There is always something for the birdwatcher to see in Extremadura. The diverse range of habitats and year round Mediterranean climate mean that many species that are difficult to find in the rest of Europe can be found in good numbers in Extremadura. Globally threatened species such as Spanish Imperial Eagle, Cinereous Vulture, Black Stork, Bonelli's Eagle, Black Wheatear and Egyptian Vulture are all well represented here in Extremadura.
Dehesa (evergreen oak forest) is one of the most dominant habitats in Extremadura and extremely valuable in terms of bird biodiversity. Species like Hoopoe, Bee-eater, Woodchat Shrike, Iberian Magpie and Orphean Warblers make these forests their home, whilst in the more scrubby areas Stonechats, Woodlarks and Sardinian Warblers can be found without too much effort.
Whatever time of the year one comes to Extremadura for Birdwatching, upon leaving this enchanting wilderness, the principle feeling is always "When can I return?"
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