A tour to the two top birding destinations in Spain

A combination of the best birding spots in Doñana and Extremadura

Fully guided by Álvaro Peral at the very best moment of the year

An amazing Doñana & Extremadura birding tour

This is a bird watching tour that covers the best birding spots of the two prime birding regions in Spain. First we will visit the vast Extremadura region, its flowered plains and its beutiful mountains in Monfragüe. Then we'll move our base to Doñana, where we will enjoy a magnificent array of wetland and forest habitats.

Tour itinerary

Day 1: Meeting, Sierra Morena and Extremadura

We will meet in Sevilla in the morning (around 10 am) and drive till our base (around 3h +  stops) for the Extremadura leg of the tour. We'll certainly explore some territories of Sierra Morena and also Southern Extremadura (Badajoz province) as we head northwards. A nice array of birds of prey can be possible from the very beginning of the tour.

We'll get to our hotel with time enough to unpack and relax before dinner.

WHAT WILDLIFE TO EXPECT

BIRDS

This tour takes place in a fantastic moment to see all possible breeding birds. Scheduled at the very best moment for a Doñana and Extremadura birding holidays. Displaying Great Bustards in lek possible, alongside Rollers, Purple Herons, Bee-eaters and a pletorah of iberian birdlife. Stepic birds are another of the tour highlights, with chances to see both Sandgrouses and a variety of Larks. The raptor community will also be well represented and the tour will provide excellent photography opportunities of some of them. +120 bird species expected.

MAMMALS

Otter and Red and Fallow Deers will be possible. Only very low chances to see Iberian Lynx.

PLANTS

The landscape should be at its best moment in terms of wildflowers. We'll visit good examples of mediterranean forests, dehesas and bushlands.

OTHER

A nice array of butterflies will be on the wing and should be noticeable if good weather.

OPEN GROUP TOUR DATES
14-20 April 2024 (7 days) TOUR FULL!
23-29 April 2025 (7 days) AVAILABLE

* You can also book this as a private tour with guaranteed departure or on different dates

PRICES IN 2024
Rates per person: 1650 €
Single supplement: +300 €

PRICES IN 2025
Rates per person: TBA
Single supplement: +300 €

TOUR PARTY
Min 4, max 6 trippers + guide

Álvaro Peral

Tour leader: Álvaro Peral

WHAT'S INCLUDED
- Transport
- Guidance by Álvaro Peral
- Accomodation (6 nights)
- Breakfasts, picninc lunches and dinners
- Accidents insurance
- All taxes and entry fees

WHAT'S  NOT INCLUDED
- Flights
- Any drinks
- Personal costs
- Travel insurance

ACCOMODATION
This is a 2-base holidays: Extremadura and El Rocío.
All rooms with  private toilet in mid-range hotels.

 

What trippers say

I had a great tour with Alvaro coldest day and drizzling 57 species in 3 hours. Very knowledgeable and knows the places he guides very well species-by-species. Over that past 50 years I’ve birded 32 countries. He is amongst the top 5 guides I have ever birded with. An affable pro!

Mark W H, MA

European Roller in southern Spain

We guide this wildlife photography tour in Spain by means of Andalucía Slow Tours, S.L., a local travel agency accredited by the Spanish Tourist Board with number CIAN 297083-2.