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.
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
We had a wet and windy week in Weymouth, rain and high winds spoilt some of our days, but we went home happy with many excellent sightings and some memorable experiences. We saw one or two rare species and a few uncommon migrants as well...View Report
It had a been a very good week not a great week! We had mixed fortunes with both birding and the weather and I guess they are both inextricably connected. Just as we did last year we picked up one or two goodies each day, we saw Jack Sni...View Report