Our guesthouse Casa Rural El Recuerdo is at the edge of a little hamlet, in the heart of Extremadura, within easy reach of all of the best birding areas. We have been welcoming guests here since 2005. The house is a carefully restored old farmhouse in typical local style.
We welcome you to Birding Extremadura! Here in the heart of Extremadura, in one of Europe's best birding areas,
we run a country guesthouse for birders and all nature lovers.
The choice is yours…Bed and breakfast, evening meals and packed lunches are all available. Ask us for local expert birding advice, or be taken out on guided day trips. We also offer private individually customised week-long tours, exclusively for you.
Come to stay with us and discover why Extremadura draws birders from all over the world, a place that enthrals and that people return to again and again.
Started birding as a small boy fifty years ago. After completing research on birds in the UK, East Africa and South America, he then spent five years working for BirdLife International before moving to Save the Children, where he was based for four years in Colombia and a further four years in India. He helped found the Neotropical Bird Club.Facebook
Grew up in Colombia and has long been active in ecotourism and outdoor recreational work, studying Hotel Administration and Tourism. She worked in a travel agency specialising in ecotourism and wildlife tours in Colombia and was the local organiser for the first commercial bird tours ever to go to Colombia, run over four years by Birdquest.Facebook
Was born in India in 2000 and by the time he was three, he was already describing the plumage of sunbirds in the garden. However, he is now more interested in football, cars and physics than birds.Blog de Patrick
We promote actively a collaborative approach in all that we do...
We are passionate about Extremadura and love to share that passion with others.
We are enthusiastic about providing advice to anyone thinking of visiting Extremadura, be they birders, general tourists, journalists or photographers.
We enjoy giving talks to groups about Extremadura and give assistance in many ways to publications about Extremadura.
Reading our blog is a way of staying connected to Extremadura and its wildlife, wherever you are.
We work closely with local government and non-government organisations to support their activities on birds, conservation and tourism.
Our guesthouse, Casa Rural El Recuerdo, is our home too, and we hope all of our guests feel relaxed, comfortable and fully at home here too..
" Thank you Martin for guiding us all so well, your knowledge of birds, their calls and locations is amazing. "
" As birding trips go, I can't think how this one could be bettered. Thank you Martin for guiding us so expertly and Claudia for feeding us so well. "
" Wow! Another fabulous week with amazing birds, butterflies, dragonflies and flowers in such warm and friendly company! Our stay was so comfortable and your hospitality and food perfect! "
We can link you up with people offering specialist services for photographers, such as hides for birds of prey.
Martin can offer you exclusive excursions for birds, as well as other wildlife, throughout the year.
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the house and we also have a large library of books about nature.
We can advise you on how on make the most of your visit to Extremadura, including information on sight-seeing, local festivals and other activities.
Martin is an expert on birds in Extremadura and will advise you on where to find the species that you want to see, as well as information on anything unusual that is around.
We can arrange breakfasts when you want them, pack lunches if you need them and evening meals to meet any dietary preference.
All prices are in euros and include all taxes
7 night/8 day anytime private customised birding holiday 1420 €* per person (includes airport transfers, full board, guiding and tour report, excludes flights and personal travel insurance)
*Based on at least two people. Please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org to book a private tour or for a quote for single person or variation in number of days.
Please contact us for prices for single day or half day guided trips (price will vary according to number of people)
Extremadura is birding at its best…..and to get the best of birding I use Swarovski optics. The EL50 Swarovision binoculars had their global launch in Extremadura.