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Tarifa Spain 2021 Seabirds, Whales And Raptors

  • Tarifa

A seven-day fully-guided small group tour to discover three amazing natural wonders; spectacular raptor migration, two exclusive seabird & whale watching boat trips and land based birding for local wetland, woodland and mountain birds.

250,000 raptors pass over this rugged terrain during these periods, as well as untold thousands of other journeying songbirds and seabirds. The incredible natural phenomenon of visible migration will be happening all around us as Black Kites, Booted and Short-toed Eagles, White Storks, Honey Buzzards and more soar across the divide – simply unforgettable scenes.

We will be running two boat trips to enjoy the many cetacean species that can be found in the area such as Common, Bottlenose and Striped Dolphins and Long-finned Pilot Whale – even Fin, Sperm Whales and Orca are possible here.  There are seabirds to look out for too, and we can hope to see Cory´s, Scopoli’s and Balearic Shearwaters, and in the right conditions, Wilson’s and European Storm Petrels.

There will also be time to explore more of the area’s superb habitats and connect with local specialities, which include Rüppell’s Vulture, Spanish Imperial and Bonelli’s Eagle and Blue rock Thrush in the mountains, Northern Bald Ibis and Audouin’s Gull around the coastal wetlands and pastures, Red-necked Nightjar and Black-winged Kite on farmland and Crested Tits, Hawfinches and Firecrests in the woodlands of Los Alcornocales Natural Park, Europe’s largest Cork Oak forest.  The diversity and wealth of avian and other wildlife in this beautifully unspoilt area of Spain really is astounding!

This is a joint trip with Inglorious Bustards and Red Panda Travel. There will be great birding and wildlife watching in search of fantastic encounters and speciality species.

Dates: August 24th - 30th 2021

Level of knowledge: Beginners, intermediate and advanced  

Price: £2280/person. £250 deposit (no single supplement) 

Leaders: Richard Baines YCN & Inglorious Bustards Local Expert Guides; Simon Tonkin and Niki Williamson. 


  • A minimum of two expert guides
  • Small Group max 8 clients
  • Two exclusive Yacht trips for seabirds & whales
  • Full board and accomodation
  • All transport inc. airport pick up

Please note flights are not included in this package. Book using the the booking facility below. To see our full 2021 itineary. hit the download on this page or to discuss the trip call Richard on 07747753260.

Tarifa Spain 2021 Seabirds, Whales and Raptors

Richard Baines PGdip MCIEEM YCN role: Company Director and Birding/Wildlife Guide Qualifications: National Diploma Land Use and Recreation, Post Graduate Diploma Environmental Conservation Profession al Membership: Member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) Personal… Read More »

Date & Time Duration Location Type Price Availability
Tue 24th Aug - 12.00am 7 days Tarifa Group £2280 7 Places remaining