Campiña Sur Steppes

Campiña Sur Steppes

The ZEPA Campiña Sur y Embalse de Arroyo-Conejo route, is situated south of Badajoz

This countryside is mainly made up of cereal fields, home to steppe birds such as Great Bustards, Little Bustards and Montagu’s Harrier to name a few. You can also see the Arroyoconejo reservoir, declared a wetland of great importance, which in the reproductive season is noteworthy for the colony of terns which breed there. In winter it is full of Cranes and waterfowl. Another typical environment that we can find on this route is agroforestal which provides a backdrop for a number of birds seen on this tour.

Key species:

ResidentsGolden Eagle, Marsh Harrier, Great Bustard, Little Bustard, Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Little Owl, Calandra Lark, Red-billed Cough, etc.
Summer visitorsBlack Stork, Short-toed Eagle, Montagu’s Harrier, Lesser Kestrel, Collared Pratincole, Gull-billed Tern, Little Tern, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Bee-eater, Roller, Short-toed Lark, Black-eared Wheatear.
Winter visitorsCommon Crane, Hen Harrier, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, Northern Lapwing, European Golden Plover, Greylag Goose.
  • Recomended time: Otoño, invierno y primavera.
  • Duration: 6 hours.
  • Minimum number of participants: 2 persons.
  • Price: 55 €/person. For larger groups consult price. Includes: Field guide, optical equipment (binoculars and telescope) & transport.
  • Transport: Company car up to 3 people, please consult for large groups.