Montes

Birds of the Montes de Malaga (Costa del Sol, Malaga, Andalucia, Spain)

A wood protecting the city

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Protection status:

  • Natural Park (Parque Natural Montes de Malaga)

Montes de Málaga Natural Park is a big pine forest raised on bare slopes at the beginning of the XXth Century. It extends to the north of the city of Málaga up to a height of 1.030 meters above the sea level.

In summer, Booted and Short-toed Eagles join the resident population of Goshawks, Sparrowhawks and Common Buzzards.

There is also a big number of little birds living in the park. Nightingales, Subalpine Warblers, Melodious Warblers and Western Bonelli's Warblers can be seen in summer. Sardinian Warblers, Firecrests, Crested Tits, Serins, Common Croosbills, Cirl and Rock Buntings can be found at any time of year.

Trip duration: Half day (Montes de Malaga) or Full day (Montes de Malaga + Mouth of the Guadalhorce or Montes de Malaga + Malaga city)

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Possible species (not exhaustive):

All Year: Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros), Blackbird (Turdus merula), Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla), Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus), Cetti’s Warbler (Cettia cetti), Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs), Cirl Bunting (Emberiza cirlus), Coal Tit (Periparus ater), Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo), Common Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra), Crested Tit (Lophophanes cristatus), Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla), Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis), Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major), Great Tit (Parus major), Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis), Greenfinch (Chloris chloris), Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes), Jay (Garrulus glandarius), Long-tailed Tits (Aegithalos caudatus), Mistle Thrush (Turdus viscivorus), Nuthatch (Sitta europaea), Robin (Erithacus rubecula), Rock Bunting (Emberiza cia), Sardinian Warbler (Sylvia melanocephala), Serin (Serinus serinus), Short-toed treecreeper (Certhia brachydactyla), Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus), Spotless Starling (Sturnus unicolor), Tawny Owl (Strix aluco), Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus), Woodlark (Lullula arborea), Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes), Wryneck (Jynx torquilla)

Summer: Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica), Bee-eater (Merops apiaster), Booted Eagle (Aquila pennata), Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus), Melodious Warbler (Hippolais polyglotta), Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos), Pallid Swift (Apus pallidus), Red-rumped Swallow (Cecropis daurica), Scops Owl (Otus scops), Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus), Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata), Subalpine Warbler (Sylvia cantillans), Swift (Apus apus), Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur), Western Bonelli’s Warbler (Phylloscopus bonelli), Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator)

Winter: Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula), Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita), Crag Martin (Ptyonoprogne rupestris), Dunnock (Prunella modularis), Goldcrest (Regulus regulus), Redwing (Turdus iliacus), Siskin (Carduelis spinus), Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)

On passage: Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin), Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca), Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus), Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus), Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis), Whitethroat (Sylvia communis), Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)

Price includes:

  • English speaking birding guides.
  • Transport (optional).
  • Binoculars, telescope and bird books in English.
  • Trip accident insurance.

The trip departure time is chosen by you.

The routes are flexible: we will go where the birds are.
We can watch birds till sunset (in Full day trips).

Meals are not included in the price. We can bring a picnic bag with us or stop in a restaurant en route.
Please, wear appropriate shoes and clothing according to the season, and remember: the countryside is colder than the beach!

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TRIP PRICE (€ VAT included):

HALF DAY (Montes de Malaga)

Trips on BIRDAYTRIP’s VEHICLE
Prices per group for groups up to 4 persons according to meeting point:
Málaga 125€
Torremolinos 140€
Benalmádena 155€
Fuengirola 160€
Antequera 145€
Trips on CLIENT's VEHICLE
according to meeting point (*)
Málaga 100€
Torremolinos 110€
Benalmádena 115€
Fuengirola 120€
Antequera 115€
(*) Plus 10€ per tripper in excess of 4 (for groups up to 8 persons)

FULL DAY (Montes de Malaga + Mouth of river Guadalhorce)

Trips on BIRDAYTRIP’s VEHICLE
Prices per group for groups up to 4 persons according to meeting point:
Málaga 165€
Torremolinos 175€
Benalmádena 190€
Fuengirola 195€
Mijas 210€
Marbella 225€
Estepona 255€
Nerja 225€
Antequera 155€
 
Trips on CLIENT's VEHICLE
according to meeting point
Málaga 145€
Torremolinos 155€
Benalmádena 160€
Fuengirola 165€
Mijas 170€
Marbella 180€
Estepona 195€
Nerja 175€
Antequera 155€
(*) Plus 15€ per tripper in excess of 4 (for groups up to 8 persons)

FULL DAY (Montes de Malaga + Malaga city)

Trips on BIRDAYTRIP’s VEHICLE
Prices per group for groups up to 4 persons according to meeting point:
Málaga 180€
Torremolinos 195€
Benalmádena 210€
Fuengirola 215€
Mijas Costa 225€
Marbella 245€
Estepona 275€
Nerja 235€
Antequera 200€
 
Trips on CLIENT's VEHICLE
according to meeting point
Málaga 145€
Torremolinos 155€
Benalmádena 160€
Fuengirola 165€
Mijas Costa 170€
Marbella 180€
Estepona 195€
Nerja 175€
Antequera 155€
(*) Plus 15€ per tripper in excess of 4 (for groups up to 8 persons)

For groups over 4 persons on Birdaytrip's vehicle, other meeting points or tailor made trips, please, send your query.

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