For the birdwatcher or photographer this is a district that must be visited. One of the key reasons for this, without doubt, is the quality of what it offers.
Talking about the birds of the Miajadas-Trujillo district, we could give a list of the species that can be seen at different times of the year, but this on its own does not tell the whole story. To the large number of species that can be found here, we could add information that perhaps is even more important, namely the abundance of each species, that helps to make finding species generally much easier. It is also useful to characterise the ornithological riches that occur here by the variety of ecosystems that the territory supports, the diversity of landscapes, the majority of which are easy to get to.
If we put together the large number of species, the large population sizes of the species present and the ecosystems that appear designed to make finding birds easier (water bodies, plains, dehesas, irrigated farmland,…) we have as a result not just a territory of great ornithological wealth but also one that facilitates finding and watching birds, the ultimate purpose of birding of course.
It is also a territory endowed with opportunities for building awareness amongst young people about this hobby. With activities that combine education and rebuilding a culture that is becoming scarcer, this territory could also serve as a base for activities that foster respect and love for nature. This district can offer the right setting for birdwatchers at whatever level of experience who want to find, within easy reach, the most emblematic and attractive birds (Common Cranes, Black Stork, Black Vulture, Great Bustard etc). The diversity of ecosystems within just a few kilometres makes the Miajadas-Trujillo district like a selection box of opportunities for choosing short routes to satisfy the appetite of the birders, a place to spend one’s time watching the great variety of birds that can be found here.
In this section we will find the main protected natural areas, those zones which do not have a formal protection but are internationally important for birds, as well as a short summary of the most representative species of the territory. Without doubt it is an area for any birdwatcher, regardless of experience or the time available.
In this district there are birds for everyone, everywhere and at all moments.