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La Tajadilla

Extremadura, Caceres Province  >  Spain

Small rockface just before the Tietar-dam. Great place for several large raptors and, in some years Black Stork.

Description

Nice comfortable viewpoint with a hide, information panels and several picknick tables. One of the main viewpoints of the Monfrague National park and one of the standard breeding sites for both Egyptian Vulture and Griffon Vulture, while quite often, all other raptors in the area soar by every now and again. Lasty, the picknick spot is frequently visited by Red deer (often grazing on the spot itself!) and Red fox, Moorish geckos hunt along the wooden beams in the hide.

Details

Access

Easy to reach from both Plasencia and Torrejon el Rubio. Plenty of parking space.

Terrain and Habitat

Mountain, Canyon, Scattered trees and bushes, Plateau

Conditions

Mountainous, Hilly, Rocky, Dry, Dusty, High water possible

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Route

Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle, Car, Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

Extra info

The entire National park is amazing for (nearly) all the spectaculair species of the Iberian fauna. Also the Embalse the Arrocampo with it's great range of marshland birds, is just over an hour drive away.

The birds are the main attraction, but Monfrague has a fantastic range of reptiles (Ocellated lizard, various snakes, Spanish terrapin, which is common in the rivers and streams, and many more) and mammals (red deer and wild boar are numerous, red fox and mongoose are relatively common, if hard to find and even Iberian lynx, altough extremely rare, occurs in the general area).

Birdingplaces Near

The eintire National park is amazing.

View birdingplaces in the area that are published on Birdingplaces.eu

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Top 5 birds

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