Birdwatching Trip in Southern Ebro Delta
An Ebro Delta Birdwatching day trip by car and foot where we will explore some of the best birding sites in the Southern section of the Ebro Delta.
We will be visiting some extraordinary birding locations throughout this day tour of the southern half of the Ebro Delta. The morning itinerary will commence around the Isla de Buda nature reserve. This area initially offers us some great riverside woodland which we will explore before progressing to El Violi & L'Alfacada, where an observation tower offers a fantastic vista over the river mouth and surrounding lagoons, teeming with waders & wildfowl. As the morning progresses we will spend some time at the excellent Riet Vell bird observatory, perfect for those with an interest in close up bird photography, with species such as Purple Swamp-hen & Water Rail in close proximity.
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 alfresco option.
The afternoon leg of this Ebro Delta birdwatching day trip will see us take in more of the famous birding sites of the region. We will be checking out the amazing salt pans of La Tancada, a location where we can observe many hundreds of Greater Flamingos feeding in the shallow waters, along with Great Egrets fishing close by. We will also be birding the magnificent sand spit El Trabucador, which is excellent for waders, larks, gulls and terns, and will offer guaranteed sightings of the scarce Audouin's Gull. The tour concludes around the marshes of L’Encanyissada which are home to a vast abundance of bird species, and offer a selection of raised observation platforms where we can look out for species like Little Bittern and listen for reed-bed inhabitants such as Savi's Warbler. This habitat is patrolled constantly by multiple Marsh Harriers and also other raptors including Booted Eagles and seasonal Osprey.
Southern Ebro Delta Birdwatching tour - 5 highlights
- Sightings of rare wildfowl such as White-headed & Ferruginous Duck at El Violi & L'Alfacada
- Collared Pratincoles hawking for insects around the coastal scrub.
- Encounters with the scarce Audouin's & Slender-billed Gulls
- Hundreds of Flamingos close up at La Tancada
- Observing the wonderful Purple Swamp-hen from the birding hide at Riet Vell
If you have a little more time to spend on your holiday, maybe you'd consider a longer trip like the Ebro Delta Weekend Birding Tour.