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.

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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

  • 2 day winter birding break.
    2 day winter birding break.

    February continued to be a busy month with this fabulous 2 day winter birding break for a lovely couple who have become friends and loyal clients of Valencia Birding.  Not only have they been out with us on numerous occassions, but they also made the effort to visit us at BirdFair in the UK last year. It was therefore a great pleasure to welcome back Jan and Rab.  They were making one of their regular visits to Spain and once more had chosen to incorporate a birding trip into their plans.  After previous discussion, they had opted to make Banyeres [read more]

  • 4 Day Birding Break in Alicante and Valencia
    4 Day Birding Break in Alicante and Valencia

    The recent weeks have been especially fulfilling as we´ve been fortunate enough to welcome back many returning clients and friends.  Alastair and Christine had previously spent a few days birding with us and this time they were looking for a 4 day birding break in Alicante and Valencia. They had enjoyed visiting the cultural sites in Alicante including the castle, museums, roman sites and art galleries and wanted to follow this with 4 days of birding and later a few days in the historical centre of Valencia…a great combination! On day one I collected them from their hotel in Alicante [read more]

  • 3-Day Winter Birding Break
    3-Day Winter Birding Break

    We recently put together a 3-day winter birding break at relatively short notice for a lovely couple from the Netherlands who wanted to escape the cold grey skies of northern Europe and enjoy some winter sunshine here in Valencia. They chose to stay at the Adhoc Monumental Hotel in the historical quarter of Valencia, and to go birding with us to the mountains, steppe and the wetland site of Albufera de Valencia.  I collected them from Valencia airport in the evening and took them to their hotel, discussing the details of the birding trips on the way.  Both Gill and [read more]

  • 7 Day Bird Photography Trip.
    7 Day Bird Photography Trip.

    We recently had the privilege of welcoming back an extremely valued friend and client, Nigel from Northern Ireland.  A very experienced birder and bird photographer, Nigel had previously visited as part of a group from the Northern Ireland Ornithologists´Club but this time he came alone so we were delighted to design a tailor-made 7 day bird photography trip to fit his wishes and priorities. Having discussed his preferences, we came up with a good mixture of bird photography in the field plus a few visits to specially designed bird photo-hides, each aimed at specific species.  His flight arrived at Alicante [read more]

  • Winter birding trip to the Albufera Natural Park
    Winter birding trip to the Albufera Natural Park

    We were recently delighted to provide a winter birding trip to the Albufera Natural Park for a returning client from England. He´s an experienced birder who´s been to Valencia several times and has been on many birding trips with us.  However, this was his first time in winter, so he was keen to enjoy the different landscape and species that this season provides. Our first stop was at a reserve area where we enjoyed spectacular and close views of a number of Booted Eagles plus hundreds of waders including Black-tailed Godwit, Black-winged Stilt and Avocet.  At the next hide, we [read more]