A vast landscape, with a superb network of hides, the amazing range of birdlife that co-exists within this estate to be found in the Castile-La Mancha region of Spain, all contribute to an experience not to be missed. This photographic holiday is one which will add many species to your photographic portfolio. From the splendid Goshawks
to the diminutive lesser kestrels
, all living side by side in the local ecosystem, which exists in this region. Castile-La Mancha is the region of Spain within which the action of the famous Spanish novel Don Quixote of Cervantes takes place; it is a symbol of the Spanish culture with sunflowers, windmills & El Quijote.
Our Spanish Birds of Toldeo
photography holiday provides you with a week packed with hide sessions, where your photography will benefit from unparalleled access to locations; the hides are situated strategically within the landscape to provide the best opportunity to photograph a stunning range of bird species. Additionally, you will have at least two hide sessions
devoted to the photography of the lesser kestrel
colony, from conceivably the best hide setup that we have ever seen
One morning will see you undertake a photographic session dedicated to the goshawk
, assuming that the species is present on the estate, & a during the afternoon a further session dedicated to photography of the harriers, buzzards & kites. Two sessions will be devoted to photography from floating hides, & this allows for special photos of birds on the water to be captured, however, should this not be for you, we will adjust your itinerary so that this activity is replaced with different, but equally exciting, hide experience.
In addition, there are hides for little owl
, for wading birds
where the hides are sunken into the ground, hides for endemic birds at a drinking pool
, hides amongst reed beds for reed buntings
& more – you will be able to make use of all of these during your 7 night Spanish birds photography holiday.
The estate that we will make use of is found in the Province of Toledo & the Castile-La Mancha region, in the central part of the country, 100 km south of the capital Madrid.
The NaturesLens Spanish Birds of Toldeo photography holiday is a unique opportunity to photograph some of the estate’s assorted & distinct birdlife, including various raptors, many of the indigenous Spanish species, plus of course the lesser kestrel
colony &, hopefully, the Goshawk.
The beautiful landscape, filled as far as you can see with olive groves, offers keen wildlife photographers the ideal opportunity for capturing fabulous images of all the birdlife, but within the groves, particularly, we hope the little owl.
Accommodation is provided on a half-board basis
– a light breakfast before heading to the hides & ending with a meal after the evening session in the hides. Everything is taken care of for you so that experiencing & photographing the species & their environment is all you need to consider.
This trip suits enthusiastic photographers with a passion to experience the magnificent birdlife that Toldeo has to offer; capturing editorial-quality images of a range of bird species to treasure for years to come. Places are minimal to ensure the best experience for every guest, so book early to avoid frustration.
One of the reasons that to date, NaturesLens had not featured the Goshawk on any Spanish photography holiday before this one was that all the locations that we found previously were “live-baited” … none of the species on the Spanish Birds of Toldeo photography holiday is live-baited; consequently, NaturesLens are now happy to offer this species to our clients.
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Spanish Birds of Toledo ItineraryTo be confirmed