Vegas Altas rice fields and Sierra Brava Reservoir

Vegas Altas rice fields and Sierra Brava Reservoir

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.

Key species:

ResidentsMarsh Harrier, Black-winged Kite, Great Bustard, Little Bustard, Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Little Owl, Calandra Lark, Red Avadavat, Common Waxbill, Spanish Sparrow…
Summer visitorsMontagu’s Harrier, Lesser Kestrel, Collared Pranticole, Whiskered Tern, Little Tern, Gull- billed Tern, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Roller, Bee-eater, Woodchat Shrike…
Winter visitorsBlack 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.

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