Badajoz is one of the best provinces in Spain for birding and now it has its first Lonely Birder Approved establishment. Carolina, the owner of Balcón del Alange, decided to move into birding tourism. Her establishment lies within a ZEPA a specially protected zone for birds: Black Wheatears are regular vistors to her small but charming garden- they breed on the roofs of Alange along with Blue Rock Thrush, House Martin and an impressive colony of Pallid Swift in the church. In the nearby sierra White-rumped and Alpine Swifts, Golden and Bonelli’s Eagles, Eagle Owl and Griffon and Egyptian Vultures all breed along with a range of other rock-dwelling species. The Alange reservoir is home to colonies of Gull-billed and Little Terns and Collared Pratincole. More than 242 species of birds have been recorded in the area! This is truly a paradise for birds.
- Alange is also unique as it is the site of Roman baths and is a World Heritage Site. Its famous spa attracts thousands of visitors every year.
- The Balcon de Alange is an ideal pace to relax and unwind, and enjoy Carolina’s delicious home-made breakfasts after a morning’s birding.
- We hope that this casa rural, with a three-feather rating, keeps getting points to hit the five-feather mark!