Trip reference number: 20426

Trip Operator: Wildlife Worldwide

The Dordogne In Early Spring

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The Dordogne and Vézère Valleys in south-west France have been called ‘an exotic England, steeped in prehistory’, and in late February/early March the region plays host to an exciting variety of birdlife.

Early spring is an excellent time for birding in Dordogne – late wintering species are still present, while early migrants are arriving. Leafless trees mean the birds are easy to see and the weather can be very comfortable. We search for coastal and wetland birds as well as early passerine migrants in addition to many resident birds. And, on the right cliffs and chateaux, wallcreepers are fairly easy to find. Woodpeckers and raptors, plus farmland and riverine species add further interest.

Typical itinerary

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  1. Day 1: Fly to Bordeaux & drive to Mauzac
  2. Day 2: Wintering mountain birds & raptors amongst the cliffs & chateaux
  3. Day 3: Woodpecker day in the forests
  4. Day 4: Birdwatching at Plateau de Faux
  5. Day 5: Drive to Bordeaux & fly back to the UK
  • Available*: Feb to Mar
  • Group size: 7
  • Price including flights from/to UK: From £1,295 pp
  • Price excluding international flights: From £1,025 pp
  • Included in the price/package:
    • 4 nights accommodation
    • Full board
    • Transfers
    • Guiding
  • Activities available:
    • Nature drive

Departures

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