A Fantastic Tail

The stunning tail of the Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin is one of the sought-after sights of Mediterranean birding! Find out how evolution has whittled it to perfection.

Kite-fest 2021!

After ten days of strong easterlies, overcast conditions and heavy rain around The Straits of Gibraltar, the meteorological ´border´ finally opened for the most spectacular day so far of 2021´s spring migration!

Saying “Később találkozunk!” to the Honey Buzzards!

This week, along with our friends and conservation partners at Fundación Migres, we counted just a handful of European Honey Buzzards crossing The Straits of Gibraltar on their migratory journey.  Picked out from amongst thousands of Booted and Short-toed Eagles, Eurasian Sparrowhawks, Black Storks and Griffon Vultures, each one of these gorgeous birds merited closeContinue reading “Saying “Később találkozunk!” to the Honey Buzzards!”

Migration Mayhem!

It’s hard to explain the power of a day like today to someone who’s never witnessed it. The strong easterly levante wind dropped away last night, leaving behind a low ceiling of cloud.  This is high migration season, and we arrived at the coast at first light with Pepe and Teresa, to find Black KitesContinue reading “Migration Mayhem!”

Inglorious Bustards sign up to Tourism Declares A Climate Emergency

Autumn migration is in full swing here in The Straits of Gibraltar.  As we watch raptors pour south across the narrow stretch of sea, witnessing part of their incredible journey is a complete joy.  But it also brings powerful mixed emotions – as we journey deeper into our man-mad climate emergency, these birds face aContinue reading “Inglorious Bustards sign up to Tourism Declares A Climate Emergency”