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Birding The Strait

Tarifa, Spain tel: +34 699 470 467 | info@birdingthestrait.com | www.birdingthestrait.com

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

Raptor Migration Tour

 
Their raison d’être. Birding The Strait runs daily day trips for Birders, Wildlife Photographers, 

From €70 – View Itinerary

La Janda Day Trip

La Janda Day Trip

 
A one day trip to formerly one of the largest lagoons in Europe, the combination of

From €70 – View Itinerary

Griffon Migration Day Trip

Griffon Migration Day Trip

 
One day trip offered from late September to late November when the greatest concentration

From €70 – View Itinerary

Doñana National Park in Cádiz

Wildlife Photography Tours

 
A one-day birding trip to the East of the Guadalquivir River mouth, in the province of Cádiz, which is

From €70 – View Itinerary

Sierra de la Plata and Bolonia Trip

nature photography

 
A one-day birding trip to the northern edge of El Estrecho Natural Park, this region offers some

From €70 – View Itinerary

Los Alcornocales Natural Park Trip

Honey Buzzard

 
A one-day trip to the Los Alcornocales Natural Park which holds the largest and best-preserved

From €70 – View Itinerary

Southern Europe Seawatching Trip

Balearic Shearwater

 
A one-day birding trip to the strait of Gibraltar, where the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea

From €70 – View Itinerary

Northern Bald Ibis Trip

Northern Bald Ibis

 
A one-day birding trip to see one of the scarcest, charismatic and most endangered species

From €70 – View Itinerary

Tailor Made Andalusia Tour

Tailor Made Andalusia Tour

 
A 7 day birding and wildlife photography tour is available upon request for private

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Two Sea Two Continents Tour

Two Sea Two Continents Tour

 
A 7 (upto 10) day birdwatching tour includes a combined visit to the Spanish and the

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Tailor-made Tours

birdwatching spain

 
Looking for a bespoke or custom made tour itinerary?Over the last years Birding the

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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

Spanish Imperial Eagle
 
This Iberian endemism is one of the most threatened raptors on the planet. As in the case

Rufous Bush Robin

Rufous Bush Robin
 
An iconic species and among the most sought after in southern Spain. This is one of

Honey Buzzard

Honey Buzzard
 
The spring and autumn migration of the Honey Buzzard across the Strait of

Bee Eater

Bee Eater
 
No doubt, the most colourful of the European species. Southern Spain is an excellent

Little Swift

Little Swift
 
The Strait of Gibraltar is a hotspot to detect typically African species in Europe. The

Collared Pratincole

Collared Pratincole
 
A notably charming species halfway between a wader and a tern. The wetlands in

Balearic Shearwater

Balearic Shearwater
 
Virtually the whole population of this critically endangered Balearic endemism annually

Northern Bald Ibis

Northern Bald Ibis
 
After its population collapse in Turkey and Syria, the species can only be found in the

Rüppell’s Griffon

Rüppell's Griffon
 
The Gibraltar area is the only reliable site in Europe to regularly observe this Critically

Gibraltar Buzzard

Gibraltar Buzzard
 
Many of the Buzzards inhabiting the Strait of Gibraltar show mixed character

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.

Birding The Strait Conservation

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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