In these environments, we can point out the existence of different kinds of birds: great bustards, golden eagles, bonelli´s eagles, Spanish imperial eagles, black storks, great flocks of griffon vultures and black vultures, not forgetting the colourful little birds, the magic bee-eaters, the always hidden lesser whitethroats or the singing nightingales.
In fact, within the network Natura 2000, the province has 13 Nature Protection Areas (ZEC) and Special Protection Areas for Birds (ZEPA), covering a surface of 279. 267 hectares. The ZEPA areas are the following ones: Arribes del Duero, Campo de Argañán, Campo de Azaba, Campos de Alba, Candelario, Las Batuecas-Sierra de Francia, Quilamas, The Banks of the rivers Huebra and Yeltes, the Banks of the river Águeda, the river Alagón and Tierra de Campiñas.
In order to satisfy the curiosity towards the world of birds, there are some different ornithological routes for different kinds of people and low and medium levels of difficulty. You can also contact some companies which offer guided ornithological walks and nature tourism activities. In the Ornithology brochure you will be able to get all the information you need about these activities.