Photo Page 2013

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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NE ARGENTINA - DECEMBER 2013

 

In December 2013, Phil accompanied a group to the north-east Argentina. Cliff and Jacky Buckton took some great pictures on the trip.

Click here to see more photographs from this year's tour.

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MADAGASCAR - OCTOBER 2013

 

In October 2013, Phil accompanied a group to Madagascar.

Click here to see more photographs from this year's tour.

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SE BRAZIL - OCTOBER 2013

 

In October 2013, Paul accompanied a group to the south-east Brazilian states of Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro. They visited Canastra, Cipo, Caraca and Serra dos Tucanos Lodge.

A fun time was had by all!

 

Mammals are a feature of this trip. We saw both Maned Wolf and Giant Anteater.

Among the many bird highlights was this male Spot-billed Toucanet.

Click here to see more photographs from this year's tour.

 

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HUNGARY IN THE AUTUMN - 2013

 

This Ural Owl was one of the highlights. Click here to see more photographs from this year's tour.

 

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TARIFA AND SOUTHERN SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 2013

 

I have just got back from a week in southern Spain with the Craven and Pendle RSPB Members' Group. The trip was specifically to watch the raptor migration, and we weren't disappointed. However, since I don't own a digital SLR, I cannot photograph flying raptors. My photographs are all of birds sitting still, such as this Red-necked Nightjar. We witnessed a big passage of Short-toed Eagles, Booted Eagles, Black Kites and Black Storks, with smaller numbers of Honey Buzzards. During the week we also saw Spanish Imperial Eagle, Bonelli's Eagle, Red-knobbed Coot, Marbled Duck, White-headed Duck, Black Wheatear, Audouin's Gull and Little Swift, amongst the more common species. To see more photographs from this trip, please click here. Paul.

 

 

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BRAZIL'S PANTANAL - SEPTEMBER 2013

 

Another Pantanal trip completed and another three Jaguars seen! Here are our first shots to be emailed in by regular customer Paul Kingsnorth.

 

 

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ESTONIA - SEPTEMBER 2013

Another visit to Estonia by Bird Holidays this time to recce our first autumn tour produced many memorable sightings

Click here to see more photographs from the trip.

 

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DANUBE DELTA - SEPTEMBER 2013

 

Paul has just returned from a week in eastern Romania, visiting the Danube Delta and surrounding area. Highlights included Saker Falcon, Pallid Harrier, Great Black-headed Gull, Paddyfield Warbler, Pied Wheatear, Dalmatian Pelican, and Pygmy Cormorant, plus hundreds of waders including Broad-billed Sandpiper and Marsh Sandpiper. Woodpeckers are a feature of the trip. The group saw seven species including these Syrian and Grey-headeds. Click here to see more photographs from the trip.

 

 

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SPITSBERGEN 2013

 

This lovely picture was taken by Sue Bailey, one of the tour members on this year's trip. Click here to see more.

 

 

 

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BELARUS 2013

Azure Tit by David Linstead - more photos from our tour are HERE

 

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BHUTAN 2013

Tat Taylor sent us some great pictures from our tour - click here to see more

 

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MADEIRA 2013

Tour members Bill and Madge Curtis kindly sent us these shots from the trip... more to come.

    

Hungary Lizard                                                                               Basking Butterfly

   

Intrepid Leader                                                                             Cheeky Chaffinch

 

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MYANMAR

photographs taken on our Myanmar tour this year can be seen by clicking HERE

The ancient city of Bagan is one of the greatest archaeological treasures in Asia & it has 4 Burmese endemics in the surrounding trees! (photo Phil Palmer)

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LATVIA

Phil visited Latvia to make final arrangements for a brand new tour in 2015, see his photos here

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NEPAL

Some superb photographs by Cliff & Jackie Buckton from our February tour can be seen by clicking HERE

 Purple Sapphire butterfly in Nepal (Cliff & Jackie Buckton)

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COTO DONANA AND ALENTEJO

 

In late April/early May we visited these two fantastic areas on the Iberian peninsula. We had great views of many of the rarities of the area such as White-headed Duck, Crested Coot, Great and Little Bustard and Spanish Imperial Eagle. Mark Newsome was one of the leaders and he took some superb photos. This is just one of many.

Click here to see more of his photographs in our Coto Donana and Alentejo album.

 

Azure-winged Magpies were very tame and came to be fed!

 

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CAMARGUE AND CORSICA

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. Click here for a few more of Paul's photographs.

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.

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PANAMA

Bernard Markwell, who was on our Panama trip this year, very kindly sent us a CD of some of his photographs. After a busy spring we are finally getting round to publishing some on our website. Thank you Bernard and sorry about the delay! Here are a couple of his pictures. Click here for a few more.

Rufescent Tiger-Heron

 

Rufous Motmot

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SOUTHERN TURKEY

For the first time we added a two day visit to the Antalya/Side area to our popular tour of SW Turkey. The main reason for this - the recent discovery of a small population of Western Brown Fish Owls at Green Canyon. And we were not disappointed....

 

                                                                                          Photograph by Paul Willoughby

 

You can see more photographs from this great trip by clicking this link here.

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BELIZE March 2013

The Belize trip is not just about birds: Mennonite culture, Mayan ruins, flocks of orioles, the cayes.....but we do see plenty, and many are 'secret'

Nocturnal Boat-billed Herons can been seen best from a quiet launch trip; Chris Brookings photographed this one at Bird's Eye Lodge. For more images click here

 

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NE ECUADOR   February/March 2013

 

Paul visited Ecuador with a group in late February. Despite some dodgy weather in the first half of the trip, they saw many great birds.

Click here to see more.

 

Wire-crested Thorntail, Wild Sumaco

 

Crested Quetzal, San Isidro

 

Chestnut-breasted Coronet, San Isidro

 

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SOUTH INDIA SAFARI   January 2013

Anne Strahan kindly sent us a link to her picasa photopage of this tour; to view click here

 

click here to see a few photographs taken by Roger Gee on our South India Safari in January.

 

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ETHIOPIA   January 2013

 

Click here to see a selection of photographs from our recent Ethiopia trip.

Bale Mountains and Ethiopian Wolf

 

 

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