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.
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