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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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: Friday, June 19, 2020

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 19, 2020 - Saturday, September 26, 2020

Price: £950.00 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £150 - Remaining Places: 6 Last Updated: Friday, June 19, 2020

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: Last 2 Last Updated: Friday, June 19, 2020

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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GAMBIA Sunday, November 15, 2020 - Sunday, November 29, 2020

Price: £1950 - Remaining Places: 5 Last Updated: Friday, June 19, 2020

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 2021 Saturday, January 2, 2021 - Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Price: £450 single supplement £70 - Remaining Places: 5 Last Updated: Friday, June 19, 2020

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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COLOMBIA - THE ANDES TOUR Friday, January 8, 2021 - Sunday, January 24, 2021

Price: $3750 US Single Supplement $490 US - Remaining Places: 4 Last Updated: Friday, June 19, 2020

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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SRI LANKA Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Price: £1950 Single Supplement £370 - Remaining Places: 6 Last Updated: Friday, June 19, 2020

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 2021 Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - Thursday, March 11, 2021

Price: £2375 single supplement £375 - Remaining Places: 4 Last Updated: Friday, June 19, 2020

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 2021 Friday, March 19, 2021 - Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Price: £1250 single supplement £150 - Remaining Places: 6 Last Updated: Friday, June 19, 2020

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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COTO DONANA & EXTREMADURA I Thursday, April 1, 2021 - Friday, April 9, 2021

Price: £950.00 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £150 - Remaining Places: 6 Last Updated: Friday, June 19, 2020

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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COTO DONANA & EXTREMADURA II Saturday, April 10, 2021 - Sunday, April 18, 2021

Price: £950.00 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £150 - Remaining Places: 4 Last Updated: Monday, July 6, 2020

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 2021 Friday, April 23, 2021 - Friday, April 30, 2021

Price: £1050.00 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £150 - Remaining Places: Last 2 Last Updated: Wednesday, July 1, 2020

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 5, 2021 - Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Price: £950.00 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £150 - Remaining Places: Last 2 Last Updated: Friday, June 19, 2020

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 Saturday, May 15, 2021 - Sunday, May 23, 2021

Price: £950.00 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £120 - Remaining Places: None Last Updated: Monday, March 16, 2020

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 Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Price: £1250 single supplement £150 - Remaining Places: 4 Last Updated: Friday, June 19, 2020

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 2021 Friday, June 4, 2021 - Friday, June 11, 2021

Price: £950.00 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £150 - Remaining Places: 6 Last Updated: Friday, June 19, 2020

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 Saturday, June 12, 2021 - Sunday, June 20, 2021

Price: £1250.00 - single room supplement £150 - Remaining Places: 6 Last Updated: Friday, June 19, 2020

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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