A great tour with a great ‘team’ of birders, everyone contributed and everyone found something for the
list. This was the first attempt by WINGSPAN to combine these 3 contrasting and unique habitats, it
really worked well. We amassed an incredible sightings list of 170 species and heard Common Quail
so we actually recorded 171.
If I listed all the great sightings this summary would go on for ages but here are just a few of the
goodies: Snow Finch, Alpine Accentor, Lammergeire, Wallcreeper, Citril Finch, Black
Woodpecker, Ring Ouzel, Water Pipit, Wryneck, Pin-tailed Sandgrouse, Black Bellied Sandgrouse,
Great Spotted Cuckoo & Golden Eagle. A mouth-watering list indeed!
The varying landscapes, the majestic limestone peaks, the colours of the plains, the lush green
alpine meadows were absolutely fantastic and a wonderful sight to behold. We had superb weather
for 90% of the time, clear blue sky, very little wind and it rained on only one day. As well as birds we
also watched many butterflies, wild flowers, lizards and mammals.
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