Check out, and buy, this new book by Tim Harris ! Published by Helm and the RSPB, MIGRATION HOTSPOTS is full of great photos and has an accurate and informative text on the best places for passage birds around the world.
Really, I have lost count now of the number of birding and wildlife tours I have led. Got back yesterday after taking a group of mixed interest folks - birds, butterflies, moths, plants - around eastern Hungary. A great trip... we saw over 50 species of day-flying butterflies, many great birds including 4 Imperial Eagles, Saker, and 8 species of woodpecker. And here, in this photo, one of my highlights... a cheeky young House Sparrow. Well, I thought it was time to give the under-rated a mention in this blog.