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Old Wednesday 16th May 2012, 22:19   #1
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Brown Fish Owl - Turkey - July 2012

Hi all

I've been looking forward to this for a while, but intended travel companions have fallen by the wayside, so if anyone has space for one more on a shortish (ie less than a week) trip this July, please let me know! Happy to "rough it" if need be, sleeping in car a speciality (but not essential ).

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Old Thursday 17th May 2012, 07:55   #2
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Hi Mark. BirdFinders do a trip in July , but you may prefer to be independent and keep the costs down. Best of luck, certainly a trip I will consider at some future point.
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Just had a quick check, return flights Gatwick to Antalya about 200, 4 day car hire for a Clio €140. Food, plus optional accommodation, not too bad even for a solo traveller....

Birdfinders 1,095, hassle removed, but owl is a night-time trip. Would be nice, but can't justify the extra cost (I'm using them for an Israel trip, which costs out OK in my opinion, so I'm not biased).
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Hey Mark
have you made any more progress on this? I'd consider such a trip, though I would only be able to go for 3 days I think. How clear are you on the site and access, and of course on not disturbing the birds?
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Sorry Adam, missed your question until now!

In a nutshell, as I've never been to Turkey, I've questioned the wisdom of what is basically a "twitch", and with several people seeming to combine the owls with a 1- or 2-week trip in late May/early June, when general birding's better, I'm now looking at options for a Spring trip, although this may have to wait until 2014.
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