Another variation of our famous (or infamous!) house parties sees us on the mountainous Mediterranean island of Corsica where we will be starting our unique specialities tour that will also take us into the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Our primary targets on Corsica are Corsican Nuthatch and Corsican Finch, with both Marmora's & Moltoni's Warblers also high on our wishlist. There's a fine supporting cast with Lammergeier, Golden Eagle, Alpine Chough, and all the usual Mediterranean species. As it is a Zoothera House Party we have our own private cook to cater for us and there's going to be the odd drink or three in the evening as we discuss the day's birding events.
After 5 nights on this beautiful island we fly to Casablanca in Northern Morocco and will spend 5 nights as we travel to Rabat and Fes targetting the Western Palearcic mega Andalusian Hemipode, as well as Maghreb Owl (split from Tawny Owl), Marsh Owl and Atlas Flycatcher. We should also see a some other pretty cool species such as Double-spurred Francolin, Barbary Partridge, Marbled & White-headed Ducks, Black-winged Kite, Eleonora's Falcon, Maghreb Lark (split from Crested Lark), Pallid Swift, African Blue Tit, Maghreb Magpie, African Chaffinch and more. And as it's prime spring migration time who knows what else we can find?
So let's go birding Western Palearctic style!