Free tour

Free tour to discover the birds of Retiro

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Madzguía
Quality Verified Registered on December 11, 2019

Hello everyone! I'm Rubén, official tour guide and guru of Madrid;), I'm 26 years old, I like to be called Rubens, I consider myself a "cat" (native to Madrid). I have a degree in tourism and I am half way through history and at the moment I am self-employed. I started to fall in love with the profession in 2019 thanks, in part, to my friend Aurora, but from 2020 I worked with arkeotour, which is a company that also helped me a lot, and then in 2021 I started doing the tours on my own and try. You must take into account that Madzguía has been active for a short time and many times the minimum number of attendees necessary is not reached, starting, as you well know, is not easy at all. I am a fun guy, I consider myself close to people and I love exchanging opinions with travelers, since they can bring you experiences without having traveled outside of Madrid. I have traveled a bit around Europe and that has helped me a bit to love this job, because in every corner there is always a story to tell and I think that Madrid is a perfect city to teach all kinds of routes. It is a city full of life where everyone feels at home, for me it is one of the best cities in Spain and one of the best in the world. I have experience as a local guide, but I have a lot of passion for my work and I like to teach and explain events, for me it is the ideal job. That is why I think that being able to work in my own city in something that I like as a local guide is a privilege.

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Thanks to its more than 19,000 trees, the El Retiro park is an important refuge for biodiversity. According to data from eBird, more than 150 different species of birds have been mentioned in this space, which represents almost 50% of the
bird species cited in our community so far. During this tour we will learn to differentiate some of the most common birds in urban parks and gardens thanks to their song, silhouette and/or plumage. Given the random nature of their presence, the specific observation of less common species is not guaranteed, and the observation of magpies, rock doves, house sparrows, common blackbirds and mallards, among others, is guaranteed.

Note: it is recommended to bring binoculars to carry out the route. Although it is not essential, it is also advisable to take a bird guide from Spain or Madrid.

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  • Meeting point:
    C. de Alfonso XII, s/n, 28009 Madrid,...
    C. de Alfonso XII, s/n, 28009 Madrid, Spain
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    next to the Gate of Felipe IV

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Florin 04 Sep 2023

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Travelled in family - Aug 2023
Un tour muy entretenido. Los niños se lo han pasado genial, aunque creo que es interesante para todos los publicos. ¡Ruben muy profesional y amable, contestando a todas las preguntas de los niños! ¡Muchas gracias!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 15 people.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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