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Herzegovina Birding Spring Tour

Bosnia and Herzegovina 8 Days
Starting From GBP 1,295 / per person
Rock Thrush
Distinctive, small, short-tailed thrush-like bird. Males are strikingly beautiful with bright blue-gray head, white back patch, and chestnut underparts. Females are reddish-brown and have a scaly appearance, with a tail pattern similar to males. Breeds on rocky mountain slopes and alpine meadows in Dinaric Alps above 1000m.
Syrian Woodpecker
The Syrian Woodpecker is a resident breeding bird from southeastern Europe.. Its range has expanded further northwest into Europe in recent years. In Herzegovina it is an inhabitant of open woodlands, cultivation with trees and scrubs, and parks, depending for food and nesting sites upon old trees.
Rock Partridge
Resident breeder and endemic to Europe, prefers rocky slopes and dry areas of alpine forest, up to 3,000 m (10,000 ft), but, in some regions, can be found in open flatter areas with sparse grass and low bushes. Highly territorial, their song is an irregular series of "chick chek pe-ti-chek chi-chek" notes. Often runs away rather than flying. In Herzegovina it can be fond in Dinaric Alps and subalpine and mediterranean karst regions.
Pygmy Cormorant
A diminutive Mallard-sized cormorant of southeast Europe and southwest Asia, not easily confused with anything else in its range. A bird of huge freshwater swamps and deltas, where they build their nests in shrubs or extensive reed beds. Adults are dark with a bronzy green gloss in summer. It breeds in large mixed colony in Hutovo Blato marshlands.
Long-legged Buzzard
One of the largest species of Buzzards. It inhabits dry open plains of northern Africa and southeastern Europe. In Herzegovina it breeds on karst fields.
Eastern Orphean Warbler
This rather large Warbler occurs in summer around the Mediterranean, through the Balkans. The male has a dark grey head, black eye mask, and white throat. The iris is white. In Herzegovina it can be found in dry and arid subalpine and Meditarranean karst regions. The song is a series of warbling liroo-liroo and scolding notes generally from concealed perch in dense vegetation.
Eastern Olivaceous Warbler
Small, pallid olive-gray warbler. Note its long and slender bill and prominent pale wing panel. Pumps its long tail continuously as it flits around in bushes and trees after small insects. Found in dry Mediterranean and semi-arid zones in Herzegovina
Black-Headed Bunting
The Black-Headed Bunting breeds in south-east Europe. It is migratory bird and usually arrives at the end of April. It can be found in lowlands throughout Herzegovina.
Western Yellow Wagtail race feldegg
A member of the Wagtail family normally residing in the Balkan and Turkey. The Black headed race of Western Yellow wagtail can be found breeding in marshy lowlands in Hutovo Blato marshalnds and Neretva Delta wetlands.
Rock Bunting
The Rock Bunting breeds in open dry rocky mountainous areas in southern Europe. It breeds in Dinaric Alps above 1000m above sea level.

As a responsible tour operator, we are working hard to ensure that the tourism operations we have benefit the host communities and local and national economies as well as having a minimal impact on the natural environment. Everywhere we go, we always try to support the local service providers and promote environment friendly tourism, believing that this will greatly contribute to improving the life of local people and will raise their awareness to wildlife and nature conservation.

Care for the environment

Wild Herzegovina aims to limit our impact on the environment in several ways. When on tour, we aim to preserve and protect delicate ecosystems, wildlife and natural habitats by following strict rules that minimise the effects of our presence in an area. We also reduce waste and pollution and recycle, repair and reuse what we can.
To eliminate single use plastic on the tours and pollution it creates, every participant will be provided with good quality stainless steel vacuum insulated water bottle and tea/coffee mug which they can take home after the tour. We say no to plastic spoons and straws.

Support the local economy (your money stays locally)

We ensure that local economies benefit from our business by using locally-owned accommodation, and restaurants employing local people, sourcing food from locally-owned stores and eating and drinking in local bars and restaurants (promote local dishes and local ingredients, with market-to-table experiences). In doing so, we are not only investing in local communities but also offering our travellers a genuine insight into a country and its people. Simply by doing this, you’re helping to bring more employment and business opportunities to locals in every community we visit.
We have an excellent long-term relationship with small family run guesthouses and small restaurants, so the economic benefit is ongoing. Working with local small-size businesses gives them a fair chance of doing business in a world dominated by big hotels and impersonal services. It also improves our guests’ access to the local culture through their hospitable hosts.

We care about places

All our tours are designed to minimise negative impacts on the natural environment. That’s why our group tours are run with a maximum of 12 participants. If we enter nature-protected areas, we follow their regulations. We carry out all non-biodegradable waste, to not leave any trace. If we see trash on the way, we might ask you to help us collect it and take away.

Baba Olga honey
Baba Olga and her jars of local honey and local honey and herbs infused grappa.
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