Shore Excursion Details

GREEN ENERGY AT THE STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR

Seville (Cádiz), Spain

GREEN ENERGY AT THE STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR

DETAILS

  • 8
    hrs Estimate Duration
  • Hiking

Discover the pros and cons of green energy by visiting a wind farm that could negatively affect the lives of migrating birds if not for careful planning. Your immersion into the local wildlife will begin at La Barca de Vejer, a sandstone cliff where endangered bald ibises nest. Nearby, you will see how the Montagu’s harrier, a migrating raptor, is being re-introduced to the area, as it too became endangered. A conservationist from the nature preservation group Birding Tarifa will describe some of the threats to the birds, which include the turning blades of wind turbines. A close-up look at a wind farm will shed light on how birds and wind turbines can co-exist. For instance, birds can better see and avoid the turning blades if one blade is painted black. You will hear both sides of the argument before enjoying lunch at a local restaurant and then heading to the Janda wetlands to see the countless white storks and other birds that flock to the habitat.


HIGHLIGHTS
• See how endangered species of birds are being protected around the Strait of Gibraltar. • Hear how wind turbines for green energy can negatively impact migrating bird populations. • Visit a wind farm to see how birds and wind turbines can co-exist more efficiently. • View a wetlands area that is teeming with white storks and migratory birds.

Need to Know:

Note: This tour includes approximately 3 hours of moderate standing and short walks. There will be some inclines and cobblestone surfaces to negotiate over sandy, uneven surfaces. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns who are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Casual, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested. Binoculars will be provided. Wildlife is not guaranteed. Some winds may occur, so a jacket is recommended.

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ACTIVITY ATTRIBUTES

Excursion Type:

Wildlife Tours

Activity Level:

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    Moderate
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    Challenging
Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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