TRAVEL CHECKLIST

The right equipment for birding tours is important for a felicitous holiday. Take care that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes to meet the climate of the region and season. And don't forget your binoculars and camera!

Documents
Validpassport or ID card
Money, Cheques and/or credit card
International travel health insurance certificate

Clothing
Hiking shoes
Functional sports underwear
T-Shirts
Scarf (if required)
Hat or cap – Sun protection is important!
Jacket (Windstopper)
Shorts
Hiking socks
Raincover
Warm clothing
Towel
Toiletry

Equipment
Backpack
Small backpack pharmacy
Pocket knife, picnic dish, cup/mug
Water bottle(s) 1 – 2 litres per person
Food (eg bread, salami, cheese, chocolate, dried fruit, nuts)
Binoculars
Camera or Digital Camera (film, batteries /do not forget memory card)
Mobile phone and charger
Sunglasses & sunscreen

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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine.

I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image.

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