Birding and Wildlife Photography Tours
Birding The Strait offer unique, world-class, affordable guided birding and wildlife photography tours in Tarifa, the Strait of Gibraltar, Andalusia and Morocco, a region with exceptional scenery and biodiversity.
Though Birding the Strait offer a number of one day birding and wildlife trips, what they really specialise in is bespoke or custom made tours. They are able to offer their expertise to independent birders, private groups or specialised international tour operators, willing to discover the best of each region. Birding the Strait can adapt each and every trip to your preferences, keeping in mind the rich local gastronomy, fascinating cultural heritage and diverse wildlife on offer.
Over the last years we have designed and led wildlife tours to all these regions. In doing so, we cooperate with a selected array of tour operators, transport companies, local guides and lodgings to achieve the higher standard of satisfaction for every trip.
With Birding The Strait you will find spectacular numbers of birds, all year-round migration and superb birding hotspots. In addition, they organise especially dedicated wildlife photography tours for amateurs and professionals, including one-to-one wildlife photography courses.
Birding The Strait is a cooperative effort by the Spanish ornithologist and nature guides Yeray Seminario and Javier Elorriaga. Both have a solid background as ornithologist in conservation projects in Europe and America and share a passion for wildlife photography. They started their careers as nature guides independently and working for other international companies. In 2014 they founded Birding The Strait in Tarifa, the flagship town in the Strait of Gibraltar.
Yeray and Javier offer a deep knowledge on the birds, nature and cultural heritage of the areas they work in, and this is one of their major strengths. Every trip and tour they offer is adapted to the needs and preferences of their clients.
In addition to leading their own trips in the Strait of Gibraltar and beyond, they offer their local expertise to other national and international specialised birding companies to run tours in partnership.
As local entrepreneurs they keep a fluent collaboration with conservation associations and environmental stakeholders to improve the quality of they work and contribute to nature conservation.
All Birding The Strait photo credits: Javi Elorriaga and Yeray Seminario
Raptor Migration Day Trip
La Janda Day Trip
Griffon Migration Day Trip
Doñana National Park in Cádiz
Sierra de la Plata and Bolonia Trip
Los Alcornocales Natural Park Trip
Southern Europe Seawatching Trip
Northern Bald Ibis Trip
Tailor Made Andalusia Tour
Two Sea Two Continents Tour
For more birding and wildlife photography tours visit the Birding The Strait website.
Please note the Birding The Strait reserves the right to change listed pricing anytime at their discretion. Please contact them directly to confirm.
Spanish Imperial Eagle
Rufous Bush Robin
Northern Bald Ibis
Other Southern Spain and Morocco Wildlife
The Strait of Gibraltar holds five different groups of Orcas, which in spring and summer concentrate off Tarifa looking for precious Bluefin Tuna. Some of these groups steal tunas from the fish lines of the traditional Moroccan fishermen. This interaction is a world-class sight. They organize tailor made private tours in collaboration with marine biologist to observe and photograph this striking mammals in a respectful manner.
The unexpoiled rivers in the Strait of Gibraltar and Málaga hold some of the rarest Dagonfly species in the continent, including recent colonisers from Africa: Splendid Cruiser, Orange-spotted Emerald, Orange-winged Dropwing, Northern Banded Groundling, Copper Demoiselle, Iberian Bluetai, Green Hooktail and Epaulet Skimmer, to name but a few. Birding the Strait has special permits to access some restricted areas of Los Alcornocales Natural Park in Cádiz where these species can be found.
Other remarkable insects include the Iberian endemic Thread-winged-Lacewing, Cone-head Mantis, Two-tailed pasha and the Monarch, which has now a well established breeding population in the Strait of Gibraltar.
Remarkable plant species include the Two-leaved Gennaria, one of the scarcest Orchids in Europe which holds a large population in Tarifa and the carnivorous plant Drosophyllum lusitanicum.
As part of Birding The Strait responsible business policy, they are board members of Amigos De La Association, aiming the protection and restoration of lost habitats in one of the formerly largest lagoons in Europe and donate part of their benefits to local conservation projects.
They keep a regularly updated blog with information on the birding news in the Strait of Gibraltar and their activity as guides.
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