**Please note: This tour, originally for just Owls, will be replaced with a Reduced Cost Research Trip – to include a variety of species. Get in touch if you would like to know more**
Photograph the largest density of roosting Long eared Owls on the planet! A unique Owl Photography Tour in Northern Serbia.
Dates: 4th – 8th December 2017 (4 nights) Cost: £795
Each winter, hundreds of Long eared Owls gather across the villages and towns of Vojvodina, Northern Serbia. We visit various daytime roosts where owls gather in huge numbers; one such town regularly attracts up to 400 hundred birds – the record being 750 in one winter! Our photography trip, for just three photographers, is timed to coincide with peak owl numbers – and less leaves on the trees, allowing clear views of these stunning birds. With my Serbian contacts we will also be granted special access to higher floors of buildings – getting us on eye level with the owls! We stay in quality accommodation at the Art Garni Hotel with single rooms – situated close to one of the main owl roosts. All food, transport and transfer is included.
As the sun begins to set, the owls prepare to leave their roosts to hunt. This is one of the most exciting times as birds preen, scratch and stretch before leaving their perch. With good technique it is possible to capture photos during this period. Video is also a great option to capture this fascinating behaviour.!
Please note: I will be taking pictures myself but will be on hand to offer advice and help with specific techniques.
Our Serbian guide is fluent in English; an expert birder and naturalist who has lived his whole life in Vojvodina and works with the Bird Study and Protection Society of Serbia.
- Flights with Air Serbia are from London Heathrow to arrive in Belgrade late afternoon
- Serbia does not have a ban on smoking in public places so some smoke may be unavoidable in cafes/restaurants
This is a unique wildlife experience like none other, with more owls than you can shake a tripod at! In addition you’ll experience the world famous warm Serbian hospitality.. and fabulous food!
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 Planned Itinerary and Photography Tour Terms & Conditions
If you have any questions about the tour please Email Me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates: TBC but likely early – mid December 2017
Maximum number: 3 (3 places available)
What’s included: approx. 4 nights accommodation; all meals; vehicle transport; airport transfer; English speaking Serbian guide
Excluded: International flights, food on last day, alcholic drinks and personal services
Equipment required: lenses from 400mm – 600mm; beanbag; angle finder; optional extenders; flashgun; remote release; shorter lenses are worth taking for possible landscape photography
Insurance: You must take out adequate travel insurance
Payment: please pay the deposit via Paypal, cheque or bank transfer. You will be advised how to pay the balance – payable by the end of September.