9 – 12 February 2024, Japan
Beautiful cranes of Izumi
First time ever we will offer opportunity to make a pre-tour to photograph the Cranes of Izumi in Kyushu. Jari has visited the place only once and he was very impressed of the place. This pre-tour we will do with our local partner.
This is a wonderful site especially for the wintering Cranes. Cranes are very photogenic here and you will find some other interesting bird species of Southern Japan here too.
Each winter, between 10000 and 12000 cranes of four species gather on the coastal agricultural land of Arasaki village. Commonest is the Hooded Crane, with 9000 birds or more each year, representing more than 80% of the world population of this species. Next comes the elegant White-naped Crane and there are usually somewhere between 1000 and 3000. About half of the world population of this species spends the winter here.
Regular, but far less common crane species here are Common Crane and the Sandhill Crane. Even rarer visitor is Demoiselle Crane from the steppes of Asia. Critically endangered Siberian Crane is very rare visitor here. Other interesting birds here includes Crested Kingfisher and Mandarin Duck.
Group size: 4 – 10 photographers
Landcost price: 2095 € / person, single supplement 135 €
Price includes: Land transportation – we start from Kogoshima airport and end to Kagoshima airport, breakfasts and dinners, accommodation, local guide and entrance fees.
Please note – only limited number of single rooms available! Also please notice transportation is by train so we recommend you to have only 1 suitcase with you.
Guide: Local english speaking guide
Please check the tour itinerary here: Cranes of Izumi
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