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February Day trip in the Minervois

February Day trip in the Minervois

  BLDT01-21 Thursday 18th Feb 2021 Day trip birding in the Minervois Despite miserable weather we managed to have a good day's birding! A very obliging Wallcreeper demonstrated its creeping abilities across a rock face not far above us, and we were able to enjoy...

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Early spring birding in the Languedoc

Early spring birding in the Languedoc

BLDT02 - Saturday 14th March 2020 - Around Ouveillan Clear blue skies and glorious sunshine, temps ranging from 6°C to 17°C+ Summary: A great day's birding with a total of 59 species including Great spotted cuckoo, Iberian shrike and Short-toed eagle Another chilly...

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Winter Wallcreeper Weekend 2020

Winter Wallcreeper Weekend 2020

BLGT01-20 28 Feb to 2 March - Looking for wallcreeper et al in the Minervois Download the Bird list here Day 1 - Friday 28th February - Transfers and settling in After loading the van it's off to Toulouse airport to pick up Judy - who is travelling extremely light...

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Winter birding in the Minervois

Winter birding in the Minervois

BLDT01 - Saturday 22nd Feb 2020 - Minerve & Caunes Minervois Clear blue skies and glorious sunshine, temps ranging from 6°C to 20°C+ For our first day trip of the spring 2020 season it was a chilly start, but the wall to wall sunshine soon warmed us - and the...

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Great spotted cuckoo

Great spotted cuckoo

Seen from early to mid-February in the Languedoc, Great spotted cuckoos are amongst the first migrating birds to arrive back in the Languedoc from Africa. The Great spotted cuckoo is slightly larger than the common Cuckoo, but looks much larger with its broad wings...

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Birding Languedoc at North West Bird Watching Festival

Great news! Birding Languedoc will be exhibiting for the 3rd year in a row at the North West Bird Watching Festival... Come and see us in the main hall - we will be in good company with an illustrious list of other exhibitors and you can find out all the details about...

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Bonelli’s eagle

Bonelli’s eagle

The Bonelli's eagle is a top predator from the Languedoc. This eagle doesn't migrate, but the young birds move around before settling to breed.   It's a medium size eagle with a wingspan of about 165 cm. The Bonelli's eagle can be identified by their rather short...

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European Bee-eater

European Bee-eater

Although the European Bee-eater is an incredibly colourful bird you will often hear them before you see them, despite their exotic appearance! Their call is a welcome sign that summer is well on its way in the Languedoc. In early April Bee-eaters arrive from Africa to...

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