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Ebro Delta Southern Trip - 1 Day

Ebro Delta Southern 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.  Also available as a Half Day Trip.

Day 1
Morning - L'Alfacada (Isla de Buda), Punta de la Banya & La Tancada

The morning itinerary sees us take in 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.

Day 2
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?

  • Cooler with drinks and refreshments
  • Spare binoculars available on request
  • Spotting Scope

What is not included?

  • Sun protection (Hats / glasses / creams)
  • Mosquito repellent
Wildlife Reviews
5 stars
- based on 2  reviews
  1. 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.
  2. 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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Tour Facts

  • Ebro Delta areas to the south of the river Ebro
  • Birds
  • 1 to 4 people
  • Approx. 8 hours
  • English