Join me on this Serbian Bird Photography Tour: A full week photographing colourful Birds of the Balkans.
Date: 12th – 19th May 2018 Cost: £1400 (2 Places Available)
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 unique images with different backgrounds and perch set ups. 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!
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There will be 6 days of photography with around 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 will spend time in the perfectly situated tower hide photographing Red footed Falcon, Common Kestrel and European Roller. Other photo sessions include a low level hide for herons and egrets and a drinking pool for woodland birds.
Vibrant Bee-eater and Hoopoe are photographed from pop-up hides. We also visit Protected Nature Reserves thriving with breeding birds and a large Pygmy Cormorant colony. Likely species include Great Reed Warbler, Night Heron, Great Egret, Marsh harrier and Bearded tit. In addition, a private boat trip allows us to capture herons and egrets from a unique perspective between the reedbeds!
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: goshawk, sparrowhawk, little owl, black woodpecker, syrian woodpecker, golden oriole, cuckoo, sand martin, bearded tit, marsh harrier, little bittern, penduline tit
- Flights are from Luton to arrive in Belgrade at midnight; an overnight stop over before travelling to the 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 warm Serbian hospitality.
If you have any questions about the tour please Email Me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 12th-19th May 2018
Maximum number: 4 (2 Places available)
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.
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.