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Falsterbo – Mass Migration

 

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Dates: 27 – 31 Aug 2018

Price: £995

Single Room Supplement: £175

Deposit: £150 per person


Price Includes: meals (breakfast & dinner), accommodation, ground transport, services of guides & holiday report

Not Included: Flights, travel insurance, drinks and any other personal items

Conservation Donation: 10% of profits to a wildlife charity or project

Leader(s): Chris Hall

Group Size: Minimum of 4 and a maximum of 12 guests plus 1-2 leaders.

Grade: Gentle pace and generally short walks, all of which are on flat terrain

Holiday Highlights


  • See one of nature’s great spectacles as thousands of migrants pass through this natural funnel 
  • Staggering numbers of raptors – virtually every European raptor is regularly recorded here, including rarities such as Spotted and Lesser Spotted Eagles and Pallid Harrier!
  • Honey Buzzard numbers will be at a peak – hundreds passing through each day
  • Visible migration of passerines and wildfowl too, plus plenty of waders
  • See approximately 100 – 120 species but it is the sheer numbers of individual species you will remember most!
  • Led by Chris Hall who has been leading birdwatching tours around the world for 18 years
  • Leisurely pace & easy short walks, perfect for full enjoyment of the wildlife 
  • Single base for duration of the holiday, so less time packing/unpacking and more time birding!

New for 2018! Join us at one of Europe’s best visible migration spectacles – ranked alongside Gibraltar and the Bosphorus this is an amazing migration mecca!

Ranked number six in the top thirty birding sites in Europe, with over 350 species recorded, Falsterbo should be on everyone’s radar. It has been estimated that around 500 million birds leave Scandinavia every autumn, and most of them pass through Falsterbo at the southern tip of Sweden, before crossing the Ore Sund to Denmark and far beyond. This vast stream of migrants makes the Falsterbo peninsula one of the greatest bird migration watchpoints on Earth! Each autumn, literally thousands of passerines including larks, pipits, wagtails, hirundines, thrushes, warblers, flycatchers, finches and buntings pass through each day, providing an amazing spectacle, and amongst all this action we may find scarcer species such as Wryneck, Red-throated Pipit, Bluethroat, Red-backed Shrike, Icterine Warbler, Nutcracker or Lapland Bunting. Despite this incredible exodus, Falsterbo is particularly famous for raptor migration, as the numbers are staggering, with mixed flocks in the hundreds per day! Virtually every European raptor is regularly recorded here, including rarities such as Spotted and Lesser Spotted Eagles and Pallid Harrier! At the time of our visit Honey Buzzard numbers will be at a peak, with hundreds passing through on a daily basis, making a seasonal tally of around 5000! Meanwhile the shoreline will be littered with plenty of wildfowl and waders, and a little further afield we can also look out for White-tailed Eagle, Red Kite, Goshawk, White Stork, Common Crane, Caspian Tern, Eagle Owl, Black Woodpecker, Marsh Tit and Hawfinch, so prepare for a remarkable birding bonanza.

From Copenhagen airport, it is a fairly short drive across the famous Oresund Bridge into Sweden to the Hotel Norregard in the charming old village of Falsterbo, within easy reach of the ‘action’. Over the next few days we shall witness the daily spectacle of mass migration from Nabben at the very tip of the peninsula, as well as exploring the local coastline, woods and heathland, with a day further afield at Lake Krankesjön. At the end of this spectacular break we return across the bridge to Copenhagen airport for our flight home.

The birding involves easy walks, usually not far from our vehicle. Each evening, there will be a roll call of the birds seen during the day. We may need to modify our plans according to weather conditions and local circumstances. The tour price does not include lunches or drinks with meals. Your bar account for drinks with meals should be settled with the hotel.

Weather conditions: In September, temperatures are slightly lower than in Britain, ranging from 10 – 17°C with about two inches of rain, which is slightly more than we get in Britain in the same month.

    

Day 1: Arrival in Copenhagen and transfer to Falsterbo. Explore the village or do some birding. Dinner around 7pm followed by a roll call of the birds seen today.

Day 2-4: Breakfasts at 7am. We explore the local area each day with a packed lunch, and on one day we drive east for an hour or so to visit Hardeberga quarry, Lake Krankesjön, and time permitting, Fyledalen. Dinners around 7pm followed by a roll call of the birds seen each day.

Day 5: Breakfast at 7am. We spend the morning birding locally, with a packed lunch, followed by a final pack before we leave the Falsterbo area around 3pm and return across the Öresund Bridge to Copenhagen in time to catch homeward flights.

New holiday for 2018 so testimonials to follow.

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