Ukraine | Salix Nature Tours | South Ukraine Steppe and Coast

Salix is an Anglo-Ukrainian company established in 2000. We specialise in high quality birdwatching, nature and heritage tours for small groups. We design exclusive tours and holidays to meet your own interests, at your own pace: from half, one, two or even ten days, for one to six people, led by an expert local guide. Top Five Birds Dalmatian Pelican Pallas’s Gull Red-footed Falcon Paddyfield Warbler Collared Flycatcher Ethics At Terra Incognita we support tours that do good in the world. They must help to conserve the environment, support local people, and educate their guests. Here’s what Paul Goriup from …

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Mongolia | Bird Holidays Worldwide | Mongolia Tour

Bird Holidays is one of the UK’s leading birdwatching and wildlife tour operators. Established in 1991, we have many years of experience in organizing exciting trips to all corners of the globe. Mongolia is a superb birding destination, and one which conjures up visions of the past: Mongol hordes rampaging across the plains, led by the great warrior leader Genghis Khan. Even today, once away from the capital, you will get the feeling that you have stepped back in time. Mongolia, the ‘land of blue sky’, is where the great Siberian forest meets rolling steppe and the vast Gobi desert. …

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Estonia | Estonian Nature Tours | Estonia in Autumn

Although not widely discovered yet, Estonia is the ideal country for observing one of the most spectacular natural shows – massive bird migration. This smallest and northernmost Baltic country lies on the crossroads of the Eastern Atlantic migratory flyway: Estonia is locked between the Finnish Gulf, the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea and Lake Peipsi near the Russian border. Geographically the Estonian waters and coastline are stepping-stones along the flyway between breeding and wintering areas for millions of Arctic waterbirds, making birdwatching in Estonia fabulous at this time of year. Top Five Birds Common Crane White-backed Woodpecker White-tailed Eagle …

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Poland | Wildlife Poland | Premium Trip

Ground clicking of evening Great Snipe lek, mystery corking of night Capercaillie and misty bubbling of morning Black Grouse ones… Free-roaming herds of Horses and bulky Bison, Wolf in a winter wilderness, Moose in a misty marsh, Wildboar wandering over… Clumps of Lady’s Slipper Orchids, acres of Hepatica, millions of Marsh Marigolds. Marshes and forests from medieval Europe… Aquatic Warbler singing and White-backed Woodpecker pecking and Corncrake cracking – all living free and wild in own garden. Do you like it? We do; and want you to see it too. Such spots still exist on the European Plain… Not far away, in northeastern Poland. …

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Spain | Birding Teruel | The Undiscovered Region

Birding Teruel offers a complete wildlife experience in one of the most diverse regions in Spain. We are located in the Gúdar mountains, in Teruel, the southernmost province in the region of Aragón. These limestone mountains are just an hour from the coast, resulting in a mix of habitats ranging from subalpine meadows, pinewoods (with all the species of the Iberian Peninsula present), holm and Portuguese oak woods to river gorges and Mediterranean scrub. In the nearby coastal regions almond, olive and orange groves, as well as coastal marshes can be found, whereas towards West and North dry agricultural plains, …

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Spain | Birding Aragon | Birds of Aragon Region

More than 300 different species in a territory crossing migratory routes, where migrants arriving from Africa can be observed throughout the spring and summer, while in autumn and winter we are accompanied by those coming from Northern Europe. The fact that Aragon occupies the central part of the Ebro Valley, from the French border to the Sistema Iberico mountain range, means that a variety of environments can be enjoyed within 100 km, from alpine pasture lands to steppes, and from the latter to Moncayo and the mountain ranges in Teruel. Many different species of birds can be seen as a result of this diversity …

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Spain | Viajes Albur | Lagunas De Villafafila

It is in our character not to give importance to what we have. In our nearby environment we have the Lagunas de Villafáfila, which is home to 50% of the wintering waterbirds of Castilla y León. That is to say, it is the best place to observe aquatic birds of Castilla-León without a doubt. To continue highlighting its importance, say that the nearly 2000 bustards estimated are the largest population of these birds in the world. Although the common name of the lagoons is Villafáfila, it hosts lands of diverse municipalities (11 in total). It is located in a very large …

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Mongolia | Ecotours Wildlife Holidays | Snow Leopard and the amazing birds of Mongolia

After running many successful bird and wildlife holidays over the years we have discovered the possibility to design this very special tour that provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to see the to see the mythical Snow Leopard without strenuous hikes, sleeping in tents, or being exposed to the cold in the thin air at high altitudes. We undertake our tour in relative comfort, especially bearing in mind the species we are dealing with. Further to this, the holiday will provide possibilities to see some of the rare or difficult to see mammals of the region, as well as a fantastic selection of Asian …

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Bulgaria | Neophron Tours | Woodpeckers, Owls and Grouse Tour

This tour gives a great opportunity to see all the nine resident species of woodpeckers occurring in Europe, plus some elusive species of owls and grouse, staying high in the wish-list of many birders. We begin this tour exploring the Rila Mountains. This is landscape of exceptional natural beauty, boasting high peaks over 2500 m and fascinating alpine meadows dotted with glacial lakes, dense forests, spectacular rocky gorges and precipitous cliffs. On the first day of our arrival, before darkness we will check the conifer forests for Eurasian Pygmy Owl and Tengmalm’s Owl. We will spend the whole next day …

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Russia | Heritage Expeditions | Siberia’s Forgotten Coast

Combining the best of our ‘In Search of the Spoon-billed Sandpiper’ and ‘Wake of Bering’ Expeditions with new added opportunities. Siberia’s eastern coastline is undoubtedly one of the most remote and least visited regions of the globe. It is home to several groups of indigenous people, including the Itelmen, Koryak, Even and Chukchi. Fur trappers and sealers plundered the regions natural resources in the name of the Tsar in the early 17th Century. Stalin and subsequent leaders encouraged economic development in this part of the Soviet Union. Soviet towns were built, bonuses were paid to those who would immigrate and …

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