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The crane (Grus grus) in Extremadura

Cranes (Grus grus)

Every winter, about 75.000 cranes goes to Extremadura. This region is nowadays the main winter habitat for the european crane. Cranes cover in three weeks 3.000 kilometers from their nesting habitats in the North of Europe. Photo: Francisco Montero (CC BY-ND 2.0) The crane has the same size as the common stork. Feathers are cinder […]

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Great Bustard – The queen of plains

Great Bustard (Otis tarda)

It is the european heaviest bird and the biggest flying bird. Some of the biggest males weighing up to 20kg. Extremadura holds about 25% of the spanish great bustard population, that is about the 15% of Earth population. Photo: Great Bustard. Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0) The Great Bustard (Otis tarda) lives in plains and […]

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Cherry Tree Blossom Feast in the Valley of Jerte

Cherry Tree Blossom

At the end of March, the Valley of Jerte welcomes the spring season showing its best distinguising feature: the beauty of its cherry trees blossoming. This celebration is described as a natural wonder. The whole valley turns into white due to the cherry trees white flowers.. over a million cherry trees showing their flowers at […]

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Sierra Grande de Hornachos mountain range

Sierra Grande de Hornachos. Landscape

The great mountaint range of Hornachos is located on Tierra de Barros region, in the centre of Badajoz Province. This special preservation area stands out due to the varieties of vegetable life, moreover outlook to beautiful landscapes and plains that surrounds it. The great mountain range of Hornachos is right in the centre of Badajoz […]

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Cornalvo Natural Park

Cornalvo nature all arround the water

Holm oaks and cork oaks surround the Roman dam of Cornalvo which was built over Albarregas river, and whose purpose was to supply Emerita Augusta (Mérida) with water. This dam was declared National Monument on December 13th 1912, and it is still in use nowadays. The surrounding area is a natural park, and it was […]

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Los Barruecos natural park

Storks and stones in Barruecos

The Natural monument of Los Barruecos is composed of large granite stones on the edge of ponds. The Vostell Museum is located inside the park, in a 18th Century woolen washing place. Besides in the surrounding area we may find old tombs, Roman edification remains, or the megalithic remains at Hijadilla are other interesting spots […]

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Monfragüe National Park

Vultures flying near the castle

The National Park of Monfragüe is located between Navalmoral de la Mata, Plasencia and Trujillo, it is one of the most important ornithological zones in Spain. In this amazing enviroment, imperial eagles, black vultures, and tawny vultures fly over the park. This natural area is 30 km long and 7 km wide, is a valley […]

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