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 2014 / 2015 options
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).
Iberian lynx tours info for 2014 & 2015…
21 – 25 April 2014
A chance to catch up with the best birds at the peak spring migration time. Also excellent flora, herptiles, etc. Places limited.
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.
Extremadura natural history tour details…
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…
6 – 12 July 2014
The pre-Pyrenees at its best, with a trip to a spectacular private vulture-feeding station! Places limited.
May – June 2014
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!
More about this tour…
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
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
Yellow-banded Skipper Pyrgus sidae in W Gredos: June 2014
Nearly a year after visiting the area too late in mid-July, a brief stop in the W Gredos mountains en route to a weekend away looking for dragonflies in the Hurdes mountains came up trumps.... More