Bird Photography Tour: Serbia 2018

Join me on this Serbian Bird Photography Tour: A full week photographing colourful Birds of the Balkans using established Photo Hides.

Date: 12th – 19th May 2018 Cost: £1400 (**Only 1 Place Left**)

Book this Serbian Bird Photography Tour and capture fresh images of iconic birds such as Bee-eater, Roller and Red footed Falcon! This Baltic land-locked country is packed full of bird-life. Relatively undiscovered by photographers, the carefully situated photo hides offer stunning images with colourful natural backgrounds. This Tour includes a very high standard of accommodation at the luxurious 4 star Hotel Galleria – the perfect place to recover from the early morning starts!

View a Detailed Itinerary (PDF)

There will be 6 days of photography with up to 8 hide sessions – early mornings and evenings. Many of the hides are one-way glass offering a wide uninterrupted perspective; it really does make a difference when waiting for birds to arrive on perches or trying to capture those difficult flight shots. We spend time in the well established Tower Hide photographing Red footed Falcon, Common Kestrel and European Roller. Other photo sessions include Low Level Hides for herons and egrets and a Drinking Pool for woodland birds including Hawfinch and Sparrowhawk.

Vibrant Bee-eaters and Hoopoes are photographed from pop-up hides at nesting sites. We also visit a Protected Nature Reserve thriving with breeding birds and a large Pygmy Cormorant colony; other likely species include Great Reed Warbler, Night Heron, Great Egret, Marsh harrier and Bearded tit. In addition, we take a Private Boat Trip through the reed-beds allows us to capture herons and egrets from a unique perspective!

Target birds include: red footed falcon, common kestrel, roller, bee-eater, hoopoe, grey heron, night heron, squacco heron, purple heron, little egret, great egret, pygmy cormorant, common cormorant, hawfinch, nightingale, red backed shrike, song thrush, tree pipit, greater spotted woodpecker, sparrowhawk, blackcap, jay, turtle dove, great reed warbler

Other possible species: Other possible species: goshawk, sparrowhawk, little owl, black woodpecker, syrian woodpecker, golden oriole, cuckoo, sand martin, bearded tit, marsh harrier, little bittern, penduline tit

Useful Information:

  • Flights are from Luton to arrive in Belgrade at midnight; an overnight stop over before travelling north (afternoon flights can be taken from Heathrow)
  • A reasonable level of fitness is required: temperatures can be around 30 degrees. The tower hide is even hotter (and requires climbing a ladder to enter). Therefore hide sessions will be in the cooler hours of early morning and evening. There is very little walking involved during the tour.
  • Please note, we will be driving on some country and woodland tracks which can be bumpy in nature.
  • There will be at least half a day to relax and explore the town of Subotica

Serbia is developing in eco-tourism and is keen to provide quality hides for bird photographers. This is an opportunity to be part of something fresh and new, not to mention experiencing the world famous Serbian hospitality!

Booking

To book, please complete the Photography Tour Booking Form and pay a deposit via paypal below or cheque.  It is also important that you read the Photography Tour Terms & Conditions and the Detailed Itinerary

If you have any questions about the tour please Email Me:  paul@naturephotographycourses.co.uk

Cost: £1400 per person. (Discount applied for couples sharing)
Date: 12th-19th May 2018
Maximum number: 4 (1 Place Remaining)
What’s included: 7 nights single en suite accommodation; breakfast and lunch; vehicle transport; airport transfers; use of hides; guides, private boat trip at protected area
Excluded: International flights, evening meals, alcoholic drinks and personal services
Equipment required: lenses from 300mm – 600mm; extenders; tripod; shorter lenses are worth taking for possible landscape photography.
Deposit: £150
Insurance: You must take out adequate travel insurance

Payment: please pay the deposit via Paypal below, cheque or bank transfer. You will be advised how to pay the balance – payable by the end of February 2018.





Serbia Wildlife Tour May 2018





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