t2y_84ha.jpg-largeHere at the Inglorious Bustards, experiencing the powerful event of bird migration has led to a life-long fascination with avian migration and #FlywayBirding. It’s no accident that we have chosen our base to be here in The Straits of Gibraltar. Our location near Tarifa puts us right at the epicentre of birding in The Straits and, from a migrating raptor’s point of view, we must surely also be at the centre of the world!

We love not only to marvel at the birds passing but also to follow them on their migratory journey, and explore the whole range of fascinating and varied terrains they traverse each year.

More than that though, we love to share our adventures with you! As well as our home-from-home in southern Spain, we take pride in bringing you the best of birding and migration spectacles along the whole East Atlantic flyway journey, through Europe, and North Africa, right down to the steamy wintering grounds of many of our nomads, south of the Sahara. Our #FlywayBirding tours have nothing to do with racing around ticking birds and everything to do with enjoying landscapes, habitats and cultures and having a good laugh – at a relaxed pace.

If like us you enjoy amazing wildlife spectacles where adventure meets relaxation and fun, then you have found the right place!

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A message about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

You are no doubt aware of the consequences of the global coronavirus pandemic in which we find ourselves.  Here in Spain, we have been operating under a State of Alarm since 14 March 2020, with strict limitations on the movement of people and vehicles.

We were very disappointed to have had to cancel our tours and day-guiding within this period. The health and safety of our clients and avoiding the spread of this disease in wider society have been and always will be our top priorities.

As Spain begins a phased lockdown de-escalation, from 11 May 2020 we entered Phase 1 and are happy to be able to host residents of Cádiz province for birding day tours or short trips within the province, while strictly following official rules and procedures on hygiene and social distancing.  This can be extended to other Spanish provinces once both have mutually surpassed Phase 3 de-escalation.

We are keeping a close eye on international travel advice from the World Health Organisation, Spanish government and relevant Foreign Offices.  We are increasingly hopeful that international travel to Spain from many countries will once again be available from July, and we hope to be able to safely deliver trips scheduled for later this year.  We are happy to take no-financial-obligation provisional bookings for tours booked between now and August – just contact us to register your interest and talk further.

Spring migration continues regardless, and we’ll continue to bring you news and uplifting images of this magnificent spectacle!  We’ll also be working  on furthering some of our exciting conservation projects along the East Atlantic Flyway.  We hope that with everyone’s collaboration this situation will soon improve and we will see you soon in The Straits and beyond to enjoy the best of #FlywayBirding.

Don’t hesitate to contact us – email us at info@ingloriousbustards.com or +34 665 94 59 92.

Simon, Niki and the team.

Strait Birding & Cetaceans

7 days –26th August – 1st September 2020

7 days – 4th March – 10th March 2021

7 days –2nd September – 8th September 2021

Birding Two Continents

8 days – 8th October – 15th October 2020

8 days – 26th October – 2nd November 2020

8 days – 9th October – 16th October 2021

Ronda and The Straits – the Unknown Vulture Spectacle! 

7 days – 16th October – 22nd October 2020

7 days – 21st October – 27th October 2021

Serranía de Ronda & Grazalema – Bustards, Eagles & Flamingoes

7 days – 29th January – 4th February 2021

Swift Weekender

4 days – 17th July – 20th July 2020

4 days – 16th July – 19th July 2021

Bird Party in The Gambia

11 days – 24th November – 4th December 2020

11 days – 30th November – 10th December 2021

Doñana Delights

5 days – 10th January – 14th January 2021

Bespoke Adventures and Day Tours

Availability on request, all options available for groups or individuals.

Mothing The Straits

6 days – 2nd – 7th May 2021

Check out our #FlywayPromise here

We have turned traditional so-called “eco-tourism” on its head, putting conservation action and education at the very heart of what we do, not just as a guilt-assuaging afterthought to our trips.


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Top Ethical Ecotour Provider 2019






Inglorious Bustards are a fully registered and insured tour operator, in Spain, if you require information about our insurance details see here or contact us

Inglorious Bustards is included in the Tourism Registry of the Andalucían Government as an Active Tourism company AT/CA/00416.