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Pyrenean Capercaillie

2017 Season



 

After the second spring working with the Pyrenean Capercaillie in the Val de Aran valley, is the moment of planning the 2017 season, with the experience accumulated and some changes in the service.

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The past season provided to the clients unforgettable moments, the weather was favourable, and in only one morning the clients could not take pictures due to a snowfall.

We worked in a new lek, with an easier access and a fantastic photographic oportunities, with a less density of trees per hectare and really nice light conditions.

The Val de Aran is, with the Pallars Sobira, the place with highest densities of these birds in the Spain, with some leks occupied by more tan 10 males, that in usual conditions guaranteed observation and photography.

The next season has some novelties and changes. For example the service price will be different in function of the matting period. 

-         From 8th to 31th May, period while there are more chances of finding hens in the lek………..350€/day

-         From 1st to 7th May and from 1st to 10th June, with less chances of hens presence………………275€/day

Both periods are appropriated for Capercaillie photography and watching.

The technical terms and conditions of service are as follows:

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- The guide will be the responsible for bringing the client into the hide and take him off it.

- Clients will access to the hide at midday (03:00 p.m to 05:00p.m) and leave it from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m in the morning. The guide must check that birds have finished the display before pick the clients up.

- Clients won´t be allowed to abandon the photographic hide during the activity, if this happens the clients could be punished with a fine.

-The client behaviour inside the hide must be appropriated avoiding disturb the birds with noises or brusque movements.

-The client needs a sleeping bag and suitable clothes for overnight with low temperatures. The guide has the right of forbiding the entry of the client into the hide if he has not the suitable clothes.

 - The photographic hide must be clean and tidy at the moment the client leaves the photo hide.

 

- The transport from Vielha to the capercaillie singing area will be done using a offroad car, although always is necessary a short level trekking to access to the leks.

The economic conditions of service are as follows:

 JMM_9564-2-The permits will be gave under severe booking order, as soon as the permits sold out, no more reserves will be accepted.

- As soon as the reserve will be done, the dates will be awarded to the client.

 - In the case that the weather conditions during the chosen dates makes impossible access to the lek, the photographic day will be postpone to other day, prior agreement with the client.

- The service includes guide service, pick up and transfer to the photographic hide and pick up and transfer after the photo season to Vielha.

- The 10% of the price will be donate for capercaillie conservation programs.

- For booking the service it will be necessary to pay a 30% deposit in the bank account BANCO SANTANDER   IBAN ES61 0049-1904-38-2010127987, SWIFT CODE: BSCHESMM, indicating name and surname, client must check the available dates in the electronic mail info@wildwatchingspain.com or in the phones Telf 987740805 / 609726444

 - The rest of the payment must be done using the same account at least 10 days before the booked photographic season. In the case that the client wants to cancel the reserve, the money will be refund if the cancellation is done at least one month before the booked season.

-   It´s possible to change the chosen dates for others if there are availability.

 


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