Photography of Bee-eaters - Birdinginspain.com
Trip duration: 3 days / 4 nights.
At the end of April, after having spent the winter in Africa, the Bee-eater arrives, one of the most colourful birds in Europe. It is a bird that is typical of the steppes, Mediterranean scrubland and farmland, which makes its nest in tunnels excavated with its bill and legs in earth banks, often in small colonies.
It feeds on bees and other insects and is an abundant species in the region. Bee-eaters often breed in the same bank year after year. Making use of this fact a hide is located near a known colony before the Bee-eaters arrive, at a spot where the birds normally stop before entering the nest.
Species to photograph:
- Bee-eater (Merops apiaster) – in combination with other species according to period and availability. For example: Little Owl, Hoopoe, Roller, Montagu's Harrier, Lesser Kestrel...
Price: Consult for prices for individuals, small groups and tour operators.
The price includes all transport during the trip, all meals, guiding, use of hides, and accommodation in a twin en-suite room. For an additional supplement you can be met at Reus or Barcelona airport
For more information contact Steve West - email@example.com
Program – 3 days (4 nights).
From mid May to mid July(may vary)
Accomodation & Meals
Every aspect of the photographic trip is organized so that not only the photography is a success, but also that the accommodation is comfortable and the meals are of the best quality.
The guides who will accompany the participants to the sites and who have prepared the terrain for the photographic sessions are qualified ecologists, birders and experienced nature photographers.
- Photographic hides.
- Vehicles for transport
- Long (min. 400 mm) and medium (300 mm) telephoto lenses+ focal converters (1.4X - 2X).
- Warm clothing (minimum 5ºC - 10ºC).
Number of Participants
Groups of three photographers and one guide.
Other Related Activities
Alternative program for possible companions:
For companions we have prepared a a parallel circuit with gastronomy, wine-tasting, visits to castles, health and spa activities, shopping ...
(Prices according to availability and number of companions).