Surely this natural area is one of the most important in Extremadura in terms of sightings of species of birds and mammals being classified as SPAs (Special Protection Area) since 1979 and declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2003.
The Natural Park also highlights the completely sustainable development in their natural habitats are managed. There in the park 290 species of vertebrates, of which 180 are birds, 53 mammals, 22 reptiles, 15 amphibians and 26 fish, some of them stand out as being threatened and in some cases endangered.
Must-see attraction for ornithologists and bird lovers from around the world, Monfragüe has more than 180 species of birds with species of high interest and difficult sighting in other areas of Spain, among which are: 10 couples Eagle Imperial Iberian or the largest colony of vulture Black World (312 couples to the census in 2007) but we can also spot: Griffon vulture, black stork, Bonelli's Eagle, Short-toed Eagle, Golden Eagle, Booted Eagle, Black Kite, Milano Real, vultures, peregrine Falcon, Goshawk, Sparrowhawk, Common Kestrel, Lesser Kestrel, Eagle Owl, Long-eared Owl, Tawny Owl and many other species such as Blue Rock Thrush, Alpine Accentor, Vencejo Cafre, Nuthatch, Wryneck, Curlew, Orioles, lapwings and many other very interesting.
Within the Natural Park and its surroundings we can admire different habitats very own representative and varied fauna. Between habitats: rocky areas, Mediterranean Forest, Rivers and Creeks or Reservoirs and ponds.