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We offer expertly guided birding experiences for small groups in the Ebro Delta, other areas of northern Spain & beyond!
Ebro Delta Birding is a family run enterprise led by Al Henderson, providing multi-day guided bird watching holidays or, alternatively, birding day trips. We are based in the Ebro Delta but also extend our tours into surrounding areas of northern Spain and even further beyond. We specialise in bookings for small groups of typically 2 - 4 people, allowing us to tailor our tours to meet your specific goals; be that general bird watching, high level bird photography or maybe searching out an elusive rarity for your birding life list! We are more than happy to cater for bird watchers & bird photographers of all levels of expertise - ranging from novice right through to aficionado.
Founder & Lead Guide, Al Henderson
Al originally hails from Ilkley, West Yorkshire in the UK, and has been an avid bird-watching fanatic since childhood. He has been living in the Ebro Delta region for more than 24 years. During this time, many hours have been spent observing the amazing bird-life of the zone - and learning where to find even the most elusive of them at different times of the year. In early 2018, Al made the decsion to turn his passion for bird watching into a profession - and Ebro Delta Birding was founded with the intention of passing on his local expertise to fellow birders keen to discover this bird watching paradise.
What type of Birding Tours do we offer?
Why book with Ebro Delta Birding?
Are you looking for more from your birding experience than being just another number crammed into the back of a minibus? If the answer to this is yes, then our bird watching tours may well appeal to you! We aim to be client led and offer flexibility in terms of your objectives for the day. Small group sizes provide a great dynamic and ensure all our clients receive the attention they deserve. By catering for small parties & private groups we do not find ourselves having to 'balance' different needs of different clients so you won't get 'lost in the crowd'. Our mission at Ebro Delta Birding is to provide memorable bird watching experiences for clients of all knowledge levels at affordable & realistic price points.
All photography / video content contained within the website © Al Henderson / Ebro Delta Birding, unless stated otherwise.
Multi-day birding tours where we will discover the best of the Ebro Delta before extending the trip to some of northern Spain's other outstanding zones of plains and mountains.
Are you in the Ebro Delta region and looking for an expert guide to show you around? Check out our 3 bird watching day trip options - a classic day tour by car & foot, birding boat trip of the riverbanks or Vulture feeding in nearby Els Ports mountains.
Looking for something slightly more exotic? Join Al Henderson as he teams up with local Gambian guide Fansu Bojang to experience a truly unforgettable bird photography adventure in the tiny west African country The Gambia!
Winter Wonders (7 night / 6 day): Commences Sunday 3rd December - 4 places available to book. Commences Sunday 11th February - 4 places available.
Read about our most recent bird watching tour in mid November 2023 - a 7 night / 6 day birding extravaganza in the Ebro Delta wetlands, Laguna de Gallocanta, Monegros plains, Catalonian Pyrenees and Sierra de Guara
The Ebro Delta is one of the most famous river deltas in Europe and is situated in North Eastern Spain on the Mediterranean coastline, approximately midway between the cities of Barcelona and Valencia.
It is primarily a wetland location containing 320 square kilometers of Natural Park with a wide variety of aquatic environments. Different habitats include river, lagoons, sand dunes, salt marshes, beaches, woodland and agricultural zones. These diverse locations provide micro habitats for a huge abundance and variety of bird-life, and it is a key breeding site for many rare species of birds. For people planning their bird watching holidays, the Ebro Delta is an area that demands your attention!
The Ebro Delta has a recorded species list in excess of 360! perhaps the question should be what birds won't I see...
Book your bird watching excursion with Ebro Delta Birding and we will get you into the best locations to see a huge abundance and diversity of birds throughout the four seasons. The delta has fantastic access across the whole region, with a network of agricultural tracks allowing us to explore the entire area to our heart's content. Our exclusive boat tour allows us to offer our clients the opportunity to see some of the regions best bird watching zones which are completely inaccessible by foot to the general public.
Click the image of this fishing Great Egret for a comprehensive over view of the birds you are likely to encounter on your bird watching tour.
Multi-day bird watching tours. Our extended birding holidays are available to join on fixed start date itineraries, or can alternatively be booked privately on demand. To see the latest start dates for trips running in 2023, click this sunset image of Glossy Ibis returning to their roost.
Bird watching day trips. Any of our 3 birding day tours are available to book throughout the year on demand. You can choose to book a private tour, or there is also the option to make an open reservation for other people to join.
Our bird watching tours of the Ebro Delta and surrounding area have been selected by The Times travel supplement as one of their top 25 secret Mediterranean escapes, click through below to read the full article..
September & October at the Ebro Delta is the time of the annual rice harvest - the combine harvesters descend upon the agricultural zone and this creates a magnificent bird watching spectacle. Thousands of birds congregate to feast on frogs, crayfish, lamprey and other tasty morsels . Enjoy egrets, herons, ibis, gulls and other waders as they tackle some slippery prey in the fields!
An atmospheric 5 minute video of the magical canoe trip from the legendary Kotu bridge in The Gambia. Close up footage of spectacular species like Blue-breasted Kingfisher, Black Heron (Umbrella bird), Senegal Thick-knee, Little Bee-eaters and more. Find out more about our escorted bird photography tour to The Gambia in 2024 here:
Perhaps the most vocal bird to arrive in the Spring season here on the Ebro Delta is, of course, the Common Nightingale. These wonderful songsters can be found along the banks of the Ebro in their favored breeding quarters. Click through to watch our most popular video of the Nightingale in full voice!