Short day trips or long holidays to suit you.

Olvera is situated in the north eastern corner of the province of Cadiz with the province of Malaga to the south and the province of Sevilla to the north. It is only an hour or so from Jerez de la Frontera, Malaga, Sevilla or Granada airports where you will be picked up at the start of your holiday with us.   Depending upon arrival time and which airport you arrive at, we will stop of at our first site on the way to Olvera. You have a choice of accommodation, either self catering in one of Olvera's lovely town houses (Olvera has a large supermarket and lots of traditional local shops), within site of both the castle and church where Lesser Kestrels nest in the summer and Griffon Vultures fly over all year round, or we can book you into the hotel Estacion de Olvera at the start of the via verde de la sierra.  The Griffon Vulture colony is only a few km away and you will be able to see them flying over head, on there way to feed.  The castle of Pruna is also within sight where Choughs and Black Wheatears can be found.

     We have 2 pair of Swarovski SLC 10x42, 1 pair of Opticron verano 10x50, 1 pair of Leica Trinovid 10x25 BCA, Leica Scope and a Carl Zeiss scope so we have all the equipment you will need.

               

 

 Typical weeks itinerary.


 

 

Pick up from airport and depending on flight times we will ether go straight to Olvera or visit a site on the way.

 On your first full day birding we will visit one of Europe largest Griffon Vulture colonies where Egyptian Vultures nest during the spring and summer and Bonelli's Eagles are present all year round and then we will visit an unofficial feeding site (Vulture restaurant).

 

 

 

                            

Day 3 Flamingos, Waders, Ducks etc.  To the east of Olvera is the laguna de Fuente de Piedra a laguna that rises and falls with the seasons.  There are several hides around this laguna where we can watch the Flamingos and other Waders, Ducks and Gulls.

                             

 Day 4 Mountains Birds. To the south of Olvera is the Sierra de Grazalema depending upon the time of year we can look for Rock Thrushes or large flocks of Choughs, up to 150 birds.  As with any site around Olvera there will be Griffon Vultures.      

                             

 

Day 5 Reed bed birds.  To the east of Olvera is Arcos De la Frontera and Bronos where we will see birds of deeper water and reeds including Purple Galinule and Purple Heron.

                                      

 

Day 6 River walk from El Bosque to Benamahoma where in the summer there are Nightingales and Golden Orioles and with luck Crested Tits.

                                      

 

 

Day 7 Return to airport, as with the pick up depending upon flight times ether straight to the airport or visit a site on the way.

This is an example of what we could do in a week but there are many other sites in the area that we could visit contact us to find out more.

 

  We can also do day trips for those on holiday in this region and would like the help of a local to find what you are looking for.  Contact us for further details. at mail@birdinginspain.co.uk or phone ++34 956122001 or use the contact form.