Great Bustards and Raptors Birdwatching Tour in Villafáfila
A 5-day Great Bustards birding tour experiencing the proximity of two different habitats: a mountain remote river canyon in Arribes de Duero and the drylands of Villafáfila is the perfect scenario for spending time watching the amazing Bonelli’sEagle, Golden Eagle and other raptors and then move down for Great Bustard, Short-eared Owl, Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Lesser Kestrel and other steppe birds. On-demand raptors or Great Bustard, photo hide session can be added to the package.
Alternative Name: Villafáfila Great Bustard And Raptors Tour
First day in Arribes del Duero area. One of the most wild and unknown places in Europe. We will visit the high lands of Arribes del Duero and will watch the Golden Eagle couple in their natural habitat. Option of hide session in a feeding station.
We will visit the river canyon close to the Portugal border. This is the right place for the Bonelli's Eagle. Also availabe a short session for watching them at few meters in a feeding station. We feed the Bonelli's Eagle couple with dead Rabbit in a supplementary feeding program in order to contribute to the conservation of this threatened raptor.
We will have a complet view of Villafáfila endorreic lagoon. One of the last in steppe lands in Europe. Perfect place for Gull-billed Tern, Avocet, and plenty of other waders.
We will have the opportunity of watching one of the most magnificent birds in Europe: the Great Bustard. The heaviest flying bird in the world. And, if it the proper time we can see the mating display or foam bath. In the same are we will watch Short eared Owl, Montagu's Harrier, Marsh Harrier, Buzzard. Red Kite, Black Kite, Black Shoulder Kite, Little Bustard, Lesser Kestrel and a good number of steppe birds.
The last day we will propose something different: Spanish Imperial Eagle in a Stone PIne forest. This bird will be the highlight, but Azure winged Magpie, Hawkfinch, Sardinian Warbler and other scrub birds will make our day.
Great Bustard, Bonelli’s Eagle, Golden Eagle, Lesser Kestrel, Black Vulture, Short-eared Owl, White Stork, Black Stork.
What is included?
- Full day guide and transfer from the meeting points in Arribes de Duero and Villafáfila areas.
What is not included?
- Accommodation and meals, although we can manage that.
- Transfer from the airport.
- Travel Insurances.
Photo Logistics is a professional travel agency run by wildlife specialists. What does it mean? That we are able to arrange your entire holidays as you would do as wildlife fans. Everything: accommodation, transfers, devoted guides.... just grab your binoculars and enjoy!
Castilla y León is a vast region. In fact bigger than some countries in Europe. So, in order to take advantage of your trip we will book the closest accommodation to your birding places. We design the trips avoiding those movements that make no sense.
No. You are on holidays and it is completely normal that you wish to enjoy the Spanish gastronomy with no restrictions. So, it is hard to foresee a quote for your meals. In this way we avoid missunderstanding.
Here we are showing up a birding trip. But we are wildlife photographers. If we are able to put a Bonelli's Eagle or a Great Bustard at 10 meters from you, imagine what can we do with a pair of binoculars! But, if you wish to go further, we are not going to stop you. Come in a hide and experience being so close to amazing birds.