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birdwatching

Because of its strategic position at the gateway of two continents, Tarifa is a unique blend of Europe and Africa, the main migratory route south across the Straits. We are lucky to have renowned experts  based minutes from El Aguilon, organising excellent guided tours. So if you´re after  a snapshot of superb resident species in intertidal, wetland, farmland, woodland and urban habitats, we really do have some star local species waiting for you here in the Straits!

A successful reintroduction programme of the Critically Endangered Northern Bald Ibis took place here in 2008, and with the help of our local guides, you should be able to see these extraordinary birds at their nesting colony or on surrounding farmland.

Northern bald ibis

(Geronticus eremita)

Greenfinch (G

goldfinch (G

chaffinch (G

flamingo (G

shag (G

black stork (G

white stork (G

mallard (G

crested coot (G

honey buzzard (G

black kite (G

egyptian vulture (G

griffon vulture (G

marsh harrier (G

montague harrier (G

hen harrier (G

lesser kestrel (G

kestrel (G

red legged partridge (G

oyster catcher (G

alpine swift (G

hoopoe (G

black winged stilt (G

lesser black backed gull (G

Greenfinch (G

goldfinch (G

chaffinch (G

flamingo (G

shag (G

black stork (G

white stork (G

mallard (G

crested coot (G

honey buzzard (G

black kite (G

egyptian vulture (G

griffon vulture (G

marsh harrier (G

montague harrier (G

hen harrier (G

lesser kestrel (G

kestrel (G

red legged partridge (G

oyster catcher (G

alpine swift (G

hoopoe (G

black winged stilt (G

lesser black backed gull (G

blackbird (G

little ringed plover (G

caladra lark (G

red rumped swallow (G

common swallow (G

nightingale (G

black redstart (G

stonechat (G

blue rock thrush (G

sardinian warbler (G

golden oriel (G

magpie (G

pigeon (G

collared dove (G

alpine chough (G

spotless starling (G

spanish sparrow (G

curl?? bunting (G

rock pipit (G

meadow pipit (G

purple ibis (G

bald ibis (G

lanner falcon (G

swift (G

black-headed gull (G

common gull (G

house martin (G

carrion crow (G

moorhen (G

woodpecker (G