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More Than Birds

León, Spain tel: +34606135922 | info@morethanbirds.es | www.morethanbirds.es

Wildlife and Birding in León

More Than Birds is a local wildlife company established in Lugueros, a tiny village (only 25 inhabitants) in the heart of the Cantabrian Mountains, an area with big carnivores and over 150 bird species.

More Than Birds specialise in one day natural and cultural trips to observe wildlife (including Brown Bears, Wild Cats and other endemic species to the North West of Spain).  They provide an overall experience of Spanish traditional culture to give their customers an authentic, unique hands-on trip of a lifetime.  As a company they seek to share rare and iconic wildlife of the Cantabrian Mountains to discerning customers while ensuring the utmost respect and ethics towards the targeted species.

Wildlife watching is combined with traditional Spanish culture, food and charming accommodation. More Than Birds excellence is based on two wildlife biologists working as guides as well as access to an extensive network of local hotels and restaurants. In combining the extensive field experience of the biologists and local hospitality, the company works toward environmental awareness of the local people educating the rural economy of the financial benefits offered by ecotourism to their region.

The More Than Birds guides were born and raised in the Cantabrian Mountains. After living in other countries (Canada and USA), they both came back their “home” looking for a sustainable life in Europe. They maintain a ‘house style’ – relaxed but professional; experienced in birding and wildlife watching, as well as photography, traditional culture and group management. More than Birds offer a pleasant, leisurely and fun outdoor experience for all. In their own words: they create unique, authentic and unforgettable experiences in one of the last Europe corners where human population is very low.

Brown Bear Trip

Brown Bear Trip

 
A one-day bear trip looking for and learning about the ecology of the Cantabrian Brown Bears

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Wild Cat Trip

Wild Cat Trip

 
A one-day wild cat trip through the Cantabrian Mountains which is the only

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Partridges On The Snow

Partridges On The Snow

 
A one-day birdwatching trip seeking the Pyrenean Grey Partridge (Perdix perdix

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Hidden Steppe Birds Trip

Hidden Steppe Birds Trip

 
A one-day birding trip to the León province and Southern slope of the Cantabrian

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Alpine Birding Trek

Alpine Birding Trek

 
A three-day alpine birding trek seeking a variety of bird species including the

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For more information about wildlife and birding in León tours visit the More Than Birds website
Please note the More Than Birds reserves the right to change listed pricing anytime at their discretion.  Please contact them directly to confirm.

Pyrenean Grey Partridge

Pyrenean Grey Partridge
 
In most of its range, Grey Partridge occurs in steppes and cultivated lowlands, or even in

Wallcreeper

Wallcreeper
 
A small passerine bird found throughout the high Eurasian Mountains from southern

Little Bustard

Little Bustard
 
Formerly an abundant species it is increasingly scarce nowadays due to intensive

Great Bustard

Great Bustard
 
Opposite to the Little Bustard, the Great Bustard is doing very well in Spain. This species is the

Brown Bear

Brown Bear Trip
 
The biggest Eurasian carnivore became extinct in most of the Western Europe Mountain

Wild Cat

Wild Cat
 
This mini-tiger inhabits forests of Western, Southern Central and Eastern Europe up to the

Broom Hare

Broom Hare
 
It is a species of hare endemic to NW Spain, restricted to the Cantabrian Mountains. Both

Middle-spotted Woodpecker

Middle-spotted Woodpecker
 
NW Spain is the western border distribution of this species. Its habitat in this area is unique:

Black-bellied Sandgrouse

Black-bellied Sandgrouse
 
“Grouse of the Steppe”, Sandgrouse are similar in appearance to doves and

Lesser Kestrel

Lesser Kestrel
 
A small falcon breeding in the Palaearctic and wintering mainly in Africa. It is globally

Other Wildlife

Buntings, Golden Eagle, Bullfinch, Tawny Owl, Cantabrian chamois, red and roe deers, wild boar, badger, weasel, least weasel, Coronella girondica, Cantabrian Viper, Rana temporaria, Chioglossa lusitánica, Orchis mascula, Aceras antropophorum, Orchis purpurea, Dactylorhiza incarnata and Ophrys sphegodes.

More than Birds Conservation

More Than Birds support two conservation projects in Spain by using their wildlife observation as conservation tools. Any observation of Brown Bears and Pyrenean Grey Partridge is recorded and sent to specialist scientists. This data is mainly used in behaviour and census studies.

Brown Bear data are used by: http://www.cantabrianbrownbear.org/es/

Pyrenean Grey Partridge observations were recently used to write the first scientific paper on this subspecies based on winter surveys.  View here

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