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Where to Watch Birds in Northern and Eastern Spain

North and east Spain embraces an impressive range of habitats from the Pyrenees to the sun-drenched Catalan coast. As a consequence the area is rich in birdlife and full of potential for visiting birders. Almost 200 sites are described in terms of habitat, access and the species to be seen. The major sites are accompanied by a map as well as maps of the region to show the location of each site. The first edition of this book, by Michael Rebane, has played a major part in drawing attention to parts of Spain which have been relatively neglected by birding visitors. Michael Rebane has been joined by Ernest Garcia for this comprehensive revision, which brings the information on all sites up-to-date and introduces a number of exciting new localities. All the important sites in the mountains, plains and coastlands of the region are covered in detail.

Where to Watch Birds in Southern and Western Spain: Andalucaia, Extremadura and Gibraltar (Where to Watch Birds)

Southern Iberia is in the top rank of European birding hotspots. The third edition of this popular book, first published in 1994, continues to ensure that visitors can make the most of the region’s many attractions. Regular visits have brought the information on all sites up-to-date: maps, access details and species lists have received particular attention. Popular localities such as Donana, Monfrague and the Strait of Gibraltar get prominent treatment but the reader is encouraged to wander further afield to visit other, less well-known but rewarding sites
The author encapsulates in this book a huge amount of his detailed knowledge of the subject, gained during years as a birdwatching guide in the region. A large number of sites are covered from Almería in the East to Gibraltar and Tarifa in the West and embracing the Costa del Sol and many inland areas such as Álora and Ronda.  Every site is covered in detail with specific instructions on how to get there, which parts of the site to visit, excellent maps and bird lists for different times of the year.
This is a good book and basically covers everything needed to take a birdwatching trip to southern spain (were to stay, were to go, were to find what, hazards, roads to take, emergency numbers and lots more). though it doesn’t contain any picture references so aslong as you are a bird watcher who knows his stuff be sure to take a european pocket guide

The Iberianature guide to Spain

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