During early April and over a period of 10 days our group of seven wing-spanners toured the wonderful
countryside of Morocco, visiting the high Atlas Mountains, the stony plains of the ‘Hammada’, the southeast
region of Tafilalt, (the area closest to the Sahara), the lush Sous valley, the coastal estuary of the Oued Sous
and the Souss Massa national park near Agadir. During our attempt to see the wonderful array of bird species
that Morocco has to offer we witnessed bright sunshine, thunderstorms and a sandstorm of epic proportions.
Our birding-time was cut by about 40% during the three day desert storm but despite the weather we
managed to see a total of 180 species including some rather special birds such as Bald Ibis, Desert Sparrow,
Crimson-winged Finch, Black-crowned Tchagra, Pharoah Eagle Owl, Desert Warbler, Tristram’s
Warbler, Brown-necked Raven, Houbara Bustard, Egyptian Nightjar, Mousierre’s Redstart, Fulvous
Babbler, Plain Martin, Little Swift, Marbled Duck and Hoopoe Lark to name but a few.
We had a smashing week of sunshine and birding, it was a little too hot at times but we really enjoyed the rapot migration and the birds of La Janda.Overall the raptor passage was sporadic and not as good as recent years, there were one ...View Report
A long-weekend tour of this magnificent coastline included visits to Lindisfarne (Holy Island), Inner Farne, Staple Island and Coquet Island a little further south. It was fantastic, a birder's heaven and one of the best birding expe...View Report
It was another very successful Tour of these three unique and contrasting areas, the scenery was stunning, the birds were amazing and the group was fantastic, we all gelled well and everyone enjoyed the trip. If anything, the weather was...View Report