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.

 Discover the birds, butterflies, orchids & wildflowers

of Occitanie, south of France – with expert local guides

All our trips are sold through a fully-bonded inbound tour operator.

Fully bonded inbound tour operator
We are 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!

Exchange rates
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 would  avoid any increase in the cost of the trip that might arise from 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 a Birding Languedoc birding or wildlife tour…

Our birding and wildife tours are relaxed but focussed! The combination of locally resident English speaking tour leaders and local guides means that you see more. We keep abreast of all recent sightings and have access to the local databases. Local knowledge really does make a difference! We are very keen to ensure that each participant gets the most out of each trip – whatever your level of experience! 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, and there is usually plenty to see around the accommodation

• Breakfast is usually served from 7:15am-7:45am

• We set off for the day in the minibus at about 8:15am

• A coffee stop is planned where possible mid-morning

• A scrumptious picnic lunch is enjoyed somewhere en-route 

• We may make an afternoon pit stop

• Return to our accommodation for 5:30-6pm (or at least 1 hour before drinks)
• An apéritif is served at approx. 6:30-7pm while we run through check list of birds seen during the day
• A three course dinner including wine is served at about 7:15-7:30pm
• Depending on location of trip, an dinner outing  may include a trip to see Eagle owl or Tengmalm’s owl
• No overly strenuous walking is required on any of our trips but sturdy walking shoes are recommended

See the relevant tour page for details, dates and trip reports

Find out about our Birding and Wildflower day trips in English

See our Guided day trip section for information on our fun, friendly day trips in English!

Why not organise your own trip to the area, and join a couple of day trips while you are here?

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