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We offer a range of friendly, affordable and expertly guided birdwatching holidays both overseas and here in the UK. Based in Nottinghamshire our tours depart where possible from local airports in the Midlands. They are aimed at like-minded people with a general interest in wildlife, with all levels from beginners to experts catered for. Focussing primarily on birds, time wherever possible will also be given to watching mammals, butterflies and reptiles etc. Our tours are intended not only to offer incredible birdwatching, but also an enjoyable relaxing holiday, allowing plenty of time for prolonged good views of target birds.

 

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Availability for 2018
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Offers

  • Himalayan Bubul, Northern India 2017, Dave Read Himalayan Bubul, Northern India 2017, Dave Read
  • Crested Honey Buzzard, India 2017, Dave Read Crested Honey Buzzard, India 2017, Dave Read
  • Collared Aracari, Costa Rica 2017, Dave Read Collared Aracari, Costa Rica 2017, Dave Read
  • Violet Sabrewing, Costa Rica 2017, Dave Read Violet Sabrewing, Costa Rica 2017, Dave Read
  • Golden-hooded Tanager, Costa Rica 2017, Dave Read Golden-hooded Tanager, Costa Rica 2017, Dave Read
  • Montezuma Quail, Arizona 2016 Dave Read Montezuma Quail, Arizona 2016 Dave Read
  • Violet-crowned Hummingbird, Arizona 2016, Dave Read Violet-crowned Hummingbird, Arizona 2016, Dave Read
  • Pygmy Owl, Slovakia 2016, Dave Read Pygmy Owl, Slovakia 2016, Dave Read
  • Lammergeier, Northern Spain 2016, Dave Read Lammergeier, Northern Spain 2016, Dave Read
     


Late Availabilty
We still have limmited availability on the following upcoming tours.


MOROCCO - The Complete Circuit   Feb 2018
Morocco is both scenic and exciting and offers the richest birdlife to be found anywhere in North Africa. This tour is designed to cover all of the major habitats and important birding areas, giving us a good chance to see almost all of the region's numerous target species, many of which can be found nowhere else within the Western Palearctic. Our journey takes us from the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, where targets include Levaillant's Woodpecker, Crimson-winged Finch and Atlas Horned Lark to the Atlantic Coast where Bald Ibis and African Marsh Owl are amongst the many birds we hope to encounter. In addition we will also visit a number of Desert locations, where birds include Desert Sparrow, Pharaoh Eagle Owl, Egyptian Nightjar, Fulvous Chatterer and Greater Hoopoe-lark. While other targets include Moussier's Redstart, Black-crowned Tchagra, Double-spurred Francolin, Plain Martin, Red-rumped Wheatear, Tristram's Warbler, African Desert Warbler, Common Bulbul and House Bunting,...etc!

         

 

Extremadura & The Gredos Mountains   May 2018
Extremadura has been a favourite at Lanius for many years and was the destination of our very first tour back in 2008. To celebrate our tenth year we are offering it once again, this time however to mark our anniversary we will extend it with an overnight visit to the stunningly picturesque Sierra de Gredos. Located in the heart of rural Spain, Extremadura is without doubt one of Europe's most exceptional areas for birds and supports internationally important numbers of raptors, bustards and sandgrouse. It offers some of the country's finest and most contrasting habitats, including sun drenched steppe, rolling plains and the wooded mountain sides of Monfragüe National Park. The whole area abounds with wildlife, which is so plentiful that many of the birds can be seen exceptionally well and with little effort, making this one of the most relaxed birding tours on offer. We will be based in the beautiful and well preserved medieval town of Trujillo, just a short walk from the town's famous square and castle.

         

 

GREECE & MACEDONIA - Lake Kerkini in Spring   May 2018
This two centre tour offers some of the most diverse wildlife in Eastern Europe and while primarily focusing on birds, it will also provide an excellent array of wild flowers, reptiles, butterflies and other interesting insects. Lake Kerkini ranks as one of the best inland waters for birds in Northern Greece, if not of the whole region and is truly a birders’ paradise. Although an artificial reservoir, the shallow waters and large flooded forests attract many breeding birds, including an impressive selection of herons, egrets, spoonbills, cormorants and pelicans. Additionally, impressive mountains rise to the north of the lake and provide not only a stunning backdrop, but also several interesting passerines and raptors. First however we begin with a 3 night visit to Southern Macedonia, a beautiful and mountainous country where time still goes at a much slower pace. It is a tiny country and one which most people are not familiar with, but as a home for wildlife it is hard to find a greater richness in Europe. Indeed the fine mix of habitats will ensure a fascinating and memorable stay, while the abundance of wildlife means our days will be packed full of interest, despite the gentle pace of the tour.

         

 


 

OFFERS

Early Booking Discount
Any tour booked six months prior to departure will receive a 5% discount on the total cost of the tour. Discount will be deducted from the remaining balance not the deposit.

Loyalty Discount
For those of you who regularly travel with us, and have been on three qualifying tours, a 5% discount will be given on any fourth tour of your choice. Qualifying tours must be a duration of 5 days or longer and have featured in our scheduled tours programme.

 

 

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