Monfragüe is one of the best places in Europe to observe birds and other species of wild animals.
The most emblematic bird, the black vulture with more than 300 pairs (it is estimated that they reach 400), the griffon vulture about 100 pairs, the imperial eagle about 12 pairs, the black stork and Egyptian vulture about 30 pairs, about 6-7 couples of golden eagle, Bonelli and some less, 3-4 the peregrine falcon.
Other species that can be observed are Bonelli’s eagles and road, the eagle owl, buzzard, these species are counted in a few dozen pairs.
The blue kite, goshawk and sparrow hawk are much harder to see, but the black kite is very common. Other birds of prey, red-breasted choughs, sparrows, swallows, redstart, swifts, red-billed chough, solitary rock thrush, etc.
The period that offers the easiest time to observe all the variety of birds is spring, between March and May. However, it is also the period with the greatest influx of visitors, especially on weekends and festive bridges during Holy Week and May. Anyway, any time of the year allows the observation of characteristic species, although in the months of July and August it is better to take advantage of the first and last hours of the day, because the central hours are usually very hot. Autumn and Winter have the incentive to incorporate non-breeding species in the area. Finally, between September and October there is the spectacular roaring of the abundant deer in the area.