in and around Vejer de la Frontera
Vejer and its surrounding countryside are a birdwatchers’ paradise. But don't just take our word for it. See what the Bird Society of Andalusia has to say.
Come to see one of the two thousand, almost extinct, Griffon vultures and 50 pairs of the endangered northern Bald ibis that nest close to Vejer de la Frontera on the hill of Sierra de Retin.
Wander the coastal areas, which are particularly interesting because they are on the main migration route to and from Africa across the Straits of Gibraltar. Or just a 15-minute drive, Barbate Natural Park offers the perfect spot to watch the many species native to the coast and wetlands.
We would also recommend taking a day trip to take advantage of the purpose-built birdwatching facilities in the Doñana National Park, one of Europe's finest wetland parks. Or head for the mountains to Los Alcornocales Natural Park. You are literally spoilt for choice in every direction.
Here are some bird species you can expect see close to Vejer:
Audouin's Gull • Blue Rock Thrush • Booted Eagle • Calandra Lark • Griffon Vulture • Herring Gull • Marsh Harrier • Owls • Short-toed Eagle • Spoonbill • Tawny Pipit • Bee-eater • Booted Eagle • Caspian Tern • Gull-billed Tern • Hoopoe • Melodious Warbler • Pallid Swift • Short-toed Lark • Stork • Thekla Lark • Black-eared Wheatear • Bustard • Crag Martin • Hawk • Lesser Kestrel • Montagu's Harrier • Purple Heron • Slender-billed Gull • Subalpine Warbler • Western Orphean Warbler • Lesser Kestral