Tours

Details of what is included in a typical 7-day Wingspan tour based in Gaucin, Andalucia

  • Airport transfers
  • Seven night's accommodation with breakfast, evening meal and wine.
  • Six full days of guided birding and some birding on arrival and departure days.
  • My services as guide and all transportation.
  • Picnic lunches and drinks on each day tour.
  • A "tick-list" of seasonal birds most likely to be seen in the region.

What is not included?

  • Air fares
  • Personal holiday insurance.
  • All items of a personal nature, i.e. Drinks and telephone calls.

Upcoming Tours

One Day Tours

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Somerset Levels 2018 Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - Friday, January 5, 2018

Price: £380.00 single supplement £60 - Remaining Places: None Last Updated: Sunday, October 8, 2017

The Somerset 'Levels' is the largest area of lowland wet grassland and wetland habitats in Britain covering 35,000 hectares. The ‘Levels’ comprise of a vast area of lowlands sandwiched between the Mendip and Quantock Hills and are what is left of a once wider area of flooded fenland.

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SRI LANKA Sunday, January 7, 2018 - Saturday, January 20, 2018

Price: £1850 - Remaining Places: Last 2 Last Updated: Sunday, October 8, 2017

The 'Tear Drop' of India holds a wealth of birds waiting for you to discover, we hope to see 200-250 species including 33 endemics and a good variety of mammals including Leopard!

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BULGARIA - A PHOTOGRAPHIC WORKSHOP Thursday, February 1, 2018 - Thursday, February 8, 2018

Price: 1090 euros - Remaining Places: 4 Last Updated: Thursday, January 26, 2017

Dalmatian Pelican and Griffon Vulture photography workshop - places are still available on this terrific photographic tour led by Iordan 'Dancho' Hristov of Bulgaria.

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COSTA RICA Friday, February 16, 2018 - Saturday, March 3, 2018

Price: $2730 US Single Supplement $490 US - Remaining Places: None Last Updated: Saturday, July 8, 2017

Costa Rica a bird-watcher's dream location a global hot-spot for biodiversity, where 25% of the land mass is Protected for Wildlife and where the birdlife is prolific. There can't be many places in the world where you easily list 200 species of birds in the first few days of your trip and reach a total of over 400 species during our tour. Read our latest trip reports and you will fall in love with this idyllic bird-watching holiday venue.

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Central Morocco 2018 - Early Spring Migration Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - Friday, March 30, 2018

Price: £1190.00 single room supplement £120 - Remaining Places: None Last Updated: Thursday, July 27, 2017

Morocco is a wonderful country offering idyllic surroundings for the visiting birdwatcher with an extensive range of habitats found nowhere else in the Western Palearctic. It has vast mountain ranges, hundred of miles of steppe, semi desert scrub, palm groves, coastal mudflats, marshes and of course, the desert itself. The quiet roads lead you through fantastic scenery with a tremendous variety of landscapes that are at least, stunning, and at best breathtaking.

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Andalucia 2018 - Spring breeding birds Monday, April 2, 2018 - Monday, April 9, 2018

Price: £850.00 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £120 - Remaining Places: None Last Updated: Friday, July 28, 2017

These 7 day tours are based in Gaucin, Andalucia and include:- airport transfers, seven nights accommodation plus breakfast, packed lunch and delicious home-cooked evening meals with wine. Accommodation in our comfortable apartments found at the rear of our house in Gaucin or just a few meters away at another lovely apartment. Your birding time will include six full days guided birding and two short outings on arrival and departure day - subject to flight times. These tours are competitively priced at only £750 per person based on a minimum of two people sharing a twin room, single supplement £120.

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Coto Donana & Extremadura I Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Price: £950 single supplement £120 - Remaining Places: 4 Last Updated: Sunday, October 8, 2017

What a fantastic combination, this exciting birdwatching tour joins together two of Spain's top birding areas. This 8 - night, 9 - day Tour incorporates many of the best sites in these two prolific regions giving you the opportunity to witness a variety of wildlife not seen in many other regions of Europe. You will stay fight in the heart of Coto Donana for the first four nights and spend the second part of the tour in Extremadura.

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Coto Donana & Extremadura II Thursday, April 19, 2018 - Friday, April 27, 2018

Price: £950.00 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £150 - Remaining Places: None Last Updated: Saturday, July 8, 2017

What a fantastic combination, this exciting birdwatching tour joins together two of Spain's top birding areas. This 8 - night, 9 - day Tour incorporates many of the best sites in these two prolific regions giving you the opportunity to witness a variety of wildlife not seen in many other regions of Europe. You will stay in Extremadura for the first phase and then transfer to the coast for the latter four nights, right in the heart of Coto Donana.

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Lesvos 2018 Saturday, April 28, 2018 - Saturday, May 5, 2018

Price: £875.00 - single supplement £120 - Remaining Places: None Last Updated: Thursday, July 27, 2017

This very popular tour is planned for the last few days of April and the first few days of May at a time of peak bird migration. Be quick to book as these tours fill up very early. This tour offers you a great opportunity to explore this beautiful, unspoilt island in all its glory at the height of Spring bird migration.

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Portugal Sunday, May 6, 2018 - Sunday, May 13, 2018

Price: £950 single supplement £120 - Remaining Places: 3 Last Updated: Tuesday, December 5, 2017

This is a comprehensive tour of Portugal's Algarve region taking in two very contrasting areas. The coastal natural park of the Ria Formosa consists of a huge 16,000 Hectares of salt pans, lagoons, river estuaries, pine woods, heathland scrub and provides a feeding ground for thousands of breeding birds and passing migrants. Waders, gulls, terns, spoonbills, flamingos and much more.

In complete contrast the wide open grassy plains of Alentejo provide a unique habitat where much rarer, specialised species live. There you may see Great & Little Bustards, Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Calandra Lark, Stone Curlew, Rollers, Lesser Kestrel, Black-winged Kite and Common Quail.

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Andalucia Breeding Birds 2018 Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Price: £775.00 single supplement £120 - Remaining Places: None Last Updated: Sunday, October 8, 2017

These 7 day tours are based in Gaucin, Andalucia and include:- airport transfers, seven nights accommodation plus breakfast, packed lunch and delicious home-cooked evening meals with wine. Accommodation is in our comfortable apartments found at the rear of our house in Gaucin or just a few meters away at another lovely apartment. Your birding time will include six full days guided birding and two short outings on arrival and departure day - subject to flight times. These tours are competitively priced at only £775 per person based on a minimum of two people sharing a twin room, single supplement £120.

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BULGARIA - THE ESSENTIAL TOUR Thursday, May 24, 2018 - Friday, June 1, 2018

Price: £950.00 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £120 - Remaining Places: 5 Last Updated: Sunday, October 8, 2017

This tour covers all the major bird-watching sites that Bulgaria has to offer. From mountain to marsh and from mud-flats to forest you will see some terrific scenery and an abundance of wildlife in a sparsely populated country. Quiet country roads wind their way through some breath-taking landscapes. On a typical tour you may see up to 200 species of birds including some very sought-after European goodies. Wallcreeper, Nutcraker, Levant Sparrowhawk, Ortolan Bunting, Black Headed Bunting, Semi-collared Flycatcher, Paddyfield Warbler, Pied Wheatear and Rose-coloured Starling. As well as up to 8 species of woodpecker (and Wryneck) with White-backed, Syrian, Grey-headed, Black and Middle-spotted leading the 'most-wanted' list.

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Extremadura & Sierra de Gredos 2018 Thursday, May 31, 2018 - Thursday, June 7, 2018

Price: £950.00 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £150 - Remaining Places: Last 2 Last Updated: Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Join WINGSPAN on this superb, combined tour of Extremadura and the Sierra de Gredos. Extremadura is a magical area of little known Spain and it supports a wonderful array of birds, butterflies and wild flowers. The unique habitat of 'Dehesa' and grasslands of Extremadura are a must-see region during the spring time. In complete contrast the wild peaks of the Gredos mountains offer you the opportunity to see a completely different set of species. Bluethroat, Ortolan Bunting, Citril Finch, Rock Thrush and Water Pipit to name but a few. The scenery is stunning, the contrasting landscapes and the lower temperature give you an entirely different feel to the tour, it's like being two different holidays!

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Spanish Pyrenees & Picos de Europa Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Price: £1150.00 - single room supplement £150 - Remaining Places: None Last Updated: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

This triple destination tour gives you the opportunity to see a wide variety of speices and to admire some vastly contrasting landscapes. The pseudo-steppe around Belchite is one of the best areas in Spain to locate Dupont’s Lark, we start the tour in this area before moving higher up to the Pyrenees. Wallcreeper, Lammergeier, Citril Finch, Rock Thrush and Ring Ouzel are some of the target species. The smaller area of The Picos de Europa provides you with opportunity to see Snow Finch, Alpine Accentor, Middle Spotted and Black Woodpeckers as well as a host of other species.

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Andalucia Bird & Butterflies - Short Break Friday, July 6, 2018 - Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Price: £550, no single supplement - Remaining Places: 4 Last Updated: Sunday, July 9, 2017

Join us in the summer Spanish Sunshine for an exciting and enjoyable short-break, see a large number of colourful butterflies and a great selection of birds in some of the most wonderful landscapes that you can find in the whole of Europe.

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Spain, Tarifa - Autumn Migration 1 Saturday, September 1, 2018 - Saturday, September 8, 2018

Price: £950 based on two people sharing a twin/double room - single supplement £150 - Remaining Places: 4 Last Updated: Tuesday, December 5, 2017

This Tour includes a Pelagic into the Strait of Gibraltar and a visit to the Gibraltar Bird-Ringing Station and is based in a good quality hotel on the out-skirts of Tarifa. Tthis exciting tour gives you the opportunity to see migration at its very best. You are based beneath the centre of the busiest Migration Fly-way in the whole of Europe. Tens of thousands of migrating birds-of-prey drift over everyday during this peak migration period.

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Spain, Tarifa - Autumn Migration 2 Sunday, September 9, 2018 - Sunday, September 16, 2018

Price: £950 based on two people sharing a twin/double room - single supplement £150 - Remaining Places: 6 Last Updated: Tuesday, November 7, 2017

This second Migration Tour also includes a Pelagic into the Strait of Gibraltar and a visit to the Gibraltar Bird-Ringing Station and is based in a good quality hotel on the out-skirts of Tarifa. This exciting tour gives you the opportunity to the migration whist it is still in full flow. You are based beneath the centre of the busiest Migration Fly-way in the whole of Europe. Whilst the peak of the Honey Buzzard migration period may have passed you will still see thousands of migrating birds-of-prey and many passerines.

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GAMBIA Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Price: £1650 - Remaining Places: 6 Last Updated: Saturday, October 7, 2017

The Gambia is an exciting venue and an ideal country to begin your African Bird-watching. This tiny West African country offers some superb birding in a relatively small area, so travelling is kept to a minimum. Gambia offers you the opportunity to see over 300 species with some of the most colourful species you are ever likely to see................

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GUYANA Friday, January 25, 2019 - Saturday, February 9, 2019

Price: 5600 US dollars - Remaining Places: 8 Last Updated: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Up until now Guyana has surrendered up a wealth of wildlife, researchers have so far listed some 225 species of mammals, 810 species of birds, 300 reptiles and amphibians and an enormous total of plants.

On a typical 16-day Wingspan Tour you can expect to discover many of these species for yourself, recent tours uncovered the likes of jaguar, capybara, green anaconda, giant anteater, giant otter, tapir, red-rumped agouti, collared peccary, red howler monkey, black spider monkey, two and three-toed sloth, black & spectacled caiman. Bird-life is prolific with Harpy Eagle, Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock, Blood-coloured Woodpecker, Rufous Crab Hawk, topping a superb list of some 400 species of birds.

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