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The topography and climate contribute to preserving areas of Mediterranean forest and scrub, which are of immense value for their native fauna and flora, while open areas provide food for many birds.

The area of park open to the public is small, but you can see Monfragüe’s most notable birds from a handful of world-famous viewpoints. These include: the area’s largest colony of griffon vulture (more than 100 pairs!), Spanish imperial eagle, Bonelli’s eagle, peregrine falcon, and Egyptian vulture. Golden eagle can also be seen, along with eagle owl, red kite, booted eagle and short-toed eagle. Black kite is common, but northern goshawk and Eurasian sparrowhawk are much harder to see.

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Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: peregrine falcon, Spanish imperial eagle, Bonelli’s eagle, river otter, Eurasian black vulture
  • Where: Cáceres, Spain

Wildlife trips

This wildlife location is featured in the following itineraries:

Bird Photography in Extremadura

This spring birdwatching break to provides an opportunity to photograph a wide diversity of species from dedicated hides during the breeding season. Based in Monfragüe National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, this is the ideal location to see a variety of raptors, especially black and griffon vultures.

  • When to go: Apr
  • Duration inc. flights: 5 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £1,695 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour

Secret Wilderness of Extremadura

The wild and beautiful Spanish region of Extremadura is the last stronghold for some of Europe's most endangered bird species. Join us for a week of birding, travelling deep into the heart of this secret wilderness to view these scarcities amongst a spectacular assemblage of raptors.

  • When to go: Apr-Oct
  • Duration inc. flights: 8 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £1,595 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour
Suggested accommodation is shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Finca La Parrilla

This restored former farmhouse offers comfort in a secluded location, surrounded by the extraordinary nature of Monfrague National Park. Accommodation consists of four en suite rooms, and there is a lovely patio from where you can see the cliffs used by various raptors to nest, and fine views over the Rio Tajo.