BULGARIA WALLCREEPER TOUR, 22 – 26 APRIL 2016, in The Deskbound Birder by Simon Colenutt


… I have tried to see Wallcreeper in the Himalayas and the Pyrenees since, in the Alps near to Briancon I saw one fly from a cliff face at least 300m above me, I saw a silhouette and nothing more. It is a bird I have wanted to see for many years, my true nemesis bird. So, after visiting the Neophron Tours stand at the Bird Fair at Rutland in 2014 and speaking to Minko Madzharov I realised that Bulgaria would offer me one of the best chances of seeing this species plus a few other ticks. So, on 22nd April our flight was scheduled and Sarah and I were off.

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