Bird Watching & music with Robin Nelson in Andalucía
This part of Andalucía is a hugely important migratory route for birds moving between Africa and Europe. During the week we shall visit many different habitats including the Coto Doñana and salt marshes on the Guadalquivir estuary under the expert guidance of Robin Nelson.
At Marlborough’s Summer School Robin established a Bird Watch Course, and another entitled “Classical Music through the Ages”. He was a Choral Scholar in the 60’s at Christ’s College Cambridge and for 21 years he has been Director of Music at Marlborough College. He has a passion for bird watching and the art of bird recognition as much by sight as by sound, something that had great appeal to a trained musician. He has been Bird Recorder for the Oxford Ornithological Society and lecturer on the R.S.P.B. circuit.
"In spring and summer there were cuckoos, nightingales, golden orioles, Hugh said, and eagle owls - fierce birds with orange eyes and a voice as deep as a hound’s – which the Spanish call El Gran Duque." - Brian Jackman The Sunday Times
An added dimension will be Robin’s expertise in teaching us to listen to birdsong and in the evening to music of Spanish composers. With some printed information provided for each piece of music, Robin will offer some background and guidance to the listening experience.
Bird Watching Departure Dates & Prices
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€1,850 Per person - Sharing a double room
€2,200 Per person - Individual room
The prices include 7 nights full board, wine with lunch and dinner, services of English speaking and local guides, airport transfers, transport throughout the week and entrance fees as specified. Flights not included.
Arrival & Departure Airport: Málaga
Accommodation en route: 5 nights are at Almuña and 2 nights in the palace of the Dukes of Medina Sidonia in Sanlucar de Barrameda.