The Hacienda de Gredos is a small fruit farm, typical of the southern slopes of the Sierra de Gredos in central Spain. On the farm itself, a wide variety of birds may be seen; anything from a wallcreeper or a golden oriole to a booted eagle. On a summer's evening, red-necked nightjars call from just beyond the gates and a short walk up into the hills nightingales sing.

The farm is set in the foothills of the mountains, above the valley of the river Tietar. From the farm, there is easy access to both the high mountains and the river valley. In the mountains, you can see species such as the Ortolan bunting, Thekla's lark and the Golden eagle, whilst the Spanish Imperial eagle and the black stork nest in the Tietar valley. The Rosarito reservoir has a winter population of cranes and is also a good place to see kingfishers. A full list of birds that can be seen in the local area, including those seen on the farm, is attached.

We can provide details of suggested walks where you are likely to see the maximum number and variety of birds, and it is also possible to arrange for a local bi-lingual guide to accompany you. There is an additional charge for this.

Further afield, approximately 1½ hours drive from the house, is the internationally acclaimed Monfrague National Park. Home to many unusual birds, such as the blue rock thrush, Monfrague is most famous for its birds of prey including eagles, vultures and falcons. See

We are affiliated to TRINO, Turismo Rural de Interior y Ornitologia. Binoculars are available for guests, and there is a selection of bird books in the house.

If you wish download a list of all the birds that you can watch in La Hacienda, in pdf format, please click on this link.

Golden eagle
Griffon vulture
Short-toed eagle
House martins
Black vulture
Red-legged partridge