Birdwatching day trip at les Coussoules and La Palme March 2023

Migration has started!

Les Coussoules is a low-lying dune area near La Franqui and a much favoured spot for birds stopping over on migration – with most seasons bringing up a crake… A short sea-watching session, checking out the salt pans at La Palme and a quarry finale!

Read or download the trip report here.

Birdwatching day trip in the Minervois February 2023

Our first day trip of the season got us off to a great start!

The spectacular village of Minerve offers the perfect habitat for overwintering Wallcreeper and Alpine accentor, together with resident Crag martin. But finding a small grey bird creeping around on a grey rock face in a vast gorge is like finding a needle in a haystack! Read the trip report to see if we found this elusive bird…

Read or download the trip report here.

Winter Wallcreeper weekend 2022 Trip report

Another successful weekend looking for Wallcreeper in the Languedoc!

We had a fun weekend at the end of February visiting the spectacular sites that offer the perfect habitat for overwintering Wallcreeper. No matter how much preparation we do, we are always in the lap of the bird and weather gods, but they were all kind to us this year! And what can beat a great group of birders, great weather, delightful accommodation, delicious food and wine, and some really excellent birding!

See and/or download the 2022 trip report and bird list here.

If you are interested in joining the 2023 Wallcreeper trip, please contact us here.

We may extend the 2023 trip and make it a Monday to Friday trip…

Winter Weekend looking for Wallcreeper

Spectacular sites, charming accommodation, great food and wine and an interesting list of target species!

Join us for a fun weekend at the end of February visiting some truly spectacular sites to search for Wallcreeper. No promises, but we have a good track record on this trip and recent records are encouraging! There are plenty of other interesting species to see too, such as Iberian grey shrike and Great spotted cuckoo, Little bustard, Stone curlew and many more…

See full details on the trip page here.

So if you are itching to travel and see some exotic birds, but want to stay fairly close to home and keep your carbon footprint down – come by train and join us for a fun weekend of #lowcarbonbirding !

BL on tour to see Cranes in la Brenne!

A two-day trip to la Brenne regional park to see Common crane

Guide: Tony Williams assisted by Karline Martorell
Participants: 11
Weather conditions: Cool, cloudy with some brighter spells in the afternoon on the first day and relentlessly foggy weather for the second day; temps ranging from 6°C to 10°C+

Highlights of the trip: Spectacular views of thousands of Common crane – feeding on harvested maze fields and flying to and from their roosts.  Walks in the foggy woods to see a very cooperative Middle spotted woodpecker.

Our very first “Birding Languedoc On Tour” trip – with our lovely loyal day trip participants 🙂 We stayed at the Auberge des 2 Pierres in Migné and enjoyed meals at the Le Gab restaurant in La Gabrière – and the great thing about travelling in Autum / Winter is that we had everywhere almost to ourselves!!!

The Brenne regional park is the land of a thousand lakes (man-made but mostly in the Middle Ages) and in November thousands of Common crane stopover on the way to their winter grounds further south – although increasing numbers are stopping the Brenne. It really is a spectacular sight when thousands of these graceful birds move from the harvested maze fields where they feed, to the fields where they gather in a pre-roost, before heading off en masse to their roost!


The Lancosme forest has numerous well maintained tracks and if you look carefully at the dead trees you might just find a Middle spotted woodpecker! We did, and it was a lifer for many of us 🙂

You can read and download the detailed trip report and bird list by clicking on the link below.


Trip report and bird list November 2021 2-Day trip to la Brenne to see Common crane

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