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The Company for Quality Birding Holidays


Spanish Nature are different from other Companies offering birding Holidays on the following important points:

High quality and comfort of accommodation, food, transport and all other aspects of the tour are as important to us as the birding itself.

We provide alternative programs. Spanish Nature understands that when a couple travel together, sometimes one has less interest in the actual birding and prefers to enjoy other aspects of the visited holiday destination.

Travelling together as friends, this is our philosophy, because we want to enjoy the tour as much as you and we also want to be an integral part of the group.

Our birding guides are of an extremely high standard, maybe this is not necessary to say, but of course we want to assure you, that you will really see all possible birds.

vicente-natura-indomitaVicente Malagón - La Mancha resident. Active member of SEO/Birdlife till 2013, he has been coordinating the SEO/Birdlife activities in the Ciudad Real province as well as being in charge of the Important Bird Area (IBA 208) of Sierra de Andujar-Sierra Madrona in the La Mancha sector.  Member and Approved Guide of the Andalucia Bird Society, he actually collaborates with the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) and Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF).

Graduated in Economics in the Complutense University of Madrid, he combines his passion for adventure trips (expeditions, trekking and climbing) with the practice of hobbies like astronomy and ornithology (ringing in the Fahs al Ballut Scientific Ringing Group). His other concerns include geography, history and literature. He speaks fluent English and is the director and designer of the NATURA INDOMITA Tours. He has been interested in nature and the natural world all his life and has been operating in La Mancha & Sierra Morena as a professional wildlife guide since 2008.

His permanent contact with the nature of the area allows him to get an update status and location of many different species, providing their customers the best opportunities to find their target species in the shortest time.
As a nature lover and interested in all aspects of the world of ornithology, Vicente has had the opportunity to realize many different Birding Tours all over the world that have provided him a high degree of experience in nature tourism and birdwatching in particular.

jose_luisJosé Luis Sanchez Balsera - As a native of Jaen Province, his guiding couples a life-long enthusiasm for nature in these parts, with unrivalled expert knowledge gained over many years as government biologist for the region. A wonderfully acute perception and great ID skills will bring clarity to your immediate observations along with the sort of interpretive guiding that allows you to get the big picture.
Co-founder of Sierra-Trek, combining conservation, education and nature tourism initiatives, José Luis is also a keen nature photographer and contributor to numerous publications. Well-liked and enormously respected, he's genuinely one of the good guys.

José Luis Writes: " I,m really pleased to be able to work with Spanish Nature and have the opportunity to share my enthusiasm for nature.
As a child, I lived down on the banks of the River Guadalquivir - my dad was a manager at the hydro-electric dam. Fun was a journey of discovery in a world of bugs, birds, and the rest. Stuff like that shapes you, and basically my studies and professional life have just been a continuation of those early experiences. Nowadays, I firmly believe responsible nature tourism is an effective way of getting conservation on the social-political agenda locally, and I think people enjoying holidays with us bring positive change by so doing, and of course, have a great time too!"
luis-a-rodriguez-wLuis Alberto was deeply influenced in his childhood by the mourned Spanish naturalist Felix Rodriguez de la Fuente, who raised his passion for Nature. A school teacher gave him an old bird guide as a present and that was the beginning of an exciting play of searching, knowing and watching the birds of Malaga.

After graduating in Economics and devoting most of his career to financial management, he decided to join vocation and professional experience into a project aimed at showing the marvellous natural environment and the extraordinary diversity of birds in the Costa del Sol to its visitors.

Luis Alberto is actively involved in the study of the bird species in the Montes de Malaga Natural Park by collaborating in a constant effort scientific bird ringing project carried out by the Montes de Malaga Biological Station.
mick-richardsonMick Richardson our guide specialising in the Granada / Sierra Nevada area of Spain. Along with Peter, Mick guides in specialist areas for day tours in Spain. Mick's great passion is for the area Sierra de Loja near to Granada. His knowledge of fauna and flora is a real eye opener for beginner and expert alike. Mick has an unsurpassed knowledge of his area and can guide you to the best bird and flower areas within the Granada area.

Mick shares a passion for photographing wildlife with Pieter and is happy sharing experiences with others of a like mind. He is also working with Peter to create the 'perfect' tour of Spain and has a good working knowledge of famous areas such as Donana and hot spots in Extramadura. For those visiting the Granada area seeking to enjoy both the cultural and natural wonders of this spectacular area, then Mick is the 'man'. Mick is also, along with his wife Jane, able to provide accommodation for those requiring a stay in the countryside!

Mick writes: "Working together with Spanish Nature is easy for me. Both Peter and I share a special affinity with all natural life and we share a passion for the Spanish Mountains and high Sierras. Peter has an unrivalled knowledge of the Ronda and Grazalema areas, so we compliment each other, especially as so many visitors choose to spend time both in the Ronda area and then here in Granada. I am hoping in the near future to lead tours here in Spain for multi-destination tours and other countries for Spanish Nature. I am currently compiling species lists for Birds, Dragonflies, Butterflies, Reptiles, Mammals and Flowers in the Granada area. Hopefully, we will be able to list them on this website in the future".

brenda_jones1Brenda Jones shares her great passion for plants with many visiting groups and individuals in Spain. Currently she is compiling a list of species in the Serranía de Ronda and Sierra de Grazalema for incorporating in her future flower book of the same region.
Many visitors have benefited from a day tour and full tours in the mountains of Spain with Brenda’s experienced guidance. A passionate plants person and keen flower photographer makes her a popular choice for visiting botanists, flower lovers and tour operators. With an easy going and friendly nature, Brenda is very much at home with the beginner or expert.
With an extensive local knowledge of the best areas to see and find plants plant lovers soon realise the benefits of touring for a day with Brenda. Apart from Spain, Brenda has a desire to also lead tours specifically for flowers in Morocco and Costa Rica.
Along with her many attributes as an experienced guide, Brenda is also the long suffering wife of Peter!
jesus-contrerasJesús Contreras is a well known naturalist based in Almería. He acts as a Birdwatching, Nature and Cultural guide, specialising in Almería province Andalucía. He also is a writer and occasionally works professionally as an ornithologist in local projects. Jesús infectious enthusiasm is obvious when showing ‘his’ hidden and fantastic Almería to visitors, allowing them to feel as if they themselves were local people! You will enjoy the very best of these friendly lands, fauna and flora, of course also enjoying the birds. Filabres Mountains, Cabo de Gata, Sierra de Gádor, Tabernas badlands, Almería side of Sierra Nevada, the Alpujarras… are all awaiting you and now with the service of a guide, the experienced and knowledgeable Jesús.
Jesús began officially working as a nature guide during February 2010, offering trips and tours across “hidden Almería”. For his tour he uses a 7 seater 4x4 vehicle, which ensures access to the most wild and marvellous places, even under poor weather conditions.  All the comforts you would expect are provided on trips, including fresh water in summertime and always an extensive library of reference books. Apart from providing an excellent guiding service, Jesús is a prime motivator in the movement to promote sustainable nature tourism and believes we, as professionals, have also a responsibility for nature.

Jesús writes: "It is for me one of the greatest and happiest things happening in my life to be invited to join Spanish Nature and Andalucia Bird Society, so I can be able to join the Almería lands to these sustainable and interesting projects. It has been always one of my priorities to show people how great and natural my Almería is and how comfortable you can feel here with us, and what a high diversity of life and landscape you can find here. I have prepared for this moment for more than five years, discovering every patch of land in this part of Andalucía, and studying every bird, insect or plant existing here, so that I now feel absolutely equipped to develop my activity with you, making you feel at home in this area and in my company, enjoying Almería and Andalucía in a different way, specially prepared for you".

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