Spain

Tour Overview
Spain is without a doubt the best European country for birdwatching. It acts as an avian bridge between Europe and Africa, with a unique combination of fantastic resident species complemented by many migrating species in spring and autumn that travel between their overwintering grounds in Africa and their breeding grounds in northern Europe. This, along with varied habitats and a wide range of microclimates in a relatively small surface area, has led to almost 650 different species having been recorded for the country.

Spain offers safe and easy birding, beautiful scenery (semi-arid steppes, alpine Pyrenees, marshes, wetlands and more), brilliant tourism infrastructure, photogenic Romanesque architecture and superb food and wine.
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TOUR INFO:
Tour starts in Madrid and ends in Barcelona
Tour duration: 12 days / 11 night
Type of accommodation: Comfortable, Mid-range
Next departure dates: 20 May 2022
Private and small group, customised safaris can be booked on request for your preferred travel dates
Top Attractions:
Monfragüe National Park–
Dramatically beautiful 179 km2 (69 sq mi) park renowned for its birds, especially raptors
Cáceres plains & Arrocampo wetlands-
Two top birding destinations that we visit en route
Ebro valley–
Beautiful riverside area filled with interesting birds and quaint towns, including historic Lleida
Pyrenees–
Spectacular mountain scenery combined with special birds
Ebro delta-
A 320 km2 (79,000 acres) protected natural park and important Ramsar wetland site, sometimes boasting over 300 transient and overwintering bird species
Pelagic cruise off the Mediterranean coast-
Always a highlight!
The spectacular cities of Madrid and Barcelona
Top Birds:
• Spanish Imperial Eagle
• Bonelli’s Eagle
• Pin-tailed and Black-bellied Sandgrouse
• White-headed Duck
• Audouin’s Gull
• Great and Little Bustard
• Iberian Magpie
• Dupont’s Lark
• Iberian Grey Shrike
• Wallcreeper

Top Mammals:
• Red Fox
• Red Deer (Iberian subspecies)
• Fallow Deer
• Granada Hare
• European Rabbit
• Wild Boar
• Iberian Lynx (very rare)
• Spanish Ibex
• Red Squirrel
• Marmot
• Chamois

ITINERARY OVERVIEW
Day 1 Madrid to La Mancha Húmeda & Extramadura
Day 2 The Monfragüe National Park
Day 3 The Cáceres plains & Arrocampo wetlands
Day 4 Extremadura to the Ebro Valley
Day 5 The Ebro valley and transfer to the Pyrenees
Day 6 The Pyrenees
Day 7 The Pyrenees
Day 8 The Pyrenees and transfer to Lleida
Day 9 Lleida to the Ebro Delta
Day 10 The Ebro Delta
Day 11 Pelagic cruise off the Mediterranean coast & birding in the Ebro Delta.
Day 12 Ebro Delta to Barcelona

All our tours can be customised according to your specific requirements.