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Pyrenees & Ebro Delta Bird Migration Tour - 8 Days

Pyrenees & Ebro Delta Bird Migration Tour
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8-day bird migration tour was you will enjoy 100s of Honey Buzzards, Short-toed Eagles, Lesser Kestrels, Dotterels, Temminck’s Stints and tones of Herons and Pratincoles at Ebro Delta. 1000s of raptors on show across the Pyrenees during the fall and about 200 species, which is always with a good surprise along the trip!

Day 1
Day 1

Meet and wellcome in the Barcelona

International Airport. Transfer to Cadí-Moixeró NP,

where the impressive limestone rocks host a wide variety

of birds. Here we will look for some impressive species

including Common Rock Thrush, Citril Finch,

Water Pipit, Black Redstart, Northern Wheatear,

Rock Bunting, Red-billed & Alpine Choughs,

Common Crossbill and especially raptors like

Lammegeier and Golden Eagle. A pic-nic in the

mountain pass we would let us have some of the first

raptors in migration along with chances for some

incredible birds like Wallcreeper and Dotterel.

During the afternoon we will arrive to our hotel and,

after a rest, we will have some time to spot some good

birds such as Dipper and Grey Wagtail nearby the

hotel.

Day 2
Days 2 & 3

These two days we will enjoy raptor

migration. During the morning we will visit good places

for passerine migration. We are sleeping in La Cerdanya,

a wonderful valley

surrounded by high mountains. Here we will look for

Iberian Green Woodpecker, Rock

Sparrow, Cirl, Rock and even Ortolan

Buntings, Southern Grey Shrike,

Woodlark and Crested Lark. Flocks of

Bee-eaters would move over us in their

trip to Africa, sometimes joined by some

Rollers.

At mid morning we will go to some

wonderful view points to enjoy the raptor

migration. Here, an average day may

include several Black Kites, Honey

Buzzards, Booted Eagles, Marsh

Harriers, Montagu’s Harriers. Scarcer

species includes Lesser Kestrel, Hobby

and Egyptian Vulture.

One of the two afternoons in Pyrenees will

be free so you will enjoy of some time rest

in our wonderful accommodation. It is

worth, anyway, a walk in the nearby

meadows!!

The other afternoon (the order will depend on weather conditions) we will go up

the impressive alpine meadows to look

for better views on key species such as

Citril Finch, Ring Ouzel, Common

Crossbill, Lammergeier and to look

for Firecrest, Crested Tit and the

wonderful Black Woodpecker.

Day 3
Days 4 & 5

In our way to Ebro Delta

we do an overnight in Lleida Steppes.

This stop will help us to enjoy some

good birding spots hosting good

numbers of Western Orphean

Warbler, Subalpine Warbler, Turtle

Dove, Thekla and Calandra Larks

as well as Black Wheatears. Blue

Rock Thrush and Lesser Short-toed

Lark can also appear along with

migratory birds such as Common

Redstart or Wryneck.

Day 4
Days 5, 6 & 7

Transfer to Ebro Delta (1.5 hours) and arrival to our hotel for a three nights stay. We will spend two full days to enjoy the variety of birds living there. Greater Flamingo, Audouin’s & Slenderbilled Gull, Glossy Ibis, Purple Swamphen, Black-winged Stilt, Whiskered Tern and Squacco Heron are all common sights in this huge wetland. Along with them we will look for scarcer species such as Caspian, Gull-billed & Little Terns, Purple & Night Herons, Collared Pratincole. We also check for early arriving Bluethroats while Penduline Tits, Moustached, Savi’s and Great Reed Warblers can appear almost everywhere! It is time of great migratory movements and waders can be really common. Curlew Sanpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Broad-billed Sandpiter, Pacific Golden Plover, Temminck’s Stint, Dotterel and Marsh Sanpiper are regularly seen in early September in Ebro Delta! Taking advantage of this amount of birds, Merlin, Eleonora’s Falcon and Montagu’s or, even, Pallid Harriers may be seen flying over the fields!

Day 5
Day 8

Last morning birding in Ebro or Llobregat

Deltas depending on the timing to pick up some extra

species.

Final transfer to Barcelona International Airport

(maximum 2 hours).

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  1. Autumn migration tour with Barcelona Birding Point
    Prof Ciaran Meegan09 Sep 2017
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    My wife and I did a tour with another couple (who had never met before) to explore the autumn raptor migration and more We stayed in the Pyrenees for 3 days birding and saw not only vast numbers of vultures, honey buzzards, eagles but had close encounters with Lamamergeiers, citril finches and black woodpeckers. Onto the plains and we had lifers in the crippler Dupont's Lark and many Dotterels before culminating in the magnificent Ebro Delta.(Higlight a murmuration of millions of Glossy Ibis going to roost) Good company, great birding, new friends and a few lifers. Strongly recommend!

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