Spain Wildlife Holidays
Our wildlife holidays, wildlife tours and safaris of Spain are listed below:
Spain has long been a holiday destination, but only recently has the wildlife in this fantastic country come to the fore-front. Royle Safaris is pleased to announce a great range of wildlife watching, mammal watching, bird watching, whale watching and wildlife tours exploring Spain’s wilderness areas. Usually known as the land of sun, sea and sangria we are now beginning to recognise Spain as one of Europe’s premier mammal and bird watching locations. Home to increasing numbers of brown bears and wolves the wilderness of Spain’s grasslands and mountains has just got a whole lot more interesting. But the superb mammals do not stop there; Spain harbours the last remaining refuges of their very own cat species. The endemic and highly endangered Iberian lynx. All three of these top carnivores were once thought to be extinct or very close to it in large parts of Spain, but now dedicated biologists and conservationists have found a couple of great locations where these animals can be seen with some regularity.
But it is not just the mammal life that is exceptional on the land, both the north and south coasts of Spain (the Bay of Biscay and Straits of Gibraltar respectively) are two great hotspots of marine mammal diversity. So we leave the sierras and plains and head out to see and with orcas, sperm whales, long-finned pilot whales, fin whales, minke whales, Cuvier’s beaked whales and many dolphin species. Some of these species are only seasonal seen close to shore but most are around all year, these great aggregations of whales and dolphins coupled with stunning mammal watching throughout Spain we are sure that no mammal watcher or whale watching enthusiast will leave these wildlife tours disappointed.
And if you thought that bears, wolves, lynx, wild boar, otters, deer, whales, orcas, dolphins and porpoises were enough for any wildlife watching enthusiast, you will be pleasantly surprised with the abundant bird life here, including some endemic species which are very high on many bird watchers wish lists. Such as the Spanish imperial eagle. If you are also interested in reptiles and amphibians we can also take some time out to search out some of the wonderful frog, toad and newt species in the water holes as well as some lizards and snakes that bask in the morning sun along walls and exposed rocks.
All these tours are available on other dates (subject to availability) than the dates listed. Please contact us to arrange a tour on a date which suits you.