Mouflon Ovis musimon two males in the Asco Valley Corsica France
Moon above burnt trees on ridge, Gorges de la Restonica, Parc Naturel Regional de la Corse, Corsica, France
Eurasian hoopoe Upupa epops perched on roadside rock Corsica France
Pink butterfly orchid Orchis papilionacea Corsica France
Restonica river Parc Naturel Regional de Corse Corsica France

Corsica is a stunningly beautiful island with habitats ranging from high mountains to sandy beaches.  As a consequence, it is often referred to as the Isle de Beaute.  Most of the north west part of the island is a huge nature reserve and this is where the island's highest mountains are located.  In fact, the mountains rise to twice the height of any of anything in Britain!  This reserve is home to Alpine Choughs, Golden Eagles and even a few pairs of Lammergeiers.

The talk is based on a number of spring visits when sheep-like Mouflons might still be seen in the lower parts of the mountains, roadside verges and banks are awash with lovely wild flowers and birds are singing to establish territories.

Many northward-bound spring migrants will be passing through lower lying areas around the coast and at times, provide spectacular days of wildlife watching such as the huge push of Barn Swallows that headed past at the rate of 500 per minute one morning just before breakfast!   Cap Corse, at the northern end of the island, is possibly the best place in the Western Med to watch passage migrants in Spring.

This presentation is illustrated by my own photography with a commentary in my usual light but informative style.  This, like all of my talks, will be varied to suit the individual audience.

If you would like to book this or any other of my talks, please telephone me or send me an email.  Sending an email can be done via my 'contact me' page.

Golden eagle Aquila chrysaetos in flight Corsica France
Corsican nuthatch Sitta whiteheadi in Corsican pine forest Asco Valley Corsica France
Wild flowers in coastal heathland Capo Grosso Cap Corse Corsica France
Marmora's warbler Sylvia sarda in coastal scrub Cap Grosso Corsica France