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Hornachos and Matachel Valley

 

 

Sierra Grande de Hornachos is one of the mountains with the greatest biodiversity in the province of Badajoz. This one, with the pastures that surround it and the Matachel Valley, is a privileged place to watch the three great eagles of the Iberian Peninsula. On our route we’ll visit a part of the mountains where, in addition to observing the pairs of golden eagles and partridge eagles, it’s easy to see species of great interest such as black wheatear, blue rock-thrush, rock bunting, among others. We’ll also visit an area of the Matachel River where the Spanish imperial eagle feeds and also species breed such as western marsh-harrier, purple heron or red-billed chough, in addition to be able to watch many other species of scrub birds, waterbirds or riverside forest birds.

DURATION: 4 hours.

PEOPLE: 2 at least. Places will be completed with others reservations.

PRICE: 40€/ person 30€ / children under 12 years old. 

 

Group (+3 people): 35€ / person.

Group (+5 people): 30€ / person.

EXCLUSIVE SERVICE: 180€. Do not share vehicle with other people, personalized service. 6 people maximum.

RECOMMENDED TIME: End of summer, autumn, winter and spring.

INCLUDE: Transport in 4x4, capacity for 6 clients, nature guides, binoculars for each one and telescope. 

SPECIES OF INTERST

Resident species

Golden eagle, Bonelli’s eagle, black-shouldered kite, eagle owl, western marsh-harrier, common buzzard, common kestrel, black vulture, griffon vulture, euroasian spoonbill, black-bellied sandgrouse, little bustard, black wheatear, blue rock-thrush, rock bunting, rock sparrow, thekla lark, red-billed chough, iberian magpie.

Winter species

Hen harrier, red kite, short-eared owl, datford warbler, dunnock, common chiffchaff, northern lapwing, golden plover, etc.

Summer species

Alpine swift, common swift, pallid swift, white-rumped swift, european bee-eater, black kite, booted eagle, montagu’s harrier, turtle dove, black stork, purple heron.

Migrant species

Whinchat, northern wheatear, pied flycatcher, spotted flycatcher, common whitethroat, garden warbler, subalpine warbler, spectacled warbler and many more.