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.
This was far from the best migration year, we had a diificult time finding common migrant birds let alone rare or uncommon species. The weather wasn't too bad except for a very stormy afternoon and evening in midweek. We mananged to ...View Report
We had superb weather, in fact it was too nice at times! The group was lovely we had plenty of laughs but the migration was more or less non-exisitent. We hardly saw a common migrant let alone a rare one. Despite this we saw over 120 spe...View Report
Another successful Tour of these magical islands. Common migrants were thin on the ground but we saw many uncommon and rare birds. The weather dipped somewhat during the week and we left the islands a day early because of an horren...View Report