This 9.1 km long route takes us to the heart of the Monfragüe National Park.

    This route is 9.1 km long and can be extended to take you to the heart of the Monfragüe National Park.
    It starts at the Information Point and Environmental Education Centre (and initially coincides, until Cerro Alto, with routes 2 & 5) and finishes on the boundary of the Saucedilla municipality. The landscape is predominantly dehesa. A broad sandy track in good condition takes us to the border of the municipality with Serrejón (9.1 km to this point), from which point via the Camino Natural del Tajo we can join the Pink Route and reach the heart of the Monfragüe National Park. These are open dehesas, principally of Western Holm Oak and with little shrub layer, used for cattle and sheep grazing. A few small livestock drinking pools are scattered across the area.
    There are no birdwatching hides along this route. Although it is not signposted until its connection with the Camino Natural del Tajo, it offers no chance of error in navigation.
    This is a good option to plan on a bicycle, or for a whole day, extending the route beyond Saucedilla. The best way to detect the greatest number of species is to progress slowly and make stops to watch for the birds moving amongst the trees.


Common Crane Grus grus

Western Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus

Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus

Common kestrel Falco tinnunculus

Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus

Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus

Common Buzzard Buteo buteo

Short-toed Snake Eagle Circaetus gallicus

Spanish Imperial Eagle Aquila adalberti

Red Kite Milvus milvus

Black Stork Ciconia nigra

Great Egret Egretta alba

Grey Heron Ardea cinerea

Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus

Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago

Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus

European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur

Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major

European Green Woodpecker Picus sharpei

Mistle Thrus Turdus viscivorus

Song Thrush Turdus philomelos

European Bee-eater  Merops apiaster

Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus

Hoopoe Upupa epops

Azure-winged Magpie Cyanopica cookii

Short-toed Treecreeper Certhia brachydactyla

Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita

Eurasian Nuthatch Sitta europea

Eurasian Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus

Great Tit Parus major

Garden Warbler Sylvia borin

Sardinian Warbler Sylvia melanocephala

Cetti´s Warbler Cettia cetti

European Robin Erithacus rubecula

Common Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs

Southern Grey Shrike Lanius meridionalis