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 !

March day trip around Canet-en-Roussillon

BLDT03-21 Saturday 20th March 2021 – Day trip birding around Canet-en-Roussillon

Guide of the day: Karline Martorell accompanied by Philippa Benson
Participants: 6
Weather conditions: Very strong NW wind,  mostly sunny, temps ranging from 6°C to 11°C
Highlights of the day: Bluethroat, Great spotted cuckoo and Iberian green woodpecker

As a reward for putting up with challenging weather conditions, we were treated to some great views of our target species! We felt particularly lucky to get a really excellent view of a male Bluethroat in full breeding plumage feeding out in the open. This excitement was soon followed by a short but clear view of a Great spotted cuckoo. And we were pleased to be able to show all participants close-up views in the scope of the distinguishing features of Iberian green woodpecker, also feeding in full view.

Click on the link below to read or download the full trip report and bird list.


Trip report and bird list 2021.03.20 Canet

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