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birding in Barcelona 2-Days Itineraries Ebre Delta & Mediterranean Birds

Ebro Delta & Mediterranean Birds

Guided Birding around BarcelonaEbro Delta is one of the most important Mediterranean wetlands. This huge delta and the mountains around it offer unforgettable sights of key species all year round, providing up to 130 species of birds in spring and autumn and a average of 80-90 the rest of the year.

Day 1. An awesome variety of lagoons, marshes, pools, salt plats and paddy fields hosts an infinite variety of birdlife and it will allow us to find interesting species such as Audouin's Gull (right), Slender-billed Gull (below), Caspian Tern, Collared Pratincole, Greater Flamingo or Gull-billed Tern. Along 

the day other interesting species could easily appear including Lesser Short-toed Lark, Glossy Ibis, Squacco Heron, Little Bittern (below), Purple Heron (right) and Cetti's Warbler as well as a countless number or terns and shorebirds.

Day 2. In the very early morning we'll explore a reedbed area that is home to a number of Warblers including Great Reed and Moustached as well as Penduline Tit and Bearded Reedling (in winter). Our next spot will be the Tortosa Beseït Natural Park. This is a remarcable point for raptors as Bonelli's Eagle (below), Griffon Vulture and Golden Eagle.

The rocky slopes with their scattered, low scrubs (called "garrigue") along with the extensive almond orchads would allow us to find Rock Sparrow, Subalpine Warbler, Melodious Warbler, Orphean Warbler and holds prime winter residents such as Wallcreeper and Alpine Accentor.

Seasonal Highlights

  • Spring. All 9 European herons nesting in
    Ebro Delta along with Greater Flamingoes, Glossy Ibis...
  • Spring & Summer. Massive colonies of gulls and terns (including Caspian Tern, Whiskered Tern, Audouin's Gull and Slender-billed Gull)
  • Spring & Summer. Bonelli's and Golden Eagles as well as Montagu's Harrier and Griffon Vulture nesting in mountainous areas around
  • Autumn. Tones of waders and other birds on passage
  • Winter. over 200.000 waterfowls (2012-2013 winter census)
  • Winter. The area supports rare species such as Booted Eagle, Wallcreeper, Yelkouan Shearwater, Alpine Accentor  and Red-breasted Merganser
  • All year round: its 340 species of birds recorded is a guarantee for exciting birdwatching all year round!!


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