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Isla Cristina & Ayamonte Birding Trip Andalucía,Spain

Isla Cristina & Ayamonte Birding Trip Andalucía,Spain
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half day birding trip to the tidal marshland between Isla Cristina and Ayamonte is a fantastic site to look for waders, seabirds and water birds. You will go across different habitats like beaches, sandbanks, saltpan areas, tidal channels, fish farms and pinewoods in order to get a high number of birds for your checklist.

Day 1
Morning or Afternoon Session

The tidal marshland between Isla Cristina and Ayamonte is a fantastic site to look for waders, seabirds and water birds. We go across different habitats like beaches, sandbanks, saltpan areas, tidal channels, fish farms, and pinewoods in order to get a high number of birds for our checklist. At the weekend, we can visit the lovely Visitor’s Centre as well, formerly used as tidal mild. The Isla Cristina Marshes Nature Reserve comprises the wetland in the estuaries of the rivers Guadiana and Carreras in the west of Costa de la Luz and next to Portugal. The area we visit is 45 minutes from Huelva City and 1h30 from Seville. The area is ideal for a half-day trip from the hotels in Isla Canela, Isla Cristina, and the neighboring Algarve.

Residents: Marsh Harrier, Spoonbill, Little Egret, Flamingo, Yellow-legged Gull, Hoopoe, Kentish Plover, Black-winged Stilt.

Winter Birds: Curlew Sandpiper, Dunlin, Gannet, Scoter, Great Cormorant, Pintail, Shoveler, Wigeon, Great Egret, Osprey, Grey Plover, Bar-tailed & Black-tailed Godwits, Sanderling, Greenshank, Whimbrel, Mediterranean & Audouin’s Gull, Sandwich Tern, Caspian Tern, Bluethroat.

Summer Birds: Osprey, Montagu’s Harrier, Purple Heron, Squacco Heron, Bee-eater, Little Bittern, Little Tern, Collared Pratincole, Red-rumped Swallow, Great Reed Warbler.

Migrants: Knot, Spotted Redshank, Common Tern, Arctic Tern, Black Tern.

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”
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  1. Late migration near Punta Umbria
    Dr Trevor Nicholson03 May 2018
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    The Wild Donana team are excellent. The tours are well planned and Manu and Maria are not only skilled and knowledgeable spotters but take extra care to ensure that everyone on the trip gets the best experience. We will be returning.

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Tour Facts

  • The Isla Cristina Marshes Nature Reserve
  • Available Daily
  • Half Day Trip
  • Birds
  • 4 hours
  • Leisurely
  • English, French, Portuguese & Spanish
  • Faro Airport
  • Faro Airport