All guides listed here have fulfilled the criteria for and qualified to participate in The Professional Bird / Wildlife Guides Certificate. For details of the requirements to qualify for this certificate please follow this link.
Certificated guides provide a series of guarantees for prospective customers, giving peace of mind for those requiring their services.
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 on your website and if you can provide a single free membership day tour guided by you each year. If you have an interest in this offer please Contact us.
Important Note: Please be aware that ABS is providing the Approved Wildlife Guide list in good faith. Although we have made our judgements about the Guides included in the Approved Wildlife Guide list based on information and commitments provided in writing and verbally by those Guides and we have endeavoured in good faith to ensure that the Guides have been truthful ABS cannot be absolutly certain about their truthfulness or competance and therefore ABS cannot be held accountable for their actions or their conduct.
Name: Peter Jones.
Based: Ronda – Málaga Province
Areas covered: Nature day tours in the Serranía de Ronda and Sierra de Grazalema. 3 day tours Doñana and full tours in all of Spain, Morocco, Costa Rica, Ecuador, India, Kenya, China and many other countries.
Bio: Well known and liked by the great many who have already been guided by him. There is no finer testimony to Peter's popularity than the fact many friends of various tour operators will sign-on tours knowing he will guide them.
Telephone: +34 616 891 359
Website: http://www.spanishnature.com/ and http://worldwide-birding-tours.com/
Name: Mick Richardson
Based: Loja / Huétor Tajar - Granada Province
Areas covered: Wildlife day tours in Western Granada Province and longer tours in all parts of Spain. Also guides in Morocco.
Bio: Although a specialist in Birds, Mick's knowledge of Wildflowers, Orchids, Dragonflies and Butterflies makes him an all round naturalist. His day tours around the area Sierra Loja and Cacín Valley are extremely popular and well supported as are longer 8 day tours in Andalucia. A member of ABS and SEO, Mick also has recently been leading and guiding tours in Morocco. A popular guide at ease with both beginner and expert alike.
Telephone: +34 670 861 731
Name: Manuel Mojarro
Based: Corrales – Huelva province
Areas covered: Tours to Doñana, Odiel Marshes and Sierra de Aracena. Also bird holidays to the Extremadura, Tarifa and Southern Portugal.
Bio: Manu is a wildlife enthusiast and has 10 years experience as group leader and heritage expert, organising professional birdwatching trips since 2004. Besides he usually participates in local bird ringing and tracking as a volunteer: Manu loves his homeland and loves to show it.
Telephone: +34 676894674
Name: José Luis Sánchez Balsera
Based: Ubeda, Jaen Province
Area covered: Jaen Province- The Sierras of Cazorla, Segura and Las Villas, The Sierra of Andujar, The Sierra of Magina, the steppes of Southern Jaen.
Bio: Former regional biologist for the sierras of Jaen and publisher of several papers on related issues, José Luis guides with formidable knowledge and an instinctively keen eye. A naturalist with profound understanding of the life and lore of the province.
Telephone: +34 626 700 525
Name: Frank Hair
Based: Olvera, Cadiz Province
Area covered: From full day tours to full weeks birdwatching from the luguna de Medina to Fuente de Piedra and all parts in between.
Bio: Frank has been watching birds for most of his life, he started when he was 8 years old when he moved from London to south Devon. He has lived in Spain since 2006 and has found some of the best birding sites in his area. His passion for birds is a joy to others at any level of birding.
Telephone: +34 956122001
Based: Almagro – Ciudad Real Province
Areas covered: From Half or Day Tours to several Days in Sierra de Andújar and Despeñaperros Natural Parks (Jaén Province). Also Tours in Tablas de Daimiel & Cabañeros National Parks, La Mancha Wetlands Biosphere Reserve, Valle de Alcudia Natural Park and the Steppes of Calatrava (La Mancha Region)
Bio:Working as a birding and nature guide in La Mancha & Sierra Morena, his extensive knowledge of the area and its birds allows him to offer Tours in a wide variety of habitats and a very short distance from Almagro (one of the most beautiful cities in Spain): Wetlands, Mediterranean Forest, Volcanic Fields, Deciduous Forests and the best Steppes in southern Spain.
Based: Malaga City – Costa del Sol
Areas covered: Day and week tours at Fuente de Piedra, Guadalhorce Valley, El Chorro, El Torcal, Osuna and The Strait.
Name: Laury Grenon
Based: Mazagón (Doñana) - Huelva
Areas Covered: Birdwatching and nature tours and trips to Doñana, Odiel Marshlands, Portuguese Algarve, Sierra Aracena, Sierra Grazalema, Tarifa area, and also West France.
Bio: biologist formed, I started my professional life 12 years ago as an environmental educator and love so much to share sensations, love and knowledge about nature with all kind of publics that I kept in this way. I started working as a naturalist guide and lead turists groups about 8 years ago. I always integrate my knowledge about cultural heritage, social life and wild flowers of Andalusia (I worked for 3 years in the Native Plants' Botanic Garden of Dunas del Odiel, part of the network Red Andaluza de Jardines Botánicos en Espacios Naturales, belonging to the local governmenet, Junta de Andalucía) into the natural heritage tours (birdwatching, hiking, kayaking...) and I do not forget the delicious local gastronomy as part of the amazing ressources of Andalusia.
Telephone: +34 654 865 225
Name: Javi Elorriaga
Based: Tarifa, Strait of Gibraltar
Areas Covered: Birding & Wildlife photography day trips in the Strait of Gibraltar, including La Janda, Gibraltar, Los Alcornocales and Doñana NP in Cádiz (Sanlucar-Bonanza-Trebujena). Longer tours in Northern Morocco, Andalucia and Spain.
Bio: Javi has worked as ornithologist in the conservation of the Cinereous Vulture in the Balkans (wwf-Greece), the Lammergeier in northern Spain (FCQ), The Turkey Vulture in North America (Hawk Mountain Sanctuary), the Osprey in Urdaibai (Aranzadi SC), and the monitoring of raptor migration in the Strait of Gibraltar (Fundación Migres). He has participated in over 30 research, educational and identification papers and he is an active wildlife photographer. He lives in Tarifa since 2008 where he is birding in a daily basis and enjoys showing its wildlife and cultural heritage.
Name: Yeray Seminario
Based: Tarifa, Strait of Gibraltar
Areas Covered: Birding and wildlife photography trips in the Strait of Gibraltar, Doñana and Cadiz province. Runs longer tours in Andalusia, Extremadura and Morocco.
Bio: A passionate birder and photographer, licensed wildlife veterinarian and conservationist, Yeray has worked as a field biologist and nature guide in several countries, including Belize, Panama and India. His home base is Tarifa, Cadiz, where he co-founded Birding The Strait. He offers birding and wildlife photography tours, striving enthusiastically to make every trip a most rewarding experience.
Location: Antequera - Province of Málaga
Areas covered: Nature day tours in El Torcal, Laguna Fuente de Piedra, El Chorro, Guadalhorce valley and Osuna's steppes. Bespoke multi-day trips all over Andalusia.
Bio: Passionated about Nature since his early childhood. He's lived in 5 countries and decided that it was time to leave a well paid engineering job abroad to come back to Andalusia and dedicate his time to show and study its wildlife. His friendly and easy manner make him the ideal guide. Away from this, he is an active mountaineer and a tireless traveller.
Telephone: +34 650 785 926