A one-day birding trip to explore the Northern area of the Ebro Delta with visits to some of the prime birding areas such as Lo Golero, Badia del Fangar & El Garxal.
Morning - Lo Golero Filtre Verd & Badia del Fangar
This location offers a massive variety of possible sightings, because we have marshland on one side and a shallow coastal bay on the other. Badia del Fangar offers a huge variety of waders with Flamingos almost guaranteed. The Filtre Verd on the other side is brilliant for Herons, Bitterns and Ducks, with rarities like Purple Swamp-hen virtually guaranteed. Marsh Harriers can be seen hunting low over the reeds and provide great photo opportunities. Many warblers, buntings etc inhabit the reeds and also coastal gorse in these locations.
Afternoon - Riumar & El Garxal
We will break off for lunch sometime after midday (why not sample a delicious bargain 'menu del dia' in Deltebre?) and head slowly down to Riumar through the rice fields where various birds such as Glossy Ibis and Great Egret are certain to be encountered. We will then spend some time at 'el Garxal'. This saline lagoon has some well constructed bird watching hides where we can observe Flamingos and a great variety of waterfowl and get some excellent photo opportunities.
Target species on the Ebro Delta north tour include: Shelduck, Gadwall, Garganey, Shoveler, Red-crested Pochard, Little Grebe, Great-crested grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Bittern, Little Bittern, Night Heron, Squacco Heron, Cattle Egret, Little Egret, Great Egret, Grey Heron, Purple Heron, Greater Flamingo, White Stork, Spoonbill, Short-toed Eagle, Marsh Harrier, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Bonelli’s Eagle, Booted Eagle, Osprey, Lesser Kestrel, Kestrel, Merlin, Hobby, Peregrine, Water Rail, Black-winged Stilt, Avocet, Oystercatcher, Golden Plover, Grey Plover, Lapwing, Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover, Kentish Plover, Curlew, Bar-tailed Godwit, Turnstone, Curlew Sandpiper, Sanderling, Temminck’s Stint, Dunlin, Little Stint, Green Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Redshank, Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, Snipe, Jack Snipe, Collared Pratincole, Little Tern, Gull-billed Tern, Caspian Tern, Whiskered Tern, Black tern, Sandwich tern, Common Tern, Roseate Tern, Mediterranean Gull, Audouin’s Gull, Slender-billed Gull, Turtle Dove, Cuckoo, Little Owl, Scops Owl, Nightjar, Kingfisher, Bee-eater, Roller, Hoopoe, Golden Oriole, Woodchat Shrike, Penduline Tit, Crested Lark, Lesser Short-toed Lark, Short-toed Lark, Wood Warbler, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Dartford Warbler, Sardinian Warbler, Savi’s Warbler, Cetti’s Warbler, Melodious Warbler, Moustached Warbler, Reed Warbler, Great Reed Warbler, Zitting Cristicola, Mistle Thrush, Nightingale, Bluethroat, Black Redstart, Redstart, Whinchat, Stonechat, Wheatear, Black-eared Wheatear, Spotted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher, Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, White Wagtail, Red-throated Pipit, Water Pipit, Serin, Linnet, Reed Bunting, Purple Swamp-hen, Glossy Ibis
What is included?
- Collection / drop off from local accommodation or local train station
- Cooler with drinks and refreshments
- Spare binoculars on request
- Spotting scope
What is not included?
- International Flight Tickets
- Travel Insurance
- Sun protection (Hats / creams / glasses)
- Mosquito repellent
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!
No, this tour is mainly from vehicle with just a few leisurely strolls to hides / observatories
We recommend that you bring the following items: - Insect repellent - Sun cream / hat / glasses - Clothing appropriate to the season - Binoculars (although spare sets are available on request)