A TRIP THROUGH THE ALBUFERA NATURAL PARK (ANP)
The ANP is one of the best wintering areas in the Iberian Peninsula for waterfowls (Red-crested Pochard, Northern Shoveler, Common Shelduck, Great Cormorant, …), waders (Black-tailes Godwit, European Gold Plover, Sandeling, Sandpipers, …) and otther aquatic birds like Great Egret, Glossy ibis, Flamingo, Purple Swanp-Hen …
It is also a superb spot to watch prey birds like Western Marsh Harrier, Common Buzard or Booted Eagle.
Seabirds like the threatened Balearic Shearwater or more common like Northerm Gannet or Common Scoter can be observed from the coast in the Gulf of Valencia .
This day-long walking tour features hiking through marshes and rice fields, a visit to the park’s information and observation centre (with tower and hides) and the ringer centre, and it ends up at Cullera lighthouse, a privileged rocky high point from which sea birds can be observed at ease.
Avefria (Vanellus vanellus) / Northern Lapwing
Agachadiza común ( Gallinago gallinago) / Common Snipe
Fochas en El Potón
Morito (Virgilio Beltrán)
Porón europeo. Foto: Virgilio Beltrán
Meeting point: Mirador de la Albufera. Gola de Puchol. Valencia
Starting time: 08:30
Trip duration: 8 hours
Included: trip guide (ornithologist) with telescope. Birds checklist. Insurance.
Not included: food and drink
Recommended: Binoculars and appropriate clothes in the wintertime (it can be cold in the early morning and dusk).
Adults: 90 euros for 1-2 persons
Groups (+3): 40 euros /person
Important: tours are either in Spanish or in English. The use of private cars within the park will be optimised for enviromental reasons.
We can offer transfers from your acomodation and during the trip (not included).
Information: 666 078 893 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Reservations: actiobirding.com / reservations