b'SpainBirding in SpainEmbark on a rich birdwatching and cultural experience in southern and central Spain, Europes greatest wetlands and home to endangered birds such as the Spanish Imperial Eagle, Marbled Duck or Red-knobbed Coot. Guided by a local expert, discover nearly four hundred diverse bird species across three unique ecosystems, including migratory birds traveling between Europe and Africa. Learn about local conservation initiatives aimed at preserving bird habitats.The UNESCO World Heritage Site Doana National Park is one of the most important protected areas in Europe. Bordering the Atlantic coast, its ecosystems of marshes, dunes, and woodlands serve as a crucial habitat for migratory birds, providing an opportunity to observe rare birds, waterfowl and waders. Well look for Marbled Teal, Red-knobbed Coot, Little Bittern, Squacco Heron, Purple Heron, Western Swamphen, Greater Flamingo, Eurasian Spoonbill, and Black-crowned Night-Heron, Whiskered Terns, Red-crested Pochards, Garganey, Black Kites and Collared Pratincoles. Extremadura National Park is renowned for its steppe habitats, which attract a variety of raptors and steppe birds like the Great and Little bustards,Pin-tailed and Black-bellied sandgrouse, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Red-legged Partridge, Little Owl, Lesser Kestrel, Eurasian Thick-knee, Spectacled Warbler, Spanish Imperial Eagle, Eurasian Griffon. In the Gredos Mountains, one of the last refuges of the Spanish ibex, search for alpine and forest birds, with excellent chances for Bluethroat, Ortolan Bunting, Citril Finch, the Alpine Accentor and Griffon Vulture. Visit wetlands, plains and a historic castle in the hidden gem of Ciudad Real, where we go in search of Penduline Tit, Bearded Reedling, Ferruginous Duck, the skulking Moustached Warbler, and the endangered White-headed Duck. Explore historic Toledo and end your journey in the capital city of Madrid.In addition to birdlife, immerse in the local culture, history and traditions of each region on a journey that combines a passion for birds with beautiful landscapes and cultural immersion.ITINERARY11 nights| Arrivals Seville, 1 night; drive to Seville Natural Park, 2 nights; drive to Extremadura National Park, 3 nights; drive to Gredos Mountains,2 nights; drive to Ciudad Real, 2 nights; drive to Madrid, 1 night; departuresHIGHLIGHTSIn Extremadura National Park, Eurasian Griffon Vultures are the commonest birds of prey with around 600 breeding pairs Prices Starting From: Look for Eurasian Black Vulture, Spanish Imperial Eagles, Egyptian Vulture,Upon RequestShort-toed and Booted Eagles, Black and Red Kites Group Size: 11 travelers Five species of Warblers of the genus Curruca: Western Subalpine, WesternSeason: April-Mid MayOrphean, Blackcap, Dartford and Sardinian Warbler.Accommodations: Comfortable Inns,On the cliffs search for Blue Rock Thrush, Rock Bunting, Crag Martin, theFour-Star hotel in Seville and MadridBlack Stork and hopefully, the impressive Eurasian Eagle OwlBirdingCultureNatureConservation History WildlifeContact Us|journeys@conservancytravel.org 23'