Birdwatching & Wildlife Tours
in Mediterranean France
Birding Languedoc offers the only locally run guided tours to the Languedoc
with expert resident guides and English speaking tour leaders.
All our trips are sold through a fully-bonded inbound tour operator.
Fully bonded inbound tour operator
Birding Languedoc is pleased to partner with inbound travel agency Contrées Sauvages Destination Wild, who are licenced by the French Tourism board to sell all-inclusive tours. By booking a tour through Birding Languedoc with Contrées Sauvages Destination Wild, your money is safe and your rights are protected!
Our trips are sold in Euros. However, you will only be asked to pay a deposit once a trip is confirmed. At that point, you may choose to pay in full. This will avoid any increase in the cost of the trip to you that might be caused by changes in the exchange rate.
Great birding all year round…
The extensive range of resident Mediterranean species is complemented by the colourful nesting summer visitors that arrive from Africa each spring. With several excellent spots for migration watching, the Languedoc offers great birding all year round. Nearly 40% of all the Western Palearctic species have been observed here, offering some of the best birdwatching in France!
Resident species include:
Bonelli’s eagle, Golden eagle, Eagle owl, Crag martin, Blue rock thrush, Sardinian warbler, Dartford warbler, Moustached warbler, Zitting cisticola, Thekla lark, Crested lark, Crested tit, Cirl bunting, Rock bunting, Black redstart, European serin, Short-toed treecreeper, Iberian grey shrike, Spotless starling, Purple swamphen, Greater flamingo, Glossy ibis, Slender-billed gull, Kentish plover…
On migration/summer visitors:
Black & White stork, Short-toed & Booted eagle, Honey buzzard, Black kite, Lesser kestrel, European bee-eater, Hoopoe, European roller, Golden oriole, Great spotted cuckoo, Yellow wagtail (sbsp iberiae), Subalpine warbler, Orphean warbler, Spectacled warbler, Ortolan bunting, Calandra lark, Greater short-toed lark, Red-rumped swallow, Alpine swift, Pallid swift, Black-winged stilt, Caspian tern, Gull-billed tern, Whiskered tern, …
What to expect on one of our trips…
Our trips are relaxed but focussed, with tour leaders and guides keen to make sure that each participant gets the most out of each trip – whatever your level of experience as a birder! Each day we follow roughly the same format unless specified otherwise in the tour details. As with all wildlife trips we want to make the most of the weather and will take advantage of surprise opportunities, adjusting the programme where appropriate to your advantage.
• Birdwatching before breakfast is available for early risers, with plenty to see around the accommodation
• Breakfast is usually served from 7:15am-8am
• We set off for the day in the minibus at about 8:15am
• A coffee stop is planned every day mid-morning
• A scrumptious picnic lunch is enjoyed somewhere en-route
• We may make an afternoon pit stop
• Return to our accommodation for 6pm (or at least 1 hour before drinks)
• An apéritif is served at approx. 7-7:30pm while we run through check list of birds seen during the day
• A three course dinner including wine is served at about 7:45pm
• After dinner birding may include a trip to see Eagle owl or Tengmalm’s owl
• No strenuous walking is required on any of our trips but sturdy walking shoes are recommended