Dry, stony areas - The Places

Desert areas.

Morocco Tagdilt Desert Track - provides a perfect habitat for Wheatears and Larks. We saw Red-rumped Wheatear, Desert Wheatear and Temminck's Lark. Other arid areas in Morocco revealed the seebohmi sub-species of the Northern Wheatear, Mourning Wheatear, White-crowned Wheatear, Greater Hoopoe-lark, Desert Lark, Greater Short-toed Lark, Crested Lark and the Horned Lark.

La Crau

Arid, stony plain, east of the Camargue, France.

A range of dry country birds are likely to be seen including:-Thick-knees (Stone Curlews), Northern Wheatear, Stonechats and Whinchats, Pin-tailed Sandgrouse, Tawny Pipit, Short-toed Lark, Crested Lark, Skylark, Woodlark, Southern Grey Shrike.

Northern hemisphere, high mountains.

Choughs (3), Snowcocks (5), Alpine Accentors (12). Grouse/Capercaillie (13). Great Rosefinch, Mongolian and Crimson-winged Finch, Grey-crowned Rosy Finch, Snowfinches (8), Rock Bunting. American Pipit. Total 47.

France – Pyrenees.

Black Redstart, Ring Ouzel, Wheatears, Water Pipit, Rock Thrush, Blue Rock Thrush, Alpine Accentor, Dunnock, Choughs, Crows, Raven, Dipper, Crag Martin.

Bavarian Alps – Zugspitz 2962 m – 9700 ft.

Ring Ouzels, Alpine Dunnock, Swifts, Water Pipit, Ravens.

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