Ebro Delta Birding - Private multi-day guided bird watching holidays in Spain.

We currently offer 4 different duration multi-day bird watching holidays which include airport transfers, accommodation and guided birding trips. You can choose from 2 different full week packages, a shorter 5 night option and also a more compressed 3 night choice. Our tours do not operate on fixed start dates and can be scheduled into the diary according to client preference. Check below for full details of the itineraries..

Bird watching on the plains of Lleida with Ebro delta Birding on the South Catalonia showcase tour

Option 1: South Catalonia Showcase - 7 night birding tour

Discover the best bird watching that south Catalonia has to offer in 3 distinctly different habitats

Tour Overview:


The South Catalonia Showcase tour is a complete, week long itinerary which aims to show you the very best birding opportunities that this fantastic region can offer. We will be birding in 3 completely different habitats. Wetland areas (aside from the Ebro Delta) will include Sebes Nature reserve at Flix and also other excellent reservoirs at Ivars & Utxesa. We will spend time in the mountains of Els Ports, viewing impressive Vultures and raptors along with other smaller residents of the pine forests. The third terrain we will explore will be the Steppe lands close to Lleida, where we will be targeting classic plains species synonymous with birding in Spain such as Roller & Little Bustard,


Itinerary:


  • Day 1 - We will collect you from the airport and transfer you to your accommodation, our private villa close to L'Ampolla. Remainder of the day at leisure.
  • Day 2 - Ebro Delta southern section guided bird watching tour, full day with break for lunch.
  • Day 3 - Ebro river boat tour, full day guided bird watching itinerary with break for lunch.
  • Day 4 - In the morning we travel to the Vulture observatory at Mas de Bunyol and also take in other favourite mountain sites in Els Ports. After lunch we travel to Flix and visit the Sebes wetland nature reserve. Evening we travel to Lleida and check into our accommodation.
  • Day 5 - Plains north / east of Lleida along with Estany D'Ivars with a break for lunch. In the evening we return to our accommodation around Lleida.
  • Day 6 - Plains south of Lleida and Utxesa reservoir with a lunch break. Evening we return south to L'Ampolla.
  • Day 7 - Ebro Delta northern section, full day tour with lunch break.
  • Day 8 - We will return you to the airport for your return journey home.


Species list: Notable birds we will be aiming to see.



Red Crested Pochard, Little Bittern, Night Heron, Squacco Heron, Cattle Egret, Little Egret, Great Egret, Grey Heron, Purple Heron, Black Kite, Marsh Harrier, Booted Eagle, Osprey, Kestrel, Black-winged Stilt, Common Sandpiper, Caspian Tern, Whiskered Tern, Black Tern, Audouin’s Gull, Turtle Dove, Kingfisher, Bee-eater, Hoopoe, Golden Oriole, Penduline Tit, Sand Martin, Cetti’s Warbler, Reed Warbler, Great Reed Warbler, Zitting Cristicola, Nightingale, Spotted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher, Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail, Serin, Reed Bunting, Shelduck, Gadwall, Garganey, Shoveler, Little Grebe, Great-crested grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Bittern, Greater Flamingo, White Stork, Spoonbill, Short-toed Eagle, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Bonelli’s Eagle, Lesser Kestrel, Kestrel, Merlin, Hobby, Peregrine, Red-footed Falcon, Water Rail, Avocet, Oystercatcher, Golden Plover, Grey Plover, Lapwing, Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover, Kentish Plover, Curlew, Bar-tailed Godwit, Turnstone, Sanderling, Temminck’s Stint, Dunlin, Little Stint, Green Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Redshank, Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, Snipe, Jack Snipe, Collared Pratincole, Little Tern, Gull-billed Tern, Sandwich tern, Common Tern, Roseate Tern, Mediterranean Gull, Slender-billed Gull, Cuckoo, Little Owl, Scops Owl, Nightjar, Roller, Woodchat Shrike, Crested Lark, Lesser Short-toed Lark, Short-toed Lark, Calandra Lark, Wood Warbler, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Dartford Warbler, Sardinian Warbler, Savi’s Warbler, Melodious Warbler, Moustached Warbler, Mistle Thrush, Bluethroat, Black Redstart, Redstart, Whinchat, Stonechat, Wheatear, Black-eared Wheatear, Grey Wagtail, Red-throated Pipit, Water Pipit, Linnet, Purple Swamp-hen, Glossy Ibis, Red-legged Partridge, Griffon Vulture, Black Vulture, Egyptian Vulture, Black Vulture, Goshawk, Golden Eagle, Alpine Swift, Iberian Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Wryneck, Raven, Chough, Jay, Crested Tit, Coal Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Bearded Reedling, Thekla’s Lark, Woodlark, Skylark, Crag Martin, Western Bonelli’s Warbler, Western Subalpine Warbler, Goldcrest, Firecrest, Short-toed Treecreeper, Wren, Rock Thrush, Blue Rock Thrush, Black Wheatear, Alpine Accentor, Rock Sparrow, Cirl Bunting, Rock Bunting, Ortolan Bunting, Corn Bunting, Pin-tailed Sandgrouse, Little Bustard, Iberian Grey Shrike, Black-shouldered Kite, Montagu's Harrier, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Stone Curlew





Tour Facts

  • Airport Transfers: Included (Barcelona / Valencia / Reus airports)
  • Accommodation: Included (5 nights of the tour you will be based in our private villa close to L'Ampolla on the edge of the Ebro Delta / 2 nights we will be based in suitable Hotel accommodation in the Lleida area)
  • Locations: Ebro Delta, Els Ports Natural Park, Mas de Bunyol, Lleida plains, Sebes nature reserve, Utxesa reservoir, Estany D'Ivars
  • Duration: 8 days (including arrival & departure)
  • Party Size: 1 - 8 people
  • Language of guide: English
  • Best times: Spring migration period (April / May), Autumn migration period (late August - mid October)
  • Price: Party of 2 people : EUR 800 per person. Party of 3 -8 people EUR 700 per person. Single client booking EUR 1500


Bird watching holidays in the Sierra de Gaura

Option 2: Winter Wonders of Northern Spain - 7 night tour

A dedicated winter tour of wetland, plains and mountains in search of Spain's most spectacular birds

Tour Overview:


Our Winter Wonders of Northern Spain tour is a full week itinerary where we go in search of some of Spain's most sought after species, and take in some magnificent birding spectacles. The tour begins on the Ebro Delta where we will spend a day enjoying the best of the Delta's resident birdlife and pay close attention to locating rare winter visitors such as Bluethroat, Moustached Warbler and Booted Eagle. The second leg of the tour sees us depart to Gallocanta in the plains to the south of Zaragoza, where we will spend 2 days birding. Alongside a huge wintering population of Common Cranes, we can also target Great & Little Bustard and enjoy sightings of raptors like Hen Harrier and Golden Eagle. For the final leg of the tour we depart for Alquezar in the pre-Pyrenean region of the Sierra de Gaura. Dubbed 'the land of the Lammergeier', we will be searching for this rarest of vultures, along with another favourite birding target, the beautiful but elusive Wallcreeper, which comes down from the high Pyrenees to over winter on the cliffs and canyons of the Gaura.


Itinerary:


  • Day 1 - You will be collected from the airport and transferred to your accommodation, our private villa on the edge of the Ebro Delta. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure.
  • Day 2 - Guided bird watching day tour of the Ebro Delta, full day with a break for lunch.
  • Day 3 - We make an early morning departure to Gallocanta where we will check into the Guest House. The afternoon & evening will be spent on a birding tour around the Laguna.
  • Day 4 - Guided bird watching tour around the plains of Gallocanta with a break for lunch.
  • Day 5 - Early morning transfer to Alquezar where we will check into our Guest House accommodation. Afternoon / evening guided bird watching tour in the Sierra de Gaura.
  • Day 6 - Guided bird watching tour of the Sierra de Gaura with break for lunch
  • Day 7 - Guided bird watching tour of the Sierra de Gaura with break for lunch.
  • Day 8 - We will return you to the airport in time for your return journey home.

Species List: Notable birds we will be targeting on this tour.


Shelduck, Wigeon, Gadwall, Teal, Shoveler, Pochard, Red-legged Partridge, Little Grebe, Great-crested Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Bittern, Night Heron, Cattle Egret, Little Egret, Great Egret, Greater Flamingo, White Stork, Black Stork, Spoonbill, Red Kite, Griffon Vulture, Lammergeier, Black-shouldered Kite, Marsh Harrier, Hen Harrier, Pallid Harrier, Goshawk, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Golden Eagle, Bonelli's Eagle, Booted Eagle, Osprey, Kestrel, Merlin, Peregrine, Water Rail, Purple Swamp-hen, Common Crane, Little Bustard, Great Bustard, Stone-curlew, Avocet, Golden Plover, Grey Plover, Lapwing, Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit, Turnstone, Ruff, Sanderling, Temminck's Stint, Green Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank, Snipe, Caspian Tern, Sandwich Tern, Audouin's Gull, Slender-billed Gull, Kingfisher, Hoopoe, Green Woodpecker, Black Woodpecker, Iberian Grey Shrike, Chough, Alpine Chough, Crested Tit, Calandra Lark, Thekla Lark, Woodlark, Dupont's Lark, Crag Martin, Cetti's warbler, Dartford Warbler, Sardinian Warbler, Moustached Warbler, Zitting Cisticola, Goldcrest, Firecrest, Wallcreeper, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Short-toed Treecreeper, Wren, Spotless Starling, Fieldfare, Redwing, Bluethroat, Black Redstart, Blue Rock Thrush, Stonechat, Black Wheatear, Alpine Accentor, Grey Wagtail, White Wagtail, Water Pipit, Meadow Pipit, Brambling, Serin, Citril Finch, Carl Bunting, Rock Bunting, Reed Bunting, Corn Bunting, Glossy Ibis

Tour Facts

  • Airport transfers: Included (Barcelona / Valencia / Reus airports)
  • Accommodation: Included (2 nights private villa L'Ampolla Ebro Delta area / 2 nights Guest House in Gallocanta - plains of Zaragoza area/ 3 nights Guest House in Alquezar - Sierra de Gaura pre-Pyrenees area)
  • Locations: Ebro Delta, Gallocanta, Sierra de Gaura
  • Duration: 8 days (including arrival & departure)
  • Party Size: 1 - 8 people
  • Language of guide: English
  • Best times: This is a dedicated winter tour which runs from the beginning of November through to the end of February
  • Price: Party of 2 people: EUR 950 per person. Party of 3 - 8 people EUR 850 per person. Single client booking EUR 1800

Greater Flamingos viewed as the sun sets on a birding tour with Ebro Delta Birding

Option 3: Ebro Delta Experience - 5 Night Birding Tour

Mid-length tour showcases the best of the Ebro Delta with a bonus day in Els Ports natural park

Tour Overview:


The Ebro Delta Experience tour is our mid length option where we will concentrate predominantly on the Ebro Delta but also take a day trip into the mountains with a visit to Mas de Bunyol (Vulture observatory) and an afternoon in Els Ports looking for some of the mountain species.


Itinerary:


  • Day 1 - We will collect you from the airport and transfer you to your accommodation, our private villa close to L'Ampolla. Remainder of the day at leisure.
  • Day 2 - Ebro Delta southern section guided bird watching tour, full day with break for lunch
  • Day 3 - Ebro river boat tour, full day guided bird watching itinerary with break for lunch
  • Day 4 - Els Ports natural park full day guided bird watching tour with morning visit to Mas de Bunyol Vulture observatory
  • Day 5 - Ebro Delta northern section full day guided birding itinerary with break for lunch.
  • Day 6 - We will return you to the airport in time for your journey home.


Species list: Notable birds we will be aiming to see.


Red Crested Pochard, Little Bittern, Night Heron, Squacco Heron, Cattle Egret, Little Egret, Great Egret, Grey Heron, Purple Heron, Black Kite, Marsh Harrier, Booted Eagle, Osprey, Kestrel, Black-winged Stilt, Common Sandpiper, Caspian Tern, Whiskered Tern, Black Tern, Audouin’s Gull, Turtle Dove, Kingfisher, Bee-eater, Hoopoe, Golden Oriole, Penduline Tit, Sand Martin, Cetti’s Warbler, Reed Warbler, Great Reed Warbler, Zitting Cisticola, Nightingale, Spotted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher, Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail, Serin, Reed Bunting, Shelduck, Gadwall, Garganey, Shoveler, Little Grebe, Great-crested grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Bittern, Greater Flamingo, White Stork, Spoonbill, Short-toed Eagle, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Bonelli’s Eagle, Lesser Kestrel, Kestrel, Merlin, Hobby, Peregrine, Water Rail, Avocet, Oystercatcher, Golden Plover, Grey Plover, Lapwing, Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover, Kentish Plover, Curlew, Bar-tailed Godwit, Turnstone, Sanderling, Temminck’s Stint, Dunlin, Little Stint, Green Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Redshank, Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, Snipe, Jack Snipe, Collared Pratincole, Little Tern, Gull-billed Tern, Sandwich tern, Common Tern, Roseate Tern, Mediterranean Gull, Slender-billed Gull, Cuckoo, Little Owl, Scops Owl, Nightjar, Roller, Woodchat Shrike, Crested Lark, Lesser Short-toed Lark, Short-toed Lark, Wood Warbler, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Dartford Warbler, Sardinian Warbler, Savi’s Warbler, Melodious Warbler, Moustached Warbler, Mistle Thrush, Bluethroat, Black Redstart, Redstart, Whinchat, Stonechat, Wheatear, Black-eared Wheatear, Grey Wagtail, Red-throated Pipit, Water Pipit, Linnet, Purple Swamp-hen, Glossy Ibis, Red-legged Partridge, Griffon Vulture, Black Vulture, Egyptian Vulture, Goshawk, Golden Eagle, Alpine Swift, Iberian Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Raven, Chough, Jay, Crested Tit, Coal Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Thekla’s Lark, Woodlark, Skylark, Crag Martin, Western Bonelli’s Warbler, Western Subalpine Warbler, Goldcrest, Firecrest, Short-toed Treecreeper, Wren, Rock Thrush, Blue Rock Thrush, Black Wheatear, Alpine Accentor, Rock Sparrow, Cirl Bunting, Rock Bunting, Ortolan Bunting, Corn Bunting



Tour Facts

  • Airport Transfers: Included (Barcelona / Valencia / Reus airports)
  • Accommodation: Included, 5 nights  in our private villa close to L'Ampolla on the edge of the Ebro Delta (Bed & Breakfast basis)
  • Locations: Ebro Delta, Els Ports Natural Park, Mas de Bunyol
  • Duration: 6 days (including arrival & departure)
  • Party Size: 1 - 8 people
  • Language of guide: English
  • Best times: Spring migration period (April / May), Autumn migration period (late August - mid October)
  • Price: Party of 2 people: EUR 600 per person. Party of 3 - 8 people EUR 500 per person. Single client booking EUR 1100

Marsh Harrier is a raptor that can be seen regularly with Ebro Delta birding in Spain

Option 4: Ebro Delta Express - 3 Night Birding tour

A short tour where we take in the best birding sites of the Ebro Delta and visit Mas de Bunyol

Tour Overview:


Our Ebro Delta Express tour is aimed at people who have limited time available and wish to see the maximum amount of birds in a whistle stop tour of the area. We will take in the best birding sites both north and south of the Ebro river, visit Mas de Bunyol to see Griffon Vultures and then head out for an evening boat trip on the Ebro.


Itinerary:


  • Day 1 - We will collect you from the airport and transfer you to your accommodation, our private villa close to L'Ampolla. Remainder of the day at leisure.
  • Day 2 - Ebro Delta North & South guided bird watching tour, full day with break for lunch
  • Day 3 - In the morning we travel to Mas de Bunyol Vulture observatory. We return to the Delta in time for lunch, before heading out on the Ebro boat tour for the afternoon / evening period.
  • Day 4 - We will return you to the airport in time for your journey home.


Species List: Notable birds we will be aiming to see.


Red Crested Pochard, Little Bittern, Night Heron, Squacco Heron, Cattle Egret, Little Egret, Great Egret, Grey Heron, Purple Heron, Black Kite, Marsh Harrier, Booted Eagle, Osprey, Kestrel, Black-winged Stilt, Common Sandpiper, Caspian Tern, Whiskered Tern, Black Tern, Audouin’s Gull, Turtle Dove, Kingfisher, Bee-eater, Hoopoe, Golden Oriole, Penduline Tit, Sand Martin, Cetti’s Warbler, Reed Warbler, Great Reed Warbler, Zitting Cristicola, Nightingale, Spotted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher, Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail, Serin, Reed Bunting, Shelduck, Gadwall, Garganey, Shoveler, Little Grebe, Great-crested grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Bittern, Greater Flamingo, White Stork, Spoonbill, Short-toed Eagle, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Bonelli’s Eagle, Lesser Kestrel, Kestrel, Merlin, Hobby, Peregrine, Water Rail, Avocet, Oystercatcher, Golden Plover, Grey Plover, Lapwing, Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover, Kentish Plover, Curlew, Bar-tailed Godwit, Turnstone, Sanderling, Temminck’s Stint, Dunlin, Little Stint, Green Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Redshank, Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, Snipe, Jack Snipe, Collared Pratincole, Little Tern, Gull-billed Tern, Sandwich tern, Common Tern, Roseate Tern, Mediterranean Gull, Slender-billed Gull, Cuckoo, Little Owl, Scops Owl, Nightjar, Roller, Woodchat Shrike, Crested Lark, Lesser Short-toed Lark, Short-toed Lark, Wood Warbler, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Dartford Warbler, Sardinian Warbler, Savi’s Warbler, Melodious Warbler, Moustached Warbler, Mistle Thrush, Bluethroat, Black Redstart, Redstart, Whinchat, Stonechat, Wheatear, Black-eared Wheatear, Grey Wagtail, Red-throated Pipit, Water Pipit, Linnet, Purple Swamp-hen, Glossy Ibis, Red-legged Partridge, Griffon Vulture, Black Vulture, Egyptian Vulture, Goshawk, Golden Eagle, Alpine Swift, Iberian Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Raven, Chough, Jay, Crested Tit, Coal Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Thekla’s Lark, Woodlark, Skylark, Crag Martin, Western Bonelli’s Warbler, Western Subalpine Warbler, Goldcrest, Firecrest, Short-toed Treecreeper, Wren, Rock Thrush, Blue Rock Thrush, Black Wheatear, Alpine Accentor, Rock Sparrow, Cirl Bunting, Rock Bunting, Ortolan Bunting, Corn Bunting







Tour Facts

  • Airport Transfers: Included (Barcelona / Valencia / Reus airports)
  • Accommodation: Included, 3 nights  in our private villa close to L'Ampolla on the edge of the Ebro Delta (Bed & Breakfast basis)
  • Locations: Ebro Delta, Mas de Bunyol
  • Duration: 4 days (including arrival & departure)
  • Party Size: 1 - 4 people
  • Language of guide: English
  • Best times: Spring migration period (April / May), Autumn migration period (late August - mid October)
  • Price: Party of 2 people: EUR 400 per person. Party of 3 - 4 people: EUR 350 per person. Single client booking EUR 700

Bespoke itineraries

Create an itinerary to suit your own needs..

If our itineraries do not quite fit in with how you would like to plan your birding trip, then let us know and we will work out a schedule for you based on your targets and requirements. Contact us if there are any species of birds that you are specifically interested in seeing and we can create a bird watching tour to suit your needs. Just visit the contact page and send us an email through the submission form..

Birds like Common Crane are not regular on the Ebro Delta, but they're not far away!

Birds like Common Crane are not regular on the Ebro Delta, but they're not far away!