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.
A cold start to this tour saw the group wrapped up warm for the first few days. The cold weather system for this year had delayed spring migration and consequently we saw very few migrant species and no visible raptor migration. However,...View Report
This was an incredible journey through some of the world most diverse habitats with, at times. breath-taking scenery. It seems unbelieveble that so many species can be packed into such a small country as Costa Rica. Wildlife flo...View Report
What a fabulous place to go birding! A beautiful verdant country with terrific scenery an abundance of wildlife and very friendly people. This, our second tour produced 240 species of birds, around 40 butterflies and 26 mamma...View Report