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 there are still ‘goodies’ to be had.
Apart from the ‘uncommon ‘ migrants that we managed to see, such as: Tawny Pipit, Ortolan Bunting, Lapland Bunting, Pectoral & Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Rose-coloured Starling and Whooper Swan there were several that we missed. These included: Yellow-browed Warbler, Firecrest, Common Rosefinch and Red-backed Shrike. Which shows that it is still an interesting and an exciting place to visit at this time of the year.Download Trip Report (1.52 MB)
We had 15 glorious days of fun, laughter and, of course, some excellent birding. The weather was very kind to us as we had no rain, only very light showers and one late afternoon downpour. There are a whole string of highlights that I co...View Report
It was another successful tour of this magical and bird-rich island, we saw all of the 34 endemic species of birds in our total of 248 species. We also saw over 50 species of butterflies, 21 mammals and a dozen or so reptiles. This beaut...View Report
This was a triumphant return to the Gambia for WINGSPAN BIRD TOURS after an absence of two years. We had a marvellous group made up of four Americans and four British participants, all equally enthusiastic and anxious to find as many spe...View Report