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Spring in Andalusia!

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One of the best seasons for Birdwatching in Andalusia is the Spring, lovely weather and birds everywhere occur at the same time. Come and enjoy birds in Andalusia!

Colorful fields by thousands of flowers are home to many busy breeding bird species, bird migration coming from Africa, african specialities already resident in Andalusia and adding a delicious and varied gastronomy, good weather and lovely cities and towns make South Spain one of the best destinations for Birdwatchers in Europe. Probably you will remember this site as one of your best trips ever!

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High concentrations of water birds in Spring

For this time of the season each of our tours has something special.

Marble Teal couple

Marble Teals

Probably our best tour is Doñana. Brimming with life, the marsh offers the best conditions to nest and breed the newbies. Here you can enjoy the biggest colony of White Storks of Europe, Red-knobbed Coots, Marble Teals, Flamingos and lot of species (if we catch up the migrants is possible till 100 species in a single day!). Reaching the border of the National Park you will watch the beautiful colony of herons and Glossy Ibis nesting on the bushes, and also some probabilities to see the majestic Spanish Imperial Eagle looking for preys at the marsh.

Flock of Glossy Ibis

Flock of Glossy Ibis

The Guadalquivir marshes is not bad at all. Heading to the river mouth you will delight the Whiskered Terns colony breeding very close, it is amazing to see them hunting dragonflies on flight and just behind the Terns we will look for Collared Pratincoles and Purple Swamphens. We will visit a wonderful area where almost all the herons are breeding at the same place Spoonbills, Squacco Heron, Night Heron, Little Egret, etc… also possible to see White-headed Ducks. In this tour we also can look for Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin and Little Swift.

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Short-toed Eagle

The Strait of Gibraltar is another really good spot for birdwatching. Thousands of birds are crossing the Strait heading North to their breed quarters in Europe. Specially the raptor migration is quite impressive, there is no other better place to get close views of Short-toed or Booted Eagles among others. In this tour you also have probabilities to see Bald Ibis, Common Bulbul, Griffon Vulture, Spanish Imperial Eagle or Red-necked Nighjar among others.

The Sierra Morena mountains still keep the magic of the winter. Less bird species but nothing compare to have the chance to see the Lynx. Is not the best season to see them (winter time is the best), but anyways the possibilities are high and is worth just to sit and see the landscape with Black and Griffon Vultures with Spanish Imperial Eagles.

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Iberian Lynx in Sierra Morena (Andújar)

And don’t forget birdwatching at the Steppes! for this spring we have 2 new bird trips! 

  • The Steppes close to Seville. In less than 45 minutes driving we have Roller, Montagu’s Harrier, Iberian Grey Shrike, Little and Great Bustards and, with luck, Black-bellied Sandgrouse among others.
  • The portuguese Steppes. In a wonderful trip of 4 days we will visit the remotes and unknown areas of the Alentejo. Same steppe species with possibilities to watch Spanish Imperial Eagle and Bonelli’s Eagle in wonderful grasslands and magical landscapes. We already have a group trip with the travel agency Alventus from 24th to 27th March where you can also join it.
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Little Bustard calling

Not enough? don’t forget we are flexible and we can arrange every single trip according to your preferences, just let us know what are you looking for and we will do our best to offer you the best birdwatching and nature experience in South Spain!

 

 

 

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Author: Ecotono

Bird and Natural Local Guides in Seville. Andalusia, Spain.

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