Ornithological Tours

Know the ornithological richness of Extremadura…

Weekend observing Cranes and other wintering birds in Extremadura

First day (Friday)

Pick up in the meeting point and travel to Zafra where we be housed in Apartamentos Rurales El Campito.

Second Day (Saturday)

Early in the morning we will travel to Santa Amalia, in the heart of the Vegas Altas del Guadiana, to enjoy walking through the IBA 286 Valdehornillos-Santa Amalia where we would see thousends of cranes, as well as a lot of wintering birds (marsh harriers, wading birds, passerines). Later we would arrive to the ZEPA Arrozales de Palazuelo y Guadalperales and head to Campolugar (ZEPA Llanos de Zorita y Embalse de Sierra Brava) to see steppe birds as bustards, walking through the Alcollarín dam, one of the best places in Extremadura for the anátidas and other wetland birds. We would end in Moheda Alta (ZEPA de Vegas del ruecas, Cubilar and Moheda Alta). We will return to rest to Zafra.

Third Day (Sunday)

We would meet and go to the wetlands of La Albuera passing by the IBA Villalba de los Barros. We would end having a picnic at midday.

REFERENCE PLACES

Llanos, the wetlands of La Albuera and the Vegas Altas del Guadiana.

PARTICIPANTS

Mínimum 6 people (4 if you use the camper).

GUIDES

Adolfo García Boraita and/or Fernando Yuste Ruiz.

INCLUDED SERVICES

This experience includes 2 nights in a rural accommodation in Zafra, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, transfers, optical material and driver-guide.

MAIN ATTRACTIONS

The pleasure to enjoy with more than 100.000 cranes who spend the winter in Extremadura and also all the wintering wading and passing by birds (black tailed godwits, ruffs, …) as well as as wintering anatidae, mainly the ones in the central area of Las Vegas del Guadiana. It is also optional to visit: Historical settings in Mérida, Medellín, or Alange.

BIRDS WE WOULD SEE

Cranes, Lapwing, Black-winged Stilt, Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, Dunlin, Ruff, Gadwall, Eurasian Wigeon, Northern Shoveler, Greylag Goose, Grey Heron, Little Egret, cattle Egret, Mash harrier, Great Bustard, Little Bustard, Stone-Curlew, Calandra Lark, Common Sheldock, White stork, Black headed Gull, Red avadavat, Common Kingfisher …

Live this experience from 160€/Person

Seven days observing birds in Extremadura

First day: We depart from Mérida direction to Cáceres. We will visit ZEPAs of Sierra San Pedro, Llanos de Cáceres and Sierra de Fuentes. Accommodation in Trujillo.

Second day: We depart fromTrujillo to visit the ZEPAs of Llanos de Magasca and Llanos de Trujillo. Accommodation in Trujillo.

Third day: We depart fromTrujillo. We will visit the Monfragüe National Park and the Arrocampo dam. Accommodation in Trujillo.

Fourth day: We depart fromTrujillo. We will visit the ZEPAs of Llanos de Zorita, Sierra Brava dam and  Arrozales de Palazuelo. Accommodation in Zafra.

Fifth day: We depart from Zafra. We will visit the Sierra de Badajoz (Alange and Hornachos).Accommodation in Zafra.

Sixth day: We depart from Zafra to visit the ZEPA of Campiña Sur- Embalse de Arroyo Conejo and Sierra de Tentudia. Accommodation in Zafra.

Seventh day: We depart from Zafra to visit RAMSAR wetlands of La Albuera and Embalse de Los Canchales-Merida.

REFERENCE PLACES

Monfragüe, Arrocampo dam, Llanos de Cáceres, Trujillo ad Magasca, Sierra Brava dam, Alange, Hornachos, Campiña Sur, La Albuera, Badajoz, Los Canchales or Mérida.

PARTICIPANTS

Mínimum 6 pax (4 if you use the camper).

GUIDES

Adolfo García Boraita and/or Fernando Yuste Ruiz.

MAIN ATTRACTIONS

The pleasure to enjoy the birdlife in Extremadura. Also you have side attractions during your journey, historical settings as Mérida, Medellín, Trujillo, Cáceres, Llerena or Jerez de los Caballeros.

INCLUDED SERVICES

6 in rural accommodation, 6 breakfast, 7 lunches, 6 dinners, transfers, optical material and driver-guide.

MEETING POINTS

Mérida, Zafra or Badajoz*.

*Extra supplement for pick up in airports: Sevilla, 50€/100€; Lisboa 100€/200€; Madrid 100€/200€

Live this experience from 600€/Person

Weekend observing birds in Portugal (Algarve or Sado river)

Option Sado river mouth

First day (Friday): Pick up and transfer to Alcarcel do Sal where we will be lodged.

Second Day (Saturday): We will visit Lagoa de Santo André and the south side of the estuary.

Third Day (Sunday): Aldea da Mourisca, Zambujal, Marateca (north area). From here we will return to the beginning point where we will finish the tour.

Option Algarve

First Day (Friday): Pick up and transfer to Tavira where we will be lodged.

Second Day (Saturday): We will visit Salgados Lagoon, Loulé coastal Lagoon y Quinta do lago, and then we would return to  Tavira (Ría Formosa) to rest.

Third Day (Sunday): We will begin the day in Tavira and head to Sapal de Castro Marin.From here we will return to the beginning point where we will finish the tour.

REFERENCE PLACES

Sado river mouth: Zambujal, Pinheiro, Comporta and Lagoa de Santo Andre. Algarve: Castro Marim, Ria Formosa, and Alvor.

MEETING POINTS

Zafra to Algarve option and Zafra and/or Badajoz for Sado river.

PARTICIPANTES

Mínimum 6 pax (4 if you use the camper).

GUIDES

Adolfo García Boraita and/or Fernando Yuste Ruiz.

MAIN ATTRACTIONS

Enjoy thousends of birds that migrate thourgh the atlantic coast. Optional visitable attractions are: Beaches, dolphins, historical settings and gastronomic spots.

INCLUDED SERVICES

2 nights, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, transfers, Optical material and driver-guide.

BIRDS WE WOULD SEE

Flamingo, Black-winged Stilt, Black-tailed Godwit, Pied Avocet, Esurasian Spoonbill, Sanerling, Osprey, Redshanks, Purple Gallinule, Ruddy turnstone, Eurasian Oystercatcher, Kentish Plover, Gull-billed Tern, Black-necked Grebe, Mediterranean Gull, Kentish Plover, Little Tern, Common Shelduck, Audouin’s Gull, Slender-billed Gull and much more.

Live this experience from 200€/Person

Weekend observing birds in Extremadura and enjoying Ribera de Guadiana wines

First Day (Friday):

Welcome in the accommodation, observation workshop and visit to observe birds and historical heritage in Zafra. Matanegra D.O. Guadiana Wine tasting.

Segcond Day (Saturday):

Early in the morning we will go to Alange where we will enjoy the Sierra Central de Badajoz  and Alange dam. Also we will visit a wine cellar. We will rest in a rural accommodation in the area.

Third day (Sunday):

We will travel to Hornachos to enjoy the spectacular Sierra Grande and its wines. We will visit another Ribera del Guadiana DO cellar.

(1) If you don’t have enough with only a weekend do not hesitate to ask us about a extended tour including the Trujillo-Logrosán area…

REFERENCE PLACES

Sub zones Matanegra and Tierra de Barros, included in the DO Ribera del Guadiana. Mérida, Alange, Hornachos, Almendralejo, Medina de las Torres, Puebla de Sancho Pérez and Zafra.

PARTICIPANTS 

Mínimum 6 pax.

GUIDES

Adolfo García Boraita and/or Fernando Yuste Ruiz.

MEETING PLACES

Zafra (gathering in other places 50€)

MAN ATTRACTIVES

The great diversity of birdlife present in Extremadura, in spring as well as in autumn and winter, and everything accompanied with the exceptional, but not known wine of the  DO Ribera del Guadiana and the ones not included in the DO but with matching quality.

INLCUDED SERVICES

2 nights in rural accommodation, 2 breakfasts, 2 picnics, 2 lunches, transfers, optical material, driver-guide and wine tasting in the cellars.

BIRDS WE WOULD SEE

Urban birds and also Cranes, Lapwing, Black-winged Stilt, Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, Dunlin, Ruff, Gadwall, Eurasian Wigeon, Northern Shoveler, Greylag Goose, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Cattle Egret, Mash harrier, Montagu’s Harrier,Great Bustard, Little Bustard, Stone-Curlew, Calandra Lark, Common Sheldock, White stork, Black-headed Gull, Lesser black-headed Gull, Common, Gull-billed Tern, Alpine Swift.

Live this experience from 250€/Person