At only 14 km wide, the Straits of Gibraltar are the narrowest point between Europe and Africa, and twice a year over 250,000 migrating raptors choose this point to cross between continents. This breath-taking migratory spectacle is beyond compare. Add to this the almost continuous east-west movements of thousands of seabirds and cetaceans, and a sparkling array of resident passerines, raptors and wetland birds, and you have an ideal birding destination filled with year-round avian attractions.

Here at the Inglorious Bustards, experiencing this powerful event has led to a life-long fascination with avian migration.  It’s no accident that we have chosen our base to be here at Huerta Grande Eco-lodge.  Our location between Gibraltar and Tarifa puts us right at the epicentre of birding in the Straits and, from a migrating raptor’s point of view, we must surely also be at the centre of the world!

We love not only to marvel at the birds passing but also to follow them on their migratory journey, and explore the whole range of fascinating and varied terrains they traverse each year.

More than that though, we love to share our adventures with you.  As well as our home-from-home in southern Spain, we take pride in bringing you the best of birding and migration spectacles along the whole East Atlantic flyway journey, through Europe, and North Africa, right down to the steamy wintering grounds of many of our nomads, south of the Sahara.  Our tours have nothing to do with racing around ticking birds and everything to do with enjoying landscapes, habitats and cultures and having a good laugh – at a relaxed pace.

If like us you enjoy amazing wildlife spectacles where adventure meets relaxation and fun, then you have found the right place!

Working in partnership with the eco-resort of Huerta Grande, we are proud to offer Birding and Nature tours with a difference based at the heart of bird and nature migration.

Check out our tours page for tours and dates of your chance to witness this remarkable natural spectacle.

Inglorious Bustards – the movie

Check out our tours page  or contact us for more information of our tours and be sure to read what others are saying about us on our testimonials page.

Strait Birding & Cetaceans

7 Days – 27th August – 2nd September 2017.

7 days – 9th March – 15th March 2018. 

The unknown vulture spectacle! – Ronda and the Straits

7 days – 12th October – 18th October 2017 

7 days – 25th October – 31st October 2017.

7 days – 17th October – 24th October 2018.

Choc and Pode tour 

7 – days  – 5th June – 11th June 2017.

7 days – 12th June – 18th June 2018.

Birding two continents

8 days – 5th September – 12th September 2017.

Dates for 2018 coming soon.

Bird party in the Gambia

12 days – 16th November – 27th November 2017.

12 days – 28th December 2017 – 8th January 2018.

Doñana delights

5 days – 27th March – 31st March 2017.

5 days – 17th March – 21st March 2018.

The Algarve in Winter

Dates available throughout winter – contact us for further information

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