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.
We had 15 glorious days of fun, laughter and, of course, some excellent birding. The weather was very kind to us as we had no rain, only very light showers and one late afternoon downpour. There are a whole string of highlights that I co...View Report
It was another successful tour of this magical and bird-rich island, we saw all of the 34 endemic species of birds in our total of 248 species. We also saw over 50 species of butterflies, 21 mammals and a dozen or so reptiles. This beaut...View Report
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