Extremadura Birdwatching Fair is one of the most popular fairs in Europe. It started in a small town in the heart of National Park of Monfragüe called Villarreal de San Carlos.
Since Friday a lot of people have been coming to see the stalls from other towns, provinces and councils. Every visitor has opportunity to do many activities like walking routes, taking pictures… I have done one of them, the yellow route, with Alberto (a friend and a natural guide) and a couple of portuguese people. The route was great! and Alberto is an excellent guide.
José Antonio Monago (President of Extremadura) visited the fair yesterday and He showed interest in the new Monfragüe Management Plan. It could be supposing a change because the European Unión wants to mix all the different protection areas to created just one.
Extremadura Birdwaching Fair is a good opportunity for the rural economies because it brings us the possibility to knows others landscapes and others ways to do things. In fact, the reason to this fair is to be found in the Tourism Department´s approach, who wants to convert Monfragüe in a birdwatching tourism place.