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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Spain, Tarifa - Autumn Migration Sunday, September 1, 2024 - Sunday, September 8, 2024

Price: £1250 based on two people sharing a twin/double room - single supplement £175 - Remaining Places: 3 Last Updated: Monday, April 1, 2024

This Tour includes a Pelagic into the Strait of Gibraltar and a visit to the Gibraltar Bird-Ringing Station (if open) and is based in a good quality hotel on the outskirts of Tarifa. This 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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CORNWALL - AUTUMN MIGRATION WEEK Thursday, September 19, 2024 - Thursday, September 26, 2024

Price: £1150 single sup. £150 - Remaining Places: Last 2 Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Autumn is a very exciting time for bird watching in Cornwall especially during September and October. You can experience an excellent week with WINGSPAN BIRD TOURS exploring the secluded valleys, the beaches and rocky shorelines, estuaries, lakes, reservoirs and rivers searching for regular migrants and hopefully finding some uncommon migrants and possibly a vagrant species or two.

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ISLES OF SCILLY Friday, September 27, 2024 - Friday, October 4, 2024

Price: £1295 no single supplement - Remaining Places: None Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2024

This superb 7-day tour takes in these unique islands situated just 28 miles off the south west coast of Cornwall, UK. Renowned for their beauty and exquisite light the islands form a mini-archipelago with some flora and fauna found nowhere else in the UK.

Bird-watchers have been drawn here for many years during the peak migration periods of April, May, September & October because under certain weather conditions unusual and rare species of birds turn up on a regular basis. Butterflies and moths too, it can be one of the most exciting places to visit when anything can turn up.

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THE GAMBIA Tuesday, November 5, 2024 - Tuesday, November 19, 2024

Price: £2350 - Remaining Places: 6 Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2024

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 including some of the most colourful species you are ever likely to see........

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SOMERSET LEVELS - WINTER SHORT BREAK - NEW YEAR - NEW LIST TOUR 1a Thursday, January 2, 2025 - Sunday, January 5, 2025

Price: £580 single supplement £90 - Remaining Places: 6 Last Updated: Friday, January 12, 2024

A winter wonderland where birds abound and miles of flat level marshland hold a multitude of species. Our guest house greets you with a glowing log fire and home cooked delicious meals after an exciting day in the field.

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DORSET - WINTER SHORT BREAK NEW YEAR - NEW LIST TOUR 1b Monday, January 6, 2025 - Thursday, January 9, 2025

Price: £520 single supplement £90 - Remaining Places: 4 Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2024

A 4-day short break in the middle of winter based in the heart of Dorset in Weymouth. Prime venues included Portland, Portland Harbour, Ferrybridge and the Fleet, RSPB Radipole Lake and Lodmoor, Wareham Forest and the Arne Peninsular

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SRI LANKA - 2025 Monday, February 3, 2025 - Sunday, February 16, 2025

Price: £2250 Single Supplement £370 - Remaining Places: 7 Last Updated: Monday, May 27, 2024

The 'Tear Drop' Of India is a magical island of beauty and diversity and holds some of the most beautiful birds on our planet. There are 34 endemic species to look for over a wide range of habitats, you will discover why wildlife enthusiasts return time and time again to this wonderful place. Join us and explore the rainforests, high plains, tea-plantation and lowland wetlands which are alive with hundreds of birds, mammals, reptiles, butterflies and plants. We hope to 240-260 species of birds, 20-25 mammals, 50+ butterflies and many reptiles.

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MOROCCO 2025 Wednesday, March 19, 2025 - Sunday, March 30, 2025

Price: £1350 single supplement £150 - Remaining Places: 7 Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2024

One extra night has been added to this tour making it a 12 day tour that has it all! The High Atlas Mountains, the stony plains and Erg Chebbi Sand Dune system of the Sahara Desert as well as the lush Sous Valley and Coastal National Parks. You will pass through some of the most scenic landscapes that you can imagine and see some wonderful bird species in the process

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Price: £850 single supplement £120 - Remaining Places: 7 Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2024

This 5 night break concentrates on an area well-known for supporting many pairs of our target species, Great and Little Bustards, Pin-tailed and Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Spanish Imperial Eagle, Griffon, Egyptian and Black Vultures, Calandra lark, Eurasian Hoopoe, and many more. An added bonus is the possibility of see up to 15 species of Orchids!

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COTO DONANA & EXTREMADURA 2025 Wednesday, April 9, 2025 - Thursday, April 17, 2025

Price: £1350.00 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £180 - Remaining Places: 6 Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2024

This classic Spanish trip encompasses two of Spain's most valuable and treasured birding areas. The marshes of Donana form a complete contrast to the mountains and wide open grassy plains of Extremadura. The corresponding bird life is both prolific and terrific in both areas.

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THE GREEK ISLAND OF LESVOS Wednesday, April 23, 2025 - Thursday, May 1, 2025

Price: £1250 single supplement £150 - Remaining Places: 7 Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Lesvos is an amazing place it is a 'birders' dream island especially during Spring Peak Migration at the end of April and the beginning of May. This colourful Aegean gem produces stunning birds in an intricately woven web of habitats, you will be amazed by the sheer number of species packed into this tiny jewel. This is an ideal time to see the more colourful arrivals such as European Bee-eaters, European Rollers, Eurasian Hoopoes, European Golden Orioles and Rufous Bush Robins.

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PORTUGAL - THE ALENTEJO AND THE ALGARVE Saturday, May 3, 2025 - Saturday, May 10, 2025

Price: £1250 single supplement £150 - Remaining Places: 8 Last Updated: Wednesday, June 5, 2024

This is a spring tour of Portugal at its best! A trip with two very contrasting halves. First we visit to open plains of the Alentejo looking for Bustards, Sandgrouse, Rollers and Larks also raptors: Harriers, Falcons, Hawks and Eagles. The second half of the trip is spent on the coast looking at waders, herons, egrets, warblers and some woodland species.

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NORTHERN GREECE - LAKE KERKINI 2025 Sunday, May 4, 2025 - Sunday, May 11, 2025

Price: £1250.00 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £160 - Remaining Places: 6 Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2024

The idyllic setting on the shores of Lake Kerkini is our base for this superb birding week. It is one of the most tranquil and aesthetically pleasing places I have ever been. The wildlife is prolific, the scenery outstanding and you will enjoy every minute of it

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BULGARIA - THE ESSENTIAL TOUR Monday, May 12, 2025 - Tuesday, May 20, 2025

Price: £1150.00 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £200 - Remaining Places: 6 Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Join us as we explore some of the most beautiful, bird-rich landscapes in Europe, we take in the Rhodopes Mountains the Black Sea Coast and the Central Balkan Mountains, these three exciting regions form the backbone of the tour. We make many exciting stops along the way to view the wonderful and valuable habitats that Bulgaria has to offer

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NORTH WALES Saturday, May 31, 2025 - Saturday, June 7, 2025

Price: £1050.00 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £200 - Remaining Places: 7 Last Updated: Thursday, May 16, 2024

Spend a week in the beautiful countryside of North Wales with this new WINGSPAN TOUR. Visit many special places and search for some superb species in the Welsh Mountains, the lush green oak woodlands, the rivers and marshes of the sl Valleys. This trip includes two full days on Anglesey where you may see Black Guillemot, Red-billed Choughs, Puffins & Peregrines.

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Spanish Pyrenees & Picos de Europa Sunday, June 8, 2025 - Monday, June 16, 2025

Price: £1350.00 - single room supplement £150 - Remaining Places: 7 Last Updated: Wednesday, June 5, 2024

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 a variety of Larks, including the 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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