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.
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