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New Naturalists - special offer
The Birdwatcher's Yearbook 2019 - lecturer/photographer listing offer
Looking for a gift?
Bird Fair 2018
Autumn 2018 birdwatching break (Tarifa, Spain)
Spring 2019 birdwatching breaks (Lesvos / Southern Spain)

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NEW NATURALISTS  - SPECIAL OFFER (valid until 30th June... limited stock at these prices!)

The following hardback titles are offered at £25.00 each (plus postage) - all are 'as new'

NN101 Galloway and the Borders. 2007 F/F
NN102 Garden Natural History. 2007 F/F
NN103 The Isles of Scilly. 2007 F/F
NN104 A History of Ornithology. 2007 F/F 
NN105 Wye Valley. 2008 F/F
NN106 Dragonflies. 2008 F/F
NN107 Grouse. 2008 F/F
NN108 Southern England. 2008 F/F
NN110 Wildfowl. 2009 F/F
NN111 Dartmoor. 2009 F/F
NN112 Books and Naturalists. 2010 F/F

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The Birdwatcher's Yearbook 2019 - Listings in the 'Directory of Wildlife Lecturers & Photographers'

Do you give talks or offer a photographic service? Would you like to take out a listing in the 2019 edition of The Birdwatcher's Yearbook? The cost of a listing is £25.00 (which includes a copy of the Yearbook). Contact us for more information.

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Are you looking for a gift for a birthday, anniversary or christmas or just as a special treat?

What do you get the person who has everything? What about a day (or half-day) out birdwatching in Dorset. We can supply a 'voucher' that will include an example of an itinerary, a bird checklist and a covering letter to give on the special day. We will then contact the recipient to arrange a convienient date to go out.

Northern Wheatear - on passage in Spring & Autumn

 

Dark Green Fritillary - common on flower-rich grassland

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Bird Fair 2018

Calluna Books will be exhibiting at the 2018 Bird Fair from Friday 17th ~ Sunday 19th August.

We will be taking along a wide selection of books - including some Bird Fair offers. If you are interested in seeing any particular title we have in stock (subject to being available on 1st August) we will be happy to bring them along for you to view (no obligation to buy).

 

Find us in

Marquee 6, Stand 13 (subject to confirmation)

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Looking for an Autumn 2018 birdwatching break?

Join Neil on a Birdfinders tour to Tarifa, Southern Spain from 13th to 19th September. Although the tour will concentrate on raptor migration as birds leave Europe for their African wintering grounds there will be an opportunity to see a variety of other species found in the area at this time of year. From Raptor Watching Viewpoints we should see hundreds, or even thousands, of birds of prey making their way across the Strait of Gibraltar including Booted and Short-toed Eagles, Black Kite, Honey-buzzard, Eurasian Griffon and Egyptian Vultures as well as Black and White Storks. We'll visit different habitats to look for Greater Flamingo, Black-shouldered Kite, White-headed Duck, Slender-billed and Audouin's Gulls, Little Swift, Eurasian Hoopoe, Calandra Lark and anything else that may be on the move.

For further information, to see a past trip report, or to make a booking visit: http://birdfinders.co.uk/tours/spain-tarifa.html

Strait of Gibraltar (looking towards Morocco)

Black Kite

Black Stork

Western Swamphen & Glossy Ibis

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Looking for an Spring 2019 birdwatching break?

Join Neil on a Birdfinders tour to Lesvos (late April/early May) or Southern Spain: Coto Donana/Extremadura (mid-late May).

The Lesvos tour coincides with the peak migration season when may species arrive to breed on the island or pass through on the way to their breeding grounds. The island also holds a number of specialities including Isabelline Wheatear, Kruper's Nuthatch, Ruppell's Warbler and Cinereous Bunting. Other birds we should see include Long-legged Buzzard, Red-footed Falcon, Little Crake, White-winged Tern, European Scop's Owl, Middle Spotted Woodpecker, Collared Flycatcher, Sombre Tit, Eastern Olivaceous Warbler, Black-headed Bunting plus herons/egrets, waders and a good chance of a few rarities.

Southern Spain is one of Europe's birding highlights and this tour visits the Coto Donana area and Extremadura. We concentrate on wetland birds in the Coto Donana - highlights here include White-headed Duck, Western Swamphen, Greater Flamingo plus various herons, egrets, waders, gulls and terns and Little Swift. In contrast, the area around Trujillo holds Little and Great Bustards, Bonelli's and Spanish Eagles, European Roller, Great Spotted Cuckoo and White-rumped Swift.

For further information, to see a past trip report, or to make a booking visit: (to be updated once 2019 tours have been finalised)

Lesvos     http://birdfinders.co.uk/tours/greece-lesvos.html

Spain       http://birdfinders.co.uk/tours/spain.html

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Small friendly groups

Little Bittern

Ruppell's Warbler

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White Stork

El Rocio, Coto Donana

Purple Heron

Eurasian Griffon

Trujillo (main square), Extremadura

Sardinian Warbler

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