Wednesday, March 15, 2017

New Guide for the Serrania and Sierra

Hectic times with our day tours here in the Serrania de Ronda and our tours throughout Andalucia. It has been a long time in discussion, but I am so pleased to announce I now have assistance with guiding in the region. I am pleased to introduce Cristina Buendía to my many friends. Cristina and I have been friends now for around 14 years, we have shared our love of nature and on numerous occasions Cristina has accompanied me whilst I have been ringing and studying the birds of the region.

Whilst many of the local tours have been formatted by accessing various sites with a vehicle, now we can also offer hiking tours to compliment and enhance your guided experience in the Serrania and Sierras. I hope we can continue to provide the very best local tours available and you will enjoy a tour in the company of Cristina. As a local, her knowledge of the culture, as well as the nature, here is unrivalled.

Name: Cristina Buendía
Based: Ronda - Málaga Province
Areas covered: Serranía de Ronda and Sierra de Grazalema.
Bio: She has worked as a sustainability environmental resources technician since finishing her degree as a biologist and has always combined her work together with volunteering for SeoBirdlife in Málaga, Extremadura, and raptor migration in the Strait of Gibraltar (Fundación Migres) for around 5 years. Nowadays Cristina works as a science teacher and combines this with guiding tours for studying the natural heritage in her area by mixing hiking with birdwatching.

Cristina looking super cool with Fuente de Piedra as a backdrop

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Shame on Birding Cadiz!

Quite a bit of shame going the way of the Cadiz Province for producing a bird guide and not acknowledging the huge contributions of non-Spanish birders and organisations. It shows them in a very bad light for not recognising such sterling efforts by so many non-Spanish nationals and the local regional Andalucia Bird Society. An opportunity missed to appeal to a wider audience and get support for encouraging more publicity to birding the province. Shame on them. For those wanting information on birding in Cadiz Province I highly recommend this blog: Birding Cadiz