If you are visiting the Ebro Delta area and fancy heading out on one of our birding tours, then we have 4 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 an expert. Al has been living in this region for 20 years and has gained an intimate knowledge of the delta in all 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 by foot.
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 our bird watching tours 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.
When you book a bird watching holiday or any of our birding tours at Ebro Delta Birding, you can download Al's photo selection from the day free of charge once the tour is finished.
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:
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 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:
One of the favorite birds seen on our mountain bird watching tours is the beautiful Black-eared Wheatear. Click on the video link for a short montage of clips taken in the Serres de Cardo El Boix, the mountains located just a short drive from the Ebro Delta.
The Ebro Delta & River combination tour offers an intense day of birding where we will endeavour to see the very best of the area from both car and boat. This is a full day bird watching experience which will begin with a driven tour around the most productive areas of the delta. In the afternoon / evening we will head onto the river by boat and enjoy the magic of seeing riverside birds close up, culminating in a magnificent river sunset and bird roost.
Typical itinerary of Delta & River combination bird watching tours: