Specific Swift Birding Tour in Spain
For 4 days Inglorious Bustards will endeavour to bring you together with all five species of that most aerially superb genus, the Swift, all over the course of a weekend of fantastic and varied birding! Also hope for a great selection of raptors including Griffon Vultures, Egyptian Vultures, Bonelli’s and Spanish Imperial Eagles, Short-toed and Booted Eagles, Black-winged Kites and Lesser Kestrels.
Thanks to the wide range of habitats within reach of our base near Tarifa we are able to visit salt pans, farmland, mountains and coast, and rack up over 120 species of bird in just four days, including such delights as Western Olivaceous Warbler, Red-rumped Swallow, Western Swamphen, Kentish Plover, Curlew Sandpiper, European Bee-eater, Booted and Short-toed Eagles, Black-eared Wheatear, Crested and Thekla Lark and Tawny Pipit. There is an abundance of other wildlife to look at too, such as Oscellated Lizard, Moorish Gecko, Oak Hawkmoth, Swallowtail, Cleopatra and Monarch butterflies.
The gorgeous sunny weather shouldn't disappoint and neither will the food, featuring lavish picnics in prime habitat at lunchtime and local specialities in one of the area´s best restaurants at night, relaxing next to a stream full of Iberian Pond Tortoises!
And then there were the Swifts! What a joy to see all five of mainland Europe´s breeding Swifts – Common, Pallid, White-rumped, Little and Alpine. At times they will fill the skies and we will enjoy superb views and we respectfully enjoy stunning close up views of White-rumped and Little Swift at their breeding sites. All in all a great weekend celebrating this most aerially superb genus.