CASA RURAL EL RECUERDO
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Martin and Claudia Kelsey welcome you to their country guesthouse in the heart of Extremadura, one of Europe’s top birding destinations. We have provided accommodation for birders from all over the world since 2005.
The choice is yours: Bed and Breakfast, evening meals and nature guided day trips.
We also offer:
We can cater for all dietary needs and source as much as possible local products, as well as using what we can produce ourselves, such as olive oil and vegetables.
All of the main birding sites in Extremadura are within easy reach, as are the beautiful historic towns of Trujillo, Cáceres, Mérida and Guadalupe.
Extremadura offers some of the most spectacular birding experiences in Europe.
In winter the region has the highest bird species richness of anywhere in Spain, thanks to the relatively mild weather and abundance of food for birds. This attracts huge numbers of birds from northern and eastern Europe: waterbirds, Common Crane, birds of prey and small birds, like finches, larks and pipits. It is also the best time of the year to see some of the resident species well, like sandgrouse, Stone Curlew and Black-winged Kite. The surprising diversity of landscapes means that in a week’s holiday different habitats can be explored each day, adding to the richness of the experience.
Spring in Extremadura offers one of the most exciting and memorable wildlife experiences in Europe. Thanks to its low human population density and still largely traditional land use, there is plenty of space for nature. Furthermore, the surprising diversity of landscapes means that in a holiday different habitats can be explored each day, open plains, dehesa, mountains, heathland, river valleys and wetlands. Depending on the spring migration, the abundance of a few of the species may vary during this period. There will also be opportunities for looking for orchids, butterflies and dragonflies
Casa Rural El Recuerdo is an ideal base from which to visit many of Extremadura’s finest attractions. We are within easy reach of all the main habitat types, supporting the rich diversity of birds which makes Extremadura unique. Our location is also perfect for combining birding with some sight-seeing and culture: