Spanish Highs Mountain Guides
has joined forces with Ian Williams to form Birdwatch Alpujarras
for tours and excursions in the beautiful southern foothills of the Alpujarras and Sierra Nevada mountains. The Alpujarras offer some of Spain’s most spectacular birdlife. Based in the village of Lanjaron
, they can show you the rich variety of birding highlights the region has available.
Ian Williams is the “heart and soul” of Birdwatch Alpujarras. His enthusiasm for our feathered friends knows no bounds. He has vast experience of birdwatching throughout Europe, but especially in the Alpujarras, where he now lives, and in his native UK.
Kiersten Rowland is resident in the Alpujarras and looks after the website and administration functions. She also helps support Ian on birdwatching tours throughout the region. Contact her if you have relevant and related information you wish to be included on the site.
Both are passionate about the area and it’s birdlife.
Resident raptors include Golden and Bonelli’s Eagles and these are joined by large numbers of Booted and Short Toed Eagles over the breeding season. All three of southern Spain’s “exotic” species, namely, Hoopoe, Rollers and Bee-Eaters, breed locally and are seen regularly. Golden orioles nest in and around the village. Chats and Thrushes include the Northen, Black and Black Eared Wheatear. Black Redstart and Blue Rock thrushes. Other seasonal visitors of note include Great Grey and Woodchat Shrikes, with Subalpine Warblers in the spring. Local woodland brings frequent sightings of Crossbills and Crested Tits. Firecrests are another local speciality.
They offer guided tours in 4×4 transport in small groups to ensure we get the best the region can provide. Recent days have brought great sightings of Eagle Owl, Goshawk and Iberian Yellow Wagtails. There is always something fantastic to see!
You will find much information about the tours and birdlife on the site. Also they report any news or frequent sightings. Much of the site is “interactive” and they encourage you to assist with any information you can provide.
Via website: www.birdwatchalpujarras.com
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