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Bird Watching in Southern Spain
Costa del Sol - Andalucia - bird spotting, birding, bird watching, twitching, ornithology, call it what you will, it's still one of the most popular and enjoyable outdoor hobbies around!
Andalucian Guides, is run by Stephen Daly, who has over forty years birding and wildlife experience, offers day tours, shorter birding breaks and eight-day, all-inclusive holidays, particularly in the Spanish and other European migration seasons of spring and autumn, where passage migrants are at their peak along the Strait of Gibraltar....... Click for more information.
Andalucia has much more under the sun than flamenco music and impressive Moorish cities and culture. Almost one-fifth of Andalucia's total area has protected status, with the variety of habitats, from wetlands to desert, making it an interesting place for bird-watching. Andalucia and bird-watching are one - whether you are on holiday or a resident.
Birdwise, something always happens in Andalucia. Many birds return much earlier after winter because of the moderate Mediterranean climate. Migration can be followed throughout the year, with peak numbers present in spring and autumn. The Tarifa area is a prime location for all migratory birds. It is said that the number of birds in transit in that area is higher than the number passing the Bosporus in Greece, and the fact that the famous Coto Doñana is one of the most important wetlands in Europe makes it even more worth a visit. Let's make a birding journey to a few important areas here in southern Spain. Enjoy your trip and succes with birdwatching...... Click for more information.
WINGSPAN BIRD TOURS offer a range of exciting bird-watching holidays ranging from day trips in Andalucia - Spain to 10 - days in Morocco.
With Wingspan you will visit the best bird-watching sites and see a good variety of the representative species of each area visited.
Our bird-watching philosophy and company policy is to seek out and observe the delightful and fascinating local avifauna whilst taking into account its sensitive and delicate nature. We lead friendly, relaxed and well-organised tours and our aim is to provide an enjoyable experience for everyone.
Individuals, family parties or small, informal groups are expertly guided around the best bird-watching sites, routes are specifically chosen for their particular scenic aspects, passing through many areas of outstanding natural beauty. The itinerary are carefully planned so that most of the time is spent in the field not in the bus.
We try our utmost to make sure that all participants manage to see the birds, we do not race round from site to site in order to gain a longer tick-list, we spend quality time for as long as the group wants at quality sites.
In order to maintain effective and manageable groups our tours are limited to a maximum of 8 participants this enables everyone a good opportunity to see the birds. We rotate seating arrangements in the bus so that everyone has a front seat at some stage. We never forget that it is your holiday and we try our best to give you a wonderful experience and some long lasting memories.
Wingspan is hosted by Bob Buckler an experienced birder with over 30 years of field craft under his belt and over 15 years tour guide experience. He has travelled extensively in the UK. Spain, France and Greece and made birding trips to parts of the USA, Canada, Israel, Egypt and the Balearic Islands. Bob offers a casual approach to bird-watching and guides with an easy going, friendly nature. You are not lectured to or confused with too much “expert” knowledge, the trips are good humoured and suitable for beginners and accomplished bird-watchers alike.
Visit the website to see a description of their day-tours, 7-day holidays, a description of the birds of Andalucia and details of their base in Andalucia. Click for more information.
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