7 of the Best Birding Tours with Local Wildlife Specialists

James Common

Doñana Delights Tour – Inglorious Bustards

Boasting a truly remarkable mosaic of habitats, ranging from Stone Pine woodland and open grassland to sprawling marshlands, the Coto Doñana makes for some of the most diverse birdwatching in Europe. In the Coto del Rey area, visitors have the chance to encounter the mighty Spanish Imperial Eagle, as well as Griffon Vulture, Goshawk and both Booted and Short-toed Eagles. Species which, together, provide an unprecedented boon to raptor-lovers. The wetlands of Donana are equally enthralling, playing host to iconic regional specialities like Red-Knobbed Coot and White-headed Duck, and supporting an eclectic mix of other wetland fare. Among these: Marbled Duck, Little Bittern, Glossy Ibis and the outlandish Purple Swamphen. While Europe boasts many top birding locations, few can rival the variety found in Doñana.

Hummingbird Quest Photography Tour – Beaks and Peaks

Few birds capture the popular imagination quite like hummingbirds and fewer…

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