Cabo Verde / Cape Verde Islands 2014


21st - 27th, March 2014

Birding tour.



Raso Lark - one of the world's rarest birds


desert road


Male Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark


Cream-coloured Courser (endemic race exsul) - what a super species!


The Iago Sparrow - male

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approaching Raso Island, Cape Verde... in hope of the Raso Lark!


Western Reef Heron and the 2nd recorded Spotted Crake for CVIs


Cape Verde Swift - NB pale throat and shallow tail fork


mountains as well as plateau


Greater Hoopoe Lark


Kestrel - of the alexandri race

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Male Kentish Plover


Searching for the endemic Swamp Warbler


and we got it - the Cape Verde Swamp Warbler, that is!


Brown-necked Raven


Red-billed Tropic Bird


When the going gets tough...


Cape Verde Shearwater


Cape Verde Shearwater


The Jolly Boys Outing


Cape Verde Shearwater


A waiting game...


Iago Sparrow - female (take my word for it)


birders ready for anything...


Great White Egret


the Merlin-like neglectus Kestrel


The 'Mystery' Plover... I'd call it a Ringed



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gorgeous women...  even on a bird boat!


plenty of Ospreys


Tarrafal, Santiago, Cape Verde Islands


Tarrafal - we stayed at the place on the right.



It was great to meet everyone! 

My email address is: kvp2011(at)btinternet.com

Tour organised by Birdfinders