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BIRDWATCHING SPAIN BIRDWATCHING PORTUGAL LOCAL FLIGHTS A beautiful bee-eater NEW LOCAL FLIGHTS Watch for flamingoes at Lagoa dos Salgados Birdwatching in Punta Umbria Visit one of Europe's most important wetland reserves in Andalusia Birdwatching in the Algarve ALL INCLUSIVE ALL INCLUSIVE 7 nights from £1179^ Including optional travel insurance§ Departing January 25 (£1149) and February 1, 2018 (£1179). Holiday code: AB302. Single rooms at no extra cost on selected dates, subject to availability All breakfasts and dinners Free bar open 11 hours a day Five birdwatching excursions Birdwatching host and Saga representative Fruit and water in your room on arrival Porterage at your hotel Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required§ Return flights and transfers Shuttle bus l l l l l l l l 7 nights from £999 Including optional travel insurance§ Departing April 5 (£1069), 12 (£999), 19 (£999) and 26, 2018 (£999). Holiday code: AB003. Single rooms at no extra cost, subject to availability All breakfasts, lunches and dinners Free bar open 13 hours a day Wine and water at lunch and dinner Five excursions Wildlife host and Saga representative Welcome drink and drinks reception Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required§ Return flights and transfers Porterage at your hotel. l l l l l l l l Your programme Doñana National Park: Visit one of Europe's most important wetland reserves which is home to 125 species of birds and a further 125 migratory species. If you're lucky, you may spot the rare marbled teal. Huelva's countryside: This countryside visit will reveal smaller birds and their more significant raptors ­ look out for the black-winged kite. Sierra Pelada and breeding areas: This Special Protection Area is rich in mammal and birdlife, and known for its Black Vulture colony. Marismas del Odiel and Laguna del Portil: The wetland reserve is a stopping place for migratory birds and the ideal habitat for waders, and water birds such as the spoonbill and flamingo. Lagunas de Palos and Estero Domingo Rubio: Birds such as the Purple Swamphen may be seen here, resident species include the glossy ibis and egrets. Hotel Barceló Punta Umbria Mar QQQQ This locally rated 4-star hotel enjoys an unspoilt beach setting. There are 298 bedrooms. You can extend your holiday at the Hotel Barceló Punta Umbria Mar and enjoy two included excursions. Please call for details. To find out more visit saga.co.uk/birdwatching-spain Your programme Discover the birds of the Algarve on this special winter holiday with five visits to areas ranging from wetlands to steppe: Lagoa dos Salgados (half day). This coastal freshwater lagoon is an 'Important Bird Area' with some 200 species recorded here including the flamingo, glossy ibis and purple swamphen. Ria Formosa (full day). Over 300 species of bird can be found in this stunning wetland, plus some 30,000 migratory visitors and wintering species such as the Red-crested Pochard. Sagres (full day). The Sagres peninsula in the far south west is noted for raptors, including the booted eagle, plus steppe, seabird and migratory species. Eastern Algarve (full day). The Castro Marim wetlands are one of Portugal's most important wetlands where over 200 species visit or reside. Baixo Alentejo (full day). The steppe landscape of Alentejo province includes the Special Protection Area of Castro Verde. Look out for great and little bustards as well as raptors, including kites and even eagles. Packed lunches are included on full-day visits. Vidamar Resort Algarve QQQQ+ This locally rated 5-star hotel has a restaurant, coffee and snack bars, and free bar open from noon to 11pm serving selected local drinks. Facilities include two outdoor saltwater pools, gym, and spa (charges apply). 260 bedrooms To find out more visit saga.co.uk/bird-algarve ^All prices are £s per person based on two people sharing with flights from Gatwick to Faro on the scheduled services of Monarch. Prices are subject to availability and may change. Current available prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. § A reduction of £30 applies if you do not need the optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights. For single accommodation or to take advantage of our flight upgrade deals (both subject to availability and extra charges may apply), please visit saga.co.uk/holidays or call for further details. See enclosed Essential Information. ^All prices are £s per person based on two people sharing with flights from Gatwick to Faro on the scheduled services of Monarch Airlines. Prices are subject to availability and may change. Current available prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. § A reduction of £30 applies if you do not need the optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights. For single accommodation or to take advantage of our flight upgrade deals (both subject to availability and extra charges may apply), please visit saga.co.uk/holidays or call for further details. See enclosed Essential Information. Please note this holiday involves some long but rewarding walks. To book see page 70 and call FREE on 0800 074 8021 or visit saga.co.uk/specialinterests 63