Trip Reports

Coto Donana & Extremadura October 2011

This 9-day tour covered a wide variety of habitats and included two of the best Bird-watching regions of Spain, it is not surprising then that we recorded over 170 species with some rare and unusual birds on the list. We saw 26 species of waders, 20 different raptors and a plethora of ducks, geese, herons, egrets , storks and cranes.  
We had great views of an adult Spanish Imperial Eagle in the afternoon sunlight at Trebujena Marshes just after we had logged Marbled Duck! In Donana we found 4 Ruddy Shelduck, Yellow-crowned Bishop, Common Waxbill, Bluethroat and Black Stork within a 30 minute period and in Extremadura we found a White-rumped Swift, a perched Golden Eagle, both Great and Little Bustards, a Merlin and a flock of over 500 Candra Larks all in the same area. We eventually caught up with Pin-tailed Sandgrouse after hours of searching for them. 

Download Trip Report (684 KB)

Latest Trip Reports

  • Dorset, Autumn Migration based in Weymouth - 2019 : Friday, October 11, 2019 - Friday, October 18, 2019

    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
  • ISLES OF SCILLY 2019 : Monday, September 30, 2019 - Monday, October 7, 2019

    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
  • TARIFA - AUTUMN MIGRATION TOUR - SEPT 2019 : Sunday, September 1, 2019 - Sunday, September 8, 2019

    ANOTHER GREAT MIGRATION TOUR finished where it started, back in Malaga. We had seen 168 species and heard a couple more, Common Nightingale and Wren. I had a fantastic group, full of ethusiasm and very keen to seek out a tremendous varie...

    View Report