Trip Reports & Sightings

Posted by Richard Bonser

The Azores - highlights and hints from recent visits - 2008 - 2010, author Richard Bonser (added September 2, 2010)
(An overview of a handful of recent trips to the islands, at different times of the year, in 2008, 2009 and 2010.)

Northern Italy 16th - 17th May 2006, author Richard Bonser (added May 24, 2006)
(The main purpose of this trip was a rather acquired taste - namely Ashy-throated Parrotbill and Northern Bobwhite)

Southern Spain May 4th - 7th May 2006, author Richard Bonser (added May 24, 2006)
(I was keen on seeing Western Olivaceous Warbler and Common Waxbill)

Corsica and Sardinia - 29th April – 2nd May 2006, author Richard Bonser (added May 15, 2006)
(The prime reason for our visit was to target the two endemic species that are present on Corsica – Corsican Nuthatch and Corsican Citril Finch)

Corsica and Sardinia - 29th April – 2nd May 2006, author Richard Bonser (added May 15, 2006)

Kuwait - January 2008, author Richard Bonser (link created March 20, 2008)
(Purple Sunbird, Indian Roller, Shikra, Persian Wheatear, Grey Hypocolius, Common Babbler, Crab Plover, Long-tailed Shrike, MacQueen's Bustard, Lesser Sand Plover, Dunn's Lark, Red-wattled Lapwing, Red-vented Bulbul, Bank Myna)

Kuwait April 2007, author Richard Bonser (link created March 20, 2008)
(Grey Hypocolius, Basra Reed Warbler, Socotra Cormorant, Long-tailed Shrike, Common Babbler, Lesser Sand Plover, Red-vented Bulbul, Bank Myna, Crab Plover, Red-wattled Lapwing, Crested Tern, White-cheeked Tern, Bridled Tern, Dunn’s Lark)

Tenerife February 2008, author Richard Bonser (link created March 20, 2008)
(Tricoloured Heron, Laurel Pigeon, Bolle's Pigeon, Berthelot's Pipit, Tenerife Robin, Canary Islands' Chiffchaff, Blue Chaffinch, Canary)

Egypt - Cairo, Abu Simbel & The Red Sea, June 2007, author Richard Bonser (link created March 20, 2008)
(African Skimmer, Pink-backed Pelican, Yellow-billed Stork, African Pied Wagtail, Egyptian Nightjar, Sooty Falcon, Kittlitz’s Plover, Senegal Coucal, Senegal Thick-knee, Lappet-faced Vulture, Crab Plover, Crested Tern, Bridled Tern, White-cheeked Tern)

Cyprus 2nd - 9th September 2006, author Richard Bonser (link created March 20, 2008)
(Demoiselle Crane, Eleonora's Falcon, Greater Sand Plover, Cyprus Pied Wheatear, Cyprus Warbler)

Ireland in Winter - experiences from winter trips 1998-2008, author Richard Bonser (link created March 20, 2008)
(Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway, Clare, Kerry, Cork)

Georgia May 2008, author Richard Bonser (link created June 18, 2008)
(Caucasian Snowcock, Guldenstadt's Redstart, Great Rosefinch, Caucasian Black Grouse, Green Warbler, Wallcreeper and more...)

Mauritania December 2006, author Richard Bonser (link created July 13, 2007)
(Long-tailed Cormorant, Kelp Gull, Grey-headed Gull, Royal Tern, Dunn's Lark, Cricket Longtail, Desert Sparrow, Sudan Golden Sparrow)

Morocco - May 2007, author Richard Bonser (added July 13, 2007)
(4 day trip focusing on Atlas Flycatcher and the Middle & High Atlas with sites visited including Dayet Aoua and Oukaimeden)

Northern Italy February 2009, author Richard Bonser (link created February 18, 2009)
(Brabbia Marsh, Lake Varese, Ashy-throated Parrotbill, Vinous-throated Parrotbill)

New York, USA January 2009, author Richard Bonser (link created February 12, 2009)
(New York City, Long Island, Fox Sparrow, Yellow-breasted Chat, much more...)

Morocco and Western Sahara - 3rd - 14th July 2010, author Richard Bonser (added August 16, 2010)

Egypt – Cairo, Luxor and the Red Sea Coast, 18th – 26th March 2006, author Richard Bonser (added April 27, 2006)
(Cairo, the Nile Valley around Luxor and the Red Sea coast as far south as the administrative border with Sudan)

Israel March-April 2008, author Richard Bonser (link created April 19, 2008)
(Black Bush Robin, Crested Honey Buzzard & Caspian Plover plus the usual specialities and spring migrants)

Italy - 8th – 9th April 2006, author Richard Bonser (added April 18, 2006)
(Parco Regionale Sirente Velino, Aielli, Abruzzo, Circeo National Park, Lazio)