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Here you will find details of our programme of birdwatching tours which we hope will be of interest. We have tried to make our website as clear and as easy to navigate around as possible, with all the information you will need about each tour available on the relevant page.
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Georgia Raptor Spectacle.
6 - 13 September 2014
Paul French spent some time last September immersed in the amazing migration of raptors and other birds along Georgia’s Black Sea coast at Batumi and is very excited about this new tour. Every autumn over one million raptors funnel through the narrow strip bewteen the coast and the Lesser Caucasus mountains filling the skies with huge flocks of many species including Honey and Steppe Buzzards, Booted, Steppe and Lesser Spotted Eagles, Levant Sparrowhawk, and Marsh, Pallid, and Montagu’s Harriers. In addition there are lots of exciting passerines migrants to search for, and we also travel to the mountains and an accessible site for Caspian Snowcock (below).
Argentina: Wildlife Safari
23 August - 9 September 2014
Although we have been running birding tours to Argentina for many years, this exciting new tour focuses on much of the other fascinating wildlife to be found there, not least its variety of mammals, although of course there will be plenty of birds along the way. Our tour concentrates on the north of the country where the towering peaks of the Andes and the rivers flowing from them down to the lowlands create complex and highly specialised habitats.
We’ll explore the magnificent Ibera wetlands, the forests of the Chaco lowlands, and the wild areas of the Andean foothills to look for the wealth of wildlife that lives there, such as the exotic James’s Flamingo (above). Many of the creatures we’ll encounter will be endemic to the region and the list of potential species for the tour ranges from Andean Deer and Andean Condor to tiny hummingbirds and bats. We’ll even have chances of seeing the shy Tapir, the extraordinary Giant Anteater and the enigmatic Puma (below).
20 - 28 July 2014
The Canary Islands are in a remarkable location in terms of biodiversity. Indeed, their sub-tropical climate and volcanic origins have, over millions of years, given rise to the evolution of a remarkably wide range of endemic fauna and flora.
Dense clouds often shroud the precipitous slopes and peaks of the central and western islands. These are created by the trade winds bringing in moisture-laden air and have allowed for the establishment, diversification and survival of ancient evergreen laurel forests - the laurisilva – which are so special to these islands and which come complete with a unique suite of birds and insects in particular.
In contrast, the eastern islands closest to Africa are much drier with desert-like habitats. During the tour we’ll visit both sides of the archipelago to seek out the still rich and relatively well preserved bird life present on the islands. In addition, given the high quality but low variety of birds generally present, we’ll have plenty of time to also look at the commoner reptiles, butterflies and some of the flora and other fauna as we travel. Photos: Blue Chaffinch and Canary Island Stonechat.