Bird Watching Holidays Andalucia

Bird Watching Holidays Andalucia

Bird watching is a rewarding activity in our farmhouse B&B. This part of Andalucia is on the main “Migration Path” between Europe and Africa, enriching our local bird life twice a year. This has helped make our place a heaven for bird watching and a favourite place to stay with the RSPB members, with many coming to this area on regular basis. Those who have already visited us have been enthralled by the bird life around our Farmhouse including Beeaters, Warblers, Shrikes, Red Rumped Swallows, Finches and Buntings. We get frequent overhead passes of birds of prey such as Short Toed Eagle, Honey Buzzards and Griffin Vultures.

A short car drive will take you to perfect bird watching areas such as Fuente de Piedra, El Torcal, Ardales Lakes, Bobastro, El Chorro, and Teba providing you with opportunities to see even more fantastic birds, particularly the large birds of prey and Nesting Flamingos.

We can organise guided bird watching tours taking you to many of the hidden treasures of the Guadalhorce valley, Vale el Miel and Sierra de Nieves. If you are interested in these, please indicate it in your booking enquiry and we will be delighted to give you pricing as pre-booking is a must.

Click Here to see the Diaries of our Guests who have given their kind permission for us to publish it on our website.

Fuente de Piedra

Bird-watching in Fuente de PiedraProtected by international treaty the Lagoon of Fuente de Piedra makes up part of the Llanure de Antequera which is considered to be one of the largest natural lagoons in Spain. The lagoon is an important stopover for the migrating birds before crossing the Mediterranean to spend the winter in warmer climes. Surrounded by a vast, mountainous terrain and provides an ideal breeding spot for the Pink Flamingo.

The best time to observe the flamingos is around the end of January which is when they arrive to prepare in time for the all important spring and summer business of breeding.

Towards the end of the summer, during July and August, Manuel Rendón, the Conservation Manager of the reserve and his two-hundred strong team of scientists advance on the lagoon before daylight in order to label the thousands of young flamingos who are still unable to fly. This incredible project has been in effect since 1984 and provides invaluable information as to the movements and habits of these valuable birds. After the disastrous 2006 season due to 5 years of draught, we had over 5000 chicks in 2009 and 10,000 in 2010 & 2011.

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Please contact us for further information about bird watching in Malaga and Andalucia.