rock Thrush.