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Old Monday 17th June 2019, 22:55   #1
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3rd Week of August

Have a few days spare in the 3rd week of August - maximum of 7 days but probably 5 - can any one recommend any places to visit - not including Holland, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Greece, France, Iceland, Turkey.

Ireland and sea watching - but I do not have a scope and probably will not buy one by then?

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Bulgaria? Base yourself on the coast and there should be a very good chance of big numbers of White Storks and Pelicans moving along with the early raptor migrants.

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Old Monday 24th June 2019, 09:50   #3
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What about Estonia? For example, you can gather a team and take part in a rally: http://www.estbirding.ee/uudised/lin...nian-open-2019

Here's something in English: http://www.estbirding.ee/estonian-open
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Batumi. Probably a bit early but probably already very good for some passerines.
If not, Madeira?
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Ireland and sea watching - but I do not have a scope and probably will not buy one by then?



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SW Ireland pelagics? Don't need a scope on a boat!
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This sounds interesting. Will look into it.

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Bulgaria? Base yourself on the coast and there should be a very good chance of big numbers of White Storks and Pelicans moving along with the early raptor migrants.

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Never thought about Estonia but is n't this a place to visit in Spring?

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What about Estonia? For example, you can gather a team and take part in a rally: http://www.estbirding.ee/uudised/lin...nian-open-2019

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This sounds interesting. Will look into it.
If you do go for it and need any help or advice don't hesitate to ask.

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Batumi. Probably a bit early but probably already very good for some passerines.
If not, Madeira?
Himalaya only has five days.
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Have a few days spare in the 3rd week of August - maximum of 7 days but probably 5 - can any one recommend any places to visit - not including Holland, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Greece, France, Iceland, Turkey.

Ireland and sea watching - but I do not have a scope and probably will not buy one by then?

Any recommendations ?

THanks
Much of what I see here really would benefit enormously from you having a scope. The same would be true for going to Falsterbo (SW Sweden) for migration.

Without a scope I am thinking more in the direction of forest birding - difficult to get to an interesting place and back in this time line. Especially when you do not want to consider the Pyrenees etc.

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