See a wide selection of great birds in central Spain with Alan and Ruth of The Biggest Twitch plus a special guest
Some fine spring birdwatching is promised on this trip, with Iolo Williams
JOIN IOLO WILLIAMS of Springwatch fame (pictured below) in the unique region of Extremadura in Spain, to experience some of Europe’s finest spring birdwatching. Witness the unforgettable display of male Great Bustards on the wide open grasslands as they almost literally turn themselves inside out to impress the females; listen out for the bizarre call of the ‘phantom raspberry blower’, or Little Bustard, as it stalks through the prairie grassland; scan the huge skies for Spanish Imperial Eagles which are joined by massive Black Vultures and Griffon Vultures; search the rolling plains for both Pin-tailed and Black-bellied Sandgrouse, residents of this beautiful wide open landscape. We will explore Extremadura visiting a variety of habitats including vast open steppes, Mediterranean scrubland, secluded river valleys, woodland and craggy mountains, each offering a wonderful array of charismatic birds. We hope to see about 120 species during our six-day trip. At this time of year with birds displaying on their breeding grounds, it is very important to make sure that we don’t disturb them while at the same time ensuring everyone has the best possible views of these very special birds. Therefore, we are limiting the number of participants on this unique, small group tour to a maximum of six people, plus lolo, Alan and Ruth, giving everyone the best individual attention. During our tour we will be looking for a huge range of birds which includes: Garganey, Redcrested Pochard, Quail, Black-necked Grebe, Great white Egret, Cattle Egret, Purple Heron, Black Stork, White Stork, Black-shouldered Kite, Black Kite, Red Kite, Egyptian Vulture, Griffon Vulture, Black Vulture, Short-toed Eagle, Spanish Imperial Eagle, Booted Eagle, Bonelli’s Eagle, Lesser Kestrel, Peregrine, Little Bustard, Great Bustard, Black-winged Stilt, Little Ringed Plover, Stone-curlew, Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Pin-tailed Sandgrouse, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Scops Owl and Eagle Owl, Pallid Swift, Crested Lark and many more!