The WINGSPAN inaugural tour of Sri Lanka was a complete success in terms of finding excellent local guides, good accommodation, the best routes and of course the best places to see the huge variety of wildlife. It was a fantastic recce trip in search of the the endemic species of this beautiful isolated island country, we saw all 33 endemics together with 215 other species of birds, 27 mammals, lots of butterflies and some really interesting reptiles.
The scenery is breath-taking in places, the local people are genuinely lovely and are the friendliest I've ever met, anywhere! We visited several national parks including the famous Yala National Park and covered many different habitats in beautiful landscapes over several different elevations.
It was a wonderful trip and Sri Lanka easily slotted into my top 3 best countries for birding! I can't wait to return next year.......you may be convinced to join me after you read this report.Download Trip Report (2.52 MB)
We had a smashing week of sunshine and birding, it was a little too hot at times but we really enjoyed the rapot migration and the birds of La Janda.Overall the raptor passage was sporadic and not as good as recent years, there were one ...View Report
A long-weekend tour of this magnificent coastline included visits to Lindisfarne (Holy Island), Inner Farne, Staple Island and Coquet Island a little further south. It was fantastic, a birder's heaven and one of the best birding expe...View Report
It was another very successful Tour of these three unique and contrasting areas, the scenery was stunning, the birds were amazing and the group was fantastic, we all gelled well and everyone enjoyed the trip. If anything, the weather was...View Report