Herzegovina – Plenty of Birds but Very Few Birdwatchers

Blidinje Nature Park ©David Chandler

Herzegovina is not really on the bird watching map. It’s the southern end of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with wonderful limestone landscapes, and lots of birds.

Salto de Gitano in Monfragüe National Park (image courtesy Extremadura Tourist Board)

Extremadura is the best place in Western Europe for raptors (including Spanish Imperial and Bonelli’s Eagles, Cinereous, Egyptian and Griffon Vultures, and Black-winged Kite) and bustards (with good numbers of Great and Little present). As if that wasn’t enough, you could find some of Europe’s other most spectacular birds against the backdrop of one of the wildest and avian rich locations left in Europe.

ALASKA Birding Tour: Spring Migration in Gambell (High Lonesome)

High Lonesome BirdTours. Gambell is a small, timeless Eskimo village on St. Lawrence Island, in the Bering Sea just off the Siberian coast. High Arctic and Asian vagrants are the draw at Gambell. Most of the Asian species recorded in North America have been seen in Gambell and its environs. This tour allows participants to spend much of their time within a couple of miles of the Yupik village, very near a seabird “super-highway.” You won't want to miss this tour, which includes an Alaskan bird expert and personal chef!

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Pied Flycatcher © The Biggest Twitch

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The Wilds of Romania: Birding Transylvania

Misty fields with buildings in distance

Thanks to its antiquated agriculture and extensive areas of untouched native forest and wetland, Romania is uniquely important for wildlife in Europe.

Trip Report: All Bustards Great and Small: Birdwatching in Extremadura

Azure-winged Magpie © The Biggest Twitch

Source: Alan Davies and Ruth Miller Date: March, 2013 Saturday 9th March Our tour began at Madrid Airport. We quickly picked up our comfortable 9-seater minibus and after a little confusion on the motorways around Madrid, we found ourselves heading southwest towards Extremadura. We hadn’t gone far before we encountered our first great birds of… Read more »