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"Seeing Grizzly Bears, Bison and the two wolves really close in the Hayden Valley, what a wow moment!"
Ann Thitchener, Yellowstone Spring 2015

"Birds, Bears, Beaver, Bisons and Beer! Amazing mountain scenery!"
Jenni & Keith Williamson, Yellowstone Spring 2015

"Seeing a bison corpse being devoured by a grizzly bear with a coyote and ravens in attendance and than joined by a bald eagle - pure magic!"

Sonia & Clive Adkin, Yellowstone Spring 2014

The best views we have had of Black Shouldered Kite, Montagus Harrier sky dancing and Spanish Imperial Eaglesand will be remembered forever."
Chris and Andy Mortimer, Extremadura 2015

"There were so many highlights - the gasp from my young son when he put his eye to the telescope and saw the eagle owl with its chick; watching two imperial eagles barking at a vulture as they dive bombed it; watching a male Great bustard displaying and then actually winning his female I could go on and on and on …"
Alex, Jess and Tom Rafinski, Extremadura 2014

"Seeing the Spanish Imperial Eagle, one mobbing a vulture and another with a Genet in its beak."
Alan Willison, Extremadura 2013

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New Mexico

One of Wanderlust Travel Magazine's 50 best trips of 2013 - bird watching in New Mexico! Fantastic flocks of cranes and geese at Bosque Del Apache. Stunning mountain and desert scenery of White Sands National Monument. Easy trails and warm daytime temperatures, but can be cold in mountains and early mornings. Wonderful winter birding with three centres and minibus travel.

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Dates 25 November - 6 December 2017
Prices £3,495pp (£500 single supp)

Leaders Darren Rees and Duncan Macdonald
Flights British Airways, Scheduled
Outbound: Morning, Heathrow-Albuquerque (via Dallas)
Inbound: Overnight, Albuquerque-Heathrow (via Dallas)

Day 1 Arrive Albuquerque and transfer to hotel - 3 nights Casas de Suenos.
Days 2-3 Birding at Rio Grande Nature Center, Petroglyph National Monument and Sandia Crest.
Day 4 Transfer south, with birding stops, to Socorro - 3 nights Best Western, Socorro.
Days 5-6 Visits to Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge and the Magdalena Mountains.
Day 7 Travel south with birding stops at Elephant Butte Lake - 3 nights Holiday Inn, Las Cruces.
Days 8-9 Explore Organ Mountains, Mesilla Valley and White Sands National Monument.
Day 10 Travel north to Socorro for final evening at Bosque del Apache - 1 night Best Western, Socorro.
Days 11-12Birding in morning, with return flight from Albuquerque in the afternoon. Arrive UK Day 12.

Weather Variable in winter. At Sandia Crest snow is likely, so temperatures can vary between -5° to 20°C. Mostly sunny elsewhere, though early mornings cool. Layers recommended.
Walking 2-3 miles easy walking on well maintained trails, though snow likely at Sandia Crest. Walking boots recommended.
Meals All included from dinner on Day 1 to lunch on Day 11.
Insects It is unlikely that biting insects will be a problem, but we do advise you take repellent if you are at all susceptible.
Accom Twin and single rooms all ensuite.
Group 12


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VISIT SCOTLAND - Quality Assurance Scheme - Wildlife Experience

Speyside Wildlife is one of 40 wildlife businesses to be assessed under Visit Scotland's pilot scheme for Wildlife Experiences achieving 4 Star status for our day tours. Watch out for the designation throughout Scotland. We were delighted to receive our letter of confirmation from Visit Scotland so thought we'd share some of it with you here, ''Thank you for participating in the pilot of the new Wildlife Experience Designator within our Quality Assurance Scheme for visitor attractions. Your feedback and contribution to the introduction of this new development has been invaluable and we would like to welcome you as a new member of the Quality Assurance Grading Scheme".


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