Guy Hunter Watts about Peter Jones

Author of Walking in Andalucia, Guy Hunter Watts, recently wrote:
Peter Jones is a nature guide based close to Ronda, who leads groups and individuals throughout the province. He also leads guided birding tours to other parts of Spain, Morocco and many other destinations worldwide.

The author can not speak too highly of Peter’s birding excursions. A natural communicator, Peter has that rare ability of conveying specialist knowledge in a way that’s accessible to one and all. A day in his company offers a unique insight into the extraordinarily diverse birdlife of southern Spain and would dovetail perfectly with your walks in and around Ronda and Grazalema.

Impressions of Serrania de Ronda

rock_thrushThe Serranía de Ronda and Sierra de Grazalema, is unique and an important area for European birds. Not only as the area rich in breeding species, but also because of its’ close proximity to the Straits of Gibraltar (only 12 kilometres from North Africa). It is an extremely important feeding area for migrant birds of western and northern Europe. Recent research has shown the importance of the area to several breeding species under threat. Such birds as Golden Eagle A. chrysaetos, Bonelli’s Eagle H. fasciatus, Egyptian Vulture N. percnopterus, Peregrine Falcon F. peregrinus, Black Wheatear O. leucura, Rock Thrush M. saxatilis, Orphean Warbler Sylvia hortensis and Chough P. pyrrhocorax, are all classified by the World Conservation Union (UICN) as being under varying danger levels of extinction.
The advantage of our day tours to the visitor can be extremely beneficial. Local knowledge ensures finding remote and otherwise ‘elusive’ areas, plus the guide will know where and when flowers, wildlife and birds are present. Whatever your level of experience, from a beginner to expert, your local guide will be able to discuss all aspects of the birdlife here and assist with identification.

griffon_vultureWhy choose a day trip with Worldwide Birding Tours

  • A highly personalised guided birding tour with a birding guide who enjoys the subject as much as you.
  • Through experienced guide, go straight to where the birds are, no wasted time!
  • Limited numbers of clients each day gives you the attention of the birding guide.
  • Expert or beginners welcomed.
and...

  • Stopovers in any of the villages by majority consent!
  • Extra time added where requested by the majority of those on tour.
Plus... we treat you as friends sharing a common interest.

For Bookings you can contact us or by telephone: +34 616 891 359 - Peter Jones

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Birding Day Tour Info

  • Tour dates
    Every day, 7 days a week, all year round
  • Tour times
    From 10.00 am to 16.00 pm. Longer hours by arrangement.
  • Price 2014
    Standard Day Tour: € 165 minimum charge for up to 3 persons. € 40 per each extra person (maximum 4 persons)
    Exclusive private tours by arrangement, minimum price up to 3 persons of  € 175  per day
  • Included
    Free collection from your accommodation in the Ronda area (15km radius), transport, use of telescope
  • Excluded
    Costs for lunch and drinks. Meal time stop over at a "local" Restaurant.
  • Tour party
    From one person to a maximum 4 fellow travellers. Larger groups by prior arrangement

Options Birding Day Tours

  • Option 1
    Serrania de Ronda
    Visiting the mountains around Ronda and Grazalema
    See Birding Day Tour Info
  • Option 2
    From Mountains to Lagoons
    Visiting lagunas de Campillos y Fuente de Piedra
    As Option 1 except:
    Departure time 09.30
    € 25 Fuel Surcharge
  • Option 3
    Journey into Steppe Country
    Visiting the Steppe around Osuna and Marchena
    As Option 1 except:
    Departure time 09.00
    € 30 Fuel Surcharge
  • Option 4
    Walking in Flowers
    Visiting the mountains around Ronda and Grazalema
    See Birding Day Tour Info
For full details of the various options see Full Description. Let us know your special wishes

Your guide is Peter Jones

Peter-Jones
Peter Jones, author, naturalist, co-founder of Spanish Nature , Worldwide Birding Tours and founder of the Andalucia Bird Society. Peter has been involved in a great many environmental projects and has had several works published over many years. Peter has a passion for birds, having also been involved in scientific research into birds for over 36 years, but his many interests also extend to flora and fauna. Peter is well known and liked by the great many who have already been guided by him in many different countries. There can be no finer testimony to Peter's popularity than the fact that many friends of various tour operators will sign-on tours in the knowledge he is their guide.
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