canada realThe itineraries depend on the season and on the preferences of our visitors. A typical spring itinerary will include a selection of the following areas:

La Serena steppe - Montagu's Harrier, Great & Little Bustard, Sandgrouse, Collared Pratincole, Stone Curlew, Crested, Thekla and Calandra Lark

Wetlands and dehesa - Black Kite, Marsh and Hen Harrier, Black-shouldered Kite, Black-winged Stilt

Acedera and Alcocer - nesting Lesser Kestrel and Great Spotted Cuckoo, Crag Martin

Monfragüe National Park & Plains of Belén - Griffon and Black Vultures, Imperial Eagle, Azure-winged Magpie

The RAMSAR area of the Orellana reservoir, with colony of Gull-billed Tern

Valley of the Zújar for Purple Heron, Night Heron, Bee-eater, Little Egret, Cattle Egret

Puerto Peña - Griffon, Black & Egyptian Vulture and Black Stork

Mérida and Cornalvo - Roman remains and a wealth of bird life by Guadiana river. Red-rumped Swallow, Crag Martin, Pallid and Alpine Swift

Ruta de las cigüeñas - the Stork Route. Nesting White Stork.

Sierra de Pela and Sierra de Tiros for warblers, Black Wheatear, Hawfinch, Blue Rock Thrush, Golden Eagle and Bonelli's Eagle

Arrocampo reservoir - en route for Madrid airport - Purple Swamphen 

Fuente de Piedra - en route for Málaga airport - Flamingo colony, 

An autumn or winter visit prioritises the wetlands and steppe, for Crane, passage and wintering waders and the fantastic concentration of duck and geese on the Sierra Brava reservoir. This is now recognised as Spain's 3rd most important wintering site for wildfowl.