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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ISLES OF SCILLY Friday, September 28, 2018 - Friday, October 5, 2018

Price: £950 single supplement £150 - Remaining Places: Last 2 Last Updated: Monday, July 16, 2018

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 Thursday, November 8, 2018 - Thursday, November 22, 2018

Price: £1650 - Remaining Places: 6 Last Updated: Sunday, July 22, 2018

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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Somerset Levels 2019 Thursday, January 3, 2019 - Sunday, January 6, 2019

Price: £395 single supplement £70 - Remaining Places: 3 Last Updated: Friday, September 21, 2018

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 SPECIALITIES & ENDEMICS Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - Thursday, January 24, 2019

Price: $3650 US Single Supplement $490 US - Remaining Places: None Last Updated: Monday, September 10, 2018

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 run the 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 Sunday, February 3, 2019 - Saturday, February 16, 2019

Price: £1950 Single Supplement £370 - Remaining Places: 4 Last Updated: Friday, September 21, 2018

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 2019 Sunday, February 24, 2019 - Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Price: $2830 US Single Supplement $490 US - Remaining Places: 6 Last Updated: Friday, September 21, 2018

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 Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - Saturday, March 30, 2019

Price: £1190 single supp. £150 - Remaining Places: None Last Updated: Wednesday, August 1, 2018

This 11 day tour 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 Sunday, April 14, 2019 - Monday, April 22, 2019

Price: £950.00 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £150 - Remaining Places: Last 2 Last Updated: Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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 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 2019 Saturday, April 27, 2019 - Saturday, May 4, 2019

Price: £950.00 - single supplement £120 - Remaining Places: 4 Last Updated: Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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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NORTHERN GREECE - LAKE KERKINI Monday, May 6, 2019 - Monday, May 13, 2019

Price: £950.00 single supplement £150 - Remaining Places: Last 2 Last Updated: Friday, September 21, 2018

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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BULGARIA - THE ESSENTIAL TOUR Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Price: £950.00 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £120 - Remaining Places: 4 Last Updated: Friday, September 21, 2018

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 2019 Friday, May 24, 2019 - Friday, May 31, 2019

Price: £950.00 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £150 - Remaining Places: 4 Last Updated: Friday, September 21, 2018

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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Andalucia Bird & Butterflies Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Price: £850.00 - Remaining Places: 4 Last Updated: Wednesday, August 1, 2018

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 in this unique 'white village'.

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Spanish Pyrenees & Picos de Europa Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - Thursday, June 20, 2019

Price: £1150.00 - single room supplement £150 - Remaining Places: Last 2 Last Updated: Friday, September 21, 2018

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 Sunday, September 1, 2019 - Sunday, September 8, 2019

Price: £950 based on two people sharing a twin/double room - single supplement £150 - Remaining Places: 8 Last Updated: Friday, September 21, 2018

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 Monday, September 9, 2019 - Monday, September 16, 2019

Price: £950 based on two people sharing a twin/double room - single supplement £150 - Remaining Places: 8 Last Updated: Friday, September 21, 2018

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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COLOMBIA - THE ANDES SPECIALITIES & ENDEMICS Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - Friday, January 24, 2020

Price: $3650 US Single Supplement $490 US - Remaining Places: 6 Last Updated: Monday, September 10, 2018

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 run the 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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GUYANA Saturday, January 25, 2020 - Sunday, February 9, 2020

Price: 5600 US dollars - Remaining Places: 8 Last Updated: Sunday, July 29, 2018

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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