Join me on this Serbian Bird Photography Tour photographing Roller, Hoopoe, Bee-eater and much more.
2023 Dates: 31st May – 7th June
Price: £1700 per person (3 Clients Only)
“I’ve been with you to Serbia three times now Paul, and each time it just gets better. Keep up the good work!”
Alec Becconsall, Serbian Bird Tour 2019
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 beside the largest natural lake in Serbia, Lake Palic. Airport transfers are in an air conditioned mini-bus with our professional driver.
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 the Low Level Water Hides for Grey, Squacco and Night Heron and Drinking Pools for woodland birds such as Hawfinch, Red backed Shrike, Nightingale and Sparrowhawk. European Bee-eaters and Hoopoes are photographed from pop-up hides at nesting sites.
To add variety to this bird photography tour we also enjoy ‘on foot’ photography at Protected Wetland Reserves. These areas are thriving with breeding birds including Night Heron, Great Egret and Marsh Harrier. From a hide deep in the reed-beds you can capture Sedge Warbler, Savi’s Warbler and Great Reed Warbler. We also visit the habitat of the wonderful Penduline Tit that builds its hanging nest near the water’s edge. Our low level Water Hides offer close views of Purple Heron and Pygmy Cormorant, beautifully situated for both light and background.
Click the link below to see footage from the Serbia 2019 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, 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: goshawk, little owl, black woodpecker, syrian woodpecker, golden oriole, cuckoo, sand martin, bearded tit, savi’s warbler, marsh warbler, river warbler, blue-throat, marsh harrier, bittern, little bittern, long eared owl, lesser grey shrike, nightjar. Our bird count on each tour is usually around 100.
- Flights are from London Heathrow with Air Serbia, leaving early afternoon. (Please leave two 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. But it’s fun!
Serbia is developing in eco-tourism and increasingly providing 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 and food!
If you have any questions about the tour please Email Me: email@example.com
Cost: £1700 per person
Dates 2023: 31st May – 7th June
Maximum number: 3 (3 Places Available)
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 services
Equipment required: lenses from 300mm – 600mm; extenders are useful; tripod; shorter lenses are worth taking for possible landscape photography
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 around 3 months before the tour.