Between two oceans and two continents, Tarifa is a privileged place for observing migratory bird movements, especially soaring birds, providing a rare natural spectacle.

The Strait of Gibraltar is, along with the Bosphorus in Turkey, one of the most used by birds for their migration to warmer areas points. Millions of them perform each year a round trip from the African continent to breeding sites located in Europe. Our Strait is therefore the main gateway between the two continents and an ideal resting place for birds before embarking on their journey by sea. The wedge shape of the peninsular south favors these shifts, leading them so fast to the nearby African continent, just 12 kilometers away.

Types of migration:

Prenuptial: Between March and May. In spring, when the weather is milder in Europe, birds that have spent the winter in Central and South Africa return to their breeding grounds for reproduction.

Postnuptial: Between August and October. When young birds are already developed again on their journey back to the south in search of places with a favorable and abundant food weather.

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Birding Tarifa is a company located in Andalusia, particularly in Facinas (small village in the municipality of Tarifa). Being located in the Strait of Gibraltar, we are in a strategic position to observe the thousands of birds that make their…

Birding The Strait is a company located in Tarifa offering specialized services in bird watching and nature photography in the Strait of Gibraltar, Andalusia and Morocco. Birding The Strait was founded by Javi Elorriaga and Yeray Seminario,…

Black Stork Ornithological Collective (COCN.) Is a voluntary association of nonprofit including dated 27 September 1997 in the Special Register of Associations of the Provincial Delegation of the Ministry of Interior in Cadiz with the number 4,822.…

Discover Adventures of the South We are located in Andalusia, in front of the African coasts, in a beautiful Natural Park with mountains, fields and beaches. The aldéa in which we find ourselves is called Betis, between Tarifa and Bologna where you…

We are a non-profit private foundation of scientific and cultural nature, qualified as agents of the Andalusian knowledge system by the Directorate General for Research and Knowledge Transfer of the Junta de Andalucía, aimed at the conservation and…

On this special spring tour, we cover a rich variety of landscapes and habitats every day from our base near Barbate, traveling from the mouth of the Guadalquivir River on the Atlantic coast, to the Guadarranque River that descends from the sierras…