Lammergeier Birdwatching Tour in Spain
This 5-day Lammergeier birding will take you to Cazorla, Segura & Las Villas Natural Park, the largest National Park in Spain.
The most emblematic bird to this Nature Reserve is the Lammergeier, which became extinct in 1986. Thanks to the reintroduction project, we can see them soaring freely amongst the high sierras of Andalusia.
Alternative Tour Name: Lammergeier Tour
You’ll be met at the meeting point in the historical town of Cazorla. After check in our hotel, we’ll be ready to a route to Cerrada del Utrero Canyon, and Linarejos Waterfalls. Take a sip of the crystal-clear spring water which later goes on to unite with the Guadalquivir. We’ll enjoy with the flight of the Griffon vultures, soaring just above us, and the fast flight of the Peregrine falcon. Other species that we could see are Crag martin, Dipper, Black red start, Raven, Red-billed Chough, Carrion crow, Crested tit, Rock bunting
Up into the sierra to a superb vantage point known as El Chorro. We are met by spectacular views across the region combined with dramatic deep gorge terrain. We’ll then move on to El Nacimiento del Guadalquivir- birthplace of the legendary river and lifeblood of medieaval Spain.
Off and up to one of the highest vantage points in the sierra, Rambla Seca. Our journey takes us through extensive pine forests and impressive limestone rock faces. We’ll visit Centro de cría Guadalentín, the Lammergeier Breeding Center, where the team of the project, will told us about the reintroduction of this magnificent bird of prey. Then, we move on to Puerto de las Palomas, a good place to observe numerous birds of prey amidst majestic scenery.
After our breakfast, we’ll head onto the Sierra de Segura, in search of the Lammergeier. Most of them use to be in this area, Northeastern to the Natural Park. Full day birding and looking for these majestic raptors.
An early start for our last day birding. End of the tour in our meeting point in the town of Cazorla.
(Nota: se puede contratar como complemento el traslado al aeropuerto de Málaga).
Some of the wildlife expected to see on this trip are:
Griffon vultures, Peregrine falcon, Crag martin, Dipper, Black redstart, Raven, Red-billed Chough, Carrion crow, Crested tit, Rock bunting,
What is included?
- 4 Nights accommodation with private facilities in quality Hotels
- 4x4 transport during the tour
- Use of quality optical equipment
- All meals, being a picnic for lunch
What is not included?
- Travel & contents insurance
- Alcoholic drinks
- Transfer to/from airport
- Item of personal nature
- Extra food/drink to normal meal times
- Anything else not mentioned in “What is included”
Iberian lynx Land is an Ecotourism Registered Company. Along with RESPONSIBLE NATURE TOURISM, Iberian Lynx Land’s pivotal values include EDUCATION and CONSERVATION of Nature and Natural Resources. We are also an Environmental Consultant Company.
Cazorla, Segura and Las Villas N P is the largest Natural Park in Spain and second in Europe. It is located at the East of the province. Moving the clock forward to the ’80s, it was identified by UNESCO as a biosphere reserve. The EU then recognized it as an area of Special Protection for Birds. In 1986 the Spanish government declared it a Natural Park. The geology of these sierras is formed by limestone, with dramatic landscapes of sheer cliffs, gorges, waterfalls and streams of crystal clear water. The most typical woodland is Pine forests, and the park boasts yet one more superlative as home to the largest expanse of forest in the whole Iberian Peninsula. In the park, there is a total of 2,170 separate species of plant of which 35 are endemism. The park is also known for being the birthplace of the River Guadalquivir. Kind off paradoxically, way back in the 18th century, the sierras was declared a maritime province, serving as it did both military and civil construction. The timbers were used in the construction of naval vessels, and the old tobacco factory in Seville is a present-day example which pays testimony to those times.
It is advisable to bring light trekking boots or walking shoes, a jacket or a fleece jacket and a rain jacket, binoculars, photo camera. *In regards to your flight, the nearest airport is Málaga – located 265 km, 3,5h from Cazorla. Another option is the Madrid airport. 365 km, 3,5h from Cazorla.