Grazalema and Ronda Mountains Birding Day trip

Grazalema and Ronda mountains are a calcareous massif located between the counties of Cádiz and Málaga. It presents a varied mountainous geography with an attractive blend of cliffs and dense oak groves, cork oak and even Spanish Fir forest. These forests grow easily due to this is one of the areas with the highest instance of rainfall in the whole Iberian Peninsula.

Ornithological interest

Grazalema is very important because of the cliff raptors population: Egyptian Vulture, Golden Eagle, Bonelli’s Eagle, Peregrine Falcon and Griffon Vulture (here one of the biggest colonies in Europe can be found).

It is also an excellent place for scrubland birds and Mediterranean forest birds such the Iberian Chiffchaff and some Sylvia Warblers species.

We can also view mountain birds like the Red-billed Cough, Black Wheatear, Rufous-tailed Rock Trush or Alpine Accentor.

The mountain pass offers good places to observe the soaring birds during their migration.

Route

In this tour, we will travel the local roads in search of the most interesting places at every time of the year. If you want, we can combine driving with short walks.

Additional information

Main habitats

Mountains    Forest    Scrubland

TOP BIRDS

Black Wheatear, Egyptian Vulture, Iberian Chiffchaff

LOCATION

90 km from Seville (1 h 15 min) 

DURATION

≈ 10 hours.

AVAILABILITY

All year round.

RATES

Most wanted birds

RESIDENTS
Bonelli's Eagle
Bonelli's Eagle
Griffon Vulture
Eurasian Griffon Vulture
Black Wheatear
Black Wheatear
Blue Rock-Trush
Blue Rock-Trush
Red-billed Chough
Red-billed Chough
Rock Sparrow
Rock Sparrow

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SUMMER
Egyptian Vulture
Egyptian Vulture
Rufous-tailed Rock-Trush
Rufous-tailed Rock-Trush
Subalpine Warbler
Subalpine Warbler
Western Orphean Warbler
Western Orphean Warbler
Bonelli's Warbler
Bonelli's Warbler
Iberian Chiffchaff
Iberian Chiffchaff

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WINTER
osprey andalusian birds
Osprey
Alpine Accentor
Alpine Accentor
Ring Ouzel
Ring Ouzel
Fieldfare
Fieldfare
Goldcrest
Goldcrest
Eurasian Bullfinch
Eurasian Bullfinch
MIGRATION
Black Stork
Black Stork
Black Vulture
Eurasian Black Vulture
Rüppell's Griffon Vulture
Rüppell's Griffon Vulture
Tawny Pipit
Tawny Pipit

Lesser Kestrel
European Scops Owl
Red-necked Nightjar
Pallid Swift
Alpine Swift
White-rumped Swift
Woodchat Shrike
Red-rumped Swallow
Black-eared Wheatear

Golden Eagle
Eurasian Eagle Owl
Iberian Green Woodpecker
Southern Grey Shrike
Thekla Lark
Spotless Starling
Rock Bunting

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  Pick up service in Seville area or close to destination point (free of charge). For long distance pick up a supplement fee will be applied.

  Local guide fluent in English.

  Paper checklists of the birds to observe.

  Free access to identification guides and quality optical materials.

  All taxes.

  Doñana Wings is included in the Tourism Registry of the Andalusian Government as an Active Tourism company (AT/SE/00129) and holds a Liability Insurance (82168675) and Accidents Insurance (82164529) with AXA SEGUROS Company.

  Meals and drinks.

  Accomodation.

  • Cancellations at least 7 days before the tour: 100% of the amount will be refunded.
  • Cancellation due meteorological conditions: 100% of the amount will be refunded.
  • Cancellations from 7 days before the tour until 2 days before the tour: 50% of the amount will be refunded.
  • Cancellations less than 48 hours before the tour or “No show”: 0% of the amount will be refunded.
GRAZALEMA & RONDA MOUNTAINS
The kingdom of rock birds
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