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 witness 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. We can arrange overnight accomodation near Madrid and or Malaga Airports if you cannot find suitable flights. Please contact us before booking anything!
This was another great trip to the two best birding areas of Spain, the contrasting habitats of the two areas we visited gave us the opportunity to seek out a great diversity of species. The weather, although quite cold at times was gene...View Report
Spain did not escape the very cold, wet weather that the rest of Europe had suffered this spring, heavy snow still covered the mountains and a biting cold wind dominated our trip with two or three days of overcast skies and rain. The wea...View Report
Another hugely successful tour of these two premiere venues in the heart of Spain. A little windy for two or three days but that never stopped us enjoying our fantastic sightings........View Report
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