Coastal birds of Cadiz, Andalusia.

In this route we will be able to observe marine birds that take refuge in our coasts, besides other species of these ecosystems.

Birds that we can observe on this route: Lesser Black-backed Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, Slender-billed Gull, Mediterranean Gull, Black-headed Gull, Great Skua, Arctic Skua, Gannet, Cormorant,Caspian Tern, Sandwich Tern, Little Tern Common Tern, Black Tern, Whiskered Tern, Osprey, Booted Eagle, Grey Heron, Little Egret,Cattle Egret, Oystercatcher, Back-tailed Godwit,Bar-tailed Godwit, Curle, Whimbrel, Ruff, Greenshank, Ringed Plover, Kentish Plover, Grey Plover, Golden Plover, Knot, Sanderling, Dunlin, Turnstone, Little Swift, Crag Marting among other birds.

Rare, Accidental or diverting birds on this route: Great Black-backed Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Great Knot, Elegant Tern, Lesser Crested Tern, Roseate Tern among other.

Birds of the Natural Park of Brazo del Este, Seville.

A 3 hour birding route to observe the birds of this Natural Park, which is made up of rice fields, canals and lagoons where we will be able to observe a great variety of different species of birds. The route can be done full day. Special price for group.

Black Stork (Ciconia nigra)

White Stork (Ciconia ciconia)

Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus)

Spoonbill (Platalea leucoradia)

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) and

Black Stork (Ciconia nigra)

Glossy Ibis and Spoonbill

Great Egret (Ardea alba)

Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)


Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)

Hybrid of Little Egret and Reef Egret

Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides)

Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)

Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) and

 Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Booted Eagle (Aquila pennata)

Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo)

Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)

Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio)

Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)

Spotted Crake (Porzana porzana)

Lapwig (Vanellus vanellus)

Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)

Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)

Greenshank (Tringa nebularia)

Mountain Birds by the Natural Parks of Cadiz, Seville and Huelva.

Oxyura Birdwatching.

In these routes we will ascend to the highest levels of the provinces, where we can observe the birds of the mountains.

Black Vulture (Aegypius monachus)

Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus)

Egyptian vulture

Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)

Bonelli´s Eagle (Aquila fasciata)

Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)

Chough (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax)

Jay (Garrulus glandarius)

Iberian Grey Shrike (Lanius excubitor)

Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator)

Mistle Thrush (Turdus viscivorus)

Ring Ouzel (Turdus torquatus)

Rufous-tailed rock thrush


Blue Rock Thrush (Monticola solitarius)

Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe)

Black Wheatear (Oenanthe leucura)

Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros)

Common Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra)

 Crag Martin (Ptyonoprogne rupestris)


 Alpine Swift (Tachymarptis melba)

 Rock Bunting (Emberiza cia)

Cirl Bunting (Emberiza cirlus)

Linnet (Linaria cannabina)

Serin (Serinus serinus)

 Siskin (Spinus spinus)

Pied Flycatcher  (Ficedula hypoleuca)

 Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus)

Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)

Great Tit (Parus major)


Robin (Erithacus rubecula)

Spectacled Warbler (Sylvia conspicillata)

Sardinian Warbler (Sylvia melanocephala)

Steppe birds and birds of the countryside of the provinces of Cadiz, Seville and Badajoz.

Oxyura Birdwatching.

In these routes we can observe and photograph the steppe birds or the countryside of the provinces of Cadiz, Seville and Badajoz.

Spring is the best season of the year to see the largest number of species in these ecosystems.

Little Bustard (Tetrax tetrax)

Great Bustard (Otis tarda)

Black-bellied Sangrouse (Pterocles orientalis)

Roller (Coracias garrulus)

Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)

 Azure-winged Magpie (Cyanopica cyanus)

Rufous Bush Robin (Cercotrichas galactotes)

black-eared Wheatear (Oenanthe hispanica)

Spanish Sparrow (Passer hispaniolensis)

Red-rumped Swallow (Cecropis daurica)

 Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)

Melodious Warbler (Hippolais polyglotta)

Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius)

Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica)

Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni)

Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

Montagu´s Harrier (Circus pygargus)

Rare, Accidental or Diverting Birds in Andalusia.

Some of the less common birds we could photograph.

2 Temminck´s stint

Bonanza, Cádiz, Andalusia, Spain. 14/10/2018.

3 Red-necked phalarope,

Doñana Natural Park, Cádiz. 25/09/2018.

Elegant Tern

Montijo Beach, Cadiz, Andalusia.23/09/2018

Elegant Tern

Montijo Beach, Cadiz, Andalusia.25/08/2018

Broad-billed Sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus)

This time in the Marshes of Sancti Petri. Chiclana de la Frontera, Cádiz. Spain.


Another rarity in Andalusia, this time the Laughing Dove.
Los Palacios, Seville. 28/05/2018

Red-necked phalarope,

Doñana Natural Park, Cádiz. 03/05/2018.

White-winged black tern (Chlidonia leucopterus)

Tarelo Lagoon, Cadiz, Andalusia. 21/03/2018.

Eyebrowed Thrush (Turdus obscurus)

Cadiz city, Andalusia , Spain. 05/03/2018.

Marsh Sandpiper

18 January 2018. Odiel Marshlands, Huelva.

Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)

Rota, Cádiz. 12 January 2018.

Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus) La Janda, Cadiz. 28 October 2017. Long-legged Buzzard.

American Golden Plover (Pluvialis dominica)

Isla Mayor, Andalusia, Spain. 16/10/2017.

Elegant Tern (Thalasseus elegans) V***.

Beach of Montijo, Cádiz. 06/08/2017.

Great Knot (Calidris tenuirostris) V···

Juli 2017 Montijo Strand, Cádiz.

Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris) mB5/W1

December 2016 in the Doñana National Park.

Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata) rB4/W3

December 2016 in the Natural Park of Marismas del Odiel, Huelva.

Dotterel (Charadrius morinellus) mB4

November 2016, in the National Park of Doñana.

 Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus) V···

November 2016 in La Janda, Cádiz.

 Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus)

November 2016 in the José Celestino Mutis Park, Seville.

Rüppell´s Vulture (Gyps rueppellii)

July 2016 Natural Park of Doñana, Cádiz.

Hybrid between Little Egret (Egreta garzeta) and Reef Egret (Egretta gularis).

April 2016, Natural Park of the Arm of the East, Seville.


Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis)

March 2016 in the Natural Park of Doñana, Cádiz.

Photo by Pablo Galiano.

Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus) female.

November 2011 in La Janda, Cádiz.

Wilson´s Storm Petrel (Oceanites oceanicus)

January 2012 in the Natural Park of the Strait, Cadiz.

Photo of Jose Juan Diaz.

Little Swift (Apus affinis)

November 2012 Chipiona beach, Cádiz.

Doñana Natural Park. Cadiz, Seville and Huelva.

In these routes we can observe the birds characteristic of Doñana Natural Park.

Custom routes for you, you decide what birds you want to see and we show them to you.

Spanish Imperial Eagle (Aquila adalberti)

Booted Eagle (Aquila pennata)

Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus)

Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

Red Kite (Milvus milvus)

Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)

Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus)

Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni)

Rüppell´s Vulture (Gyps rueppellii)

Griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus)

Black Vulture (Aegypius monachus)

Long-eared Owl (Asio otus)

Short-eared Owl  (Asio flammeus)

Barn Owl (Tyto alba)

Little Owl (Athene noctua)

Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio)

Flamingoes (Phoenicopterus roseus)

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falninellus)

Great Egret (Casmerodius albus)

Purple Heron (Ardea purpura)

Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)

Black Stork (Ciconia nigra)

Spoonbill (Platalea leucoradia)

Crane (Grus grus)

Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)

Collared Pratincole (Glareola pratincola)

Stone Curlew (Burhinus oedicnemus)

 Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus)

Curlew sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea)

Dunlin (Calidris alpina)

Sanderling (Calidris alba)

Little stint (Calidris minuta)

Common sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)

Dotterel (Charadrius morinellus)

 Redshank (Tringa totanus)

Common greenshank  (Tringa nebularia)

Black-tailed godwit (Limosa limosa)

Slender-billed Gull (Chroicocephalus genei)

 Gull-billed tern (Gelochelidon nilotica)

Marbled Duck (Marmaronetta angustirostris)

White-headed Duck (Oxyura leucocephala)

Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca)

Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina)

 Greylag Goose (Anser anser)

 Azure-winged Magpie (Cyanopica cyanus)

Crested Lark (Galerida cristata)

Greater short-toed lark (Calandrella brachydactyla)

Lesser short-toed lark (Alaudala rufescens)

Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)

Red-rumped Swallow (Cecropis daurica)

Crag Martin (Ptyonoprogne rupestris)

Pallid swift (Apus pallidus)

 Corn Bunting (Emberiza calandra)

Woodchat Shrike (Emberiza calandra)

Starling (Sturdus vulgaris)

Northern wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe)

Yellow wagtail (Motacilla flava sp iberiae)

Great reed warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus)

Zitting cisticola (Cisticola juncidis)

 Subalpine warbler (Sylvia cantillans)

 Sardinian warbler (Sylvia melanocephala)

 Garden warbler (Sylvia borin)

All photos of this blog have been made by Manuel Bárcena (Manager and Guide of Oxyura Birdwatching) and some clients in the course of the routes.

Migration of birds through the Strait of Gibraltar and La Janda Shire.

In this route we can observe the birds that crosses the strait in spring and autumn, in the migratory passage. We will also tour the region of La Janda, a feeding place for these birds. We can complete the route with a departure by boat to observe seabirds and cetaceans.

Rüppell´s Vulture (Gysp rueppellii)
Griffon Vulture (Gysp fulvus)
Griffon Vulture (Gysp fulvus)
 Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus)
 Spanish Imperial Eagle (Aquila adalberti)
 Bonelli´s Eagle (Aquila fasciata)
Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus)
Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus)
Booted Eagle (Aquila pennata)
Black Kite (Milvus migrans)
Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)
Montagu´s Harrier (Circus pygargus)
Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus)
Honey Buzzard (Pernis apivorus)
Honey Buzzard (Pernis apivorus)
& Booted Eagle (Aquila pennata)
Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)
Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus)
Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni)
Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)
Little Owl (Athene noctua)
Black Stork  (Ciconia nigra)
Bald Ibis (Geronticus eremita)
Little Bustard (Tetrax tetrax)
Calandra Lark (Melanocorypha calandra)
Black-eared Wheatear (Oenanthe hispanica)
Spanish Sparow (Passer hispaniolensis)
Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola)

Sea Birds and Cetaceans

Route through the Strait of Gibraltar where we can observe the seabirds and cetaceans in their migratory passage.

Port of Tarifa in the background Africa

Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis)

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus)

Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)

Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocepphalus)


Audouin´s Gull (Larus audouinii)

Great Skua (Stercorarius skua)

Arctic Skua (Stercorarius parasiticus)

Balearic Shearwater (Puffinus mauretanicus)

 Scopoli´s Shearwater (Calonectris d. diomedea)

Wilson´s Storn Petrel (Oceanites oceanicus)

Photo of Jose Juan Diaz.

 Gannet (Morus bassanus)

Caspian Tern  (Hydroprogne caspia)

Common Whale (Balaenoptera physalus)

Photo of Jose Juan Diaz.

Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus)

Photo of Jose Juan Diaz.

Killer Whale (Orcinus orca)

Photo of Jose Juan Diaz.

Long-finneed Pilot Whale (Globicephala melas)

Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)

Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis)

Why did Oxyura Birdwatchig choose the Provinces of Cádiz, Sevilla, Huelva and Badajoz?

Why did Oxyura Birdwatchig choose the Provinces of Cádiz, Sevilla, Huelva and Badajoz?
The province of Cadiz is located in the extreme southwest of the Iberian peninsula, just opposite the African continent, separated by so many just for a little ism of 14 km, for which makes it the best option for migratory passage of European birds, making it the ideal place for the latter rest and first stop for all migratory birds, thanks to its climate and its natural surroundings such as: Natural Space of Doñana (Salinas de Bonanza, Sanlúcar of Barrameda), Grazalema Natural Park, the Alcornocales Natural Park, the Strait of Gibraltar Natural Park and the Janda region, where it finds a permanent supply of food, before continuing its long way. Also because of these splendid conditions, climate and geography, makes it an ideal place for the presence of many species year-round, making it one of the richest places in terms of number of individuals and species that can be found in the world. can be observed throughout Europe.Besides, because of the proximity to the African continent, also we can observe exotic species, such as the spotted Vulture (Gyps rueppelli), Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus) Charran Bengali (Sterna bengalensis), White heron (Egretta alba),
Egretta dimorfa (Egretta gularis)among others.
In the province of Seville we can enjoy some extraordinary enclaves for bird watching such as the Brazo del Este Natural Park, Dehesa de Abajo, Sierra Norte Natural Park and Doñana Natural Park, in addition to these Natural Parks we can also observe steppe birds for their fields of crops.
The province of Huelva will surprise us with the doñana National Park, the Odiel Marshes Natural Park and the Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche Natural Park, this last magnificent place to observe the great birds of prey.
The province of Badajoz is exceptional for the observation of steppe birds, as well as the
Black Vulture and Black Stork.
For all these characteristics and through our experiences in these environments and others that are present in the provinces, we wanted to make known the most extraordinary corners, to all those people interested in the city bird watching.