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Galicia Birdwatching Tours

Birding.gal specialise in birdwatching tours in Galicia and to different areas in the North West of Spain.  Led by Xabier Vázquez Pumariño, biologist, ornithologist and environmental consultant he has published many papers and books about birds, mostly from Galicia and León in Spain and also Latin America.

Birding.gal like designing tailor-made birdwatching tours for their customers according to their birding and nature desires, available time and the season.

NW of Spain is one of the most unknown areas of the Iberian Peninsula. Legendary for its culture, traditions, gastronomy and unique wines, it is also an excellent area for birding and hiking. Its variety of landscapes and wildlife make it perfect to visit. In a very short time you can reach from the best point for the observation of migratory seabirds – the Cape of Estaca de Bares – to some of the most unknown mountainous areas of the Iberian Peninsula, or enjoy the seabirds aboard the boat Chasula on a pelagic trip, or travel deep river gorges.

Birding.gal knows this area perfectly and can provide you great birdwatching tours, observation of mammals and other wildlife through tailor made trips to any of its multiple destinations in the area.  Just tell them what you want to watch and they will draw up the best trip to get it.

Birding.gal is involved in conservation projects and in conservationist causes years ago. Their activities are absolutely respectful and ethical with the environment. They do not carry out activities that could compromise the survival and welfare of birds and other wildlife. Their treatment is personal and close, they seek to help local communities through the birding and the tourism of nature.

Chasula Birds Boat Trip

Chasula Birds Boat Trip

Birding.gal associated with Intramar organize full day trips to observe seabirds and

From €70 – View Itinerary

Estaca de Bares Trip

Estaca de Bares Trip

A full day of seawatching that can be combined with a birding trip around the

From €80 – View Itinerary

Lastra Mountain Trip

Lastra Mountain Trip

A full day trip to see cliffs and forests of oaks. Lastra is one of the areas with the highest

From €120 – View Itinerary

Mediterranean Galicia Trip

A full day car trip stopping at the best places for bird watching in this area of Galicia

From €130 – View Itinerary

Galicia Mountains Trip


A full day trip to Os Ancares, O Courel and O Xurés which are some of the most unknown

From €130 – View Itinerary

For more Galicia birdwatching tours visit the Birding.gal website.
Please note Birding.gal reserves the right to change listed pricing anytime at their discretion.  Please contact them directly to confirm.

Montangu’s Harrier

Montangu's harrier
Half of the Montys in Galicia are melanics. Do you want to know them and why are they here?

Balearic Shearwater

Balearic Shearwater
One of the most threatened seabird in the world spends several months in the Galician coast.

Wilson’s Strom Petrel

Wilson's Strom Petrel
This uncommon petrel is regular in the Chasula boat trips in summer.

Sabine’s Gull

Sabine's Gull
Another bird speciality in the Chasula boat in the last days of summer.

European Bee-eater

European Bee-eater
One of the most colorful and cheerful birds in Europe. Discover it in the Mediterranean landscapes of Galicia.

Kentish Plover

Kentish Plover
Some of the more dramatic beaches in Iberia are in Galicia and the Kentish Plover lives in some of them.

Egyptian Vulture

Egyptian vulture
There are very few but they have chosen to live in some of the wilder areas of the northwest of Spain.

Golden Eagle

Golden eagle
They live in the main mountains of the northwest in really abrupt and spectacular areas.

Blue Rock Thrush

Blue Rock Thrush
Spotting this bird means that you have already watched lots of birds in rocks, cliffs, woods

Citril Finch

Citril finch
Certain mountains of the NW of Spain are de limit for this European endemic bird.

Other Spanish Wildlife

Alpine Swift, Artic Tern, Bee-eater, Black Woodpecker, Black-crowned Night Hero, Black-winged Kite, Booted Eagle, Eurasian Brown Bear, Chamois, Cinereous Vulture, Chamois, Common Scoter, Common Tern, Cory´s Shearwater, Crossbill, Eurasian Wryneck, European Honey Buzzard, Eurasian spoonbill, European Storm Petrel, Gold-striped Salamander, Great Crested Grebe, Great Shearwater, Great Skua, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Griffon Vulture, Hen Harrier, Iberian Chiffchaff, Iberian Ibex, Lesser Kestrel, Nightingales, Northern Gannet, Osprey Parasitic Jaeger, Peregrine Falcon, Pomarine Skua, Purple Heron, Red-billed Chough, Red-rumped Swallow, Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush, Short-toed Eagle, Sooty Shearwater, Southern Grey Shrike, Spectacle Warbler, Stock Dove, Subalpine Warbler, Tawny Pipit, Tree Pipit, Western Bonelli´s Warbler, Wolves, Woodchat Shrike

Montangu's harrier

Birding.gal and its main company (Habitaq SL) are involved in several conservation subjects in the NW of Spain. But the main issue that occupies the most of their time and efforts in the spring is the monitoring of the Montangu’s harrier populations. In less than a decade this species has suffered a great decline of its populations due to many different reasons.

In Galicia, Birding.gal try to figure out the causes and to alert to the local authorities by monitoring the breeding pairs and the habitat changes. This initiative is born and maintained without public funding and it is leaded by people of Birding.gal. Results have been explained in different ornithological meetings across Spain.

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