Monfrague National Park, the mountains of the raptors.

Monfrague constitutes one of the most beautiful examples of the Mediterranean forest in the south of the Iberian Peninsula. Monfrague is declared nowadays to be a protected area under the following denominations: National Park, Biosphere Reserve, Special Protection Area for Birds (SPAB) and Community Importance Place, being beyond doubt one of the best places in Europe to watch daytime raptors.
 
The most outstanding bird species we can observe here are:
 
Residents: Spanish Imperial Eagle, Bonelli’s Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Black Vulture, Griffon Vulture, Eagle Owl, Black Wheatear, Datford Warbler, Blue Rock Thrush, Azure-winged Magpie.
 
Summertime birds: Egypcian Vulture, Short-toed Eagle, Booted Eagle, Black Kite, Black Stork, Alpine Swift, White-rumped Swift, Golden Oriole.
 
Other animal species: Otter, Red Deer, Red Fox, Wild Boar, Spanish Terrapin.
 
In this route we go through the core of the National Park and visit the lookouts of the rivers Tajo and Tiétar, taking our time to observe the great wealth of the fauna. It is an extremely beautiful and very recommendable route to initiate oneself into birdwatching.
 
Recommended date: all year round.
Duration: 3,5 – 4 hours aprox.
Price: 30 € per person. 2 people minimum, making the tour together with other clients.
2 people exclusive tour: 40 € per person.
In case of tours with children, the client must bring the approved car chair.
The price includes: specialised guide, high quality optical kit (one binocular per person and a ground telescope per group) and transportation in our all-roads vehicle.

 

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