Photo Page 2012

This page showcases photographs taken on our tours or during a trip at the planning stage.

All pictures have been taken by our leaders or customers. We have not bought pictures from libraries to make our tours look more impressive. With Bird Holidays, what you see is what you get.

 

If you have been on one of our tours and wish to show others your best shots, please send them to  info@birdholidays.co.uk

 

 

Copyright:  No part of this page or website may be reproduced without our prior permission.

 

 

 

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TAIWAN   November/December  2012

 

Taiwan is a fascinating destination, here are a few shots by Nicholas Branson from this successful tour

 

              

more photographs are here

 

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FLORIDA - DECEMBER 2012

 

These pictures were taken by Paul King on our latest trip. See more of his pictures with this link.

 

 

Roseate Spoonbills and Florida Scrub Jays at very close range on Merritt Island were some of the highlights of the trip.

 

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Goa and Karnataka - November 2012

 

Paul has just got back from leading a group in the Western Ghats of India. A couple of his best shots are show here, with more on this link.

 

 

Little Green Bee-eater and Greater Flameback

 

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Madagascar 2012

Cliff Buckton took quite a few shots on Roger's tour, here are a few beauties:

 

 

This lemur was identified as Red-bellied at the time of finding it, but this photograph of Cliff's clearly shows that it has blue eyes - not as expected, so we are investigating further...

click here for more of his wonderful photographs 

 

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ARGENTINA trip report

Owen Watson from Leeds has written a trip report for his local  RSPB group newsletter. He has kindly allowed us to reproduce a shorter version here. With some photographs.

To read Click Here

Long-winged Harriers were everywhere. presumably looking for Guinea Pigs?

   

 

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PANTANAL, BRAZIL, 2012

 

Karen Hargreave has kindly shared some of her amazing images from the Pantanal with us. Click here to see more on her Picasa page.

 

 

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PANTANAL 2012

 

Roger has just returned from another trip. The first few photographs are just coming in, including this superb adult and well-grown chick Harpy Eagle. (photos thanks to tour participant, Phil Jones)

  

 

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MADEIRA 2012

 

On our visit to Madeira and these photographs were taken by Chrys Mellor

 

Cory's Shearwater and Yellow-legged Gull

Bulwer's Petrels were seen at their nests, and several flew close by our ship

     

         Loggerhead Turtles are around the island at the time of our visit

 click here to see the Madeira album

 

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BELARUS

some photos taken by Phil Palmer

 

Bison taken during our 2012 tour by Phil Palmer

 

Great Grey Owl

 

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CAMARGUE AND CORSICA MAY 2012

 

Here is a photograph of a Corsican Nuthatch taken on our Camargue and Corsica trip in May. Click here to see more.

 

 

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SW TURKEY

 

In May, Paul and Phil accompanied a group from York RSPB Members Group to the Dalyan area of SW Turkey. This Broad-billed Sandpiper was one of two found close to the hotel. We also found two Middle Spotted Woodpecker nests, and visited Hierapolis for the archaeology and wonderful Finsch's Wheatear. Click here to see more of our pictures from SW Turkey.

 

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Mark Newsome co-lead our SW Turkey trip. Here are some of his shots and a link to his Picasa site

 

Mark's Picasa link

 

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Chile 2012

 

John visited Chile with a group in February. Cliff Buckton kindly sent us some photographs. Click here to see more.

 

 

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SOUTH INDIA RECCE

 

Roger spent last January in Indian setting up a new tour of  Mysore, Kabini, Masinagudi, Ooty and Vythiri - all excellent areas new for Bird Holidays. It will be called South India Safari and run in January 2013. Please click here to see more photographs

 

 

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BHUTAN

 

In April, Andy took a group to Bhutan. Customer, Graham Wilson put his photographs from the trip on Picasa. Click here to see them.

Rufous-necked Hornbill by Graham Wilson

 

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Morocco, March 2012

 

In March John's Bird Holiday group visited Southern Morocco and customer Andrew Aldridge captured some of the best birds we saw. These included a migrant Wryneck, Bald Ibis and an out of range African Desert Warbler on the sea cliffs north of Agadir.

more pictures can be viewed here

 

 

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BELIZE, MARCH 2012

 

In March 2012, Paul lead our first trip to Belize. We received a warm welcome, the lodges were superb, the weather was perfect, and the birding was first class. Below are photographs he took of Orange-breasted Falcon, Stygian Owl, Ornate Hawk-eagle, Ocellated Turkey, Black-cheeked Woodpecker. Click here to see more.

 

 

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Ecuador's East Slope

 

Back in February, Paul did a recce to Ecuador. This new itinerary will focus on the east slope and will be very different to our existing west slope trip. He visited Napo Wildlife Centre in the Amazon, as well as Wild Sumaco Lodge, San Isidro Lodge and Guango Lodge on the east slope of the Andes. Click here to see more.

Black-necked Red Cotinga, Napo Wildlife Centre

Hoatzin, Napo Wildlife Centre

Wire-crested Thorntail, Wild Sumaco Lodge

Emerald Toucanet, San Isidro

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