The Serrania de Ronda is on the radar for most birders as a place to visit, not just for raptors, but for migrants and those special mountain birds. Well, as if you needed another reason to visit the area, we now have a dedicated bird photography hide. So far this hide has produced an impressive list of species and is one of those rare hides, where bird activity is ever present, lots happening for your camera to capture. We are also able to offer the use of another hide high in the Sierra de las Nieves for raptors. It is easy to combine the hides within a day tour, alternatively within a few days holiday.
During the summer of 2014, we had the idea to set-up a hide for photographers at Finca Algaba (4km from Ronda). Several very well known photographers had used the Finca to get a series of photographs of different birds in the past and we thought that a good number of different species could be observed and photographed if a suitable hide was available. And so it has proven to be the case, with a highly successful first season from the 'new' hide.
The 'Hide - Algaba Ronda' is located in Finca Algaba, about 4km from the historical town of Ronda. More information about the farm can be seen on the Finca Algaba website. There is also the possibility of accommodation on site, again please view their website for further details.
The Hide is on an estate that is contained within 50 hectares of Mediterranean forest, where you can admire splendid examples of various oak species, along with a variety of associated plant species. The Finca Algaba Estate itself is a place of exceptional quality, displaying different ecosystems and habitats, containing as it does the most representative birds in the south of the peninsula. The Hide itself is a spy glass house measuring a generous 5.2 x 2.1m, it can comfortably be used by 4 photographers at any one time. Inside the hide there is a toilet and washroom, we also can provide heating during the winter. The whole scenario combines comfort with the very close (approx. 5m) water feature and feeding area for the birds, further away (approx. 20m) natural raptor perches have been placed along with feeders.
When you are interested to try this exciting facility, you can very simply reserve the hide to exclusively do your own relaxed photography. Please contact us to find out regarding availability and dates.
Standard prices for one session (early morning until midday) are:
1 person - 40 euro
2 persons - 70 euro
3 persons - 100 euro
4 persons - 120 euro
In the case, where raptors are the main objective, these prices will be increased by 50 euro. The charge covers meat that will be necessarily provided.
For further information please contact us
Useful links associated with this hide:
Serrania de Ronda day tours - link
Finca Algaba - link
Accommodation in the area - link