• Birding Tours

    We have been guiding on The Strait of Gibraltar and since 2001 we've been actively promoting conservation through sustainable eco-tourism and integration with NGO's and local groups to develop The Strait as one of the major birding areas in Europe. Bird as well as butterfly and dragonfly migration is really why we love this special area so much! From Tarifa through La Janda to Cape Trafalgar we can show you some very special places and fabulous wildlife… We actually lead birding and wildlife tours to many different locations on the Iberian peninsula and many other European hot-spots and further afield world-wide destinations.

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  • Day Trips

    Come with Andalucian Guides and enjoy a slice of this unique ornithological paradise on one of the busiest bird migration routes on Earth. We know the best places to look and have permission to go onto numerous estates in search of quality birds and other wildlife...

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  • Hoopoe Cottage

    At Andalucian Guides, we realise that some couples don't always share the same interests and a week-long birding or wildlife tour can be quite intense and unless both feel exactly the same way about their birding. it can often be just too much for one - and wonderful for the other!

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  • About Us

    Andalucian Guides and Hoopoe Cottage are both owned, managed and run by Stephen and Patricia Daly. Stephen was brought up in East Lothian, Scotland has been birding with his brothers and friends since the age of eight. Patricia (Patty) comes from the Black Forest in Germany, very close to the border with Alsace, France.

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Stephen & Patricia Daly of Andalucian Guides live and work the whole year on The Strait of Gibraltar. Our base near Barbate Marismas is close to all the best birding sites like La Janda, Tarifa, Cape Trafalgar and the historic Moorish town of Vejer de la Frontera. This is one of the busiest avian migration routes in the world especially for European raptors and a special place for migrant butterflies and dragonflies too! Come visit and explore with us...

  1. White-tailed Eagle ( Haliaeetus albicilla) - Danube Delta, Romania, May 2013

    During this month's group tour to The Danube Delta we we had returned to our floating 'ponton' or hotel which was berthed on one of the many tributaries and courses of the old Danube, relaxing with a beer on the mid-deck when this lovely adult White-tailed Eagle flew towards the boat and landed directly opposite us in a tree... Read More

  2. Lammergeier in the Spanish Pyrenees

    Stephen Daly's Lammergeier flight photos from the Pyrenees, March 2013. One Europe's most sought after raptors... Read More

  3. Northern Bald Ibis in Cadiz province, Andalucía

    Good news at Vejer de la Frontera where the Northern Bald Ibis colony is expanding steadily... Read More

  4. Bonelli’s Eagle (Aquila fasciata)

    The majestic Bonelli's Eagle is perhaps one of the rarest and most impressive medium sized eagles that we have in Western Europe.... Read More

Browse our catalog of hundreds of birding and wildlife photographs taken by Stephen Daly himself and download high resolution versions for free.

Sponsors

  • Swarovski Optics

Accreditations

  • Junta de Andalucía
  • Accredited Member of Responsible Travel
  • Fundación Migres
  • Gibraltar Natural History and Ornithological Society