Plains of Caceres and Trujillo, steppe birds, the Great Bustard´s plains.
The cereal plains are the result of human action over the natural environment to produce dry-land herbaceous crops, mainly cereals. The steppe areas are ecosystems with a high and peculiar biodiversity. In Extremadura, we can find some of the most representative examples of this ecosystem within Europe: the Cáceres and Sierra de Fuentes Plains, Santa Marta de Magasca Plains and Trujillo Plains; all of them are being declared Special Protection Area for Birds (SPAB) because of their high ornithologist value.
Here we can observer the following bird species:
Residents: Great Bustard, Little Bustard, Stone-curlew, Pin-tailed Sandgrouse, Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Calandra Lark, Golden Eagle, Common Kestrel, Little Owl, Black Vulture, Griffon Vulture.
Summertime birds: Montagu´s Harrier, Lesser Kestrel, Short-toed Eagle, Booted Eagle, Egypcian Vulture, European Roller, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Collared Pratincole, European Bee-eater, Black-eared Wheatear, Greater Shot-toed Lark, Common Quail.
Wintertime birds: Hen Harrier, Common Crane, European Golden Plover.
Other animal species: Red Fox, Common Hare, Ocellated Lizard.
This is a recommended tour for advanced birdwatchers and for those who want to discover new and surprising habitats and the flora and fauna associated with them.
Recommended date: spring, especially between March and April, check with us for other dates.
Duration: 4 hours.
Price: 40 € per person. 2 people minimum, making the tour together with other clients.
2 people exclusive tour: 50 € per person.
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.