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Turkey Mini-trip Jul or Aug (Fish Owl, Babbler)

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Old Sunday 24th June 2018, 21:23   #1
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Turkey Mini-trip Jul or Aug (Fish Owl, Babbler)

This would just be a quick trip of 4 days max in-country to see the following:

Fly UK to Antalya
Brown Fish Owls (guided or boat as seems best - can discuss)

Fly internally to Birecik

Iraq Babbler / Chestnut-shouldered Sparrow (Birecik)
Drive 3 hours to Nemrut Dagi - Kurdistan Wheatear

Fly Birecik to cheapest Turkish international airport - home.

This trip is designed for people who have perhaps done the 'standard' Turkish itinerary before around 2012, when neither the fish owl nor babbler were realistic targets. Personally, having seen all of the other Turkish species in the Caucasus, I'm not looking to extend this and just want to focus on the four above.

Could be a good one for a long weekend. The fish owls are a 'mega' to see and I am keen to do a night safari with Soner Bekir if he is available.

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Old Monday 25th June 2018, 06:45   #2
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Could be interested if the dates are right (early July or late August). Kelvin
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Old Monday 25th June 2018, 19:04   #3
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I am definitely interested, I have sent you a PM. Mark
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Old Monday 25th June 2018, 22:54   #4
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Kelvin, currently examining 12-16 July inclusive. PM me if this works or tweak by a few days. I'll then get in touch with details. B
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FYI other birders, Jul/Aug dates are still flexible, so please chip in if you're keen but want to try at another time. B
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Old Monday 2nd July 2018, 13:00   #6
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Dates now locked down to 11-15 August (all species will still be present) with 2 participants. Sharing the fish owl trip reduces costs, so PM if interested.

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