• 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… Stephen also leads birding, wildlife and photographic tours to many different locations and other world-wide destinations. We do tailor-made tours as well so please drop us a line...

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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

    Stephen, Patty and family have moved back to Germany and Hoopoe Cottage is now owned and run by Adam Brooks from Kidderminster in the UK. Adam and his family can be contacted here: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Guided day tours on and around The Strait of Gibraltar are being led by Yeray Seminario and Javi Elorriaga, both of whom live in Tarifa. Their contact information is below. Longer tours of around 8-10 days in duration will be led by Stephen or other guides will be also be displayed in due course.

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The Strait of Gibraltar lies opposite the Moroccan coastline and is one of the best avian migration routes on Earth. The area holds a diverse selection of changing habitats, from coastal estuaries, wetlands and freshwater lakes to towering limestone Sierras not to mention the historic Moorish white villages and Roman ruins that are in themselves great birding sites. The Strait is especially rich for European raptors and the rare Spanish Imperial Eagle breeds just a few miles inland from La Janda. The area is also a special place for migrant butterflies and dragonflies not to mention the Mediterranean Chameleon 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.


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