We met in Ronda at the Hotel San Gabriel on a bright Sunday morning, a hazy sky produced a weakened
sun with very little breeze which made for very good birding weather.
The Serrania de Ronda is an area of mountainous beauty clothed with lush Mediterranean vegetation that
surrounds the ancient town of Ronda, our particular destination this morning amidst this vast wilderness
was the tracks and trails of the Sierra de las Nieves (parque natural). This is a huge area of oak forest, pine
woods, open scrubland, river gorges and high mountains of bare karstic rock. Large rounded grey
mountains tops could be seen in every direction and you could imagine it to be a very desolate place in the
middle of winter.
What a difference a year makes. Last year we saw about 1 million Nettle Tree Butterflies and we had a huge influx of Rose-coloured Starlings. This year we saw one individual Nettle Tree Butterfly and no Rose-coloured Starlings. Our...View Report
This tour was another classic ‘Lesvos’ spring trip, plenty of water, plenty of sightings in stunning scenery and lovely sunshine. Flowers and butterflies enhanced our enjoyment of this beautiful place. Birding highlights incl...View Report
It was another very successful WINGSPAN TOUR of this beautiful part of Africa and resulted in an impressive list of nearly 200 species. The trip was made so much more pleasurable because the group were so fantastic, they gelled really we...View Report