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Birding Norway tours:

Fjordland birding in spring

From Bergen to the fjordlands

Duration: 4 days

Two options:

Starts: April 20th (Thursday)
Ends: April 24th (Sunday)

Starts: May 11th (Thursday)
Ends: May 14 (Sunday)

Short description: Mid-April to early May is the perfect timing for birding the woodlands of Western Norway. This four day trip starts and ends in Bergen, and will take us through some of the most spectacular fjordland scenery Norway can offer. The mixed forests along the fjords hold a number of species that rarely move away from their territories, and these are the ones we will be searching for. Though woodland birding is never easy, finding the right spots can provide as many as six species of woodpeckers in less than a hour! Quite a few of the common migrants have not yet arrived, so we can expect to see around 85 species. The main objective with this trip isn't to get the longest possible trip list, but to search for Western Norways specialities such as Northern Goshawk, Golden Eagle, White-tailed Eagle, Rough-legged Buzzard, Black Grouse, Western Capercaillie, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, White-backed Woodpecker, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Three-toed Woodpecker, White-throated Dipper, Ring Ouzel, Spotted Nutcracker and Parrot Crossbill.

This trip should be possible to do on a limited budget, since communication to and from Western Norway is cheaper than ever before. Mon others, Ryanair have flights to Karmöy on the west coast (with a direct connecting bus to Bergen). Participants must be able to do some slow walking, but not much more than 5-6 kilometers/day, mainly on gravel roads. Please e-mail for prize offer and more detailed information.

Price: Euro 875,- £600,- $1050,-. Extra for single rooms.
Group size: 6
Birding transport: Car/Minibus
Accommodation: Medium hotel standard, doble rooms with shower/WC
Food: Breakfast and lunch included
Leader: To be decided

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