Can be linked with: Europe: Budget Highlights of Eastern Europe 2022
Tour price (Per person): EUR2,245 * USD2,544 * GBP1,913 * AUD3,574
Single Supplement: EUR380 * USD431 * GBP324 * AUD605
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.
We spend our first week in Spain, long a popular birdwatching destination it its own right. Offering a wide range of Mediterranean habitats along with safe, easy and excellent birding. Many sites are in beautifully scenic settings, featuring Romanesque architecture and ancient, fortified hilltop villages to the coastal waters of the Strait of Gibraltar.
Designed to find a good diversity of birds, we concentrate on the wetlands and marshes of Doñana National Park on the Atlantic coast and the semi-arid steppes and cork-oak dehesas (a type of wooded pastureland). Some of the fabulous species we hope to see include Spanish Imperial Eagle, Great and Little Bustards, Pin-tailed and Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Spectacled Warbler and White-throated Dipper.