Tarifa, the southernmost town in continental Europe, very close to Africa, has also a special place to watch the strait of Gibraltar.
Tarifa Island, an island connected artificially to the continent and an observatory in the southernmost tip. From here, we participate in the coordinated monitoring project made simultaneously all over the Iberian Peninsula: RAM.
Volunteers counting seabirds. We collaborate with the association Vida Silvestre Ibérica, making this counting’s every first Saturday of each month.
From here, we can enjoy seabirds migration and watch many of the species that cross the strait in this connecting spot, between the Mediterranean and Atlantic seas.
Balearic Shearwater, Scopoli’s and Boreal Shearwater, Gannet, Puffin, Razorbill, Great Skua, Pomarin Skua, Parasitic Skua, many types of Gulls, terns, waders, but also raptors and passerines in their migrations, can be observed from this special watch point.
You can see the results of the counting’s in Trektellen Isla de Tarifa.