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2019 – Eleonora’s Falcons of Sardinia Photography Holiday

September 21, 2019 - September 25, 2019

One of the Eleonoras Falcons perched against the cliff photographed on Sardinia the location for the Eleonoras Falcons of Sardinia Photography Holiday
  • Eleonora's Falcons

    of Sardinia

    Join on San Pietro Island for this 4 night photography trip to capture images of the tiny bird of prey known as Eleonora's Falcon.

    Make use of single or two-person hides, to photograph this beautiful bird of prey upon the marine cliffs of Sardinia.

    21st - 25th September 2019

    £1099 per participant

    Group size: 5 - 7 participants - last place available..

    Bookings close: September 20, 2019

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    Eleonora's Falcons of Sardinia - £1099 per participant

    21st - 25th September 2019
    £1099 per participant
    last place available.
    £1099 per participant - last place available.
  • Join NaturesLens, for the Eleonora’s Falcons of Sardinia photography holiday, alongside our guide, . You will find that Sardinia in September offers unique photographic opportunities with the unusually small Eleonora’s Falcon that, despite its size, bears the name of one of the most powerful & important judges of Sardinia, & Sardinia’s most famous heroine.
    Eleonora d’Arborea fought against the King of Aragon for the independence of her island, Sardinia, &, while she governed – at the end of the fourteenth century & the beginning of the fifteenth century – she enacted various protective regulations for raptors in the face of the activities of falconers, traffickers & merchants.
    In honour of such an outstanding pioneer of bird conservation, this sea hawk was named after the last ruler of the island.
    Join NaturesLens to capture images of these tiny Falcons of Sardinia, in Italy, during the Eleonora’s Falcons of Sardinia past event. This past event is of 4 night/5 day duration on a Half Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £1099 per participant.
    The marine cliffs of Sardinia harbour one of the largest breeding populations of this small hawk. Since they can only be seen in this part of the continent, it is one of the best places in the world to photograph this species. Our photography holiday is timed to coincide with the mating & nesting season of Eleonora’s Falcon, which occurs at the same time as the autumnal migration of thousands of passerine birds, which form a large part of the diet of the tiny falcon.
    Here in single or two-person hides, you will photograph this beautiful bird of prey in the reserve that the Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli has on this small island. LIPU, the Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli is an Italian charitable organisation, founded in 1965 & devoted to the protection of the country’s wildlife with a particular focus on birds.
    More than 200 pairs of Eleonora’s Falcon nest in the impressive limestone cliffs. Their desire to revisit the cliffs where they hatched makes this area one of the most critical sites for Eleonora’s Falcon. It is also one of the most accessible locations where you can photograph the birds without causing them any distress.
    Each day, we will have the assistance of a member of the Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli, who will show us the best places to photograph this beautiful raptor.
    If time permits, we may photograph the Falcons drinking & bathing in a small trough that will be built for its use, getting almost unseen footage of this species.
    We offer an all-inclusive accommodation & meal package to ensure that all you need to worry about is taking unique & mesmerising photographs, with the guidance of as you need it.
    Photographable Species: eleonora's falcon

    Eleonora’s Falcons of Sardinia Photography Holiday Itinerary

    day 1 - saturday - 21st september, 2019

    flight to cagliari airport, sardinia from home location, then onwards to carloforte - possible late afternoon photography dependent upon time of arrival

    day 2 - sunday - 22nd september, 2019

    all day photography of the eleonora’s falcons on limestone cliffs from one or two person hides

    day 3 - monday - 23rd september, 2019

    all day photography of the eleonora’s falcons on limestone cliffs from one or two person hides

    day 4 - tuesday - 24th september, 2019

    all day photography of the eleonora’s falcons on limestone cliffs from one or two person hides

    day 8 wednesday - 25th september, 2019

    possible early morning photography dependent upon time of departure, transfer to cagliari airport & flight to home location

    One of the Eleonoras Falcons perched off a cliff face photographed on Sardinia the location for the Eleonoras Falcons of Sardinia Photography Holiday
  • 10%

    Discount from Lenses For Hire on any lenses, or other camera equipment, that you require FOR this wildlife photography holiday.

    NaturesLens have partnered with Lenses For Hire to give you an exclusive discount on any lenses hired for any NaturesLens Wildlife Photography Holiday or Workshop.

    • Accommodation on a non-shared basis (with no single supplement payable)
    • Airport Transfers
    • All in-trip transportation
    • All photography sessions & appropriate permits
    • Food on a half board basis
    • Guidance & advice from our Photography Holiday Guides
    • Transportation between photographic locations
    • All Drinks
    • Any activities not listed on the itinerary
    • Flights
    • Meals not listed on the itinerary
    • Personal expenses of any type
    • Required Insurances
    • Sundries
    • Tips & Gratuities
    • Transportation to start location
    • Visas

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    Make a Booking Enquiry
    To make a booking enquiry, please complete the form below & we will get back to you as soon as possible.
    You are making an enquiry for the Eleonora’s Falcons of Sardinia past event, which is scheduled for the dates of 21st - 25th September 2019 & costs £1099 per participant

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    How to Book
    Before booking, it is important that you read the relevant past event event page & our Booking Terms & Conditions. If you have any doubts regarding your suitability for this past event, please contact us.
    To book, simply click the relevant link from the event page on our website. You will then be sent a booking form & a copy of our terms & conditions. In order to secure your place on the selected past event, simply complete the booking form with details of all persons travelling & holiday indemnity, in relevant cases, & return to us (either by email or by post) with confirmation that the deposit has been paid. Payments should be made via bank transfer.
    Recommended Equipment

    Recommended Camera Equipment

    For this photography holiday, we would recommend that you have available, an array of lenses from an intermediate telephoto lens such as the 100-400mm, which is extremely versatile, through to your longest lens, whether that is a 400mm, 500mm or 600mm. A wide angle would also be useful if you fancy capturing some birds in the environment shots.

    If you own a lens with an aperture of f/2.8 within the recommended focal length, bring it! These will allow you to focus on your subject faster & will also be useful in low light conditions.

    You should also pack a tripod to help steady your lens, especially when you are out photographing at dawn & dusk.

    Recommended Clothing

    For this photography holiday, the weather can be changeable so we would recommend that you pack layers of thin fleeces or mid shirts & jumpers since you can remove items of clothing as you start to warm up. You don't need to bring camouflage clothes but please do pack neutral coloured clothes so that you blend into the landscape. You should also bring a warm waterproof coat & waterproof trousers in case it rains, so you are covered for all eventualities.

    Silk gloves or a thin pair of thermal gloves with rubber grip on the fingers & palm will help to keep your hands warm. Silk gloves are great for wicking away moisture from your hands, leaving them dry & therefore lovely & warm. Gloves where the fingers are cut away so that you can operate your camera with them on would be a good substitute.

    Don't forget to pack sensible waterproof walking boots & a warm hat to protect your head.

    Additional Notes
    The past event itinerary is subject to change & is to be considered provisional.
    NaturesLens past events require a minimum number of participants in order to be viable. If this minimum number is not met, the past event may not go ahead. This past event has a minimum participant level of 5 plus NaturesLens guide(s).
    In the event that the minimum number for a past event to go ahead is not reached, NaturesLens reserves the right to cancel any given past event. In that event 100% of monies received will be returned. However, NaturesLens is not responsible for expenses incurred by its customers.
    Not all mentioned wildlife can be observed & photographed at all times of the year, thus some activities may be considered seasonal & not available.
    NaturesLens reserves the right to accept or decline any person as a member of any past event.
    Payment of deposit by past event participants or their representative constitutes their acceptance of all conditions contained herein.
    All bookings are made subject to our terms & conditions.
    Travel Insurance Requirements

    Eleonora’s Falcons of Sardinia Photography Holiday Summary

    The Eleonora’s Falcons of Sardinia past event costs £1099 per participant

    & takes place in Carloforte in Italy, between the dates of 21st - 25th September 2019. It is ideal for photographing eleonora's falcon & more. This past event is led by for NaturesLens. Group size for this past event is a minimum of 5 participants & a maximum of 7, plus . We consider this to be an event of Easy level of exertion, if you have any questions about your suitability for this event, please contact us prior to making a booking enquiry. The past event starts & ends at Cagliari Airport, Sardinia. Transfers between Cagliari Airport, Sardinia & Carloforte are included in the cost of this past event.

    Eleonora’s Falcons of Sardinia Photography Holiday Payment Details

    • Deposit required to secure a place: £250 payable upon making a booking.
    • Final balance payment due: June 21st, 2019*. Bookings made after this date will require the full payment to secure a place.
    • Bookings close: September 20th, 2019.
    • No-interest payment plan: we offer a no-interest payment plan for our photography holidays. Please enquire for details.
    • * Unless stated otherwise on our event booking form.

    Financial Protection

    Financial Protection provided by the Travel Vault
    NaturesLens Limited is a company committed to customer satisfaction & consumer financial protection. We are therefore pleased to announce that, at no extra cost to you, & in accordance with ''The Package Travel, Package Tours Regulations 1992'' all passengers booking with NaturesLens Limited are fully insured for the initial deposit, & subsequently the balance of monies paid as detailed in your booking confirmation form.
    The policy will also include repatriation if required, arising from the cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of NaturesLens Limited.
    This insurance has been arranged by The Travel Vault in conjunction with Towergate Travel through Zurich Insurance PLC.

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    21st - 25th September 2019
    £1099 per participant
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    Carloforte, Sardinia Italy