Travelling around Europe was possible again in the summer. And although July is not the best moment to visit central Spain (dry and hot) it was still a very fun birding weekend in which we easily found our targets (the last 4 lifers for Helen on mainland Spain).
Helen had to visit Madrid for work, and since she still needs a couple of species in Spain we used the occasion to visit the steppes around Belchite for short weekend trip.
When checking the flight to Brazil we found an option with excellent flight times, but with a long lay-over in Madrid on the way there. This provided an opportunity to try for Spanish Imperial Eagle a lifer for Helen.
A relaxing visit to Tenerife and Fuerteventura