BIRDING

One of the greatest birding areas in Europe

 

                     Birds and wildlife                         in Extremadura

Thanks for the photos to: Santi Avis, David Morris, Tony Coombs, Juanma Brias, Kalevi Hietaniemi, P-G Bentz, Ken White

Vina las Torres - An ideal base for birdwatching Extremadura, an amazing place for birders, a comfortable family run guesthouse located in the heart of the Lagares Mountains within Caceres province, and situated just 10km from the historic town of Trujillo, at the center of all Extremadura’s most important birding areas.

Extremadura has a great deal to offer the travelling and holidaying birdwatcher with plenty of different habitats and many quality species. These include Golden Eagle, Spanish Imperial Eagle, Bonelli’s Eagle, Eagle Owl, Black Vulture, Griffon Vulture, Black-shouldered Kite, Black Kite, Lesser Kestrel, Great and Little Bustards, Montagu’s Harrier, Eurasian Scops Owl, Black Stork, Roller, both Sandgrouse, Peregrine Falcon and many more.

Within 5 minutes walk of the house it is easy to observe Hoopoe, Bee-eater, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Azure-winged Magpie (nesting in the garden), Stone Curlew, Stonechat, Golden Oriole, Short-toed Eagle,  Red Kite, White Stork, Serin, Sardinian Warbler, Cirl and Corn Buntings, Woodchat and Southern Grey Shrikes, Blue Rock Thrush, Common Nightingale, and many more. See our bird list of up to 90 species that have been seen around the house (some of them occasionally).

SCIENTIFIC NAME ENGLISH
Cyanopica cyana Azure-winged Magpie
Tyto alba Barn Owl
Hirundo rustica Barn Swallow
Milvus migrans Black Kite
Phoenicurus ochruros Black Redstart
Pica pica Black-billed Magpie
Turdus merula Common Blackbird
Sylvia atricapilla Blackcap
Larus ridibundus Black-headed Gull
Monticola solitarius Blue Rock Thrush
Parus caeruleus Blue Tit
 X Phylloscopus bonelli Bonelli’s Warbler
Hieraaetus pennatus Booted Eagle
 X Corvus corone Carrion Crow
Bubulcus ibis Cattle Egret
Cettia cetti Cetti’s Warbler
Fringilla coelebs Common Chaffinch
Emberiza cirlus Cirl Bunting
Buteo buteo Common Buzzard
Cuculus canorus Common Cuckoo
Falco tinnunculus Common Kestrel
Corvus corax Common Raven
Saxicola torquata Common Stonechat
Apus apus Common Swift
Miliaria calandra Corn Bunting
Ptyonoprogne rupestris Crag Martin
Galerida cristata Crested Lark
 X Sylvia undata Dartford Warbler
 X Neophron percnopterus Egyptian Vulture
Streptopelia decaocto Eurasian Collared Dove
Gyps fulvus Eurasian Griffon Vulture
Corvus monedula Eurasian Jackdaw
Garrulus glandarius Eurasian Jay
Otus scops Eurasian Scops Owl
Merops apiaster European Bee-eater
Erithacus rubecula European Robin
Serinus serinus European Serin
Oriolus oriolus Golden Oriole
Carduelis carduelis Goldfinch
 X Podiceps cristatus Great Crested Grebe
 X Acrocephalus arundinaceus Great Reed Warbler
Clamator glandarius Great Spotted Cuckoo
Parus major Great Tit
Picus viridis Green Woodpecker
Carduelis chloris Greenfinch
 X Ardea cinerea Blauwe Grey Heron
Lanius Southern Meridionalis Grey Shrike
Motacilla cinerea Grey Wagtail
Coccothraustes coccothraustes Hawfinch
Upupa epops Hoopoe
Delichon urbica House Martin
Passer domesticus House Sparrow
Falco naumanni Lesser Kestrel
Carduelis Cannabina Linnet
 X Tetrax tetrax Little Bustard
 X Egretta garzetta Little Egret
Tachybaptus ruficollis Little Grebe
Athene noctua Little Owl
 X Charadrius dubius Little Ringed Plover
Aegithalos caudatus Long-Tailed Tit
Anas platyrhynchos Mallard
Anthus pratensis Meadow Pipit
Hippolais polyglotta Melodious Warbler
Turdus viscivorus Mistle Thrush
 X Aegypius monachus Monk Vulture
Gallinula chloropus Common Moorhen
Oenanthe oenanthe Northern Wheatear
Milvus milvus Red Kite
Alectoris rufa Rode Red-Legged Partridge
Hirundo daurica Red-rumped Swallow
Columba livia Rock Pigeon
Luscinia megarhynchos Rufous Nightingale
Sylvia melanocephala Sardinian Warbler
Circaetus gallicus Short-toed Eagle
Certhia brachydactyla Short-toed Treecreeper
Alauda arvensis Sky Lark
Passer hispaniolensis Spanish Sparrow
Sturnus unicolor Spotless Starling
Burhinus oedicnemus Stone Curlew
Sylvia cantillans Subalpine Warbler
Streptopelia turtur Turtle Dove
Ciconia ciconia White Stork
Motacilla alba White Wagtail
Lullula arborea Wood Lark
Sitta europaea Wood Nuthatch
Columba palumus Wood Pigeon
Lanius senator Woodchat Shrike
Troglodytes troglodytes Wren
 X Emberiza citrinella Yellowhammer
Cisticola juncidis Zitting Cisticola
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