The holidays above aren’t the only ones with a strong emphasis on birds. In Spain, listen for nightingales in the mountains of Alicante
, which are also home to eagles, hoopoes, warblers and more; join your host on a bird-watching walk on our holiday in Green Spain
; sight birds ranging from blue rock thrushes to buzzards in the Catalan Pyrenees
; and keep your eyes peeled for black-winged stilts, Kentish plovers and black-necked grebes on the island of Formentera
. In France, there are seabirds and waders aplenty on our La Rochelle, Islands & Beaches
cycle. In Sicily, the Madonie Mountains
shelter peregrine falcons, jays, golden and Bonelli’s eagles, or head to Germany's Kaiserstuhl
area in mid-May to see the colourful bee-eaters.