La Zarza de Alange, Extremadura: a cake shop situated right next to the Sierras Centrales and Embalse de Alange ZEPA in the centre of Extremadura. Traditional cakes are sold here, an establishment founded in 1938, highly recommended, escpecially for their good value, delicious “roscon de hojaldre”, a cream-filled ring cake made of puff pastry.
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Situated in Gir Forest, Gujarat, India. Gir National Park & Wildlife Sanctuary-Sasangir is a 1412 sq km hilly tract of dry deciduous forests, acacia scrub, evergreen and semi-evergreen flora and grasslands, fed by rivers and streams. Among the many water-bodies in the reserve is the Kamleshwar Dam, known for its large crocodile population. Gir National Park has about 411 lions and about 400 leopards, making it one of the major big-cat concentrations in India. Sambar and spotted deer, nilgai, chousingha (the world’s only four-horned antelope), chinkara (Indian gazelle) and wild boar thrive in Gir National Park. Jackal, Striped Hyena, Jungle cat, Rusty-spotted cat, Langur, Porcupine, Indian hare & Pangolin are among the other mammals of Gir National Park. There are about more than 300 type of birds in Gir National Park make it Heaven for Birders & Ornithologist. Asiatic Lion Lodge has 16 cottages with en-suite modern bathrooms and all eco friendly modern room amenities, Varandah with safari chairs and an Indian seating inside for plenty of privacy. Swimming Pool and free Wifi is available. One can Find more than 55 species of birds in and around Asiatic Lion Lodge
Recommended by Mittal Patel
A bar in the center of Stepantsminda. Stepantsminda is the main town at Kazbegi foothills, which holds all the Caucasian specialities. Typical Georgian dishes served and very cold local beer! They serve Khinkali, the national dish, filled with meat, potatoes, mushrooms or cheese. From the bar it’s possible to see Green Leaf-warbler and good raptors migration (i.e. Steppe Eagle). It’s ideal when waiting for the marshrutka (taxi-bus) as it stops just in front of the bar.
Recommended by Guillermo Mayor
a house with six bedrooms near Trujillo, the Belen plains and Monfrague. The house can be hired whole or by the room. The owner is an ornithological guide.
Recommended by Javier Traín
Sierra de Gredos, central Spain: three rural lodgings in the Tietar valley in the southern face of the Gredos, near Candelada village. This is a great place from which to make trips into the Gredos, as well as the Tietar Pines with its population of Black Stork and the Holm Oak and Cork Oak woodland that cloaks the Gredos foothills. You can see Iberian Ibex on the steepest escarpments between gorges, as well as birds like Golden Eagle, Egyptian Vulture and Lesser Spotted Woodpecker. Casa Rural: this has a capacity of 2-5 pax. Hire of the whole house. In the countryside a short walk from the village. This is a renovated tobacco drying house, with the original structure in tact. Hsr Lunaposada: Capacity of 2-10 pax. Hire per room or the whole house. In the old centre of the village a short walk from the countryside, Dates from 1890 when there was also a winery and a forge. The building has been renovated and converted into a tourist lodging using local stone, wood and forged iron. All the roofing structures and loft beams are wooden. Hsr Luna: capacity of 2-10 pax. Hire per room or the whole house. In the […]
Recommended by Papageno Birding
A restaurant of exceptional quality in the Delta del Ebro Natural Park, one of the best places in Spain to see waterbirds, waders, seabirds and marshland and reedbed birds. The restaurant has a terrace that gives splendid views over the Ebro river. The excellent menu is very varied: rice dishes, fish stews and fideuas. Prices are not cheap but this is well worth the extra euros.
Recommended by Javier Traín