Category Archives: TRIP REPORTS

Reports on birding holidays from around the globe.

Pendeen Seawatch 28th August 2009 – An observers Account (LGR Evans)

On Thursday evening, I was in a dilemma. I had driven from my home in Buckinghamshire to see a WRYNECK at Witley Reservoir (Gloucs) and a near-adult SABINE’S GULL at Upton Warren Flashes Pool (Worcs) and knew full well that a good seawatch was on the cards should the wind go round. Continue reading

What a week on Scilly! (25th Oct – 1st Nov 2008)

The usual ‘teachers week’ trip to Scilly comes round quicker every year. Expectations were again high with our ever growing group predicting all sorts of eastern and western vagrants. Wednesday 29th was to produce a bird we would not have predicted if we each had 50 guesses! Continue reading

Washington State Trip Report – April 2008

13th – 27th April 2008 – Washington state trip report, USA by H.Cook.  This trip came about because I was doing a weeks university work in the state of Washington, USA so I tagged a week on beforehand to get some birding in on what was for me, a new continent and country. I was limited by the fact I can’t drive so arranged to meet up with a local birder for a few of the days who I got in contact with through the birdingpal.org website. Luckily she could drive and I couldn’t wait for the trip to begin. Continue reading

Birdwatching in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, with its scarce land and dense population, may seem an unlikely place for bird-watching. But, as we discovered on our first visit in January 2007 (on a two night stop-over on our way to New Zealand), Hong Kong has around 450 species of birds – about one third of the total bird species found in China! Hardly surprising then that Hong Kong is becoming increasingly popular with both local and overseas bird-watchers.

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