Barcelona – Llobregat Delta

Llobregat Delta Barcelona Day Tour Overview
Only a very short drive from Barcelona airport is the birding hotspots of the Llobregat Delta & Garraf Natural Park.

Although almost surrounded by the airport and industrial buildings the Llobregat Delta (and its associated Reserve) holds a surprising variety of interesting wetland birds. It is a small reserve with excellent hides overlooking marshes, lagoons and meadows. A short visit here can be combined with an often profitable seawatch from the nearby shore. It has been declared a Special Protection Area as a designation under the European Union Directive on the Conservation of Wild Birds.

A little further to the southwest lies the Garraf Natural Park, a limestone massif with low open scrub, rocky slopes, dwarf fan palms and abandoned fields, as well as stunning views of the Mediterranean sea. The Garraf Massif has been declared a Protected Area by the Catalan Government.

Over 100 species can easily be seen in April/May, and about 60 to 70 the rest of the year. Over 300 different species have been recorded in these two locations.

Tour Info:
This day tour takes place in and around the Llobregat Delta and Garraf Natural Park

The expert-guided birding tour can be booked as a small group private tour for dates that suits your travel plans.

Specials likely to be found on this day trip
All year round
• Iberian Green Woodpecker
• Western Swamphen
• Iberian Grey Shrike
• Blue Rock Thrush
• Cetti’s Warbler
• Dartford Warbler
• Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
• Eurasian Hoopoe
• European Serin
• Sardinian Warbler
• European Crested Tit
• Crested Lark
• Bonelli’s Eagle
• Firecrest.

Summer visitors:
• Golden Oriole
• Subalpine Warbler
• Short-toed Snake Eagle
• Little Bittern
• Collared Pratincole
• Black-winged Stilt
• Black-eared Wheatear
• Common Rock Thrush
• Ortolan Bunting
• Woodchat Shrike
• Pallid Swift
• Alpine Swift
• Red-rumped Swallow
• Purple Heron
• Audouin’s Gull
• Tawny Pipit

Winter visitors:
• Balearic Shearwater
• Yelkouan Shearwater
• Rock Bunting
• Alpine Accentor (scarce)

In migration:
• Wood Warbler
• Pied Flycatcher
• Temminck’s Stint
• Little Stint
• White-winged Black Tern

Rarities sometimes encountered:
• Balearic Flycatcher
• Red-breasted Flycatcher
• Olive-backed Pipit
• Yellow-browed Warbler
• Little Swift
• Terek Sandpiper
• Marbled Teal
• Pallid Harrier.

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