This is a tour for the real bird-watching enthusiasts.
We will aim to see as many of Almeria (and Spain’s) best birds as we can in the space of a single day!
It will mean an early start, pick-up around 6.30, and a late finish around 10.30 – dropping you off at your hotel or residence after 11 – so you will need to be prepared for a long day in the field.
We will make a breakfast stop first thing and take plenty of coffee breaks throughout the day. We can stop for a tapas lunch or we can provide packed lunch and we will supply plenty of drinks and snacks but please feel free to bring your own if you wish.
This tour is available in May only.
After our breakfast stop we will spend two or three hours in an area of steppe-land where we will focus on Little Bustard and Black-bellied Sandgrouse. We will also have a good chance of other steppe species including Stone Curlew, Short-toed and Lesser Short-toed Larks and Roller.
Our second location will be the Tabernas Desert area where our main focus will be the iconic Trumpeter Finch. We should also see Black and Black-eared Wheatears and Alpine Swift and will have a chance of finding Bonelli’s and Golden Eagles.
We will then break for a relaxing and well-earned lunch.
After lunch we will head to a ‘rambla’ and wetland area where we will look for Rufous Bush Robin and the much sought-after Marbled Teal! We will also see a range of waders and other wetland birds.
We will then take another break and if time allows head into the Andarax Valley to look for migrants including Golden Oriole, Roller, Nightingale and warblers including Isabelline and Melodious Warbler.
Our final destination will be an area in the high sierras where we should find Red-necked Nightjar and Little Owl with a chance of locating Scops Owl. With luck we might also come across an Eagle Owl out hunting. A great end to the day!