Wintering of the Common Crane


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With the arrival of autumn, we can hear a distant trumpet in the sky. There are tens of thousands of cranes that arrive in Spain from central and northern Europe to spend the cold winter here. During this season, numerous flocks are concentrated in dehesas, crops and wetlands of the province of Salamanca, the most important for the wintering of the Common Crane in Castilla y León. In them they can find shelter and sufficient food, much scarcer in their breeding places during the winter season.

On our route, we will observe these birds in the places where they feed, mainly in search of the precious acorns of the oaks in the dehesas, together with the pigs (the Iberian pigs) and taking advantage of the seeds and stubble of the crops. We will also witness one of the greatest spectacles of the winter sunset, as several thousand cranes come to rest in their roosts.

Also during the activity, we can observe a great diversity of bird species that overwinter and / or inhabit sedentary in the same area. (Merlin, European Lapwing, Greylag Goose, Mallard, Fighter, Black-headed Gull, Alpine Pipit and Little Owl among others)

Duration of the activity: 3 hours

Persons: Minimum 2. The available places will be completed with other reservations.

Total seats available: 6

Price: € 28 / person.

Member Conservation Entity: 5% discount. (Must be accredited by submitting the membership number)

Young (10-18 years old): 5% discount. (You must be accompanied by your legal guardian during the activity)

Group (3 people): 5% discount. Exclusive guide service: 90€, without car sharing with other reservations

Available time: November to February.

Includes: Transportation in vehicle with capacity for 6 clients, use of nature guides, insurance and taxes, information dossier of the activity, guide service, use of optical material (binoculars for each person) and telescope.

 

If you have any questions about the activity, you can contact us.

erithacusnaturaleza@gmail.com / 606 669 203

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