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2017

Kindrogan Field Centre & environs, Perthshire, Scotland 9-16 Jun 2017: Goosander, Red Grouse, Ptarmigan, Black Grouse, Woodcock, Cuckoo, Green Woodpecker, Tree Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Dipper, Redstart, Whinchat, Wheatear, Ring Ouzel, Grasshopper Warbler, Tree Sparrow, Lesser Redpoll, Crossbill.

Lesvos, Greece 13-27 May 2017: Chukar, Ruddy Shelduck, Scopoli's Shearwater, Yelkouan Shearwater, Greater Flamingo, Black Stork, Little Bittern, Squacco Heron, Dalmatian Pelican, Long-legged Buzzard, Red-fotted Falcon, Eleonora's Falcon, Temminck's Stint, Pectoral Sandpiper, Slender-billed Gull, Whiskered Tern, White-winged Black Tern, Black Tern, Scops Owl, Bee-eater, Hoopoe, Middle Spotted Woodpecker, Red-backed Shrike, Lesser Grey Shrike, Woodchat Shrike, Masked Shrike, Golden Oriole, Sombre Tit, Eastern Bonelli's Warbler, Marsh Warbler, Eastern Olivaceous Warbler, Olive-tree Warbler, Icterine Warbler, Eastern Orphean Warbler, Eastern Subalpine Warbler, Rüppell's Warbler, Krüper's Nuthatch, Western Rock Nuthatch, Rose-coloured Starling, Rufous Bush Robin, Isabelline Wheatear, Black-eared Wheatear, Rock Sparrow, Black-headed Wagtail, Citrine Wagtail, Cinereous Bunting, Cretzschmar's Bunting, Black-headed Bunting.

Costa de la Luz, Spain 28 Mar - 6 Apr 2017: Balearic Shearwater, Great Egret, Purple Heron, Northern Bald Ibis, Greater Flamingo, Egyptian Vulture, Short-toed Eagle, Booted Eagle, Bonelli's Eagle, Hen Harrier, Montagu's Harrier, Lesser Kestrel, Black-winged Kite, Purple Swamphen, Collared Pratincole, Audouin's Gull, Caspian Tern, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Black-eared Wheatear, Spectacled Warbler, Iberian Chiffchaff, Western Bonelli's Warbler, Spanish Sparrow.

 

2016

Czech Republic 15-29 Jun: Goldeneye, Red-crested Pochard, Quail, Night Heron, Great Egret, Purple Heron, Black Stork, Honey Buzzard, Montagu's Harrier, Black Tern, Turtle Dove, Black Woodpecker, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Middle Spotted Woodpecker, Wryneck, Dipper, Black Redstart, Fieldfare, Barred Warbler, River Warbler, Marsh Warbler, Icterine Warbler, Greenish Warbler, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Collared Flycatcher, Marsh Tit, Penduline Tit, Red-backed Shrike, Golden Oriole, Serin, Hawfinch, Common Rosefinch.

 

Kindrogan Field Centre & environs, Perthshire, Scotland 3-10 Jun: Goosander, Osprey, Woodcock, Cuckoo,

Green Woodpecker, Tree Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Redstart, Whinchat, Wheatear, Crossbill, Yellowhammer.

 

Costa de la Luz, Spain 28 Mar - 7 Apr: Balearic Shearwater, Purple Heron, Northern Bald Ibis, Greater Flamingo,

Egyptian Vulture, Short-toed Eagle, Booted Eagle, Lesser Kestrel, Black-winged Kite, Purple Swamphen, Collared

Pratincole, Puffin, Razorbill, Pomarine Skua, Audouin's Gull, Caspian Tern, Common Bulbul, Calandra Lark, Iberian

Chiffchaff, Western Bonelli's Warbler, Ortolan Bunting.

 

Florida Keys, US 6-18 Jan: Brown Pelican, Wood Stork, Magnificent Frigatebird, Anhinga, Great White Heron,

Tricolored Heron, Little Blue Heron, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Roseate Spoonbill, Broad-winged Hawk,

Short-tailed Hawk, Killdeer, Wilson's Plover, Semipalmated Plover, Spotted Sandpiper, Willet, Least Sandpiper,

Western Sandpiper, Lesser Yellowlegs, Short-billed Dowitcher, Caspian Tern, Royal Tern, White-crowned Pigeon,

Bald Eagle, Tree Swallow, Cedar Waxwing, Boat-tailed Grackle.

 

2015

Florida Keys, US 8-15 Sep: Magnificent Frigatebird, Masked Booby, Brown Booby, Least Bittern, Great White Heron, Reddish Egret, Tricolored Heron, Little Blue Heron, Green Heron, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Roseate Spoonbill, Semipalmated Plover, Willet, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Short-billed Dowitcher, Brown Noddy, Black Noddy, Royal Tern, Black Skimmer, White-crowned Pigeon, Common Nighthawk, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Gray Kingbird, Black-whiskered Vireo, Ovenbird, Louisiana Waterthrush, Northern Waterthrush, Black-and-white Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, Swainson's Warbler, Mourning Warbler, Hooded Warbler, American Redstart, Northern Parula, Magnolia Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Dickcissel, Bobolink, Orchard Oriole.

 

Kindrogan Field Centre & environs, Perthshire, Scotland 5-12 Jun: Goosander, Red Grouse, Osprey, Woodcock, Green Woodpecker, Tree Pipit, Dipper, Whinchat, Redstart, Ring Ouzel, Common Crossbill, Pine Marten & Otter.

 

Costa de la Luz, Spain 8-18 Apr: Balearic Shearwater, Great Egret, Purple Heron, Northern Bald Ibis, Greater Flamingo, Egyptian Vulture, Short-toed Eagle, Booted Eagle, Bonelli's Eagle, Lesser Kestrel, Purple Swamphen, Collared Pratincole, Slender-billed Gull, Audouin's Gull, Gull-billed Tern, Caspian Tern, Lesser Crested Tern, Little Swift, Calandra Lark, Spectacled Warbler, Iberian Chiffchaff, Spanish Sparrow, Ortolan Bunting.

 

2014

Florida Keys, US 3-10 Nov: Magnificent Frigatebird, Anhinga, Würdemann's Heron, Reddish Egret, Tricolored Heron, Little Blue Heron, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Broad-winged Hawk, Short-tailed Hawk, Wilson's Plover, Royal Tern, Common Ground-Dove, White-crowned Pigeon, Great Horned Owl, Belted Kingfisher, Worm-eating Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush, Kentucky Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Northern Parula, Indigo Bunting, Painted Bunting, Boat-tailed Grackle.

 

Maine, USA 18 Jun - 1 Jul Common Loon, American Bittern, Wood Duck, American Black Duck, Hooded Merganser, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Coopers Hawk, Red-shouldered Hawk, Bald Eagle, Wild Turkey, Piping Plover, Willet, Upland Sandpiper, Barred Owl, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Black-backed Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Philadelphia Vireo, Blue-headed Vireo, Gray Jay, Boreal Chickadee, Bicknell's Thrush, Cedar Waxwing, Tennessee Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Chestnut-side Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Cape May Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Palm Warbler, Bay-breasted Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, Northern Waterthrush, Canada Warbler, Scarlet Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Nelson's Sparrrow, Saltmarsh Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Rusty Blackbird & Evening Grosbeak.

 

Kindrogan Field Centre & environs, Perthshire, Scotland 6-13 Jun: Goosander, Golden Eagle, Goshawk, Woodcock, Green Woodpecker, Tree Pipit, Dipper, Redstart, Ring Ouzel, Wood Warbler, Pied Flycatcher & Common Crossbill.

 

Costa de la Luz, Spain 2-12 Apr: Cory's Shearwater, Great Egret, Purple Heron, Glossy Ibis, Northern Bald Ibis, Eurasian Spoonbill, Eurasian Griffon Vulture, Egyptian Vulture, Golden Eagle, Spanish Imperial Eagle, Short-toed Eagle, Booted Eagle, Bonelli's Eagle, Montagu's Harrier, Northern Goshawk, Black-winged Kite, Lesser Kestrel, Purple Swamphen, Black-winged Stilt, Collared Pratincole, Spotted Redshank, Slender-billed Gull, Audouin's Gull, Gull-billed Tern, Caspian Tern, Pallid Swift, Alpine Swift, Little Swift, Hoopoe, European Bee-eater, Thekla Lark, Greater Short-toed Lark, Calandra Lark, Crag Martin, Red-rumped Swallow, Tawny Pipit, Black-eared Wheatear, Subalpine Warbler, Melodious Warbler, Western Bonelli's Warbler, Iberian Chiffchaff, Woodchat Shrike, Golden Oriole, Spanish Sparrow, Hawfinch, Cirl Bunting.

 

Morocco (coast) 5-10 Mar: Double-spurred Francolin, Barbary Partridge, maroccanus Cormorant, Northern Bald Ibis, Long-legged Buzzard, Lanner Falcon, Red-knobbed Coot, Eurasian Crane, Caspian Tern, Laughing Dove, Great Spotted Cuckoo, African Marsh Owl, Little Swift, Plain Martin, Bluethroat, Moussier's Redstart, Moustached Warbler, African Blue Tit, Black-crowned Tchagra, Common Bulbul, mauritanica Magpie, africana Chaffinch, House Bunting.

 

Florida Keys, US 4-12 Jan: Magnificent Frigatebird, Great White Heron, Reddish Egret, Tricolored Heron, Little Blue Heron, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Broad-winged Hawk, Short-tailed Hawk, Bald Eagle, Forster's Tern, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Eastern Phoebe, Tree Swallow, Yellow-throated Warbler, Orange-crowned Warbler, Northern Parula.

 

2013

Italy 17-28 Sep: Non-birding sight-seeing trip: Blue Rock Thrush on the Colosseum Rome, Italian Sparrow - various locations.

 

Extremadura, Spain 11-18 Jun: Squacco Heron, Black Stork, Rüppell's Vulture, Black Vulture, Honey Buzzard, Purple Swamphen, Gull-billed Tern, Scops Owl, Red-necked Nightjar, White-rumped Swift, Orphean Warbler, Azure-winged Magpie, Spanish Sparrow, Rock Sparrow, Rock Bunting, Ortolan Bunting.

 

Costa de la Luz, Spain 6-16 Apr: Cory's Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater, Little Bittern, Black-crowned Night Heron, Squacco Heron, Great Egret, Purple Heron, Glossy Ibis, Northern Bald Ibis, Eurasian Spoonbill, Griffon Vulture, Egyptian Vulture, Short-toed Eagle, Booted Eagle, Black-winged Kite, Lesser Kestrel, Purple Swamphen, Collared Pratincole, Audouin's Gull, Whiskered Tern, Gull-billed Tern, Audouin's Gull, Little Swift, Thekla Lark, Calandra Lark, Red-rumped Swallow, Black-eared Wheatear, Spectacled Warbler, Subalpine Warbler, Western Bonelli's Warbler, Iberian Chiffchaff, Short-toed Treecreeper, Woodchat Shrike, Spotless Starling, Serin.

 

2012

Florida Keys 18-26 Sep: Fulvous Whistling-Duck, Brown Pelican, Magnificent Frigatebird, Great White Heron, Reddish Egret, Tricolored Heron, Little Blue Heron, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, White Ibis, Wood Stork, Broad-winged Hawk, Short-tailed Hawk, Swallow-tailed Kite, Bald Eagle, Pectoral Sandpiper, Short-billed Dowitcher, Royal Tern, Belted Kingfisher, Gray Kingbird, White-eyed Vireo, Black-whiskered Vireo, Swainson's Thrush, Purple Martin, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Prothonotary Warbler, Florida Prairie Warber, American Redstart, Northern Parula, Blackburnian Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Palm Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Northern Waterthrush.

 

Sydney Botanic Gardens, Australia 14 Jul: Buff-banded Rail, Australian White Ibis, Crimson Rosella, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Rainbow Lorikeet, Red Wattlebird, Magpie-lark, Pied Currawong, Dusky Moorhen, Pacific Black Duck, Australian Wood Duck, Australian Magpie, Little Black Cormorant, Australian Raven, Noisy Miner.

 

New Caledonia 6-14 Jul: Kagu, New Caledonian Goshawk, Brown Goshawk, Silver Gull, Red-bellied Fruit Dove, New Caledonian Imperial-Pigeon, Metallic Pigeon, Cloven-feathered Dove, Coconut Lorikeet, New Caledonian Parakeet, Horned Parakeet, Sacred Kingfisher, Green-backed White-eye, New Caledonian Myzomela, Fan-tailed Gerygone, Grey Fantail, Streaked Fantail, Southern Shrikebill, Melanesian Flycatcher, Rufous Whistler, Melanesian Whistler, South Melanesian Cuckooshrike, New Caledonian Cuckooshrike, Dark-brown Honeyeater, Barred Honeyeater, Crow Honeyeater, New Caledonian Friarbird, Long-tailed Triller, White-breasted Woodswallow, Yellow-bellied Flyrobin, New Caledonian Crow, Striated Starling, Red-throated Parrotfinch.

 

Melbourne, Australia 3-5 Jul: Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Brown Falcon, Black-shouldered Kite, Bell Miner, Nankeen Night Heron, Laughing Kookaburra, Shy Albatross, Rufous Bristlebird, Wedge-tailed Eagle, Superb Fairy-wren, Australasian Gannet, Fluttering Shearwater, Eastern Spinebill, Crested Honeyeater, Scarlet Robin, Buff-rumped Thornbill, Silver-eye, White-fronted Chat, White-fronted Heron, Hooded Plover, Red-capped Plover, Pacific Gull, Nankeen Kestrel, Blue-winged Parrot, Gang-gang Cockatoo, Straw-necked Ibis, Australian Pelican, Musk Duck, Blue-billed Duck, Pink-eared Duck, Cape Barren Goose, Hoary-headed Grebe, Royal Spoonbill, Yellow-rumped Spoonbill, Little Pied Cormorant, Little Grassbird, White-plumed Honeyeater, Banded Plover, Flame Robin, Little Eagle, Australian King Parrot, White-throated Treecreeper, Bassian Thrush, Superb Lyrebird.

 

Thailand 25 Jun - 2 Jul: Paddyfield Pipit, Peaceful Dove, Thick-billed Spiderhunter, Orange-breasted Trogon, Crimson Sunbird, Rufous-winged Philentoma, Blue-winged Leafbird, Raffles's Malkoha, Bamboo Woodpecker, Puff-throated Babbler, Rufescent Prinia, Grey-rumped Treeswift, Coppersmith Barbet, Crested Goshawk, Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker, Blue-eared Kingfisher, Crested Serpent Eagle, Brown-cheeked Fulvetta, Red Junglefowl, Asian Fairy Bluebird, Ashy Drongo, Black-naped Tern, Pacific Reed Egret, White-bellied Sea Eagle, Pied Imperial-Pigeon, Scarlet-backed Sunbird, Lesser Frigatebird, Greater Coucal, Asian Glossy Starling.

 

Kindrogan Field Centre, Enochdhu, Perthshire 8-15 Jun: Goosander, Osprey, Quail, Red Grouse, Woodcock, Tree Pipit, Dipper, Redstart, Ring Ouzel, Pied Flycatcher & Common Crossbill.

 

Handa, Highland 6 Jun: Great Skua, Arctic Skua, Twite, Arctic Tern, Puffin, Fulmar, Black Guillemot, Razorbill & Guillemot.

 

Speyside, Highland 1-8 Jun: Slavonian Grebe, Osprey, Dotterel, Snow Bunting, Crested Tit, Scottish/Parrot Crossbill. 

 

Costa de la Luz, Andalucia, Spain 27 Mar - 4 Apr: Cory's Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater, Squacco Heron, Great Egret, Glossy Ibis, Northern Bald Ibis, Griffon Vulture, Egyptian Vulture, Short-toed Eagle, Booted Eagle, Black-winged Kite, Lesser Kestrel, Purple Swamphen, Little Bustard, Collared Pratincole, Marsh Sandpiper, Audouin's Gull, Gull-billed Tern, Caspian Tern, Little Swift, European Bee-eater, Thekla Lark, Calandra Lark, Black-eared Wheatear, Spectacled Warbler, Subalpine Warbler, Western Bonelli's Warbler, Iberian Chiffchaff, Woodchat Shrike.

 

 

 

 


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