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Raptor Migration Spectacular - Tarifa Spain 2024

  • Tarifa

A seven-day, fully-guided, small group tour with three key three amazing key features; spectacular raptor migration, rich and varied land-based birding at woodlands, wetlands and mountains, and a fantastic, exclusive seabird & whale-watching boat trip out into the Straits of Gibraltar!

Over a quarter of a million raptors pass over Tarifa's ruggedly beautiful terrain during this period, as well as countless thousands of other journeying songbirds and seabirds. The incredible natural phenomenon of visible migration will be happening above, below, and all around us as Black Kites, Booted and Short-toed Eagles, White Storks, Honey Buzzards and many more species soar across the divide – simply unforgettable scenes!

Our team will also enjoy a special boat trip out into the Straits to enjoy the many cetacean species that can be found in the area, which include Common, Bottlenose and Striped Dolphins and Long-finned Pilot WhalesFin, Sperm Whales and Orca are also all possible! There are seabirds to look out for too, and we'll be looking out for Cory´s, Scopoli’s and Balearic Shearwaters, and 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 may 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!

Dates: August 16th - 22nd 2024

Level of knowledge: Beginners, intermediate and advanced - all welcome!

Price: £2,360.00. Single supplement £195.00 - Please email for more details

Please also download the full itinerary on the left of this page.

Leaders: Mark Pearson from YCN & local expert guides Simon Tonkin and Niki Williamson


  •   A minimum of two expert guides
  •   Small Group (maximum 10 clients)
  •   An exclusive boat trip for seabirds & whales from Tarifa
  •   Full board and accomodation
  •   All transport inc. airport pick up

To discuss the trip email call Richard on 07747753260!

Raptor Migration Spectacular - Tarifa Spain 2024

Mark Pearson BSc Hons YCN role: Birding/Wildlife Guide Qualifications: Higher National Diploma in Ornithology, BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science Personal Profile: Mark is an obsessive Yorkshire coast birder and naturalist whose roles include wildlife guide, ecologist, speaker, writer and educator. He… Read More »

Date & Time Duration Location Type Price Availability
Fri 16th Aug - 9.00am 7 days Tarifa Group £2360 8 Places remaining

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A big thank you for a fantastic holiday in Tarifa. The guiding was superb, the birds amazing and the accommodation was everything we needed and... Read Full Review ยป