Birding Trip to Laguna Primera de Palos, Andalucia, Spain
A half-day Palos Area Bird Trip in Andalucía which is leisurely paced and operating every day. The tour takes in the mouth of the river Tinto, the Estero Domingo Rubio Natural Area and the Laguna Primera de Palos.
Located to the east of Huelva City, on the far side of the River Tinto, there is a fantastic collection of lakes and marshes that are home for a huge variety of birds. The best of these for birding is the Primera de Palos lake but it is helpful to have the expert knowledge of the territory of a good local bird guide to enable you to find the best vantage points.
"Maria demonstrated really good local knowledge and very keen eyesight! She was friendly and helpful, making sure everyone got the most out of the day. Lots of birds sighted including Black and Griffon Vultures, three types of Eagle (including Bonelli's), Blue Rock Thrush, etc. Highly recommended." - Andrew Hilton
In this Palos birdwatching area, between industrial plants and strawberry fields, there is an oasis for wildlife. Depending on the season, a birding trip to the Palos area will allow you to add Glossy Ibis, Spoonbill, Savi's Warbler, Purple Heron, Bee-eater, Little Bittern, Red-crested Pochard and Gull-billed Tern to your list. At migration times you can also find Temminck's Stint, Spotted Redshank, Whinchat and Wood Sandpiper, among others.
There's a chance of seeing not only a wide range of aquatic bird species on this Palos area trip but also otters and wild boar. It's possible in just half a day to visit the margins of the river to look for waders and seabirds, then move on to the Domingo Rubio Creek and finally spend a good amount of time at the restricted area of the Lake Primera de Palos that was recently restored by the oil company.
Palos Area Bird Trip, Andalucía highlights include:
- Huge bird numbers on this collection of lakes and marshy areas
- Glossy Ibis and Spoonbill among many other desirable wading birds
- Chance of seeing Otters and Wild Boar
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Alternative tour name: Birdwatching in the Palos Area, Southern Spain