Photo Page 2017

This page showcases photographs taken on our tours or during a trip at the planning stage.

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This year we ran a spring tour to beautiful Lake Kerkini for members of the East Yorkshire RSPB Group. These Red-footed Falcons were the highlight of the first day.

Click here to see a few more of Ian Smith's superb photographs.







Just back from a trip  to Latvia where I had the pleasure of showing Leeds RSPB some super birds.

We managed to get great views of Capercaillie, Black and Hazel Grouse, Little Crake, white-headed race Long-tailed Tits, Golden Eagle, various woodpeckers, Ural and Pygmy Owls.

Now one of my favourite trips and countries, I cant get enough of Latvia. So I went out a few days early to visit some places I have not been to before, with my friend Gaidis.

This gave me the time needed to enjoy views of Great Snipe (above) and lekking Black Grouse without impacting on their activities, something I have wanted to do for many years.

see a few more pictures HERE.




PANAMA  2017


The White-tipped Sicklebill was one of many highlights of our tenth tour to Panama

See a few more pictures from the 2017 tour HERE




UGANDA  2017


Back from Uganda. Having seen the expected megas like Shoebill, Crowned Cranes, Gorilla, chimpanzee, one moment that I will treasure for a long time was spent with a Finfoot.
A pair of them were pecking flies from the bum of a Buffalo, when a Common Sand walked down the buffalos back, towards the male Finfoot to join in with the picnic!






Pied Thrush is probably the most beautiful thrush in the world.

See a few more pictures from the 2017 tour HERE




CANARY ISLANDS February/March 2017

Lance has just returned from the sunny Canary Islands, where all the sought after speciality birds performed admirably.

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YUCATAN February  2017


A male Painted Bunting which we found in a corn field near Santa Elena. See more photographs from this successful tour by clicking here.






Myanmar in January was Phil's first trip of 2017. Time in ancient Bagan allowed us to take a trip up the Irrawaddy River in search of White-tailed Stonechat but

bird of that trip was this Rain Quail. The country is growing in popularity and this year we saw our first other birdwatcher!

 see photographs from the trip by clicking here




NE Ecuador 2017


NE Ecuador in January was Paul's first trip of 2017. We visited the usual sites of Antisana, San Isidro, Wild Sumaco and the unsurpassed Napo Wildlife Center. Thanks to Bob Martin for this wonderful photograph of male Lineated (left) and Crimson-crested Woodpeckers.

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South India 2017


This year's first group were incredibly fortunate with sightings, especially mammals. The group was also very jolly, and we enjoyed the culture, lodges and cuisine.

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