Griffon Holidays

Species found in Extremadura

Extremadura is home to the best birding in Europe. Unlike other tour companies we actually live there so we know where to take you to see and experience the very best birding that Spain has to offer.

Below is a species list for birds that are regularly seen on the Spring and Winter tours, they are not exclusive by any means and a whole host of other species can turn up, Glossy Ibis being one, but these represent a true picture of the species that you are likely to encounter.

Spring Tours Species

Winter Tours Species

Little Grebe

Great Crested Grebe

Black-necked Grebe

Cormorant

Little Bittern

Night Heron

Cattle Egret

Little Egret

Great Egret

Grey Heron

Purple Heron

White Stork

Black Stork

Spoonbill

Gadwall

Teal

Mallard

Shoveler

Common Pochard

Honey Buzzard

Black-winged Kite

Black Kite

Red Kite

Egyptian Vulture

Black Vulture

Griffon Vulture

Marsh Harrier

Montagu’s Harrier

Hen Harrier

Sparrowhawk

Goshawk

Common Buzzard

Spanish Imperial Eagle

Golden Eagle

Short-toed Eagle

Booted Eagle

Bonelli’s Eagle

Lesser Kestrel

Common Kestrel

Hobby

Peregrine Falcon

Red-legged Partridge

Quail

Water Rail

Moorhen

Purple Swamp-hen

Common Coot

Little Bustard

Great Bustard

Black-winged Stilt

Stone Curlew

Collared Pratincole

Little Ringed Plover

Lapwing

Greenshank

Green Sandpiper

Common Sandpiper

Black-headed Gull

Gull-billed Tern

Little Tern

Whiskered Tern

Black-bellied Sandgrouse

Pin-tailed Sandgrouse

Rock Dove/Feral Pigeon

Stock Dove

Wood Pigeon

Collared Dove

Turtle Dove

Great Spotted Cuckoo

Common Cuckoo

Tawny Owl

Barn Owl

Scops Owl

Eagle Owl

Little Owl

Long-eared Owl

Common Nightjar

Red-necked Nightjar

Alpine Swift

Common Swift

Pallid Swift

White-rumped Swift

Kingfisher

Roller

Bee-eater

Hoopoe

Green Woodpecker

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

Calandra Lark

Short-toed Lark

Crested Lark

Thekla Lark

Woodlark

Skylark

Sand Martin

House Martin

Crag Martin

Barn Swallow

Red-rumped Swallow

Tawny Pipit

Grey Wagtail

White Wagtail

Wren

Rufous Bush Robin

Robin

Nightingale

Black Redstart

Stonechat

Black-eared Wheatear

Black Wheatear

Blue Rock Thrush

Blackbird

Mistle Thrush

Cetti’s Warbler

Zitting Cisticola

Savi’s Warbler

Reed Warbler

Great Reed Warbler

Melodious Warbler

Dartford Warbler

Spectacled Warbler

Subalpine Warbler

Sardinian Warbler

Western Orphean Warbler

Blackcap

Willow Warbler

Firecrest

Spotted Flycatcher

Long-tailed Tit

Blue Tit

Great Tit

Crested Tit

Nuthatch

Short-toed Treecreeper

Golden Oriole

Southern Grey Shrike

Woodchat Shrike

Jay

Azure-winged Magpie

Magpie

Chough

Jackdaw

Raven

Spotless Starling

House Sparrow

Spanish Sparrow

Tree Sparrow

Rock Sparrow

Red Avadavat

Common Waxbill

Chaffinch

Serin

Greenfinch

Goldfinch

Linnet

Hawfinch

Cirl Bunting

Rock Bunting

Corn Bunting

Little Grebe

Great Crested Grebe

Black-necked Grebe

Cormorant

Cattle Egret

Little Egret

Great Egret

Grey Heron

White Stork

Black Stork

Spoonbill

Greylag Goose

Wigeon

Gadwall

Teal

Pintail

Mallard

Shoveler

Red Crested Pochard

Common Pochard

Ferruginous Duck

Tufted Duck

Black-winged Kite

Red Kite

Black Vulture

Griffon Vulture

Marsh Harrier

Montagu’s Harrier

Hen Harrier

Sparrowhawk

Goshawk

Common Buzzard

Spanish Imperial Eagle

Golden Eagle

Bonelli’s Eagle

Common Kestrel

Merlin

Peregrine Falcon

Red-legged Partridge

Water Rail

Moorhen

Purple Swamp-hen

Common Coot

Common Crane

Little Bustard

Great Bustard

Black-winged Stilt

Stone Curlew

Golden Plover

Lapwing

Dunlin

Common Snipe

Common Curlew

Black-tailed Godwit

Redshank

Spotted Redshank

Greenshank

Green Sandpiper

Common Sandpiper

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Black-headed Gull

Black-bellied Sandgrouse

Pin-tailed Sandgrouse

Rock Dove/Feral Pigeon

Stock Dove

Wood Pigeon

Collared Dove

Tawny Owl

Barn Owl

Eagle Owl

Little Owl

Long-eared Owl

Kingfisher

Hoopoe

Green Woodpecker

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

Calandra Lark

Crested Lark

Thekla Lark

Woodlark

Skylark

Crag Martin

Meadow Pipit

Grey Wagtail

White Wagtail

Wren

Dunnock

Robin

Black Redstart

Stonechat

Black Wheatear

Blue Rock Thrush

Blackbird

Mistle Thrush

Song Thrush

Redwing

Fieldfare

Cetti’s Warbler

Zitting Cisticola

Dartford Warbler

Sardinian Warbler

Chiffchaff

Blackcap

Firecrest

Spotted Flycatcher

Long-tailed Tit

Blue Tit

Great Tit

Crested Tit

Nuthatch

Short-toed Treecreeper

Southern Grey Shrike

Jay

Azure-winged Magpie

Magpie

Chough

Jackdaw

Raven

Common Starling

Spotless Starling

House Sparrow

Spanish Sparrow

Tree Sparrow

Rock Sparrow

Red Avadavat

Common Waxbill

Chaffinch

Serin

Siskin

Greenfinch

Goldfinch

Linnet

Hawfinch

Cirl Bunting

Rock Bunting

Corn Bunting

Rock Bunting

Rock Bunting

The Rock Bunting is a resident in Extremadura but can be a bird that is elusive.  However, with our local knowledge we know where to find them and we often get terrific views of this smart little bird.  Always a popular tick for our clients.

Extremadura is a great place to see over 150 bird species.