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Waking with Nightingales Extremadura Spain

You know you are somewhere very special when you wake up and hear a Nightingale singing outside your bedroom. We love Extremadura and the birds here make it a very special place to visit. April is a wonderful time to experience the wild flowers, big skys and of course the amazing resident and migrant birds that make this stunning region their home.

Flower field 1

A classic Extremadura view - fields of flowers as far as the eye can see.

Little Bustard male in flowers

Those flowers have amazing birds amongst them - male Little Bustard.

Birding lunch in sun

Another great thing about our tours, lovely meals in the sunshine.

Hoopoe family fence

A Hoopoe family we found by the track enjoying a preen.

Hoopoe on wall 1

You can never see enough Hoopoes!

Group dinner finca

After a day watching amazing birds a lovely meal tastes so good.

Black Stork on nest 1

A Black Stork nest was perfectly placed for us to view.

Blue Rock Thrush male

Above us a male Blue Rock Thrush sang from a rock.

Griffon on ground 1

Not very often you can look down on a Griffon Vulture.

Black and Griffon on ground 1

Black and Griffon Vultures come down to feed, amazing sight.

Watching vultures

Watching the vulture feeding frenzy, horrible but compelling viewing.

Poppy field v red

Everywhere we looked carpets of wildflowers glowed in the sunshine.

Merida Bridge 1

This Roman Bridge was a great place to see Alpine, Pallid and Common Swifts.

Merida Bridge group 1

Made a good spot for a group photo too.

Nightingale singing

Along the river this Nightingale showed off singing his heart out.

Thekla Lark 1

Larks are common in Extremadura this one a Thekla Lark


Lesser Kestrel male on roof 1

A male Lesser Kestrel looks down from a roof-top.

Lesser Kestrel male flight 1

They look just as good in flight too!

Roller take off

Also rather special in flight this stunning Roller.

Spanish Imp Eagle perched 1

Spanish Imperial Eagle is one of the many highlights here.

Spanish Imp Eagle with Griffon

Sometimes there are just so many raptors...

Spanish Imp Eagle take off 1

The eagles has taken off.

Golden Eagle imm flight

We also enjoyed great views of this young Golden Eagle.

Golden Eagle imm flight raven

Great to see a Raven alongside the Golden Eagle.

Lunch birding never stops

All these wonderful birds make you hungry, but the birding never stops.

Finca Santa Marta grounds 1

What a wonderful place to come back to after a day in the field.

Finca Santa Marta dining room 1

Dinner last night 1

Bee eaters on fence

A huge thank you to Bridget, John, Sarah-Jane and Rachel for making this six day custom tour to Extremadura so wonderful. We look forward to enjoying lots more birds with you all soon.

If you would like a custom tour for you or a small group please drop us a line and we would love to help put together a tour just perfect for you.

We look forward to enjoying wonderful bird with you.


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