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)
When you think a trip cannot get much better, it does. This Wingspan Tour was our tenth year in a row and proved every bit as good as all the previous tours. The scenery of the Pyrenees, in my opinion, cannot be beaten in Western Europe....View Report
This inaugural WINGSPAN TOUR of North Eastern Poland was run in conjunction with Wild Poland and Cheltenham Bird Club. Ten participants enjoyed a fabulous 9-day tour of two very contrasting habitats. We toured the vast marshes of the Bie...View Report
What a great trip this turned out to be! The weather was just perfect, the flowers and butterflies were magnificent which enhanced our birding excursions no end. All aspects exceeded our expectations and the scenery was out of this world...View Report