DAY ONE: The tour begins early afternoon at Madrid Barajas Airport. Transfer to our hotel near Trujillo with time for some local birding. We will be flying in from Manchester Airport ourselves and will be happy to meet up with tour participants at Manchester Airport so we can travel to Spain together. DAY TWO – DAY FIVE: Our days will be spent birdwatching in the varied habitats of Extremadura. The vast rolling steppes here will be our main destination as we enjoy the amazing spectacle of displaying Great Bustards and with luck, plenty of Little Bustards. These grasslands are also home to sandgrouse, larks and raptors. Magnificent towering cliffs provide roosting and nesting sites for a large colony of Griffon Vultures and this same area is a key habitat for other raptors such as Spanish Imperial Eagle, Black Vulture and Eagle Owl. In the cork oak woodlands, we hope to see delightful Azure-winged Magpies, Hoopoes and melodic Wood Larks displaying overhead.
DAY SIX: Morning birding around Trujillo gives us the chance to target any species that we may not have caught up with yet, before driving to Madrid Barajas Airport, arriving mid-afternoon to connect with our international flights home. Tour concludes at Madrid Barajas Airport.