Bird Watching Holidays

in Almeria, Spain

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Jesus Contreras - Your Wildlife Guide to Almeria

Bird Watching Holidays

Planning some Bird Watching Holidays? You have come to the right place! Almeria is a Birding paradise, ideal for a birdwatching holiday. The province counts on many Natural Spaces, declared as 'Special Protection Area for Birds (SPA)', such as the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata - Nijar or the Desert of Tabernas.

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Directly contact me to inquire about Almeria and/or Andalusia Bird Watching Holidays and Trips right-clicking here >> I am one of the officially authorized birding guides, mentioned in the above video being in charge of Almeria area. I will also be pleased to assist you with your Andalusia birding tour booking.

For Almeria, I have prepared the following sample Day Trip. However, I am completely flexible and may adjust the itinerary to your personal preferences. Also, don't hesitate to contact me if you needed suggestions with regard to ideal accommodation etc. in case you should be planning some longer Bird Watching Holidays.

"Sand and Dunes" Day Trip.
Birdwatching in Cabo de Gata Naturalpark

We will do 47 km during six hours, in our 4x4 vehicle, looking for birds and other wildlife creatures, also enjoying landscape and learning about Cabo de Gata and Almeria geology, ethnography and history as we travel along.


Our trip begins in the western "door" of Cabo de Gata Natural-Park (also Geo-Park); the first section is to drive along the beach, stopping twice to look for marine birds.

After the first six kilometers we enter into the sand dunes area, before returning again to the beach.

Another 12 kilometers later, we reach the Mazarrulleque wetland, where Greater Flamingo is expected to be observed, along with other birds species.

Continuing towards the Salt-pans area, we stop at three places specially prepared for bird watching.

After a snack, we border the salt-pans on the far side, where great panoramic views are awaiting us, and a fourth bird observatory.

Bird Watching Holidays Spain, Almeria

We then carry on to look for birds through the Fan Palm steppe, where we will learn more about the geomorphology of the territory.

After just ten minutes on the road we enter into the "Dupont´s lark territory", a steppe of abandoned Agave (pita) plantation.

Finally, on our way back, we will stop to observe whenever necessary.

This tour includes:

  • Transport in 4x4 vehicle (seats 7).
  • Pick-up and drop-off.
  • Private English speaking Wildlife Guide
  • up to two telescopes.
  • 3 binoculars for birdwatching.
  • Plenty of literature and other instruments.

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