Spring Birding Routes

Plains of Cáceres, Magasca and Trujillo

A large plateau extends to the south of the River Tajo, cleaved by the Rivers Almonte and Tamuja, forming a gently undulating landscape, used mainly for livestock farming in the pastures and for growing rain-fed cereal crops. The route runs between the towns of Cáceres, Santa Marta de Magasca and Trujillo.

roller near Trujillo

Roller near Trujillo

It is most easily accessed via the A-58 (formerly the N-521), which connects Trujillo and Cáceres. The main road to Cáceres is the A-66, whether coming from Mérida or from Plasencia. To reach Trujillo, take the A-5 from Mérida or Navalmoral de la Mata.

If you are starting out from Monfragüe National Park there are various routes you can take, along less busy roads through beautiful countryside. As you leave Torrejón el Rubio you will find a crossroads from where you can head towards Trujillo along the EX-208 or to Cáceres via the EX-390.
Description of the route
The route starts at the exit off the A-58 onto the CC-99 towards Santa Marta de Magasca. If you are travelling from Cáceres this exit is 7 km after the turning to Sierra de Fuentes (on the right) and from Trujillo the exit is10 km after t