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!
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
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
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
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.
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.
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!
Last morning birding in Ebro or Llobregat
Deltas depending on the timing to pick up some extra
Final transfer to Barcelona International Airport
(maximum 2 hours).