Welcome to Birdwatching in Southern Spain

Andalucia has much more under the sun than flamenco music and impressive Moorish cities and culture. Almost one-fifth of Andalucia's total area has protected status, with the variety of habitats, from wetlands to desert, making it an interesting place for bird-watching. Andalucia and bird-watching are one - whether you are on holiday or a resident.

Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe)

Birdwise, something always happens in Andalucia. Many birds return much earlier after winter because of the moderate Mediterranean climate. Migration can be followed throughout the year, with peak numbers present in spring and autumn. The Tarifa area is a prime location for all migratory birds. It is said that the number of birds in transit in that area is higher than the number passing the Bosporus in Greece, and the fact that the famous Coto Dỏana is one of the most important wetlands in Europe makes it even more worth a visit. Let's make a birding journey to a few important areas here in southern Spain. Enjoy your trip and succes with birdwatching.


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