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Ebro Delta Southern Birding Trip - 1 Day

Ebro Delta Southern Birding Trip
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one-day birding trip to the Southern section of the Ebro delta sees a visit to some extraordinary birding locations including Isla de Buda, Riet Vell observatory, La Tancada, Punta de la Banya and the marshes of L’Encanyissada.

Day 1
Full Day Trip

Morning - L'Alfacada (Isla de Buda), Punta de la Banya & La Tancada

The morning itinerary sees us take in a great variety of sites with the emphasis initially on coastal birds and waders before we switch to the prolific salt lagoons at La Tancada where we can get fantastic photos of Flamingos at close quarters. Many other spectacular waders will be sighted, such as Avocet and the fantastically elegant Black-winged Stilts.

Afternoon - L'Encanyissada & Filtre Verd

We will break off for lunch at Poble Nou and then resume the tour at L'Encanyissada and the adjoining 'green filter'. This is one of the most prolific sites around the Ebro Delta for a vast array of different species. We can see almost everything around here, spectacular raptors like Marsh Harrier and Osprey, Herons & Bitterns, waders of many varieties and also ducks, grebes, and other waterfowl. A bird watching paradise!

Target species on the Ebro Delta south 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 your accommodation in the local area / local train stations
  • Cooler with drinks and refreshments
  • Spare binoculars available on request
  • Spotting Scope

What is not included?

  • International Flight Tickets
  • Travel Insurance
  • Sun protection (Hats / glasses / creams)
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Lunch
Wildlife Reviews
4.93 stars
- based on 5  reviews
  1. Great Winter Day Out
    Harriet and Matt28 Jan 2020
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    We went out for the day with Al in January and did the Ebro Delta South tour. The landscape and vistas of the Ebro Delta are stunning and the birding is pretty fab too - we manged to clock up 60 species in one day! Al is a really informative guide, not just identifying the birds, but also giving you background on their diet, habitat, migration etc. The highlights for us were seeing the purple swamphens, a beautiful bluethroat and the glossy ibis. Many thanks Al for a day to remember!
  2. Fantastic Day Out
    Heather Pinches05 Oct 2019
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    We had a great day out with Al touring the best sites in the Ebro Delta. His knowledge was excellent and we saw a really good variety of the species in the delta at this time of year. His choice of restaurant for lunch was top notch and the structure of the day was excellent especially managing the heat of the day. He'd clearly thought about the best times of day to visit each site. We would highly recommend a trip with Al.
  3. Ebro Delta Birding
    Bev Schieman30 Jun 2019
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    Had a wonderful day with Al! He tailors the experience to your personal goals, and in addition takes you to many different spots to try to find as many species as possible. It's an incredible value to get such personal experience for an entire day His knowledge about the area cannot be matched. He also takes photos throughout the day, and shares them with you, so you can relax and keep your eyes on the birds. I think my favorite thing about Al is his enthusiasm. He clearly loves birding as much as his clients do, and this makes for a very fun and enjoyable day.
  4. Collared Praticoles at close quarters
    Jim & Maria Harrison02 May 2019
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    Maria and I thoroughly enjoyed our guided tour with Al last week. The Ebro delta was a revelation to us on visiting it for the first time. Al proved to be an excellent guide, taking us to a significant number of great birding locations and hides. With Al's expertise and local knowledge we saw 35 different species in a few hours, a number of which were exciting firsts for us. Highlights included the collared pratincoles at very close quarters, glossy ibis, flamingos, purple heron and woodchat shrike. Al was very helpful and informative throughout the entire late afternoon and evening. Also, he very kindly provided us with some great photos he took during our tour, via Dropbox. We would highly recommend Al.
  5. Exhilarating!
    Caroline Mortlock15 Jan 2019
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    Two exhilarating days, criss-crossing among paddy fields, lagoons, drainage channels and sand dunes, all in sharp winter sunshine. Al knows where residents and winter guests are likely to be found, is quick to point them out and share his knowledge. We were delighted to view so many individuals and snap some great photos despite the gusting winds. To mention but a few: low-flying booted eagles being blown almost backwards; squawking night herons battened down in the reeds; dainty bluethroats picking in the ditches; vibrantly-coloured purple gallinule; an unexpected osprey, catch dangling; and to cap it all the Dartford warbler clinging to a fishing net! A great experience and good-value overnight stay in the roomy guest-house.

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Why book with Ebro Delta Birding?

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!

Is there much walking on this tour?

The Ebro Delta south tour does not have any strenuous amount of walking, with just a few leisurely 5 minute strolls to certain hides & observatories. Most of this tour is vehicle based.

What to bring?

We recommend that you bring the following items with you: - Insect repellent (mosquitos can be a nuisance on certain days) - Sun Cream / Hat / Glasses - Binoculars (although we do have spare sets available) - Clothing appropriate to the season

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Tour Facts

  • Ebro Delta Natural park
  • Full Day Trip
  • Birds
  • 1 to 6 people
  • Approx. 8 hours
  • English
  • On Request
  • Spring Migration (mid March - mid May), Autumn Migration (mid August - mid October)
  • +12 years (accommpanied by adult)
  • Leisurely
  • No