SOUTHERN MOROCCO with MARSH OWL / FRANCOLIN EXT
MARCH / APRIL 2014 Join mailing list and get up to 15% off this tour
A fantastic12 day tour focusing on the specialities that this great country has to offer. From the spectacular Atlas mountains to the barren Sahara Desert and concluding on the Atlantic Coast. This trip is packed full of birds, great scenery, great food and great accommodation! Target species include: Thick-billed Lark, Tristram’s Warbler, African Desert Warbler, Crimson-winged Finch, Northern Bald Ibis and Pharaoh Eagle Owl to name just a few. Click on the Crowned Sandgrouse for more details.
CALIFORNIA – Farallon Islands, Yosemite, Bobcats / Grey Whales APRIL 2014
California has great scenery, a great climate and some great looking birds. This 10 day tour visits the Point Reyes National Seashore for shorebirds and includes a full day boat trip to the Farallon Islands for breeding Tufted Puffins and a chance of Cassin’s Auklet and Black-footed Albatross. A visit to Monterey Bay will keep any wader enthusiast happy with Surfbirds and Black Turnsones and then a finale in the fantastic Yosemite NP for gems such as Great Grey Owl and Williamson’s Sapsucker. Add to this, Bobcats and Grey Whales and this is a trip not to be missed! Click on the Tufted Puffin for more.
ITALY – Rock Partridge & Bears! MAY 2014 Join mailing list and get up to 15% off this tour
This 5 day break is focused on trying to see the endemic Marsican Brown Bear in the beautiful Abruzzo NP. However, just a short drive away is a very reliable spot to see one of the Western Palearctic’s harder species, the Rock Partridge. On one day we shall visit this area to search for this difficult bird. The rest of the tour will be spent bear watching and looking for other birds such as White-backed Woodpecker and Collared Flycatcher. Click on the Rock Partridge for more details.
FINLAND – Arctic Owl Adventure! MAY 2014 Join mailing list and get up to 15% off this tour
If owls are your thing, then this is the tour for you! This wonderful 5 night break is timed to try and find many of the most highly sought after owls of this beautiful region. We use the most experienced guides of the area with up to date information and therefore have an excellent chance to find species such as Hawk Owl, Pygmy Owl, Ural Owl and the magnificent old man of the forest, the Great Grey Owl! Of course, there are many other species that we shall also be looking for and these include: Three-toed Woodpecker, Siberian Jay and Red-flanked Bluetail. Click on the Hawk Owl for more details.
MADEIRA – Petrels & Cetaceans Special: JUNE 2014 Only 4 places remaining…
Madeira is a truly spectacular island with some very special seabirds. This tour involves three pelagic trips searching for the specialities such as Fea’s, Zino’s and Bulwer’s Petrel. The tour will also spend time searching for the terrestrial species including the two endemic land birds and a number of butterflies. Click on the White-faced Storm Petrel for a full itinerary.
UGANDA – Shoebill, African Green Broadbill, Green-breasted Pitta & Gorilla!: JULY 2014
This 12 day tour to Uganda is focused on finding the Albertine Rift Endemics, as well as the top 3 species of the country: Shoebill, African Green Broadbill and the mythical Green-breasted Pitta. Of course, there are many other mouth watering species in Uganda too and we shall certainly be looking for these also, such as Great Blue Turaco, Ross’s Turaco and Black Bee-Eater. Finally, any trip to Uganda would not be complete without seeing Gorilla or Chimpanzee too, so this is also an optional extra! Click on the Shoebill to find out more.
SPAIN: Picos de Europa – Wallcreepers, Wolves & Wildcats:
SEP 2014 Just 5 places remaining…
This five day break to a very special range of mountians in Northern Spain gives you a good chance of seeing what has to be one of the most highly prized of Alpine birds, the Wallcreeper as well as time spent looking for Wolves and Wildcats! Click on the Wallcreeper to find out more.
BRAZIL – Atlantic Forest: REGUA
SEPTEMBER 2014 Can be added to Pantanal Tour below…….
This tour is a one-base tour staying at the very comfortable Guappi Assu Bird Lodge. The beauty of this lodge is that you can see a great diversity of species, many within just a short walk from the lodge. Over 450 species have been recorded on REGUA land including species such as Giant Snipe, Shrike-like Cotinga and Spot-billed Toucanet. The lodge is actively involved in re-planting the forest and educating local school children about the fragile forest ecosystem. This is something that you will contribute to by joining this tour. Click on the Black Banded Owl to find out more.
BRAZIL – THE PANTANAL - Harpy Eagle, Jaguar & Maned Wolf:
This tour has the best chance of finding two of the most sought after predators in South America, the powerful Harpy Eagle and the mighty Jaguar! The holiday includes 4 boat trips looking for wildlife on the Pantanal and three nights in the Chapada Dos Guimaraes NP where we have an excellent chance of seing the weird and wonderful Maned Wolf as well as numerous other bird species. This really is a true South American Birding Safari! Click on the Harpy Eagle to find out more!
GHANA - LONG Birding Tour:
GHANA is a fantastic and safe country to visit with some truly amazing birds. This tour focuses on the Upper Guinea Forest Endemics as well as including a trip to the savannah areas of Mole NP famous for its elephants and then the Bolgatanga area for the wonderful Egyptian Plover. We also visit Atewa for Blue-headed Bee-Eater. Donations from this tour will aid work with the Ghana Wildlife Society to supply a much needed hide for viewing the Yellow-headed Picathartes, a bird we shall see on the tour. Click on the Chocolate-backed Kingfisherfor itinerary.
SRI LANKA – Leopards, Whales & Birds - DEC 2014
If you want the all round wildlife experience, then Sri Lanka is the place for you! This beautiful island has numerous wildlife spectacles and this itinerary covers the coast for Blue Whales & Spinner Dolphins, the forest for endemic birds and of course the famous Yala NP where we search for one of the most sought after big cats, the Leopard! Click on the Chestnut-backed Owlet to find out more