Tour At A Glance





Single Room Supplement:


Tour Code:

Intensive, with early starts every day to make the most of the cooler mornings for birding. Walking is on good paths, but with some steep inclines. One night tour and quite a lot of travelling between sites.

Group Size:

Six plus leaders

Two-tailed Pasha Pin-tailed Sandgrouse Red-necked Nightjar Large Chequered Skipper Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush European Roller

Spain - Pyrenees & Steppes - Summer Wildlife

Date: 4th - 9th July 2020 (SPACES)
Leaders: Ashley Saunders & local guides





New for 2019 is this new general wildlife itinerary combining the key Pyrenean birds with some fantastic butterfly watching during the height of the season for many of its specialities. We are pleased to bring this itinerary to you in conjunction with our friend Carles Oliver who many of you have met previously on our Pyrenees & Steppe birding tours. For this tour, we will also be enlisting the help of a local butterfly expert to maximise your enjoyment of the wildlife on offer at this fantastic time of year. Visiting in high summer, the birding will be restricted to the early and late parts of the day, when we can search for such classic species as Lammergeier, Citril Finch, Black Woodpecker, Rock Thrush, Western Bonelli’s Warbler, Ring Ouzel, Ortolan Bunting, Iberian Green Woodpecker, Eurasian Wryneck, Black Vulture, Dupont’s Lark, Black Wheatear, Golden, Short-toed and Booted Eagles, Roller, Pin-tailed Sandgrouse, Little Bustard, European Bee-eater and Lesser Kestrel. We have also arranged an exclusive night safari, into a private estate, where we have excellent opportunities to see and photograph Red-necked Nightjar, Long-eared Owl and perhaps Eagle Owl. The Pyrenees are synonomous with butterflies in summer, and with our local expert we will seek such beauties as Pyrenean Apollo, Two-tailed Pasha, Gavarnie Blue, Provencal Fritillary, Large Chequered Skipper and Lesser Purple Emperor. Butterflies will in fact be our main focus during the warmer part of the days, and you can expect to see around 70 different species. Your guides will be Jason Moss, Carles Oliver and local butterfly guide and you can expect to see around 100 species of birds.






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