Bird Photography Tour Serbia

Join me on this Serbian Bird Photography Tour photographing Roller, Hoopoe, Bee-eater, Red footed Falcon and more!

 

2024 Dates:

**1st – 8th June FULLY BOOKED **

2024 Price: £1800 (£1650 Room Sharing)  Maximum Number: 4

2025 Dates: Circa 1st – 8th June

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“Fantastic! I wholeheartedly recommend it to others looking for a wonderful trip with many opportunities to learn from a great wildlife photographer and to capture intimate photos of birds. Paul happily and readily provided instruction and tips as appropriate. I learned a lot! We enjoyed very good food and very nice accommodation — Paul’s experience and organization again shown through. ” 

Mike Pittman & Karen Lake, Serbian Bird Tour June 2023

Book this Serbian Bird Photography Tour and capture fresh images of Bee-eater, Roller and Hoopoe! This Balkan land-locked country is packed full of bird-life. Relatively undiscovered by photographers, the carefully situated photo hides offer stunning images with colourful natural backdrops. This Tour includes tranquil accommodation close to a lake . Airport transfers are in an air conditioned mini-bus with our professional driver.

View the Planned Itinerary for May (PDF)

There will be 6 days of photography consisting of 12 photo sessions. Some of our 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 our established Tower Hide photographing Red footed Falcon, European Roller and Common Kestrel. Other photo sessions include Low Level Water Hides for Squacco Heron, Purple Heron and Black winged Stilt and Drinking Pools for woodland birds such as Hawfinch, Red backed Shrike, Nightingale and Sparrowhawk.

 

 

Read the 2023 Trip Report with More Images

European Bee-eaters and Hoopoes are photographed from pop-up hides at nesting sites where we may also see Cuckoo. To add variety to this bird photography tour we also enjoy ‘in the field’ photography at Protected Wetland Reserves. These areas are thriving with breeding birds including Night Heron, Pygmy Cormorant, Bearded Tit, Whiskered Tern and Marsh Harrier. Here we regularly capture Sedge Warbler and Great Reed Warbler – if lucky we may see Savi’s and Moustached Warbler. We also visit the habitat of the wonderful Penduline Tit that builds its hanging nest near the water’s edge.

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Click the link below to see footage from the Serbia 2023 Photo Tour

Target birds include: Red footed Falcon, Common Kestrel, European Roller, European Bee-eater, Hoopoe, Grey Heron, Night Heron, Squacco Heron, Purple Heron, Little egret, Great egret, Pygmy cormorant, Common Cormorant, Whiskered Tern, Marsh Harrier, Hawfinch, Nightingale, Red backed Shrike, Song Thrush, Tree Pipit, Greater spotted Woodpecker, Sparrowhawk, Blackcap, Jay, Turtle Dove, Great reed Warbler, Penduline tit.

Other possible species: Other possible species: white stork; little owl, syrian woodpecker, golden oriole, cuckoo, sand martin, bearded tit, savi’s warbler, marsh warbler, river warbler, blue-throat, bittern, little bittern, long eared owl, lesser grey shrike, nightjar, goshawk, black woodpecker. Our bird count on each tour often reaches 80.


Useful Information:

  • Recommended Flights are from London Heathrow to Belgrade, with Air Serbia, leaving early afternoon. (Please leave three days either side of dates for possible flight changes).
  • A reasonable level of fitness is required: temperatures can be around 30 degrees. The tower hide can be even hotter (and requires climbing a ladder to enter). Therefore hide sessions are usually in the cooler hours of early morning and late afternoon / 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.

Serbia is developing in eco-tourism and increasingly providing quality tours for nature lovers and photographers. This is an opportunity to enjoy a new experience in a little-known country, not to mention experiencing the world famous Serbian food!


Booking

To book, Contact Me to be sent a Booking Form and Payment Details. It is also important that you read the Photography Tour Terms & Conditions and the Planned Itinerary

 Email Me:  paul@naturephotographycourses.co.uk

Cost: £1800 (£1650 p.p for Room Sharing)
2024 Dates: 1st – 8th June
**(FULLY BOOKED)**
Maximum number: 4
What’s included: 7 nights single en-suite accommodation; all meals; vehicle transport; airport transfers; use of photo hides; English speaking guides, access to protected reserves
Excluded: International flights, alcoholic drinks, extra drinks & snacks and personal items
Equipment required: lenses from 300mm – 600mm; tripod; extenders are useful; shorter lenses for possible scenic photography
Deposit: £300
Insurance: You must take out adequate travel insurance
Payment: A deposit can be paid via preferred Bank Transfer, Cheque or Paypal. You will be advised how to pay the balance – payable 10 weeks before the tour. Please ask if you would like a Payment Plan

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