Are you coming to southern Spain and want to do some good birding around? Consider visiting Malaga and mark some bird watching tours in your agenda!
(Photo: The Route of 100 Birds)
Andalucia is the southernmost region of Spain. Located just between two continents, it is, perhaps, the most biodiverse place in Europe. It harbours some very globally well known birding spots like Doñana (on the Andalusian Atlantic coast) or the Straits of Gibraltar, the main migration flyway between Africa and Western Europe.
But is there anything close to an international airport, with the widest possible range of accommodation to choose from, a complete cultural offer and, most important, great places to go birding? The answer is yes.
Malaga province, known by its famous Costa del Sol, is not only big hotels, concrete and lots of tourists everywhere... It is also mild winter and stunning and varied country scenery providing the bird watcher with a good number of species, that will not be found in northern Europe, living in our conifer and Mediterranean forest and scrub, limestone mountains reaching subalpine altitudes, inland wetlands and farmlands and river valleys, forests and deltas.
And everything within one hour drive from the Coast, Malaga city, or any other cosy country accommodation.
Please, have a look to our regular birding destinations on The Route of 100 Birds (you can click on our Pinterest photo galley), and do not hesitate to contact us for suggestions or even organizing your whole birding holidays!!!