Since a few years ago, photography hides in Spain have become very popular for photographers and conservationists. Birdwatching Spain, in partnership with local agents, offers photography hides in Valencia and Alicante provinces. They are designed specifically for key birds such as Little Bittern, Marsh Harrier, Glossy Ibis, Purple Swamp-hen, Squacco Heron, Ring Ouzel, Cirl Bunting, Greater Flamingo and mammals: Genets and Mouflons. Apart from the hides commented in the Photography tour, we have one photography hide in Pego Marshes, another one in Sierra Aitana (Costa Blanca) which performs wonderfully for wintering Brambling and resident open forest birds. In Alcoi we have the Mouflons and Griffon Vultures and finally the Genet in Bicorp .
Hide 1. Bancal Roig. Capacity 1-4 people. 55 €/person; 4 people 200€. In this hide the mouflons come to a bare red field, perfect for getting a colourful shoot.
Hide 2. Tallafoc. Capacity 1-2 people. 65€/person. The mouflons are surrounded by forest.
Hide 3. Sierra Aitana, in the Costa Blanca. Capacity 1-2 people. Price, 70€/ 1 person; 100 €/ 2 people. Two different hides designed for Ring Ouzel, Crossbill, Cirl and Rock Bunting, Crested Tit, Sardinian Warbler, Brambling, Rock Sparrow, Woodlark, etc.
Hide 4. Bee-eaters. A 1,5 m x 1,5 m tent with capacity for 2 people. Price, 90€/ 1 person; 100 €/ 2 people.
Hide 5. Griffon’s vulture hide. This is a hide for 3 people located in Alcoi where Griffon’s stand very close. We have been lucky enough to get in the hide up to 3 different Rupell’s Vultures in few weeks. The polarized glass gives a warm colour to the pictures. The hide is available mainly on Wednesday although another day could be arrange. Please, contact us for more information.
Hide 6. Bonelli’s Eagle. Incredible views of this top raptor. Capacity 3 people. Price, 160€/ 1 person; 250 €/ 2 people and 300€/ 3 people. Located 40 min drive from Valencia. Credit: J. García Marzal
Hide 7. Genet. After more than 5 years of hard work, now is possible to enjoy of wild genets just 3 m from you. The Genets are seen right in the open, no hide, so everything is more flexible. You will enjoy the natural behaviour of this nocturnal mammal.
Genet watching: 30 €/person (minimum 2- maximum 10). If you think you will be more or fewer people, please email us and we will try lo find a solution.
Photography: 120 €/person. Maximum 2-4, it would depends on of the kind of flashes/illumination use. Genets tolerate just few flashes shoots per sesion. We encourage to use lamps and avoid flashes when it is possible. No electricity is available in the cottage.
Filming for documentaries: Please contact us.
Prices do not include photographic material.
The above photos were taken with a torch, no flash was used. However, our Genets tolerate quite well the illuminations and spotlights used for film makers and photographers. Not to mention the humans! See photos below.
Hide 8. Lammergeier/Black Vulture hide for 2 people in Lleida. Price for 1 day: 180 €/ 1 person, 160 €/ 2 people each. Discount for 2 or more days. Please contact us. Photos kindly provided by Heikki Helin.
Hide 9. Goshawk. Capacity for 2-3 people. Price 140€/ 1 person and 220€/ 2 people.
In addition, we also offer the possibility of combining photography with birding in any other part of Spain. Please for more information about our photography hides Spain section, please contact us.