From the presentation programme 2017: Iran – nature, culture and prejudices

Irania – White-throated Nightingale. High on the wish-list. Photo: Magnus Ullman.

Iran has cultural riches like few other countries. The bridges in Esfahan are widely renowned and the extensive ruined town of Persepolis is a definite “must see” for those with a lust for travel. Domestic tourism is extensive and there are plenty of comfortable hotels.

Few countries offer such a fine combination of nature and culture as Iran with its mighty historical memorials in beautiful surroundings. At the same time, one can keep a keen eye out for the bird life with Egyptian Nightjar, Grey Hypocolius, White-throated Nightingale, Basra Reed Warbler, Menetries’s Warbler, Iraq Babbler, Afghan Babbler, Red-tailed Shrike, Mesopotamian Crow, Dead Sea Sparrow, etc.

In Europe, there are many prejudgements about Iran – we put paid to some of the myths.


Magnus Ullman, tour leader for AviFauna Naturresor, is well travelled in Iran which he has visited since 2003, most recently in April 2017.

Persepolis – magnificent, powerful, thought-provoking. Photo: Magnus Ullman.