At the end of last month I visited Extremadura on a press trip, courtesy of Extremadura Turismo (particular thanks to Vanesa Palacios) and the Spanish Tourist Board. I was gathering information for my forthcoming book to Europe's finest wildlife-watching experiences. My guide was the excellent Martin Kelsey, and I stayed at the similarly fabulous Casa Rural El Recuerdo, run by Martin and his wife Claudia. I have written three blogposts on the trip, and this 'chapeau' blog sits above them, allowing easy navigation to each (an approach I have followed for recent Ecuador, Japan and Finnmark trips, for example).
I covered Extremadura's other birdlife - including bustards, eagles and vultures - in a second blog. To read this, click here.
The primary purpose of my trip was to experience Extremadura's wintering cranes. This merited its own blog post, for which click here.
My third blog was about Natterjack Toads and scenery. To read, click here.
My updated photo galleries of Spanish wildlife can now be seen by clicking here.