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
Strait Birding and Cetaceans Tour
Unknown Vulture Spectacle Tour
Doñana Delights Tour
Two Continents Tour
Please note the Inglorious Bustards reserves the right to change listed pricing anytime at their discretion. Please contact them directly to confirm.
Spanish Imperial Eagle
Northern Bald Ibis
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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