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Palos Area Bird Trip, Andalucía, Spain

Palos Area Bird Trip, Andalucía, Spain

half-day birding trip beyond the mouth of the river Tinto and before the Doñana area. For birders, there is an oasis for the wildlife between the industry and the strawberry fields. You will visit the edge of the river to look for waders and seabirds. Then, many water birds are waiting at the Domingo Rubio´s Creek and the restricted area of the Lake Primera de Palos that was recently restored by the oil company.

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Day 1
Morning or Afternoon Session

To the east of Huelva City, on the other side of the river Tinto, there is a fantastic collection of lakes and marshes that are home for a huge variety of birds. We visit the saltmarshes on the edge of the river, the Estero Domingo Rubio and the lake Primera de Palos, all of them in the council of Palos de la Frontera where Christopher Columbus set off in August the 3rd 1492.

Some of the wildlife expected to see on this trip are:

Residents: Glossy Ibis, Spoonbill, Little Egret, Cattle Egret, Flamingo, Squacco Heron, Red-crested Pochard, Hoopoe, Tree Sparrow, Purple Swamphen, Waxbill, Penduline Tit.

Winter Birds: Pintail, Shoveler, Wigeon, Great Egret, Osprey, Black-tailed Godwit, Greylag Goose, Snipe, Cormorant, Bluethroat, Water Pipit.

Summer Birds: Savi´s Warbler, Purple Heron, Bee-eater, Little Bittern, Gull-billed Tern, Booted Eagle, Whiskered Tern, Subalpine Warbler.

Migrants: Garganey, Temminck´s Stint, Spotted Redshank, Whinchat, Wood Sandpiper, Ruff, Redstart, Willow Warbler.

What is included?

  • Professional bi-lingual guide(s)
  • Specialist guide fees
  • Local accommodation pickup (within 30mins from start point)
  • All ground transport throughout the trip
  • Entrance fees to all National Parks, Nature Reserves and/or use of Hides where applicable
  • Water throughout the trip
  • All activities as specified within the tour itinerary
  • Use of binoculars and telescopes or field scopes
  • Personalised checklists
  • Accident insurance
  • All applicable taxes

What is not included?

  • Travel & medical insurance (incl. personal equipment and repatriation)
  • Items of personal nature or,
  • Meals or snacks throughout the trip
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Any other drinks not mentioned above, or
  • Alcoholic beverages or bottled drinks
  • Anything else not mentioned in “What is included”
Wildlife Reviews
5 stars
- based on 2  reviews
  1. Return visit
    Andrew Hilton17 Sep 2018







    I had a briliant day with Manu six years ago and have now just returned from Spain having had two excellent trips with Maria. Just as Manu did last time, Maria demonstrated really good local knowledge and very keen eyesight ! She was friendly and helpful, making sure everyone got the most 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.
  2. Brilliant
    Christine Hardy04 Aug 2015







    Manu picked us up from the hotel on the day of our trip...the hotel made a packed lunch for us... he took us back at the end of the day after seeing an incredible amount of birds. We enjoyed our bird watching trip with Manu so much we booked another day out with him before we got back to our hotel. He is very knowledgeable about the area, the wildlife, (especially the birds) the culture and the history, a particular interest for my husband. We had access to places which are not open to the public, an amazing opportunity to view the wildlife in very natural and undisturbed habitat. There is so much to see in the area that we can't wait for our next visit.

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4.96 based on 8 reviews

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Tour Facts

  • East Of Huelva City
  • Available Daily
  • Half Day Trip
  • Birds
  • 1 to 8 pax
  • 4 Hours
  • Leisurely
  • English, French, Portuguese & Spanish
  • Faro Airport
  • Faro Airport
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