Private Guided Bird Watching Trips throughout Eastern Spain (Valencia, Alicante, Costa Blanca and Castilla de la Mancha)

We are based in Valencia, Spain, one of Europe´s best birding destinations.  We provide private guided Bird Watching trips throughout Eastern Spain, encompassing Valencia, Alicante, Costa Blanca and Castilla de la Mancha. This area 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 a bespoke guiding service at very reasonable cost. Our local knowledge can ensure that our clients can make the absolute most of their time in Spain by depending on us to take them to the very best sites. We are recommended on Trip Advisor.  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.


Our approach is what makes us different…Our business model is unlike that of most professional Bird Watching companies. Our approach is not simply to sell holidays purely dedicated to Bird Watching. Instead, we provide our services on a much more flexible basis, giving the client the opportunity to design their own holiday.

For example, if you´d like a holiday that would comprise a full week of guided Bird Watching, that can be easily arranged.  Alternatively, if you´re planning on spending some time in our area of Spain, and quite fancy a day or two Birding as part of your holiday, that is just as easy to organise.

Birding in Valencia

Squacco Heron

If you´re new to Bird Watching and would like us to arrange a specific beginners´trip that´s also possible. Therefore, by being totally flexible and listening to your requirements, we can tailor our services to ensure that you gain maximum enjoyment without necessarily having to commit to a vacation that may not suit all the members of your party or family.  In this way, our clients have the option of combining Guided Birding with say a city break in Valencia or a holiday in the mountains or at the coast.

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 is to say that it´s purposely designed to afford maximum value across all group sizes. We clearly understand that not all parties will comprise 8 people so 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.

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

  • Steppe birds of Spain
    Steppe birds of Spain

    Earlier this week, Yanina and I were delighted to provide a day of guided birding for a couple of returning clients from UK.  Dave and Kate booked a day with us last year, when they enjoyed the bird life of Albufera de Valencia.  Their return trip was to enjoy the steppe birds of Spàin, so we´d arranged to visit Castilla de la Mancha. After the usual coffee stop and chat about the target species, we headed for the vast plains of this harsh but beautiful region.  There was a cool wind blowing, but we´d come prepared for the cold so [read more]

  • Birding at Albufera de Valencia
    Birding at Albufera de Valencia

    The forth and final day of Charles´trip saw us birding at Albufera de Valencia.  This internationally important wetland holds something of interest throughout the year, be it for its breeding habitats for summer visitors, its location as a stopping point for migrating birds or as a wintering ground for species that return each year from northern Europe and beyond.   We started the day at a specially protected reserve area, where we visited a hide that looked onto a small lagoon.  This gave views of Black Tailed Godwit, Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, Avocet and Black Winged Stilt. We then turned our [read more]

  • Birding in the mountains of Valencia
    Birding in the mountains of Valencia

    Day 3 of Charles´4-day birding trip to Valencia took us to the inland mountains of the province of Alicante.    Birding in the mountains of Valencia doesn´t usually yield an extremely long species list, but with a little effort it can provide views of some very special species that thrive in the rocky peaks of the region. After the easy drive from the city, we stopped for a morning coffee in a small town, allowing sufficient time for the morning mist to clear from the peaks and valleys.  We were already at a height of 600 metres, and the mist [read more]

  • Birding in Valencia
    Birding in Valencia

    This is Day 2 of the 4-Day trip that we recently provided for Charles from London.  One of the biggest advantages of birding in Valencia is the close proximity to some wonderfully varied habitat.  After yesterday´s trip to the steppe, today we visited the coastal wetlands followed by a visit to a highland forest overlooking the Gulf of Valencia. The day began with a short drive along the coast to one of the region´s superb wetlands.  However, before we arrived at the usual starting point, something over the sea caught our eye.  We found a safe place to stop, and [read more]

  • Birding holiday in Valencia
    Birding holiday in Valencia

    This is one of a series of 4 reports that cover a 4-day birding holiday in Valencia that we recently designed and provided for a client from London, UK.  Charles, a young but experienced and knowledgable birder had contacted us earlier in the year to explore the possibilities of designing a bespoke birding break.  Together, we designed a trip for him.  He opted to stay in Valencia city, but we put together a plan that included guided birding trips to diverse habitats including steppe, forest, mountains, coast and wetlands. This report covers “Day 1” which was a day on the [read more]