The fields north of Osuna make one of the best sites for birding in Seville province. Álvaro knows very well this site and he will make all the best to bring us close to the display areas of the Great Bustard and Little Bustard, as well as concentration spots for Roller, Bee-eater, Iberian Shrike and Lesser Kestrel. This tour will provide as well a variety of open-field raptors all year long, such as kites, harriers, kestrels and Booted Eagles. But not just that, Red-legged Partridges, Little Owl, Spanish Sparrow and -in summertime- Rollers, Bee-eaters and Collared Pratincoles will delight us with their happy colours. After the rains, this tour might include a temporary lagoon which serves as a great spot to see Hoopoe, Flamingo, Stone-Curlew and just occassionally, White-headed Duck. For those based in Seville city, we recommend taking the direct train to Osuna and staying overnight the previous day.
ITINERARY: We will keep patrolling this important bird area with the car and will be making short stops at specific locations. A variety of steppe scenarios will be checked and will hopefully lead to tick these big guys on our list. If time and conditions allows it, we will visit a nearby temporary lagoon to add a more complete experience and a bigger birdlist.
MEETING: Pick up and drop off for this tour can be arranged not just in Ronda but also in Osuna itself. Please note that Osuna is easily connected to Seville city by train.
PACE: On this tour most of the birding is done from or near the vehicle.
TIMING: If starting in Ronda, the whole tour takes 8h. Tour duration is 6h if starting right at Osuna.
WHAT IT IS INCLUDED
- Transportation (for free)
- Local Bird guide fluent in English
- Use of binoculars and scope
- Birdguides in English
- Bird checklist
- All taxes
WHAT IT IS EXCLUDED
- Meals and drinks. Lunch at a local cafe
- If you prefer direct pick up and drop-off outside the Ronda or Osuna radius of 20 km, A SUPPLEMENT FEE WILL BE APPLIED
- 1 person: 150 eur
- 2 people: 75 eur each
- 3 people: 60 eur each
- 4 people: 45 eur each
- 5 people: 40 eur each
- 6 people: 35 eur each
- 7 people: 30 eur each
POSSIBLE BIRDS IN OSUNA
Residents: Avocet, Blackbird, Blackcap, Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Black-headed Gull, Black-necked Grebe, Black-winged Kite, Black-winged Stilt, Calandra Lark, Cattle Egret, Cetti’s Warbler, Common Buzzard, Common Sandpiper, Coot, Corn Bunting, Crested Lark, Flamingo, Gadwall, Goldfinch, Great Bustard in Andalucia, Greenfinch, Grey Heron, Griffon Vulture, Hoopoe, House Sparrow, Jackdaw, Kentish Plover, Kestrel, Lesser Short-toed Lark, Linnet, Little Bustard, Little Grebe, Little Owl, Mallard, Marsh Harrier, Mistle Thrush, Moorhen, Purple Swamphen, Raven, Red Kite, Red-crested Pochard, Red-legged Partridge, Sardinian Warbler, Serin, Spanish Sparrow, Spotless Starling, Stone Curlew, Stonechat, White-headed Duck, Zitting cisticola.
Winter birds: Black Redstart, Bluethroat, Chiffchaff, Crag Martin, Crane, Golden Plover, Hen Harrier, Iberian Grey Shrike, Lapwing, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Meadow Pipit, Merlin, Pochard, Redshank, Reed Bunting, Ringed Plover, Robin, Shelduck, Shoveler, Skylark, Snipe, Song Thrush, Starling, Teal, White Wagtail.
Summer birds: Barn Swallow, Bee-eater, Black Kite, Booted Eagle, Collared Pratincole, Great Reed Warbler, Gull-billed Tern, Lesser Kestrel, Little Ringed Plover, Melodious Warbler, Montagu’s Harrier, Nightingale, Pallid Swift, Quail, Red-rumped Swallow, Reed Warbler, Roller, Sand Martin, Short-toed eagle, Short-toed lark, Swift, Turtle Dove, Whiskered tern, White Stork, Woodchat Shrike, Yellow Wagtail.
Watching Great Bustards in Osuna (Seville)
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