and wildlife tours in the south of France
Birding Languedoc offers the only locally run guided tours
to the Languedoc-Roussillon area of southern France
with expert resident guides and resident English speaking tour leaders.
Dates marked with an asterisk* are to be confirmed when flight schedules are published!
Winter Wallcreeper Break in the Minervois
Sunday 5th to Friday 10th March 2023
From 1,200€ per person
Our winter weekend has evolved into a 5 night/6 day break covering a wide range of habitats and an equally eclectic and wide range of species!. The trip is still focussed on looking for Wallcreeper, Alpine accentor and species that overwinter at lower altitudes, as well as resident Bonelli’s eagle and Iberian grey shrike. We also hope to see recently returned Great spotted cuckoo, nearby resident Purple swamphen, and with montane heathland and coastal lagoons added into the mix these should add Griffon vulture, Greater flamingo and many, many more!
Orchids of the Aude - Part One
Wednesday 10th to Sunday 14th May 2023
From 990€ per person
A unique opportunity to visit some of the top orchid spots in the Aude with a local specialist! Spectacular scenery and an extensive list of target species inlcuding: Ophrys scolopax, Ophrys sulcata (funerea), Ophrys vasconica, Ophrys virescens, Orchis provincialis, Serapias vomeracea, Ophrys incubacea, Ophrys magniflora, Ophrys bilunulata, Ophrys passionis, Anacamptis papilionacea
Gourmet Mediterranean birding & wine
Monday 22nd to Monday 29th May 2023
From 1,800€ per person
This trip is timed to coincide with some of the best spring birding in southern France, with target speices covering most of the emblematic Mediterranean birds – from Roller, Bee-eater and Golden oriole but also Short-toed eagle, Griffon vulture, Black-eared wheatear, Red-backed shrike, Sardinian warbler and many more. Combined this birding bonanza with tasting some wonderful Languedoc wines – and you have a winning combination!
Butterflies & Birds in the Eastern Pyrenees
Thursday 29th June to Thursday 6th July 2023
From 1,750€ per person
The French Eastern Pyrenees are home to a remarkable number of butterflies, with over 150 species recorded in the area. In 2022 we saw 96 species… join us in 2023 and help us reach or exceed 100 species in a week! Come and see Apollo‘s galore, Pyrenean brassy ringlet, Silver-washed fritillary and Amanda’s blue – to name but a few!
Autumn birding in the Eastern Pyrenees & Narbonnaise
7 nights / 8 days early September 2023 – Dates to be confirmed
From 1,750€ per person
This twin-base trip covers the mountain birds of the Pyrenees and the coastal species of the Narbonnaise, with migration in full swing in both locations. A very wide range of species can be seen on this trip!