Come and see the unique bird life living in the large woodland park located just east of Paris on a leisurely 3 hour bird walk.
The woods, meadows and Botanical Gardens surrounding the historic and dramatic Chateau de Vincennes host common european species such as nesting populations of Stock Dove, Kestrel, Black Redstart and Grey Wagtail.
After walking the grounds of the Château we will look for Black and Middle-spotted Woodpecker, Marsh Tit, European Jay, Common Kingfisher, Common Buzzard, Mistle and Song Thrush, Common Redstart and Hobby – among many, many others. Also witness and learn about the birds unique behaviors as we adopt a « slow-birding » approach in this natural urban oasis. During spring and fall migration one can also see willow warbler, whitethroat, hawfinch, pied flycatcher and even red kite migrating overhead.
Your guide, David Rosane is an American expat & nature guide, currently living in Paris, France. Dave specializes in Birding and nature trips in and around the City and nearby countryside, off the beaten track of everyday Paris, and to Norway and Spain and the rest of France. His guiding technique is to focus on behavior, birdsong and underlying mating strategies, ecology and evolution.
Dave has worked as a professional ornithologist in Peru, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, New York & southern France (Cornell University research associate, CUNY...). Has also birded Alaska & the Yukon, Botswana, South Africa, Indonesia and his home state of Vermont (USA).
He is also a professional musician and science and nature writer.
Photos credits: Anne Lisbet Tollånes