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Gibraltar straight spring migration - advice sought

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Old Thursday 24th October 2002, 13:18   #1
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Gibraltar straight spring migration - advice sought

I am thinking of booking a few days away (somewhere between 4 days and a
week) in either southern Spain or Gibraltar to co-incide with the spring
migration next year as a xmas present for my husband.

I would like any advice about where to stay etc. Also I think it would be
useful for us to have a guide or help with identification for at least one
of the days so any suggestions about where to obtain such services would
also be very welcome.

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Old Sunday 27th October 2002, 10:38   #2
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It appears that I have tried to send an attachment that can't be sent in this forum. I will try to send it via a private e-mail but if that doesn't work you will find my trip report in the birdtours.co.uk.

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Old Tuesday 29th October 2002, 07:46   #3
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Thank you, I found your report on Birdtours and it looks very helpful.

What was your opinion of the hotel you used? Does it have a web site by any chance?

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Old Tuesday 29th October 2002, 17:46   #4
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We booked as a part of a package holiday and whilst it offered everything you would need I wouldn't recommend the location. It was right on the main coast road that stretches along the Costa del Sol and was ridiculously busy. You took your life into your hands sometimes and god forbid that you were not sure where to come off as you just got carried along with the flow.

There are loads of places to go in that area as it is one of the most popular areas of Spain. At the time of the year you would be going I would guess that there would be plenty of accomodation in that area and even closer to where you want to go. I would suggest that you do a search on the web. Ask a question such as "accomodation in the Costa del sol". That will more than likely supply you with web sites, e-mails and phone numbers. You may find that quite a few people own properties in this country and if you are an RSPB member I would suggest that you look in the latest Birds magazine as there are a few places advertised in there.

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Tchagra should be back on-line soon - he might be able to help you with your research.

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Old Thursday 31st October 2002, 07:47   #6
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Spring or Autumn

As it happens my husbands Bird watching Mag arrived yesterday complete with a supplement about destinations for birding. This included Spain and the Tarifa area is mentioned.

It says the best migration is the Autumn one. I didn't know that (my husband is really the keen birder).

Should I wait and book for the autumn instead or will a visit to the area in March provide plenty of good birdwatching anyway?

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To be honest, whichever period you chose you should enjoy yourself. It is a great area. Whenever you go, enjoy yourself, and good birding!

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