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Inglorious Bustards

Tarifa, Spain tel: +44 (0)7775 933192 | info@ingloriousbustards.com | www.ingloriousbustards.com

Straits Wildlife Tour Specialists

Inglorious Bustards, based within the Straits of Gibraltar, are passionate about birds and wildlife, and equally passionate about showing wildlife lovers the great sounds and sights of the nature and culture of Spain.  If you like enjoying amazing wildlife spectacles where adventure meets relaxation and fun, then you have found the right place!

Inglorious Bustards, made up of the dynamic duo Niki Williamson and Simon Tonkin, have amassed over 40 years of experience working for the RSPB and tour leading, linking eco-tourism with conservation projects is something they excel at doing.  Combining this knowledge and being based within the Straits itself where thousands of migrating raptors and storks pass overhead on migration means they can offer a unique and inspiring wildlife tour packages to suit all levels.

Inglorious Bustards working in partnership with the rural ecolodge, Huerta Grande, offer a complete package of birdwatching and nature tours, accommodation, meals, transport and guiding along with a legendary lunchtime picnic. Birding and nature tours range from 5 upto 8 days throughout the year, and if you would like a customised wildlife tours package, they will also be able to accommodate.

Spanish Rural Ecolodge

Huerta Grande is a rural ecolodge situated in the hills above the Strait of Gibraltar, between the Parque Natural del Estrecho (Natural Park of the Strait of Gibraltar) and the Parque Natural de los Alcornocales (Natural Park of Cork Oaks). The 7 hectares of Huerta Grande are nestled within a forest of Wild Olive and Cork Oak trees. Here visitors find the silence and peace of pure nature. Huerta Grande is the perfect spot for nature where nature lovers can easily witness from the ecolodge the spectacular bird migrations in spring and autumn and the butterfly and bird filled woodlands.

All accommodation is within log-cabins within the tranquil surroundings of the woodland or in one of the two houses that overlook the Straits itself and are surrounded by beautiful woodland and flowering shrubs.

Straits of Gibraltar

At only 14 km wide, the Straits of Gibraltar are the narrowest point between Europe and Africa, and twice a year over 250,000 migrating raptors choose this point to cross between continents. This breath-taking migratory spectacle is beyond compare. Add to this the almost continuous east-west movements of thousands of seabirds and cetaceans, and a sparkling array of resident passerines, raptors and wetland birds, and you have an ideal birding destination filled with year-round avian attractions.

Unkown Vulture Spectacle

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Swift Weekender Tour

Swift Weekender Tour

 
For 4 days Inglorious Bustards will endeavour to bring you together with all five species

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Doñana Delights Tour

Doñana Delights Tour

 
For 5 days experience a fascinating range of habitats to visit, including Stone Pine

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Strait Birding and Cetaceans Tour

Strait Birding and Cetaceans Tour

 
A 7 day wildlife tour to the Straits of Gibraltar which are just 14 km wide and provide

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Unknown Vulture Spectacle Tour

Unknown Vulture Spectacle Tour

 
This 7 day birding tour offers the chance to experience not one but two exceptional

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Two Continents Birding Tour

Two Continents Tour

 
8 day tour – Legend has it that Hercules used his incredible strength to separate the

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For more Straits of Gibraltar wildlife tours visit the Inglorious Bustards website.
Please note the Inglorious Bustards reserves the right to change listed pricing anytime at their discretion.  Please contact them directly to confirm.

Great Bustard

Great Bustard
 
Both species of Bustard can be seen on several of tours but the Extremadura tour provides

Spanish Imperial Eagle

Spanish Imperial Eagle
 
The Spanish Imperial eagle is a threatened species of eagle native to the Iberian Peninsula.

Short-toed Eagle

Short-toed Eagle
 
A migratory species that can be encountered like many of the raptors passing the

Booted Eagle

Booted Eagle
 
In Europe, most Booted Eagles are migratory. Only few spent the winter in southern Europe, 

Honey Buzzard

Honey Buzzard
 
The European Honey Buzzard is not closely related to the Buteo Buzzards like the Common

Black Stork

Black Stork
 
Widespread but uncommon this species can be seen en-mass migrating through the Straits of Gibraltar.

Red-knobbed Coot

Red-knobbed Coot
 
Found regularly in southernmost Spain on freshwater lakes and ponds as

Northern Bald Ibis

Northern Bald Ibis
 
Very rare until a successful reintroduction project to the Cadiz area took place in

Rüppell’s vulture

Rüppell's vulture
 
Rüppell’s vulture or Rüppell’s griffon vulture is a large vulture that occurs throughout the

Other Spanish Wildlife

Alpine Accentor, Ring Ouzel, Fieldfare, Redwing, White-headed Duck, Marbled Teal, Lusitanian sundew Drosophyllum lusitanicum, Long-finned Pilot Whale, Sperm Whale, Fin Whale, Orca, Striped Dolphin, Bottle-nosed Dolphin, Common Dolphin, Iberian Lynx, Barbary Macaque, Spanish festoon, Moroccan Orang-tip, Two-tailed Pasha, Monarch.

Due to extensive conservation background working for the RSPB Inglorious Bustards have amassed useful conservation techniques and approaches. They aim to work with the Migres Foundation in enabling them to get more funds for vital monitoring of migrating birds in the Straits of Gibraltar while also donating a proportion of any profits from certain tours to them.

They are keen supporters of Operation Turtle Dove and support the Dove Step campaign through logistical and financial support.

Inglorious Bustards also work with farmers and land managers to ensure that eco-tourism can support their creation and protection of habitats including the Salarte project conserving the traditional practices of salt extraction by hand which provides important feeding areas for migratory wading birds.

Finally, they also work in collaboration with other service providers to support and grow sustainable eco-tourism that financially rewards and supports conservation activities for example they provide delicious picnics including locally sourced food that provides conservation benefits.

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    Ronda & The Straits

    We had an amazing time with Simon and Niki – they are so knowledgeable and never tire of a…. Show More
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    Brilliant birding

    A fantastic Wildlife experience led by enthusiastic, knowledgeable leaders Simon and Niki.…. Show More
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    Birding Two Continents

    Absolutely brilliant. Simon and Niki were great in every department – very knowledgeable g…. Show More
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    Birds Beautiful Birds…

    Blessed with the opportunity to visit the Straits again, and witness the spectacular migra…. Show More
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    Vultures and Specialities

    Simon & Niki are a joy to be with, they are warm, friendly , helpful and welcoming thr…. Show More
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    A glorious Choc ‘n’ Pode Tour

    This tour, led by Niki and Simon to the coastal region of mid Morocco was not only success…. Show More
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    Rapturous Raptor Watching October 2016

    ‘ Rapturous Raptor Watching October 2016 ‘

    Birdwatching across the Straits in Septembe…. Show More

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    Solo traveller returns

    Being guided was like being out with a friend. I never felt rushed and yet we packed in an…. Show More
  9. 4.0
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    First time to the area

    Fabulous time with Niki & Simon exploring a range of different habitats and birds. I w…. Show More
  10. 5.0
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    Inglorious Bustards are all over it!

    Being guided by Niki and Simon aka Inglorious Bustards is like taking a leisurely stroll t…. Show More
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    Glorious bustards !!

    Amazing birds, people, location, food and atmosphere. Well worth going on any tour with th…. Show More
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    Complete BUSTARDS

    They are!!! That means to say they’re the complete package; the 5-stars says it all…..pa…. Show More
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    Birds and fun touring together!

    The best tour I’ve ever had! Experienced leaders, stunning places, wonderful picnic and an…. Show More
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    Some of the best birding I’ve had.

    I honestly mean it when I say I had some of the most enjoyable birding with the bustards. …. Show More

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