SOUTHERN SWEDEN FALL MIGRATION
Falsterbo and Öland Migration Spectacle
September 26 to October 8, 2018
Note: A valid passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond travel dates is required for this tour
Peninsular configuration, small coastal resort town, lighthouse and gardens, nearby seawatch, songbird migration, raptor migration, all the while backed up by quality marshes, meadows, mudflats, pastoral farmlands and forests. Scenic beaches and seacoast. Add to all of this great accommodations and wonderful food, excellent ornithologists and bird guides. Sound familiar? The similarities between Cape May and Falsterbo and Öland cannot be understated -- only the birds are different -- ALL the birds!
ACTIVITY LEVEL: MODERATE
This tour has been given an activity level of Moderate. It
is considered a more active tour with daily intermediate to long-distance
walking, usually on flat, smooth terrain. Those with physical limitations should take these factors into
consideration, or contact the tour leader for details.
Additional information about the tour, with specific meeting times, accommodations, lists of things to bring, a reading list, further information about weather, dress, and so forth, will be mailed to all participants well in advance of the tour.
TOUR SIZE: This tour is limited to 10 - 12 participants.
PACE, WEATHER, AND TRAVEL CONDITIONS: If you love watching the migration unfold here on the Jersey Cape, you will absolutely love the migration of Eurasian birds in Southern Sweden, especially when we're there at peak migration.
Join CMBO Director David La Puma and long-time Cape May native son and raptor aficionado Clay Sutton for two weeks enjoying one of the great migrations in Europe at Falsterbo and Öland, Sweden. David has twice been to Falsterbo, and Clay has led two bird tours there. We will be joined by staff from both Falsterbo and Ottenby bird observatories during our tour, as well.
We have chosen these dates to coincide with the peak of raptor migration, the peak of waterfowl migration, and the late season peak of finch and tit movements (not to mention many thousands of Wood Pigeons). But also like Cape May, even if the weather is not conducive to migration, there are always plenty of places to go and plenty of birds to see. In typical migration-mode, we will spend our days birding the best locations given the conditions, but will be sure to spend plenty of time at the "tip" at Nabben, visiting the bird observatory banding operations to see many species in-the-hand, at The Heath, the famous raptor migration watch point, and scouring the meadows and estuaries for both the expected and unexpected. The theme of the trip will be a celebration of migration, and of the shared focus and interests of our sister bird observatories.
Tour begins and ends in Copenhagen.
DATES: Wednesday, September 26 to Monday, October 8
PRICE: $5,100/person based on double occupancy; $450 single supplement (payable if you request single occupancy or if we can not find you a suitable roommate). A deposit of $500 will hold your place until June 1, 2018 when full payment becomes due. PRICE INCLUDES:
Transportation from your arrival in Copenhagen up to your departure from Copenhagen at the end of the tour; lodging; meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) beginning with dinner on arrival date and including breakfast on departure day; and all gratuities.NOT INCLUDED
: International flights to/from Copenhagen, trip insurance. Price does not include alcoholic beverages, laundry, items of a personal nature, and anything not specifically mentioned as included.
SEND DEPOSITS & OTHER PAYMENTS TO:
NJ Audubon Eco-Travel
c/o Center for Research and Education
600 Route 47 North
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Phone: (609) 400-3852
Please make checks payable to New Jersey Audubon
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