Trip Reports

Coto Donana & Tarifa April 2011

Our first day involved getting the group assembled; Conor & Ann were collected from Malaga Airport at 11:30am 
and then Peter, Alison & Gordon were collected from Gibraltar Airport at 2:30pm it was the shortest visit to Gib 
that Conor and Ann were ever going to make. John and Estelle were to arrive on Sunday to join the group for the 
last 6 days. 
From Gibraltar we took the short drive to our hotel in the foothills above Algeciras where we reconvened at 4pm to 
head off for a short birding session. We drove to El Bujeo, a small picnic area situated along the main N340 just 
above Pelayo, it consists of open grassy areas, thick scrub and some mature eucalyptus trees. A pair of Ravens
flew over as we emerged from the bus, quickly followed by 4 Griffon Vultures and in the scrub we found a
Woodchat Shrike, Common Redstart (a nice male) and a few Barn Swallows flew by. 
As we walked through the shrubs we found several Bonelli’s Warblers (a couple were singing), Blackcap, 
Common Whitethroats, Iberian Chiffchaff (also singing), Common Nightingale (heard only), Stonechat, Cirl 
Bunting, Serin and a few common species. 
Not a bad start to our holiday, we returned to the hotel and got ready for our dinner which was served at 8pm. 

Download Trip Report (328 KB)

Latest Trip Reports

  • The Pyrenees, Zaragoza & Picos de Europa - 2022 : Sunday, June 12, 2022 - Monday, June 20, 2022

    It was aother excellent trip to the most scenic areas of Spain. we saw nearly all of our target species but...........the weather conditions were very harsh! We had extreme heat for the first 6 days and then a very cold and win...

    View Report
  • DORSET - SOMERSET NEW YEAR MINI-BREAK : Thursday, June 2, 2022 - Thursday, June 9, 2022

    The combined trip of the Somerset Levels and Southern Dorset worked very well, we logged 140 species noting all five species of Grebes and all three Divers. Great, Little and Cattle Egrets are now easy sightings in Somserset with Spoonbi...

    View Report
  • NORTHERN GREECE - LAKE KERKINI 2022 : Friday, May 6, 2022 - Friday, May 13, 2022

    The was the quintessential ideal birding trip, the weather was superb throughout, the birds performed magnificently, and we had had a wonderful bunch of people for company. There are so many highlights I could not fit them all here in on...

    View Report