Ebro Delta Weekend Bird watching Tour
The Ebro Delta Weekend Birding tour is our shortest multi-day guided option and has been designed for people who would like to experience the magic of the delta within a long weekend break. We generally look to run the tour on the schedule of a Friday arrival, followed by 2 full days guided birding with a departure on Monday. This tour includes private airport transfers from Barcelona, Valencia or Reus International Airports, and 3 nights private accommodation at our villa which is located in the tranquil countryside on the doorstep of the Ebro Delta.
The first day of the tour will be a guided birdwatching trip around the southern section of the Ebro Delta. We will be birding a number of different habitats and can expect to see many of the special birds of the region. Highlights of the day will include vast flocks of Greater Flamingos at La Tancada, the bird hide at Riet Vell where we can observe the likes of Purple Swamp-hen close up, and the vast marshes of L'Encanyissada which is home to an abundance of wildfowl, herons, warblers and raptors.
The second day of this Ebro Delta Weekend birding tour will begin with a look at some of the spectacular locations in the northern section of the delta, including a search for birds such as Bee-eater & Hoopoe in the scrubland on the periphery of the wetlands. We will progress into more typical delta habitat and check out the shallow water bay of Fangar, with an array of waders, gulls, terns and seasonal Osprey. We will also be birding the Lo Goleron marshes which are adjacent to the bay and are continuously patrolled by Marsh Harriers. After some lunch, we will be heading out onto the Ebro river by boat, where we can get great close up views of species such as Little Bittern & Purple Heron.
Ebro Delta Weekend birding tour - 5 highlights:
- Hundreds of Greater Flamingos feeding in the saline lagoons at La Tancada
- Close up views of Purple Swamp-hens & Kingfishers at the Riet Vell bird observatory
- Beautiful Bee-eaters & Hoopoe can often be viewed at the villa during your stay!
- Fishing Osprey & Caspian Terns in Fangar bay during migration & winter season
- Exploring remote areas of the delta by boat with close up views of rare herons & bitterns.
If you don't want to confine yourself to just one wildlife trip this holiday, have a look at the Catalonia Mountain Birding Trip, Spain day experience on offer.