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.
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