Located in the Mediterranean region, Spain is very important for wildlife with 32% of its surface area qualifying as Important Bird Areas (IBAs). The country is organised into 17 regions, each with its own regional government and a central government that deals with global political issues at a national level. Environmental laws apply at both levels.

Spain hosts a number of species that occur nowhere else in Europe, whilst other species rare elsewhere (eg: Lesser Kestrel) are common in Spain. Popular birding areas include Los Picos de Europa in the north of the country for Griffon Vulture, Lammergeier and Eagle Owl, the central steppe for Little and Great Bustards, Black-bellied and Pin-tailed Sandgrouse, larks and wheatears, and the Coto Donana and surrounding area for White-headed and Marbled Ducks, Crested Coot, Purple Gallinule and (found nowhere else in Europe) White-rumped Swift.

Key habitats: There is a wide diversity of habitats: from coastal areas to inland Mediterranean habitat, to the high mountains and the wet Northern Cantabric region. The central regions are dominated by agriculture.

Total number of bird species recorded: 480. Number of globally threatened species: 8. Number of Near Threatened species: 9. Number of endemic species: 11. Number of Endemic Bird Areas: 1. Number of Important Bird Areas: 391. Number of National Parks: 13

Threats: The main threats are habitat fragmentation and a decline in habitat quality, mainly due to increasingly intensive human use, including inappropriate infrastructure development.

SEO/BirdLife is also active in bird monitoring, which provides essential data and a sound basis for conservation work. A recent example is the just published Atlas of Breeding Birds of Spain, which covers the whole country with all breeding species recorded in 10 x10 km squares.

SEO/BirdLife has been increasingly active internationally, and since 1998 has worked mainly in North Africa and Latin America. In Morocco, SEO/BirdLife is carrying out mainly wetlands projects and has a permanent base and is responsible for the BirdLife country programme. www.seo.org

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Spain - Aragon - The Steppes and Pyrenees - 7th - 20th May 2009, author Stephen Blaber (added September 9, 2009)
(Great Bustard, Black Woodpecker, Dupont's Lark, Black Wheatear, Alpine Chough)

Spain - Extremadura - March 13th - 17th 2016, author Pau Lucio (added September 29, 2016)
(Montfragüe, Trujillo, Spanish Imperial Eagle, Black Vulture, Great and Lilttle Bustards)

Menorca - April and May 2019, author Tony Benton (added September 28, 2019)
(Bee-eaters, Booted Eagles, Egyptian Vultures, Glossy Ibis, Tawny Pipit, Woodchat Shrike)

Costa De La Luz, Spain - 20th - 27th September 2015, author Mark Graham (added September 28, 2015)

Spain - Madeira - July 2009, author Steve Bird (link created September 27, 2009)
(Zino's Petrel seen well, plus Fea's Petrel, Bulwer's Petrels, Trocaz Pigeon, Brydes Whale and much more)

Almeria, 2nd - 9th October 2003, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 24, 2004)

Madrid and Extramadura, 19th - 26th June 2004, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 24, 2004)

Spain, May 25th - June 10th 2002, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 24, 2004)

Spanish Pyrenees to Ebro Delta, summer 2004, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 24, 2004)

Spanish Pyrenees, June 2002, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 24, 2004)

Extramadura, 18th May - 25th 2004, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 24, 2004)

The Pyrenees, July 2002, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 24, 2004)

Salou, Catalonia, May 28th - June 5th 2004, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 24, 2004)

Biscay and the Picos de Europa, 11th - 17th September 2002, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 24, 2004)

Spain, Picos, Plains and the Pyrenees, 1st - 7th July 2004, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 24, 2004)

Extramadura and Cota Donana, Spain, 11th - 20th April 2003, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 24, 2004)

Valencia, birding in and around Oliva, January - December, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 24, 2004)

Spain (Andalucia and Extremedura), April 7th - 16th 1999, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 24, 2004)

The Spanish Pyrenees and the Zaragoza Plains, 22nd May - 1st June 2003, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 24, 2004)

Spain, 27th June - 5th July 1999, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 24, 2004)

Spain, The French Pyrenees and Majorca, 22nd June - 5th July 2003, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 24, 2004)

Northern, Central and Southern Spain, February 2004 , author Surfbirds Admin (link created September 24, 2004)

Spain, 6th - 22nd April 2001, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 24, 2004)

Spain, Coto Donana National Park, 1st - 8th May 2004, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 24, 2004)

Almeria (south-east Spain), 1999 and 2002, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 24, 2004)

Ebro Delta, Spain and the Ile de Re, France, May 2004, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 24, 2004)

Bay of Biscay - 14th - 18th August 2009, author Owain Gabb (added September 2, 2009)
(Minke and Fin Whale, five species of shearwater, Sabine's Gull)

Spain - bird migration in the Strait of Gibraltar - 14th - 18th September 2018, author Pau Lucio (added September 19, 2018)
(Lesser Crested Tern, Tarifa, La Janda, Spanish Imperial Eagle, Goshawk, Bonelli's Eagle, Black Stork)

Spain-Cantabrian Mountains (Special butterflies trip) Jun-July 16, author Pau Lucio (link created September 15, 2016)
(Leon, Asturias, Cantabria, Chapman’s ringle, Damon Turquoise, Mazarine Blue, Large Wall Brown, Purpled-edged Cooper, Wallcreeper, Snowfinch)

Spain-13 days birding in Spain. May 2016, author Pau Lucio (link created September 15, 2016)
(Sandgrouses, Lammergeier, Great and Little Bustard, Citril Finch, Marbled Teal, White Headed Duck, Dupont's and Short-toed Lark, etc)

Spain-Iberian Lynx in Andalucia Dec. 2015, author Pau Lucio (link created September 15, 2016)
(Andújar, Iberian Lynx, Otter, Spanish Ibex, Black Vulture, Spanish Imperial Eagle)

Spain - Carnivores in The Cantabrian Mountains - 30th August - 6th September 2016, author Pau Lucio (added September 15, 2016)
(León, Somiedo, Iberian Wolf, Wildcat, Cantabrian Brown Bear, Wallcreeper, Egyptian Vulture, Snowfinch, Alpine Accentor,Butterflies, Reptiles, etc)

Spain - Carnivorus in Cantabrian mountains Aug.-Sep. 16, author Pau Lucio (link created September 15, 2016)
(León, Somiedo, Iberian Wolf, Wildcat, Cantabrian Brown Bear, Wallcreeper, Butterflies, Reptiles, etc)

Spain, Extremadura - 2nd to 9th September 2006, author Andy Lovering (added September 13, 2006)
(Spanish Imperial Eagle, Black-Bellied Sandgrouse & Azure-winged Magpies)

South-West Spain: Coto Donana and Sierra de Grazalema - 14th - 16th May 2004, author Surfbirds Admin (added October 8, 2004)
(with photos of Rock Thrush, Red-knobbed Coot and White-headed Duck)

Birding Trip to Pyrenees 19th - 23rd June 2009, author Tony Moverley (added October 7, 2009)
(Loporzano, San Julian de Banzo, Hecho, Gabardito, Rock Thrush, Roller, Melodious Warbler, Rock Sparrow, Golden Eagle,)

Spain - Isla Canela, Costa De La Luz - September 14th to 21st 2014, author Mark Graham (added October 6, 2014)

Finding White-rumped Swifts in Spain, author Graeme Pegram (link created October 5, 2013)
(Cerro Gordo)

Spain - April and May 2017, author Tony Benton (added October 28, 2017)
(Menorca, Rollers, Bee-eaters and Nightingales galore)

Huelva Province, Spain - 18th - 28th March 2010, author Philip Andrews (added October 26, 2010)
(Coto Donana)

Northern Spain - October 2016, author Mike Neale (link created October 19, 2016)
(Wolves, Wildcats and Vultures)

Northern Spain - 13th - 27th May 2013, author Kathie Claydon (added October 19, 2013)
(Belchite steppe, Loporzano pre-Pyrenees, Hecho Valley High Pyrenees)

Southern Spain Migration - 28 August - 17 September 2013, author Kathie Claydon (added October 19, 2013)
(Tarifa, Strait of Gibraltar, Raptor Migration)

Majorca - 27th September - 4th October 2008, author Derek Lister (added October 14, 2008)

Picos and Plains - The Best of Northern Spain - 2 – 11 August 2015, author Naturetrek (link created November 7, 2015)
(We experienced an array of habitats and wildlife from the sky-high Picos de Europa to the warmer Mediterranean-influenced plains and rivers of Castilla y Leon)

Aragon: The Belchite Steppes, Los Monegros and the Pyrenees - 30th April - 4th May 2008, author Michael Cram (link created November 4, 2008)
(131 species recorded on the trip)

Mallorca Oct 2006, author Stephen Burch (link created November 4, 2006)
(Bluethroat, Albufera, Waterworks, Black Vulture, Audouins Gull)

Birding Madrid and the Province of Toledo, Spain - 16th - 20th November 2013, author Ed O'Hara (link created November 29, 2013)

Coto Donana and Tarifa Migration Watch - October 3rd - 10th 2008, author Bob Buckler (added November 27, 2008)

Fuerteventura, Spain - November 2013, author Bob Swann (added November 26, 2013)

Spain - Coto Donana and Extremedura - May 18th - 25th 2008, author Bob Buckler (added November 26, 2008)

Extremadura and the Sierra de Gredos - May 26th - June 1st 2008, author Bob Buckler (added November 26, 2008)

Spain, author Roger Puxley (added November 23, 2005)
(Pyrenees foothills, Steppe & Plains - 9th - 13th November 2005)

Menorca - Autumn Birding - October 2015, author Tony Benton (added November 22, 2015)
(Booted Eagles, Red Kites, Audouin’s Gull , and Greater Flamingo daily)

Lanzarote, Canary islands, between 20 October and 2 November 2005, author John Armstrong (added November 22, 2005)
(see text of report)

Eastern Spain - 15th - 19th November 2017, author Pau Lucio (added November 21, 2017)
(White-headed duck, Red-knobbed Coot, Great Bustards, Balearic Shearwater, Bonelli's Eagle, Valencia, Alicante)

Spain - Mammls and Birds in Valencia - November 2016, author Pau Lucio (added November 21, 2016)
(Genet, Spanish Ibex, Golden Eagle, Great Bustard, White headed Duck)

Lanzarote - 2nd to 12th November 2018, author Mark Graham (added November 16, 2018)

Spain - July 29th - August 19th 2003, author Surfbirds Admin (added November 15, 2004)
(Monfrague, Coto Donana, Laguna Medina, Castro Urdiales and Eagle Owl !)

South-west Spain - 15th - 19th October 2008, author Ian Graham (added November 11, 2008)
(photos of Booted Eagle, Blue Rock Thrush, Caspian Tern, Southern Grey Shrike and others)

Southern Spain (Cota Donana and Grazalema) April 2005, author Alan Miller (added May 8, 2005)
(The spectacle of thousands of birds at El Rocio marshes from our hotel room, amazing views of Red-necked Nightjar on the road in front of the car, and stunning views in the mountains with raptors circling overhead were some of the highlights of 10 days sp)

(Mostly) Extremadura - 11th – 21st April 2010, author Alan Whitehead (added May 5, 2010)

Birding Trip to Coto Doñana, Spain in April 2005, author Tony Moverley (added May 5, 2005)
(Villamanrique, El Rocio, La Rocina, Valverde, Matalascanas, Marbled Duck, Black-shouldered Kite, Squacco Heron, Black-eared Wheatear, Black Vulture)

Canary Islands, Fuerteventura, March 2018, author Pete Aley (added May 4, 2018)
(Houbara Bustards, Cream-coloured Coursers, Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Berthelot’s Pipits, Fuerteventura Chats, African Blue Tits, Lesser Short-toed Larks, Trumpeter Finches, Laughing Doves, Southern Grey Shrikes, Spanish Sparrow, Pallid Swift)

Spanish Pyrenees, May 18th to 23rd 2006, author John Hopper (added May 31, 2006)

Spain Extremadura & Sierra Gredos - 9th - 16th May 2009, author Eric Barnes (added May 30, 2009)
(Spanish Imperial Eagle, Black-shouldered Kite, Citril Finch, Spectacled Warbler, Black Vulture, Lesser Kestrel, Great Bustard, Little Bustard, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Azure-winged Magpie, Roller, Thekla Lark, Calandra Lark, Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush)

Spain - February 2013, Sierra de Andujar: Iberian Lynx & Eagles Tour , author Chris Townend (link created May 3, 2013)
(Up to 5 different Iberian Lynx, Common Genet, Spanish Imperial Eagles etc.)

Picos de Europa, 15th - 19th May 2008, author Tony Moverley (added May 27, 2008)
(Potes, Espinama, Fuente De, Bonneli's Warbler, Alpine Accentor)

Spain, Extremadura & Sierra Gredos - 10th - 17th May 2008, author Eric Barnes (added May 25, 2008)
(Extremadura, Sierra Gredos, Monfrague, Great Bustard, Little Bustard, Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Calandra Lark, Roller, Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush, Black Vulture,)

Southern Spain May 4th - 7th May 2006, author Richard Bonser (added May 24, 2006)
(I was keen on seeing Western Olivaceous Warbler and Common Waxbill)

Spain - Extremadura, Coto Donana and Sierra Guadarrama - 26th March – 10th April 2004, author Guy Langan (added May 23, 2005)

From the high Pyrenees to the Ebro Delta - 10th – 19th May 2017 , author Christopher Hall (link created May 21, 2017)

Spain - 23rd - 29th March 2013, author Bob Swann (added May 20, 2013)
(Extramadura and Gredos)

Spain March 12 - April 13 2005, author Blake T. Matheson (added May 2, 2005)
(Dupont's Lark, Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Moustached Warbler, Spanish Imperial Eagle)

Spain - Southern Costa Blanca - 1 November – 5 November 2011, author Chris Baird (added May 18, 2012)
(Hondo)

Spain - Southern Costa Blanca - 10-17 March 2012 , author Chris Baird (added May 18, 2012)
(Alicante Area - 184 Species in a week)

Flight of the Pratincole – four Suffolk birders go to Extremadura, Spain - April 3rd-10th 2011, author Gi Grieco (added May 18, 2011)
(Extremadura, Spain, birds, orchids, snake, lizards, Monfrague, La Serena, )

Spain - Biscay and the Picos de Europa, 10 – 15 May 2009, author Jim Frost (added May 17, 2009)
(Alpine Accentor, Fuente De, Picos de Europa, Snowfinch, Biscay)

Conil de la Frontera, Cadiz Province, Spain 15th-28th April 2007, author Dave Flumm (added May 14, 2007)

Lanzarote - Playa Blanca - 26th February - 4th March 2016, author Mark Graham (added March 9, 2016)
(Playa Blanca)

Mallorca in a Month: February/March 2015, author Mike Neale (link created March 9, 2015)
(Mallorca, Black Vultures, Osprey,Griffon Vultures ,Peregrines, Blue Rock Thrush ,Audouins Gull, Balearic Shearwater,Balearic Warbler Sardinian Warbler)

Spain 25-Apr - 10-May 2002 - 245 species, author Bas Van de Meulengraaf (link created March 7, 2005)
(Monfrague, Pyrenees, Aiguamolls de L'emporda, Doñana, El Rocio, Cabo de Gata, Belchite, Laguna de Medina, El Hondo)

Spain - Ebro Delta & Belchite - March 2006, author Iben Hove Sørensen (link created March 31, 2006)
(Ebro Delta, Steppes of Belchite)

Spain - The Ebro lands - March 2006, author Iben Hove Sørensen (link created March 30, 2006)
(Catalonia, Ebro Delta, Els Ports, Montsia)

Fuerteventura, Canary Islands 2nd - 8th March 2005, author John Waldon (added March 30, 2005)
(Fuerteventura, Houbara Bustard, Stone Curlew, Berthelot's Pipit)

Spain - Cranes & Wallcreepers - 19th - 26th February 2012, author Christopher Hall (added March 3, 2012)
(Boletas Birdwatching Centre, Pyrenees, Santa Cilia vulture feeding station, Vadiello reservoir, Sotonera, El Planeron)

Spain - Ebro Delta & Montsia mountain chain - February 2007, author Iben Hove Sørensen (link created March 27, 2007)
(Ebro Delta, Montsia, 1 day, 102 species recorded)

Spain - Ebro Delta - February 2007, author Iben Hove Sørensen (link created March 27, 2007)
(Ebro Delta, Great Bittern, Black-winged Stilt, Audouin's Gull)

Cruise to The Canaries, Madeira and Lisbon - 9th - 21st March 2018, author Mark Graham (added March 25, 2018)

The Spanish Pyrenees - 11th - 20th July 2004, author Steve Bird (added March 20, 2007)

Sierra de Andujar, Sierra Morena, Spain - 1st - 5th February 2010, author Lee Dingain (link created March 18, 2010)
(seeing the Iberian Lynx)

Coto Donana, Spain, 17th – 24th February, 2007, author Christopher Hall (added March 17, 2007)
(By the end of this most productive trip we had seen everything from the tiny Zitting Cisticola to the mighty Spanish Imperial Eagle)

Gran Canaria - March 6th - 12th 2008, author Urban Lundström (added March 16, 2008)
(Meloneras, Maspalomas, Playa del Inglés, San Augustin, Black-winged Stilt, Little Egret, Spoonbill, Cory´s Shearwater)

Spain - orchids, birds and butterflies in Costa Blanca - March 2017, author Pau Lucio (added March 12, 2017)
(Costa Blanca, Cranes, Hen Harrier, Moustached Warbler, butterflies, orchids, wild flowers)

Extramadura March 1st -8th 2012 , author Craig Shaw (link created March 12, 2012)
(Black Vulture, Rock Bunting, Great Spotted Cuckoo. Great and Little Bustard)

Birding in Sant Llorenç del Munt i l'Obac Natural Park, Barcelona province, Spain, author Antonio Rodriguez (added June 9, 2010)
(Sant Llorenç del Munt, Barcelona, Spain)

Central Spain, 28th - 30th May 2005, author Gruff Dodd (added June 9, 2005)

From the Ebro Delta to the high Pyrenees - 15th – 24th May 2019, author Christopher Hall (link created June 8, 2019)

Le Pineda, Costa Dorada, Spain - May 26th - June 2nd 2009, author Derek Lister (added June 7, 2009)
(Ebre Delta Parc Natural Reserve ,)

Spain - Pyrenees, Belchite & the Ebro Delta - May 2006, author Iben Hove Sørensen (link created June 7, 2006)
(Guara, Hecho valley, Monegros, steppes of Belchite, Ebro Delta, Montsia, Llobregat Delta, Pectoral Sandpiper, Dupont's Lark, Lammergeier)

Spain - Peaks and Plains - 28th May - 3rd June 2017, author Christopher Hall (link created June 6, 2017)
(Duero Valley, Toto, Cantabria, Picos de Europa, Espinama)

Andalucia - April 9th - 21st 2011, author Alan Whitehead (link created June 5, 2011)
(Aim of this report is to update information on mostly well-known sites in order to help birders seeking key species)

Spain - Castilla la Mancha & Extremadura - April - May 2006, author Julian Sykes (added June 5, 2006)
(Monfrague, Gredos, Los Cabaneros, Trujillo)

Extremadura & Sierra Gredos - 5th - 12th May 2010, author Eric Barnes (added June 3, 2010)
(Monfrague, Gredos, Spanish Imperial Eagle, Eagle Owl, Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush, Citril Finch, Western Bonelli's Warbler, Iberian Azure-winged Magpie, Iberian Pied Flycatcher, Black Vulture, Rock Sparrow, Collared Pratincole, Red Avadavat)

Southern Andalucia - Coto Donana - May 24th - June 7th 2007, author Derek Lister (added June 27, 2007)

Extremadura, Spain 15/4/2007 – 25/4/07, author Nick Ransdale (added June 27, 2007)

Spain, Menorca late April 2016, author Tony Benton (added June 22, 2016)
(Spring migration on Menorca, Bee-eaters, Red-rumped Swallows, Woodchat Shrikes, Egyptian Vulture)

Spain - Menorca; April - May 2015, author Tony Benton (added June 22, 2015)
(Highlights of the trip were: Red Footed Falcons, numerous Bee-eaters, Booted Eagles, Red Kites, Egyptian Vultures and calling Scops Owls. )

Extremadura - May 10th - 17th 2009, author Stewart Betts and Chris Small (link created June 22, 2009)

Tenerife, Islas Canarias, Spain - Thursday 10th - Thursday 17th April 2014, author Chris Seaton (added June 17, 2014)
(Tenerife, Canary Islands, White-tailed Pigeon, Bolle's Pigeon)

Southern and Western Spain, 16-28 May 2009, author Catherine McFadden (added June 16, 2009)
(Donana NP, Extremadura, Sierra de Gredos, Hoce del Rio Duraton, Dupont's Lark)

Sierra de Gredos and Extremadura, Spain - 18th - 25th April 2018, author Glyn Sellors (link created June 15, 2018)
(Stunning photos of the key species)

Eastern Pyrenees - 2nd - 7th June 2011, author Tony Moverley (added June 15, 2011)
(Espot, Sant Llorenc, Roller, Lammergeier, Golden Eagle, Rock Bunting, Citril Finch, Great Reed Warbler, Little Bittern)

Spain - White-rumped and Little Swifts - June 08, author Christopher Grafton (added June 13, 2008)
(Sierra De La Plata, White Rumped/Little Swift)

Mont-Rebei i Alinyà: vulture's paradise, author Dani Valverde (link created June 12, 2009)
(Mont-Rebei Canyon, Alinyà Valley, Griffon Vulture, Cinereous Vulture, Aegyptian Vulture, Lammergeier, Golden Eagle)

Spain - Extremadura - 22th - 29th April 2006, author Cristian Jensen Marcet (link created June 1, 2006)
(Extremadura, Monfragüe, Serena, Black Vulture, Black-shouldered Kite, Spectacled Warbler, Eagle Owl, Azure-winged Magpie, Spanish Imperial Eagle)

Spain - 28th April - 22nd May 2006, author Andy Stepniewski (added July 4, 2008)
(Barcelona, Ebro, Pyrenees, Belchite, Monfrague, Coto Donana, Western Gredos, Cabo de Gato)

Spain, Murcia to Alicante August 2008 and May 2009, author Dermot Smith (added July 3, 2009)
(El Hondo, El Pinet, Santa Pola)

Birding Spain I Apr-May 17, author Rockjumper Birding Tours (link created July 26, 2017)
(Wallcreeper, Baillon's Crake, Bearded Reedling, Pin-tailed Sandgrouse, Lammergeier, Bearded Vulture, Water Rail, Eurasian Eagle-Owl, Dupont's Lark, Spanish Imperial Eagle, Wryneck, Northern Bald Ibis, Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin, Marbled Duck, White-headed )

Spain - Extremadura & Andalucia - 7th - 18th May, 2010, author Ed Kwater (added July 16, 2010)

Spain - Ebro Delta - July 2006, author Iben Hove Sørensen (link created July 15, 2006)
(Ebro Delta)

Spanish Pyrenees - June 2010 - Sunrise Birding, LLC - Private Tour, author Gina Nichol (link created July 13, 2010)
(Lammergeier, Wallcreeper, Citril Finch, Eurasian Eagle-Owl, Black-eared Wheatear)

Southern and Western Spain (including Coto de Donana, Extremadura and Sepulveda), 16 - 25th May 2006 written by Jan Goedelt, author Jan Goedelt (added July 11, 2006)
(Extremadura, Coto de Donana, Sepulveda)

Extremadure et Andalousie en Septembre, author Manuel Heitz (link created January 9, 2016)
(Andalousie, Birdwatching, Càceres, Espagne, Extremadure, Guadalquivir, Monfragüe, Voyage ornitho)

Spain - Iberian Lynx - Christmas trip 2016, author Pau Lucio (added January 4, 2017)
(Andújar, Iberian Lynx, Spanish Imperial Eagle, Iberian Magpie, Black Vulture, Golden Eagle, Spanish Ibex)

Spain - Short break in Costa Blanca - January 23rd - 27th 2017, author Pau Lucio (added January 31, 2017)
(Jack Snipe, Costa Blanca, Purple-swamphen, White-headed Duck, Goshawk, Black Wheatear, Benidorm, Rock Bunting, Blue Rock Thrush, Dartford Warbler, Red-knobbed Coot)

Spain - Report - Bird Trip to Andalucia May 2005 - Audouin Birding Tours, author Cristian Jensen Marcet (link created January 29, 2006)
(Gibraltar, Donana, Doñana, Odiel, Lances, Bolonia, Alcornocales, Janda, Spoonbill, Flamingo, Squaco, heron, Audouin, Bird trip, report, Birding, Cristian Jensen Marcet, Iben Hove Sørensen, Rufous bush robin,)

Spain - Report - Bird Trip to Extremadura May 2005 - Audouin Birding Tours, author Cristian Jensen Marcet (link created January 29, 2006)
(Monfragüe Nature Park, Monfrague, Arrocampo Reservoir, Serena Steppes, Cornalvo Nature Park, Spanish Imperial Eagle, Black-shouldered kite, Great Bustard, Little Bustard, Eagle Owl, Sandgrouses, Cristian Jensen Marcet, Black Stork, Black wheatear,)

Tenerife, Canary Islands - 25th December 2012 - 1st January 2013, author Anders Hangaard (added January 26, 2013)
(Erjos, Laurel Pigeon)

Iberian Birding Trip to Faro, Portugal and Coto Doñana, Spain in December 2004, author Tony Moverley (added January 2, 2005)
(Faro, Quinta do Lago, Coto Doñana, Black-winged Kite, Audouin's Gull)

Northern Spain - 24th August – 2nd September 2011, author Bob Swann (added January 18, 2013)
(Asturias, Galicia, Pelagic trip)

Southern Spain - 7th – 11th May 2010, author Bob Swann (added January 18, 2013)
(White-rumped Swift)

Spain - the south in summer - 8th - 20th June 2019 , author Colin Reid (added January 16, 2020)
(Grazelama, the corkwoods, Tarifa and along the coast to Sanlucar and Cote Donana.)

Spain - Sierra de Andujar - November 2012 , author Chris Townend (link created January 16, 2013)

Spain in Winter - 25th January - 14th February 2019, author Colin Reid (added January 15, 2020)
(Barcelona, the lower Pyrenees, the Zaragoza area, the Ebro Delta, Andujar (for the Iberian Lynx), the Caceres area and a brief visit to the Valencia area.)

Southern Spain - 17th - 24th September 2018, author Glyn Sellors (link created January 13, 2019)
(Raptor watching)

Spain - Costa Blanca - 25th - 30th November 2013, author Ashley Powell (added January 12, 2014)
(Costa Blanca, Greater Spotted Eagle, Great Bustard, Spanish Birdwatching, Red-knobbed Coot, Bluethroat)

Barcelona, Spain - 20th - 23rd January 2012, author Mark Hows (added February 9, 2012)
(The opportunity to visit Barcelona was impossible to resist with its excellent selection of exotics and close proximity to the Pyrenees a good trip was in order)

Spain - Mallorca, author Paul Wetton (link created February 5, 2005)
(Mallorca, Balearic Warbler, Spectacled Warbler, Audouins Gull, Purple Gallinule)

Tenerife, Canary Islands 4th-17th February 2006, author Alan Miller (added February 27, 2006)
(Blue Chaffinch, Berthelot's Pipit, Plain Swift, African Blue Tit, Canary)

Spain - Iberian Lynx, Granada and Málaga - February 2017, author Pau Lucio (added February 26, 2017)
(Andújar, Iberian Lynx, Spanish Imperial Eagle, Lesser Flamingo, White-headed Duck, Andalucia)

Fuerteventura, 15th-22nd February 2014, author Anders Hangaard (added February 24, 2014)
(Fuerteventura Chat, Houbara Bustard, Cream-coloured Courser, Little Shearwater, Yellow-browed Warbler)

Fuerteventura march 2011, author Frank van der Wielen (link created February 24, 2013)
(Canary Islands, Fuerteventura)

Spain: Extremadura and Andalucia - 15th to 25th June 2007, author Ian Merrill (added February 21, 2008)
(Spanish Imperial Eagle, Bonelli's Eagle, Eurasian Eagle Owl, Western Orphean Warbler, Western Olivaceous Warbler, Citril Finch)

Tenerife, Canary Islands, 25th January - 1st February 2009, author Sean Cole (added February 13, 2009)
(Endemic birds and Orchids)

Spain - Coto de Donana - February 7-9 2017, author Pau Lucio (added February 10, 2017)
(Black-winged Kite, Black Stork, Spanish Sparrow, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Ferruginous Duck, Calandra Lark, Golden Eagle, Azure-winged Magpie)

Spanish Pyrenees, Belchite & Ebro Delta - 14th - 29th May 2003, author RICHARD J WESLEY (added February 10, 2006)
(Citril Finches were again in evidence feeding under pine trees near the carpark. We took the main track and were soon to be rewarded with stunning views of Wallcreeper on the second main face.)

Costa Blanca - April 2003, author RICHARD J WESLEY (added February 10, 2006)
(Bee Eaters were nesting in the sandy banks and Nightingale seemed to be singing everywhere.)

Spain; Picos de Europa, Sepulveda, Villafafila, Castronuno 21-28 May 2006, author Terry Allen (added December 6, 2006)
(Wallcreeper, Fuente De, Espinama, Villafafila, Great Bustard)

Fuencaliente, La Palma, Canaries - 27th November - 4th December 2016, author Mark Graham (added December 5, 2016)

Tenerife - 19th -26th November 2012, author Bob Swann (added December 5, 2012)

Southern Spain: the grand tour of Andalucia, author Alvaro Peral (added December 4, 2019)
(Málaga, Guadalhorce, Ronda, Osuna, El Torcal, Fuente de Piedra, Grazalema, White-headed duck, Iberian Ibex, Little Bustard, Great Bustard, Eurasian Roller, Black Wheatear, Griffon Vulture, Rock Thrush, Blue rock Thrush, Lesser Kestrel, Golden Oriole, The)

Andalucia - 6th - 13th June 2009, author Bob Buckler (added December 30, 2009)
(Spain, Andalucia,Tarifa, Ronda, Roller, Rock Thrush, Rock Bunting)

Spain, The Pyrenees 2009, author Bob Buckler (added December 30, 2009)
(Pyrenees, Hecho Valley, Jaca, alpine birds, Lammergeier, Wallcreeper, Citril Finch, Alpine Chough)

Spain, Coto Donana and Extremadura - October 2009, author Bob Buckler (added December 30, 2009)
(Spain,Coto Donana, Extremadura, Monfrague National Park, Red-knobbed Coot, Spanish Imperial Eagle, Bustards)

Spain, Coto Donana and Tarifa - September 2009, author Bob Buckler (added December 30, 2009)
(Andalucia, Donana, Tarifa, Migration watch, Gibraltar, Red-knobbed Coot, Kites, Buzzards, Storks)

Tenerife - 6th - 21st October 2006, author Chris Donald (added December 30, 2006)
(Based in Playa de los Cristianos, a typical birders' family holiday)

Spain - Andalucia in Winter - November 2016, author Pau Lucio (added December 3, 2016)
(Doñana, Granada, Málaga, Little Bustard, Black Vulture, Black Stork, Stone Curlew, Spanish Sparrow, Cranes)

La Serranía de Ronda and Doñana - Spain, author P Jones (added December 18, 2006)
(Serranía de Ronda - Donana)

Southern Spain - December 2006, author Sander Bot (added December 18, 2006)
(Andalucia and Extremadura)

Spain - Raptor migration in Andalucia - September 2006, author Iben Hove Sørensen (link created December 18, 2006)
(8 days, 147 species recorded, including Rueppell's Vulture & White-rumped Swift)

Spain - Andalucia - September 2006, author Iben Hove Sørensen (link created December 18, 2006)
(14 days, 165 species recorded, including Rueppell's Vulture, Lesser Crested Tern, and Pectoral Sandpiper)

Five days in the center of Spain: Valladolid and Villafafila, author Antonio Rodriguez (added December 14, 2010)
(Colagón, Valladolid, Zamora, Villafafila, Adaja River)

Birding Trip to Extremadura - 7th - 10th June 2006, author Tony Moverley (added August 8, 2006)
(Torrejon el Rubio, Spanish Imperial Eagle, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Great Bustard, Black Vulture, Subalpine Warbler)

Southern and Central Spain Summer 2005, author Daniel López Velasco (added August 28, 2005)
(White-rumped Swift, Spanish Imperial Eagle and other southern Spain specialties)

Spain - Ebro Delta - August 2006, author Iben Hove Sørensen (link created August 24, 2006)
(1/2 day, 74 species recorded)

Spain - Islas Columbretes - July 2006, author Iben Hove Sørensen (link created August 24, 2006)
(Boat trip to the volcanic islands of Columbretes)

Spain - Ebro Delta - August 2006, author Iben Hove Sørensen (link created August 24, 2006)
(1 day, 85 species recorded)

Birding Fuerteventura, The Canary Islands, author Archie Archer (added August 22, 2008)
(Fuerteventura, Chat, Stonechat, Houbara, Cream-coloured Courser, Canary Islands)

Cruise to Madeira, Canaries , Portugal - 30th July to 13th August 2011, author Mark Graham (added August 20, 2011)

Madrid - 7th - 14th August 2009, author Ed O'Hara (added August 20, 2009)
(Citril Finch, Eagle Owl, Spanish Imperial Eagle)

Cruise to Canary Islands and Cadiz - March 2019, author Mark Graham (added August 19, 2019)

Extremedura - 28th February to 4th March 2010, author Mike Cram (added August 18, 2011)
(Our trip was based on exploring central Extremedura around Trujillo, Caceres, Montanchez and Madrigalejo, particularly the ‘dehesa’ habitat)

Extremadura, Spain - 7th - 25th April 2015, author Glyn Sellors (link created August 14, 2016)
(Some stunning images of Black and Griffon Vulture, Lesser Kestrel )

Extremadura, Spain - 7th - 15th April 2015, author Glyn Sellors (link created August 14, 2016)
(Some stunning images of Black and Griffon Vulture, Lesser Kestrel, Montagu's Harrier and many others)

Ebro Delta and Spanish Pyrenees - 7th - 12th March 2015, author Glyn Sellors (link created August 14, 2016)
(Stunning images of Wallcreeper, Alpine Accentor, Audouin's Gull, Slender-billed Gull and many others)

Gibralter and Southern Spain - 1st - 8th September 2012, author Glyn Sellors (link created August 14, 2016)
(Photographing raptors)

Spring migration in Cadiz, Andalucia - 10th to 14th May 2011, author Mike Cram (added August 12, 2011)
(Northern Bald Ibis, Marbled Teal, White-headed Duck, Eagle Owl, Red-necked Nightjar)

North-east Spain - 2nd - 9th June 2010, author Stewart Betts (link created August 10, 2010)
(Pyrenees, Belchite Steppe, Ebro Delta )

Madrid in July - bustards, vultures, eagles and even rare gulls, author Martin Birch (added August 10, 2009)
(Great Bustard, Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush, Thekla Lark, Black Vulture, Auduoin's Gull, Spanish Imperial Eagle)

Spain - July 2008, author Ed O'Hara (added August 10, 2008)
(Costa del Sol - All the European breeding Swifts in one day !)

Spain - Pyrenees - June 2005, author Mark Hows (link created August 1, 2005)

Spain, Costa Blanca, Alicante and Murcia, 13th - 22nd April 2010, author Dermot Smith (added April 30, 2010)
(El Hondo, Alcoy, Petrola, Cazorla, Guadalentin, Calblamque, Monegre)

Extremadura - Spain’s Wild West - 15th - 22nd April 2009, author Christopher Hall (added April 28, 2009)
(Monfragüe Natural Park, Tajadilla mirador, Toril, Trujillo, Guadalupe)

Extremadura and Andalucia - April 2005, author Nigel Voaden (added April 25, 2005)
(Monfrague, Donana, Spanish Imperial Eagle, Red-knobbed Coot)

Spain - Extremadura, Badajoz Province - February 2014, author Steve Round (added April 2, 2014)

Spain (North and Center - Alava, Valladolid, Palencia, Segovia and Zamora provinces) - April 2010, author Antonio Rodriguez (added April 19, 2010)
(Middle-spotted Woodpecker, Egyptian and Griffon Vultures, Great Bustard)

Andalucia, Spain - mega mammals in the med - 20th - 28th March 2010, author Mark Hows (added April 16, 2010)

Spain - Extremadura - April 2006, author Iben Hove Sørensen (link created April 14, 2006)
(Extremadura, Monfragüe, Serena, Black Vulture, Black-shouldered Kite, Spectacled Warbler, Eagle Owl, Azure-winged Magpie)

Showing the 20 Latest Recent Sightings Posted

Granada, Spain, Yesterday I had the pleasure to guide Susanne and author Pau Lucio (added February 19, 2017)

Cabo de Gata lighthouse, spain, 15 trumpeter finches seen calling by the side of author Aidan Powell (added December 23, 2016)

Monfragüe, extremadura, Spain, Spanish imperial eagle.Black vulture.Egyptian author Mats van Kasteren (added August 4, 2015)

Montenmedio Golf Club, Tarifa, 6 Bald Ibis. I believe these birds were author patricia harrison (added October 1, 2013)

Cazalla Migrés Watchpoint, Tarifa, 24th and 25th September 2013. Among raptors, a author patricia harrison (added October 1, 2013)

Camposol Urb., Mazarron, Murcia, Spain, Single female Blue Rock Thrush Green author Norman Harvey (added October 17, 2011)

Mazarron, near Bolnuevo at the pools of Las Moreas reserve, Single juvenileFlamingo. Pair of Booted Eagles author Norman Harvey (added October 11, 2011)

Barbate Estuary, Cádiz, Spain, 18 April 2007, Lesser Crested Tern (1), Caspian Tern (7), Little author Fraser Simpson (added April 23, 2007)

Mazarron Old Mines Area, 3 Chough 2 Black author Peter Roberts (added March 20, 2007)

Camposol, Old Railway track above Saladillo Restaurant, Near Mazarron, Murcia, 2 Great Spotted Cuckoo, 1 Hoopoe, 2 Black author Peter Roberts (added March 20, 2007)

Bolnuevo, Murcia, freshwater lake near sea shore, 1 Male Marsh Harrier 6 White headed ducks 2 author Peter Roberts (added March 20, 2007)

Sancti-Petri marshes - Andalucia, Spain, Terek Sanpiper (xenus cinereus) seen on 25th author Santiago Villa (added October 6, 2006)

Tarifa - Andalucia, Spain, Rüppells Vulture, at least 3 different birds author Santiago Villa (added October 6, 2006)

Valle de Ojen, Parque Natural Los Alcornocales, Bonelli's Eagle, 27 Mar author Fraser Simpson (added April 6, 2006)

Barbate Estuary, Costa de la Luz, Six Caspian Terns and 19 Northern Bald Ibis author Fraser Simpson (added April 6, 2006)

Parque Eolico, Zahara de los Atunes, Little Bustard calling 30 March 2006. Also author Fraser Simpson (added April 6, 2006)

Benalmadena, 20 km south of Malaga, January 8, 2006, one Purple Sandpiper was seen author Lars A. Samuelson (added January 17, 2006)

Belen Plain, Trujillo, Caceres, Spain, Northern Bald Ibis (sub-adult)The non-ringed bird author Jeff Hazell (added May 16, 2005)

Marismas de Barbate, Andalucia, Spain, Bald Ibis (7 overhead) - birds from author Fraser Simpson (added April 13, 2005)

La Hermida Gorge, Picos de Europa, Spain, Wallcreeper (2), Alpine Accentor (7+), Blue Rock author Fraser Simpson (added March 8, 2005)