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This exciting new tour is designed to give the best opportunity to see a number of Western Palearctic species at the very edge of the ranges plus several species that are difficult to see anywhere in their limited world range, and to enjoy the spectacle of mass migration. Species we have an excellent chance of seeing, which are almost impossible to see anywhere else in the Western Palearctic, include Socotra Cormorant, Shikra, Crab Plover, Red-wattled Lapwing, Lesser Sandplover, Great Crested, Bridled, White-cheeked and Saunders's Terns, Black-crowned Sparrow-lark, Dunn's Lark, Red-vented and White-cheeked Bulbuls, Hypocolius, Basra Reed-warbler, Common Babbler, and Bank and Common Mynas. Other more widespread species may include Greater Sandplover, Egyptian Nightjar, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Pied and White-throated Kingfishers, White-throated Robin, Graceful Prinia, Asian Desert Warbler and Ménétries's Warbler, and Pale Rockfinch. Although a little late in the spring, both Caspian Plover and Indian Roller are still both possible whilst African Collared-dove can also sometimes be found. Finally, we mustn't forget the vagrants, which have recently included Lesser Flamingo and Hume's Wheatear (both seen on our visit in 2010) and Purple Sunbird. For full details of this exciting new tour follow the link to the full itinerary.

Greater Spotted Eagle Steppe Eagle
Baillon's Crake Little Crake
Namaqua Dove Great Spotted Cuckoo
Isabelline Shrike Black-crowned Sparrow-lark
Mourning Wheatear Afghan Babbler
Red-tailed Wheatear

Red-tailed Wheatear