This part of Andalucía is a hugely important route for birds migrating between Africa and Europe. In spring on a Westerly there is an incredible concentration of eagles and raptors of all sorts that soar over Almuña on their way north. These are joined by exotic birds from Africa such a Bee-Eaters, Golden Orioles and Shrikes.
In the first part of the week we visit different altitudes and habitats in striking distance of Almuña. Our expert ornithologist is Javier Hidalgo who will accompany us on very gentle rambles to spot many species of birds. At the same time Sue Eatock will accompany us for the first part of the week to identify plants and anything else of interest to the naturalist.
In the second part of the week we go to Sanlucar de Barrameda, home to Javier and study the vast numbers of waders and many other species that transit and inhabit the estuary of the Guadalquivir River and the national park of the Coto Doñana. We shall also visit the private estates of the Spanish aristocracy, not open to the public.
£2,580 per person sharing a room
£3,110 per person individual room
The price per person is quoted in Pounds Sterling and include 7 nights full board, wine with lunch and dinner, services of English speaking and local guides, airport transfers, transport throughout the week and entrance fees as specified. Flights not included.
Accommodation en route: 4 nights are at Almuña and 2 nights in Sanlucar de Barrameda and 1 night in a comfortable hotel en route to Malaga.
Airport of arrival & departure: Málaga