Hotel Viña Las Torres is the ideal base for Birdwatching Extremadura, an amazing place for birders, a comfortable family run guesthouse located in the heart of the Lagares Mountains within Caceres province, and situated just 10km from the historic town of Trujillo, at the center of all Extremadura’s most important birding areas.
Extremadura has a great deal to offer the travelling and holidaying birdwatcher with plenty of different habitats and many quality species. These include Golden Eagle, Spanish Imperial Eagle, Bonelli’s Eagle, Eagle Owl, Black Vulture, Griffon Vulture, Black-shouldered Kite, Black Kite, Lesser Kestrel, Great and Little Bustards, Montagu’s Harrier, Eurasian Scops Owl, Black Stork, Roller, both Sandgrouse, Peregrine Falcon and many more.
Within 5 minutes walk of the house it is easy to observe Hoopoe, Bee-eater, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Azure-winged Magpie (nesting in the garden), Stone Curlew, Stonechat, Golden Oriole, Short-toed Eagle, Red Kite, White Stork, Serin, Sardinian Warbler, Cirl and Corn Buntings, Woodchat and Southern Grey Shrikes, Blue Rock Thrush, Common Nightingale, and many more. See our bird list of up to 90 species that have been seen around the house (some of them occasionally).
The Monfragüe National Park lies in the Province of Extremadura and is characterized by sclerophyllic Mediterranean forests and “Dehesas”, that is a landscape modelled by human impacts through cattle raising and production of cork from cork oak trees. The landscape of the biosphere reserve is very representative of Mediterranean agrosylvopastoralist system, with a very rich biodiversity although it has been strongly modified.
On 10th July 2003 the United Nations Protection Classifications program declared Monfragüe as a National Park, a Site of Community Importance (SCI) and a Specially Protected Bird Area (SPBA).