Paul has just returned from this year's Camargue and Corsica trip. We had strong wind, rain and snow (and that was just on the first day at Nice airport!) but when the weather settled down we saw just about every bird we hoped to. Highlights included Black Woodpecker, Bonelli's Eagle, Eagle Owl, Lammergeier, Red-footed Falcon, Corsican Nuthatch, Rock Thrush, Little Bustard and all the usual wetland species in the Camargue. Photographs by Paul Willoughby.


The Camargue's famous white horses are one sight that really is guaranteed!


A Stone Curlew in La Crau.


Male Rock Bunting on MT Ventoux.


This immature Hobby was oblivious to our presence!


Great Reed Warblers are always a favourite.


Recently fallen snow, high up in Corsica's beautiful Restonica Valley. Snow at this time of year even made front page in Corsica's daily newspaper, Corse Matin!


This beautiful Corsican Citril Finch delighted us on our first morning on the island.





Here are a few pictures from our recent trip.

                                                                                                    female Rock Thrush, Mont Ventoux

                                                                                                                         Corsican Nuthatch, Vivario


                                                                                            Woodchat Shrike, Corte



Here are a few of photographs from our spring 2011 Camargue and Corsica trip. The sun shone from start to finish and everyone had a lovely time.


'Relaxing' at the hotel after a day's birding!

Eagle Owl in Les Alpilles in broad daylight

Crossbill at Mt Ventoux

We found a Corsican Nuthatch nest and watched both the male and female bringing food

Citril Finch

Copper Demoiselle

Black-winged Stilt

Banded Demoiselle



Here are shots from our previous trips.

Van Gogh's Bridge, Arles


Southern White Admiral


Marmora's Warbler


The Hotel des Granges


Flamingos in the Camargue



Corsican Citril Finch


Corsica's spectacular scenery


Male Bearded Tit




Please note: The above photographs were taken on previous trips. Itineraries change from time to time and therefore you cannot rely on these photographs as being an exact representation of what can be expected on a future tour. For details of the each tour, you should refer to the brochure write-up.








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