BirdingTours Europe Spain From Mountains to Wetlands

Our guests about This Tour

Thank you very much for the excellent holiday. We enjoyed ourselves enormously and feel you both did an excellent job. Thanks again. We suspect you should get a few enquiries from friends. M & N UK

Just a short note to say that we both enjoyed our tour with your company. The whole experience was lovely. We also enjoyed meeting a different crowd with likeminded interests and hope to meet some of them and you again soon! B & A Denmark

We really appreciated both your expertise and your kindness during our visit; particularly, your ability to connect with the kids. "Happy kids make happy parents" isn't always true, but it was true that day. We left the tour thinking we'd not just met a fantastic bird guide, but perhaps made a friend. M & J USA

Impressions of Spain

Bonelli's-EagleFor this tour we have combined the perfect mix of habitats to ensure the maximum diversity and number of bird species. We will visit the high mountain areas of the Serranía de Ronda and Sierra de Grazalema, both scenically beautiful, where special birds such as Bonelli’s Eagle and Griffon Vulture have their European strongholds. Here we might also observe Long-legged Buzzard, a recent addition to the breeding bird list of Spain. Local birds that add to the attraction here are Black Wheatear, Blue Rock Thrush, Rock Bunting and many others!

Blue-RockthrushVenturing down from the high mountains we will arrive at the famous Strait of Gibraltar, Special CommentIt goes without saying that all our accommodation is of the usual very high standard as all Worldwide Birding Tours. This tour is relaxed and recommended if comfort and easy pace is required. probably one of the finest regions in Europe for observing autumn migration of raptors (and other birds) as they pass over the short sea crossing to Africa. The migration of birds across the Strait of Gibraltar is one of life’s wonders and a pure spectacle everyone should witness at least once in their lifetime. Whilst here we hope to find some elusive species such as Little and White-rumped Swift, with Rüppell's Vulture also a possibility.

Of course, no visit to this area of the Iberian Peninsula would be complete without visiting the renowned wetlands of the Doñana. The national park of the Doñana comprises of a combination of ecosystems including Mediterranean scrub, marshlands and mobile dunes with their beaches, a diversity that produces a wide range of bird species. Waterbirds obviously figure highly on our list of target birds, but Spanish Imperial Eagle is resident here and Montagu’s Harrier passes through in large numbers during the tour dates.

All our guests always have regular options, either join-in with the tour group birding and wildlife viewing or opt-out and enjoy your own company. You, the client, have choices unlike with so many other group tours!
Reserving your place is both easy and inexpensive. A deposit of € 250 is all we require! Book online...

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Spain Main Tour Info

  • Tour dates
    6th - 13th of September 2014
  • Price
    € 1.295 p.p.
    € 200 Single supplement
  • Deposit
    € 250 p.p.
  • Includes
    Airport transfers (from/to Airport of Málaga), all accommodation, all meals, transport and full-time guiding
  • Excludes
    Flights, insurance and personal costs.
  • Tour party
    Minimum 4, maximum 8 fellow travellers

Spain Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 1 - Ronda - Arrival in Málaga, transfer to hotel and birding
  • Day 2 - Tarifa - Birding in Sierra de Grazalema National Park and on route Tarifa
  • Day 3 - Tarifa - Birding and migration watching in Tarifa area
  • Day 4 - Doñana - Birding La Janda and on route to Doñana
  • Day 5 - Doñana - Birding the National Park of Doñana
  • Day 6 - Doñana - Birding the southern and eastern areas of Doñana
  • Day 7 - Ronda - Birding on route to Serranía de Ronda
  • Day 8 - am: Birding in the mountains. pm airport transfer.

Wheatears (Genus Oenanthe)

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Greater-FlamingoA small group of us set out from Montejaque in the morning on our journey to the Doñana, amongst the finest wetlands in the Iberian Peninsula. Our visit was intended to take in scenery as much as birds, with of course food and comfort high on our agenda! Our accommodation for the 2 nights was the splendid Hotel Toruño set in the unique and bizarre pueblo of El Rocío. Our journey, via the Sevilla circumnavigation motorway

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Meet your Tour Guide for Spain

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.