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 2020 Thursday, January 2, 2020 - Sunday, January 5, 2020

Price: £450 single supplement £70 - Remaining Places: 4 Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2019

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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SRI LANKA Monday, February 3, 2020 - Sunday, February 16, 2020

Price: £1950 Single Supplement £370 - Remaining Places: Last 2 Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2019

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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COSTA RICA 2020 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Price: £2250 Single Supplement £375 - Remaining Places: None Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2019

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 2020 Thursday, March 19, 2020 - Monday, March 30, 2020

Price: £1250 single supplement £150 - Remaining Places: 5 Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2019

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 Monday, April 6, 2020 - Friday, April 10, 2020

Price: £580 per person sharing a twin/double room - single supplement £80 - Remaining Places: Last 2 Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2019

This 5 day tour will seek out the very elusive Dupont's Lark in an area north-west of Madrid at a time when the 'larks' are in full breeding mode. Over 100 other species may be encountered as we visit the Sierra de Guadarrama , the Steppe of the Rio Jarama and El Pardo country park.

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Coto Donana & Extremadura I Saturday, April 11, 2020 - Sunday, April 19, 2020

Price: £950 single supplement £130 - Remaining Places: None Last Updated: Wednesday, October 9, 2019

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 right 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 Monday, April 20, 2020 - Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Price: £950.00 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £150 - Remaining Places: 4 Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2019

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 the heart of Coto Donana near the coast for the first phase and then transfer to the plains of Extremadura for the latter four nights.

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Lesvos 2020 Saturday, May 2, 2020 - Saturday, May 9, 2020

Price: £950.00 - single supplement £120 - Remaining Places: Last 2 Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2019

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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NORTHERN GREECE - LAKE KERKINI Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Price: £950.00 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £150 - Remaining Places: 4 Last Updated: Wednesday, October 9, 2019

This is the first of two tours for 2020 based in Northern Greece. The tour was added to the WINGSPAN programme in 2018 and is proving to be very popular, it is based at a good quality hotel for 7 nights on the shores of Lake Kerkini in Northern Greece.

The variety of birds, butterflies and wildflowers is amazing you can expect to see up to 150 species of birds (over 300 have been recorded there) and dozens of the 150 butterflies that have been recorded. Wild flowers abound giving colour to an incredibly diverse and scenic area.

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BULGARIA - THE ESSENTIAL TOUR Thursday, May 14, 2020 - Friday, May 22, 2020

Price: £950.00 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £120 - Remaining Places: 4 Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2019

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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NORTHERN GREECE - LAKE KERKINI Thursday, May 14, 2020 - Thursday, May 21, 2020

Price: £950.00 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £150 - Remaining Places: None Last Updated: Wednesday, October 9, 2019

This new and exciting 8 day trip is proving to be very popular since its recent introduction to the WINGSPAN programme, it is based at a good quality hotel for 7 nights on the shores of Lake Kerkini in Northern Greece.

The variety of birds, butterflies and wildflowers is amazing you can expect to see up to 150 species of birds (over 300 have been recorded there) and dozens of the 150 butterflies that have been recorded. Wild flowers abound giving colour to an incredibly beautiful landscape.

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EASTERN POLAND Saturday, May 23, 2020 - Sunday, May 31, 2020

Price: £1250 single supplement £150 - Remaining Places: Last 2 Last Updated: Wednesday, October 9, 2019

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 2020 Monday, June 1, 2020 - Monday, June 8, 2020

Price: £950.00 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £150 - Remaining Places: 6 Last Updated: Wednesday, October 9, 2019

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 Friday, June 12, 2020 - Saturday, June 20, 2020

Price: £1250.00 - single room supplement £150 - Remaining Places: 6 Last Updated: Wednesday, October 9, 2019

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 Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Price: £950 based on two people sharing a twin/double room - single supplement £150 - Remaining Places: 6 Last Updated: Wednesday, October 9, 2019

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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Dorset - Autumn Tour based in Weymouth Saturday, September 26, 2020 - Saturday, October 3, 2020

Price: £950.00 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £150 - Remaining Places: 6 Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2019

This exciting 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 Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Price: £995 no single supplement - Remaining Places: 6 Last Updated: Tuesday, November 5, 2019

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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COLOMBIA - THE ANDES TOUR Sunday, January 10, 2021 - Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Price: $3750 US Single Supplement $490 US - Remaining Places: 6 Last Updated: Wednesday, October 9, 2019

This exciting 17-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 ProAves, which is a nonprofit 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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COSTA RICA 2021 Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - Thursday, March 11, 2021

Price: £2375 single supplement £375 - Remaining Places: 8 Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2019

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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Lesvos 2021 - 1 Friday, April 23, 2021 - Friday, April 30, 2021

Price: £1050.00 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £150 - Remaining Places: 6 Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2019

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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Lesvos 2021 - 2 Saturday, May 1, 2021 - Saturday, May 8, 2021

Price: £1050.00 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £150 - Remaining Places: None Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2019

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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