Observe the spring bird migration in Andalucia,Spain
African bird migration - April 5 to 14, 2019
Join Travel Fever Tours in 2019 for an expanded birding tour of southern Spain. Over the course of 10 days you will have the unique opportunity to observe raptors and other species as they migrate north from Africa through Spain to northern Europe.
The tour will be led by a professional Spanish guide, among the best in Spain, who will also provide you with a window into local history and culture.
This tour will move northward, focusing on three main areas in western Spain. The first three-night stop of the tour will enable you to explore the Tarifa area, the extreme southwest point of Spain. Here one finds the Straits of Gibraltar, where Africa lies less than 8 miles across the channel that connects the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. This is an important crossing point for raptors migrating between Europe and Africa, in fact the only crossing point for raptors west of Turkey. Many other species also use this migration route.
The second area lies a few hours further north, between the Portuguese border and Seville. This is where you find Doñana National Park, renowned for its endemic bird life and an important stopping point for birds as they migrate through to northern Europe.
The third area lies in Extremadura, further north along the Portuguese border. This thinly populated region is comprised of farmland and natural areas that support the area’s 300 bird species. With areas of varied elevation (up to 8,000 feet) and ecosystems, the area has much to offer birdwatchers, from Black Vultures and Imperial Eagles, to a wide array of smaller species.
We team with Wild Doñana to bring you the top, professional guides in Western Spain and the local knowledge to ensure you get the most of this spring migration from Africa. Read the Resume of the Guide Assigned to this Trip.
Dates: April 5-14, 2019
Local guide partner: Wild Doñana
Tour cost: $2900
Maximum group size: 7
What is the itinerary: The group will stay in 3 locations along the western portion of Spain during the tour: Extremadura, Doñana National Park, and near the Straits of Gibraltar.
What you can see: See photos at bottom of this page. Also, View the Bird List from our April 2018 birding tour in Spain (that visited just 2 of the 3 locations planned for 2019).
Total cost of the trip is $2,900
Supplement for single occupancy of $375
Deposit required to reserve a place on the tour: $350
Breakfasts will normally be taken at the lodging facilities.
Lunch will be a bag lunch or simple meal at a small restaurant along our birding route.
Dinner at Spanish restaurants near lodging facilities. Menus will include a full array of Andalucian dishes, including seafood.
What’s include in the cost of the trip:
Local birding guide provided by Wild Doñana
9 nights lodging
Breakfast, lunch and dinner each day
Pickup and drop off at Seville airport
Local transportation to birding locations by van and driver
What’s not included:
Admission to museums or other special activities
Tour participants will stay in hotels selected for their comfort and convenience to birding areas.
Places on the tour are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. A deposit is required to reserve your place. This deposit is non-refundable, unless of course the trip is canceled for any reason by Travel Fever Tours. Natural disasters, political instability or low enrollment form the basis for canceling a trip. You will be contacted once the trip reaches minimum enrollment so that you can proceed with purchase of your flights and make other travel arrangements. In all cases, review of enrollment numbers will not take place any later than the date of the First Installment payment.
$350 non-refundable deposit
$1,275 initial payment (due January 15, 2019)
$1,275 final payment (due March 1, 2019)
Single occupancy supplement: $375
End of trip add-ons (optional):
At the end of the trip, participants may opt for additional nights in Seville. Granada and other cities are available by train and beach towns can be reached by bus. These trip extensions are up to trip participants to organize, but Travel Fever Tours can make recommendations on what to see, how to get there, and where to stay.
What there's to see
Here are some of the birds you'll likely see on this trip to Spain: