LAS CANTERAS: A NEW LB APPROVED IN EXTREMADURA

Atop a small hill in the heart of the Trujillo- Santa Marta de Magasca plains (Extremadura, SW Spain) is Casa Rural Las Canteras, sits this old farmhouse of the late 19th century, fully restored and perfectly refurbished. From here you can see some of the most emblematic species of the area:  Great and Little Bustards,

EL BALCÓN DE ALANGE THE FIRST APPROVED IN BADAJOZ

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

BARBANCHO APARTMENTS IN EXTREMADURA HIGHLIGHT LESSER KESTREL

One of the aims of Lonely Birder is to improve bird tourism, but another parallel objective is to raise local awareness of the importance of the conservation of wild birds and their habitats. For this reason, various criteria are directed to this end, for example the provision of nestboxes in the garden or around the

FIRST MICAL (LESSER KESTREL) FESTIVAL IN TRUJILLO, EXTREMADURA

The Lesser Kestrels which breed in the ZEPA Urban Reserve in the town of Trujillo are the focus for the First Mical Festival which takes place from the 5th to the 8th of June in the Extemaduran town. There will be all sorts of activities, from technical talks, children’s workshops aimed at raising conservation awareness,

CASA BABEL MONFRAGÜE LONELY BIRDER APPROVED

Little by little we are increasing our list of Lonely Birder Approved establishments, visiting each one in person. This time it was the turn of Casa Babel Monfragüe, a small casa rural in Torrejón El Rubio, the village to south of Monfragüe National Park. It was awarded 4 feathers. Its owner, Jose

EL RECUERDO NEW LONELY BIRDER APPROVED ACCOMMODATION

Last Sunday we visited our second ever Lonely Birder Approved candidate premises: El Recuerdo Casa Rural. This accommodation, run by Martin and Claudia Kelsey, has been birding focused right from the onset. It won a well-deserved, Lonely Birder Approved maximum rating of 5 feathers! After living in various countries, Martin and Claudia