Wildlife Tours and Holidays with Iberian Wildlife Tours
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Discover the best of Iberia's wildlife

Iberian Wildlife Tours organises and leads top-quality natural history holidays throughout Spain and Portugal. For more than 20 years we've been guiding both for major European tour operators and for independent travellers.

We offer a range of departures throughout the year, varying in length from just half a day to two weeks. Our general natural history tours are complemented by a series of more specialised excursions dedicated to birds, butterflies, dragonflies and wildflowers… More

Red-veined Dropwing – Trithemis arteriosa

Wildlife of the Western Canaries

March 2018
8-day tour

A tour for people who like a little bit of everything, including winter sun! Tenerife & La Gomera offer an exceptional diversity of wildflowers, butterflies, dragonflies, reptiles and birds, many of which are found nowhere else in the world.

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Brown Bear – Ursus arctos

Tailor-made Wildlife Tours

Anytime dates
With restricted time and budgets, travellers often want a birdwatching or wildlife tour orientated specifically to their needs. In collaboration with Spainbirds Nature Tours, John can offer you fully legal tours in Spain personally designed to suit your needs, be the emphasis on birds, mammals, butterflies and/or dragonflies.

Please contact John for a free quote with no commitments attached.

Common Tiger Blue – Tarucus theophrastus

Wildlife of Almería

April 2018
8-day tour

Desert-like badlands, coastal and wetland habitats & rugged volcanic mountains in eastern Andalucía harbour unique communities of wildflowers, butterflies, dragonflies & other invertebrates, plus some of Europe's most charismatic and colourful birds and reptiles…

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Iberian Lynx © F. J. Garcia

Iberian Lynx and birds

Scheduled 8-day & 5-day tours; others by request
We visit the mammal and bird-rich Sierra de Andújar in Andalucía in search of the critically endangered Iberian lynx, in combination with the wealth of birdlife in either the La Mancha lakes (5 days) or the other lynx stronghold of Doñana National Park (8 days).

Iberian lynx tours info for 2018…

Woodchat Shrike – Lanius senator

Springtime in Extremadura

May 2018
8-day tour

One of Europe's finest all-round wildlife experiences, with a wealth of photographic opportunities. Not only are the raptors & other birds simply out of this world, but the array of less 'popular' creatures is also fabulous, all set against one of the most colourful spring floral displays in Spain.

Extremadura natural history tour details…

Central Spain birding
day & half-day trips

Birdwatching trips to Madrid, Extremadura, La Mancha and Castilla y Leon

Throughout 2018
Tailor-made birding tours in Madrid, Extremadura, La Mancha and Castilla y Leon to suit your requirements. All levels of knowledge catered for. Evening excursions & trips to special sites for the rarer species.

More about birding in central Spain…

Southern White Admiral – Limenitis reducta

Moon Moths & Monkey Orchids

May 2018
7-day tour

The principal focus of the tour is undoubtedly the superb Spanish Moon Moth, but the array of unusual spring butterflies, 30+ species of orchids and the selection of charismatic birds found here are also exceptional. Macro photo opportunities galore!

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View all our wildlife tours for 2018…


Wildlife holidays for 2018

Our tour destinations this year, including those we run in conjunction with other operators, are shown on the map above. To find out more, simply click on the coloured region on this map or on the individual tour titles in the list below. Discover the best of Iberia's wildlife with us!

Picos de Europa: Daily Wildlife Walks • Picos de Europa, Pyrenees + Belchite steppes • A Feast of Flowers • Picos de Europa • Natural History of the Picos de Europa and Páramos of Northern Castile • A Family Wildlife Holiday in the Picos de Europa • Autumn Moth Weekend in the Picos de Europa Pyrenees & pre-Pyrenees wildlife tours: Picos de Europa, Pyrenees & Belchite steppes • Wallcreepers and Cranes in Aragón Belchite & Ebro steppes birding: Picos de Europa, Pyrenees + Belchite steppes • Wallcreepers and Cranes in Aragón Aragón birding tours: Wallcreepers and Cranes in Aragón Castilla y León birding tours: Tailor-made Birdwatching Trips • Dragonfly and Butterfly Watching in C Spain Gredos birding trips: Tailor-made wildlife watching trips • Dragonfly and Butterfly watching in C Spain • Extremadura + Gredos Catalonia wildlife tours: Walking and wildlife in the eastern Pyrenees • Wildlife of the Catalan Pyrenees Madrid birding tours: Tailor-made Birdwatching Trips • Dragonfly & Butterfly Watching in C Spain • Birding in Madrid & La Mancha • C Spain birding Extremadura wildlife tours: C Spain birding • Doñana, Extremadura + Gredos • Extremadura + Gredos • Springtime in Extremadura • Dragonfly and Butterfly watching in C Spain • Dragonflies, Birds & Butterflies in Extremadura • Extremadura in autumn: in Spain's secret wilderness • Extremadura at Christmas • Tailor-made birdwatching trips La Mancha wildlife tours: Tailor-made birdwatching trips • Birding in Madrid & La Mancha • C Spain birding Andalucia wildlife tours: Iberian Lynx weekend (Andújar) • Iberian Lynx Quest (Andújar + Doñana) Andalucia wildlife tours: The Sierra de Grazalema • Autumn in Andalucía Andalucia wildlife tours: Strait of Gibraltar (W Europe's main bird migration funnel) • Autumn in Andalucía Andalucia wildlife tours: Iberian Lynx Quest (Andújar + Doñana) • Doñana, Extremadura + Gredos Canary Islands wildlife tours: Canary Islands (East + West) • Spring in the Western Canaries • Canary Islands (Tenerife + La Gomera) Wildlife tours in Navarra: Moon Moths and Monkey Orchids Wildlife tours in Catalunya: Walking and wildlife in the eastern Pyrenee Catalonia Natural History Tours: Catalonia wildlife tours: Walking and wildlife in the eastern Pyrenee Castilla y León wildlife tours: Natural History of the Picos de Europa and Páramos of Northern Castile Andalucia wildlife tours: Wildlife of Almería Read about Teresa Farino Read about John Muddeman Read about Mike Lockwood   Tours throughout Spain   Picos de Europa tours   Castilla y Leon tours   Navarra tours   Aragon tours   Catalonia tours   Madrid tours   Extremadura tours   Castilla - La Mancha tours   Andalucia tours   Canary Islands tours

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John's C Spain news
John's C Spain news
09/03/2017
A heatwave is currently trying to fool wildlife that winter is over. Near record temperatures in C and N Spain have brought the biological spring suddenly to life, with numerous butterflies on the wing and early-returning migrant birds.... More

Genet nights!
Genet nights!
22/01/2016
The elusive genet!... More

Giving something back... Teresa's donation to Butterfly Conservation in 2015
Giving something back... Teresa's donation to Butterfly Conservation in 2015
26/11/2015
Eleven tours in 2015 saw Teresa and her clients recording an incredible 165 species of butterflies, resulting in a substantial donation to Butterfly Conservation earlier this month... More

Extremadura 14-20 April 2015 : Photo-blog part 2
Extremadura 14-20 April 2015 : Photo-blog part 2
22/09/2015
Part 2 of a photographic summary of a private 7-day tour to Extremadura during the peak spring period for just about all the wildlife there! This includes a few of the notable flowers, habitats and invertebrates seen, such as Yellow & Mirror Ophrys, Pink Butterfly and Tongue Orchids, Rhinoceros and Scarab Beetles and a 'mixed bag' of other fantastic wildlife.... More

Extremadura 14-20 April 2015 : Photo-blog part 1
Extremadura 14-20 April 2015 : Photo-blog part 1
16/09/2015
A photographic summary of a private 7-day tour to Extremadura during the peak spring period for just about all the wildlife there! This part covers a few of the notable birds and butterflies seen, such as Spanish Imperial Eagle, Great Bustard, Eagle-owl, Provence Hairstreak & Spanish Marbled White.... More

John Muddeman

John Muddeman

A professional tour guide, writer and scientific translator, with a lifelong interest in diverse aspects of natural history. He lives the Madrid mountains and guides organised groups throughout Iberia, Europe and further afield.

Teresa Farino

Teresa Farino

An all-round naturalist and author with a special interest in the flora, lepidoptera and odonata of the Iberian peninsula. She lives in the Picos de Europa and has been leading wildlife holidays in Spain and Portugal since 1989.

Mike Lockwood

Mike Lockwood

A seasoned naturalist currently working in Catalonia on bird, butterfly and dragonfly studies. He lives in Catalonia and leads wildlife and walking tours for various companies and private groups.

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