In our Great Bustard Tour we will drive to the steppes of East Albacete in search of stunning birds. It is a wonderful place for birding and enjoying the beauty of the landscape.
The traditional use of the land and the no use of pesticides have allowed conserving a very interesting bird community. Here we should see Black-eared Wheatear, Short-toed Lark, Lesser Short-toed Lark, Calandra Lark, Thekla Lark, Corn Bunting, Stone Curlew, Great and Little Bustard, Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Lesser kestrel, Hen Harrier, Red Kite and Little Owl.
Furthermore, there are in the area many temporary lagoons scattered among the steppes that are wet through the year. They represent basic breeding grounds for the endangered White-headed Duck. Greater Flamingo, Whiskered Tern and Black-necked Grebe have been breeding continuously in the area during the last years.
Many other wildfowl and waders can also be found in the lagoons such as the Ferruginous Duck which use the area during migration and winter. In addition, during the migration season, it is possible to enjoy of large numbers of Dotterels which use the uncultivated land to rest and feed.
During the last years, we have frequently seen Black Vulture and even the rare Spanish Imperial Eagle. However, they are still few sightings. All in all, in this Great Bustard Tour will be look for all these special Spanish birds in the steppes. For related articles about where to see steppe birds in the region, click here. The steppes are visited during the 5-day bird watching tour around Valencia and Alicante. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
This tour involve no walking difficulties.
Price to the Great Bustard tour: 180 €/ for 1 person, depending from Gandia. Other locations, please send us an email. Extra person 20 €
What is included:
– Travel from a meeting point (hotel, rural house, etc.) in modern, fully seat belted, air conditioned vehicle
– Tour guided in English / Spanish by a professional bird guide
– Basic travel insurance
– What is not included:
– Air fare (Low cost companies operate daily flights to Valencia from several European airports)
– Drinks, food and other items of a personal nature