This one of the best areas for the steppe birds in Europe with many excellentes sites to for Great and Little Bustards, Pin-tailed Sangrouse, Black-bellied Sandgrouse o Stone Curlew. In this flat habitat, other frequent species are the little owl, Great spotted Cuckoo or Roller.

Small bird communities are also very numerous, especially Thekla and crested larks, tawny pipit, zitting cisticola, black-eared wheatear, southernt grey shrike and corn bunting. It is the habitat par excellence for red-legged- partridge and at times quail.In the cereal fields, colonies of Montagu's harrier which are sometimes accompanied by pairs of marsh harrier.

In country houses the roller or colonies of lesser kestrel frequently nest and both species are fond of occupying the hundreds of nesting boxes mounted on the poles carrying the electricity supply cables through the region.

In winter the area is enriched by the presence of other species of birds arriving from the north such as common crane, golden plover, northern lapwing, hen harrier, merlin, meadow pipit, skylark, and white wagtail.

The abundance of food favours the presence of other birds of interest which nest in different habitats such as the Spanish imperial eagle,bonelli's eagle, golden eagle and short-toed eagle, or carrion birds attracted by the herds of animals such as griffon vulture, black vulture and Egyptian vulture.

It is relatively frequent to observe birds of prey throughout the year such as golden eagles, Bonelli's eagles, imperial eagles and golden kites. They are often young or sub-adult birds.In spring and summer the Booted eagles and short-toed eagles are very frequent.

The town of Trujillo, one of only a few urban centres that have been declared a SPA, due to its large colonies of Lesser Kestrel with more than 130 breeding pairs and the breeding population of Pallid Swift is also worth mentioning, which shares the habitat with the Common Swift.

The most outstanding bird species we can observe here are:

All year: Great Bustard, Little Bustard, Stone Curlew, Pin-tailed sandgrouse, Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Red Kite, Marsh Harrier, Hoopoe, Little Owl, Calandra Lark, Thekla Lark, Southern Grey Shrike, Azure-winged Magpie.

Winter: Common Crane, Golden Plover, Hen Harrier, Merlin.

Breeding season: Montagu´s Harrier, Lesser Kestrel, Black Stork, Pallid Swift, Greater Short-toed Lark,Woodchat Shrike, Bee-eater, European Roller, Great Spotted Cuckoo.

Recommended date: All year round.
Schedule: Consult, schedules vary throughout the year and according to weather conditions
Meeting point:
Trujillo (Parking next to the Bullring).
:Minimum number of participants: 2 people. We will complete the places with the different reservations that we receive.
Half day: 4 hours.
Full day: 8 hours.
40 € /por persona (half day).
75 € / por persona (full day).
The price includes:
Services of professional birding guide,optical equipment and transpor during the activity and packed lunch (only for full day trips).


IBERIAN NATURE– Birdwatching & Nature Guide Services

Contact: Jesús Porras
Tlf: 676 78 42 21

Iberian Nature is a company registered in the General Register of Companies of Extremadura Tourist Activities with the number OA-CC-0009.