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approved-guide_web_smallAll guides listed here have fulfilled the criteria for and qualified to participate in The Professional Bird / Wildlife Guides Certificate. For details of the requirements to qualify for this certificate please follow this link.


Certificated guides provide a series of guarantees for prospective customers, giving peace of mind for those requiring their services.

 Do you offer guiding services in Andalucia for walkers, birdwatchers, botanists, entomologists and or general nature tours? We can offer links on our web site for return links on your website and if you can provide a single free membership day tour guided by you each year. If you have an interest in this offer please Contact us.

Important Note: Please be aware that ABS is providing the Approved Wildlife Guide list in good faith.   Although we have made our judgements about the Guides included in the Approved Wildlife Guide list based on information and commitments provided in writing and verbally by those Guides and we have endeavoured in good faith to ensure that the Guides have been truthful ABS cannot be absolutly certain about their truthfulness or competance and therefore ABS cannot be held accountable for their actions or their conduct.


peter3Name: Peter Jones.
Based: Ronda – Málaga Province
Areas covered: Nature day tours in the Serranía de Ronda and Sierra de Grazalema. 3 day tours Doñana and full tours in all of Spain, Morocco, Costa Rica, Ecuador, India, Kenya, China and many other countries.
Bio: Well known and liked by the great many who have already been guided by him. There is no finer testimony to Peter's popularity than the fact many friends of various tour operators will sign-on tours knowing he will guide them.
Telephone: +34 616 891 359
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Mick Richardson2Name: Mick Richardson
Based: Loja / Huétor Tajar - Granada Province
Areas covered: Wildlife day tours in Western Granada Province and longer tours in all parts of Spain.  Also guides in Morocco.
Bio: Although a specialist in Birds, Mick's knowledge of Wildflowers, Orchids, Dragonflies and Butterflies makes him an all round naturalist.  His day tours around the area Sierra Loja and Cacín Valley are extremely popular and well supported as are longer 8 day tours in Andalucia.  A member of ABS and SEO, Mick also has recently been leading and guiding tours in Morocco.  A popular guide at ease with both beginner and expert alike.
Telephone: +34 670 861 731
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manu-the-guide-2Name: Manuel Mojarro
Based: Corrales – Huelva province
Areas covered: Tours to Doñana, Odiel Marshes and Sierra de Aracena. Also bird holidays to the Extremadura, Tarifa and Southern Portugal.
Bio: Manu is a wildlife enthusiast and has 10 years experience as group leader and heritage expert, organising professional birdwatching trips since 2004. Besides he usually participates in local bird ringing and tracking as a volunteer: Manu loves his homeland and loves to show it.
Telephone: +34 676894674
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jose_luisName: José Luis Sánchez Balsera
Based: Ubeda, Jaen Province
Area covered: Jaen Province- The Sierras of Cazorla, Segura and Las Villas, The Sierra of Andujar, The Sierra of Magina, the steppes of Southern Jaen.
Bio: Former regional biologist for the sierras of Jaen and publisher of several papers on related issues, José Luis guides with formidable knowledge and an instinctively keen eye. A naturalist with profound understanding of the life and lore of the province.
Telephone: +34 626 700 525
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frank2Name: Frank Hair
Based: Olvera, Cadiz Province
Area covered: From full day tours to full weeks birdwatching from the luguna de Medina to Fuente de Piedra and all parts in between.
Bio: Frank has been watching birds for most of his life, he started when he was 8 years old when he moved from London to south Devon. He has lived in Spain since 2006 and has found some of the best birding sites in his area. His passion for birds is a joy to others at any level of birding.
Telephone: +34 956122001
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Vicente-MalagonName: Vicente Malagon
: Almagro – Ciudad Real Province
Areas covered
: From Half or Day Tours to several Days in Sierra de Andújar and Despeñaperros Natural Parks (Jaén Province). Also Tours in Tablas de Daimiel & Cabañeros National Parks, La Mancha Wetlands Biosphere Reserve, Valle de Alcudia Natural Park and the Steppes of Calatrava (La Mancha Region)
:Working as a birding and nature guide in La Mancha & Sierra Morena, his extensive knowledge of the area and its birds allows him to offer Tours in a wide variety of habitats and a very short distance from Almagro (one of the most beautiful cities in Spain): Wetlands, Mediterranean Forest, Volcanic Fields, Deciduous Forests and the best Steppes in southern Spain.
Telephone: +34 651 880 339
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luis-a-rodriguez-wName: Luis Alberto Rodriguez
: Malaga City – Costa del Sol
Areas covered
Day and week tours at Fuente de Piedra, Guadalhorce Valley, El Chorro, El Torcal, Osuna and The Strait. 
Bio: Luis changed accounting for birding and nature a few years ago to make visitors to the Costa del Sol discover and enjoy our stunning nature diversity hidden beyond the beaches...
Telephone: +34 692 573 229
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laury 1Name: Laury Grenon
BasedMazagón (Doñana) - Huelva
Areas CoveredBirdwatching and nature tours and trips to Doñana, Odiel Marshlands, Portuguese Algarve, Sierra Aracena, Sierra Grazalema, Tarifa area, and also West France.
Biobiologist formed, I started my professional life 12 years ago as an environmental educator and love so much to share sensations, love and knowledge about nature with all kind of publics that I kept in this way. I started working as a naturalist guide and lead turists groups about 8 years ago. I always integrate my knowledge about cultural heritage, social life and wild flowers of Andalusia (I worked for 3 years in the Native Plants' Botanic Garden of Dunas del Odiel, part of the network Red Andaluza de Jardines Botánicos en Espacios Naturales, belonging to the local governmenet, Junta de Andalucía) into the natural heritage tours (birdwatching, hiking, kayaking...) and I do not forget the delicious local gastronomy as part of the amazing ressources of Andalusia.
Telephone: +34 654 865 225
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william-haworthName: William Haworth 
Based: Navalvillar de Pela – Badajoz Province
Areas covered: Birding and nature tours from one day to one week in Extremadura. His main focus is birds but he is also interested in the countryside in general and orchids in particular. 
Bio: After many years working as a university Principal Lecturer in Spanish, he discovered the delights of Extremadura in 2002. Then came various years split between Liverpool and Orellana, and now he now spends most of the year birding and guiding in Extremadura. A lifelong birdwatcher, he is keen to share his knowledge and enthusiasm for Extremadura with visitors whether experts or beginners.
Telephone: +34 627 161 008 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Name: Javi Elorriaga
Tarifa, Strait of Gibraltar

Areas Covered: Birding & Wildlife photography day trips in the Strait of Gibraltar, including La Janda, Gibraltar, Los Alcornocales and Doñana NP in Cádiz (Sanlucar-Bonanza-Trebujena). Longer tours in Northern Morocco, Andalucia and Spain.

Bio: Javi has worked as ornithologist in the conservation of the Cinereous Vulture in the Balkans (wwf-Greece), the Lammergeier in northern Spain (FCQ), The Turkey Vulture in North America (Hawk Mountain Sanctuary), the Osprey in Urdaibai (Aranzadi SC), and the monitoring of raptor migration in the Strait of Gibraltar (Fundación Migres). He has participated in over 30 research, educational and identification papers and he is an active wildlife photographer. He lives in Tarifa since 2008 where he is birding in a daily basis and enjoys showing its wildlife and cultural heritage.

Telephone: +34 699470467 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Name: Yeray Seminario

Based: Tarifa, Strait of Gibraltar

Areas Covered: Birding and wildlife photography trips in the Strait of Gibraltar, Doñana and Cadiz province. Runs longer tours in Andalusia, Extremadura and Morocco.

Bio: A passionate birder and photographer, licensed wildlife veterinarian and conservationist, Yeray has worked as a field biologist and nature guide in several countries, including Belize, Panama and India. His home base is Tarifa, Cadiz, where he co-founded Birding The Strait. He offers birding and wildlife photography tours, striving enthusiastically to make every trip a most rewarding experience.

Telephone: +34 669 104 869 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Name:  Manuel Morales
Based: Tarifa, Cadiz Province
Area covered: Birdwatching, walking and wildlife photography tours in Tarifa and the Strait of Gibraltar, La Janda, Cadiz province (Alcornocales, bay of Cadiz, sanlucar..), Donana and Morocco.
Bio: Since he started to study Environmental Sciences in Huelva, manuel has combined the university with volunteering for SEO Birdlife and Doñana Biological Station, in addition to work like environmental educator in the Odiel Marshes. Later, in 2007 he got to be an Expert Ringer by the Doñana Biological Station. Since 2012 he has been the head of Birding Tarifa and Manuel has worked as zoology´s teacher at the Huelva University, has taught talks and courses for SEO Birdlife and worked in Doñana National Park in several bird banding and tracking projects for the Andalusian Government and the Station Biological of Doñana (Glossy Ibis, Spoonbill, Black Kites, Black necked Grebe…)
Telephone:  +34 650 46 10 41
Name:  Paul Pearson
Based: Instincion, Almeria Province
Area covered;   Birding trips from one day to a week in Almeria and other parts of Spain.
Bio:  Paul has been a keen birder since he was a boy. He spends part of the year in the UK and part in Spain. He has extensive knowledge of all spanish birds and especially the special birds and sites of Almeria. He speaks Spanish. He has a network of local contacts so has all the latest birding information.
Telephone:  00 44 7738 640652
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Alvaro Peral
Name: Álvaro Peral
Location: Antequera - Province of Málaga
Areas covered: Nature day tours in El Torcal, Laguna Fuente de Piedra, El Chorro, Guadalhorce valley and Osuna's steppes. Bespoke multi-day trips all over Andalusia.
Bio:  Passionated about Nature since his early childhood. He's lived in 5 countries and decided that it was time to leave a well paid engineering job abroad to come back to Andalusia and dedicate his time to show and study its wildlife. His friendly and easy manner make him the ideal guide. Away from this, he is an active mountaineer and a tireless traveller.
Telephone: +34 650 785 926
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ABS Niki SimonName: Simon Tonkin & Niki Williamson
Based: Huerta Grande - Algeciras / Tarifa, Cadiz Province.
Areas covered: Offering a complete package of wildlife tours throughout the Straits of Gibraltar, Donana, Cadiz bay, Ronda area and further afield across the East Atlantic flyway including Northern and Southern Morocco, Gambia & Senegal and beyond. Day trips also available.
Bio: Simon and Niki's combined experience in ecotourism, conservation and the hospitality industry results in a dynamic duo, keen to offer relaxed wildlife tours for beginners and experts alike, that benefit conservation of migratory species. Collectively, they have over 30 years experience in conservation work.  Previous work with RSPB on migratory species and landscape scale conservation has instilled in Niki and Simon a passion for migration, and they are working on numerous local partnership to aid conservation of species across the East Atlantic flyway.   They work in partnership with the eco-lodge of Huerta Grande to provide a complete holiday package with great food, culture and wildlife experiences.

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