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HoopoeGRAND SPAIN
FALL SPECTACULAR!

September 2 - 16, 2021

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Wallcreeper. Spain is the most visited country by birders in Europe because of its location along a main migration route, and because it contains almost all of the habitats of the Western Palearctic, much of which is relatively well conserved. Spain's mosaic of habitats provides shelter to a great number and variety of species. During our two-week tour, we’ll visit many of Spain’s most beautiful and important areas, which will provide us access to an unsurpassed representation of Mediterranean species including many migrants to the region. It is possible to observe more than 200 bird species during our stay, with special attention given to finding the Spanish specialties such as Spanish Imperial Eagle, Lammergeier, Dupont's Lark, and Wallcreeper and such beauties as European Roller, Golden Oriole, and European Bee-eater.


 

Join us to discover the birds, wildlife and culture of Grand Spain!

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ITINERARY COMING SOON!  Please inquire with [email protected]


Sunrise Birding Leader: Frank Gallo
Frank GalloFrank is a leading expert on where to find birds in Connecticut. Through his birding tours, lectures, and classes he has inspired countless birders to discover and appreciate the region’s rich bird life. Before joining the Sunrise Birding team, Frank worked for the Connecticut Audubon Society for twelve years, as the Senior Naturalist and Director of the Connecticut Audubon Society Coastal Center at Milford Point. Previously, he served at the New Canaan Nature Center as Director of Public Programs and Director of Eco-Travel and Field Studies, and before that with the New Haven Parks Department. Currently, he is a member of the Connecticut Avian Rare Records Committee, is federally licensed as a master bird bander, and is a past president of the New Haven Bird Club.

A superb birder, Frank has led birding expeditions throughout North America and abroad, including New Zealand, South Africa, Peru, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Mexico, and Spain. For many years, he was bird team leader for the Forman School Rain Forest Project, guiding high school students from Litchfield for bird research projects in Costa Rica. Frank is the author of two highly successful children's nature books, Bird Calls and Night Sounds, has recently completed work on his bird finding guide, Birding in Connecticut, published in May 2018. He is also a published freelance photographer and lecturer. He holds a bachelor's degree in biology with a specialization in ornithology from Southern Connecticut State University, and in 2003 he received the Connecticut Outdoor Environmental Education Association's award as Environmental Educator of the Year.

GRAND SPAIN
September 2 - 16, 2021

TOUR PRICE
Main Tour:
US$ TBA per person/double occupancy from Seville, Spain based on minimum of 9 persons. Note: this tour begins in Seville (Airport code: SVQ) and ends in Barcelona, Spain (Airport code: BCN).
Price based on current exchange rates when the tour was posted and subject to change (**see note below).

Single supplement: US$ TBA

Deposit: US$500.00 per person. Tour deposits can be paid by check or credit card via PayPal.  Use this link to make your credit card payment.  Please advise [email protected] when you have made payment. 

Maximum Group Size:  12 with 2 leaders.

Included in cost: Accommodation based on twin rooms en-suite in hotels, all meals (breakfast, picnic lunches, dinner) from dinner on Day 1 until breakfast at hotel on Day 15, water, all ground transport in two vehicles (max 9 seats per vehicle) driven by a local guide and the other by Frank; guiding services of leaders.

Not included:  International flight to Seville and departing flight from Barcelona, Spain, insurance, passport fees, departure tax, insurance, drinks (except those mentioned), laundry, tips, and items of a personal nature.  Please do not book your flights until we tell you that the tour is confirmed.

Tour Code: This is a standard birding tour with regular birding walks. We usually break the day into 2 parts with a pre-breakfast excursion, followed by a full day out with picnic or tavern lunch. The weather can be unsettled at this time of year, expect everything from bright and sunny weather to some cooler weather with the chance of an odd shower so prepare for all eventualities.

**Please note: The tour price is based on a minimum of 9 passengers.  If there are less than 9, a small group supplement may be charged. Also, Tour prices are based on quoted costs from ground operators (in Euros), estimated fuel costs, and the rate of exchange at the time of itinerary publication. The erratic nature to global financial markets makes it difficult to predict changes in costs and foreign currency exchange rates over the long term. Since tours are priced well in advance of the actual operation of the tour, tour costs, fuel costs and exchange rates can change, sometimes drastically. Depending on the extent of such changes, it may be necessary to implement a surcharge on this tour. If a surcharge is necessary, every effort will be made to minimize the amount.

RESERVATIONS: To reserve your place on this tour, contact [email protected] to hold your space! Then follow up with your completed registration form and deposit within two weeks to secure your place. Instructions are on the form. Reservations are held with a deposit on a first-come, first-served basis.    >Download & print the Registration Form. 

Contact [email protected] to reserve your space! Then follow up with your completed registration form and deposit within two weeks to secure your place.

Final payment is due May 2, 2021. Check or bank transfer are preferred but credit card payments are possible (surcharges of up to 5% are added depending on amount to cover credit card company fees). Please inquire.

Cancellations and Refunds:
Please review our Terms and Conditions of Booking (pdf download)> prior to registering for this tour. All cancellations must be made in writing. Please ensure that you take out adequate insurance to cover this and any other eventuality as early as possible. You may have the opportunity to transfer your booking to another tour or another person, provided you are unavoidably prevented from coming on the tour. In this case, you will bear any extra costs that such changes may incur.


There are no refunds once the trip is confirmed to go ahead and no refunds will be made for unused meals, accommodations, or other trip features. Sunrise Birding, LLC cannot accept liability for airline cancellations or delays or penalties incurred by the purchase of non-refundable airline tickets or other expenses incurred by tour participants in preparing for this tour.


Insurance: Sunrise Birding LLC strongly recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. Travel protection plans can include coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more.

For more information on the available plans or to enroll, click on the link below or contact Travelex Insurance Services at 800-228-9792 and reference location number 07-0025.

The product descriptions provided here are only brief summaries. The full coverage terms and details, including limitations and exclusions, are contained in the insurance policy. Travelex CA Agency License #0D10209. All products listed are underwritten by, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company. 11.17 E7N

Questions? Contact Gina Nichol at [email protected].com 
Phone: 203.453.6724

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