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Min. 2 / max 6
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GUIDE ANDREW FORTUNA
Ground transport from Seville airport
6 Nights accommodation
Professional birding guide
Airport pickup / dropoff
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, Black Wheatear, Lesser spotted woodpecker, Iberian Magpie and many more!
DAY 1 - 2
TRANSFER TO EXTREMADURA
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 other waterbirds.
DAY 2 - 4
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. Open fields such as Lesser Short-toed Larks, Stone Curlew or Pin-tailed Sandgrouse. Overnight at El Rocio.
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. 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
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)
After breakfast, we birdwatch in some nearby woodlands for spring migrants, before later making our way to Gibraltar International airport for return flight.
EXTREMADURA, DOÑANA, STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR our options for birdwatching, nature tours and lots of great birds!
7 DAY TOUR (SPAIN)
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A seven day tour of one of Spain most well-known birdwatching regions, Dońana National Park, home to the Spanish imperial eagle and stronghold of the Iberian lynx. Explore the Strait of Gibraltar and witness some amazing scenery and birds, all with a fully licenced local guide. This region is as spectacular in winter as it is in the Spring including a lot of resident and wintering species (See target species list below)
Great spotted cuckoo - Clamato glandarius
photo by ©Andrew Fortuna
£650p/p till end of February only