Overall the spectacle of thousands of migration raptors did not materialise which was a little disappointing, this was due to the weather patterns at the peak migration times. The light westerly winds were always favourable for the crossing to Africa which the raptors did at will with no build up of significant numbers.
For me it was another great birding week, superb birding, a lovely group of people, smashing weather and an impressive tally of species which included a couple of rarities and some unusual sightings...............Download Trip Report (2.3 MB)
This was a triumphant return to the Gambia for WINGSPAN BIRD TOURS after an absence of two years. We had a marvellous group made up of four Americans and four British participants, all equally enthusiastic and anxious to find as many spe...View Report
We had a wet and windy week in Weymouth, rain and high winds spoilt some of our days, but we went home happy with many excellent sightings and some memorable experiences. We saw one or two rare species and a few uncommon migrants as well...View Report
It had a been a very good week not a great week! We had mixed fortunes with both birding and the weather and I guess they are both inextricably connected. Just as we did last year we picked up one or two goodies each day, we saw Jack Sni...View Report