Birdwatching in Cuatro Villas of Amaya

The environment of the Cuatro Villas of Amaya, situated in the region of Odra-Pisuerga, is an exceptional place to enjoy nature, particularly bird watching. These wide cereal lands, which have the largest populations of Great Bustards in our province, contrast with the landscape of the river Odra or the small wetlands. This unique blend of landscapes becomes the perfect place to watch different types of birds such as the steppe or the aquatic birds. It is a great opportunity to enjoy birds in their natural habitat.

  • DATES: from May to September.
  • FOR GROUPS: min. 5 / max. 10 people
  • PRICES: 190 euros.
    5 people: 38 euros each.
    10 people: 19 euros each
  • GUIDE: Rufino Fernández (


Program, material and additional information

  • Departure: at 8:00h from the Main Square of Castrojeriz
  • Route around the village, which is situated in the so called “Camps Land”.
  • Picnic in an open air area.
  • Return: at 17:00h to the same place of departure.
  • Trip using private cars.



Observando las aves

Our meeting point is the Main Square of Castrojeriz. From there, we begin our route to the northeast, to visit the river Odra and the ornithological variety that are in the area. We will continue our route until we find the inhabited village of Tabanera and the village of Villaveta, where you can see the most important colony of Lesser Kestrels of our province. In our trip to Villasandino, we will enjoy in a special area where we can watch Great Bustards, Little Bustards, Black-Bellied Sandgrouses, Montagu’s Harriers and Calandra Larks. From this place, we will go on till Grijalba, where you can watch interesting birds such as the Black-winged Stilts or the Marsh Harriers. After visiting this wetland, one of the most important ones in our province, we will find Castrillo de Murcia. From this village we will return to Castrojeriz by the so called “Camino de Villajos”, which is situated in a spectacular valley where runs the river Villajos. In this area we can watch some interesting types of birds such as the Gold Eagle, the Little Owl, the Stock Dove or the Spanish Sparrow.



  • Comfortable clothes (not with bright colors so as not to attract attention of birds).
  • Confortable shoes.
  • Binoculars
  • Telescope (recommended)
  • Rucksack (recommended)
  • A water bottle
  • A camera (optional)
  • A birds guide (recommended)
  • Solar cream
  • Sunglasses
  • A hat.


Additional Information

  • Meals are not included
  • Distance of the route: 40 km.
  • Time: 8-9 hours.
  • We must not disturb the birds. That’s the reason why we will avoid visiting some nesting areas.
  • Prices are in concept of identification of birds, advice and interpretation of the natural environment.
  • The route runs through several rural roads, so, if the meteorology conditions are not good enough, this route can be cancelled or modified.


Ornithological Guide: Rufino Fernández

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