Spain holds the richest birdlife in Europe. Central and south Spain are remarkable in terms of birdlife, because of its unique variety of ecosystems, its preserved landscapes -32% of Andalucía is a protected area- and the vecinity of Africa. If you want to enjoy the best of the Spanish birdlife, we offer you our guiding services. Why us? We are passionate about showing birds, we love our land and we know how much you appreciate a good bird guide.
We lead birding tours in central and southern Spain, including classical destinations such as Extremadura, Doñana Natural Park and the Strait of Gibraltar, among many other renown bird spots.
We are based in Ronda -near Málaga airport- and we only take small groups and always spend time enjoying all the birds we encounter, maybe an orchid that we find, or maybe taste a gazpacho while the Alpine Swifts fly over us. Our bird trips are always run in a friendly way and tuned to meet your needs. We use comfy-charming accommodation on our longer birdwatching full tours. Now you can have a look to our private birding daytrips and longer birding tours all across central and southern Spain.
Álvaro is a lifelong wildlife enthusiast and an avid birder since his early teens. He spends the majority of his free time outdoors, and enjoys observing birds, designing itineraries and preserving nature as both work and leisure time. After having lived in the UK, Sweden and some other countries, he returned to Andalusia and founded Wild Andalucia in the search of a more conscious and meaningful life. His friendly and easy manner make him the ideal guide. Alvaro is a qualified tourist guide in Spain, as well as wildlife guide in Andalucia by the Andalucia Bird Society. Away from this, he is an active mountaineer and a tireless traveller.
Together with Álvaro works Virginia, environmental engineer with a special affinity for birdlife. She guides some of the tours in southern Spain when she is not involved in environmental education programmes.
Michael is Wild Andalucía's wildlife expert in Eastern Spain. He is involved into many research projects and bird counts all over Spain, so you may probably chance him somehwere while birding.
DO YOUR BIT
It has been claimed that:
Spain was once so thickly-forested that a squirrel could cross the peninsula from Gibraltar to the Pyrenees hopping from tree to tree without ever touching the ground
Still Wild, Andalucía needs more trees and you are helping rebuild this dream since: