Birdwatching in Little Monfragüe

 

Little Monfragüe is the name that local birders of Albacete province give to Site of Community Importance Sierra del Relumbrar, a natural area of mediterranean forest belonging to Natura 2000 Network. As its extremaduran "big brother" the landscape is quite similar, with the presence of quartzite mountains, "dehesas" and areas of Mediterranean scrub. As in Extremadura, in the area can be observed the most wanted bird species of the mediterranean forest as the Spanish Imperial Eagle, Cinereous Vulture, Griffon Vulture, Blue-winged magpie, Sardinian Warbler, Golden Eagle.

 

Due to the large quantity and quality of habitat available, is the best area for the conservation of the Iberian Lynx in Castilla-La Mancha. Some of the individuals of Iberian Lynx released the last year thanks to EU Life Project Iberlince have been observed in that area.

 

Description:

 

One full day trip for the observation of the most wanted bird species of mediterranean forest in one of the most wildest and beautiful corners of Castilla-La Mancha region.

The service includes transportation in a five seat Mercedes Vito van and optics equipment.

The excursions will be guided by experienced AMBIENTEA guides with the advice and permits of Castilla-La Mancha Environment Department and rangers.

 

  1. Departure place: Albacete | Destination: Albacete

  2. Natural areas to visit: LIC Sierra del Relumbrar, Estrecho del Hocino

  3. Start date: 24/04/2016 | Finish date: 24/04/2016

  4. Species to observe: Spanish Imperial Eagle, Golden Eagle, Azure-winged Magpie, Griffon Vulture, Spanish Ibex, Red Deer, Hoopoe, Sardinian Warbler...

  5. Seats: 5

  6. PRICE: 45 € per person.

 

What is included in the price?:

  • One full observation day for one person

  • One expert local guide

  • Transport from Albacete in 5 seats Mercedes Vito van.

  • Optic equipment

  • Insurances and permits

 

What is not included in the price?

  • Transfers from or to airports. Will be billed appart

  • Any food or drinks.

  • Anything not included in "incuded in the price"

 

Meeting point: Albacetes Train Station. If you stay at a hotel in Albacete let us know and we pick you up.

 

 

Daily program:

 

08:00 We will pick up our clients at Albacete Train Station or at your hotel.

09:00 Arrival to the Site of Community Importance Sierra de Relumbrar.

09:15 We will position ourselves at strategic points, moving around the mountain range’s best spots, always drawing on our local knowledge and experience. Of course our aim is to view these sensitive animals from vantage points where they do not feel disturbed or threatened.

10:30 Lunch break on the field

11:30 We will visit some of the places where have been made improvements in the habitat of Iberian Lynx.

13:30-14:00 We will stop to have lunch in a local restaurant of the area where you will have the chance of try local food.

15:30-16:00 After lunch we will visit other natural spaces of the area as Estrecho del Hocino Canyon, a Botanical and Geological Reserve with a big population of Spanish Ibex.

17:00 We will start back to Albacete. On the way we will stop at other places to observe wildlife.

19:00 Arrival to Albacete

 

 

 

Accommodation

Is not included in the price. Albacete main town has a wide range of accommodation at a good price. If by the other han you prefer stay at a quiet place close to the natural areas to visit we recommend you http://www.balneariodebenito.es/

Let us know where you stay and we will pick you up!