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.

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Montagu´s Harrier by JM Sayago

With some 150 species sighted throughout the year, the Odiel Marshes are among Spain's best-kept birding secrets.

Trip Report: Birding South Africa, The Western Cape

Cape Rockjumper by Andre Stapelberg.

Birding trip report for the Western Cape in South Africa, October 2012 (Birding Ecotours)