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.
It was unbelievable autumn migration throughout the UK because of the very unique weather conditions. An unprecedented number of Nearctic Birds arrived on the west coast of the UK including the Isles of Scilly. American Warblers wer...View Report
A somewhat wet and windy start to the tour developed into a sunshiny affair with a high count of species recorded. Bulgaria proved once again that its varied and interesting landscapes house a tremendous biodiversity of wildlife, es...View Report
We didn't let a couple of days of rain ruin this fantastic tour, we still enjoyed one of the most scenic tours you can find in Europe. The bird life, on and around, Lake Kerkini is prolific and a wonder to behold.View Report