We are hosted by Bob Buckler an experienced birder with over 30 years of field craft under his belt and 25 years tour guide experience. He has traveled extensively in the UK. Spain, Portugal, Bulgaria, Hungary, France and Greece and made birding trips to parts of the USA, Canada, Australia, Central and South America, Morocco, The Gambia, Israel, Egypt, Oman, Sri Lanka and the Balearic Islands. Bob offers a casual approach to bird-watching and guides with an easy going, friendly nature. You are not lectured to or confused with too much “expert” knowledge, the trips are good humored and suitable for beginners and accomplished bird-watchers alike.
Bob currently leads tours to Sri Lanka, Morocco, Costa Rica, Portugal, Bulgaria, The Gambia, Lesvos, Greece and several destinations in Spain. He operates his business from a base in Somerset, UK for 6 months and in Andalucia, Southern Spain for the other 6 months. From where an extensive range of bird-watching holidays are available. As a freelance tour guide, Bob worked for the Portland Heights Hotel, (Portland, Dorset, UK) for 10 years leading their successful weekend breaks. He has also led tours the length and breadth of Britain, all over Europe, parts of Africa, Australia, Costa Rica, Guyana and Oman under the Wingspan banner.
The Spanish Grand Tour takes in some breath-taking scenery and covers all of the major habitats that Spain has to offer. We should encounter the dainty Wallcreeper and the mighty Lammergeier in the Pyrenees, both very sought after species. The steppe near Madrid host's the Dupont's Lark, the most sought-after bird in Spain and one on our list of hopefuls. In the plains, we find the Sandgrouse and Bustards with a supporting cast of many raptors. Southern migration hotspots in the spring can produce many thousands of raptors at any one time and a visit to the areas around Tarifa during April can be very rewarding.
Millions of shorebirds and passerines also pass through on their way from the African continent to the north-western regions of the Palearctic, often stopping off in the Donana national park. We spent a few days watching over the area, especially around Donana. Our final destination is Ronda, Andalucia. In Andalucia up to 20 Warblers may be seen along with, Storks, Herons, Egrets, Terns, Larks, Pipits, Swallows, Swifts, Martins, Tits, and Buntings. A splash of color is added with Hoopoe, Golden Oriole, Roller, Shrikes, Serin, and Kingfisher. You will amass a huge tally, enjoy the fantastic scenery and sample the true Spain.
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The prices are per person. The minimum price is for a two-day tour stay in Andalucia and the maximum cost is for the 18-day grand tour. The cost is based on an exchange rate of $1.3 to the Pound Sterling any future variation in the exchange rate will be reflected in the final tour price up to a maximum of 5%.
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Owner and founder of our company is Bob Buckler a British birder with over 30 years field experience who has led tours for the last 25 years. He has traveled extensively in Western Europe and parts of Africa with many trips to France, Spain, Morocco, Greece and the Balearic Islands. He has experience leading tours with...