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HAN BOUWMEESTER HIDE TRIP

ONE WEEK THE VERY BEST HIDES OF THE BENELUX

with expert guiding from HAN BOUWMEESTER

 

NEW DATE !

FROM 15 TO 21 JUNE 2020

SPECIAL :

CROSSBILL

KINGFISHER

RAPTORS

WOODPECKERS

FACTS:

7 HIDES

GREAT SETTINGS

MANY SPECIES

EXPERT GUIDANCE

TRIP:

 6 NIGHTS - 6 DAYS

 10 - 15 PERS

OWN TRANSPORT

FULL BOARD HOTEL

EXPERIENCE THE BEST HIDES OF THE BENELUX IN 1 WEEK

The cabins of Han Bouwmeester in the Netherlands are a household name in the world of nature photography. Wildpix Travel now offers you the opportunity to make a real hide trip and use a range of HBN cabins in a week's time; in the absolute top time!

 

Han Bouwmeester was the founder of rentable hides in the Benelux and his cabins distinguish themselves from others by their smart location, excellent photo points, space and luxury. Comfortable chairs make it easy for you to keep it up for a day.

 

In that period we have all photo huts available so also the most popular photo hut of Europe; HBN-3. Traditionally this hide in the heath of the Lemelerberg has been fully booked months in advance. Wildpix now offers you the opportunity to use this and the other beautiful huts and return home with cards full of pictures.

 

This week we can make use of all the huts; these are forest huts with the famous forest birds and squirrels, moor huts with as extras photogenic species such as crossbills, apple finches and goldfinches, and the water hut with kingfishers and waterfowl. In addition, by that time there will also be a new cabin available at yet another unique location. Enough variation!

 

In spring, the birds at the forest and heathland huts mainly come down to the water which is offered by shallow ponds. Just in front of your lens, beautiful species will show up and photograph undisturbed.

ACCOMPANIED, INSTRUCTIVE, COMFORTABLE AND PERFECTLY CARED FOR

We offer this trip in combination with overnight stays in a fine hotel which is equipped with an early breakfast and provides delicious lunch packages. During the evenings Han will be present to give you explanations, tips and trucks and of course to enjoy your images. On the starting night Han will give a presentation of his Wildpix Travel trips and on one of the evenings we will enjoy a fully cared for Barbecue in a beautiful Twente outdoor area.

 

The perfect combination of photography, learning and enjoyment.

THE HIDES

HBN-1XL

  • This is the newest HBN hut and it concerns the resurrection of the old HBN-1 photo hut in the same area but different place. It is a so-called forest and reed hut.

 

  • This hut lies with its back against a rugged mixed forest and with itself on open rugged reed beds.

 

  • Species that we will expect here include the famous forest birds, squirrels, hawk, buzzard, sparrow, kingfisher, green woodpecker, reed warbler, putter, variegated flycatcher, blackberry sniper, large yellow wagtail, sandpiper, small plover etc. Last spring kingfishers nested at the hut and very rare species such as Cetti's singer, quail's king and grey-backed shrike were seen.

 

  • Suitable for three photographers.

 

  • Hi-tec mirror glass.

HBN-4   THE UNIQUE SPOTLIGHT HIDE

  • A real forest birdhouse with its famous species but also chance of the middle spotted woodpecker and taiga tree creeper. This hut is famous for its beautiful spotlight effect that gives spectacular dark backgrounds.

 

  • Suitable for three photographers

  • No mirror glass.

 

 

 

HBN-5

  • Very spacious forest bird hut with beautiful setting in the Haaksbergerveen of State Forestry Commission. The hut is situated in pine forest but surrounded by several other biotopes so there is plenty to see.

 

  • Species that are seen here are besides the famous forest birds also middle spotted woodpecker, green- and black woodpecker, crossbill, crested tit, black tit, goldfinch, sparrow and hawk.

 

  • Suitable for three photographers.

  • Equipped with hi-tec mirror glass.

 

 

 

 

 

HBN-6  THE BEST AND MOST BEAUTIFUL WATER HIDE

  • Unique water hut in the form of a prefab concrete cellar that stands here in the water. The hut is located on a former sand extraction lake where, in cooperation with the Province of Overijssel and the municipality of Hof van Twente, the hut has started its own nature development. The lake has been made shallow, making it increasingly attractive for birds.

 

  • Several kingfishers are sitting in front of the hut every day, but also herons and waterfowl.

 

  • Suitable for two photographers.


 

- Equipped with Hi-tec mirror glass.

 

 

 

HBN-3   EUROPE'S MOST POPULAR HIDE

The most popular hide in Europe is located on the Lemelerberg. This hut is situated in the heath of the Lemelerberg from lanscape Overijssel. Hut 3' and 'Lemelerberg' have become concepts and not without reason. This hut is occupied all

year round by photographers who mainly come for cross-basins, apple finches, goldfinches, tree beepers, sperm weirs and so many other species. In the time of the Wildpix week this hut is also at its top of often between 30 and 35 species per day!

Suitable for three photographers - No mirror glass

 

 

 

 

 

HBN-7  

This is the second photo hut on the same site as HBN-3 and produces largely the same variety of species.

 

Suitable for three photographers -equipped

with the Hi-tec mirror glass

THE PROGRAM

 

Should there be more HBN cabins these months, these will also be included in the program.

 

We work with a schedule of hides where we give everyone the chance to use at least hut 3. For the rest we will make a schedule as much as possible according to the wishes of the participants, where each day a different hut can be visited. This is always discussed the evening before.

 

DAY 1 travel day: arrival / dinner / lecture Han Bouwmeester

 

DAY 2 full day hide

 

DAY 3 full day hide

 

DAY 4 full day hide

 

DAY 5 full day hide

 

DAY 6 full day hide + special BBQ evening*   

*:The BBQ can be moved to one of the other evenings depending on the weather. 

 

DAY 7 full day hide + return trip end of day

 

 

 

HOTEL

We stay in a beautiful hotel in Delden. This hotel is centrally located between all the photo huts. At 5 minutes from the nearest hut, and at 45 minutes’ drive the furthest away hut. The current price is based on a shared 2-person room. This is because we often see couples or photo friends wanting to share a room. There is of course a single room possibility with supplement.

TRANSPORT

 

You come by car and drive to the cabins yourself with the plans you get there. Very easy all of them.

 

PERIOD

 

10-16 June 2019 of which the 11th travel day and evening start program.

 

 

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

 

Minimum: 10         Maximum: 15

 

FOR WHO

 

All levels of photographers can enjoy this. We recommend lenses from 300mm.

 

 

EATING AND DRINKING

 

FULL BOARD: early breakfast - extensive packed lunch - evening dinner Because everyone comes back from the cabins on their own time and on their own, everyone also enjoys dinner on their own.

GUIDING

 

Han Bouwmeester and a 2nd Wildpix colleague

PRACTICAL INFO

AVAILABLE PERIODS

 

10-16 June 2019 of which the 11th travel day and evening start program.


 

TRIP and LEGISLATION

 

Han Bouwmeester


 

TRANSPORT

 

Own transport


 

ACCOMODATION

 

4**** Hotel

 

 

NUMBER OF PERSONS

 

10 to 12 photographers max


 

PRICE

 

Price per person ALL IN 6 photo days - 6 nights:

 

Double room: € 920 incl. VAT

 

single room: + € 150 for the entire stay.

 

DEADLINE REGISTRATION: 20/04/2020






 

!! GOOD TO KNOW!

 

PAYMENTS

 

After booking you will receive a payment request and pay the full amount in advance by bank transfer.

This way everything is arranged and your trip is reserved. You will receive an invoice.

What if I need to cancel my trip?

 

In case of cancellation you should always inform us as soon as possible. Since we also have to pay cancellation costs with our partners, we also have to pay a cancellation fee in some cases. This is explained in detail below, in the general terms and conditions and in the travel information that is sent to you.

 

You can always contact your cancellation insurance.

 

Time limits for cancellation costs:


 

5 TO 3 MONTHS BEFORE DEPARTURE.  25% OF THE TOTAL TRAVEL SUM

3 TO 2 MONTHS BEFORE DEPARTURE.  50% OF THE TOTAL TRAVEL SUM

2 TO 1 MONTHS BEFORE DEPARTURE   80% OF THE TOTAL TRAVEL SUM

1 MONTH TO 1 DAY BEFORE DEPARTURE.  100% OF THE TOTAL TRAVEL SUM

HAN BOUWMEESTER  - WILDPIX FOUNDER AND GUIDE

YOUR GUIDE AND HOW TO BOOK?

 

1. FILL IN THE ONLINE BOOKING FORM

 

2. YOU WILL BE CONTACTED SHORTLY BY:   HAN@WILDPIX.NL