Leader: Nick Bray and local guides.
Ground Price: £1550.00 - Terceira/Terceira
Single supplement: £200.00
Group size: Maximum of 10.
Included in cost: Access to private lounge in Stanstead Airport, 5 nights accommodation in Azores on 3 different islands, 4 internal/domestic flights, all meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 5, soft drinks & bottled water, ground transport throughout, a full day's birding with local expert/naturalist in search of Azores Bullfinch, entrance fees to reserves, and services of leaders.
Not included: Any food or drinks purchased at cafes during the day, alcoholic drinks at any hotels we stay at, insurance, and items of a personal nature. Optional pelagic on morning of Day 5.
Accommodation: The hotels in Terceira, Graciosa & São Miguel are perfect for our requirements and suitably close to the harbour for pelagics and other birding sites.
Tour Code: This is an easy tour for birders of all levels of experience.
We will be targetting some very rare seabirds and one of the rarest land-based endemics in the Western Palearctic and whilst the overall species numbers are not high the quality of potential sightings is off the scale! We will experience 3 afternoon pelagics on consecutive days in the Azores where the timings are roughly 3pm-dusk, so any morning excursions will be optional and there are no activities planned as eating regularly and having plenty of rest are fundamental conditions to spending a nice day out at sea! However, there is always the option of some easy birding around the hotel in Graciosa if you don't want to rest!
You will also need warm and waterproof clothes (trousers, jacket and shoes), hat and plenty of sunscreen for the pelagics, and a waterproof bag for cameras etc. And remember rough sea is the best for petrels!
Please note that the exact order of the itinerary may vary due to local rules around Covid-19. We are constantly monitoring the situation and at present you can only join this tour if you are fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Just make sure you have the NHS App on your phone and have the NHS Covid Pass for Travel which will give you a QR Code necessary for entry into the Azores. Upon return to UK you do not need to self-isolate as per new regulations from 19th July 2021 and only need to book a Day 2 Covid test.