Birds and Flowers, Birding Day Tours in Cordoba Province
A real wildlife experience
SIERRAS DE CARDEÑA Y MONTORO NATURAL PARK
Part of the Central Sierra Morena Massif, the Sierras de Cardeña y Montoro N. P. covers 38,449 ha of gently rolling hills, in one of the finest areas of Mediterranean woodland in the Iberian Peninsula. With an extraordinary array of wildlife, this N. P. can provide to its visitors some of the most exciting experiences in southern Spain. There is an impressive variety of raptors: Golden, Bonelli's, Booted, Short-toed and Spanish imperial eagles are all here, along with Black and Griffon vultures, Peregrines, Sparrowhawks, Goshawks and Buzzards. There are many nocturnal birds of prey, like Tawny, Long-eared, Little, Scops and eagle owls. You can also hear Nightingales and Red-necked nightjars at night and woodpeckers in the woodland areas. In the rivers and along their often verdant banks are otters, terrapins, and kingfishers. It is also one of two of the world's last wildernesses inhabited by the elusive and highly endangered Iberian lynx.
Price details Birding Day - Tour:
Every day, 7 days a week, all year round
From 09.00 am to 17.00 pm. Longer hours by arrangement.
Price 2014:Standard Day Tour: 165 Euro minimum charge for up to 3 persons, 55 Euro per each extra person (maximum 8 persons)
Private tours: Exclusive private tours minimum price (based on up to 3 persons) of 175 Euro per day by arrangement
Free collection from your accommodation in the Cordoba area (15km radius), 4x4 transport, use of quality optical equipment
Costs for lunch and drinks. Meal time stop over at a "local" Restaurant.
Tour party:Minimum 3 or 165 Euro, maximum 8 fellow travellers. Larger groups by prior arrangement
Private and exclusive tours by special arrangement only (see prices above)
Meeting Point: In the Restaurant "La Primera". In the Village of Montoro, just on the Motorway A4, Exit 359. (48 km to the East of Córdoba)
Why choose a birding day trip with Spanish Nature?
- A highly personalised guided birding day tour with a birding guide who enjoys the subject as much as you.
- Through experienced birding guide, go straight to where the birds are, no wasted time!
- Limited numbers of clients each day gives you the attention of the nature guide.
- Expert or beginners welcomed.
- Stopovers in any of the villages by majority consent!
- Extra time added where requested by the majority of those on tour.
Plus...we treat you as friends sharing a common interest.
Not just for the Birder! The whole area abounds with wild flowers, 2000+ species (many endemic to this part of Spain) and orchids. Butterflies (also with several endemic species and sub species listed) are seen in all habitats and in all months of the year. Mammals, dragonflies, reptiles and amphibians are all represented in good numbers. Interesting species are virtually guaranteed, though of course time of year and the weather, will dictate the number and type of species you will see. The range of habitats in this area is of such importance that many of the sites visited are located in Natural or National Parks. Details upon request.