• Birding Cazalla Soaring Bird Observatory

    10 days ago - By 10,000 Birds

    After weeks of preparation , my wife and I are finally in Spain. Algeciras, Spain, to be specific - right around the bay from Gibraltar. Drive a bit to the southwest, and you reach Tarifa, Europe's most southerly point. And in between, you can stop at the Cazalla Soaring Bird Observatory ( Cazalla Observatorio de Aves Planeadoras ).
    This spot has achieved quite a bit of fame as part of the staging area for hawks, eagles and vultures planning to soar south across the Straits of Gibraltar every September. It is the western European equivalent of the amazing Raptor River in Mexico's eastern...
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