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Best birding trip in Spain?

Psst… wanna know the real reason why the Spanish take siestas? It’s not because of hot days or Rioja-lubricated lunches – although both may contribute, I admit. No, the actual reason is that birdwatching in Spain is so exciting that you need an hour’s downtime …

Seven Remarkable Birds Of Prey

Must See Birds Of Prey Birds of prey (or raptors) include species of bird that primarily hunt and feed on vertebrates that are large relative to the hunter. Additionally, they have keen eyesight for detecting food at a distance or during flight, strong feet equipped …

Endemic Hummingbirds of Peru

Hummingbirds are one of the most distinctive and specialised bird families that hold a special attraction for birders. Their diminutive size, aerial mastery, bright colours and spectacular plumage ornaments make them seem from another world and the names they have been given, Woodnymphs, Sylphs, Comets, …

Birding Cadiz Adventures

Cádiz is home to two of Spain’s iconic birding sites – the Strait of Gibraltar and Doñana – a migration bottleneck and a wetland wilderness. Admittedly, not all of Doñana sits in the province, but some of it does, and with low-cost flights to Seville, …

Bird Watching for Beginners

If you are new to birdwatching, should you take the plunge and sign up for a guided tour? Stephen Moss of Somerset Birdwatching Holidays outlines the many reasons why going on an organised birding holiday might be the best thing you ever did! I’ve just …