Tour At A Glance

Cost:

2499.00 - EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT - 100 off if booked before 30th November 2019

Deposit:

500.00

Single Room Supplement:

400.00

Tour Code:

Intensive with several early starts and some late finishes

Group Size:

Nine plus leaders

Blackstart Desert Wheatear Namaqua Dove White-tailed Plover Pied Kingfisher Nubian Nightjar Blue-cheeked Bee-eaters Red-throated Pipit

Southern Israel - The Arava Desert Flyway

Date: 14th - 22nd March 2020 (THREE SPACES)
Leaders: Nick Parsons and local guide

Introduction

 

Caspian Plover
 
The Southern Arava Desert is quite simply one of the world’s best migration hotspots.Besides the impressive numbers and variety of birds present, mid March is an amazing period to visit southern Israel as the weather is great, the desert may still be in bloom and the prospect of rare and enigmatic species is real. Situated on one of the most important flyways in the Western Palaearctic, southern Israel offers birders a magical migration experience. Our trip is timed to coincide with huge numbers of migrants, making their way through the region to their northern breeding grounds. Whilst the itinerary will take in all of the sites mentioned, it will be as flexible as possible, to ensure that time in the field is maximised. We will visit all the main habitats in and around Eilat and the Negev Desert, returning to those that are most productive. One of the most memorable sights in Israel is that of thousands of raptors flying overhead and given the correct conditions this will be one of the highlights of our tour. To offer a real taste of Israeli life, we have chosen to base ourselves at different Kibbutz's, following our enjoyable stays on previous tours. This uniquely Israeli experience is ideally situated to cover all of the best birding sites in the area and has good birding on site. The walking is generally easy and averages three or four miles per day. Your tour leaders will be Nick Parsons who will be assisted by a local guide throughout the tour. Early starts will be necessary for some days and late finishes for others. You can expect to see 150 – 175 species.
 
 
 

 

 

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