‘Twas the day before Christmas…


…and all through Huerta Grande,

The creatures were stirring cos the weather was dandy.

Dozens of vultures float high in the air

As Katrin is hanging her baubles with care!

The Chiffchaffs are busy and Crested Tits sing

As Blackcaps and Firecrests enjoy ‘second spring’

At 15 degrees with bright sun in the sky

The ‘Bustards wear t-shirts to eat their mince pies!

Our behaviour’s been bad so St Nick won’t be here

But we’re dreaming of trips we can bring you next year!

With tours of the Straits and Morocco and more

We can’t wait to show you those lifers galore!

So check out our tours page and get yourself booked

One raptor-filled trip and you’ll surely be hooked!

We hope to soon see you, but till you alight

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!


Published by Simon Tonkin

'Here at the Inglorious Bustards, experiencing the powerful event of bird migration has led to a life-long fascination with avian migration and #FlywayBirding. It’s no accident that we have chosen our base to be here in the Straits of Gibraltar. Our location between Gibraltar and Tarifa puts us right at the epicentre of birding in the Straits and, from a migrating raptor’s point of view, we must surely also be at the centre of the world! We love not only to marvel at the birds passing but also to follow them on their migratory journey, and explore the whole range of fascinating and varied terrains they traverse each year. More than that though, we love to share our adventures with you!'

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