Spainish Birds And Sunshine Just What We Need On A Wet November Day

Big sky and flowers April 2016

Leave November behind for a few minutes and enjoy some of Spain in Spring with us.

We love our Birdwatching Trips to Spain and really missed not being able to run them in 2020 thanks to COVID-19. Hopefully we can visit again in Spring 2021 and enjoy the beautiful birds, carpets of wild flowers, sunshine and great food. Spain has so many wonderful birds in stunning locations it is a real joy to explore this amazing country that is so close to home. Just a couple of hours flying time and we are transported to a land where Hoopoes, White Storks, Griffon Vultures and Woodchat Shrikes are common place birds! Heading out onto the vast plains of Extremadura to see the sun rise is a magical experience and the air is thick with songs of larks overhead and we scan the grasslands for giant Great Bustards and their small cousins the Little Bustard. The "gawk-gawk" calls of Pin-tailed Sandgrouse are just wonderful as a flock of these most beautiful birds drops from the blue sky to scurry across the bare ground. As the air warms up raptors are everywhere it is hard to scan the sky without seeing multiple birds of several species. With luck a superb Spainish Imperial Eagle will put in an appearance to thrill us all and there will certainly be lots of Griffon Vultures, some Black Vultures, both Red and Black Kites, Booted and Short-tailed Eagles! Lunch outside a favourite cafe will be frequently inturupted by birds, Pallid Swifts, Serins, Spainish Sparrows and more raptors and White Storks overhead!

Great Bustard female April 2016 1

A female Great Bustard struts through the wild flowers of Extremadura in Spring.

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A huge Griffon Vultures cruises over the plains a wonderful sight.

Birding under big sky April 2015

Big skies and open spaces sum up the plains of Extremadura in Spain

Hoopoe on post

Hoopoe are always a pure delight to see and encountered regularly on our trips.

White Stork March 2015 1

Seeing White Storks nesting in a beautiful historic town another highlight.

Poppy field April 2015

Extremadura in Spring is just stunning come and see it with us.

Ex 19 Group beer

Enjoying the wonderful food and drink is another highlight of all our tours.

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Two male Lesser Kestrels battle on a rooftop and wow us all watching.

Great Bustard display 1

A male Great Bustard turns itself inside out in an amazing display.

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Huge vistas are a hallmark of Extremadura you can see for miles!

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Bee eater Spain 1

European Bee-eaters are another wonderful highlight from April onwards.

Enjoying the sunshine in our beautiful hotel's garden here with Iolo Williams.

Black Stork trim

A Black Stork glides down towards its nest such amazing birds.

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