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"Seeing Grizzly Bears, Bison and the two wolves really close in the Hayden Valley, what a wow moment!"
Ann Thitchener, Yellowstone Spring 2015

"Birds, Bears, Beaver, Bisons and Beer! Amazing mountain scenery!"
Jenni & Keith Williamson, Yellowstone Spring 2015

"Seeing a bison corpse being devoured by a grizzly bear with a coyote and ravens in attendance and than joined by a bald eagle - pure magic!"

Sonia & Clive Adkin, Yellowstone Spring 2014

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The best views we have had of Black Shouldered Kite, Montagus Harrier sky dancing and Spanish Imperial Eaglesand will be remembered forever."
Chris and Andy Mortimer, Extremadura 2015

"There were so many highlights - the gasp from my young son when he put his eye to the telescope and saw the eagle owl with its chick; watching two imperial eagles barking at a vulture as they dive bombed it; watching a male Great bustard displaying and then actually winning his female I could go on and on and on …"
Alex, Jess and Tom Rafinski, Extremadura 2014

"Seeing the Spanish Imperial Eagle, one mobbing a vulture and another with a Genet in its beak."
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Extremadura

Wildlife watching in Extremadura - real Spain as it’s been for centuries. Classic one centre holiday based in a rural “finca” hotel with knowledgable guides. Birds of prey should include five species of eagle, Black Vulture and Black-shouldered Kite, Eagle Owl at dusk, displaying bustards, flocks of sandgrouse, Black Stork at its nest and lots more. Easy walks up to two miles, occasionally with some gentle climbing, which is worth the effort.


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Dates 25 March - 1 April 2017
8 - 15 April 2017 - FULL PRIVATE GROUP
Prices £1,795pp (£150 single supp)

Leaders Julian Sykes
Flights EasyJet, Scheduled
Outbound: Morning, Gatwick – Madrid
Inbound: Afternoon, Madrid – Gatwick


Day 1 Fly to Madrid, 3-hour transfer to Vina Las Torres in the Lagares mountains
Days 2-7 Birdwatching and wildlife exploration of the steppes, wetlands and mountain regions of one of Spain’s premier birding locations, including Monfrague National Park, the Sierra de Montanchez and the distinctive “dehesa” woodland north of the medieval town of Trujillo.
Day 8 Transfer to Madrid for flight to Gatwick

Weather Very variable, a mixture of sun & showers (12°-25°C) – can be cool on the plains
Walking Some short easy walks on level ground
Meals All included from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 8
Simple, interesting Spanish fare at the hotel and at local restaurants
Insects Not a problem
Accom Double, twin and single rooms all ensuite
Photos We are pleased to be able to offer photographic hides to our guests as an alternative option on the itinerary, for species such as Griffon Vulture, Azure-winged Magpie and Black Kite. Priced at £150pp per session fully inclusive of transport to and from the meeting point, packed lunch and hide fees. Please ask for full details and to book your place.
Group 6
 

   

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CAIRNGORMS NATIONAL PARK BRAND - Increasing quality whilst reducing impact

We've been granted use of this Brand by the Cairngorms National Park Authority. This is only given to those businesses who have agreed to a set of quality standards in respect of their visitor experience, together with a commitment to reducing their impact on the natural environment.


VISIT SCOTLAND - Quality Assurance Scheme - Wildlife Experience

Speyside Wildlife is one of 40 wildlife businesses to be assessed under Visit Scotland's pilot scheme for Wildlife Experiences achieving 4 Star status for our day tours. Watch out for the designation throughout Scotland. We were delighted to receive our letter of confirmation from Visit Scotland so thought we'd share some of it with you here, ''Thank you for participating in the pilot of the new Wildlife Experience Designator within our Quality Assurance Scheme for visitor attractions. Your feedback and contribution to the introduction of this new development has been invaluable and we would like to welcome you as a new member of the Quality Assurance Grading Scheme".


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