British Birdwatching Fair 2011 update!

British Birdwatching Fair 2011 update!


The Birdfair 2011 is now over and we have just returned to Bulgaria after our 8th participation in that event. Thank you very much to all of you who have come to see and talk with us – friends, people that have been on our tours, new visitors and partners. We have had another great event – the atmosphere is really wonderful and not to be found anywhere else in the world. We have been to few more birdfairs in Europe and I can say they are all nowhere near to the Birdfair’s organization, size and most important –  it’s atmosphere. By the way it was announced that the Sunday was the busiest ever in the Birdfair history. Additionally the Birdfair Auction, to which we have donated two places on our Rock Partridge Special short break, has collected over 17,000 pounds for this year project. Another record for the Birdfair.

Again it was a great pleasure to meet all you that have come to see us and talk to us. One thing that was very clear and a bit surprising to be honest is the fact that so many people have stated they are regularly looking at our website to check the news and for new holidays. As a result, from now on, we will be updating the website much more often and will do our best to post at least one news item each two weeks. We will be also uploading every trip report and checklist from our tours, something that have not been done every time so far to honest. Very soon our tour galleries will be fully updated and renewed.

All our tours for 2012 are now on the website, except the two photography tour to Lake Kerkini which will available very soon.

Of course we are also working on new destinations such as Cuba and Mongolia and once ready they will be also shown on the website as new.

After the Birdfair we have stayed again with friends near Boston and on Tuesday we had a birding cruise in the Wash. Despite the weather was poor we had a great time seeing 67 species in total including big flocks (probably near to a thousand birds) of Black-tailed Godwits, many Bar-tailed Godwits and Grey Plovers in breeding plumage and my first Guillemot! Thank you Barry and Christine for the wonderful time we had.

Indeed, on the way to England, from the ferry, about a mile before the Dover port we have had an excellent view of a Minky Whale which jumped out of the water about 150 in front of the ship! My first whale!

Once again thank you very much for coming to see us at the Birdfair and we are already looking forward to the next one.