Thousands of birders have had their first experiences of Little Shearwater, Wilson's Storm-Petrel, Great & Cory's Shearwaters, Sabine's Gull, whilst being delighted by an impressive array of cetaceans including Fin Whale, Sperm Whale, Minke Whale, Risso's Dolphin, Cuvier's Beaked Whale etc.
A few of us from the North East are planning one last journey to celebrate the route. Combined with a day at the Birdfair and a day twitching as we head for Portsmouth. Four hours in Bilbao between ferries is a bonus that can add Griffon Vulture, Hoopoe, Booted Eagle, Zitting Cisticola, Serin, Red-backed Shrike to name but a few to the trip list.
We have one place in our car and cabin open to any erudite birders with a sense of humour and good personal hygiene. This can be from the North East or the Birdfair on Sunday. Price is
Sunday 22nd August - travel to birdfair, full day at birdfair, travel on in evening to campsite or B&B.
Mon 23rd August - onward journey to Portsmouth via rare birds, dragonflies or butterflies depending on our fancy. Sail 21:15
Tues 24th - full day seawatching
Wed 25th - morning in Bilbao - afternoon seawatching
Thur 26th - full day seawatching - arrive back UK teatime and head north home (unless there is a mega on the way in which case it could be Friday!)
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested