TRANSFER TO HOTELAT EL ROCIO
Upon arrival at Seville, we transfer to hotel in Doñana stopping along the way on several birding spots. A chance to see a plethora of typical species of the region, varies depending on the time of the year
DOÑANA NATIONAL PARK
Today we will go right into the heart of the National Park along a sandy road that leads to the visitor centre named in honour of the naturalist Jose Antonio Valverde. In the surrounding fields and wetlands, it is possible to watch species such as Purple Swamphen, Hen Harrier, Common Cranes, Glossy Ibis and perhaps the first Squacco and Purple Herons arriving from their winter headquarters. We will make several stops along the journey before reaching the visitor centre to see other typical species of the open fields such as Lesser Short-toed Larks, Stone Curlew or Pin-tailed Sandgrouse. Overnight La Linea de la Concepcion.
After breakfast we will travel to high mountain ranges near the famous town of Ronda, in search of target species such as Golden, Bonelli's eagle and other raptors, Rock bunting, Black wheatear, Subalpine warbler, Thekla lark, Rufous-tailed rock thrush as well as a plethora of butterflies and other reptiles. Overnight La Linea de la Concepcion.
STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR
We will explore the northern shore of the famous Strait of Gibraltar with magnificent views of two continents and the famous Rock of Gibraltar nearby. We will experience the amazing close views of bird of prey & stork migration, as well as visiting nearby Northern bald ibis breeding colonies and many other species. Overnight La Linea (same as previous night)
After breakfast, we birdwatch in some nearby woodlands for spring migrant snd bird of prey passage overhead, before making our way to Gibraltar International airport for return flight.
PRICE - £ 600p/p
£800 single participant
15% discount paying before 31st DEC'16
Payment in full to secure
Min 1 - Max 8 persons
Room on a shared basis.
Groups single rm supp £ 150
GUIDE: ANDREW FORTUNA
- Ground transport from SEVILLE airport to GIBRALTAR International Airport airport in air conditioned vehicle.
- 4 nights accommodation bed & breakfast. Only 2 different hotels during tour to maximise comfort
-Mineral water during the trip
- Professional guiding services
- Basic travel insurance (Recommend your own)
- All taxes
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?
- Incoming or return flights
- Any drinks other than mineral water and other items of a personal nature
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5 day birding - Doñana & Strait of Gibraltar
All Year - Glossy Ibis, Little Egret, Cattle Egret, Bonelli's Eagle, Spanish imperial eagle, Bonelli's eagle, White Stork, Griffon Vulture, Great bustard, Little Bustard, Pin-tailed sandgrouse, Black-bellied sandgrouse, Purple Swamphen, Black-Winged Stilt, Stone-Curlew, Eagle Owl, Calandra Lark, Thekla Lark, Fan-Tailed Warbler, Spotless Starling Various species of Finch.
Breeding Season - Black Kite, Egyptian Vulture, Short-Toed Eagle, Montagu’s Harrier, Booted Eagle, Lesser Kestrel, Roller, Collared Pratincole, Scops Owl, Red-Necked Nightjar, Bee-Eater, Hoopoe, Greater Short-Toed Lark, Red-Rumped Swallow, Tawny Pipit, Rufous Bush Chat, Reed Warbler, Western Olivacious Warbler Woodchat Shrike, Ortolan Bunting, Yellow Wagtail.
Passage - Great Bustard (Rare), Common Crane, Garganey, Squacco Heron, Purple Heron, White Stork, Black Stork, Honey Buzzard, Osprey, Roller, Wryneck, Lesser Short-Toed Lark, Bluethroat, Black-Eared Wheatear, Warblers and finches, , Roller, Bee-Eater, Black-Shouldered Kite, Purple Heron, Montagu’s Harrier, Tawny Pipit, Spoonbill, Stone Curlew, Red-Rumped Swallow, Red Kite, Northern Wheatear, Whinchat, Black Kite, Cattle Egret, Purple Swamphen, Gull-Billed Tern, Crag Martin, Greenshank, Tree Pipit, Glossy Ibis, Pallid Harrier, Long-Legged Buzzard, Little Bustard, Woodchat Shrike, Melodious Warbler, Fan-Tailed Warbler, Corn Bunting, Hoopoe, Meadow Pipit, Water Pipit.
Winter - Red Kite, Black-shouldered Kite, Imperial Eagle, Golden Plover lapwing, Common Crane, Little Bustard, Short-eared Owl, Long-eared Owl Meadow Pipit, Skylark, Black redstart, Bluethroat, Penduline Tit. In some years, species have included Pallid Harrier and Red-footed Falcon (nearby)
Birdwatching & nature photography holidays in Gibraltar, Spain & Morocco