Ebro Delta and Pyrenees Birdwatching Tour
This 8-day Ebro Delta and Pyrenees birding tour is a leisurely paced set-departure trip. You can expect to see over 200 species and enjoy both migratory birds and Spanish specialities along with incredible Pyrenean landscapes, delicious food and interesting historical and cultural experiences.
The Pyrenean mountain range is a wild corner of Europe where Lammergeiers are still common. Local communities here take steps to preserve their wildlife without impacting on their standard of living. The area provides an important corridor for migratory birds, which is what makes Pyrenees birding so exciting. Birds of prey, passerines, waterfowl and storks cross these massive mountains on their way between their breeding and overwintering areas.
This Ebro Delta and Pyrenees birding tour explores these amazing locations in late summer, which is an excellent time to enjoy large flocks of a bird of prey on their movements south: Honey Buzzards, Short-toed Snakes Eagles, Lesser Kestrels and White Storks are moving these days, and we will visit specific corners to try to enjoy these massive movements of birds. But many birds chose to cross the Pyrenees by its easiest way, the mild hills of coastal Catalonia.
Yes, during this season, all wetlands in the country appear full of waders, and in the largest wetlands such as Ebro Delta (Delta de l'Ebre) it is easy to enjoy over 25 species in a single day. Not only speaking about the Collared Pratincoles large flocks, nor the mixed flocks of both Squacco and Night Herons flying South, but also about a number of uncommon species including Temminck's Stint, Eurasian Dotterel and, if lucky, Pectoral Sandpiper.
While Catalan wetlands become full of shorebirds, up in the Pyrenean slopes large flocks of Citril Finches and Chough (both Yellow & Red-billed) start to grow up. At this season it is easy to see flocks of 30 or 40 Citril Finches together! Wallcreepers are also in the move, and local populations become more accessible, but unfortunately still not as easy as they will be from November to March.
Some areas that we will explore during the Pyrenees birdwatching tour include the gorgeous "La Cerdanya" shire, but also the Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park, and we will have time to have some birding inside Andorra, the small Pyrenean country with strong Catalan roots.
Would you like to add a day trip to your Spanish birding experience? Have a look at the Llobregat Delta Birding Trip, Catalonia, Spain.
Alternative Tour Name: Pyrenees & Ebro Delta Bird Migration Tour
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