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Birding in Spain? or elsewhere... over 100 links to the web's better birding sites

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Planning a Birding Trip to Spain:

General Birding Sites:

Other Useful Birding Sites:

This page is designed to use as a conduit to some of the most resourceful birding websites in the world, including a section on planning a birding trip to Spain.

Unfortunately, despite my best intensions, links are not checked regularly so please let me know if you find errors.

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Planning a Birding Trip to Spain


Spain Birding Information:

IR (Information Resource), F (Forum), O (Organisation), N (National), P (Personal)
Rare Birds in Spain
Recent sightings, photos, ID & occurrence of rare birds in SPAIN [2x weekly updates]
Information on nature and outdoor travel in SPAIN
Comprehensive guide to the natural history and landscape of SPAIN
Birds in the North of Spain
Blog dedicated to Birds and Birdwatching in the North of SPAIN
Bird Watch Spain
Yahoo discussion group for SPAIN (free to join)
Distribution Maps
Once at site, click "distribución de especies" and select species scientific name for map
Menzie Birding
Personal trip report from Stephen Menzie's visit to Catalonia
SPAIN's equivalent of the RSPB; why not join and help Spain's birds
Catalan Ornithological Institute (English), Institut Català D'Ornitologia
BirdLife International
SPAIN page

Spain Culture / Travel:

Information on Cities, Routes, Maps and Locations for Birding in Spain

Barcelona: Explorer Publishing
BARCELONA what-to-do and travel guide.
Gencat Weather The weather in BARCELONA and CATALONIA
Google Maps Maps and Satellite resource
I.C.C. Institut Cartografico de Catalunya. High quality OS maps.
The Map Shop SPAIN
Michelin Journey planner
Multimap Road maps
Parcs de Barcelona Official 'Parks of BARCELONA' site
Parcs de Catalunya Official Gencat 'Parks of CATALONIA' site
Riba-Roja Tourism Agency Site devoted to the promotion of Riba-Roja d'Ebre, Tarragona, Spain
Spain for Visitors
The name says it all.
Spain Mountains Facts and figures about parks and mountains in Spain and Catalonia
All kinds of things to do in Spain
CATALONIA travel information
The World Factbook SPAIN

General Birding Sites


General Resource:

General birding info, eg identification, checklists, trip reports, etc.

Avibase, the world bird DATABASE
Extensive articles and information on birds
A directory of birding LINKS for the UK and Ireland
Birding Pal
Find a local birder to birdwatch with anywhere worldwide
Bird Links to the World
Bird LINKS to the World
Birding Site Guide
Comprehensive information on birding sites (including bird lists) worldwide
Bird Tours
Extensive library of TRIP REPORTS
Birdwatchers' Code a must-read for all birders !
British Bird Lovers dedicated to anyone who cares about BRITISH wild birds
British Garden Birds
Comprehensive resource to ID and enjoy GARDEN birds
Computer Birding Popular bird quiz and database to test your ID skills
Internet portal to bird watching
The World's Biggest Free INFORMATION RESOURCE for Birders
GROMS Migratory Register Participatory global register of migratory species. Join in an help conservation.
Holarctic Listing Checklist of species, subspecies, splits and potential splits of birds in the Holarctic Region
Internet Bird Collection
(By HBW) an on-line VIDEO LIBRARY of footage of the world's birds
IUCN Red List The latest release from October 2008 is still not online!
Printable Bird Checklists
Downloadable & printable CHECKLISTS of the world, available in A-Z & taxonomic formats
State of the World's Birds A Birdlife International supported project
Travelling Birder
Internet portal to bird travel and birding TRIP REPORTS
The Virtual Bird
A collection of photos, videos, songs & sounds
Keep track of your CHECKLISTS all over the world


Bird Photo Forum A world of birds at your fingertips
David Kleinert Photos
Wildlife photoblog from AUSTRALIA
Bird photography, news, reviews, tips & much more. Extensive galleries of U.K. birds
Focus and Click
Digital Photography website featurng mainly pictures of birds & other wildlife
Jim Middleton's Wildlife Photos
A growing library of photos of birds, insects and mammals
Martin Parr's Nature Pictures
Photos of birds, bugs, botany and beasts
Mas de Bunyol Feeding Station Watch and photograph vultures in the raptor feeding station in Els Ports



AvesTom NE Poland
POLAND - Biebrza, Bialowieza, Narew. Field news, photos, trip advices. Weekly updates.
Birding Net
Blog, book reviews, photographs, conservation news, etc. from around EUROPE
Desert Birds
Latest news, trip reports, photographs, rarity alerts & monthly summaries from ISRAEL
Dutch Birding Assoc.
Info on Dutch Birding Magazine & recent sightings in the NETHERLANDS
Estonian Birding Society Society promoting birding in ESTONIA
Website for birding girls, gallery, news and birding in DENMARK
Interactive birdpage in NORWAY. Observations, pictures. (dual language)
Galassia Natura
A gallery of rare and common birds of ITALY with reviews and birding tips
Latvian Birding
Birding news, pictures and sounds, where to watch
Natural Born Birder
Birding in NORWAY and Offshore
North American Bird Names The history of NORTH AMERICAN bird names
Simply Birding
SOUTHERN AFRICAN website with shop, forum & info


Local / Blogs

Fabulous artwork and personal blog by naturalist painter Francisco J. Hernandez
Belvide Birding
Daily bird sightings at Belvide Reservoir STAFFORDSHIRE
Birding Eastern Europe
Birding from the Baltic to the Black Sea.
Birds in the Lauwersmeer
Bird Observations & Pictures in NORTHERN NETHERLANDS
C. O. Ciguena Negra
Tarifa Ornithological Station; GIBRALTAR Migration
Connor's Birding Site
Blog and photos from a young nature enthusiast in NORFOLK
The Coventry Birder
Great photos, both DSLR & Digiscoping plus trip reports for Turkey, Greece, etc.
Dean Birders
Disabled Birdwatching in the FOREST OF DEAN
Derbyshire Ornithological Soc. Official society website for bird watchers in DERBYSHIRE
Derek Charles Gulls, gulls and more gulls. Mostly in IRELAND
Draycote Birding
Daily records, status, photos and birdwatching at Draycote Reservoir, WARWICKSHIRE
Garden Birder Blogspot
Birding travels with occasional posts about the garden
The Gloster Birder
Birds & birding in GLOUCESTERSHIRE & beyond Updated Daily
Gone Birding!
Tales of a DERBYSHIRE birder
JW Bird Photography Local photographer and birder's take on SHROPSHIRE
Kent Ornithological Soc.
Record sightings [+daily roundup] & KENT bird photographs
Notts Bird News
Easy to join Yahoo group for all the news and chat for NOTTINGHAMSHIRE birding
Richard Powell's Blog
Local birding for local people! Mostly in the MIDLANDS, UK.
The birds of SEVERNSIDE updated daily. Read it here first
Sussex Nature Blog Birds and Insects and all things natural in SUSSEX
TSB Birder Antics of a birder in SHROPSHIRE
Wild Rossendale
Go on, go wild in a garden in Rochdale, LANCASHIRE, plus a few european trip reports
Woodpeckers in Europe Information, notes & photographs on Europe's ten Picidae species.


Birdline Internet
Share observations and photography
Bird Network A new forum. Worth a look.
IberianNature Forum A vibrant and expanding forum on Spanish Nature
Travelling Birder Forum Public Forum

Birding Organisations

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British Trust for Ornithology
Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
British Ornithologists Union

Commercial - for birding equipment, books, food, etc.

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Birdfeeders, birdhouses, birdbaths, and more!
Better birding through technology
Jungle Gold Wild Bird Food and Supplies
The Really Wild Bird Food Co.
Buy your wild bird seed direct from our farm

Bird Tour Operators:

Andalucian Guides
Stephen Daly leads day birding tours on one of the busiest migration routes in the world - the Straits of Gibraltar
Billys Bird Watching
bird watching on the ebro delta in Spain
Bird Buffs
Bird watching holidays in the foothills of Sierra Almijara, Andalucia
Birding Holland
Guided birding in the Netherlands.
Birding in Italy Bird watching trips along the boot.
Chettusia 'Wild about wild' in Romania
Doñana Bird Tours
Professionally guided day tours and inclusive packaged birding holidays in Doñana, one of Europe´s most important wetland sites
Birding trips to Hungary and Eastern Europe
Flevo Birdwatching
Birdwatching tours to the Ostvaardersplassen and the rest of the Netherlands
Northern France Wildlife Tours
Roy Croucher leads bird watching and wildlife tours in Northern France
Oliva Rama Tours
Julian Sykes runs quality bird watching tours & short breaks to the Valencian Region of Spain, plus all-inclusive holidays to other areas of Iberia and the Western Palearctic
Birding tours in Eastern Europe
Spanish Birding Holidays
Birding holidays in the Almeria region of Spain.
Spanish Birds
Personalised guided bird watching tours and holidays in Spain, Morocco, Ghana and the Gambia
Walking in Etruria
Discover hidden Tuscany and srrounding areas in Italy.
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other Travel Services:

information, hotels, forums and deals on travel in general
Outdoor directory and information on the web
Online outdoor web directory
Escape Holidays
Self catering / B&B holidays in France, Spain and the UK booked direct with the owners
Holiday Destinations Guide
From luxury to bargain last minute. Search our holiday guide for the perfect vacation
Mexico Vacation Travels
Travel pics, hotel & resort reviews, packages and more.
Self-catering Holidays Guide
A wide choice of all types of UK, European and global based self-catering holidays
Spain hotel booking
Spanish Villas
Ideal holiday retreats in the Andalucian region
The Globetrotters Club
The ultimate international travel club for independent travellers. Join for info and advice
Travel Quest
Specialist holiday and travel directory for all your holiday needs
Voyage Trek
Adventure travel portal - find active and adventure travel vacations

Airlines & Car Hire:
Flying to Barcelona and Reus - Arrangement with Avis Car Hire
Flying to Barcelona
British Midland Flying to Girona - Arrangement with Hertz
Flying to Barcelona - Arrangement with Europcar4easyjet
Flying to Reus and Girona - Arrangement with Hertz Car Hire
Flying to Barcelona
Flying to Barcelona and Reus
Flying to Barcelona - Arrangement with SIXT Holiday Cars
Flying to Barcelona - Arrangements with SIXT and HERTZ

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