All days out come complete with a delicious lunchtime picnic including locally sourced wines and beers, cheeses and meats with freshly baked bread each day. Where possible we buy direct from local conservation projects we work with, so your food comes with a conservation story too. We make sure you can be sipping wine and enjoying local delicacies in the field whilst still enjoying great scenery and wonderful wildlife, rather than being cooped up in a restaurant dipping lifers while waiting for the bill!
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Our dates are flexible and our prices are competitive, meaning we can tailor our tours to your budget, click on the tour that most interests you for prices and more details or simply contact us to find out more.
Strait Birding & Cetaceans – 7 day tour.
7 Days – 27th August – 2nd September 2017.
7 days – 9th March – 15th March 2018.
The Straits of Gibraltar are just 14 km wide and provide migrant birds with an ideal crossing point of the Mediterranean. Soaring birds are able to make use of the thermals which form over the Rock of Gibraltar and the Moroccan peak of Jebel Musa to gain height to help them on a treacherous part of their journey..read more
7 days – 12th October – 18th October 2017.
7 days – 25th October – 31st October 2017.
7 days – 17th October – 24th October 2018.
This trip offers the chance to experience not one but two exceptional wildlife areas, combining the lush mountain scenery of the Ronda area with the unparalleled migration spectacle of thousands of Vultures migrating the Straits…read more
8 days – 5th September – 12th September 2017.
Dates for 2018 coming soon.
Legend has it that Hercules used his incredible strength to separate the continents of Europe and Africa, creating the Straits of Gibraltar. The Inglorious Bustards are all set to use our outstanding local knowledge and expertise to bring them back together for you! This is our feature specialist tour, and our experience of the area and local contacts mean we can take you where other guides fear to tread…read more
Tours away from home
Much as we adore it, we also offer tours a little further from our usual base at Huerta Grande. Here we’ve worked hard to find the ideal eco-resorts, which combine the best locations for observing wildlife with comfortable rooms and great food. Contact us directly for further information.
7 day tour – 5 – 11 June 2017
7 days – 12th June – 18th June 2018.
As well as being an under-explored Nature-lovers’ paradise full of hidden bird-watching gems, Morocco is a fascinating country full of rich colours and flavours and welcoming people. This seven-day holiday takes in three diverse but equally enthralling bases, all within an easy drive of one another. This will allow us to enjoy the very best of the local reserves and habitats while minimizing time spent on the road. Apart from a refreshing boat trip on a tranquil lagoon, most of our exploring will be done by short walks on well-kept tracks. We have plenty of room in our itinerary for relaxing in the shade with a mint tea, watching the vibrant tapestry of Moroccan life unfold in front of us……read more
12 days – 16th November – 27th November 2017.
12 days – 28th December 2017 – 8th January 2018.
Have you ever found yourself at a party wishing you’d rather be somewhere else, sunny and warm with loads of wildlife and culture? We have the answer! This tour was inspired by the beautiful varied habitats we visited during our work for #teampeanut . We’ll visit the best areas for wildlife and culture throughout this sub-saharan avian gold mine! You’ll not only see spectacular African species but also be able to observe Northern European migrants wintering in the area…..read more
Doñana Delights – 5 Day tour.
5 days – 27th March – 31st March 2017.
5 days – 17th March – 21st March 2018.
With a fascinating range of habitats to visit, including Stone Pine woodland, reedbeds, rice paddies, open grassland and heathland, freshwater pools and coastal sand dunes and of course the famous marshes, it’s no wonder Coto Doñana attracts such a fantastic variety of birds. We’ll take you to explore these habitats from our base in El Rocío, a lovely town with sandy streets that overlooks the lagoon, river and marshlands of the Doñana….read more
Going extreme in Extremadura
Dates available November & January, February, April & May 2017 and 2018.
Winter – you can spend it in semi-darkness doing your Christmas shopping or you can come with us to the magnificent plains of Extremadura, watching Great and Little Bustards as they gather in huge numbers – flocks of 500 or more – to get ready to find a mate in the springtime leks. Blackbellied or Pin-tailed Sandgrouse, Great Spotted Cuckoos, Stone Curlews, Calandra and Thekla Larks, Corn Buntings, Iberian Grey Shrikes, Little Owls, Hoopoes, Spotless Starlings, Spanish Sparrows, Woodlarks, and White Wagtails will all vie for your attention against a beautiful scenic backdrop and the January Sales will be nothing but a distant memory. Contact us for more information.
The Algarve in Winter
Dates available throughout winter – Contact us for more information.
Feeling the chill? Let us treat you to some of Portugal’s famous winter sun, delicious food and wine and terrific wildlife-spotting opportunities! This chilled-out tour will take you to the impressive cliffs, sand dunes and heaths of the west coast, the marshes and saltpans of the south, and the Cork Oak forests and wide open plains of the Alentejo. We’ll hope to find delights such as Great and Little Bustard, Black Redstart, Red-billed Chough, Blue Rock Thrush, Alpine Accentor, Lesser Short-toed Lark, Booted Eagle, Black-necked Grebe, Sooty Shearwater, European Storm Petrel, Great and Arctic Skua and may be lucky enough to catch a few cetaceans such as Common Dolphin, Bottlenose Dolphin or Harbour Porpoise. And of course no Inglorious Bustards tour is complete without plenty of time to relax and enjoy local food and wine specialities while we reflect on the day’s birding!
Fulfilling the dream
Have you ever stayed awake at night wondering if you’ll ever see the White-rumped Swift in Europe or connecting with Andalusian Hemipode in Morocco? Perhaps you’ve been tearing your hair out trying to jam into the Ruppell’s Vulture in Europe? or is it the Iberian Lynx or Sperm Whale that keeps giving you the slip?
Well sleepless nights no more! We can plan a specialist itinerary to help you fulfil your dreams – contact us and we will be more than happy to help whatever your request maybe.