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Welcome

A very warm welcome to the Andalucia Bird Society web site.
Here you will find information on birdwatching in Andalucia. A great resource for exchanging and or getting information on many aspects of birding here in southern Spain. If you intend visiting this area, then an open and FREE forum allows you to contact locals on specific site or species information. Contribute to our database & conservation efforts by submitting your vacation trip reports and sighting records to the society.
The main site and the forum also have areas restricted to members of the society. To get even more benefits from our web activities and also be entitled to receive newsletters, quarterly magazine and attend field trips please SUPPORT US!

News

Our latest field meeting itinerary can be viewed on our forum, find out more follow this link

We are not just about birds! Why not add your observations to the Other Wildlife Board on our forum follow this link

We have now published the March 2017 rarities and welcome any additions. To see the current list follow this link

Announcements

Andalucia Bird Society in the News.  
The Andalucia Bird Society now has a regular article in the free newspaper The News.  Each article is about a different bird species that you will find in Andalucia.


Do you know of any county or national bird clubs
, societies, organisations that might want to exchange links with us? We think we can offer their members a great resource through mutual links and able to give their members a point of contact and reference if they intend visiting Spain. Thanks, The ABS team

Members info

As many will already know we were having problems with accepting payment for memberships using PayPal. The problems are now resolved and you can now follow the registration process and use PayPal to pay for membership. If you prefer there are alternative means by which to pay, for instance we are able to accept bank transfers, so if this is a suitable alternative for you, please contact us for further details. For clear instructions using PayPal please see ABS Forum.

Do any members have either articles they want published here on the main site and or photographs we can use in our gallery? If you can contribute please use the 'contact us' form. See main menu bar above.
Note: Members can now access their own area on the main site. See main menu bar above.

Publicity

Do you own a Hotel, Guesthouse, Villa or Casa rural in Andalucia? We are able to offer a link and photograph, plus details of your accommodation if you become an affiliated member of the society. If you are interested in this offer please use the Contact ABS menu tab above.
Do you provide a service in Andalucia? Banner adverts appearing at the top of all pages available for a donation to the society.
Do you offer guiding services in Andalucia for walkers, birdwatchers, botanists, entomologists and or general nature tours? We can offer links on our web site for return links and a single free membership day tour guided by you each year. If you have an interest in this offer please use the Contact ABS menu tab above.

Want a Professional Guide?

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Interested in one or more days birding in Spain?
See the list of guides approved by the Andalucía Bird Society
 
All guides listed have fulfilled the criteria for and qualified to participate in The Professional Bird / Wildlife Guides Certificate.
Next field meeting
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Our next field meeting will be held on the 19th of August 2017. We will visit La Janda & Barbate en Cádiz Province.  All actual information you can find on the forum.
We have available online many field meeting reports, which give a huge amount of information about the various sites we have visited earlier.

Accommodation / Affiliated Members

Do you own a Hotel, Guesthouse, Villa or Casa rural in Andalucia? We are able to offer a link and photograph, plus details of your accommodation for those becoming affiliated members of the society. Here you will be seen and appreciated by prospective visitors to Andalucia and your membership fee will go directly towards helping the society fund conservation and preservation projects. Why not join and contribute to a worthwhile cause rather than a private company or individual?  If you are interested in this offer please use the Contact ABS menu tab above.

HOTELS / MALAGA province

cortijowebCortijo de las Piletas is a country hotel located in the heart of Andalucia. Only 12km. from the picturesque town of Ronda, in the Natural Park of Grazalema, the Cortijo allows visitors to explore a great variety of natural environments, both on the property grounds as well as the surrounding areas. Beautiful patios and gardens surround the house offering cosy nooks for our guests to relax in harmony with nature. We look forward to welcoming you for an unforgettable stay with us.
Telephone: +34 605 080295 Fax: +34 951 230603
Email:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Website: http://www.cortijolaspiletas.com/

 

castanos1webHotel Los Castaños is a small rural hotel of quality, more like a "riad" really. We are located in Cartajima, a small (pop: 100) traditional mountain village (one of the famed pueblos blancos) 17 km from Ronda in the heart of the Serranía de Ronda. Cartajima is close to the cultural delights of this bustling town yet far enough away to experience authentic Andalucia. Our seven ensuite king-size/twin rooms range from stylishly economic to purely luxurious. A perfect base for birdwatching or chilling while we pamper you.
Telephone: +34 952180778 Mobile: +34 696081354
Email:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Website: http://www.loscastanos.com/

 

molino1Molino del Santo is the perfect base in the Ronda area for birdwatchers who like their creature comforts. Environmentally friendly. Good and interesting local food, the ideal spot to please the less ornithologically-committed other half!!! Dippers frequent the stream alongside our terrace, golden orioles and bee-eaters abound and eagles and vultures scan from above, amongst many, many other species in this beautiful area. Open to non-residents every day for meals (best to reserve), snacks, bar and cafeteria service.
Telephone: +34 952167151 Fax: +34 952167327
Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Website:
http://www.molinodelsanto.com/

hotel-bandoleroHotel Restaurant Bandolero is a small, charming family run rural hotel & restaurant tucked away in Júzcar, the only blue village in Spain and one of the seven small villages of the Upper Genal Valley in the Ronda Mountains. Júzcar is surrounded by four natural parks splendidly full with nature, La Sierra de las Nieves Biosphere Reserve, Grazalema Natural Park, Los Alcornocales, Sierra Real Bermeja, as well as the Genal Valley itself, all excellent locations for walking and bird watching. Hotel Restaurant Bandolero offers tapas and creative cuisine along with the creature comforts of country living with eight spacious double rooms decorated in a rustic style, bar-restaurant and terrace, lounge, out-door swimming pool with terrace and stunning views of the facing valley and mountains.  Hotel Bandolero is also very well situated to visit other popular locations in & around Andalusia such as Fuente de Piedra,   Grazalema, Zahara de la Sierra, Gibraltar, Tarifa, Marbella, Jerez de la Frontera, Ubrique, Seville and the many white villages in the provinces of  Cádiz, Málaga and Seville.
Telephone: +34 952183660 Mobile: +34 648092242
Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Web: www.hotelbandolero.com
 
Villa's / MALAGA province

casa sonana1Luxury Villa to Rent in the Serrańia de Ronda and Grazalema. You will find around 250 species of birds in the Serrania de Ronda,  a marvellous area for all bird lovers.  Right on the doorstep of Villa Casa Sonańa you have sightings of local eagles, vultures and enjoy listening to the owls calling at night!. Villa Casa Sonana is a unique and impressive holiday Villa.   Sleeping 8 persons very comfortably in 4 bedrooms all with luxury en-suite bathrooms, free WiFi throughout and a large private pool,  it truly is an amazing property. It is situated in 7 acres of private land on the edge of the Ronda Mountains, offers uninterrupted vistas from every angle and offers guests true seclusion and a taste of ‘The Real Spain’. The natural parks of Grazalema,  Sierra de Las Nieves and Los Alcornocales are all within easy reach and local guides can be arranged.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Telephone : + 44 (0) 77 70 320 884.

APARTMENTS / MALAGA province
 
roof terraceComfortable, self-contained first floor apartment for rent. A short walk from Fuente de Piedra lake. Minutes from local amenities. Sleeps up to five or six at a push, plus travel-cot. Ideal for birding base. A short stay of up to three nights costs just 100 euros. Off-road parking or secure parking with payment of key deposit. Not suitable for elderly or infirm. No pets. Smoking not permitted inside the apartment, but there is a roof terrace. For more details visit the web site. 
Telephone: +34 952735292
Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Web site: http://paulc.es/piso
 

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