Photo Page 2015

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.

 

PAPUA NEW GUINEA 2015

 

for photos click HERE

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What a cat!!!!!............... Spanish Lynx trip 2015

 

 

Wow!, our sightings from Spain this year, involving the World's rarest feline were just sensational.

see more of Geoff Kirk's fine pictures by clicking HERE

 

 

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Cape Town and Kruger, November 2015

 

 

We visited South Africa with a group in November 2015. We enjoyed superb weather and outstanding bird and wildlife sightings. This White Rhino was one of 15 individuals we saw.  Click here to see more photographs and a video from this trip.

 

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Falklands and Ascension, November 2015

 

We saw five species of penguin on our Falklands trip this year, including these King Penguins. Click here to see more photographs from this trip.

 

 

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SE BRAZIL, OCTOBER 2015

 

 

We saw six species of cotinga on our SE Brazil trip this year, including this beautiful Hooded Berryeater. Click here to see more photographs and a video from this trip.

 

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BALI,  JAVA,  FLORES  &  KOMODO

 

Cliff and Jacky Buckton took some incredible pictures on our inaugural Indonesian tour to Bali, Java, Flores & Komodo.

You can enjoy them by clicking HERE

 

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MONGOLIA

 

 

 

Here are a few photographs from our second Mongolia trip this year, taken by Manajav (our local guide)

       

A fabulous group of Altai Snowcock were in the Gobi                                                                                          Pallas's Sandgrouse were common on our tour

          

Siberian Jerboa around our Ger Camp                                                                                                               The staff at the beautiful Jalman Meadows

We have had great feedback from this tour which was full of amazing landscapes, wildlife and good fun! Thanks go to all concerned.

 

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TARIFA WITH SHEPLEY WILDLIFE GROUP

This September we took members of the Shepley Wildlife Group to Tarifa in southern Spain, to watch the migration spectacle of birds crossing the Straits of Gibraltar.

Click here to visit our Tarifa album.

 

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NORTHERN SPAIN'S MAMMALS

This year everything was stacked against us. It had been a particularly hot and sunny summer, ripening the autumn fruit early. The bears had had their fill, and had retreated back into the forest. The previous cold winter, with two metres of snow in the Picos, caused many wolves to abandon their breeding attempt, and those that did faced heavy pressure from hunters and farmers.

Nevertheless, with the help of our superb local guides and some great spotting by the group, we managed to see a big male Cantabrian Brown Bear, a second smaller individual, and a family of Iberian Wolves, including two adults and at least one cub. It was a good year for Wild Cat, with up to three individuals seen at once, hunting in the hay meadows.

This Wallcreepers was undoubtedly the star bird. Click here to see pictures of the mammals.

 

 

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CZECH REPUBLIC

 

This is one of many great photos taken by Bob Martin on our Czech Republic 2015 trip

Click here to see more pictures from the Czech Republic trip

 

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NORTHERN INDIA (TIGER TRIP)

 

 

This fantastic picture was taken by John Tidmarsh on our January 2015 trip.

Click here to see more pictures from the Northern India trip

 

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ETHIOPIA 2015

Click here to see more pictures from the Ethiopia trip

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TANZANIA 2015

This is one of four Leopards that we found this year in Tanzania

Click here to see more Tanzania photographs

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CUBA 2015

 

Roger has relatives in Cuba, and on a recent visit (between the music and the rum moments) he toured around this unique island to the main bird watching sites.  We will be offering tours to Cuba in late 2016 and again in early 2017.

Click here to see more of his photographs

 

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HUNGARY 2015

Phil led a privately organised tour to Hungary with a group from Cambridge in spring 2015.

We are happy to arrange group trips for friends or RSPB groups, so please call us for details.

see pictures of courting Bitterns HERE

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LATVIA & LITHUANIA 2015

 

Rapidly becoming a favourite destination where we have yet to see another group of birders, we had great views of Pygmy Owl (above),

as well as Hazel Grouse, Capercaillie, Ural Owl, Three-toed Woodpecker, Black Woodpecker, etc, etc.

see photos HERE

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CAMARGUE WITH SHEFFIELD RSPB MEMBERS GROUP IN MAY 2015

 

In May this year we took nine people from the Sheffield RSPB Members Group on a holiday to the Camargue in France. This has been a popular trip almost since the very start of Bird Holidays, and we always have a very rewarding time. This year was no exception, with the iconic flamingos, white horses and fighting bulls providing a back drop to some great sightings. There was a big arrival of Red-footed Falcons this year, we saw Black Woodpecker and Citril Finch on Mt Ventoux, and even found a Black-winged Pratincole in a group of Collareds. This owlfly (lubelloides) was one of many interesting insects we saw. Click here for more photographs and video.

 

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SW TURKEY IN MAY 2015

 

 

This beautiful singing male Cinereous Bunting was one of the highlights of our visit to SW Turkey in May. Click here for more photos and video.

 

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SRI LANKA INAUGURAL TOURS

Our first two tours to this beautiful island went better than we could have hoped with plenty of wonderful birds, mammals, reptiles and butterflies.  Roger ran the tours back to back due to high demand. The feed back from tour members  has been great:

"Dear Roger,  Just to say "thank you" for so competently, patiently and cheerfully organising and leading the Bird Holiday trip to Sri Lanka. Bird-wise it was the most exciting trip I have ever experienced thanks to you and the incredible expertise of the local guides, unbelievably seeing 219 bird species including all 33 of the Sri Lankan endemics. The holiday was made all the more enjoyable by the excellent accommodation chosen  for our comfort. Kind regards " ................. Mr & Mrs K. Norfolk

Report and more photographs and to come soon; click here for details of our 2016 tour

The endemic Dusky Blue Flycatcher in cloud forest

 

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PANAMA March 2015

Another marvellous trip to Panama, recording 435 species including some of the rarely seen bamboo specialists such as Maroon-chested Ground-dove, Peg-billed Finch and Slaty Finch. We enjoyed wonderful views of Resplendent Quetzal, plus this singing Three-wattled Bellbird in the highland cloud forest.

click here to visit our Panama album where you will find more photographs taken on this tour

 

We are running this trip once again in March 2016. Click here for details

 

 

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Oman January/February

Highlights of another excellent tour included a female Amur Falcon chasing crickets over irrigated fodder meadows in the desert,

A day roosting Pallid Scops Owl was found in a wadi in the Al Hajar mountains and a Rufous Turtle Dove in Salalah is a rare winter visitor.

Click here to see more photographs from this trip.

 

 

 

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CANARY ISLANDS, MARCH 2015

 

In March 2015 we took a group to Fuerteventura, Tenerife and La Gomera. This Cream-coloured Courser was one of the highlights. Click here to see more.

 

 

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Paul has just returned from a recce to the West African country of Ghana. We have plans to introduce this tour in November 2016.

In the meantime, click here to see a few of his photographs.

 

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