Bird Watching in Malaga

December 29, 2022

Bird Watching in Malaga

Bird Watching in Malaga

December 29, 2022

Are you an avid birdwatcher back home? Would you like to get to know the local birdlife during your stay at Villa Andalucía? Why not spend a day on a birdwatching tour! Within 1 1/4 hours you can be spotting over 40 different species of birds in Rio Guadalhorce estuary.

This site is now a real “jewel in the crown” of birding sites in Málaga. Extensive improvements to the site are now complete with good access, pathways, hides, embankments and a sea view site. The down side is that no vehicles are allowed in the Parque. However, the paths and hides overlooking the lagoons are easy to walk and wheelchair friendly. A plan of the area will be provided on arrival.

If you would like a similar experience a little closer to the villa then you can choose a visit to the mouth of the River Vélez in Torre del Mar. Thanks to its low volume of water it’s the perfect spot for birds to stop and rest and the site has very easy access and plenty of crops to provide a variety of potential bird sitings.

birdwatching in malaga

What might I see at estuary sites whilst birdwatching in Málaga?

mountain view in the axarquia whilst birdwatching in Málaga

 

If you would like to make more of a full day out (8/9 hours) of your birdwatching experience then we have plenty of options for you. 

From Cómpeta we can go to the Fábrica de la Luz (Canillas de Albaida) and go up to Loma de los Llanos, where we can see and hear short-toed treecreeper, long-tailed tit, great tit, kestrels…

Transfer to Sedella where we take another walk and wait for the appearance of large birds of prey.  

We will be surrounded by the impressive Sierra Tejeda massif and reach the Alcázar with the possibility of finding a multitude of forest birds, mountain goats, squirrels and birds of prey.We continue to the road that connects with Zafarraya and stop at its impressive gap before making our way home.

Alternatively, moving slightly further away from Cómpeta we can make a wonderful day trip to Frigiliana to follow the route of the Higuerón river pit, attentive to the cuts that can offer us some surprises.

Starting from the vicinity of the Cueva de Nerja we can take a circular route from which we will see the coast or enter the pine forest looking for the forest birds that move through this area.

We can also finish the day by touring the coast and the cliffs of Maro and looking for pelagic birds from the 16th century watchtowers.

The day exceeded our expectations! Such a beautiful peaceful setting with surrounding gardens. Thank you so much for your hospitality Helen and for arranging our wonderful scenic bird watching in Malaga day. The eagles and vultures were so spectacular to see.
Jane UK.

For more details or to plan your perfect birdwatching in Malaga day, click on the email address below and contact Helen.

helen@villaandalucia.org

For more information click the link below to go to the activities page.