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Call 01962 733051now or visitwww.naturetrek.co.ukfor your detailed Trip ItinerarySouth AfricaFriday 8th March - Sunday 17th March (see page 170)Cost: £2,695The CévennesThursday 6th June - Thursday 13th June (see page 62)Cost: £1,295CroatiaMonday 10th June - Monday 17th June (see page 45)Cost: £1,495HungaryTuesday 18th June - Tuesday 25th June (see page 76)Cost: £1,395Southern GreeceSaturday 22nd June - Saturday 29th June (see page 72)Cost: £1,595La BrenneThursday 27th June - Tuesday 2nd July (see page 65)Cost: £995The Italian DolomitesSunday 30th June - Sunday 7th July (see page 91)Cost: £1,295The French PyreneesThursday 4th July - Thursday 11th July (see page 66)Cost: £1,295NormandyThursday 11th July - Monday 15th July (see page 68)Cost: £795Sri LankaSaturday 5th - Monday 14th October (Tour Code: LKA01)Cost: £1,995All travel arrangements are made byNaturetrek. Naturetrek is pleased tobe the first subscriber to ButterflyConservation's Purple Emperorcorporate membership scheme, andcommitted to fundraising on behalfof the Society.Large Copper (male)Two-tailed PashaThe following special selection of butterfly tours, guided by expertbutterfly enthusiasts, has been designed to allow you to enjoy andlearn about butterflies in the company of fellow enthusiasts. 10% of theproceeds from each tour will be donated to Butterfly Conservation andinvested directly in the conservation of British and Europeanbutterflies. Holidays will focus on butterflies and their habitats, moths(moth-trapping at night) and, to a lesser extent, other natural history.ButterflyHolidaysin support of Butterfly ConservationMeleager's Blue (female)14

For 2013 we are launching a brand newNaturetrek programme of birdwatchingholidays especially for beginners, onwhich we will provide a high level ofinstruction from our top leaders.The Somerset Levelswith Ed DrewittVast flocks of wintering ducks, a variety of birdsof prey, millions of roosting Starlings, and theelusive Bittern will be amongst the highlights ofthis 3-day/2-night break, based in a charminghotel at the heart of the exquisite little 'cathedralcity' of Wells. This is a great birding break onwhich to learn about our 'winter visitors'.Date:Wed 16th - Fri 18th Jan Cost:£295Nepal - Birds of Mountains &Marshlandswith Suchit BasnetA 9-day birdwatching holiday to the Himalayanfoothills of the Kathmandu Valley and the bird-rich lowland wetlands, forests and grasslands ofKoshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (plus optionalChitwan National Park extension).Date:Sun 20th - Mon 28th Jan Cost:£1,795Chitwan extension to Fri 1st Feb Cost:£795South Devon in Winterwith Dave SmallshireA weekend wildlife break (including an 'AvocetCruise') in search of wintering waders, geese,ducks, gulls and birds of prey on the beautifulExe Estuary, plus the birds of the nearby heathsand moors.Date: Fri 8th - Sun 10th Feb Cost:£295Morocco - Desert Birds &Winter Sunwith Richard Bashford or Peter DunnA 10-day escape from the cold British winter toa sunny Moroccan spring in search of Europeanmigrants and north African desert speciesamongst the marshes, High Atlas Mountains,kasbahs and deserts of 'the Magreb'.Date: Thu 14th - Sat 23rd Mar Cost:£1,595Spain - The Best of the CotoDoñanawith Byron PalaciosA 5-day birdwatching break to the wetlands andwoodlands of the famous Coto Doñana NationalPark, one of the best birdwatching sites in Europeand home to many southern Spanish specialitiesincluding Spanish Imperial Eagle, PurpleGallinule, Marbled Teal, Azure-winged Magpieand Iberian Lynx, the rarest cat in the world!Date: Wed 17th - Sun 21st Apr Cost:£995Mallorcawith Dave SmithThis scenic Mediterranean island's wealth ofhabitats, from its spectacular Tramuntanamountains and Formentor Peninsula to itsmarshlands and maquis, have made Mallorca apopular venue for birds and birdwatchers alike- the perfect place in which to enjoy a widerange of southern European specialities.Date: Sat 27th Apr - Sat 4th May Cost:£1,295Lesbos in Springwith Mike Hodgson During a week of spring sunshine (hopefully)we'll focus on the spring migrants and summervisitors of the eastern Mediterranean on anisland famous for its wealth of sought-after birdspecies.Date: Sat 4th - Sat 11th May Cost:£1,395The Carmargue in Springwith Ian Nicholson or Dave SmithTraditionally these Provençal wetlands andsurrounding habitats offer the British birdwatcherthe best - and closest - introduction to theexotic breeding birds of the Mediterranean.Greater Flamingoes, Bee-eaters, Rollers,Hoopoes, Eagle Owls, and a wealth of warblersand birds of prey will be amongst the highlights.Date: Sun 12th - Thu 16th May Cost:£895Panama - An Introduction tothe Birds of Central Americawith expert local naturalist guidesThe sheer diversity of bird species in theNeotropics can be daunting, but the CanopyTower in Panama is a fantastic place to start.During seven nights at the Tower you canexpect a gentle and rewarding introduction toNew World warblers, flycatchers, tanagers,hummingbirds and more under the tutelage ofthe Tower's friendly resident guides.Date:Wed 15th -Thu 23rd May Cost:£2,095Northumberland & the FarneIslandswith Mike HodgsonA 6-day study of the varied birdlife ofNorthumberland's spectacular coast, offshoreislands (including the Farnes and CoquetIsland) and Cheviot Hills. A chance to enjoy oneof the greatest seabird spectacles in Britain,including thousands of Puffins, and many of ourupland breeding birds.Date: Thu 30th May - Tue 4th Jun Cost:£795Islay's Winter WildfowlSpectaclewith Pete ClementA week amongst the 40,000 Barnacle Geese,10,000 Greenland White-fronted Geese,Whooper Swans, and wealth of other winterwildfowl that descends on the fabulous 'birdisland' of Islay each October. Chough, GoldenEagle, Hen Harrier and other birds of prey arealso likely to be amongst the highlights. Withoutdoubt this is one of Britain's greatest avianspectacles!Date: Fri 8th - Thu 14th Nov Cost:£995For further details pleasecontact Sue on 01962 733051 or email sue@naturetrek.co.ukBirdwatchingHolidays forBeginnersEuropean Bee-eater15