We’ve now been working for 17 years on what started out as a small project called “Spainbirds”. Since then our company has been constantly moving on with the times, taking on new challenges and responding to the increasing demands of ever more numerous clients. The fruit of all these endeavours can be seen in our 2017 range of tours, and we hope we may meet you soon in one of them.
We specialise in organising birding & nature trips throughout the whole of Spain especially Extremadura, Andalucia (over all Doñana, Strait of Gibraltar and Sierra Morena where some of the last few Iberian Lynx still survive), Pyrenees, Picos de Europa, Ebro Delta, Gredos Mountains and the “sierras”, lakes and woodland around Madrid. We are again running our traditinal Atlas & Deserts tour to Morocco which can be arranged linked to our Extremadura tour, ideal for long-distance travelers. We also keep updated to our friends and guests through our e-newsletter (not as regular as I would like) and social networks, speciall on our Facebook pages.
On the other matter, since 2007 more than 900 Spanish wildlifers have travelled with us locally all over Spain besides some overseas destinations. Our aim on the Spanish market has been always to promote Eco-Tourism in the country with the widest biodiversity in Europe. We have taken groups of birders as well into North East Argentina, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Scotland, Morocco, Turkey, Romania, Estonia, Poland, The Netherlands, The Gambia, Norway and Finland being pioneers offering birding & nature tours to other countries. We invite you to join us in one of our overseas expeditions which will be soon available in the English version of our web site.
We would like to remind all travellers that Spainbirds Nature Tours has been the first birding tour agent accredited by the Spanish Tourist Board with number CICMA 2517. This code allows us to operate under all international tourism regulations thus assuring all our clients the highest level of protection during their holidays.
It only remains for us to thank you for placing your trust in Spainbirds Nature Tours and to wish you many fruitful wildlife trips crammed with unforgettable experiences. And we’ll be there ourselves, binoculars primed, in the thick of the action.
Santi Villa (Colombia, November 2016) / Santi is the Spainbirds Nature Tours Manager since 1999
WHY TRAVELLING WITH SPAINBIRDS NATURE TOURS?
1. Our experience speaks for itself
Spainbirds Nature Tours has been successfully designing and leading birding & nature tours since 1999, it is currently the top birdwatching company in Spain and is the first accredited birding tour agent by the Spanish Tourist Board. Our reputation led to reach into an agreement in 2007 to with SEO/BirdLife (the equivalent in Spain to the RSPB or the ABA) to organize all the tours run by their central office in Madrid, including all international expeditions until December 2012. We have also worked for several RSPB groups and other ornithological clubs (S.E. Hertfordshire, Bristol, Brooks Bird Club…), the American Birding Association (ABA), and for some of the best well known companies such as Sunbird, Wings, Heatherlea, The Travelling Naturalist, Wildside Nature Tours or Victor Emanuel Nature Tours.
2. Local knowledge
Spainbirds Nature Tours is a Spanish tour agent which only uses professional and multi-lingual (English – Spanish) local guides on its tours… because there is not better knowledge than local knowledge!
3. You will be supporting local conservation projects
Spainbirds Nature Tours has been supporting SEO/BirdLife in their campaign to protect the environment and birds of Extremadura. We have also made donations to modify some of the more dangerous electrical installations for threatened species such as the Spanish Imperial Eagle and the Great Bustard, and made donations to support the Bald Ibis Project run by SEO/BirdLife in Morocco. On our 15th anniversary we donated 1,150 € to AMUS, a local wildlife hospital which operates in Extremadura.
4. Professional services
It is very important to make sure that one is arranging services of completely legal companies, please ask the company first if it has all the corresponding permits to operate in the area chosen and don’t hesitate to ask for the invoice of your payment where VAT (taxes) must be also included into the price. All Spanish companies or foreign agents offering packed holidays operating in Spain as a base must show a CIC code on their web sites, leaflets or brochures. Otherwise you will be unprotected in case of any contingency before or during your holidays.
5. Small parties
Our small groups of not more than 7 participants + 1 leader (and max. of 14 + 2 leaders) guarantee personal attention during the whole tour and the chances to see target species are much higher than travelling with larger groups.
6. We guarantee all our tours with a minimun of 4 participants!
And a tour will never be cancelled once client has booked their flights in spite of getting a smaller party of travellers.
7. High quality accommodation
We carefully choose charming rural cottages and small good quality hotels close to the main birding spots in all our tours. All meals are included in our prices, breakfast, “tapas” lunches and traditional evening meals plus local red wine are daily in the menu.
8. All levels of wildlifers are welcome
Relaxed tours but with an extremely high success rate in finding the main specialities of every region. Further info about trip reports available on our photo-blog.
We always travel in modern and comfortable aircon 9-seat minibuses (or smaller vehicles depending on total number of participants).
Considering all high quality of the accommodation selected, local food, ground transport and guide services our prices are still lower than other companies. SPAINBIRDS NATURE TOURS OFFERS YOU MUCH MORE AT LOWER RATES!!!
11. Booking a SBNT trip is easy!
Travellers usually book their tours through a bank transfer but you are also welcome to pay by CREDIT CARD. For booking your tour please visit the BOOKING section of this web site and don’t forget to fully complete the corresponding FORM.