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Old Sunday 6th March 2005, 17:42   #1
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Monfragüe (Extremadura)

The days 18,19 and 20 of March I will go to Trujillo (Extremadura) to visit Monfragüe.
A friend say me that this year in Portilla del Tietar (Monfragüe) you can see Black Stork, Eagle Owl and Spanish- Imperial Eagle. It´s fantastic¡.

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Old Sunday 6th March 2005, 18:26   #2
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Welcome to Birdforum, Chabi, from all of us on the Staff!

I'm hoping to visit that area later this Spring, I hope you see plenty!

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Old Sunday 6th March 2005, 18:28   #3
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Hola Chabi

It's fantastic for sure

there is a big cliff called Penafalcon that you can observe from across the valley by sitting on top of a castillo. Amazing views of the raptors and storks. And Eagle Owl in the evening too and a good possibility of Imperial Eagle flying past.

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Old Sunday 6th March 2005, 19:14   #4
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It's a fantastic place for raptors. Don't miss it!
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Old Sunday 6th March 2005, 19:23   #5
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Don't forget to visit the plains around Trujillo, brilliant for Gt & Little Bustard at this time of year + the Lesser Kestrels around the bullring.

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Old Sunday 6th March 2005, 19:56   #6
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We had a wonderful time staying near Trujillo last year. We used John Muddemans book "A birdwatching guide to Extremadura", followed a lot of his routes and saw just about everything we could have wished for.

I'm sure you'll love it!

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I'm sure you will have not enough time to see all the splendid places and birds! Like many others, I enjoyed raptors, storks and eagle owls, there is steppe with bustards and sandgrouse nearby, also black-winged kites, too.
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Hola Chabi and welcome to BF

Extremadura is a truly fantastic place and when I visited Portilla de Tietar I saw Eagle Owl (adult and two chicks) and a pair of Bonelli's Eagles. I'll be visiting your city of Zaragoza myself in May. Enjoy Monfragüe.

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To edwards.

I live in a village near Zaragoza (50 km) called Ricla. Zaragoza is a beautiful city. Near Zaragoza, about 100 km. there is a ornitologic reserve of SEO (Birdlife in Spain) a steppe where you can see Dupont´s Lark. If you need some information say me.

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I live in a village near Zaragoza (50 km) called Ricla. Zaragoza is a beautiful city. Near Zaragoza, about 100 km. there is a ornitologic reserve of SEO (Birdlife in Spain) a steppe where you can see Dupont´s Lark. If you need some information say me.

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Many thanks for the offer Chabi. I'll certainly be looking for Dupont's Lark near Belchite so I will contact you.

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There´s a new good page of the Planeron reserve in Belchite. www.elplaneron.org but the problem is that only a few of information is in english.

P.D. Excuse me because mi english is horrible¡¡
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Hi Chabi
Just back from 6 weeks in Spain. Quite right Tietar is the place, seen Eagle Owl + at least 2 chicks, Spanish Imperial Eagle and copulating, many Black Stork, far easier to see here than Penefalcon.
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Hi Robert:

I stayed 4 days in Extremadura. In Portilla del Tietar I saw and listened Eagle Owl, Black Stork and a Spanish Imperial Eagle (photo) who stayed about 20 minutes in a dry raw.
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The days 18,19 and 20 of March I will go to Trujillo (Extremadura) to visit Monfragüe.
A friend say me that this year in Portilla del Tietar (Monfragüe) you can see Black Stork, Eagle Owl and Spanish- Imperial Eagle. It´s fantastic¡.

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Hi Chabi

Saw all three at Portilla del Tietar ( Monfrague) on 19 April 2005 with Josele Saiz.

Best wishes

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Yes

Josele has a birdwatching house center near my house, he´s a very good birder.

Regards from Spain¡¡
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Hi Chabi

If you live near Josele at Loporanzo, then you will know Alberto also. My wife and I stayed with Josele for a week's birding some years ago when he was just starting. Alberto was helping him by doing some guiding. We had a smashing time there, plenty of birds, food, wine and good company. Many of our friends have also stayed there on our recommendation and have had a good time.

See Josele every year at the Birdfair.

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