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The wealth of birds and the splendid scenery has given Extremadura the status of a natural paradise. The rugged mountains, steppes and Mediterranean woodlands of this once unknown backwater in western Spain, are now one of the most appreciated destinations for wildlife enthusiasts. With this guide you will discover why.
The third edition of the Crossbill Guide to Extremadura is fully updated, revised and expanded with many new routes. Like all other Crossbill Guides, this title poses and answers two key questions: what makes this area special, and how you can experience this uniqueness for yourself. This book describes the flora and fauna, landscape and traditional land use of this region, plus 24 detailed routes and 26 sites with specific suggestions on where and how to find the birds, wildlife and flora.
Dirk Hilbers (1976) founded the Crossbill Guides Foundation and travels Europe for the production of the guidebooks. For this title, he spent a year in Torrejon el Rubio, in the heart of Extremadura, and guided bird and nature tours to the region. His Crossbill Guides Foundation is a European non-profit organisation dedicated to increasing public involvement with nature conservation. One of his goals is to produce comprehensive guides and other services for nature enthusiasts and tourists to all major European natural areas. Each guidebook is prepared by Dirk in consultation with local nature experts. He hopes that by sharing knowledge and enthusiasm with the visitor, this will deepen appreciation for Europe's splendid natural heritage and foster an understanding of the necessity of its conservation.