Watching the avian migration spectacle at the Strait of Gibraltar is one of Nature´s true “bucket list” experiences. As well as being here for some of Europe´s best moth-ing, you will also find yourself at Europe´s biggest avian migration bottleneck as raptors such as Booted and Short-toed Eagles, Black Kites and Honey Buzzards journey north to breed. Although you may have come here to look into moth traps and discover the area´s fascinating moths, it would be a shame not to also spend a little time looking up, as thousands of migrating raptors flow over our heads!
In Spring the area´s wetlands, woodlands and farmlands teem with avian life, as migrants pass through and residents prepare to breed. Northern Bald Ibis, Egyptian Vulture, Spanish Imperial Eagle, Isabelline, Melodious and Western Bonelli´s Warbler, White-headed Duck, European Bee-eater, Collared Pratincole, Kentish Plover, Cory´s and Balearic Shearwater – the list goes on!
Local invertebrate attractions include beauties like the Monarch, Two-tailed Pasha, Common and Scarce Swallowtail butterflies and Red-veined Darter, Orange-winged Dropwing and Banded Groundling for the Odonata fans! And let´s not forget our migratory Whales and resident Delphid species waiting to greet us in the ocean itself! Now you´re here, why not spend a few days enjoying a taster of the excellent birding and wildlife the Straits have to offer?