Friday, 15 November 2013

Win a WWE Watching for Wolves Tour!

 Watching for Wolves Tour....Prize Draw!


Stop Press...John and I are offering one  standard 5 night/6 day Watching for Wolves tour as a major prize in the December Draw organized by Rewilding Europe. Details are below, but please visit www.rewildingeurope.com for further details.



Watching for Wolves tour.  

We could  provide you with a 5 night/6 day holiday in this area of Spain   As well as focusing on the Iberian Grey Wolf, we also will be actively looking for red deer, roe deer, red fox, wild boar, otter,  possibly wildcat, Iberian hare ,pine marten and depending on the weather a variety of reptiles and amphibians.eg Schreiber’s green lizard, oscillated lizard, fire salamander, tree frog . There is a wealth of birdlife in the area with up to 14 species of raptor.  The tour also includes a visit to Lagunas de Villafafila, a vast area famed for holding the largest population of Great Bustards outside Russia. Other specialities of the reserve are black-bellied sandgrouse and large numbers of raptors. The surrounding hills and forests of our village base hold interesting species such as , crested tit, firecrest,  black redstart, short-toed treecreeper, rock bunting, cirl bunting, serin,  crossbill, Dartford warbler, Iberian grey shrike, griffon and black vulture, golden eagle, to name but a few!
The hotel is set in a small village in the heart of the forest from where you can walk straight out along numerous trails and tracks. As well as wolf watching, we visit local traditional villages and sample the culture of this unique backwater of rural Spain. On one day, we cross the border into Portugal and visit the mighty Douro gorge. a haven for vultures and eagles. 


We work around your preferred times so we do not have set tour dates;  this means that that each tour is arranged to best fit your personal arrangements. John and I pride ourselves on providing individually tailored tours, and we are your contacts and guides throughout all your arrangements and your tour.  We are not merely acting as agents, using hired guides.

The tour on offer includes all land travel in fully air-conditioned vehicle, pick-up and drop-off at Puebla de Sanabria railway station which runs direct trains from Madrid Chamartin station every day,  en-suite accommodation in a rural hotel , breakfast, light lunch and 3 course evening meal with drinks, morning and evening  watches at the most promising locations, days tracking and searching the area for signs of our target species, day trips to places of local birding and wildlife interest , plus the services of John and myself as your guides throughout the whole tour(s). There are no hidden “extras!”.



Good luck, and we hope to see  you next year when you claim your prize!


Margaret.


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