This was the second week of two back-to-back trips to the same area. The weather was superb throughout, perhaps a little too hot at times especially down on the plains of Extremadura. We had a wonderful time and saw all the specialties of the region which included: Great & Little Bustard,
Savi’s Warbler, Spanish imperial Eagle, White-rumped Swift, Black Vulture, Black Stork, Great-spotted Cuckoo, Stone Curlew, Montagu’s Harrier & Golden Eagle,
It was also nice to see Hobby, Honey Buzzard, Rock Thrush, Bluethroat, Citril Finch, Ortolan Bunting, Water Pipit, Rock Sparrow, Rock Bunting, Crossbill, Firecrest, European Nightjar, Red-backed Shrike, Bonelli’s Warbler and Pied Flycatchers all on their breeding grounds in the Sierra de Gredos. We saw 160 species, which is a good record for this trip.
Our total list of 135 was somewhat lower than the average of 150 because of the bad weather and unseasonal cold spells. We also missed about 10 species because we couldn’t visit the coastal sites as usual because a major link road ...View Report
Our first morning went like a dream except for the delayed arrival of one flight. Four of us had arrived last night and met up for breakfast and then at 11am we drove to the airport to collect the other four participants, they arrived 25...View Report
It had been a truly lovely experience, a trip that vastly exceeded all of our expectations, I have fallen in love with this area. There can’t many places left in Europe where vast areas are devoid of human activity, the tranquillit...View Report