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  1. markyboy.1967

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    Im looking for a winter trip to photograph wildlife and looking for ideas. I have did the white tailed eagles and the golden eagles so looking for something else. Not bothered if its a few days or a week trip. Looking to keep total cost( not counting spending money) to under £2k if possible.
     
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    Have you been up to the Cairngorms? We spent a few days up there with an awesome guide and couldn't recommend it enough, I cant wait to go back...red squirrels, deer, ptarmigan, mountain hare, crested tits....perfect :)
     
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  4. Cheffievrs

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    Up the budget mate and get yourself to Yellowstone..!!!
     
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    Caungorms i can get to at any time and was planning to go next week but wanting more snow before i visit.

    I did brown bears in Finland earlier last year.

    My mate wanted ne to go to Yellowstone and i gavent replued to him yet so its a possibilty. Im doing Sweden and Norway next winter so money might now allow Yellostone. I have Hungary in a few months as well so thats no use for winter.
     
  6. Cheffievrs

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    How about Finland bears in the snow..?

    You doing eagles again in Norway / Sweden.?
     
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    Nah mate, I'm doing northern lights in Abisko and then landscapes/northern lights in Lofoten islands. Wont do the bears again this year but will do them again at some point.
     
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    Florida must be a birders paradise. :)
     
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    never thought of Florida in winter.
     
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    A bit more bearable than freezing waiting for eagles :D
     
  11. markyboy.1967

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    but the eagles were worth the wait..lol..I have a big fascination with raptors and owls. I have tried to do my top 3 which were Golden Eagles, White Tailed Eagles and the Goshawk, all of which were raptors which i drew over and over again as a kid.For some reason the Goshawk was the 1 that i wanted more than the others and i got that chance 2 years ago.
     
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    I'm all for the eagles but eagles and sunshine have more appeal at my age :)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_birds_of_Florida
     
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    eagles in the sun would be to much of a luxury, the image needs to portray the hardship the photographer went through, you can't do that whilst supping on an ice cold beer covered in suncream with your shorts on.lol
     
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    ...but just think its american beer, and the sand gets everywhere!
    US will give you options - Texas, Arizona,California or Northern states (Minnesota, Maine, Canada) if you want to freeze your b*****ks off.
    Morocco - some of summer birds plus mountains
    Spain - ditto
    South Africa - Expensive flights but CHEAP when you get there
    netherlands for marshes

    Good luck, and let me know if you want someone to carry the bag!
     
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    Canada for snowy owls might ve a good bet as it will only cost me an airfare as my mate Chas has relatives out there and they have snowy owls near them.
     
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    I'm off to Israel next month for the Spring migration in the south, Eilat to be exact. They're expecting it to be a good season with lots of species. For mammals I go further into the desert, the whole package not too expensive either.
     
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    I was about to suggest the Canadian snowy owls until I saw your post above. If you don't mind the travel that should be a great trip.
     
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    I think you can do snowy's just outside New York..?
     
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    Your mates Gos is a bit special bud ain't it...!!!
     
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    Colombia is meant to be very good for wildlife at this time of year and it should cost less than £2k if you organize it yourself. If people are interested I could give more details.
     
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    Yeah mate, he did well. He has been trying to get them on and off for 8-9 months now. Im having a try very soon but not holding my breath but it will happen.
     
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    yeah but its the kidnapping i need to watch out for in Columbia.
     
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    I have been there many times never had problems and the places I would suggest have loads of birders.
     
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    Mark I'm not traveled have no ideas on cost,but simply Japan ,have no idea on seasons either actually:D,but Japan mate. Bears eagles monkeys taking hot baths in the snow,the landscapes OMG.. Many of the above would be dream land for me ,but if I had the dosh i think Japan would be an amazing experience for a wildlife tog. fon't think it's been mentioned??

    good luck where ever

    Stu
     
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    You can easily do Yellowstone for 2k. If you organise everything yourself.
     
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    Think of the landscapes too ;)
     
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