Trip Reports

Coto Donana & Extremadura October 2012

We spent 9 superb days in some of the best habitat that Spain has to offer, the weather was glorious throughout except for one day of rain and some cloud near the end of the trip. Birding highlights included: a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Ferruginous Ducks, Spanish Imperial Eagle and Ring Ouzel. Our star bird of the trip was a juvenile White-winged Tern seen at Bonanza Salt Pans where we also saw 5 Black Storks, 22 Great White Egrets and a whole host of waders, gulls and terns. In Extremadura we had great fun tracking down several large flocks of Little Bustards (149 counted in one field), plus Great Bustards, thousands of Lapwings, larks, Hoopoes and pipits. The highlights of our visit to Monfrague were masses of vultures and the appearance of two White-rumped swifts. Common Crane sightings were limited to just one flock of 42 birds, they were late this year! Overall we logged 172 species a very good effort from the group and a testament of how good Spain is as a birding location.

Download Trip Report (1.16 MB)

Latest Trip Reports

  • The Pyrenees, Zaragoza & Picos de Europa - JUNE 2018 : Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - Wednesday, June 20, 2018

    Our total list of 135 was somewhat lower than the average of 150 because of the bad weather and unseasonal cold spells. We also missed about 10 species because we couldn’t visit the coastal sites as usual because a major link road ...

    View Report
  • Extremadura & Gredos Mountains 2018 : Thursday, May 31, 2018 - Thursday, June 7, 2018

    Our first morning went like a dream except for the delayed arrival of one flight. Four of us had arrived last night and met up for breakfast and then at 11am we drove to the airport to collect the other four participants, they arrived 25...

    View Report
  • NORTHERN GREECE - LAKE KERKINI : Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - Tuesday, May 22, 2018

    It had been a truly lovely experience, a trip that vastly exceeded all of our expectations, I have fallen in love with this area. There can’t many places left in Europe where vast areas are devoid of human activity, the tranquillit...

    View Report