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Sierra Pelada & Andevalo Area Andalucía Birdwatching Trip, Spain

Andalucía Birding Trip to the Sierra Pelada & Andevalo Area, Spain

This full-day Andalucía bird watching trip, that runs daily, involves an ascent to the woody hills in the west of Huelva to watch raptors, insectivorous birds and other wildlife amongst the rocks, woods and scrubland. You can aim to see a wide range of resident birds, including Griffon Vulture, Hoopoe, Blue Rock Thrush, Thekla Lark, Stonechat, Sardinian Warbler, Dartford Warbler, Azure-winged Magpie, Rock Bunting. Plus, the main colony of Black Vultures in Andalusia is located in Sierra Pelada.

El Andevalo is a large area in the centre and west of Huelva province, close to the Portugal border. It is beautiful countryside in a less populated area of this corner of Spain. As we go inland on this Andalucía bird watching trip, the landscape becomes more undulating, leading towards Sierra Pelada. On the way we visit the area of steppe land to be found in the foothills just before we get to the higher hills. Here, in the grasslands you can find a small population of Great and Little Bustards, as well as Great Spotted Cuckoo that can be seen from late winter.

There are plenty of Andalucía bird watching experiences offered by Wild Donana, have a look at the Palos Area Bird Trip, Andalucía, Spain.

Alternative tour name: Sierra Pelada Black Vultures Tour
Day 1
Full Day Trip

El Andevalo is a large area in the centre and west of Huelva province next to Portugal. It is a beautiful countryside in the lowest populated land in this corner of Spain. We visit the last steppe in the foothills that holds a very small population of bustards. As we go inland the landscape becomes more undulating towards Sierra Pelada.

Some of the wildlife expected to see on this trip are:

Residents: Little Bustard, Great Bustard, Black Vulture, Griffon Vulture, Hoopoe, Blue Rock Thrush, Thekla Lark, Stonechat, Sardinian Warbler, Dartford Warbler, Azure-winged Magpie, Rock Bunting.

Winter Birds: Hen Harrier, Skylark, Golden Plover, Lapwing, Chiffchaff, Firecrest.

Summer Birds: Black Stork, Quail, Black-eared Wheatear, Booted Eagle, Short-toed Eagle, Bee-eater, Melodious Warbler, Subalpine Warbler, Great Spotted Cuckoo.

Migrants: Whinchat, Willow Warbler, Pied Flycatcher, Northern Wheatear

What is included?

  • Professional bi-lingual guide(s)
  • Specialist guide fees
  • Local accommodation pickup (within 30mins from start point)
  • All ground transport throughout the trip
  • Entrance fees to all National Parks, Nature Reserves and/or use of Hides where applicable
  • Water throughout the trip
  • All activities as specified within the tour itinerary
  • Use of binoculars and telescopes or field scopes
  • Personalised checklists
  • Accident insurance
  • All applicable taxes

What is not included?

  • Travel & medical insurance (incl. personal equipment and repatriation)
  • Items of personal nature or,
  • Meals or snacks throughout the trip
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Any other drinks not mentioned above, or
  • Alcoholic beverages or bottled drinks
  • Anything else not mentioned in “What is included”
Wildlife Reviews
5 stars
- based on 1  reviews
  1. Excellent birding guides
    scott from Vermont10 Jan 2018







    We had a great day of winter birding with Maria Harana. She was extremely knowledgeable about the history, ecology and birds of Donana. Her enthusiasm never waned. She was patient with the "non-birders" among us, made sure everyone saw every bird, and had great eyes and ears -- even while driving. We learned much and had a very pleasant day with Maria. Winter, of course, is not the greatest time for birding in Donana… but it was when we were visiting Spain, so we took a chance. It definitely paid off. Thanks to Maria, we got good looks at 66 species, including some wonderful rarities. Donana is tricky. Unlike national parks in America and other places we have been, people are not allowed in the inner portion of the region, which is technically the "National Park". Around the perimeter is a maze of roads through the agricultural lands. Having someone who knows where the birds are, and how to reach them is a great advantage at this location. And, Maria really made it special.

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This tour is operated by: Wild Doñana
4.96 based on 8 reviews

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Tour Facts

  • El Andevalo
  • Available Daily
  • Full Day Trip
  • 1 to 8 pax
  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Leisurely
  • English, French, Portuguese & Spanish
  • Faro Airport
  • Faro Airport
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