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Birdwatching in the Ebro Delta, Spain

Our week-long guided birdwatching holiday started in the wild Ebro Delta, an area that is surprisingly remote and unspoiled given how close it is to Barcelona. With beautiful wetland nature reserves, expansive rice paddy fields and wide open sandy beaches, this area is a haven for gulls, terns, wildfowl, and waders.

Ebro Delta View Sunrise

We watched the sun rise over the protected wetland areas of the Ebro Delta from this elegant tower

Audouins Gull adult

We enjoyed exceptionally close views of this charismatic adult Audouin's Gull

Black winged Stilt

Lively Black-winged Stilts were a regular sight in the pools and ditches across the Ebro Delta

Flamingos in flight

Greater Flamingos flew into the lagoon to feed

Flamingo juvenile

A less colourful juvenile Greater Flamingo scythes the water with its bill

Purple Swamphen

Gawky Purple Swamphens glowed with colour in the Spanish sunshine

Red crested Pochard

A pair of Red-crested Pochard keeping a watchful eye on us from the edge of the reedbed

Whiskered Tern

Whiskered Terns swooped close past us

Slender billed Gull in flight

This Slender-billed Gull was dip-feeding over one of the many lagoons in the bird-rich wonderland of the Ebro Delta

Wood Sandpiper

Even the smallest gully held something of interest, here a Wood Sandpiper pottering along in the sunshine

Woodchat Shrike

Woodchat Shrike on a roadside fence keeping an eye out for a passing insect

Ebro Delta sign

The remotest part of the Ebro Delta has an even higher level of protection for wildlife

Ebro Delta Beach Birding

Birding on the wide unspoiled beach here was exhilirating in the unseasonally strong winds, glad we didn't bother with the swimsuits!

Audouins Gull colony

But well worth wrapping up to enjoy watching the Audouin's Gull colony...

Kentish Plover

... while clockwork Kentish Plovers pottered around on the sand.

We enjoyed some brilliant birdwatching during our time in the Ebro Delta, not to mention some excellent tapas washed down with a cerveca or two as we did the checklist each evening! Just some of the bird highlights included:

Black-necked Grebe, Night Heron, Squacco Heron, Great White Egret, Purple Heron, Glossy Ibis, Greater Flamingo, Red-crested Pochard, Marsh Harrier, Purple Swamphen, Little Crake, Black-winged Stilt, Avocet, Kentish Plover, Spotted Redshank, Wood Sandpiper, Little Stint, Slender-billed Gull, Audouin's Gull, Gull-billed Tern, Caspian Tern, Little Tern, Whiskered Tern, Alpine Swift, Hoopoe, Lesser Short-toed Lark, Red-rumped Swallow, Zitting Cisticola, Great Reed Warbler, Subalpine Warbler, Woodchat Shrike and Spotless Starling. Quite a list!

We'll be posting more blogs about the fantastic birdwatching we enjoyed on the plains and in the mountains of Spain, so do check back soon.

If you'd like information on any of our tours including our plans for more birdwatching trips to Spain in the future, please email us on We look forward to hearing from you!


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