Vegas Altas rice fields and Sierra Brava Reservoir
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This route combines a great diversity of habitats and therefore offers a huge variety of birdlife, prominantly the largest concentration of cranes and waterfowl in Extremadura.
The habitats present are:
|Paddy fields and irrigated agriculture: which are home to thousands of cranes, waders and other water birds.|
|Lakes and reservoirs: which are perfect resting and feeding grounds for waterfowl during the day.|
|Planes and cereal crops: where it is easy to observe birdlife of steppe environments.|
|Residents||Marsh Harrier, Black-winged Kite, Great Bustard, Little Bustard, Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Little Owl, Calandra Lark, Red Avadavat, Common Waxbill, Spanish Sparrow…|
|Summer visitors||Montagu’s Harrier, Lesser Kestrel, Collared Pranticole, Whiskered Tern, Little Tern, Gull- billed Tern, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Roller, Bee-eater, Woodchat Shrike…|
|Winter visitors||Black Stork, Common Crane, Greylag Goose, Pintail, Osprey, Hen Harrier, Golden Plover, Curlew Sandpiper, Northern Lapwing, Black-tailed Godwit,Short-eared Owl, Dartford Warbler…|
- Recomended time: Autumn, winter and spring.
- Duration: 8 hours.
- Minimum number of participants: 2 persons.
- Price: 65 €/person. For larger groups consult price.
- Incluye: Bird guide, binoculars and telescope and picnic for lunch & transport.
- Transport: Company car for more than 3 people, please get in touch.