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Trip Reports & Sightings Posted by Mark Hows

Scotland, author Mark Hows (link created September 7, 2013)
(Golden eagle, White tailed eagle, rock dove, mammals)

Hungary - September 2nd - 9th 2010, author Mark Hows (added September 25, 2010)

Cyprus - September 2008, author Mark Hows (added October 2, 2008)
(Cyprus Wheatear, Cyprus Warbler and Demoiselle Crane, Akrotiri Salt Lake)

Corsica, Northern Italy and South-east France - September 2008, author Mark Hows (added October 2, 2008)
(little known introduced species)

Manx Marsupial Madness - Isle of Man mini-break - 6th - 8th November 2010, author Mark Hows (added November 13, 2010)

Scraping the bottom of the barrel in the Low Countries - 1st - 9th May 2010, author Mark Hows (added May 20, 2010)

Flaming Florida - 18th April - 2nd May 2009, author Mark Hows (added May 19, 2009)

Going Dutch - 28th April - 3rd May 2011, author Mark Hows (added May 14, 2011)

Slovenia - 10th - 14th April 2011, author Mark Hows (added May 1, 2011)

Western Sahara and Morocco, author Mark Hows (link created March 3, 2014)
(Sudn golden sparrow, bald ibis, plain martin, kelp gull, fennec fox, sand cat, sand viper)

Jersey - March 2013, author Mark Hows (link created March 26, 2013)
(Cattle Egret, Whooper Swan, Dartford Warbler)

Sardinia, 1st - 4th December 2006, author Mark Hows (added March 18, 2007)
(pre Christmas tourist break mainly for sightseeing and socialising with a little birding squeezed in)

Finland - 24th - 26th February 2007, author Mark Hows (added March 18, 2007)
(Azure Tit, Hawk Owl and other specialities)

Northern Ireland - 23rd - 27th May 2008, author Mark Hows (link created June 5, 2008)

Belgium blast - 25th - 27th May 2012, author Mark Hows (added June 15, 2012)

Orcadian Odyssey - May 28th - June 6th 2010, author Mark Hows (added June 14, 2010)

Iceland - 13th - 23rd June 2013, author Mark Hows (link created July 9, 2013)
(Harlequin Duck, Grey and Red-necked Phalaropes, Brunnich's Guillemot, Gyrfalcon, Snow Bunting)

Finland - 27th May - 12th June 2011, author Mark Hows (added July 6, 2011)
(with photos of all the key species)

Colorado, May 30th - June 14th 2008, author Mark Hows (added July 4, 2008)
(with images of Evening and Black-headed Grosbeaks, Great Horned Owl, Western Tanager and others)

Norway - 30th June - 4th July 2012, author Mark Hows (added July 14, 2012)
(Dovrefjell National Park )

Estonia - 13th - 20th June 2012, author Mark Hows (added July 14, 2012)
(Great Snipe, Citrine Wagtail, Russian Flying Squirrel, Masked Shrew, Haardemeeste, Ilmatsalu fishponds, Rapina polders )

Pacific North-west - 28th May - 10th June 2006, author Mark Hows (link created July 1, 2006)

Pacific North-west - May 28th - June 10th 2006, author Mark Hows (link created July 1, 2006)

Goa, India, November 8th - 23rd 2008, author Mark Hows (added January 4, 2009)
(with images of Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Malabar Whistling Thrush, Orange-headed Thrush, Long-tailed Shrike and others)

Barcelona, Spain - 20th - 23rd January 2012, author Mark Hows (added February 9, 2012)
(The opportunity to visit Barcelona was impossible to resist with its excellent selection of exotics and close proximity to the Pyrenees a good trip was in order)

California - 12th - 26th January 2013, author Mark Hows (link created February 4, 2013)
(Bobcat, Killer Whale, Californian Condor, Island Fox, Island Scrub Jay, Goose spectacular, Blackbird spectacular, Dolphin megapod. )

Lithuania - 1st - 3rd December 2012, author Mark Hows (link created February 4, 2013)
(7 woodpecker species in one location!)

The Gambia and Senegal - 20th January - 3rd February 2006, author Mark Hows (link created February 14, 2006)
(This trip report hopefully covers not only the birding as in a typical trip report but also provide lots of other general information which might be of use when planning a trip.)

The Low Countries - December 2008, author Mark Hows (added December 22, 2008)
(Snowy Owl video)

Lanzarote - The Hungover Houbara Hunt - 3rd - 6th December 2009, author Mark Hows (added December 11, 2009)
(Cream-coloured Courser, Houbara Bustard, Lesser Short-toed Lark, Berthelot's Pipit. Trumpeter Finch, )

Scotland - July 2008, author Mark Hows (added August 9, 2008)

Scotland - 1st - 9th August 2012, author Mark Hows (added August 18, 2012)
(White-tailed Eagle, Black-winged Practincole, Blue Fulmar)

Spain - Pyrenees - June 2005, author Mark Hows (link created August 1, 2005)

Poland - 11th - 20th March 2012, author Mark Hows (added April 3, 2012)
(This was a rather ambitious trip to locate the European Lynx in Southern Poland)

Hungary - 18th - 21st April 2012, author Mark Hows (added April 28, 2012)
(A short trip to see some of Hungary's Herps mixed in with birds, mammals and whatever else we could find )

Andalucia, Spain - mega mammals in the med - 20th - 28th March 2010, author Mark Hows (added April 16, 2010)

Heavenly - Hornborgasjon, Sweden - Crazy about Cranes - 2nd - 5th April 2010, author Mark Hows (added April 16, 2010)

Mallorca, 21st - 27th March 2005, author Mark Hows (link created April 15, 2005)

The Algarve, Portugal, 2nd - 9th April 2005, author Mark Hows (link created April 15, 2005)
(with pics of Azure-winged Magpie, Collared Pratincole, Little Bittern and others)