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.  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.

Great Bittern in Albufera

Great Bittern

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 some clients will be travelling alone, whilst others will be part of a group.  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

  • 2-Day Bird Watching Break : Mountains & Albufera
    2-Day Bird Watching Break : Mountains & Albufera

    Day 1 – Mountains A few days ago, I was delighted to provide a 2-day bird watching break to the mountains and to Albufera de Valencia for two experienced birders from USA. They were keen to discover some of the habitats and birdlife of our region. Having collected them from their apartment in central Valencia, we drove for less than one hour to a great gorge in the mountains to search for some target species. As soon as we parked, we had an amazing welcome from a Blue Rock Thrush standing on top of a ruined building controlling its territory. [read more]

  • 2-Day Birding Break on the Steppe and in Albufera
    2-Day Birding Break on the Steppe and in Albufera

    A few days ago, I had the pleasure of providing a 2-day birding break on the steppe and in Albufera de Valencia for a family from Slovenia.  However, the real birder of the group was Maks, a 14 year-old boy with an amazing knowledge. Day 1 – Steppe Having collected them from their hotel in the city, we made the journey inland and up onto the high steppe area close to Valencia.  After a morning coffee stop and a briefing on the species that we were likely to see, we headed across the rolling plains where had great views of [read more]

  • Guided Birding Trip to Albufera
    Guided Birding Trip to Albufera

    A few days ago, I had the pleasure to organise a guided birding trip to Albufera de Valencia for a couple from the Netherlands. They were experienced birders, keen to discover new species from this region. After I collected them from their hotel in Valencia, we drove to the first stop in a reserve area, which right now is becoming a local “hotspot”.  We were amazed with fantastic views of Booted Eagles and Marsh Harrier, also Little Grebe and Kingfisher displaying right in front of us.  We also enjoyed good sightings of many waterfowl and wader species. Second stop was in a [read more]

  • Birding from Alicante
    Birding from Alicante

    Yanina and I recently designed and provided a 2-day bird photography trip for a client from Norway.  Svein was staying in the south of our region and wanted to organise a couple of days birding from Alicante.  We opted for a day at the area´s premium wetland reserve followed by a day on the steppe.  That way he would see two completely different habitats. One day 1 we met up and drove to the wetlands where we started the day with a walk through the reserve. The day began with views of Little Grebe, Little Stint, Dunlin, Avocet and Greater Flamingo. [read more]

  • 2 Day Birding Trip in the Wetlands of Valencia
    2 Day Birding Trip in the Wetlands of Valencia

    Last week Dave and I had the pleasure of providing a 2-day trip for a couple of clients who have returned to Valencia each year to go birding with us.  We´ve since become firm friends and have enjoyed some great trips together.  This time they had planned an autumn trip and wanted to see the wetlands of this fabulous region. Day 1 – Albufera de Valencia Natural Park Having collected Jan and Ossie from central Valencia, we drove to Albufera to one of the park´s restricted reserve areas.  Whilst driving through the harvested rice paddies, we had great views of Glossy Ibis, [read more]