Tours & Destinations Spain
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. . . . . 2013 TOUR SCHEDULE . . . . .
SPAIN: MADRID TO BARCELONA
FROM THE HIGH PYRENEES TO THE EBRO DELTA12 April 2013 - 24 April 2013, 13 days & 12 nights
Spain is the most visited European country for the observation of birds due to its geographical location in relation to the migratory routes between Europe and Africa, and because it embraces almost all of the habitats of the Western Palearctic. This mosaic of habitats in a relatively good state of conservation provides shelter to a great number and variety of species: raptors, alpine birds, steppe species, aquatic birds, and an unsurpassed representation of typical Mediterranean species. Special attention is given to the Spanish specialties such as Spanish Imperial Eagle, Lammergeier, Dupont's Lark, Wallcreeper, and Moustached Warbler, with the added opportunity to see a good number of mammals, reptiles, and butterflies. To complement the tour we will visit historic monuments and cultural sites, such as The House of Goya, El Castillo de Loarre, El Monasterio de San Juan de la Pena, the medieval village of Trujillo, and the Moorish village of Alquezar. This tour is designed especially for birders who wish to see a maximum number of bird species in Europe, combined with some of Spain's rich culture, all in the most spectacular and interesting areas of this enchanting part of the world. The tour begins in Madrid and ends in Barcelona, and will be led by Steve West, an expert on the birds of Spain. Bob Schutsky will assist Steve should a second leader be required. The price could vary according to the financial situation in Spain at the start of the tour.