Baltic Butterfly Challenge, 2017
Written by Jos   

Marsh Fritillary




Following on from a successful 2016 in Lithuania and Latvia, my goal for 2017 is simply to have another cracking year, hopefully exceeding the 100 species barrier again and tracking down a few species that have so far eluded me in Lithuania and/or the Baltic States.

Last Updated ( Friday, 27 October 2017 )
Winter Birding In Iceland
Written by Jos   

Iceland Gull


A dramatic land, even more so in winter with snowy mountain backdrops and sometimes wild seas of the North Atlantic. When thinking about a mid-winter break however, I am not quite sure why Iceland popped into my head, it is not the obvious destination for the middle of February! But how magical it could be - flocks of Harlequins sharing waters with Orca, thousands of Iceland Gulls and potentially the Northern Lights too. I was hooked – off for a short winter trip to Iceland!

Last Updated ( Saturday, 25 March 2017 )
Part Four. Arica & The North
Written by Jos   

Andean Flicker



Based in Arica, this was the excellent finale to the trip, capturing a slice of birds more typical of neighbouring Peru. Visiting desert oasis in the Azapa and Chaca Valleys, coastal localities in the Arica area and the superb high-altitude sites of Putra and Lauca in the Andes, this was truly a grand experience, not only for birds and mammals, but scenery too.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 04 March 2017 )
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