Private Guided Bird Watching Trips & Holidays Throughout Eastern Spain

We are based in Valencia, Spain, one of Europe´s best birding destinations.  We provide private guided Bird Watching trips and holidays throughout Eastern Spain, encompassing Valencia, Castellon, Alicante, Costa Blanca and Castilla de la Mancha. This region is blessed with an incredibly diverse range of habitats and excellent birding sites, many of which are virtually unknown!

We cater for all levels of bird enthusiasts and provide trips for individuals, couples, families, small groups, associations and specialist nature holiday providers.  Our local knowledge ensures that our clients can make the absolute most of their time in Spain by depending on us to take them to the best sites.

Thanks to the support of our clients, and the kind reviews they have posted on Trip Advisor, we are proud holders of the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence.  You can read our clients´reviews here.

Our objective is simple…to provide our clients with a value-for-money service that is exactly tailored to their wishes and requirements, focussing firmly on delivering top levels of service.


Our approach is what makes us different…Our business model is unlike that of most professional Bird Watching companies.  We provide our services on a very flexible basis, working closely with our clients to design their trip or holiday.  We have a range of single-day trips, but often work with our clients to design bespoke trips ranging from 2-day to 8-day packages.

Valencia Birding

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Our pricing structure is competitive, great value and fair…Here at Valencia Birding, we wish to make our guided bird watching tours available to all. Therefore, our pricing structure is thoughtfully and carefully designed. That´s to say that it´s purposely designed to afford maximum value across all group sizes. We clearly understand that some clients will be travelling alone, whilst others will be part of a group.  Therefore we have endeavoured to structure our pricing to provide superb value for smaller groups, couples or even individuals whilst still offering fair and competitive rates for larger groups.  Contact us to discuss options and we´d be very happy to quote specific rates (without obligation).

Who were are…

David Warrington

David Warrington

 

David Warrington was born in Sheffield, England and began his fascination with bird watching as a child in the Peak District National Park.  He moved to Spain in 2006 and was amazed by the natural diversity of the Valencia region, a huge influence in the decision to establish Valencia Birding soon after.  He now lives in the beautiful Mediterranean city of Valencia with his family.

David is a professional bird watching guide and holds a certificate in Wilderness First Aid.  He is also Secretary of the Association of Birding Guides of the Valencian Community, and regularly works as a consultant to promote sustainable nature tourism.

 

 

 

Yanina Maggiotto

Yanina Maggiotto

 

Yanina Maggiotto was born in Argentina and has been passionate about wildlife since her childhood.  She moved to Spain in 2002 and fell in love with the Albufera de Valencia Natural Park, where she now lives with her family.

An experienced and professional bird watching guide, she brought her skills and knowledge to Valencia Birding in 2015 and is now a much valued partner.

She is also President of the Association of Birding Guides of the Valencian Community, and as well as acting as a consultant on eco-tourism, she is also heavily involved in numerous local conservation projects.

 

 

Birding News

  • Autumn birding on the steppe
    Autumn birding on the steppe

    Last week, I enjoyed a super day of autumn birding on the steppe with two returning clients from England.  Both very keen birders, they were keen to see the fabulous species that this unique habitat holds.  Within just over an hour´s drive from Valencia, the high steppe and lagoons provide a completely different habitat from those found at the coast or the mountains. Our first stop beside an area of floodwater gave views of Black-necked Grebe, Little Grebe, Black-winged Stilt, and a huge flock of Spotless Starling.  The day had started well and the weather was on our side too [read more]

  • Birding in Albufera de Valencia.
    Birding in Albufera de Valencia.

    Last week I was delighted to welcome back returning clients Bill and Maureen, this time with Bill´s brother and sister-in-law, John and Maggie.  It was great to see them again, and this time our detination was the Natural Park of Albufera de Valencia.  Their previous trip with us was to a different wetland site, so they were very interested to see what birding in Albufera de Valencia held in store… Having met close to Valencia we made the short journey into the park where we began our trip at one of the area´s restricted nature reserves.  We made several stops [read more]

  • 2-Day Bird Photography Trip.
    2-Day Bird Photography Trip.

    Last weekend I was delighted to provide a 2-day bird photography trip for a client from Argentina.  Despite his humble and friendly nature, he was one of his countries leading bird photographers and has supplied material to numerous books, publications and apps.  This was his first photography trip to Spain, so he wanted to capture some quality shots of birds from different habitats.  Most species were new for him as they obviously differ from those of South America, so even common species were of interest.   Day 1 – Albufera de Valencia. We arrived at Albufera de Valencia as the [read more]

  • Birding and a Cultural Break in Valencia
    Birding and a Cultural Break in Valencia

    Last week I provided a day trip for a couple from England who were combining birding and a cultural break in Valencia before moving on to central Spain.  Although they had travelled extensively in Spain, this was their first trip to Valencia, and they were especially keen to see the birdlife of our local wetlands. Having collected them from there hotel in Valencia city centre, we made the short journey to one of my favourite local reserves.  The weather was perfect – not too hot, but with clear skies and a slight breeze.  We began our walk by the beach, [read more]

  • Birding the local wetlands
    Birding the local wetlands

    Last week I was delighted to provide a day trip for a client from New Zealand who was visiting Valencia and wanted to see the local bird species.  A retired vet and therefore extremely knowledgeable naturalist, he was interested to see the birdlife of our region as well as to see how our nature reserves are handled. Having made the short drive from the historic quarter of Valencia, we walked along a dune system, looking onto a system of coastal lagoons. This is obviously migration time, so Barn Swallows were constantly passing through.  The reeds surrounding the lagoons gave views [read more]