Just returned from another great trip to Ghana where we recorded over 400 species of bird and as the name of the tour suggests, we were successful in seeing the two “must see” birds, the amazing Yellow-headed Picathartes and the fantastic Egyptian Plover! We were treated to some great views of the Picathartes with up to 5 birds coming in to their roost site and the Egyptian Plovers gave incredibly close views, where we also discovered a young chick which is thought to be the first confirmed breeding record for Ghana! See Videos HERE
Other clear highlights were: 8 species of Hornbill, Blue-moustached Bee-Eater, Rufous-sided Broadbill, Fraser’s Eagle Owl and much more! Trip report available soon.
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Check out some great Iberian Wolf photos taken this year at the site we shall visit on our Wildcats and Wolves Tour in September 2014!
New Trip Reports added for:
ITALY: Abruzzo NP – Bears, Woodpeckers & Rock Partridge May 2013
MOROCCO: Southern Morocco – Birders’ Specialities March 2013
10th August 2013
Check out our new bird and mammal video page HERE
22nd June 2013
New Itineraries for Uganda and The Pantanal added:
Target mammals include Gorilla and Jaguar and Target Birds include Harpy Eagle and Shoebill.
Check out the Links HERE for UGANDA and HERE for THE PANTANAL
15th June 2013
New Uganda Albertine Rift Endemics – Shoebill, Pitta, Broadbill and Gorillas Itinerary due very soon for July 2014 departure!
28th May 2013
New Wildcats, Wolves & Wallcreepers Tour just added
25th May 2013
Just returned from a very successful short break to the Abruzzo National Park, Italy. We had some incredible views of the endemic race Marsican Brown Bear on 4 out of 5 days and all without visiting an expensive baited hide! Some good birds too, with Rock Partridge and White-backed Woodpecker!
8th May 2013
New tour added for May 2014 Finland: Arctic Owl Adventure – See Bird Tours
30th April 2013
Sierra de Andujar: Iberian Lynx, Cranes, Eagles & Vultures Trip Report from February 2013 added to Trip Report Section: HERE
18th April 2013
An update from Eduardo Santos – Project Co-ordinator of Programma Lince in Portugal on how our money is helping this great project HERE
9th April 2013
African Rock Martin – This is one of up to 10 birds that we discovered south of Merzouga. Now considered a rarity in Morocco…….
26 March 2013
Just back from a very successful tour to Southern Morocco – Trip Report to be posted soon. In the meantime, here are a few images from the tour – Now taking bookings for 2014 HERE:
2nd March 2013
Just returned from our Iberian Lynx Tour which was a ruly unforgettable experience! We enjoyed Lynx sightings every day and saw at least 4 and probably 5 different animals, including a mother and older cub and an animal crossing the track right in front of us. Truly wonderful!
16th February 2013
A few of the highlights of a recent trip to Southern Morocco: Looking forward to our March trip – Just one place remaining!
11th January 2013
Recent Iberian Lynx Trip Report now added HERE
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New dates for GHANA LONG TOUR added for November 2013 – See HERE
One of the Iberian Lynx seen on recent November tour: Scroll down to see videos
Just returned from a great short break in search of Iberian Lynx. Great views of two different animals, including an animal hunting rabbits!
See more videos from recent tour HERE
Bird highlights included:
200+ Common Cranes, hundreds of Greater Flamingos, Glossy Ibis, Spanish Imperial Eagle, Golden Eagle, Black Vulture and Eagle Owl. Other mammal highlights included: Spanish Ibex, Mouflon, Wild Boar and a number of bats including Greater Mouse-Eared and Shreiber’s Bat. Not bad for just a 4 night break!
Please email if you want a private group (2 or more) between December 2012 and March 2013.
A recent trip to the fabulous REGUA bird lodge in Brazil’s Atlantic Rainforest whilst guding for Heatherlea produced some excellent night birding! Fabulous views of both Black-Banded and Tawny-Browed Owls, Tropical Screech Owl and Giant Snipe…..
Good news from Abruzzo NP: http://www.wisebirding.co.uk/conservation-news
Iberian Lynx Short Break: New Dates Sat 24th – Weds 28th November 2012
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21st August Update
Just returned from the Birdfair and have now cooled down after the hot and sticky Marquee! Great to meet you all and to hear the positive comments about the conservation projects that we are supporting. There are plenty of new destinations and associated conservation projects in the pipeline following the Birdfair, so keep checking the website!
17th July Update
BIRDFAIR 2012: Come and visit Chris on the Wise Birding Holidays stand in Marquee 1 Stand 25.
2nd July Update
Ghana Forests Trip Report (guiding for Zoothera Global Birding) just added HERE
19th June Update
Abruzzo NP: Bears & Woodpeckers Trip Report added HERE
24th May Update
Just returned from an amazing trip to Abruzzo NP where we had 3 different bear sightings including two animals mating and showing exceptionally for an hour! Also great views of White-backed Woodpecker and Apennine Chamois – Trip report to be posted soon. In the meantime check out the video Here
19th April Update
New 2013 tour added: Northern Pantanal – Jaguars, Birds & other Mammals supporting the Institute for the Conservation of Neotropical Carnivores – “Pró-Carnívoros”
16th April Update
Just written a piece on Birding in Ghana for the excellent 10,000 Birds website: http://10000birds.com/ghana-%E2%80%93-upper-guinea-forest-birding-at-its-best.htm
13th April 2012 Update
New tours for 2013 added – Southern Morocco – Birder’s Specialities Tour supporting Northern Bald Ibis research
New Trip Reports added:
Southern Morocco – March 2008 &
The Northern Pantanal with Harpy Eagle pre-tour Extension – Oct 2008
and finally – Purple Heron on Chris’s local patch makes the news! :
24th March 2012 Update
Check out this great shot of what has to be Ghana’s most wanted bird, Yellow-headed Picathartes. This photo was taken by Barry Wright who recently joined me on a tour I was leading for Zoothera Global Birding.
The bird just posed for us and began preening just metres away from us – Truly stunning!
See our November Ghana tour Here
Do not despair if you are not a Facebook Fan – You do not need to have a Facebook account to visit it.
On this FB page we hope to bring you:
- features on the conservation organisations that we are supporting as well others that we hope to suport in the future
- interesting facts about particular species of bird and mammal that we hope to see on our tours
- new photos and videos
- and the latest updates on our tours
Of course, if you do have a Facebook account, then you can leave comments and ask questions. Why not give it a try and tell us what tours you would like to see us do and more importantly what conservation projects you think we should be working with………
In the meantime, we are working on future tours for 2013 to include:
and some closer to home in Devon too!
Keep checking this and the facebook page!