Can be linked with: Europe: Budget Highlights of Eastern Europe 2022
Tour price (Per person): EUR2,745 * USD3,196 * GBP2,322 * AUD4,282
Single Supplement: EUR290 * USD338 * GBP245 * AUD452
Few countries in Europe have especially large birding lists, with many of the sought after species being found at opposite ends of the continent. No single trip could provide an all-encompassing overview of the best of what Europe has to offer, until now. Our new Highlights of Europe tour takes us to 4 countries, from Mediterranean Spain in the south and Finland in the Arctic north to Poland and Bulgaria in the east. This tour can be taken as a single three and half week tour de force of Europe’s avifauna, or in shorter bite sized chunks.
Our last week of the tour will see us heading to Siberian taiga forests of central Finland. We begin our birding in Oulu, searching for numerous breeding owls such as Great Grey, Ural, Northern Hawk, Boreal, Eurasian Pygmy and Short-eared Owls. We can also expect great sightings of Hen Harrier, striking Whinchat, Common Crane, European Elk and Horned Grebe. Moving on to Kuusamo we can expect a number of encounters with a veritable feast of eastern specialities, including Siberian Jay, Grey-headed Chickadee, Parrot Crossbill, breeding Red-flanked Bluetail, Little and Rustic Buntings, Bohemian Waxwing, Black and Eurasian Three-toed Woodpeckers, Hazel Grouse, Western Capercaillie, Willow Ptarmigan and Red-necked Grebe.