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“Albufera Wetland Birds and a Sunset”

Valencia Birding Birdwatching Tours
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Owner description: We are based in the beautiful Spanish city of Valencia and provide private guided Bird Watching trips for individuals, couples, families and small groups. Visit some of the best birding sites in Spain with profesional local guides. All levels welcome from absolute beginner to expert. We can provide anything from a single day trip to a bespoke holiday, maybe combining your birding with a city break or a holiday in the stunning mountains of Valencia.
Reviewed 12 October 2013

We were taken by David Warriinton to the village of El Palmar, near Valencia for an excellant lunch. We then visited an extremely interesting, and secluded, bird sanctuary, where we saw an amazing variety of wading birds. Altogether over 20 types.
After a couple of hours of wonderful bird watching, where David's expertise was absolutely key, we went to meet a local boat man, who took us on a trip round Albufera lake to see more birds, but most beautiful of all was the sunset over the lake. This amazing spectacle viewed from water level completed a truly remarkable experience. One which one would never forget.
The Albufera Lake area is beautiful protected national park south of Valencia.

Thank John Scott S
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

We had a two day guided birding trip with David and it really was the best part of a 3 week hols in Spain. Not only did we see about 11 birds new to us but many more we would not have seen on our own. He knew exactly where to take us for the best chance of seeing birds. Apart from the birds we so enjoyed the areas he took us to, the steppes and the mountains, so different from the coastal resorts we usually go to.Although not absolute beginners we learned a lot about birds just by being with him for a couple of days. We can fully recommend a trip with David to anyone with an interest birds.

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Reviewed 27 September 2013

I and my friend, both novice bird watchers, booked a half-day bird watching tour with David. He picked us up from our apartment in central Valencia and took us to the Albufura region just south of the city. He is a most charming and knowledgable guide who knows just how to pitch the day - we both thoroughly enjoyed the time and both wished that we had organised a longer day with David. His knowledge extends far beyond birds to the history and geology of the local region - we had a lovely day - thank you.

Thank WooferSouthWest
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David W, Owner at Valencia Birding Birdwatching Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2013

It was a pleasure to meet you both and to spend time amongst the superb birdlife of Albufera. Whenever you´re in the area please feel free to contact me and we can design something bespoke to suit you. Many thanks once again for taking the time to leave a review.
Best wishes,
David.

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Reviewed 22 September 2013

We had 3 days of birding with David last week comprising of the plains and lagoons of the Albacete region, the marshes of Pucol and the wetlands and rice fields of Albufera. In all we saw 67 different species, many of which, were lifers for us, including Great Bustard, Callandra Lark, Swamphen and many others. A good return for the time of year with many summer migrants having left but were fortunate to see a few stragglers. We can thoroughly recommend David as a guide. He is friendly, knowledgable, well organised and good company and went the extra mile to make the trips enjoyable and productive. Another nice aspect of the trips were the typically Spanish bars we visited with David for refreshments along the way. Overall 100% satisfaction for us and we hope to make a return trip in the future.

Thank Lynn S
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David W, Owner at Valencia Birding Birdwatching Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2013

It was a pleasure to meet you both and also to have been able to work with you to design exactly the kind of trip that you wanted. Many thanks...hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 10 June 2013

We had a brilliant day with David. He was clearly very knowledgable about the birds and the best places to see them. We were very glad we booked to have a guide for the last day of our holiday. We had done some birding independently as a group using websites to guide us as to where and what to expect. But a day with David gave us a greater insight into the birds we saw, what to listen for, where to look, and most importantly some inside information into the birds we saw with him and the birds we found in our independent trips. We cannot recommend him too highly. We have booked similar bird watching days with others in Spain and without doubt, David gave us a better experience all round. Book with him, you wont be disapointed.

Thank Ruth Flecknell F
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