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Calluna Books Catalogue no.58 - November 2019

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Are you looking for a gift for a birthday, anniversary or christmas or just as a special treat?

What do you get the person who has everything? What about a day (or half-day) out birdwatching in Dorset. We can supply a 'voucher' that will include an example of an itinerary, a bird checklist and a covering letter to give on the special day. We will then contact the recipient to arrange a convienient date to go out.

Northern Wheatear - on passage in Spring & Autumn


Dark Green Fritillary - common on flower-rich grassland


Looking for an Spring 2020 birdwatching break?

Join Neil on a Birdfinders tour to Lesvos (28 April/5th May) or Southern Spain: Coto Donana/Extremadura (13th-20th May).

The Lesvos tour coincides with the peak migration season when may species arrive to breed on the island or pass through on the way to their breeding grounds. The island also holds a number of specialities including Isabelline Wheatear, Kruper's Nuthatch, Ruppell's Warbler and Cinereous Bunting. Other birds we should see include Long-legged Buzzard, Red-footed Falcon, Little Crake, White-winged Tern, European Scop's Owl, Middle Spotted Woodpecker, Collared Flycatcher, Sombre Tit, Eastern Olivaceous Warbler, Black-headed Bunting plus herons/egrets, waders and a good chance of a few rarities.

Southern Spain is one of Europe's birding highlights and this tour visits the Coto Donana area and Extremadura. We concentrate on wetland birds in the Coto Donana - highlights here include White-headed Duck, Western Swamphen, Greater Flamingo plus various herons, egrets, waders, gulls and terns and Little Swift. In contrast, the area around Trujillo holds Little and Great Bustards, Bonelli's and Spanish Eagles, European Roller, Great Spotted Cuckoo and White-rumped Swift.

For further information, to see a past trip report, or to register an interest visit:




Long-legged Buzzard

Scop's Owl

Red-backed Shrike

Rufous Bush-robin

Kalloni Saltpans

Black-headed Bunting

Lesvos poppyfield

Ruppell's Warbler

Little Bittern

Small friendly groups



White Stork


Purple Heron

El Rocio, Coto Donana

Great Reed Warbler

Lesser Short-toed Lark

Trujillo (main square), Extremadura

Sardinian Warbler

Egyptian Vulture


Eurasian Griffon

Vulture watching at Monfrague


Looking for an Autumn 2020 birdwatching break?

Join Neil on a Birdfinders tour to Tarifa, Southern Spain from 13th to 19th September. Although the tour will concentrate on raptor migration as birds leave Europe for their African wintering grounds there will be an opportunity to see a variety of other species found in the area at this time of year. From Raptor Watching Viewpoints we should see hundreds, or even thousands, of birds of prey making their way across the Strait of Gibraltar including Booted and Short-toed Eagles, Black Kite, Honey-buzzard, Eurasian Griffon and Egyptian Vultures as well as Black and White Storks. We'll visit different habitats to look for Greater Flamingo, Black-shouldered Kite, White-headed Duck, Slender-billed and Audouin's Gulls, Little Swift, Eurasian Hoopoe, Calandra Lark and anything else that may be on the move.

For further information, to see a past trip report, or to make a booking visit:

Strait of Gibraltar (looking towards Morocco)

Black Kite

Black Stork

Western Swamphen & Glossy Ibis

Black-shouldered Kite

Egrets following the plough (la Janda)