Strait Birding & Cetaceans

Tarifa, Spain

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Inglorious Bustards
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Aug 30 - Sep 5, 2019
Group size: 1 - 14
Strait Birding & Cetaceans
Tarifa, Spain

Inglorious Bustards
  • Email address verified

£NaN
Aug 30 - Sep 5, 2019
Group size: 1 - 14

About this trip

The Straits of Gibraltar are just 14 km wide and provide migrant birds with an ideal crossing point. 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.


This flukey combination of geography and geology means a helping hand for birds and quite simply spectacular birding for us! We will visit the very best places to watch as an estimated 250,000 raptors pass over the area, as well as untold thousands of other journeying passerines and seabirds.   This incredible natural phenomenon will be happening all around us, meaning you can sit back with a nice cold beer and simply enjoy these unforgettable scenes.

A boat trip into the Straits itself will let you get close and personal with the many cetacean species that can be found in spring and autumn, such as Common, Bottlenose & Striped Dolphins and Long-finned Pilot Whale – even Fin, Sperm Whales and Orca are possible here.

There will also be time to explore the local area in and around Tarifa, where we’ll visit some superb wetland and woodland areas.  Because we’re based here, our local knowledge will allow us to show you some real hidden gems – for both birding and celebrating!

Costs


£900 for 7 days – price includes all accommodation, meals, guiding, transportation, taxes and entrances but excludes flights.



£180 Deposit


£140 Single supplement

What’s included

  • accommodation
    All accommodation is provided
  • meals
    All meals are provided
  • transportation
    All transportation from and to the airport is provided
  • Entrance fees
    All entrance fees and taxes
  • Additional drinks and sn
  • Flights
  • items of a personal natu

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Inglorious Bustards
Here at the Inglorious Bustards, experiencing the powerful event of bird migration has led to a life-long fascination with avian migration and #FlywayBirding. It’s no accident that we have chosen our base to be here in the Straits of Gibraltar. 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.