Spain - July 2019
An 8 day trip to various hides in central and northern Spain. 5 days in fantastic hides in Laguna de Taray with the Stone Curlew as target bird, followed by 3 days in the Cantabrian mountains. Highlights here were Wallcreeper, Bluethroat, Water Pipit, Ring Ouzel, Rock Thrush and many others.
Andalucia - July/Aug.2018
An 11 day vacation to southern Spain and Portugal. Spend time both in Cadiz and Chipiona for Little Swifts and a week in Tarifa for the start of migration (Black Kites & White Storks). Black Kites in the thousand trying to cross in the strong winds were great. Half a day with guide produced Red-necked Nightjar and White-rumped Swift.
Andalucia - April/May 2013
A one week trip with a good friend to Tarifa and areas around Gibraltar. Target was the Honey Buzzard spring migration. Some days the hawks came in close to Gibraltar, but the best migration was seen from the mountains at Bolonia. Highlight was several trips into La Janda with many Spanish specialities.
Extremadura - Dec.2014
A one week trip to Extremadura - Sierra de San Pedro (raptor-hides) and Monfrague. Air France lost my suitcase, and when I got it 3 days later it had been emptied of all electronics, binoculars, batteries, chargers etc. When I couldn't charge my camera-batteries I had to cut the trip short and fly home. Never Air France again...!