If you are visiting the Ebro Delta area and fancy heading out on one of our birding tours, then we have 3 completely different single day itineraries available for you to choose from. You can find full details of our bird watching day trips, along with prices, in the section below.
The Ebro Delta is a vast area (think 320 square Kilometers) and as such can be a daunting prospect to tackle without a specialist. Al has been living in this region for 20+ years and has gained an intimate knowledge of the delta in all the different seasons. As a result, our expertly designed bird watching tours take you straight to the zones that will offer optimum chances of seeing all the most spectacular sights, along with the possibility for rarities. This includes locations which are away from the beaten 'tourist track', where many unique opportunities await. Our boat tour of the Ebro, in particular, will provide you with the opportunity to see some of the best birding areas which are completely inaccessible to the public.
We have all the equipment necessary to get you great sightings and captures of the birds. A Hawke Endurance ED 20-60 x 85mm spotting scope will accompany us on all our birding tours, which provides excellent optical performance and light gathering even in over cast conditions. Al will be taking pictures with a Canon EOS 80D coupled with a 100-400mm IS USM mk II lens (along with Canon x1.4 mk III Tele-converter where required), and these pictures will be available for you to download after the conclusion of your bird watching tour at no extra charge. We do also carry a Bluetooth speaker to encourage difficult to see birds, such as warblers, out of dense reeds, although only use this as a last resort and always in a responsible manner in respect to the bird's welfare.
We will discover the best bird watching areas that the Ebro Delta has to offer in this day trip. Our tour will take you through agricultural zones, marshes, salt pans, sand spits, woodland and riverbank as we search for a vast array of bird species.
Typical itinerary of Ebro Delta bird watching tours:
The Ebro Delta is large - around 320 square km of habitat waiting to be explored. There are many great birding zones contained within the region, including coast, rice fields, salt pans, river bank, marshes and scrub land.
In this video you can enjoy an extensive collection of birds we can expect to encounter on our guided bird watching excursions - all filmed during the past few seasons by lead birding guide Al Henderson!
Our exclusive bird watching tours of the lower Ebro river gives you the opportunity to view riverside species at close quarters by boat. We will drift slowly down the unspoiled margins of this beautiful river on our private 18ft Carolina Skiff which provides a perfect platform to observe spectacular species such as Little Bittern and Purple Heron, up close and personal!
Typical Itinerary of birding tours by boat:
Our private bird watching boat tours offer you an exclusive opportunity to view & photograph the riverside species in some of the most undisturbed areas the Ebro Delta. We will drift slowly and quietly down the margins of the river where we can enjoy wonderful close up sightings of birds like Little Bittern, Purple Heron, Kingfisher and Osprey.
Check out this short video for a taste of what to expect on the birding boat excursion.
Our bird watching tours in the Els Ports natural park offer an excellent day out and provides a distinct contrast to the type of birding around the Ebro delta, with potential for many different species of birds. We will leave the lowlands in the morning and pay a visit to the vulture feeding station at Mas de Bunyol, where we can see vast numbers of Griffon Vultures descend for their daily feed (possibility of Egyptian Vulture in the summer). In the afternoon we will be searching for a variety of smaller upland birds in both pine forest and rocky habitats.
Typical Itinerary of the Tour:
Griffon Vulture feeding at Mas de Bunyol, Valderrobres. An awesome spectacle, as the world's highest density of Griffon Vultures descend for their breakfast! Enjoy this short movie, filmed in high frame rate slow motion capture, as hundreds of vultures squabble over the carrion.