Birding & nature trips

 NATURA INDÓMITA The Birding specialist in La Mancha & Sierra Morena (SPAIN)  

 

Estampida en Calatrava Natura Indomita

 

The Calatrava Steppes, the last haven

 

Where looking for steppe birds in Southern Spain, the Calatrava steppes emerge as the area where the Big Five of the European steppes can be seen sharing fields besieged by cities, roads, motorways and even airports. The last haven... for how much longer?

 

Fast Facts


 

PERFECT FOR

Birdlife enthusiasts, twitchers, small groups, couples or indivuals           

travelers interested in natural environment.

WHAT TO DO IN THIS NATURAL TRIP

2 Different options to visit the Calatrava Steppes: 1 itinerary for Half

Day Trip and one complete Full Day Trip including the Guadiana steppes

TRAVEL SEASON

All year round. Best season from November to March.

DON'T MISS

Big flocks of mixed Little Bustards & Pin-Tailed Sandgrouses in winter time.

ACTIVITIES

4X4 routes, birdwatching, volcanoe watching.

STARTING POINT

Almagro.

 

 

Ganga Iberica Pin Tailed Sandgrouse Natura Indomita Ciruela en Marzo Natura Indomita Alcaravan Natura Indomita

 

Highlights


 

The Big Five of the Steppes: Great & Little Bustard, Pin-Tailed & Black-Belied Sandgrouse, Stone Curlew.

 

4 different biomes: steppes, plain rivers, mediterranean forests and the Calatrava Volcanic region.

 

Good chances for Imperial & Golden Eagles, Little Owl, Bee-Eater, Roller and Spectacled Warbler (seasonally).

 

 Golden Eagle, Spanish Imperial Eagle, Montagu's Harrier, Black-Shouldered Kite, Lesser Kestrel, Quail, Common Crane, Great Bustard, Little Bustard, Stone Curlew, Collared Pratincole, Pin-Tailed Sandgrouse, Black-Belied Sandgrouse, Gull-Billed Tern, Eagle-Owl, Little Owl, Turtle Dove, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Iberian  Woodpecker, Pallid Swift, Greater Short-Toed Lark, Calandra Lark, King-Fisher, Bee-Eater, Roller, Hoopoe, Spectacled Warbler,  Great-Reed Warbler, Southern Grey Shrike, Red-Billed Chough.

 

Egyptian Mongoose, Red Fox, Wild Boar. 

 

Birds Checklist of this Trip: Steppe Birds of Calatrava

 

La Ermita solitaria Natura Indomita La Carraca Natura INdomita Atardece en las estepas de Calatrava Natura Indomita

 

Trip Options


             Option 1: Calatrava Steppes          

. Calatrava Steppes

. Campo de Calatrava Volcanoes

. Jabalon plain river
. Jabalon mountain river

 

Half Day Trip

Option 2: Calatrava & Guadiana Steppes  

. Calatrava Steppes

. Campo de Calatrava Volcanoes

. Jabalon plain river
. Jabalon mountain river

. Zacatena Dehesa (Tablas de Daimiel N.P.)

. Guadiana Steppes

. Calatrava La Vieja Castle

 

Full Day Trip

 

What's included


 

  • Private Trip.
  • Pick up at your lodging in Almagro.
  • Ground transport in modern & big 4x4 car.
  • Services of professional birding & nature guide fluent in English.
  • Use of Binoculars for all customers.
  • Use of Spotting Scope.
  • Use of Birds, Mammals, Flora & Butterflies field guides.
  • Insurance.
  • All taxes.
  • Reduced groups (6 persons maximun).

 

This outing in a Natural Source of Vitamin G (Green Vitamin).

 

Timetable


 

  • Flexible timetable, either in the morning or afternoon (please check availability)
  • Five-Six hours Trip (Half Day) or up to Twelve hours Trip (Full Day).

 

Level


 

  • Easy. Walks of up to 1 kilometer with gentle gradients on good tracks and boardwalks.

 

Great Bustard in Calatrava Jette Bjerregaard

 

Our Guide


 

vicenteVicente


Madrid (1968)

GRADUATED IN ECONOMICS IN THE COMPLUTENSE UNIVERSITY OF MADRID.

La Mancha resident. Former member and coordinater of SEO/Birdlife in the Ciudad Real province, for several years was in charge of the Important Bird Area (IBA 208) of Sierra de Andujar-Sierra Madrona in the Castile-La Mancha sector. Member and Approved Guide of the Andalucia Bird Society, he also collaborates with the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) and Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). Professional Birding guide since 2008.

 

As a nature lover interested in all aspects of the world of ornithology, Vicente has had the opportunity to realize many different Birding Tours all over the world that have provided him a high degree of experience in nature tourism and birdwatching in particular, having seen close to 3.000 bird species. Enthusiast about natural expeditions, combines its practice with other hobbies such as astronomy, geography, history, literature, trekking and hiking, having ascended mountain peaks on four continents.

 

Fluent in English, Vicente is the Director of Natura Indomita Tours.

 

Rates


 

Half Day Trips

 

100 € for 1 person.
50 € per person (for 2 persons).
40 € per person (for 3 persons).
35 € per person (for 4 persons).
30 € per person (for 5-6 persons).

VAT Included.

Full Day Trips

 

150 € for 1 person.
75 € per person (for 2 persons).
60 € per person (for 3 persons).
55 € per person (for 4 persons).
50 € per person (for 5-6 persons).

VAT Included.

 

 

Enhance the knowledge


 

Click to know more about Campo de Calatrava.

Click to watch our Youtube Video about Birding in La Mancha & Sierra Morena with Natura Indomita.

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Landscapes & Wildlife of this Trip


 

Avutardas en Calatrava Natura Indomita Imperial Calatravena Natura Indomita Meloncillo Natura Indomita
Calatrava La Vieja 1 Natura Indómita Cada Mochuelo a su olivo Natura Indomita Elanio Azul en Calatrava Natura Indomita
Ganga Iberica en el Guadiana Natura Indomita Cae la noche en Calatrava Natura Indomita El Crialo Natura Indomita

 

 

Contact

C/ Ejido de San Juan, 39
13720 - Almagro (Ciudad Real)
Phone: 926-860806
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