Tuesday 11 May 2010


Winter is without doubt one of the best birdwatching times in Extremadura, with the thousands-strong flocks of Cranes joined by many other visitors from northern climes. Until now there has been no way of monitoring the distribution of these wintering birds, until the SEO recently published the partial results of the Atlas of Wintering Birds in Spain. The image below (species-rich areas in red and species-poor in blue) shows that Extremadura as a whole and the province of Cáceres in particular is one of the richest areas for wintering birds in the whole of Spain. It should be stressed that these results are still provisional.