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Birding Tarifa

Tarifa, Spain tel: +34 650 461 041 | info@birdingtarifa.es | www.birdingtarifa.es

Raptor Migration Tours & More

Birding Tarifa was the first bird watching tour company registered in Tarifa and specialises in raptor migration and other birding tours around the Strait of Gibraltar, Cadiz, Doñana and Morocco. 

The Strait of Gibraltar is one of the best birdwatching areas in Europe. There are several reasons why they work in the Strait, but the migration of migratory birds every year, is really the principal attraction.

“Bird migration across the Strait of Gibraltar is one of those experiences that any birder shouldn´t miss…”

Tarifa and the surroundings areas, such as La Janda Wetland, Alcornocales Natural Park (Cork Oak Forest), Bay of Cadiz, Doñana and Morocco just 14 km away, offer top birding and wildlife opportunities all year round apart from the spectacular raptor migration.

Having several years of experience guiding, Birding Tarifa offer a vast local knowledge of the region, they love their land and how wildlife, history and heritage come all together in this amazing area between two continents, the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.

Manuel Morales (professional ornithologist and expert bird ringer by Doñana Biological Station), the chief guide of the company, Birding Tarifa´s team is formed by highly qualified guides who love their job.

A group of local experts will assist you in planning your trip or helping with your enquiries about birds, raptor migration, wildlife, culture, accommodation and other questions regarding this fantastic bird and wildlife paradise.

In addition to leading their own tours, they offer their local knowledge to others birding and wildlife companies to run tours in partnership. Nowadays they are working with English, Scottish, Norwegian, Finish and German companies among others.

By choosing Birding Tarifa, you will be contributing directly to the preservation of nature. They donate part of their annual profit to their nature conservation projects as well as other projects with nature foundations, associations and non-profit organizations.

Sierra de la Plata and Bolonia 

Sierra de la Plata and Bolonia
This half-day birding trip offers some of the most beautiful scenery in the Strait. The cliffs From €40 – View Itinerary

Raptors Paradise Day Trip

Raptors Paradise Day Trip
A one-day birding trip to see Booted Eagle, Short-toed Eagle, Egyptian Vulture, Griffon and From €60 – View Itinerary

La Janda Wetland Day Trip

La Janda Wetland Day Trip
A one-day birdwatching trip to La Janda which represents a great diversity of habitats due From €180 – View Itinerary

The other shore of the Strait: Morocco

The other shore of the Strait: Morocco
This birding tour can vary from one-day upto as many days as you like depending on the From €120 – View Itinerary

Best of Tarifa: Birding & Wildlife Tour

Best of Tarifa: Birding & Wildlife Tour
This 7-day birdwatching tour in the Birding Tarifa´s local patch includes all different From €950 – View Itinerary
For more information about Raptor Migration tours visit the Birding Tarifa website.
Please note the Birding Tarifa reserves the right to change listed pricing anytime at their discretion.  Please contact them directly to confirm.

Northern Bald Ibis

Northern Bald Ibis
One of the rarest birds in Europe is living in the surroundings of Tarifa. After a

Spanish Imperial Eagle

Spanish Imperial Eagle
One of the jewels of Spanish birds, the most endangered eagle in the Iberian Peninsula

Bonelli’s Eagle

Bonelli´s Eagle
Agile and silent hunter, this brave bird of prey has become increasingly rare over the

Little Swift

Little Swift
Global warming brings us new birds from Africa and this small Swift is one of the newest birds

Red-knobbed Coot

Red-knobbed Coot
This endangered member of the rail and crake birds’ family survives to the extinction in the

Marbled Teal 

Marbled Teal
This shy bird is one of rarest ducks in Europe. They breed in lowland areas with shallow

Ruppell’s Vulture

Ruppell´s Vulture
Carried by Griffon Vultures in their migration to Spain, Ruppell´s Vultures arrive in

Common Bulbul

Common Bulbul
Five years ago, this African bird colonized Europe and started to breed in Tarifa. Its population

Orca/Killer Whale

Orca/Killer Whale
Orca is the largest dolphin in the world. Around the Strait of Gibraltar there are 5 families

Iberian Lynx

Iberian Lynx
World’s most threatened cat, Iberian Lynx is one of the four species of Lynx in the world.

Other Wildlife

The great biodiversity of Tarifa, Doñana and Morocco offer a great number of species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibious, dragonflies and butterflies, trees, orchids and other plants.

Only in Cadiz province there are more than 200 species of birds (Short-toed Eagle, Booted Eagle, Egyptian Vulture, Little Bustard, Montagu´s Harrier, Little Owl, Collared Pratincole, Turtle Dove, Bee Eater and many others… ), 25 reptiles (Ocellated Lizard, Algerian Sand Lizard, Mediterranean Chameleon, Common Wall Geko, Horseshoe Whip Snake, Ladder Snake… ), 20 amphibious (Midwife Toad, Western Spadefoot, Fire Salamander…), 51 mammals (Otter, Mongoose, Fin Whale, Sperm Whale…), 72 dragonflies (Emperor Dragonfly, Lesser emperor, Banded Groundling, Orange-spotted Emerald, Orange-winged Dropwing… ), 240 butterflies (Cleopatra, Brimstone, Two-tailed Pasha, Monarch Butterfly…) and hundreds of trees (Cork Oak, ), orchids (Ophrys genus, Two-leaved Gennaria…) and lovely and scarce plants such as carnivorous Drosophyllum lusitanicum.

La Janda Wetland Day Trip

Birding Tarifa We donate 25 % of their annual profit to their own nature conservation projects as well as other projects with nature foundations, associations and NGOs.work. 

Birding Tarifa projects including:

  • La Janda Wetland Bird Banding Project.
  • La Janda Wetland Monitoring
  • Environmental education
  • Environmental awareness campaigns for the local people

They also support nature foundations, associations & non-profit organizations:

  • La Janda wetland friends association
  • Andalucia Bird Society
  • Amus (Wildlife Recue Centre)
  • SEO/Birdlife
  • Birds Clean (Eco Wildlife Design)
  • Observation

Birding Tarifa are involved in these Nature Conservation Projects: 

  • Montagu´s Harrier field works and hacking program in la Janda Wetland
  • Osprey Platform Project & La Covacha viewpoints in Bay of Cadiz Natural Park
  • Bird tagging/ringing and monitoring bird projects organized by EBD (Doñana Biological Station): Greater Flamingo, Black-necked Grebe, Spoonbill, Glossy Ibis, Slender-billed Gull, Red-necked Nightjar, Purple Swamphen, Coot, White Stork, Black Kite, Black-shouldered Kite, Booted Eagle, Lesser Kestrel, Waders…
  • House Martin Project Conservation in Extremadura

Marsh Harrier tagging in Madrid and tracking works in Spain and Morocco

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