What a difference a year makes. Last year we saw about 1 million Nettle Tree Butterflies and we had a huge influx of Rose-coloured Starlings. This year we saw one individual Nettle Tree Butterfly and no Rose-coloured Starlings. Our species count around Lake Kerkini was roughly the same, but for this year we added a visit to the huge Kalachori Coastal Lagoon where we saw an extra 17 species of waders including a Terek Sandpiper, which was voted as bird of the trip.
Beauty with tranquillity are the words that I would use to describe Lake Kerkini, it is a truly wonderful place to visit and you feel relaxed the whole time you are there. Very little traffic, no tourism as such and a serenity befitting the landscape. Everyone loved this trip, the boat cruise was the highlight, a magical experience, I can’t wait to return next year.Download Trip Report (1.8 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