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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

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."
Alan Willison, Extremadura 2013

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30,000 Common Cranes coming in to roost, along with raptors (including Eastern Imperial Eagle and Saker Falcon), Woodpeckers, Wallcreeper and an incredible Long-eared Owl roost of around a hundred birds! A short autumn bird watching holiday in and around Hortobagy National Park and Bukk Hills National Park. A single centre holiday in the Hortobagy National Park. Easy walking and mild temperatures

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Dates 28 Oct - 4 Nov 2017
Prices £1,995 ( £200 single supp)

Leaders Roy Atkins plus local guides
Flights British Airways, scheduled
Outbound: Morning, Heathrow - Budapest
Inbound: Afternoon, Budapest - Heathrow

Day 1 Fly to Budapest then head to our accomodation near Hortobagy NP 4 nights Klara’s Pension
Days 2-4 Birding in the Hortobagy National Park area – large areas of steppe with many raptors, Great Bustard, plus large flocks of geese and Common Cranes. The cranes come to roost in the evenings at the extensive fishponds, where we shall also find wildlfowl and waders. Also Long-eared Owl roosts!
Day 5-7 Transfer to Bukk Hills looking for Saker and Imperial Eagle enroute to our delightful hotel. Full day birding in the forests for woodpeckers and other woodland species and large quarry in hope of wintering Wallcreeper. 3 nights Nomad Pension - Bukk NP
Day 8 We travel back to Budapest. Depending on flight times we may include some birding enroute to the airport and our flight to London.

Weather Temperatures likely to be around 10°-20°C, with sunshine and some rain likely
Walking Some short, easy walks, including one through woodland on a flat track and a slightly steeper walk to a quarry. Bring waterproof walking shoes or boots and layers of clothing
Meals All included from dinner on Day 1 to lunch on Day 8
Insects Insects are unlikely to be a problem, but bring some repellent just in case
Accom Comfortable accommodation in twin, double and single ensuite rooms. The first pension is more basic but well situated for our needs and the second is a charming hotel with very individual rooms and excellent food
Group 12


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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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