The Middle East is a hugely fascinating region to visit, whether you are a birder or not. Israel is perhaps a better known birding destination but Jordan is an under-watched country, so visiting birders have the opportunity to find and enjoy some very special birds in diverse habitats in solitude. A trip to Jordan should… Read more »
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 »
We quickly boarded our four-wheel drive vehicle, left behind the horse-town of El Rocio, and entered the magical realm of Doñana. In the woodsy area, we were greeted by severe, no-nonsense Woodchat Shrikes, dozens of fabulous and slightly surreal-looking Hoopoe, with their majestic spiky crowns of orange and black-tipped feathers, and luminous bee-eaters.
Birding trip report for the Western Cape in South Africa, October 2012 (Birding Ecotours)