Top 5 places for birdwatching in Spain


Birdwatching Spain

Are you interested in a birdwatching excursion in Palencia or elsewhere in Spain? In this post we tell you about some of the best places for birdwatching in Spain. Spain is one of the most recommendable countries for birdwatching tourism lovers, an enclave that stands out for its

The region's rich landscape and the fifteen million hectares of protected reserves.


Many of the birdwatching sites are included in the ZEPA (Special Protection Areas for Birds) made up of 657 areas where birds live under protection.


Bird watching tourism


Monfragüe Natural Park is a protected natural area that allows you to go on safaris to observe all kinds of emblematic birds: birds of prey, scavengers, passerines, steppe birds and migratory birds. This is why it is an ideal place to begin birdwatching.


Totally different, in Pontevedra you will find the Miño Estuary, a natural area that belongs to the Natura 2000 Network and is considered a Special Protection Area for the birds that inhabit the estuary. Not only will you be able to watch birds, but it is also an ideal place to observe the coexistence with the marine fauna in peace and quiet.


On the other hand, in places such as the Pyrenees, more specific birds can be observed: bearded vultures, red and black kites and griffon vultures, among others. The observation points set aside for this activity facilitate birdwatching. Access is via signposted routes, such as the Revilla viewpoints and the Escuaín gorge.


The community of Castilla y León has its own birdwatching reserves nature reserves for bird watching, such as the Hoces del Duratón Nature Reserve in Segovia, which is also known as "the great canyon of birds of prey", as it is home to the impressive griffon vultures, the largest in Europe.


Also worth mentioning, in the province of Zamora, is the Lagunas de Villafáfila Nature Reserve: a natural area declared a protected area for birds and made up of wetlands and cereal fields. Without a doubt, a perfect reserve if you are passionate about watching steppe birds such as the great bustard, the common gosling on its migration to northern European countries, the lesser kestrel...


Bird watching in Palencia


Birdwatching and birdwatching in Palencia


In Spain, another of the best places for birdwatching is the province of Palencia, an ideal destination for ornithological tourism.


One of the must-do excursions if you love birdwatching is a visit to the Laguna de la Nava Lagoon Park. There, you can learn about the history of this wetland and others nearby, called "Mar de Campos" because of the great extension they had in the past. You will be able to learn about its recovery by the Global Nature FoundationYou will learn about the current management of the wetlands and the characteristics of the birds that make up the fauna of this protected area. Nowadays, wetlands are one of the most important ecosystems for the conservation of biodiversity.



Frómista is also located in the ZEPA of the Camino de Santiago and Canal de Castilla, where you can see steppe birds such as the Great Bustard and birds that inhabit the banks and reeds of the Canal specific routes such as the Canal de Castilla where you can observe steppe birds such as the great bustard and birds that inhabit the banks and reeds of the Canal: purple heron, marsh harrier, bee-eater...


A good getaway for birdwatching tourism in Spain also needs a good place to stay, in our hotel in Frómista you will find all the comforts and much more. A lover of the countryside, we suggest you spend a stay in full connection with nature, feel the land and live an authentic sustainable philosophy.


Start at dawn, with a breakfast with local zero-kilometre productshomemade breakfast with biscuits and toast that will melt your palate. Stay in our cosy rooms with a simple design, very bright and respecting the Castilian touches.


From the Eco-Hotel Doña Mayor we invite you to enjoy a spectacular getaway, not only birdwatching, but also cultural or sporting sport through cycling, or astronomical, to experience nights of stars, as we are one of the best "Starlight" destinations in Spain. Soak up the village of Frómista, an enclave at the heart of the Camino de Santiago, a charming village full of traditions, soul and, above all, a lot of history.


Have you already thought about what to do on your next getaway? Immerse yourself in the fauna of Castilla y León and discover with us all the birds that compose it, we are waiting for you at our hotel!