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Birds of the garrigue around Feuilla, a wine tasting then a guided visit to the family-run, award winning Jardin Botanique de Foncaude!
A gorgeous chorus of Skylarks, with Eleonora’s falcon and Montagu’s harrier, followed by Griffon and Black vultures plus the (un) Common rock thrush!
Swallows and swifts galore – with Alpine swift, Crag martin and Red-rumped swallow some of the day’s highlights.
Starting with excellent views of a displaying male Little bustard in full view, the day just got better and better!
With interesting birds in every direction, the excitement was exhilarating. We topped our list at a more than respectable 75 species…
A real pot of golden birds at the end of the rainbow! Excellent views of Purple swamphen, Woodchat shrike, Slender billed gull and many more…
The only population of Thekla’s lark in France, and the most northern European population is in the Languedoc-Roussillon.
Black-eared wheatear are in sharp decline. But we are lucky to have 90% of the French breeding population in the Languedoc-Roussillon!
Garrigue wild flowers are discreet but nonetheless beautiful! A good range of wild flowers were seen on both limestone and acid soils.
Private day trip 23rd March 2021 - Migration and other birding around Leucate Guide of the day: Karline Martorell accompanied by Philippa Benson Participants: Delia, Richard and SamWeather conditions: sunny with moderate wind(perfect for migration) dropping from...