Birdwatching Trip in Northern Ebro Delta
An Ebro Delta Birdwatching day trip by car and foot where we will explore some of the best birding sites in the Northern section of the Ebro Delta.
We will be taking in some different habitats during an interesting and varied birding trip, and this will begin in the countryside situated to the edge of the Ebro Delta where we will be looking for popular species like Hoopoe, European Bee-eater and Golden Oriole in scrub & woodland environments on the periphery of the wetlands. As the morning progresses we will move into more classic delta habitat and spend some time at the Lo Golero marshes, a large reserve area which is teeming with wildfowl, warblers & herons and is patrolled continuously by Marsh Harriers. Adjacent to this site, we have the bay of Fangar, a shallow-water marine environment that is a mecca for waders, gulls and terns, as well as Osprey during the migration period.
As with all of our birding tours, we offer our clients a choice at lunchtime. We can stop off and sample some of the delicious cuisines of the region, with mouth-watering seafood paellas being a local speciality that many are keen to sample at charming local eateries. Alternatively, we can choose to take a picnic and find suitable outdoor eating areas as an al fresco option.
Your Ebro Delta birdwatching trip will continue in the afternoon with a slow journey through the agricultural zone as we head towards the estuary at Riumar. In the rice fields, we can find a great abundance of birds including huge flocks of Glossy Ibis and other waders, probing for food in the boggy fields. The tour culminates in the vicinity of Riumar, where we can observe many different species of wildfowl from the tall observation towers overlooking El Garxal, offering splendid vistas of the river mouth.
Top 5 Highlights:
- Observe the charismatic Hoopoe at close quarters!
- Multiple Marsh Harriers quartering low over the reed-beds at Lo Golero!
- Vast flocks of varied waders in the bay of Fangar!
- Osprey fishing in the shallow waters during the migration seasons!
- Hordes of Glossy Ibis busily feeding in the agricultural zone!
If you are also interested in longer tours on offer, have a look at the Winter Birding Aragon & Catalonia Tour, Spain.
Alternative Tour Name: Ebro Delta Northern Birding Trip