La Serena Plains

La Serena Plains

The province of La Serena is one of the least populated in Extremadura, being one of the best steppes in the Iberian Peninsular. This zone is noteworthy for being covered with sharp vertical slate formations called ” dogs teeth” which have prohibited agriculture on this land, which can only be used for grazing although it forms a perfect habitat for many species of birds. A truly unique countryside where it is very easy to get lost.

The rich bird life of these planes is intensified by the presence of gentle mountains surrounding it which is the perfect breeding ground for cliff dwelling birds.

Key species:

ResidentsBlack & Griffon Vultures, Bonelli’s & Golden Eagles, Great Bustard, Little Bustard, Black-bellied & Pin-tailed Sandgrouses, Eagle Owl, Little Owl, Stone Curlew, Calandra & Thekla Larks, Dartford Warbler, Chough…
Summer visitorsBlack Stork, Egyptian Vulture, Short-toed Eagle, Montagu’s Harrier, Lesser Kestrel, Collared Pratincole, Red-necked Nightjar, Bee-eater, Roller, Short-toed Lark, Black-eared Wheatear, Spectacled Warbler, Rufous-tailed Bush Robin…
Winter visitorsCommon Crane, Hen Harrier, Short-eared Owl, Northern Lapwing, European Golden Plover, Dotterel (occasional).
  • Recomended time: Spring, autumn and winter.
  • Duration: 7 hours.
  • Minimum number of participants: 2 people.
  • Price: 70 €/person. For larger groups consult price. Includes: Field guide, optical equipment (binoculars and telescope) transport & picnic.
  • Transport: Company car up to 3 people, please consult for large groups.