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.
SLOVAKIA - Owls & Woodpeckers
Slovakia is among the longest established birdwatching destinations in Eastern Europe, however in recent times few tours have visited this beautiful country. The extensive Carpathian Mountains offer a fascinating range of birds, while further east we will visit areas of steppe and little known wetlands. It is perhaps best known for its woodpeckers, owls and raptors. All ten species of European woodpeckers have populations over 1000 pairs. Amongst the owls Pygmy, Tengmalm´s, Ural and Eagle Owl all breed in good numbers. Raptors include an ever increasing population of Imperial Eagle, while Lesser Spotted and White-tailed Eagles are also frequently observed. Other highlight may include Pygmy Cormorant, Saker, Black and Hazel Grouse, Nutcracker, Corncrake, Barred and River Warblers, Lesser Grey Shrike, Common Rosefinch and Citrine Wagtail.
ARIZONA - Birding the Wild West
Arizona is a must for any birder with an interest in the birds of North America, as it is home to many species found nowhere else in the US. We begin close to the Mexican border where targets include Common Black Hawk, Montezuma Quail, Whiskered Screech-owl, Arizona Woodpecker, Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher, Mexican Jay, Mexican Chickadee, Painted Redstart, Varied Bunting and the exotic looking Elegant Trogon. Moving north we visit the White Mountains, where the likes of Clarke's Nutcracker, Pinyon Jay, American Dipper, Williamson's Sapsucker and the distinctive Lewis's Woodpecker await us. Finally we finish at the Grand Canyon, one of the greatest spectacles on earth and it is here we hope to find the re-introduced Californian Condor. Arizona is also famous within the US for its hummingbirds with up to 15 species recorded in some years.
Lanius Bird Tours are pleased to be supporting BirdLife Cyprus during 2016, with a cash donation for every member who travels with us on our CYPRUS - Spring Migration tour, and a further £100 donation if the tour becomes fully booked. All money raised will go directly to BirdLife Cyprus to help support them in the vital
work they perform on the island. For more information about the work carried out by BirdLife Cyprus click on their logo, or for details about the tour click here.
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.
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.