What a wonderful place The Gambia is, a perfect introduction to African birding, birds are everywhere! To prove my
point, I am sitting outside my apartment, in the grounds of the Senegambia hotel, as I write this introduction, I can see a
White-crowned Robin-chat, A Hooded Vulture, 3 Yellow-billed Shrikes and a Pied Crow all within a few meters of me
and I can hear a multitude of other species.
This was, in fact, a photographic tour, I led 8 clients from Belgium for these past 11 days and the emphasis was most
definitely placed on photography rather than listing species, we didn’t even have a bird log in the evening, however, I
did keep a tally which amounted to 252 species.
Birding highlights included sightings of: African Finfoot, Painted Snipe, Black Coucal, Black Wood Hoopoe, Copper
Sunbird and the rarest, a Dwarf Bittern.
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