Urdaibai Bird Center
Urdaibai Bird Center
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11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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  • elsa899
    Madrid, Spain1 contribution
    Urdaibai Bird Center, visita a un museo diferente
    Hace unos dias hemos visitado el Urdaibai Bird Center mediante una visita audioguiada con telefonillo y la verdad es que nos ha resultado muy interesante. Nunca creí que los pájaros iban a despertar tanto interés en el grupo de nuestros amigos, pero acabamos todos enganchados; Audiovisuales espectaculares, fotografías muy bonitas, para acabar frente a un gran mirador hacia la marisma donde vimos a través de telescopios aves de todos los colores y tamaños. No se debe olvidar la visita al mirador de arriba, con unas vistas espectaculares. En resumen un museo especial muy recomendable para descubrir la Reserva del Urdaibai.
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 27, 2013
  • Xavier P
    Barcelona, Spain2 contributions
    Un centre lucinant!! de visita a Urdabai Bird Center
    Este fin de semana en el Parc natural de Urdaibai, hemos gozado de la visita a Urdaibai Bird Center. Aunque las aves no sean nuestro fuerte, este centro nos ha sorprendido de sobremanera: el edificio,los vídeos de las aves que se pueden ver en la marisma, la torre de observación, la laguna y sobre todo el paisaje desde el gran ventanal del centro. Además esa tarde tuvimos la oportunidad de ver ante nuestros ojos al "avetoro" ave parecida a una garza que según nos explicó una guía es una de las aves más difíciles de poder ver en toda Europa.
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 11, 2013
  • berghaimar
    Muxika, Spain25 contributions
    "Precioso lugar de Urdaibai"
    Estas navidades hemos visitado un precioso lugar de Bizkaia, el Urdaibai Bird Center. Unas instalaciones modernas manteniendo la estructura de una antigua fabrica recubierta de lamas de madera forman este gran museo. Una vez dentro, audiovisuales sobre aves y naturaleza y unas explicaciones de lo más interesantes han hecho que se nos haya pasado la mañana volando. Muchas gracias por todo, volveremos seguro.
    Traveled with family
    Written January 9, 2015
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Hans B
70 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
We went to the bird center and saw tons of birds including a spoonbill, stilt, heron, egrets, and various ducks. Simply wonderful! Txepe explained all about the birds. A great place.
Written July 3, 2019
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jane l
Perth, Australia78 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Spent nearly two hours here. Excellent short video and self guided audio tour. Very informative. Great to use telescopes and binoculars. Very helpful staff.
Written June 5, 2019
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thecoaster
Bingley, UK295 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Visited here on Thursday 27th Sept. Was initially unsure whether to go in, as we are not real “bird spotters”. However, we were really please we did as both the exhibition part was really interesting/ informative, and the staff were really helpful too. They helped set up the binoculars and point them on the birds and were really helpful/ knowledgeable. Well worth a visit whether you are a bird fan or not, you will be pleased you went.
Written September 30, 2018
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Holly F
Boston, MA49 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Beautifully designed center with many playful touches. Loved the audio guided self tour which included a video, large maps of migratory patterns, several viewing stations and use of binoculars. Staff was clearly passionate about their work with migratory birds.
Written June 13, 2018
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KnotMyRealName
Chicago, Illinois or Dublin, Ireland24 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
The 5€ entry fee includes a walk-through audio-visual experience which is first-class and allows the visitor to see the centre in an informative and instructive way. No extra costs for the audio guide and the staff were as helpful as you will hope to find anywhere; an absolute treat for wildlife expert or novice.

The standard of presentation is rather unsettling because we didn’t expect anything quite so ‘polished’ or professional - a massive well done to the staff and the institutions funding it.

If you have a couple of hours (you’ll probably want to stay longer in migratory seasons) and you have any interest in wildlife (especially birds) then you MUST visit; I just wish we’d stopped there long before this trip.....we will be back, definitely.

The only minus point is that there is no cafe facility nearby - the centre has a ‘library/rest area’ with vending machines but you’ll need to bring your own lunch if visiting for a day.
Written November 8, 2017
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Chris1199
Uki, Australia83 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
The estuary of the Oka river on the north coast about an hour east of Bilboa is the location of several popular beach resorts, with excellent beaches on either side of the estuary at Mundaka, Laida and Laga. The wide sandspits protect a region of marshes which form an important stopover for migratory birds. The Urdaibai visitor centre provides an excellent range of information about these birds, including videos, and audio tour, and expert commentary of birds seen through the telescope and displayed on a large screen. A fabulous experience for a nominal price.
Written August 1, 2017
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Sal405
Exeter, UK5 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
high quality and engaging centre with English translations to maximise our understanding. Top tip for getting out of the heat of the day
Written August 7, 2016
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Romaroma
New Zealand35 contributions
Jul 2016 • Solo
I was there late in the day and so had the place more or less to myself. The descriptions and guided information are good for education, especially if you aren't familiar with birds of the area. The viewing area is terrific, lots of telescopes and binoculars available and multilanguage audio guides, all included in the modest ticket price. The staff are so knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and show you any special birds that are there that day. I really enjoyed it and wished I had longer.
Written July 12, 2016
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birminghamcorbiere
Powys, UK238 contributions
Mar 2014 • Couples
It is really worth a visit if you like marsh birds. The staff were very welcoming and helpful, and showed us how to use the various cameras and binoculars. A good way to spend 2 or 3 relaxing hours
Written April 3, 2014
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judithvb
Chichester, UK329 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Bird nature reserve with wetlands.A very informative overview of the area with some amazing photos of the local flora and fauna.
There is then time to look at the birds through powerful telescopes.
Written August 12, 2022
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