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Ebro Delta Express Birding Tour, Catalonia, Spain - 4 Days

Ebro Delta Express Birding Tour, Catalonia, Spain

Ebro Delta Birdwatching Tour

The Ebro Delta Express Birding tour is our shortest multi-day guided option and is aimed at people who have limited time available but are seeking an action-packed two days guided birding experience.

You will be collected from Barcelona International Airport on arrival and taken to your accommodation, our private villa situated right on the doorstep of the Ebro Delta. After breakfast on day 1 of the tour, we will be heading out on a driven day tour of the Ebro Delta, taking in the best birding sites both north and south of the Ebro river. The second day of the tour will see us get an early start as we visit Mas de Bunyol, to see feeding Griffon Vultures in the morning. After returning to the delta, we will head out for an afternoon/evening boat tour of the Ebro river culminating in a fantastic bird roost accompanied by a spectacular sunset over the river. On departure day we will drop you back at the airport in good time for your return flight home.

Day 1
Day 1 - Arrival day

You will be collected from the airport by one of our team and transferred to your accommodation, our private self-catering Villa situated in the countryside just outside L'Ampolla on the edge of the Ebro Delta.

Day 2
Day 2 - Ebro Delta highlights, guided birding tour both north & south of the river

Following breakfast you will head out on a fully guided bird watching day trip of the Ebro Delta with Al Henderson. We will be visiting all of the best areas of the delta both north and south of the river including a huge variety of different habitats in order to see the maximum amount of bird varieties.

Lunch will be either a Packed Lunch, or alternatively a stop off in a local Restaurant, according to the clients preference.

Day 3
Day 3 - Morning mountain tour, afternoon Ebro river boat tour

After breakfast you will be heading out with Al to Mas de Bunyol in Els Ports natural park where we will meet the Vulture man, Jose Ramon, before witnessing the feeding of hundreds of wild Griffons at his mountain observatory.

We return to the Ebro Delta and will take lunch before heading out on the Ebro river boat tour for the afternoon & evening, witnessing a memorable sunset on the river and getting close to the fantastic and varied bird-life alongside the river bank.

Day 4
Day 4 - Departure day

One of the team will return you to the airport in time for your return flight.

Notable species we are likely to encounter on the Ebro Delta Express Tour: Red Crested Pochard, Little Bittern, Night Heron, Squacco Heron, Cattle Egret, Little Egret, Great Egret, Grey Heron, Purple Heron, Black Kite, Marsh Harrier, Booted Eagle, Osprey, Kestrel, Black-winged Stilt, Common Sandpiper, Caspian Tern, Whiskered Tern, Black Tern, Audouin’s Gull, Turtle Dove, Kingfisher, Bee-eater, Hoopoe, Golden Oriole, Penduline Tit, Sand Martin, Cetti’s Warbler, Reed Warbler, Great Reed Warbler, Zitting Cristicola, Nightingale, Spotted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher, Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail, Serin, Reed Bunting, Shelduck, Gadwall, Garganey, Shoveler, Little Grebe, Great-crested grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Bittern, Greater Flamingo, White Stork, Spoonbill, Short-toed Eagle, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Bonelli’s Eagle, Lesser Kestrel, Kestrel, Merlin, Hobby, Peregrine, Water Rail, Avocet, Oystercatcher, Golden Plover, Grey Plover, Lapwing, Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover, Kentish Plover, Curlew, Bar-tailed Godwit, Turnstone, Sanderling, Temminck’s Stint, Dunlin, Little Stint, Green Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Redshank, Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, Snipe, Jack Snipe, Collared Pratincole, Little Tern, Gull-billed Tern, Sandwich tern, Common Tern, Roseate Tern, Mediterranean Gull, Slender-billed Gull, Cuckoo, Little Owl, Scops Owl, Nightjar, Roller, Woodchat Shrike, Crested Lark, Lesser Short-toed Lark, Short-toed Lark, Wood Warbler, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Dartford Warbler, Sardinian Warbler, Savi’s Warbler, Melodious Warbler, Moustached Warbler, Mistle Thrush, Bluethroat, Black Redstart, Redstart, Whinchat, Stonechat, Wheatear, Black-eared Wheatear, Grey Wagtail, Red-throated Pipit, Water Pipit, Linnet, Purple Swamp-hen, Glossy Ibis, Red-legged Partridge, Griffon Vulture, Black Vulture, Egyptian Vulture, Goshawk, Golden Eagle, Alpine Swift, Iberian Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Raven, Chough, Jay, Crested Tit, Coal Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Thekla’s Lark, Woodlark, Skylark, Crag Martin, Western Bonelli’s Warbler, Western Subalpine Warbler, Goldcrest, Firecrest, Short-toed Treecreeper, Wren, Rock Thrush, Blue Rock Thrush, Black Wheatear, Alpine Accentor, Rock Sparrow, Cirl Bunting, Rock Bunting, Ortolan Bunting, Corn Bunting

What is included?

  • Airport Transfers
  • 3 nights accommodation in our private villa (B & B or self catering)
  • 2 days guided bird watching itineraries with Al Henderson
  • Spotting scopes and spare binoculars

What is not included?

  • International Flight Tickets
  • Travel Insurance
  • Lunches & Evening meals (packed lunches available for certain tours)
Wildlife Reviews
5 stars
- based on 2  reviews
  1. Splendid experience
    Lars Thorelius03 May 2019







    Al took me on a customised combined tour into the Ebro Delta (northern and southern) one day and Els Ports Natural Park the next. Photography is my passion. Al's great knowledge of birds and their habitats lead me to many fantastic opportunities, and "between sightings" he's a very pleasant companion; we had many nice chats on the way, not least about photography. An included visit to "Vulture Man's" place and hundreds of wild vultures was the icing on the cake. Very warmly recommended!
  2. Great Bird Tour!
    Jay F. Penniman03 Dec 2018







    Al knew right where to take us for great viewing of the birds of the Ebro River Delta. We visited in the winter and though species diversity was not high he still took us to where we would see many quality birds we would never have found on our own. The purple gallinule, king fisher, booted eagle and spotted red-shanks are delightful memories. Lodging in the villa, breakfast of local favorite foods, meeting the Henderson family and scheduling travel to town for a meal all contributed to a perfect visit to the Ebro River Delta.

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Why book with Ebro Delta Birding?

The Ebro delta in North East Spain is one of Europe’s premier wetland bird watching destinations. A wide variety of watery habitats can be found within > 320 square kilometres of the natural park, with diverse environments ranging from salt marshes and sand dunes to river bank and woodland. This range of habitats attracts a bewildering selection of birdlife with a species list exceeding 300 varieties!

What are the options for lunch & evening meals?

At lunch time we will either stop at a local restaurant and grab some lunch, or alternatively we can arrange to take a packed lunch. Evening meals can be taken in L'Ampolla ( a short & inexpensive 5 minute taxi ride away), or you can self cater at the Villa which has full cooking facilities including a barbecue. We can arrange a super market visit if you prefer the self catering option.

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4 Days

Price & Availability

EUR350 / per person
Based on twin/double room
Group Discount Available
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This tour is operated by: Ebro Delta Birding

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Operator Review Summary

4.96 Based on 26 reviews

Tour Facts

  • Ebro Delta & Els Ports Natural park
  • Multi-Day Tour
  • Birds
  • 1 to 4 people
  • 3 nights / 4 days
  • Spring Migration (mid March - mid May), Autumn Migration (mid August - mid October)
  • English
  • On Request
  • +12 years (accommpanied by adult)
  • Leisurely
  • No
  • Barcelona El Prat International Airport
  • Barcelona El Prat International Airport