PLEASE NOTE THAT ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE AIRPORTS IN SPAIN ARE DIFFERENT ON THIS TOUR
What a fantastic combination, this exciting birdwatching tour joins together two of Spain's top birding areas.
This 8-night, 9-day Tour incorporates many of the best sites in these two prolific regions giving you the opportunity to enjoy seeing a variety of wildlife not seen in many other regions of Europe. You will stay in Coto Donana for the first stage and then transfer to Extremadura for the latter four nights.
In Extremadura we stay just north of Trujillo which is a central position from where you will discover the delights of this unique area. Extremadura has vast areas of open grassland steppe surrounded by a ring of mountains and provides perfect habitat for many endangered European species such as the Spanish Imperial Eagle, Great and Little Bustards, Black-bellied and Pin-tailed Sandgrouse. We may also encounter the Great Spotted Cuckoo, Bee-eater, Hoopoe, Roller, Golden Eagle, Bonelli's Eagle, Black Vulture, Black Stork and many larks, finches, pipits and buntings.
In complete contrast Coto Donana is one of Europes largest wetland areas and sits on the coast in Andalucia. A huge mosiac of open water, reedbeds and stone-pine forest provides excellent habitat for thousands of breeding herons, egrets, ibis and waders. You may see hundreds of Greater Flamingos, Eurasian Spoonbills, Grey, Purple, Squacco and Night Herons, along with Cattle, Little and Great White Egrets. With the added bonus of the chance of getting good views of Purple Swamphen, Red-knobbed Coot, Marbled Duck, Whiskered Tern, Gull-billed Tern, Collared Pratincole and the enigmatic Iberian Magpie.
Itinerary in brief
You have to arrange your own flights but we can help you with your selection. You should aim to arrive in Madrid as early as you can on day 1 and book return flights from Malaga around late-afternoon or early evening on the day of departure. Please contact us before booking anything!
Another fabulous tour of these two magical places. A lot depends on the weather conditions which were not too favourable to begin with. However, we still managed a credible total species list..........View Report
This dual destination trip to two of Spain's best birding areas always proves a winner with my groups. The variety of scenic landscapes, wildlife habitats and birding locations guarantees a huge list in European standards a...View Report
I was priveliged to lead the Knutsford Ornithological Soceity (KOS) in their 40th celebration tour. Twelve members, lead by Sheila Blamire, enjoyed a terrific week of good weather and excellent birding. We experienced many mag...View Report
After a terrific week of birding we managed a species total of 172 with another 7 species heard but not seen, this is a fantastic total for a European country covered in just 7 days....................View Report
We spent 8 superb days in some of the best habitat that Spain has to offer, the weather was glorious throughout except for one day of windy conditions near the end of the trip. Birding highlights included: Spanish Imperial Eagle, G...View Report