Keen wildlife photographers of all levels of experience are invited to join Helen for this seven-night Spring Birdlife of La Mancha photography holiday near the town of Villacañas, . You will join us for our seven-night itinerary to add images to your portfolio of the Spring Birdlife of La Mancha captured on the steppes, in the air & on the water.




Throughout this seven-night photography holiday, Helen, a member of the NaturesLens guiding team, will be on hand to guide & lead you, Helen will be providing assistance & advice as needed & helping you develop your skills. Helen will help you capture images of the Spring Birdlife of La Mancha, making use of the locations on & adjacent to the main estate providing a spectacular & typically Spanish backdrop to the images you will capture.
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Spring Birdlife of La Mancha Photography Holiday Itinerary

The following is the proposed itinerary for this photography holiday, it should be considered provisional & subject to change.
  • Day 1 - Assemble Madrid-Barajas International Airport - transfer to Villacañas - overnight Villacañas
  • Day 2 - Morning & Afternoon Photography in various hides on & around the estate - overnight Villacañas
  • Day 3 - Morning & Afternoon Photography in various hides on & around the estate - overnight Villacañas
  • Day 4 - Morning & Afternoon Photography in various hides on & around the estate - overnight Villacañas
  • Day 5 - Morning & Afternoon Photography in various hides on & around the estate - overnight Villacañas
  • Day 6 - Morning & Afternoon Photography in various hides on & around the estate - overnight Villacañas
  • Day 7 - Morning & Afternoon Photography in various hides on & around the estate - overnight Villacañas
  • Day 8 - transfer to Madrid-Barajas International Airport
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Spring Birdlife of La Mancha Photography Holiday Highlights

We have taken care to refine the itinerary for this wildlife photography holiday; as such, we consider the following to be amongst the highlights of this tour.
  • Fantastic custom-built photographic hide network on the estate
  • Opportunities to photograph the birds from conventional hides, mobile hides & floating hides on the waters of the Laguna Del Taray
  • Capture birds in flight, in their environment & interacting with each other
  • Twice daily photography sessions
  • Accommodation is a comfortable rural hotel
  • Stay for seven-nights on a full board, non-shared basis
  • Single occupancy accommodation is provided at no extra cost to you
  • Great guide to client ratio of no more than 1:6
  • Guided by Helen for NatureLens
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What will we be capturing images of during the Spring Birdlife of La Mancha Photography Holiday?

Please note that we cannot guarantee that any photography subject matter or specific behaviour will be present at any given location or time this is the nature of wildlife photography.
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An image typical of those that you should be able to capture during our Spring Birdlife of La Mancha photography holiday
An image typical of those that you should be able to capture during our Spring Birdlife of La Mancha photography holiday

European Rollers

The European Roller is a sensational & distinctive bird with general brilliant blue feathers but having a rusty back & a hefty, crow-like beak; juvenile European Rollers have a muted overall plumage. The European Roller prefers open & semi-open countryside with scattered trees & wooded patches; The European Roller frequently feeds on larger insects, such as grasshoppers, with which they are often seen returning to the nest site during the breeding season.

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Raptor Hides at Sunrise

The most common birds found at the raptor hides each morning are the marsh harriers. The marsh harriers of the estate of El Taray are birds of prey of the harrier subfamily. They are medium-sized raptors & the biggest & broadest-winged harriers. During the day & late afternoon, the marsh harriers can be seen hunting over the marshlands & dense reed-beds found near the lagoon of the estate.

Other birds that frequent the raptor hides include Common Buzzard, Red Kite, Black Kite & if you are lucky, Bonelli’s Eagle, Spanish Imperial Eagle & Imperial Goshawk.

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Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance – it is a requirement when booking on any wildlife photography holiday scheduled by NaturesLens that you have adequate travel insurance, we suggest a policy from TrailFinders or Campbell Irvine.

Camera Insurance

Insuring your camera equipment before embarking on any wildlife photographic holiday is crucial. Our trips often involve venturing into remote, & sometimes unpredictable environments where accidents & unexpected incidents occur. Insuring your camera gear provides financial protection against theft, loss, or damage, ensuring your investment is safeguarded.

Wildlife photography involves capturing unique & irreplaceable moments, & without proper insurance, any unforeseen mishap could result in significant monetary losses. By insuring your equipment, you can enjoy peace of mind, knowing that you’re covered in case of any unfortunate events, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring world of wildlife & capture stunning photographs without worry.

We recommend PhotoGuard for amateur photographers or Glover Howe, who we use.

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You are invited to join us for our seven-night itinerary to add images to your portfolio of the Spring Birdlife of La Mancha captured on the steppes, in the air & on the water

The Spring Birdlife of La Mancha photography holiday is a seven-night duration event, that costs £2249 & takes place in in Spain, between the dates of 5th - 12th April 2025. It is ideal for photographing the Spring Birdlife of La Mancha in the air & on the water from conventional hides, mobile hides & floating-hides on the lagoon, including Black Kite, Black-necked Grebe, Bonelli's Eagle, Common Buzzard, Common Pochard, European Roller, Hoopoe, Imperial Eagle, Lesser Kestrel, Little Egret, Marsh Harrier, Spanish Imperial Eagle, Spotless Starling & Stone Curlew. This photography holiday is led by Helen Webb for NaturesLens.

The Spring Birdlife of La Mancha photography holiday is offered on a full board, single occupancy with no single supplement payable basis.

Group size for this photography holiday is a minimum of 4 participants & a maximum of 5, plus Helen.

We consider this to be a photography holiday requiring medium effort or exertion, if you have any questions about your suitability for this photography holiday, please contact us before making a booking enquiry.

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The Spring Birdlife of La Mancha photography holiday requires a deposit of £500 to secure a place.

The Spring Birdlife of La Mancha photography holiday is a seven-night duration event, that costs £2249 & takes place in in Spain, between the dates of 5th - 12th April 2025. It is ideal for photographing the Spring Birdlife of La Mancha in the air & on the water from conventional hides, mobile hides & floating-hides on the lagoon, including Black Kite, Black-necked Grebe, Bonelli's Eagle, Common Buzzard, Common Pochard, European Roller, Hoopoe, Imperial Eagle, Lesser Kestrel, Little Egret, Marsh Harrier, Spanish Imperial Eagle, Spotless Starling & Stone Curlew. This photography holiday is led by Helen Webb for NaturesLens.

The Spring Birdlife of La Mancha photography holiday is offered on a full board, single occupancy with no single supplement payable basis.

Group size for this photography holiday is a minimum of 4 participants & a maximum of 5, plus Helen.

We consider this to be a photography holiday requiring medium effort or exertion, if you have any questions about your suitability for this photography holiday, please contact us before making a booking enquiry.

The Spring Birdlife of La Mancha photography holiday starts & ends at . .

The Spring Birdlife of La Mancha photography holiday requires a deposit of £500 to secure a place.

NaturesLens photography holidays do not include flights unless it is explicitly stated on the event page. When it is time to book your flights, we will send you the details in plenty of time to allow for bookings at the best available price.

The photography holiday itinerary is subject to change & is to be considered provisional.

NaturesLens photography holidays require a minimum number of participants in order to be viable. If this minimum number is not met, the photography holiday may not go ahead.

In the event that the minimum number for a photography holiday to go ahead is not reached, NaturesLens reserves the right to cancel any given photography holiday. In that event 100% of monies received will be returned. However, NaturesLens is not responsible for expenses incurred by its customers.

Not all mentioned wildlife can be observed & photographed at all times of the year, thus some activities may be considered seasonal & not available.

Please note the cuisine on many of the NaturesLens photography holidays is authentic & typical of the region in which you are travelling. International or western cuisine is often NOT available. If you have any concerns over the food arrangements or have any special dietary requirements, please contact us prior to making a booking.

All personal luggage are the responsibility of the owner & we request that photography holiday participants limit their luggage to the equivalent of one suitcase, one flight bag, one camera bag & tripod. We do not wish to appear dictatorial in this matter & the request is made to ensure space & comfort for everyone in our vehicles.

NaturesLens & its agents act only as agents for the passenger in all matters relating to travel arrangements, & as such, do not assume responsibility for injury, accident, damage, loss, delay or irregularity which may occur via defect of transportation or any other cause.

NaturesLens reserves the right to substitute hotels, & other previously outlined arrangements as necessary, to either improve or equal the travel experience.

NaturesLens reserves the right to pass on to photography holiday participants any additional & unplanned expenditure incurred during a photography holiday, via events beyond the control of NaturesLens. NaturesLens reserves the right to accept or decline any person as a member of any photography holiday.

Payment of deposit by photography holiday participants or their representative constitutes their acceptance of all conditions contained herein.

All bookings are made subject to our terms & conditions.

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