During the summer last year, we got the idea to set up a hide for photographers at Finca Algaba. Several well known photographers have used this Finca to get a series of photographs of different birds in the past and we thought that a good number of different species could be observed and photographed if a photography hide was available. And so it has proven to be the case with a highly successful first season from the ‘new’ hide.
Views from the hide
There is also the possibility of accommodation on site, again please view their website for further details.
The Hide is on an estate that is contained in 50 hectares of Mediterranean forest, where you can admire splendid examples of various oak species, including cork oaks along with a variety of associated plant species.
The Finca Algaba Estate itself is a place of exceptional quality to display the different ecosystems and habitats of some of the most representative species of birds in the south of the peninsula.
The Hide itself is a spy glass house measuring a generous 5.2 x 2.1m that can be used comfortably for 4 photographers. Inside the hide there is a toilet and washbasin, also we provide heating in the winter.
The scenario combines a very close (approx. 5m) water trough / feeder for birds in the area and further away (approx. 20m) raptor perches and feeders.
This is how the hide looks
This slide show shows you some recent photo's taken from the hide
When you are interested you are able to very simply reserve the hide to do your own observation or photography. Please email.
Pieter Verheij: firstname.lastname@example.org
to find out about the availability/dates for when the hide is available. Standard prices for one session (early morning until midday) are:
1 person € 40
2 persons € 70
3 persons € 100
4 persons € 120
In case of a session with the objective to attract Raptors, these prices will be increased by € 50. The charge covers meat and/or live bait that will be provided.
To see more photographs of earlier sessions, please follow one of the links below.
Photo's taken in May 2015
Photo's taken in June 2015
Photo's taken in July 2015
Photo's taken in August 2015
Photo's taken in September 2015
Video de Booted Eagle on August 29th