Costa del Sol

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Luis Alberto Rodríguez - Birding guide


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The inland surroundings of the Costa del Sol (Malaga, Andalucia, Spain) host wonderful places for the enjoyment of nature and birds.

Rivers, lakes, Mediterranean forests and mountains show a great variety of species all over the year. Many others can be seen during their spring and autumn migration.

Our mild weather makes going out to the country side a pleasant experience at any time of year. Our people's hopitality and high quality accommodation will make you feel so comfortable at the end of the tours.

Enjoy your birding holidays with us!

BIRDAYTRIP is registered in the Andalusian Registry of Tourism with numbers AT/MA/00164, OCC/MA/00002 and EC/MA/00002 as an Environmental Tourism company for the organization of Guided Birdwatching Trips.


Our friends´ comments:

"If you want a special ops ornithologist, Luis Alberto Rodríguez is your man... Luis is a man on a mission to bring the masses to Málaga's mountains..."
Sarah Barrell, National Geographic Traveller (click here to read the article)

"Málaga's very own Urban Birder"
David Lindo (The Urban Birder), Bird Watching Magazine

"It was a special trip and I'll always remember it."
Ed Fitzgerald

"...once again, you suceeded to owe us. Hope our paths will cross again sometime."
Els & Willem Vreeken

"We hired a guide, but we got a birding friend!"
Hans Kunstman

"When people ask us about highlights of our trip, we tell them all about birding with you."
Karen & William Gurstelle

"Thank you very much for such a good day of birdwatching! Thanks to you we enjoyed excellent views of many attractive species, including some we had not seen for a long time..."
Edward & Mandy Mayer

"Many thanks for looking after us today. All four of us felt that today was the highlight of our holiday here."
David Boydell

"The highlights are too many to mention but seeing so many firsts meant that our expectations of the day were exceeded."
Trish & John Porter

"These birding trips have transformed my very good stay in Malaga to amazing because I have seen so many beautiful wild places and because they are inspiring me to start bird watching again."
Elaine Wallace

"You are a wonderful leader... very knowledgeable, skilled, and charming as well!!"
Kathy Bissett

"...thanks for a fantastic day with you and the birds... We will be happy to recommend you as a guide for our friends when they go to Spain."
Lena Bergquist & Orvar Homann

"Thank you so much for the great day of birding... I will gladly pass your name on to any birders traveling to Spain."
Kenna Sue Trickey

"It was great experience for us and we appreciated your knowledge and explanations."
John Vanweerd

Birding & accommodation (Costa del Sol, Malaga, Andalucia, Southern Spain)

Design your own Birdwatching Holidays abroad!


Malaga and its Costa del Sol is a well known global tourist destination.

With an easy access through our international airport, visitors can enjoy high quality accommodation, gastronomy and a wide cultural offer in ancient cities like Malaga or Antequera or just the country side.

Please, consult our Birding Week Holidays section and design your birdwatching holidays by choosing when to come and arranging the accommodation on your own at your best convenience. Of course we will be very glad to help you! 

In this section, we suggest lodging ranging from hotels to villas, in the city or the country side, from which to discover our unknown and diverse Nature and wildlife.

Please, check our availability before booking flights!!!


 Click here for Taxi transfer from Malaga Airport



hotel molina lario Hotel Humaina


Cortijo del Sacristan Los Chaparros


Cortijo Rosas Cantares

One day trips from the Costa del Sol (Malaga, Andalucia, Spain)

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Photo: juvenile Bonelli's Eagle (Aquila fasciata)

The Costa del Sol is a sun-and-beach world class tourist destination... and the right place to enjoy your birdwatching holidays abroad!

As a global tourist destination, the Costa del Sol (Malaga, Andalucia, Southern Spain) is linked to the rest of the world through its international airport and provides the visitor with a complete accommodation offer ranging from high luxury to very affordable hotels and apartments placed on the coastal line (Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Mijas, Marbella, Estepona, Nerja...) or the attractive city of Malaga with its wide cultural and gastronomic possibilities. In the quiet towns and villages at the countryside, you can find any kind of comfortable hotels, hostels and villas to stay as well.

What about birding? The province of Malaga hosts a very rich set of different and well protected natural environments: coastal and inland wetlands, river valleys, conifer and Mediterranean forests, Mediterranean scrubland, medium and subalpine height mountains and farmlands. All these sites can be easily accessed by road and are within a one hour drive range from any location on the coast.

The result of all this natural variety is a big number of typically Mediterranean bird species that cannot be watched in Central and Northern Europe or the British Isles. Furthermore, the region is in the middle of the flyway to and from The Strait of Gibraltar, which might produce any pleasant “surprise” during the autumn and spring passage periods.

What, moreover, is to be said about the weather... Placed at the southernmost region of Europe, Malaga province enjoys the highest possible number of sunny days not only in summer, but all year long including our mild winters. Even July and August, the hottest months, will give you the chance for “early morning” trips that will allow good observations of our most special breeding birds.

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Our birding tours include:

  • English speaking birdwatching guides.
  • Transport (optional).
  • Binoculars, telescope and bird books in English available.
  • Trip accident insurance.
The trip departure time is chosen by you.
The routes are flexible: we will go where the birds are.
Meals are not included in the price. We can bring a pic-nic 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 coast!


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