Andalusia, located in southern Spain, and only 14 kilometers from Africa, holds a great diversity of habitats. From the sandy beaches and coastal wetlands, across impenetrable Mediterranean forest and scrubland, vast steppes and high mountains. That means a high diversity of birds in a relatively small area and makes birdwatching in Andalusia and amazing experience.
Among the different birdwatching hotspots in Andalusia, we can highlight Doñana National Park and the Strait of Gibraltar. Doñana is the most important wetland in western Europe and the Strait of Gibraltar one of the most important areas for migratory raptors all over the world.
In Andalusia, we can find all the endemic birds and near endemics of the Iberian Peninsula, like Spanish Eagle, Iberian (Azure-winged) Magpie, Iberian Chiffchaff, Iberian Green Woodpecker,… It is also home of birds endangered at a worldwide level like Dupont’s Lark, Marbled Duck, White-headed Duck … Here, you can take a look at the most wanted birds of Andalusia!
Upcoming birding holidays in Spain
Doñana Birdwatching Tour: winter edition
14-17 January 2021
Strait of Gibraltar Birdwatching Tour: spring migration
11-17 March 2021
Doñana Birdwatching Tour: spring edition
05-08 April 2021
Andalucía Birdwatching Tour: along the Guadalquivir River
18-23 May 2021
Strait of Gibraltar Birdwatching Tour: autumn migration
30 August – 05 September 2021