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Birdwatching & nature photography holidays in Gibraltar, Spain & Morocco
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TRANSFER TO EXTREMADURA BIRDING ARROCAMPO RESERVOIR
Upon arrival at Seville, we transfer to hotel in Trujillo. Birding en route with excellent chances for seeing Bonelli's Eagle, Lesser Kestrel, Great Spotted Cuckoo and Great Bustard, both sandgrouse species, amongst others. We will visit the Arrocampo reservoir, in search for breeding Squacco Heron, Purple Herons and Little Bittern Black-shouldered Kite and Great Spotted Cuckoo amongst other waterbirds.
MONFRAGUE & TRUJILLO
Monfragüe is an impressive mountain region full of raptors & Black stork breeding. Although Griffon Vultures are the commonest bird of prey in the park with around 600 pairs breeding, we will also have good chances for watching Eurasian Black Vulture, Spanish Imperial Eagles both Black and Red Kites, Short-toed and Booted Eagles and the Egyptian Vulture. Blackcap, Dartford and Sardinian Warblers. On the cliffs possible spcies include Blue Rock Thrush, Rock Bunting, Red-rumped Swallow, Crag Martin, Black Stork, Eurasian Eagle Owl. Overnight at Trujillo (Same as previous night)
After breakfast we will travel to the plains. An immens esteppe 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.
DOÑANA NATIONAL PARK, EL ROCIO
Breakfast at our hotel in El Rocio. 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 at El Rocio.
We will explore the saltpans and wetlands around Sanlúcar de Barrameda where we will look for White-headed Duck, Marbled Duck, Red-knobbed (Crested) Coot and Slender-billed Gulls amongst the main targets. In the evening transfer to La Linea de la Concepcion for accommodation. Optional:- In the evening we will guide you around the town to explore the large array of tapas & wine eateries of the area.
STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR
We will explore 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)
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 - £ 850 p/p
15% discount pay before 31st DEC'16
Payment in full to secure
Room on a shared basis
Groups single rm supp £ 150
GUIDE: ANDREW FORTUNA
- Ground transport from Seville and to GIBRALTAR International Airport airport in air conditioned vehicle.
- 6 nights accommodation bed & breakfast. Only 4 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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7 day - Extremadura, Doñana, 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)
1-7 MARCH 2017 | 10-16 APRIL 2017 | 9-15 MAY 2017
MIN 2 - MAX 4 PERSONS
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