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UK DAY TOURS

All Year

click on the Bohemian Waxwing to find out more

With global travel severely impacted by Covid-19, we thought it would be helpful to provide a series of day trips during the coming year, led by Lance and Nick, to a selection of excellent British birding destinations. Take a look at the first of these with more to follow soon.

CYPRUS

April 2022

click on the Cyprus Warbler to find out more

Trip report on archive page

GEORGIA

April 2022

click on the Great Rosefinch to find out more

Join us in peaceful Georgia at the cross roads of Europe and Asia. Our adventure takes us from Tbilisi to the magnificent Caucasus Mountains, in search of the 'Big 5' Caucasian specialities. Witness spectacular landscapes hosting a fantastic array of resident and migratory birds. Our third tour.

NORTH PENNINES

April 2022

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Report in progress

SOUTHERN SPAIN

May 2022

click on the Lesser Kestrel to find out more

Stunning sierras, Spanish steppe and the amazing Coto Donana wetlands combine to make Andalucia in southern Spain one of Europe's best bird-watching locations. We visit in the warm, sunny days of spring when migration is in full swing. Comfortable hotels, lovely food and a bird list that is simply mouth-watering. Always a fantastic tour.

LATVIA

May 2022

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Share Phil Palmer's love of Latvia and Lithuania where forests host eight different woodpeckers plus the shy Ural Owl and splendid Western Capercaillie. Witness some supreme bird watching including the astonishing migration of wildfowl, raptors, waders and passerines as they funnel over Cape Kolka. Birdsong fills the air as Thrush Nightingales serenade us. The warmest of welcomes awaits from our friendly Baltic hosts.

NORTH UIST

June 2022

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Tour Full

NEW FOREST

June 2022

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Tour Full

GEORGIA

September 2022

click on the Pallid Harrier to find out more

A 10-day autumn tour to Georgia to witness Eurasia's premier raptor migration at the famous Batumi bottleneck. Nearby coastal sites host waders and passerines, whilst inland we traverse mountain passes, plateaus and steppe lakes, home to Caspian Snowcock, Kruper's Nuthatch, Mountain Chiffchaff, Green Warbler and Red-fronted Serin. The warmest of Georgian hospitality awaits.

KERKINI

September 2022

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Join John McLoughlin for autumn sun and a relaxing break at Lake Kerkini, where Greater Spotted Eagles watch over Greater Flamingos and Dalmatian Pelicans, their colours shimmering in the reflections of surrounding snow-capped mountains. Rock Partridge, Western Rock Nuthatch and Eurasian Eagle-owl are here, and migration is in full swing. Always a client favourite with delicious traditional meals and drinks taken on the hotel terrace.

HUNGARY

October 2022

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Join Phil Palmer for an autumn birding spectacular in Hungary. The steppe and wetlands of the Hortobágy host Red-breasted Geese, Great Bustard, Saker and many thousands of Common Cranes, whilst the wooded foothills of the Carpathians contribute 8 species of woodpecker, Eastern Imperial Eagle and both Eagle and Ural Owls. Autumn has never been never so mouth-watering!.

SPAIN IBERIAN LYNX & EAGLES

January 2023

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We travel to the sierras of southern Spain in search of the Iberian Lynx, one of the world's rarest and most beautiful wild cats. In January, Spanish Imperial Eagles and other raptors will be displaying, whilst the plains below host bustards, sandgrouse and much more. A fabulous short break escaping the British winter for a pleasant time in sunny Spain.

MOROCCO

March 2023

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Tour Full

MOROCCO

March/ April 2023

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Additional dates due to demand

Witness the awe-inspiring snow-capped Atlas Mountains and the majestic sand dunes of the Sahara Desert as we traverse the untamed and exotic Maghreb for prized endemic birds including Levaillant's Woodpecker, Moussier's Redstart, Tristram's Warbler, African Crimson-winged Finch, Desert Sparrow and much more. A Western Palaearctic must visit destination.

UZBEKISTAN

May 2023

click on the 'yellow-breasted' race of Azure Tit, to find out more

Uzbekistan hosts some of Central Asia's finest birding; we visit stunning deserts and lush hillsides for Pander's Ground-jay, White-tailed Plover, Asian Houbara, Upcher's Warbler, White-throated Robin and much more. Marvel at Great Silk Road World Heritage sites in Bukhara and Samarkand. Includes an excursion into Turkmenistan for Zarudny's Sparrow (formerly part of Desert Sparrow).

KAZAKHSTAN

May - June 2023

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Follow the Silk Road through Kazakhstan's vast landscape of steppe, desert, lakes and mountains. Magnificent scenery hosting an astonishing bird list - Black Lark, Caspian Plover, Pallas's Sandgrouse, Azure Tit, Ibisbill, Severtzov's Tit-warbler and much more.

NEW FOREST

June 2023

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A relaxing mini-break around the New Forest and surrounding areas in Dorset and Wiltshire. We search for Dartford Warbler, European Honey-buzzard, Stone Curlew, European Nightjar and Hawfinch, and visit the Great Bustard re-introduction scheme. All the British reptiles, plus several scarce butterflies and dragonflies are here - the best of British wildlife.

NEW FOREST - A HOLIDAY WITH BIRDS

July 2023

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A slowed-down adaptation of our successful tour to the New Forest and surrounding areas in Dorset and Wiltshire. Incorporates the gently-paced approach associated with our 'tilted wine-glass' brand of holidays. Will suit the less mobile as we source easier locations for all the target birds, reptiles, butterflies and dragonflies associated with the regular tour of this lovely part of southern England.

If you wish to make a provisional booking for any of the tours, please contact us.

 

 
LANCE DEGNAN
14 Fiddlers Drive, Armthorpe
DONCASTER, South Yorkshire, DN3 3TT.
Tel: 01302 835094 email: lance@birdingabroad.com
NICK WHITEHOUSE
18 Cucklington Gardens, Muscliff,
BOURNEMOUTH, Dorset, BH9 3QS.
Tel: 01202 514575 email: nick@birdingabroad.com