Natural history tours and excursions in Spain and Portugal - Iberian Wildlife Tours
    Iberian Wildlife Tours in Spain and Portugal - for the wildlife holiday or natural history tour of a lifetime
Picos de Europa: Daily Wildlife Walks • Spanish Festoon Special • Spain – the Grand Tour! • Spring Butterflies and Moths Weekend • 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 Castilla y León birding tours: Tailor-made Birdwatching Trips • Dragonfly and Butterfly Watching in C Spain • Spain – the Grand Tour! • Segovia, Gredos + Extremadura Gredos birding trips: Tailor-made wildlife watching trips • Dragonfly and Butterfly watching in C Spain • Spain – the Grand Tour! • Segovia, Gredos + Extremadura Pyrenees & pre-Pyrenees wildlife tours: Spanish Pyrenees & Belchite • Wildlife of the Aragonese Pyrenees • Northern Spain : Wallcreepers and Cranes in Aragón Belchite & Ebro steppes birding: Spanish Pyrenees & Belchite • Northern Spain : Wallcreepers and Cranes in Aragón Aragón birding tours: Northern Spain : Wallcreepers and Cranes in Aragón Catalonia wildlife tours: Walking and wildlife in the eastern Pyrenees • Late summer in the Catalan Pyrenees Madrid birding tours: Tailor-made Birdwatching Trips • Dragonfly & Butterfly Watching in C Spain • Birding in Madrid & La Mancha Extremadura wildlife tours: Coto Doñana & Extremadura: the best of SW Spain in spring • Extremadura in spring: in Spain's secret wilderness • Springtime in Extremadura • Spain – the Grand Tour! • Segovia, Gredos + Extremadura • Dragonfly and Butterfly watching in C Spain • Dragonflies, Birds & Butterflies in Extremadura • Extremadura in autumn: in Spain's secret wilderness • Extremadura : Winter birding bonanza! • Tailor-made birdwatching trips La Mancha wildlife tours: Tailor-made birdwatching trips • Birding in Madrid & La Mancha Andalucia wildlife tours: Early Summer in South-west Spain • Autumn in Andalucía Andalucia wildlife tours: Coto Doñana & Extremadura: the best of SW Spain in spring • Spain - the Grand Tour! •  Iberian Lynx, Sierra de Andújar & Doñana Andalucia wildlife tours: Spain – the Grand Tour! • Early Summer in South-west Spain • Strait of Gibraltar (W Europe's main bird migration funnel) • Autumn in Andalucía Canary Islands wildlife tours: Spring in the Western Canaries • Canary Islands : endemic land birds, seabirds and other wildlife Wildlife tours in Navarra: Moon Moths and Monkey Orchids Wildlife tours in Catalunya: Nature week in L'Empordà Catalonia Natural History Tours: Nature week in the pre-Pyrenees Castilla y León wildlife tours: Natural History of the Picos de Europa and Páramos of Northern Castile Andalucia wildlife tours: Iberian Lynx, Sierra de Andújar & La Mancha Read about Teresa Farino Read about John Muddeman Read about Mike Lockwood

Wildlife holidays for 2017

About Iberian Wildlife Tours

John Muddeman, Teresa Farino and Mike Lockwood are British natural history tour guides who have been living in their respective regions of Spain for many years. Their experience of leading wildlife holidays in Spain and Portugal dates from 1989, both for established wildlife tour companies and on a 'tailor-made' basis for independent groups and individuals.

Together, they operate as Iberian Wildlife Tours, offering guided natural history holidays that will take you in search of birds, butterflies and wildflowers in the stunningly beautiful surroundings of Andalusia (Andalucía), the Picos de Europa, the Spanish Pyrenees, Extremadura, Catalonia (Catalunya) and western Portugal, to name but a few of our carefully selected Spanish and Portuguese destinations.

Iberian Azure-winged Magpie - Cyanopica cooki © Teresa Farino Iberian Azure-winged Magpie
Cyanopica cooki
© Teresa Farino

For those of you who know us already, this is an opportunity to find out what trips we are leading in the coming year, both in Iberia and further afield.  For those who don't, in these pages you can discover where we offer guided tours in Spain and Portugal, and what kind of flora and fauna you might expect to encounter if you join one of our excursions to the most emblematic localities in the Iberian Peninsula.

Wildlife holidays with a difference

Iberia - mainland Spain and Portugal, plus the Balearic and Macaronesian islands - is simply a naturalist's paradise, chock-a-block with spectacular scenery and a phenomenal diversity of flora and fauna. 

Wild Tulips - Tulipa sylvestris australis © Teresa Farino Wild Tulips
Tulipa sylvestris australis
© Teresa Farino

We offer high-quality, small-group guided tours, and firmly believe that our extensive knowledge of Iberian wildlife - coupled with our appreciation of the languages and the local people and their traditions - enables us to provide an unrivalled series of natural history tours in Spain and Portugal.

Our aim is to provide clients with a complete understanding of the range of wildlife and habitats present in each Iberian locality, including the role of mankind in the shaping of the landscape and its flora and fauna. On any one trip, therefore, you might find botanists, birdwatchers, butterfly enthusiasts and general nature-lovers who simply enjoy being at one with nature.

Male Silver-washed Fritillaries - Argynnis paphia © Teresa Farino Male Silver-washed Fritillaries
Argynnis paphia
© Teresa Farino

Each year we organise and lead a wide range of wildlife holidays and tours throughout Spain and Portugal. Firm favourites are our birdwatching tours in Andalucia, Extremadura and Central Spain, the study of wildflowers in the Picos de Europa, western Portugal and Grazalema, and holidays that focus on the fabulous diversity of butterflies found in the Picos de Europa and the Spanish Pyrenees.

We also offer walking and cultural holidays - especially in Catalonia – following age-old mule trails amid superb scenery and vernacular architecture, with the opportunity to sample some of the gastronomic delights of the region en route.

Stripeless Tree Frog - Hyla meridionalis © Teresa Farino Stripeless Tree Frog
Hyla meridionalis
© Teresa Farino

Above all, we believe in exploring the countryside at a gentle pace, giving our clients plenty of time to observe and learn about the wildlife we encounter, as well as to take advantage of a wealth of photographic opportunities.

Our Spanish and Portuguese wildlife tours

Apart from our own series of holidays, we also currently lead tours for The Travelling Naturalist, Island Holidays and Limosa.  In the past we have also organised excursions for BBC WILDLIFE Magazine, Honeyguide Wildlife Holidays, RSPB groups, BirdLife Austria, the Botanical Society of the British Isles, the New York Botanical Garden, the Heather Society, the Field Studies Council, Cox & Kings and UK county wildlife trusts, as well as trips for private groups of nature enthusiasts. In addition, we have designed self-guided itineraries for companies such as On Foot Holidays and Iberian Adventures.

Tabernas and Sierra Alhamilla - Almería © Teresa Farino Tabernas and Sierra Alhamilla - Almería © Teresa Farino

So, if you'd like to join one of our established holidays, just click a region on the map above for more information.  However, if you'd like to explore the possibility of a tailor-made holiday that concentrates on your special interests - be it eagles in Andalucia, orchids in the Picos de Europa, Grazalema or Western Portugal, bustards in Extremadura, wallcreepers in Aragon, saxifrages in the high Pyrenees, dragonflies and butterflies in Catalonia, or any other type of flora and fauna elsewhere in Spain or Portugal, please don't hesitate to contact us for more information.

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