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09/04/13. All information subject to change. See the WildWings 2013-14 brochure for full details or the relevant pages of our website. www.wildwings.co.uk NB:* Excludes international flights.
FORTHCOMING DEPARTURES – BOOK NOW!
Hungary in Spring NEW!, 1st – 7th May 2013 with Gerard Gorman, only £989pp twin share! Join the man on the spot for some of best birding in Europe, at a fantastic value price. Our almost fully inclusive tour includes time at all the key habitat types and will yield a fantastic bird list by the week’s end. Filling fast…….
Beidaihe & Happy Island, China, 4th – 22nd May 2013, led by Mark Andrews, £2115pp twin share. A few places remain for our annual visit to the East Asian Flyway in spring, for the spectacular migration of many species known as vagrants in Europe, and all in spring plumage. Rubythroats, bluetails, thrushes, warblers, waders, it’s just birds galore! Add in some Chinese specialities and birds such as Ibisbill and a truly memorable trip awaits! We now include nearly all birding excursions and most food.
West African Pelagic, 5th – 13th May 2013, led by Simon Cook, cabin share from £1029*. This will be the second, and perhaps last, exploration of the seas between the Cape Verde Islands and Madeira for the foreseeable future. Our comfortable vessel will sail off the west coast of Africa, through the Canary Islands and via the Salvage and Desertas Islands too. Growing interest in the seabirds of Macronesia have meant new species along with a wide supporting cast. We saw over 10 species of whale and dolphin on the first voyage, a figure which could easily be exceeded. An excellent introduction to expedition cruising / wildlife voyages.
Greenland Whale Safaris, various dates in May & June 2013, cabin share now from £1189pp*. After a successful series of voyages in 2012, the sailing vessel Rembrandt will again explore the ice-choked waters of SW Greenland in early spring. The main target will be Bowhead Whales, which were seen in good numbers last year, and a good supporting cast of other Arctic wildlife can be expected too.
Kamchatka – The Ring of Fire (Russian Far East) 23rd May – 5th June 2013, cabin share from £4625pp*. Join the classic itinerary in this fantastic and spectacular part of the world. View literally millions of birds in breath-taking scenery, remote islands, snow-capped smoking volcanoes, unspoilt forests and oceans teeming with life. Read Chris Collins’s Birding in the Russian Far East guide (in our brochure or online)
Iceland – Bird Photography NEW! , 4th – 7th June 2013, led by Steve Young, £1485pp twin share, in conjunction with Birdwatch Magazine. Join our first, small group photography trip, for an action-packed few days in Iceland. See and photograph many of it’s avian specialities, including stunners like Harlequin Duck in full spring plumage. The days will be long and light, perfect for the maxing your image taking.
North Atlantic Odyssey, Scotland to Spitsbergen, 10th – 19th June 2013, led by Dick Filby, cabin share from £1455*. A real expedition cruise which sails directly from the UK, a perfect introduction to the ultimate form of travel! Landings on legendary Fair Isle and uninhabited Jan Mayen Land are planned, and then onto Spitsbergen itself, in search of the ultimate Arctic predator, the Polar Bear, and a full supporting cast of Arctic birds and other mammals. This voyage has yielded some spectacular whale and dolphin sightings too, with Blue Whales and Belugas seen on both previous departures. Very limited availability.
Spitsbergen – Polar Bears and Arctic Wildlife, 18th – 26th June 2013, led by Dick Filby, tour price from £3799. Our ultimate Polar Bear quest, all our many previous departures have enjoyed multiple encounters and views. Spectacular scenery, lots of time ashore and the full supporting cast of high Arctic birds and wildlife can be expected including millions of auks, Walrus, other seals, Arctic Fox plus much more. Very limited availability, currently a male share with window only.
*excludes international flights
Trip reports from previous year’s departures can be found on our website.
Year-Round Tailor-Made Bird & Wildlife holidays to Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, St Lucia, Sri Lanka, Papua New Guinea, Christmas Island and many other destinations.
2013-14 Brochure Updates
Pages 26 & 27
North Atlantic Odyssey – Deposit now 20%. This voyage is heavily booked, contact us soon for the last few cabins!
Pages 28 & 29
Spitsbergen – Deposit now 20%
Greenland Whale Safaris – Dates are now 14th – 21st & 21st – 28th May, 4th – 11th June 2013. Deposit now 20%. Return charter flights from Iceland c£720.
Pages 38 & 39
Hungary (Spring & Autumn departures)
Price includes: Return economy class flights including pre-paid taxes, all ground transport, accommodation in rooms with private facilities with all meals, reserve permits, bird checklist and services of leader/s in Hungary.
Price excludes: Travel insurance, evening drinks and other items of a personal nature.
Birds: Expected no of species Spring: 160+. Autumn: 120
Pages 42 & 43
Eilat Spring Migration Festival – now includes specialty tours!
Pages 44 & 45
Poland in Spring – second departure, 18th – 26th May 2013, booking now!
Pages 46 & 47
West African Pelagic – The leader is Simon Cook. Deposit now 20%.
Kamchatka & In Search Of Spoon-billed Sandpipers. The leader will be Chris Collins.
Pages 66 & 67
Maldives – additional departure, 13th – 20th October 2013
NEW 2014 Pacific Voyages – Booking Now! Full details are now available on our website including a potential species list for the Fiji to Solomons voyage. 4 New Itineraries to choose from!
Antarctica, The Falklands & South Georgia with Bruce Pearson and Dick Filby NEW!
See website for full details, 22nd November – 10th December 2013, now from £6995*pp.
Pages 86 & 87
Antarctica, The Falklands & South Georgia with Dick Filby - 31st January 2014 voyage now from £8119*pp, see website.
Atlantic Odyssey – Deposit now 20%. Fuel surcharge of £245pp now applies to the 2013 voyage.
Megas of the Andes – Dates now 5th – 22nd September 2013, optional extension until the 25th.
WildWings, Davis House, Lodge Causeway, Bristol, BS16 3JB. UK