Une excellente manière de découvrir le monde qui nous entoure et sa faune de manière détendue et accueillante est de voyager avec des guides expérimentés et bien informés. En proposant différentes escapades d’un week-end et excursions à la journée vers des destinations intéressantes pour observer la faune, mais en privilégiant la facilité d’accès, les excursions Birding Vacation sont conçues pour satisfaire tout le monde, des ornithologues débutants aux naturalistes expérimentés. Les groupes sont de petite taille, ce qui permet de vivre une expérience plus intime au contact de la nature. Profitez de la présence d’ équipements SWAROVSKI OPTIK de qualité, tout en découvrant et en appréciant votre environnement.
Best time to travel: Sep–Mar Expected number of bird species (20 days): 400+. Pace: Intense Physical difficulty: Relaxed Climate: Moderate mornings and warmer afternoons (12–30°C) are the order of the day; cooler in the mountains.
Best time to travel: Oct–Apr Expected number of bird species in 6 days: 120-150. Pace: Relaxed Physical difficulty: Relaxed Climate: warm (21–30°C) and humid throughout, cooler in the mountains.
Best time to travel: May–Aug Expected number of bird species (10 days): 180-195. Pace: Moderate Physical difficulty: Moderate Climate: warm (16–32°C) and dry, cooler overnight.
Best time to travel: Mar–Apr Expected number of bird species (9 days): 160-170. Pace: Relaxed Physical difficulty: Relaxed Climate: Cool mornings and warmer spring afternoons (8–22°C) are the order of the day as spring shifts to summer in Spain.
Expected number of bird species (15 days): 380-450 (more with the 8-day extension). Pace: Moderate Physical difficulty: Relaxed Climate: warm (20–30°C) and humid in the north, cool (8–22°C) and crisp in the far south.
Best time to travel: Nov–Mar Expected number of bird species in two weeks: 400-450. Pace: Moderate Physical difficulty: Moderate Climate: warm (20–30°C) and humid in the south, cool (8–22°C) and crisp in the northern mountains
South Africa is a spectacularly beautiful country that is rich in wildlife. In the southwest there are two unique habitats: the stark heath-like fynbos and the expansive semi-desert Karoo. You should seek out many endemics, including rockjumpers and sugarbirds. In the northeast, South Africa metamorphoses into golden-green grasslands and tropical savanna and species diversity increases dramatically. Spectacular species include a host of bee-eaters, hornbills, kingfishers, barbets, and sunbirds. Of course, while you will see a ton of birds, other spectacular wildlife will never be far away, and you can hope to net the Big-5 among the 40-50 odd mammal species seen
If a visit to Jamaica sounds like an excellent vacation, that's because it is! Besides beautiful beaches, lovely food (think jerk chicken) and a fantastic culture, you will be able to explore the island looking for some exceptional wildlife. The gardens will host a variety of birds including spectacular endemics like streamertails, Jamaican Mango, Crested Quail-Dove, Jamaican Owl, Arrowhead Warbler, Yellow and Black-billed Parrots, and odd, solitary Jamaican Blackbird. The stars of the show are often the delightful Jamaican Tody, or even the tree-stump mimic, Northern Potoo. Caribbean birding at its finest awaits you in Reggae-loving Jamaica.
Arizona is well and truly on the beaten track; out-of-state and foreign birders and photographers alike have been streaming into the state for decades. For good reason! The southeastern corner of the state offers a delectable set of enticing birds, many of which reach their northern limits here. Treats like Elegant Trogon, Spotted and Elf Owls, Montezuma Quail, Red-faced Warbler, and Five-striped Sparrow are hard to resist. Photographers will enjoy the cooperative nature of most of the birds mentioned above. And finally, Phainopepla and Olive Warbler are likely to provide entirely new bird families for many. And who can resist a roadrunner? Beep-beep!
Non-European birders often ask “If I take one trip to Europe where should that be?” You cannot go wrong with Spain! This Iberian nation is steeped in fascinating history, with ancient Roman, Gothic and Islamic pre-hispanic cultures and a unified Spain dating back to the early 1500s. We recommend to first visit Extremadura, frequently designated one of Europe’s finest birding areas. Your timing is strategic as this is when the hulking male Great Bustards perform their extraordinary displays on the plains. You should also target Spanish Imperial Eagle at Monfragüe. Next, explore Doñana, one of Spain’s most famous parks, where a mosaic of habitats provides some of Andalucía’s longest bird lists, including the endangered White-headed Duck, flocks of Greater Flamingoes, Red-knobbed Coot, the rare Marbled Duck, Audouin’s Gull, Iberian Magpie (formerly Azure-winged), and Pin-tailed Sandgrouse.
Australia is a massive draw to birders and photographers alike, as not only does it offer hundreds of new birds for first time visitors to the continent, it is also characterized by easy birding and photography. Targeting some rare species as well as many common spectacular Australian endemics, many photo opportunities are sure to arise, whether it be seabirds on the Great Barrier Reef, or tame wild parrots and bowerbirds at O’ Reilly’s to a variety of stunning fairywrens peppered throughout the trip. And let’s not forget kangaroos and wallabies, platypus, koala or echidna.
Thailand is undoubtedly one of Asia’s most exciting birding destinations. Located at the crossroads of Southeast Asia, Thailand has exceptionally high bird diversity. Home to many colorful resident species which share their habitats with healthy numbers of Palearctic and Himalayan migrants. Combined with legendary Thai hospitality, some of the finest cuisine in the Orient, and high-quality accommodation, it is no surprise that this is one of Asia’s most popular destinations for birders and naturalists. Explore the national parks of south, central, and northern Thailand, looking for handsome hornbills, spectacular broadbills, stunning pittas, and a host of other feathered Asian denizens. We will also seek out larger wildlife like elephants, gaur, and deer.
est un voyagiste international spécialiste des voyages dédiés à l’ornithologie et à l’observation et la photographie de la nature. L’entreprise existe depuis 2001 et a organisé plus de 150 voyages en 2019, et la liste des incroyables destinations et des types de voyages qu’elle propose dans plus de 70 pays ne cesse de s’allonger. Tous les voyages sont animés par des guides experts, qui sont des ornithologues et des naturalistes passionnés, ainsi que des photographes experts. Certains voyages suivent un rythme soutenu et ciblent toutes les espèces endémiques, tandis que d’autres se déroulent à un rythme plus calme et privilégient davantage d’autres activités d’observation de la faune ou culturelles. Pour en savoir plus, consultez la présentation du voyage et l’itinéraire afin de voir si un voyage vous convient.