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)
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