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Birdwatching & nature photography holidays in Gibraltar, Spain & Morocco
The area of the Strait of Gibraltar is blessed with a plethora of tracks and green lanes which provide ample opportunity to your group of family party to have the unique experience of exploring some of the most amazing habitats in the area, as well as learning, seeing and photographing at your own pace, its huge bio-diversity.
Gibraltar has a a number of amazing trails and walks giving you not only lots of nature sighting / photography possibilities, but also breath-taking views of the town, the Bay, the Mediterranean Sea and the Strait of Gibraltar 315 species has been recorded in Gibraltar. It has more than six hundred species of flowering plants. The maquis, or dense Mediterranean scrub, is mostly made up of tall bushes that include wild olive, Mediterranean buckthorn, lentisc, Osyris andterebinth, and smaller bushes that include shrubby scorpion vetch, spiny broom, teline, wild jasmine, shrubby germander and felty germander. The bay laurel, and the dwarf fan palm are also found in parts of the maquis. Understory plants include the intermediate periwinkle, Butcher’s broom, Italian arum and Bear's breech. The firebreaks in the maquis are home to plants such as paper-white narcissus, common asphodel, giant Tangier fennel, wild gladiolus, Galactites and mallow bindweed.
There are small areas of garrigue in the reserve, low scrub that includes wild rosemary, esparto grass, white asparagus, toothed lavender, cut-leaved lavender, teline, Prasium, shrubby scorpion vetch and germanders. The many cliffs around the reserve harbor joint pine, dwarf fan palm, sweet alison, Biscutella and wild parsley. Distinctive plants include the Gibraltar candytuft, white Gibraltar chickweed, Gibraltar saxifrage and Gibraltar thyme. The Gibraltar campion is a very rare species found only on Gibraltar that was thought for a while to be extinct.
Spain is a walkers’ paradise offering endless possibilities for the walking enthusiast and independent holidaymaker. Whether you’re a serious hiker or someone looking for a relaxing ramble, Spain offers stunning walks just a short distance inland from many tourist centres. It has an enormous variety of landscapes; ranging from the snow capped Gredos sierras, to the oak and chestnut forests of the Serrania de Ronda.