EXTREMADURA, DOÑANA, STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR
Our best option for birdwatching, nature tours and lots of great birds!
6 PERSONS max
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NOTE - Single person participation fee £1200
A seven day tour of one of Spain most well-known birdwatching regions, Extremadura and the Monfrague National Park, hope to the Spanish imperial eagle and Dońana National Park, stronghold of the Iberian lynx. Explore the Strait of Gibraltar and witness incredible bird of prey and stork migration, all with a fully licenced local guide. A trip to remember! Please contact us to reserve your place for spring or autumn.
Digiscoped image of Great bustard during our tours which often show extremely well and always seen during our tours together with Little bustards.
Great spotted cuckoo - Clamato glandarius
photo by ©Andrew Fortuna
6 night accomodation (shared basis)
Single room supplement: £150
Min. 2 / max 6
PAYMENT IN POUND STERLING ONLY
GUIDE ANDREW FORTUNA
Airport pick-up & drop-off
6 Nights accommodation
Breakfast + packed lunches
Professional birding guide
Basic travel insurance
Alcoholic and soft drinks
Other items of a personal nature
Black-shouldered kite, Bonelli’s eagle, Spanish Imperial eagle, Short-toed eagle, Booted eagle, Golden eagle, Eurasian Black vulture, Egyptian vulture, Griffon vulture, Eagle owl, Great bustard, Little bustard, Pin-tailed sandgrouse, Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Purple swamphen, Little Bittern, Squacco Heron, Great Spotted cuckoo, European roller, European bee-eater, Black Wheatear, Black-eared wheatear, Western orphean Warbler, Lesser spotted woodpecker, Western Bonelli’s Warbler, Iberian Magpie and many more!
Nature tour specialists in Gibraltar, Spain & Morocco
ARRIVAL AT GIBRALTAR
We check in at hotel in La Linea and birdwatch in some nearby woodlands for spring migrants, and spend the day watching migrant raptors and storks
STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR
Exploring the northern shore of the famous Strait of Gibraltar with magnicent 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)
DOÑANA NATIONAL PARK, EL ROCIO
After breakfast , we check out and depart for Doñana National Park. In the surrounding fields and wetlands, it is possible to watch species such as Purple Swamphen, Hen Harrier, Glossy Ibis and perhaps the first Squacco and Purple Herons arriving from their winter headquarters. Open fields have short-toed and Lesser Short-toed Larks, Stone Curlew or Pin-tailed Sandgrouse etc. Overnight at El Rocio.
DAY 4 - 6
MONFRAGUE & TRUJILLO
Monfragüe is an impressive mountain region full of raptors & Black stork breeding. We will also have opportunities for watching Griffon, Black & Egyptian vultures, Spanish Imperial Eagles both Black and Red Kites, Short-toed and Booted Eagles. Blackcap, Dartford and Sardinian Warblers. On the cliffs possible species include Blue Rock Thrush, Rock Bunting, Red-rumped Swallow, Crag Martin, Black Stork, Eurasian Eagle Owl. Overnight at Trujillo
An immense steppe region with rocky hills Trujillo and Cáceres towns seperated with isolated woodland patches. A great opportunity to see some of the specialities of the steppe habitats such as Stone Curlew, Black-bellied and Pin-tailed Sandgrouse, Montagu's Harrier, Great and Little Bustards, Lesser Kestrel, Corn Buntings, Calandra Lark, Black-eared Wheatears. Eurasian Spoonbill, Cattle Egret, Spanish Sparrow, Crested Lark and Zitting Cisticola. Overnight at Caceres.
DEPARTURE MADRID AIRPORT
After breakfast we make a couple of more stop for some last minute birding before heading to Madrid airport for your return trip back home