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Birding Tour Bulgaria: Winter Birding Wonderland 2018

This tour encompasses the best of Bulgaria, and indeed eastern European birding during the winter months. While winter birding lacks the sheer diversity of the spring tour, it brings with it the vast numbers of geese and other waterfowl that make use of this small area in Eastern Europe to overwinter. High among these are large numbers of Red-breasted Geese, a globally threatened bird, along with the likes of Smew, White-headed Duck, and both Tundra and Whooper Swans. Aside from the truly impressive numbers of waterfowl, the key specials of Bulgaria and indeed, most of Europe are still on the cards and should still be seen. These are Grey-headed, Black, Syrian, and Middle-spotted Woodpeckers, Short-toed Treecreeper, Dalmatian Pelican, Pygmy Cormorant, Rough-legged and Long-legged Buzzards, Calandra Lark, Sombre Tit, Ring Ouzel, Spotted Nutcracker, and White-tailed Eagle.
Other key advantages of this tour are:
– Short traveling and a high diversity and numbers of birds.
– All of the important observation points (lakes) are relatively small and easily accessible in winter conditions.
– The highest concentration of waterbirds – around Lake Burgas (up to 230 000 geese) and Durankulak Lake (up to 250 000 geese), compared to their area.
– The brackish and freshwater lakes situated near the Black Sea Coast attract a high diversity of birds – up to 150 species for the tour.

Duration: 8 days

Limit (Group Size): 4 - 7

Date Start: February 04, 2018

Date End: February 11, 2018

Tour Start: Varna, Bulgaria

Tour End: Sofia, Bulgaria

Price: €1510 per person sharing (6 – 7 participants), €1880 per person sharing (4 – 5 participants)

Single Supplement: €125

Price includes:
All ground transport
All accommodation
Full-board – with packed lunch where necessary
English-speaking guide
Reserve entrance fees
Price excludes:
Personal insurance
Alcoholic beverages
All items of a personal nature
International flights

Polar bear © Jette Bjerregaard Kristensen

Mammal and Birding Cruise Norway: Svalbard (Spitsbergen) - Polar Bears and Seabirds 2018

Duration: 8 days
Limit (Group Size): The group sizes of cruises are a function of the capacity of the ship, so our usual small group size policy naturally can't apply here.
Date Start: June 19, 2018
Date End: June 26, 2018
Price: Variable, see Costs under tour details
Details: You arrive in the world’s northernmost town, historic Longyearbyen (previously known as “Long Year City”), deep within the Arctic Circle, and we have time to explore this small city

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Northern Hawk-Owl - Jari Peltomäki

Finland: Arctic Owls

Details: Please peruse our Birding Tour Finland: Owls, Taiga and Fjords 2018 details, but ask us if you want to custom-make it just to owls.

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Birding Tour Turkey - Marbled Duck

Birding Tour Turkey: Birding and Culture Extravaganza 2018

Duration: 20 days
Limit (Group Size): 4 - 8
Date Start: May 23, 2018
Date End: June 11, 2018
Price: €4964 sharing, assuming 6 – 8 participants, €6185 sharing, assuming 4 – 5 participants
Details: This expansive ‘Birding Tour Turkey’ adventure will cover the following fascinating areas of Turkey: Istanbul, Belgrade Forest, Oymapinar Dam, Göksu Delta, Aladaglar National Park, Sultan

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Black Grouse - Birding Tour Sweden

Birding Tour Sweden: Spring "Long Weekend" Birding Adventure 2018

Duration: 4 or 5 days
Limit (Group Size): 4 - 8
Date Start: May 06, 2018
Date End: May 09, 2018
Price: £1394 per person sharing based on 6-8 people (4 days), £1549 per person sharing based on 4-5 people (4 days), £411 additional day (5 days).
Details: Sweden’s Taiga forests and wetlands around Svartådalen make for fantastic birding in the springtime. The Black River Valley of Västmanland hosts waves of migrating birds that arrive from late Apri

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Birding Tour Spain - Iberian Chiffchaff

Birding Tour Spain: Central and Northern Spain 2018

Duration: 16 days
Limit (Group Size): 4 - 8
Date Start: April 28, 2018
Date End: May 13, 2018
Price: €4331 per person sharing, assuming 6 – 8 participants €5218 per person sharing, assuming 4 – 5 participants
Details: Next on our birding calendar is an exciting ‘Birding Tour Spain’ adventure. Spain has long been an extremely popular destination for birders, offering as it does a wide range of typical Me

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Finland for bird photography: About Finland I can tell you that we had very good opportunities to take photos. We got superb photos of species such as Western Capercaillie, Black Grouse, Hazel Grouse, Great Grey Owl, Ural Owl, Northern Hawk Owl, Pygmy-Owl, Short-eared Owl, Common Goldeneye, Whooper Swan, Common Crane, Parrot Crossbill, Red-flanked Blue-tail, Rustic Bunting, Red-breasted Merganser, Red-necked Grebe, Siberian Jay, Siberian Tit, Willow Tit, Honey-buzzard, Temminck’s Stint, Common Redshank, Baltic and Little Gulls, Eurasian Jackdaw, Hooded Crow, Arctic Tern, Common Cuckoo, Three-toed Woodpecker and Pied Flycatcher. We also take nice photos of Dotterel, Black-throated Diver, Ruff, Sedge and Icterine Warblers, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Fieldfare, Eurasian Wryneck, Common Redpoll and some other birds. We missed Terek Sandpiper (we saw it but we can’t take any photos) but another group took very good photos of it before we arrived to the place where the bird was. To me, it has been an excellent trip to take photographs, plenty of good chances. Undoubtedly it has been the best trip I have made ever in Europe from this point of view.

Luis Mario and Belen Velasco, Spain

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