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This three centre tour will take in the best birdwatching that Catalunya has to offer. From the high Pyrenees, through the steppes around Lleida to finish at the extraordinary Ebro Delta. With species such as Audouin’s Gull, Lammergeier and Pin-tailed Sandgrouse. All in the company of Ricard Gutiérrez, the leading ornithologist of Catalunya and author of 'When and where to find birds in Catalunya'.

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LeadersDuncan Macdonald and Ricard Gutiérrez
FlightsEasyJet, scheduled, Speedy Boarding and extra legroom included
Outbound: Morning, Gatwick-Barcelona
Inbound: Afternoon, Barcelona-Gatwick

Days 1-3Fly to Barcelona, then a 3 hour transfer to Llavorsí. Birdwatching in the Pyrenees, taking in both National and Natural Parks of mountain, forest, lakes and meadows - 3 nights Hotel Lamoga, Llavorsí.
Days 4-5Transfer to Lleida. Birdwatching enroute in pre-Pyrenees mountains and gorges, plus steppe, grasslands and wetlands south of Lleida. Visit to cave with prehistoric paintings - 2 nights Hotel Acta Rambla, Lleida
Days 6-7Birdwatching grasslands and wetlands to east of Lleida. Transfer to Ebro Delta for birdwatching in the north and south of the river - 2 nights Delta Hotel, Ebro Delta.
Day 8Birdwatching at Llobregat Delta if time allows. Transfer to Barcelona for flight to Gatwick.

WeatherIt will be warm on the steppes and in the Ebro but we could encounter snow in the mountains, 0°-25°C.
WalkingWalks will be on good tracks and paths, with some steeper sections in the mountains.
MealsAll included from lunch on Day 1 to lunch on Day 8.
InsectsMosquitoes can be encountered in the Ebro Delta, especially in the evening, so bring repellent.
AccomTwin and single rooms all ensuite.
Group12