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
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 design and offer you fully legal tours in Spain personally designed to suit your needs, be the emphasis on birds, mammals, butterflies and/or dragonflies. Please enquire for a free quote with no commitments attached.
Please contact John for 2015 options
A tour for people who like a little bit of everything, including winter sun! Tenerife and 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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4 – 8 May 2015
A chance to catch up with the best birds at the peak spring migration time. Also excellent flora, herptiles, etc. Places limited.
Scheduled 7-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 (7 days).
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A visit to Extremadura in spring surely has to rate as one of Europe's finest all-round wildlife experiences. This trip focuses on the profusion of flora, invertebrates, reptiles & amphibians & birds in the environs of the Monfragüe National Park and the Llanos de Cáceres.
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6 – 11 July 2015
The pre-Pyrenees at its best, with a trip to a spectacular private vulture-feeding station! Places limited.
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.
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7-day tour in the Picos
Early butterflies include Chequered Skipper, Provence Orange Tip, Black-veined White, Black-eyed Blue and Marsh Fritillary, plus fabulous moths: Giant Peacock, Tawny Prominent, Spanish Puss Moth, Spanish Tiger, The Alchymist, Lunar Double-stripe…
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Spectacular mountain scenery harbouring a diverse spring flora, butterflies galore and a fabulous selection of colourful Mediterranean birds & reptiles. Visits to the nearby wetlands of Espera and Fuente de Piedra will reward us with a superb range of wetland birds & dragonflies. Our 2012 trip report reveals all!
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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!
Tours throughout Spain
Picos de Europa tours
Castilla y Leon tours
Castilla - La Mancha tours
Canary Islands tours
Giving something back…
Teresa's donation to Butterfly Conservation in 2014: the final score... More
Extremadura + Madrid : Trip report September 2014
A quick report on the observations during a 3-day tour from Madrid to Extremadura and back to look for some of the more iconic birds of Spain... More
Canary Islands: Trip Report September 2014
Another superb, albeit very intensive trip in search of the endemic and iconic birds of the 'Fortunate Islands', including the two most wanted seabirds after I'd departed!... More
Birdwatching day trips in Madrid September 2014
Abbreviated results for birdwatching day trips around Madrid on 4th and 20th September 2014, including an aberrant Pied Flycatcher... More
Brown Bears, birds & butterflies in the Alto Sil & Somiedo N.P. : Trip Report August 2014
A strongly reworked, much less intensive and highly successful version of the previous tour. At a gentler pace we made just one bear watch a day, all but one of these at dawn, resulting in a remarkable final tally of 11 different Brown Bears! A wealth of other sightings included Wild Cat, Southern Chamois, Alpine Accentor and 57 species of butterflies, such as the endemic Chapman's Ringlet.... More
Canary Islands: Trip Report July 2014
On many a birder's wish list, the Canary Islands are a superb destination. Its combination of endemic bird and other species, plus excellent opportunities of seeing pelagic species from onboard large and stable vessels, this logistically complex trip combining visits to four islands ran even better than hoped!... More
Dragonflies+ in Madrid & Extremadura: June 2014 Trip Report (Part 2)
The second half of a 4-day tour to maximise the chances of seeing some of Spain's most significant dragonflies and damselflies, as well as a wide variety of other wildlife in the western Sierras of Madrid and in Extremadura... More
Dragonflies+ in Madrid & Extremadura: June 2014 Trip Report (Part 1)
Part 1 of a 4-day tour to maximise the chances of seeing some of Spain's most interesting dragonflies and damselflies, as well as a wide variety of other wildlife in the western Sierras of Madrid and in Extremadura... More