The Monfrague National Park in the region of Extremadura, western Spain, extends to 17,000Ha and was declared a Natural Park in 1979 and then a National Park in 2007.
The park was designated a Biosphere Reserve in 2003 by UNESCO
The landscape includes dry open pastures, woodland of cork and holm oak, rocky outcrops, a reservoir, and is a bird watchers paradise.
The Monfragüe National Park has the largest colony of Cinereous vultures (Black Vultures) in the world (more than 200 couples) and the highest concentration of the rare Spanish Imperial Eagles in the world (more than 10 couples). In all, 3 species of vulture breed here along with 5 species of eagle, 3 species of kite, and 2 species of harrier.
A large number of waterfowl species are found in and around the reservoir and the rivers feeding it.
The park is also home to the rare Iberian lynx, red, roe and fallow deer, wild cats, wild boar and otters.
The parks information centre is located at Villareal de San Carlos
The official Monfrague National Park website can be accessed here (in Spanish).
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