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.
For me it was great to return to the Isles of Scilly after a 16-year break, they haven’t changed, they still retain their unique charm, beauty and tranquillity. The birding isn’t as good as the heady days of the past, but the...View Report
This was our second consecutive Autumn Migration Tour FOR 2018, it fell just short of the mark with regards to large raptor movements, we did see a few thousand birds but not en-masse as in the first week. Passerine migration was also po...View Report
RIO GUADIARO AT ESTACION DE CORTES Dawn and I were joined by John McClure, our American friend and budding birder also from Gaucin, for an afternoon of birding by the river. We just sat under our favourite tree and whiled away t...View Report