Guide:  Álvaro
Bird Watching at the Stone Fountain
Guide: Álvaro
Guide:  Álvaro
Bird Watching at the Stone Fountain
Guide: Álvaro
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  • Bird Watching at the Stone Fountain
  • Bird Watching at the Stone Fountain
  • Bird Watching at the Stone Fountain
  • Bird Watching at the Stone Fountain
  • Bird Watching at the Stone Fountain
  • Category
    Nature
  • Chek in
    To choose
  • Difficulty level
    Easy
  • Ideal for
    For me, Seniors, Educational, Mountain
  • Duration
    8 hours
Welcome to the largest lagoon in Andalusia!
Welcome to the largest lagoon in Andalusia and home to the largest colony of flamingoes to be found anywhere in the Iberian Peninsula, second in importance in Europe after France Camargue. Elliptical in shape, the lagoon is replenished by rainfall and the underground flow of water provided by aquiferous land. Due to the extremely saline nature of the substrata, the increase in evaporation in spring leaves crytallised salt on the surface. The old dykes, walls and canals which were built to aid salt extraction are today essential to the nesting of the flamingo colony. Other species which visit the lagoon in winter or during migratory periods include concentrations of wading birds and raptors.


ITINERARY:

We will start having a look at the surrounding fields looking for some specialist steppe birds including Montagu’s Harrier and Calandra Lark. Then we will enjoy easy short walks around the lagoon, checking a viewpoint and some bird hides at the neighbouring smaller lagoons. After a short visit to the new visitor centre we will head to the southern side of the lagoon, check a few hides and if times allows, visit the surrounding farmlands. This year we are having Lesser Flamingo, which we may see if we are lucky enough to make it out of thsousands of greater ones. White-headed duck is recently been seen everyday though.

The full day tour option allow us to (your choice):
- Stay and go in depth discovering the farmlands and surroundings of the Fuente de Piedra lagoon.
- Birdwatch the Torcal de Antequera Nature Reserve and its unique landscapes.
- Enjoy a tour guide visit to the monumental city of Antequera.
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  • Meeting point (See location)
    Concrete with the guide.
  • The price includes
    Transport, local bird guide, use of binoculars, birdguides in English, bird checklist.
  • Luggage
    Comfortable clothes and sports shoes.
  • Price does not include
    Food and drinks, insurance.
Request to Book
Adults
75€
Children (6-12 years)
Minimum age: No
Minimum age for the activity. Free for children under 6 years old when accompanied by adults.
Total
Cancellation policy: Moderate
75€
Full refund up to 5 days before activity. 50% in the last 5 days.
Any questions about the activity?
937 636 092 (Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) 688 713 163 (Whatsapp only)
Or complete the following form and we will contact you
Álvaro
Meet Álvaro, the Guide
I speak spanish, english
I'm a lifelong wildlife enthusiast and an avid birder since his early teens. I spend the majority of my free time outdoors, and enjoy observing birds, designing itineraries and preserving nature as both work and leisure time. Away from this, I am an active mountaineer and a tireless traveller.
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Location - Antequera, Spain
Request to Book
Adults
75€
Children (6-12 years)
Minimum age: No
Minimum age for the activity. Free for children under 6 years old when accompanied by adults.
Total
Cancellation policy: Moderate
75€
Full refund up to 5 days before activity. 50% in the last 5 days.
Any questions about the activity?
937 636 092 (Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) 688 713 163 (Whatsapp only)
Or complete the following form and we will contact you
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