Panama. Ecuador. Kenya.
Of all the places around the world I’ve been lucky enough to bird, none combines so many different and so many wonderful activities as Tuscany, that gentle landscape of hills and sea in the center of the Italian peninsula.
Food? Outstanding. Wine? Excellent. Architecture? Stunning.
And oh yes, there are birds.
Lots and lots of birds, including colorful European Bee-eaters and Hoopoes, Rollers and Woodchat Shrikes, Black-winged Stilts and implausibly shaped, impossibly colored Greater Flamingos.
We experience all this and more from just two hotels, one nestled between the Apuan Alps and the Apennines in the lovely Garfagnana Valley:
and the other tucked into the hills above the Mediterranean and beneath the medieval city of Manciano.
What could be more perfect? Only one thing: having you along. Our next tour is scheduled for May 2017.
At first, you’ll think it’s the trip of a lifetime — and then, if you’re like me, you’ll decide you want to go again. And again.