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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 …

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, …

Must See Wildlife in Spain

Spain is one of the very best places in Europe to see big, spectacular and rare wild creatures – especially birds and mammals. These range from easily visible species, such as bee-eaters, hoopoes and griffon vultures, which can be seen at the right time of …

Birdwatching in Spain

Of all the many countries in Europe, few can boast such a variety of birds and other wildlife as Spain. From lammergeiers to Spanish imperial eagles, and Iberian lynxes to Eurasian brown bears, Spain is a must-visit destination for any keen bird and wildlife watcher. …

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas in Spain

The concept of the world’s critically endangered species will be familiar to most birders. These Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) in Danger are the world’s critically endangered sites. How are we to conserve wildlife effectively with limited resources? Prioritisation of important locations for conservation …

The Promise of Return

Niki Williamson of The Inglorious Bustards on why, for a migrating raptor, the Straits of Gibraltar are the centre of the world. What does bird migration mean to you? The marking of the seasons?  A quick dash to the nearest headland to catch a glimpse …

Birding in Spain

Birding in Spain, the nature reserve of Europe. A large proportion of the foreign tourists that flock to Spain are attracted by our privileged mix of sun and sea, or by one of the most comprehensive storehouses of historical and artistic heritage in the world, …