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 DucksBlack-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!

Tues 30th April - Fri 10th May 2024


Here are just a few of the key species we will be targetting on this tour:

  • Andalusian Hemipode
  • Barbary Partridge
  • Double-spurred Francolin
  • Marbled Duck
  • White-headed Duck
  • Lammergeier
  • Audouin's Gull
  • Marsh Owl
  • Maghreb Owl
  • Levaillant's Green Woodpecker
  • Corsican Nuthatch
  • Maghreb Lark
  • Atlas Flycatcher
  • Moussier's Redstart
  • African Blue Tit
  • Moltoni's Warbler
  • Marmora's Warbler
  • African Chaffinch
  • Maghreb Magpie
  • Corsican Finch
Double-spurred Francolin
Double-spurred Francolin

Leader:  Nick Bray and local guides.

Ground Price:  £2995.00 - Bastia/Fes

Single supplement: £500.00

Deposit: £400.00

Group size: Maximum of 8

Included in cost: Accommodation in twin rooms en-suite in private villa, all meals (from dinner on Day 1 to lunch on Day 10) including picnic lunches, bottled water, transport throughout, all park entrance fees, and services of local guides and leaders. Also wine and beer during evening meals on Corsica.

Not included: International flights, Any food or drinks purchased at cafes during the day, alcoholic drinks at any hotels we stay at in Morocco, domestic flights - Bastia to Casablanca, insurance, and items of a personal nature.

Accommodation:  Private villa in Corsica, and a variety of hotels in Morocco..

Tour Code:  This is an easy tour for birders of all levels of experience.