A PRIVILEDGED LAND FOR BIRDWATCHING
The location of the Lagar de los Almendros allows for beautiful views over the valley and the contiguous mountains made up of pasture farms. The rural house has excellent conditions for bird watching and is classified by SEO BirdLife as one of the most biodiverse areas in Europe. It also has magnificent views of the sky due to the low light pollution (more info) and is a privileged area for collecting mushrooms.
Near the farm there are numerous natural spaces to visit such as the Monfragüe National Park (40 km), a biosphere reserve and a sanctuary for a multitude of birds. In addition to black storks, about 300 pairs of black vultures nest, one of the most important colonies in Europe. There is also a high probability of seeing the Iberian imperial eagle fly. (Monfragüe).
There are a wide variety of routes for bird watching throughout the region, the closest to Lagar de los Almendros being:
The ornithological route of the plains of Trujillo and Cáceres with important populations of steppe birds.
The natural park of Monfragüe.
For all these reasons, Extremadura is considered one of the most important European regions for birds, being among the most desired destinations by ornithology fans and nature lovers from all over the world, attracted by the possibility of observing birds in natural habitats. of great beauty as they also enjoy a land of interesting cultural and historical heritage.
Below we list a few links to external web pages of interest on ornithology and bird watching in the Extremadura region:
Iberian Nature. - Nature guide service related to bird watching in the area.
Tourism in Extremadura - Guide to birds in the Extremadura region.
SEO Birdlife - Spanish Ornithological Society, nature conservation NGO.