It is amazing that not far away from a city as Madrid you can find some of the rarest birds of Europe. There are many different habitats around Madrid like mountains, marsh and fields. Madrid is a perfect destination to combine city sightseeing and birding.
Madrid is very good for birds of prey, especially for Spanish Imperial Eagle (only 150 pairs worldwide, 24 in Madrid), Golden Eagle, Black vulture (over 1.000 pairs worldwide) and Griffon vultures. Other relevant birds like Black stork (12 pairs), Great Bustard (around 800 birds), Little Bustard, Black-bellied Sandgrouse (over 12 pairs), Stone Curlew, Azure Magpie, Black Wheatear, Purple Swamphen, Red Kite, Black-shouldered Kite (few pairs) can be seen.
Migrant birds like Cranes, Booted eagle, Egyptian vulture, Short-toed Eagle, bee-eaters, Rollers, Golden oriole or Hoopoe can be seen depending on season.

My name is Aitor and i am offering guided birding tours around Madrid.
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