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E-mail: font@focusonnature.com
Phone: Toll-free: 1-888-721-3555
 or 302/529-1876

Website:  www.focusonnature.com



Focus On Nature Tours
for Birds and Other Nature 
in Europe 
in 2015 and 2016




Focus On Nature Tours has been conducting birding tours 
in Europe for nearly 2 decades, in places as diverse as 
Bulgaria, Iceland, Spain, Sweden, Poland, Hungary,  
and
Romania.

Our upcoming birding and nature tours in Europe 
in 2015 and 2016 include those in the
Canary Islands
Estonia, Iceland, Spain, and Sweden

Our tours in
Estonia are scheduled for April 2016 
and June 2016 to go to some wonderful, wild areas, for
birds, butterflies, mammals (including the Brown Bear), 
and some varied and interesting
plant-life, including, 
in June, a number of
orchids.

Iceland, one of the most scenic places on earth, is, 
simply put, a fascinating place to visit, and a great place 
to bird -- either in early June (when birds are nesting) 
or in the Fall (when not only are there birds, migrants and 
lingering summer-residents, but also good displays in the 
night-time sky of
Aurora Borealis). 
Among the birds we see in Iceland, either along the coast 
or in the interior of the island, are: White-tailed Eagle, 
Gyrfalcon,
and Ptarmigan.  
Our Icelandic birding in June has also included breeding sites 
for many seabirds, such as Great Skua, and various species 
of alcids, notably Puffin. 
Our next, annual Fall Tour in Iceland is scheduled for 
September-October 2015. It can be done either in conjunction 
with our tour in Sweden, the preceding week, or apart from it.
Our next late
Spring Iceland Tour is scheduled for June 2016. 
     
The fall
Sweden tour is among the best anywhere 
for experiencing an outstanding bird migration. 
We did our first such tour there in 1996. 
We'll be doing this enjoyable tour again in September 2015

In
Spain, there have been 25 FONT tours, with birding from 
southern locations, such as Coto Donana, Gibraltar, and Grenada, 
north to the French border. 
During those tours, 288 species of birds have been found. 
Next year, we go to Spain again, including the 
Canary Islands
in May, and had a great time experiencing the bird-life, 
and other nature including butterflies and wildflowers, 
along with the culture & cuisine of the country. 

As said, other FONT European birding tours have taken place 
in 
Bulgaria, Poland, Hungary, and adjacent 
Romania & Slovakia
Since 1991, there have been 58 FONT birding tours in Europe  
(with, as noted, 25 in Spain, and 20 in Iceland).
 
Click below to upcoming itineraries and a two-part list 
and photo gallery of the 451 birds that have been found 
during FONT tours in Europe, noting subspecies and the 
latest taxonomy.         

 

Atlantic Puffin (above, photographed in Iceland) and 
Razorbill and  Common Murres
(below) are among alcids seen in ICELAND during the FONT Late-Spring Tour.
(In Europe, Common Murres are called Guillemots.)
  

 

Aurora Borealis in Iceland in October

 

Note that some of the FONT European birding tours below can be done in combination as indicated.

 

2015 and 2016 Tour Itineraries with prices (click-on underlined tour numbers/dates for more info):

Prices are found at the end of each itinerary. All tours, unless noted otherwise, are rated "easy to moderate". 

(Tour SW-1)
Sep 19-25, '15



sweden 

For a fabulous 
Fall Migration  

Can be combined 
with Iceland Tour IC-2:
Sep 25 - Oct 3



 

(Tour IC-2)
Sep 25 -
Oct 3, '15

Iceland

in the Fall 
for Birds & 
the "Northern 
Lights"




Can be combined 
with Sweden Tour SW-1:
Sep 19-25

 

(Tour ES-1)
Apr 4-10, '16


estonia

An 
Early-Spring
Birding Tour




for
waterfowl,
including many
Steller's Eider,
also grouse,
ruffs, owls,
woodpeckers
& more
(Tour IC-1)
Jun 3-12, '16


Iceland


A Late-Spring 
Birding & Nature 
Tour 


For Oceanic Birds,
Marine Mammals, 
& Other Nature



 

 

(Tour ES-2)
Jun 13-20, '16


estonia

An 
Early-Summer
Tour for
birds



and
butterflies,
bears & 
other mammals,
orchids &
other plants
Tours SP-1 & 2)
Jun 17-24 &
Jun 24-Jul 1, '16

SPAIN

for birds, butterflies,
& other nature

SP-1: 
Extremadura & 
Gredos Mountains


SP-2: 
Pyrenees Mountains 
& Ebro Delta 

Tours SP-1, SP-2, 
& SP-3 can be done 
individually
 or in combination


(Tour: SP-3)
Jul 1-6, '16


Canary 
IslANDS

for endemic & 
specialty birds
& other
nature

on the
islands of
Lanzarote, 
Fuerteventura,
& Tenerife 
 

Spain Tours SP-1, SP-2, 
& SP-3 can be done 
individually 
or in combination

 



Lists of Birds during FONT tours:
Iceland

Spain & the Canary Islands
Sweden

*********
A Complete List
of Iceland Birds
(387 species)
with some photos
A Complete List
of Canary Islands Birds
(407 species)




Ruffs at their leks
have been seen during 
FONT tours in Poland.

And can be during
FONT tour in Estonia
in April.


*********




Wildflowers &
some Other Plants in Iceland
(with some photos)

Northern Wildflowers
& some Other Plants

in Iceland, Alaska, & Hokkaido, Japan

including some Medicinal Plants
(with some photos)







PHOTO GALLERIES:

Iceland: Nature,
Scenery,
& Culture
(during our
June 2015 tour)

Iceland: Birds
(during our
June 2015 tour)

Iceland: Nature,
Scenery,
& Culture
(during our 
Sep/Oct 2013 tour)

Iceland: Birds 
& Other Nature
(during our June 2012 tour)

Iceland: Nature
& Culture
(during our June 2009 tour)

Iceland: Birds & Scenery
(during our June 2006 tour)

Some Iceland Photos
(during our earlier tours)


Sweden: Nature & Culture
(during our Sept 2007 tour)





NARRATIVES:

Iceland with Puffins,
Phalaropes, Foxes,
Whales, More
ICELAND: JUNE 2012

The Nature of  Iceland 
& the Plight of the Puffin
ICELAND: JUNE 2011

3 Gyrfalcons, an all-white fox, avian vagrants, 
and dancing lights in the night-time sky

ICELAND: Sep/Oct 2008 

A fascinating archipelago 
with endemic & specialty birds

CANARY ISLANDS: June 2009

A Wonderful Bird Migration
in the Land of Linnaeus

SWEDEN: SEPT 2007 


A BIRD-LIST and PHOTO GALLERY
of European Birds (in 2 parts):
  

Part #1: Grouse to Puffin
Part #2: Sandgrouse to Buntings



Marine Life of Iceland
(including marine mammals,
fish, mollusks, anthropods)
 


 

List of European Mammals

(with some photos)

List of European Butterflies & Moths
(with some photos)
 

Butterflies of the
Canary Islands

List of Interesting Plants
of the
Canary Islands
many of them
endemic
 

Mammals
& Marine Life
of the Canary Islands

Amphibians & Reptiles
of the Canary Islands

Some Highlights of Previous Tours:     Iceland    Spain & Canary Is.    Sweden

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