Spain

At a glance
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. Furthermore 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. Read more for full itinerary
Tour info:
Next departure dates: 16 April 2020
Spaces available:Yes
Top Birds:

Spanish Imperial Eagle
Golden Eagle
Booted and Bonelli’s Eagle
Short-toed Snake Eagle
Cinereous Vulture
Egyptian, Black and Griffon
Montagu’s & Western Marsh Harrier
European Honey Buzzard
Lesser Kestrel
Common Buzzard
Eurasian Eagle-Owl
Little Owl
White-headed & Ferruginous Duck
Western Swamphen
Eurasian Bittern
Black and White Stork
Audouin’s Gull
Red-crested Pochard
Glossy Ibis
Water Rail
Dunlin
Sanderling
Eurasian Coot
Little Stint
White-throated Dipper
Great and Little Bustard
Black-bellied & Pin-tailed Sandgrouse
Red-legged Partridge
Northern Lapwing
Black, Great & Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
Red-billed & Alpine Chough
Iberian Magpie
Wallcreeper
Dupont’s, Short-toed, Calandra & Thekla’s Lark
Black Wheatear
Blue Rock & Mistle Thrush
Alpine Accentor
Marsh and Crested Tit
Ortolan Bunting
Red-necked Nightjar.

Top Mammals:

Red FoxRed Deer (Iberian subspecies) Fallow DeerGranada HareEuropean RabbitWild BoarIberian Lynx (very rare)Spanish IbexRed SquirrelMarmotChamois


Top Attractions:
• La Mancha Húmeda
• Extremadura, Monfragüe National Park
• Well-preserved Roman ruins
• Ebro valley plains
• Arrocampo wetlands
• The high Pyrenees and the Ebro Delta wetlands
• Madrid
• Barcelona
• excellent food & wine


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


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