It’s no secret that birdwatching is one of the most peaceful and relaxing hobbies you can have. So what better theme on which to base a holiday? These destinations are not only exquisite, but boast some of the rarest and most exciting species of bird on any keen watcher’s list. |
Go Bird Mad in Bermuda
The island of Bermuda has to be one of the most breathtaking places on the planet. With its pink sand beaches, azure water and lush greenery, it makes for one of the most incredible destinations in our books. Plus, if you’re an avid birdwatcher, it’s the ideal nature lover’s holiday.
With an incredible 250 species of bird, both resident and migratory, you’re sure to spot some new ones to tick off your list. The good news is that avian life in Bermuda flourishes all year round, so whatever the season you’ve got a good chance of spotting an Eastern Bluebird, a Longtail, a White-Eyed Vireo or even the Bermuda Petrel!
The best spots to find our feathered friends are Spittal Pond Nature Reserve, Somerset Long Bay, Warwick Pond and Seymour’s Pond. However, for a truly unique experience head to Mangrove Lake for your chance to catch a glimpse of the amazing Green Heron. The wetlands cover 30 acres and are a birdwatcher’s dream.
To really make it a nature lover’s holiday, where better to stay than a hotel with an incredible 200 acres of gardens? With magnificent views across the harbour, the Rosewood Tuckers Point in Hamilton Parish is a paradise for those looking to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of Bermuda.
Get Twittery in Tenerife
As the largest of the aptly-named Canary Islands, Tenerife is a haven of flora and fauna. The star of the show is Mount Teide, which is a flurry of avian life from top to toe. It’s the highest peak in Spain at 3,715m but you don’t have to climb all the way to the summit to experience some natural wonders. The famous Canary, the Grey Wagtail and the gorgeous Greenfinch can be spotted closer to sea level, as well as the Tenerife Blue Tit which makes its home in the slopes of the volcano.
Higher up in the lush pine forests you can find the Blue Chaffinch and the Great Spotted Woodpecker, and in the arid mouth of the volcano itself you may be able to catch a glimpse of the amazing Berthelot’s Pipit.
The peaceful Tigaiga hotel at Puerto de la Cruz is the key to any good nature lover’s holiday in Tenerife. With sub-tropical gardens, marvellous views and proximity to the greenery of Taoro Park, Mother Nature herself would be in awe of this hotel.
How to Get There
If you’re feeling twitchy at the thought of missing out on either of these wonderful destinations, not to worry. Get in touch with our amazing team today to plan your very own birdwatching trip.
John Dixon is an experienced world traveller and the Managing Director of Prestige Holidays. For anyone looking for the best nature lovers holiday, he has been providing luxury breaks in Croatia, The Canary Islands, Bermuda, Sicily and many other destinations around the globe for more than 30 years. John tries to visit each of the destinations regularly in order to ensure the quality of his properties, and stay up-to-date about the latest local news and events. He has a taste for the finer things in life and has an interest in arts, history and culture.
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