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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DORSET - AUTUMN TOUR BASED IN WAREHAM & WEYMOUTH Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Price: £950.00 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £150 - Remaining Places: None Last Updated: Monday, August 30, 2021

This exciting Late Autumn Tour takes in the beautiful landscapes along the Dorset coastline at a time when many rare and unusual birds appear during Autumn Migration

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ISLES OF SCILLY Saturday, October 16, 2021 - Saturday, October 23, 2021

Price: £995.00 - single supplement £120 - Remaining Places: Last 2 Last Updated: Sunday, August 29, 2021

This second week-long tour has been added to our program due to high demand. Both of these 7-day tours explore in depth 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 at a time when anything can turn up.

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SOMERSET LEVELS - WINTER SHORT BREAK - NEW YEAR - NEW LIST TOUR 1a Sunday, January 2, 2022 - Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Price: £480 single supplement £90 - Remaining Places: Last 2 Last Updated: Thursday, September 9, 2021

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 Thursday, January 6, 2022 - Sunday, January 9, 2022

Price: £480 single supplement £90 - Remaining Places: Last 2 Last Updated: Sunday, August 29, 2021

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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COLOMBIA - THE ANDES TOUR - NOW RUNNING IN 2023 Monday, January 10, 2022 - Friday, January 28, 2022

Price: £3250 . Single Supplement £350 - Remaining Places: 6 Last Updated: Thursday, September 9, 2021

This exciting 19-day tour of the Colombian Andes is a must for all you Tanager lovers and Hummingbird enthusiasts. This tour takes in the Regions of the Eastern, Central and Western Andes, also the Cauca River Valley and the Chocó foothills. We stay in wonderful Lodges one or two are run by the Fundación Pro-Aves, which is a non-profit environmental organization established in 1998. Its primary aims are to protects birds of conservation concern and their habitats. By joining this tour you are contributing to their conservation effort.

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SRI LANKA - 2022 - NOW OFF THE RED LIST AND AVAILABLE FOR BOOKINGS!! Thursday, February 3, 2022 - Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Price: £2050 Single Supplement £370 - Remaining Places: 6 Last Updated: Friday, September 17, 2021

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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COSTA RICA 2022 - NOW RUNNING IN 2023 Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - Thursday, March 10, 2022

Price: £2475 single supplement £375 - Remaining Places: 4 Last Updated: Thursday, September 9, 2021

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 - 500 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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MOROCCO 2022 Saturday, March 19, 2022 - Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Price: £1250 single supplement £150 - Remaining Places: None Last Updated: Monday, August 23, 2021

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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DUPONT'S LARK - SHORT BREAK Friday, April 1, 2022 - Monday, April 4, 2022

Price: £480 single supplement £90 - Remaining Places: None Last Updated: Monday, August 9, 2021

This 3 night break concentrates on an area well-known for supporting many pairs of our target species, the enigmatic DUPONT'S LARK. We visit a relatively small Natural Park where 'steppe' dominates the landscape and larks abound. From day 1 to day 4 we will make repeated attempts to catch sight of this elusive ground nesting bird and hopefully go home happy with nice memories and some superb photographs!

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COTO DONANA & EXTREMADURA I Tuesday, April 5, 2022 - Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Price: £995.00 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £150 - Remaining Places: None Last Updated: Monday, August 9, 2021

This classic Spanish trip takes in 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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Lesvos Thursday, April 28, 2022 - Thursday, May 5, 2022

Price: £1050.00 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £150 - Remaining Places: Last 2 Last Updated: Monday, August 23, 2021

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 second week of WINGSPAN'S two week visit will feature fewer waders (shorebirds) and more of the more colourful arrivals such as Bee-eaters, Rollers and Rufous Bush Robins

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BULGARIA - THE ESSENTIAL TOUR I Thursday, May 5, 2022 - Saturday, May 14, 2022

Price: £1050 - Remaining Places: None Last Updated: Monday, August 9, 2021

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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NORTHERN GREECE - LAKE KERKINI Friday, May 6, 2022 - Friday, May 13, 2022

Price: £950.00 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £150 - Remaining Places: None Last Updated: Friday, September 10, 2021

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 II Sunday, May 15, 2022 - Monday, May 23, 2022

Price: £1050.00 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £150 - Remaining Places: None Last Updated: Monday, August 9, 2021

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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EASTERN POLAND Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - Thursday, June 2, 2022

Price: £1250 single supplement £150 - Remaining Places: 4 Last Updated: Monday, August 9, 2021

A superb tour of Eastern Poland taking in the stunning Primeaval Forest of Bialowieza and the huge wetlands in the Biebrza basin. An exciting variety of mammals, birds, butterflies, dragonflies and wild flowers is on offer during this 8-night two-centre tour.

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Extremadura & Sierra de Gredos Saturday, June 4, 2022 - Saturday, June 11, 2022

Price: £1050.00 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £150 - Remaining Places: 4 Last Updated: Thursday, September 9, 2021

Join WINGSPAN on this superb, combined tour of Extremadura and the Sierra de Gredos. Extremadura is a magical little known area of Spain and it supports a wonderful array of birds, butterflies and wild flowers. The unique habitat of the 'Dehesa' and wide-open 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, Common Rock Thrush and Water Pipit to name but a few. The scenery is stunning, the contrasting landscapes and the lower temperatures give you an entirely different feel to the tour, it's like being on two different holidays!

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Spanish Pyrenees & Picos de Europa Sunday, June 12, 2022 - Monday, June 20, 2022

Price: £1250.00 - single room supplement £150 - Remaining Places: None Last Updated: Thursday, September 9, 2021

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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Spain, Tarifa - Autumn Migration 1 Thursday, September 1, 2022 - Thursday, September 8, 2022

Price: £950 based on two people sharing a twin/double room - single supplement £150 - Remaining Places: 6 Last Updated: Monday, August 9, 2021

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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THE GAMBIA Wednesday, November 16, 2022 - Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Price: £1975 - Remaining Places: 6 Last Updated: Monday, August 9, 2021

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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COTO DONANA & EXTREMADURA II Wednesday, April 19, 2023 - Thursday, April 27, 2023

Price: £1125.00 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £160 - Remaining Places: 7 Last Updated: Monday, August 9, 2021

This classic Spanish trip takes in 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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