Just back after a few days in Turkey on a fabulous trip which was designed to see Brown Fish Owl and Caspian Snowcock, but delivered much more. Organized by BirdWatch magazine and Wildwings it saw us completing 1800 km and birding every hour available.
We saw every "target "species we'd determined, including the above two, but also Radde's Accentor, Upcher's Warbler, Olive-tree Warbler, Kruper's Nuthatch, Finch's Wheatear, White-winged Snowfinch, Red-fronted Serin, Wallcreeper, White-throated Robin , Cretzschmar's Bunting and much ,much more. If you like travelling up a mountain to 7000 feet in a tractor/trailer at 0400 hours then this is the trip for you.
Great food, Turkish coffee and tea, wonderful scenery and perfect weather throughout. What more could you wish for? If this trip crops up again next year , then go for it, don't delay. It's worth every penny!!
I'll be putting out further Blogs on the trip, so watch this space.