Hide “La Estepa”
Our hide “La Estepa” is a seasonal one person photography hide with a one way window, strategically looking out over grain fields and rain-flooded lands. The backgrounds are far away enough to get individual shots of our subjects.
It is visited by species such as common cranes, western marsh harriers, common buzzards, red kites and other steppe birds.
This is a seasonal hide, so it can be visited only when full activity can be guarantee.
It is located in the countryside of the village El Oso, in the Spanish province of Avila, one and a half hours away from Madrid.
SPECIES SEEN FROM THE HIDE
Common crane, lapwing, western marsh harrier, red kite, common buzzard, crow, carrion crow, common starling, common kestrel.
To ensure a successful hide session and avoid disturbing local wildlife, there are a series of rules that must be followed to make the most of your experience.
We are dealing with wild species and it is important not to disturb them.
You can only enter and leave the hide in the presence of your guide. Never step out without their express permission.
Do not get too close to the glass and never tap or bang it to attract the animals’ attention or make them move.
Try to wear dark, plain clothes. Light or colourful clothing may be seen through the glass and could frighten the animals.
Keep your phone silent and use it as little as possible in the hide.
It is forbidden to smoke inside the hide. You may eat and drink inside, but try to make as little noise as possible.