Birdwatching Holidays in Central Spain

Situated in the geographical heart of Spain, although small, the province of Madrid provides a remarkable diversity of habitats for our feathered friends from the high peaks of the Sierra Norte mountains at 1,900m to the valleys and agricultural steppes of the south making it an ideal spot for birdwatching.

Around 150 species of birds routinely breed in the Madrid province and around 250 species occur annually. Spain’s reputation for diurnal birds of prey is well reflected in Madrid, indeed Eurasian Black Vultures are a common sight here at Finca El Destino.

Spanish Imperial Eagle, Eurasian Black Vulture, Lesser Kestrel, Great and Little Bustards, Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Red-necked Nightjar, Thekla Lark, Melodious Warbler, Southern Grey Shrike, Spotless Starling and Iberian Azure-winged Magpie all breed locally in good numbers and can be encountered.