WELCOME TO THE BLOG OF WINGSPAN BIRD TOURS



ALL NEWS, BIRD SIGHTINGS AND TOUR UPDATES WILL ALSO BE RECORDED ON MY WEB-SITE BLOG PAGES FOUND HERE


http://www.wingspanbirdtours.com/blog




FURTHER DETAILS OF FUTURE TRIPS CAN BE FOUND ON OUR MAIN WEBSITE:-



http://www.wingspanbirdtours.com/






FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT PARTICIPATED IN A WINGSPAN TOUR DURING 2016, THANK YOU FOR YOUR CUSTOM & YOUR COMPANY AND WE WISH YOU HEALTH AND HAPPINESS FOR 2017.

THE PROGRAMME FOR SPRING 2017 IS NOW ON MY

WEBSITE BUT HERE IS A PREVIEW



Jan 15th - 28th. - Sri Lanka. £1750

Feb 12th -27th - Costa Rica - full

Mar 20th - 30th Morocco - 10 nights. - £1190

April 5th - 12th - Andalucia migration tour. - £750 - 2 places

April 16th - 24th - Coto Donana & Extremadura - £950 - 2 places

April 29th - 6th May. - Lesvos - £875

May 8th - 15th - Portugal - full


May 13th - 21st Bulgaria - £850

May 23rd - 30th - Andalucia birds and butterflies - £750

May 31st - June 8th. - Extremadura and Sierra de Gredos - £950

June 12th - 20th - Pyrenees and Picos de Europa - £1050


FLIGHTS NOT INCLUDED IN THESE PRICES



BOOK NOW TO SECURE YOUR PLACE SEND AN E-MAIL TO:

E-mail: bobbuckler49@hotmail.com





















Red-throated Bee-eater

Red-throated Bee-eater
join us for a fantastic tour of The Gambia this November

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Gaucin - Saturday Night and Sunday Morning - 27th/28th August 2016

Saturday 27th August -  Evening  – Eastside of Gaucin

At last the endless Levante (east-wind) has eased off, it seemed to blow forever, Saturday was very still and as expected the flow of migrating raptors started trickling through.
Short-toed Eagle
At 6:30 I climbed up to my top terrace to watch this mini-spectacle, for 30 minutes I counted 181 Honey Buzzards, 51 Black Kites and 1 Booted Eagle, none of these birds were very high and they all headed down the Genal Valley towards Sierra Crestellina.         

Sunday Morning  -  28th August  - Marchenilla Track

The absence of wind instigated a venture a little further afield this morning. At 8:30am I drove down to San Pablo and turned onto the Marchenilla Track.
Zitting Cisticola

A two-hour walk failed to produce the number of migrants I was expecting but 6 Short-toed Eagles, 2 Booted Eagles, Common Buzzard, Common Kestrel and a single Montagu’s Harrier was enough to keep me occupied. One unexpected sighting was of a BLACK-WINGED KITE, never seen one of those along this track before.
Record shot of the Black-winged Kite

Other migrant sightings included: Woodchat Shrike, Red-rumped Swallow, Melodious Warbler, European Bee-eater (60+), Common Starling 20+ (my first for this autumn) and lots of Common Swifts.
the driest time of the year along the track


As I was leaving small groups of Honey Buzzards started to form above the hillsides, I counted 25 in the valley and saw plenty more as I drove back up the mountain to Gaucin.