Andalucía Birdwatching Tour

DURATION
6 days, 5 nights.

NEXT TOURS
11-16 May 2021.
(Query us for other dates or a private tour)

LOCATION
Jaén, Córdoba, Sevilla and Cádiz.

RATES
1250 €/pax
Single supplement: 75 €

The Guadalquivir river is the main Andalusian river. Along its 660 km it crosses Andalusia from east to west, from Cazorla to Doñana. Along its way it crosses a great diversity of habitats where we can observe a long list of birds, including the most wanted in Andalusia. Our Andalucía Birdwatching Tour is the best way to discover Andalusia and its birds.

For 6 days, and following the way of the Guadalquivir, we will visit the following areas: Cazorla, Sierra Morena, Seville Countryside and Doñana.

Day 1: Seville – Cazorla Natural Park
Transfer towards Cazorla (3 hours), with some birding on route. During the afternoon we will enjoy the first birds in Cazorla, like the White-throated Dipper.

Dinner and accommodation in Arroyofrío, where we will rest our first night.

Day 2: Cazorla Natural Park
Full day of birding in “Sierras de Cazorla, Segura and Las Villas Natural Park”, a mountain range with cracking cliffs and forests, and the place where the Guadalquivir River is born.

The main target of this day is the Lammergeier, that flies over the Andalusian skies again thanks to a reintroduction program. The list of birds will be complemented with mountain and forest birds: Bonelli’s Warbler, Blue-rock Trush,

At the end of the day, we will move to Andújar, where we have our accommodation the second night.

Day 3: Sierra Morena
This is one of the best areas in all Spain to spot raptors, with good populations of Spanish and Golden Eagle and Griffon and Black Vulture. Other interesting birds here are: Iberian Magpie, Iberian Green Woodpecker, Southern Grey Shrike,…

Here is also the best place all over the world for the Iberian Lynx. Although it is not the main objective of this trip, there is always the possibility of seeing it.

Transfer to Écija, where we will rest the third night. This city has an important historic-artistic heritage and it is near our next birding hotspot, the Seville Countryside.

Day 4: Seville countryside
East from Seville, we have one of the best areas all over Andalusia for the steppe land birds: Great and Little Bustard, Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Stone Curlew, Lesser Kestrel, Black-winged Kite, Roller

After our birding day, we will drive to Aznalcázar where we will be based for the last two nights.

Day 5: Northern Doñana
Northern Doñana, only 30 kilometers away from Seville, offers an incredible high diversity of birds. The main habitats here are Umbrella Pine forest, marshlands  and rice paddies.

Some of the target birds are Spanish Imperial Eagle, Pin-tailed Sandgrouse, Ferruginous Duck, Red-knobbed Coot,… Big concentrations of waterfowl, flamingos, storks, herons and ibis occurs throughout the year.

Day 6: Southern Doñana
We will finish our tour visiting Southern Doñana, in the County of Cádiz, where the Guadalquivir river flows into the Atlantic Ocean. In this area the main habitats are marshlands, salt pans and beaches.

It is the best place in Doñana to observe two of the most threatened birds of Spain, the Marbled Duck and White-headed Duck. Furthermore, in the salt pans and the beaches can be observed a great variety of waders and Slender-billed Gull. Close vineyards are wonderful site to observe Rufous-tailed Scrub-robin in summer time. In addition, we can observe the only European colony of Little Swift.

We will finish our trip in the afternoon in Seville.

Visit the main habitats of Andalusia.
Best option to see most of the iconic bird species of Andalusia.
Chance to observe the Iberian Lynx.
Cultural interest of Écija.

Most wanted birds

White-headed Duck
White-headed Duck
Marbled Duck
Marbled Duck
Red-knobbed Coot
Red-knobbed Coot
Bonelli's Eagle
Bonelli's Eagle
spanish imperial eagle andalusian birds
Spanish Imperial Eagle
Black Vulture
Eurasian Black Vulture
Lammergeier
Lammergeier
Black-shouldered Kite
Black-shouldered Kite
Lesser Kestrel
Lesser Kestrel
Black Stork
Black Stork
Little Bustard
Little Bustard
Great Bustard
Great Bustard
Black-bellied Sandgrouse
Black-bellied Sandgrouse
Pin-tailed Sandgrouse
Pin-tailed Sandgrouse
European Roller
European Roller
White-rumped Swift
White-rumped Swift
Little Swift
Little Swift
Red-necked Nightjar
Red-necked Nightjar
Iberian Green Woodpecker
Iberian Green Woodpecker
Southern Grey Shrike
Southern Grey Shrike
Iberian Magpie
Iberian Magpie
Iberian Chiffchaff
Iberian Chiffchaff
western olivaceous warbler andalusian birds
Western Olivaceous Warbler
Rufous-tailed Scrub-Robin
Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin
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   MAIN HABITATS

Mountains ForestOpen forestCountryside WetlandsSea

 

   TOP BIRDS

Lammergeier,  Spanish Imperial Eagle, Great Bustard …

 

   TOUR LEADER

 

   TOUR PARTY

Minimum: 4 pax – Maximum: 7 pax

 

   DEPARTING POINT

Seville.

 

   ACCOMMODATION

Because we are covering a large area, we will be using several hotels. Except Ecija’s hotel all of them located in small towns or rural areas.

 

   FOOD

Abundant traditional Andalusian food, with some picnic lunches in the field. Let us know if you have any allergy.

 

   PACE

This tour requires some walks of moderate difficulty during day 1 and 2, but most of the birding will be done from the car or near it.

  Ground transport from Seville airport or Seville city in modern air conditioned vehicles.

  5 nights accommodation with en suite bathroom at nice quality hotels in Arroyofrío, Andújar, Écija and Aznalcázar.

  All meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) except lunch on the first day and dinner on the last.

  Local guide fluent in English.

  Paper checklists of the birds to observe.

  Free access to identification guides and quality optical materials.

  All taxes.

  Extra drinks and other items of a personal nature.

   Flights (Ryanair & other companies operate daily flight from several UK airports).

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ANDALUCÍA BIRDWATCHING TOUR
Along the Guadalquivir River
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