Widen your Birdwatching and wildlife experiences with me, Christopher Hall of New Horizons.

Twenty six years in the business
* Air holidays CAA protected (ATOL 6266)
* Total financial protection
* Guaranteed no surcharges
* Carefully selected accommodation
* Small friendly groups
* Impressive sightings
* Private outings can be arranged
* Gift vouchers available
* No wonder repeat bookings are the norm
Why pay more?

I have been organising wildlife watching tours since 1998 and have now led over 230 tours worldwide. I aim to provide a top quality service, so that clients enjoy a sociable group atmosphere, whilst staying in carefully selected accommodations and seeing great wildlife at a relaxed pace. Most clients are regulars and some have been travelling with me for over twenty years, so I must be doing a good job! Please scroll down the page to see what clients have to say about their times with New Horizons.

All the flight-inclusive holidays on this website are operated by New Horizons Wildlife Tours Ltd. (Registered in England no. 8824597. Registered office; 7 Wood Street, Eastwood, NG16 3DD) and are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be issued with an ATOL Certificate. Please check that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information, or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL certificate go to www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate

New Horizons in Panama

New Horizons in Argentina

New Horizons in India

New Horizons in Lesvos

New Horizons in Spitsbergen

New Horizons in Peru

New Horizons in Iceland

Bird Watching Tours and Holiday Testimonials:


“We certainly saw some fantastic sights and had some great experiences.”
Lynne & Ron ~ Cotgrave

“A big thanks to you and Anny for another very successful trip.”
Bill ~ Weston Super Mare

“I enjoyed the morning and learnt a lot as usual.”
Diana ~ Holme

“A huge thank you for such a great trip which meant a lot to me.”
Corinne ~ Farnsfield

“Lovely hotel and good company.”
Linda ~ Bingham

“A really enjoyable ‘holiday’ – good weather, lovely hotel, lots of great birds plus mammals. It was a really friendly group, we all got on well and had a lot of fun!”
Rita ~ Arnold

“I thoroughly enjoyed the week, good birds, good meals, good company.”
Frances ~ Etwall

“Hi Chris, many thanks for a lovely holiday again.”
Gay ~ Arnold

“Thanks for a GREAT trip!!!!”
Bob ~ Lambley

“You do a great and patient job to make sure we all see the birds, even the less sharp sighted ones like me. Any way, thank you for an excellent trip and I am looking forward to Mull.”
Carol ~ West Bridgford

“Thank you Chris for an excellent holiday.”
Paul & Marion ~ Ashbourne

“Chris, your spotting ability is second to none, so the owl was a triumph.”
Sue ~ Worcester

“Thanks for a fun trip and resilience and flexibility in the face of adverse weather events.”
Kate ~ Wirksworth

“Dear Chris. I want to thank you for looking after us so well in Scilly, and for getting us home safely. I really enjoyed the trip, the islands and the birds, also the archaeology. The guesthouse was excellent and the company very good.”
Frances ~ Etwall

“Uganda was a superb trip with a great itinerary. We were able to tick off our bucket list to walk with Gorillas. We thoroughly enjoyed travelling with you both. Thank you.”
Lynne & Ron ~ Cotgrave

“A great holiday, fantastic weather, good sightings and very good company.”
Steph ~ Long Eaton

“I very much enjoyed the trip and the company of the leaders and others in the group. I would definitely recommend New Horizons to friends.”
Eileen ~ Southampton

“I would like to thank you for all the wonderful places I have visited with you plus the varied birds I have seen, large and small, the people I have met over the years who became friends on regular trips, and all the laughs we have had over the many years.”
Diane ~ Carlton

“Thank you for a fantastic holiday. It was very enjoyable. Good company, wonderful weather. Comfortable hotels and good food.”
Brenda ~ Isle of Wight

“I wanted to say a big thanks for the trip. It was great to do and find Choughs in particular, but also the American Golden Plover, the Red Squirrel, the terns, the Black Grouse, the Whinchat – I could go on but I won’t!
Jean ~ Weston Super Mare

“What a great trip. Thanks for all your efforts and driving.”
Kate ~ Huddersfield

“Thanks for another excellent trip.”
Bill ~ Weston Super Mare

“I thoroughly enjoyed the trip, great to be with a group of like-minded people, really appreciated your ability to spot birds by their song, and being able to see them in the scopes.”
Joan ~ Long Eaton

“A nice group of people to holiday with. Very enjoyable.”
Steph ~ Long Eaton

“Good company & some super sightings in a lovely area.”
Bob ~ Lambley

“Another great trip. Many thanks.”
Jim ~ Woodborough

“Thank you for such a prompt trip report and moreover a great Texel trip, I really enjoyed it.”
Sue ~ Worcester

“Excellent trip, thank you.”
John & Marion ~ Burton Joyce

“Hi Chris. Thank you for the report and a very enjoyable holiday.”
John ~ Lambley

“Thank you very much for such a lovely break and so enjoyable.”
Corinne ~ Farnsfield

“Thank you for all the England trips we have done together. I have enjoyed them all.”
John ~ Lambley

“I would like to take this opportunity to say how much we enjoyed Northumbria. Overall it was a great trip”.
Kev & Jenni ~ Clay Cross

“Highlights of the tour? The wonderful weather, hotel accommodation and meals, the party mix and good natured helpfulness of the organisers to ensure that everybody on the trip got the best views possible of what was on offer.”
Godfrey ~ West Bridgford

A really nice group and given the time of the year – fantastic weather! The hotel was good and the staff excellent as was the food. My total was 95 – brilliant! Thank you Chris & Anny it was simply a great 4 days.”
Bob ~ Lambley

“Another great trip and well done for organising.”
Peter ~ Whitstable

“Thanks for some great trips in 2022.”
Simon ~ West Bridgford

“Thanks so much for the holidays for John! Makes my present giving a dream!”
Anne ~ Lambley

“Great trip to Mongolia.”
Diana ~ Ryton

“Many thanks for another great year of birding.”
Linda ~ Bingham

“Thank you for another great trip this year.”
Lynne & Ron ~ Cotgrave

“Thanks for a great trip – really enjoyed it.”
Anne & Dave ~ Eastwood

“For me, the best birding trip I have had, seeing the birds clearly and colours. The hotel and meals were excellent.”
Diane ~ Nottingham

“Dear Chris. It was an excellent trip with good company and terrific views of many birds, plus the other features of Iceland. Thank you very much Chris for arranging it.”
Tim ~ Orkney

“Thank you, and Anny, for all your help and support on the Iceland trip. We enjoyed our trip, especially the very close views of so many trusting birds, as well as the magnificent landscape.”
Roger & Imogen ~ Teddington

“Thanks for a great trip to Mull.”
Bob ~ Lambley

“Dear Chris & Anny. Thank you for getting me there and back to Corsica! It was a wonderful trip and a brilliant group of friends.”
Lesley ~ Farndon

“Excellent trip. Great birds and squirrels, good company, plenty of laughs.”
Rita ~ Arnold

“A super few days – beautiful birds, lovely scenery and good company. Thank you both very much. Look forward to the next time.”
Corinne ~ Farnsfield

“Many thanks Chris for a good visit birding in Wales. I had forgotten how brilliant you are at finding the birds and sharing them with your group.”
Carol ~ West Bridgford

“Our thanks to you and Anny for a really great trip. We loved both of the hotels, great locations and very good food.”
Peter & Norma ~ West Bridgford

“Love your friendly small group tours.”
Howard & Marilyn ~ Market Drayton

“Many thanks for some great walks and days out and a very enjoyable break in Kent & Sussex. You helped to brighten up what could have been a miserable pandemic year and gave me something to look forward to.”
Linda ~ Bingham

“A good small friendly group. Great to be able to add more ‘lifers’ to my list which I would not have spotted without your help – so thank you Chris.”
Bob ~ Lambley

“Thanks for the Scilly Isles trip, much enjoyed.”
Kate ~ Wirksworth

“We really enjoyed the trip, thanks. A good  bunch. Will get back to you for new adventures!”
Dave & Anne ~ Eastwood

“Brilliant Hotel in great setting. Lovely food and staff. Very comfortable room with fantastic walk-in shower. All the places visited were marvellous and so varied. Spot on!!”
Bob ~ Lambley

“Thank you and Anny for such an interesting and enjoyable 5 days. I felt I learned a lot about birds and wildlife and had a lot of fun as well. Really lovely. Thank you”.
Corinne ~ Farnsfield

“Very good trip in good company.”
Rita ~ Arnold

“Thanks for a fantastic break, with a running total of 97 different species you can’t knock it.”
Kev & Jenni ~ Clay Cross

“Thanks again for another fantastic trip.”
Howard & Marilyn ~ Market Drayton

“An enjoyable trip this week – thank you.”
John ~ Lambley

“The tour was excellent and made possible by your expertise. You were able to identify birds that I would have definitely missed.”
Graham ~ Portishead

“Great trip, Chris. Big thanks. Of course I’ll come again.”
Jean ~ Weston Super Mare

“Thanks so much for another great trip and your excellent guiding.”
Charmaine ~ Portishead

“Many thanks for a well organised trip. Your timings were spot on.”
Bill ~ Weston Super Mare

“It was a wonderful holiday in a wild and beautiful place with some great birds. With many thanks and best wishes, Sue.”
Sue ~ Backwell

“Great company and well organised trip. To see 100 birds in a wet Autumn week was fabulous – thanks Chris.”
Diana ~ Tyneside

“Thank you very much for a lovely afternoon yesterday. It’s great to be back doing some birding again.”
Corinne ~ Farnsfield

“What a trip!!! I know Africa is full of incredible destinations, but I can’t imagine anything more glorious than Botswana. Thank you for making it happen. It was a lifer trip, and I have lifer photos to show for it. My best images I’ve ever done, so I’m VERY happy about that.”
Leslie ~ California

“Thanks for a superb report. I have just relived the holiday.”
Jean ~ Ruddington

“I hope to get on more walks in 2020. I also wanted to thank you for helping me open my eyes and ears!”
Ruth ~ Milford

“Thanks for all the great holidays!”
Anne & John ~ Lambley

“Dear Chris, very many thanks for running the Swedish holiday so magnificently well. I thoroughly enjoyed it all.”
Helen ~ Fakenham

“A brilliant three days with our U3A friends. Great birdwatching thanks Chris. Enjoyed everything about it. Lovely hotel and food. Don’t think you could have improved this trip.”
Graham ~ West Bridgford

“The trip was wonderful and well organised. We are still getting flashbacks of the great things we saw. Thanks for the trip.”
Andrew & Heather ~ Nottingham

“Excellent trip report, thank you!! Great memory of an amazing sequence of unusual birds! You and Juan Carlos did a superb job! We look forward to seeing you in Ulan Bator!!”
Ian ~ Sydney

“I thoroughly enjoyed this trip. It worked well because it was possible to be flexible according to the weather eg fitting in the castle visit. I thought the hotel was excellent – comfortable, friendly and the food was good. I enjoyed the company. I was pleased to have the photographic opportunities with the Puffins and the White-tailed Eagles and the Otter. Thank you.”
Ann ~ Clifton

“Thanks a lot, Chris. I really enjoyed the trip and think it was really excellent!!”
Lynda ~ West Bridgford

“Thanks for a great trip.”
Alan ~ Virginia

“Thank you for the trip report. It was fabulous and brought back many good memories! And for me, Christopher, your sense of humor was an added bonus. Priceless! So thanks again for a fabulous trip. I’ll never forget it.”
Robert ~ Oregon

“All together a very good trip. Many thanks.”
Peter ~ West Bridgford

“A great achievement Chris. We have been with you since 2004 and have learnt a lot from you and have been to some lovely places. You’ve usually got the balance just right and we’ve enjoyed them all.”
Chris & John ~ West Bridgford

“Congratulations Chris on your 20th anniversary! Thanks for the many years of great bird watching. Here’s to many more.”
Mary ~ East Leake

“Thank you from both of us and congratulations on 20 successful years. We hope to help make the next 20 years as good!!”
Ron & Lynne ~ Cotgrave

Congratulations on the 20th anniversary of New Horizons. We have enjoyed all the holidays with you, and hope to have more in the future.”
Ann & Steve ~ Long Eaton

“Thank you Chris, your excellent leadership made this by far the best birdlife tour I have been on.”
Denise ~ Clevedon

“It was just a perfect adventure and  we look forward to travelling with you again soon.”
Gus & Cindy ~ Texas

“I would just like to thank you for a wonderful holiday. We saw so much in 5 days. The companionship was excellent and we had some great laughs!”
Claire ~ Matlock

“Dear Chris, just to say many thanks for organising a brilliant holiday.”
Indira – Liverpool

“Another good trip with a leader whose ability to spot birds never ceases to amaze.”
Pam ~ Woodborough

“Many thanks for a wonderful holiday in Sri Lanka.”
Christine & David ~ Mickleover

“The Galapagos trip was fantastic!”
Doreen ~ Nottingham

“We just wanted to say once again what a great time we had. We cannot remember having a trip where we have seen so many quality birds in such large numbers and often in perfect light. On top of this you produced so many ‘star’ birds. We really appreciate all your hard work and expertise and of course your company.”
John & Lynne ~ Nottingham

“Thank you for all your expert guidance.”
Alan & Linda ~ Bingham

“What a service. I had not even finished unpacking when your report came through! Yet another excellent trip and I came away a happy man.”
Mike ~ Warsash

“We would both like to thank you again for a very well organised trip, with some fabulous wildlife and scenery seen in Costa Rica.”
Brian & Margaret ~ Ilkeston

The whole trip was great and there were no aspects that I thought could be improved. Thanks for a fascinating few days in a beautiful area.”
Andrew ~ Nottingham

“I really liked the informal but well-organised nature of the trip – looking forward to the next one already!”
Paul ~ Southampton

“Wow, where to start; The birds which just sat so they could be seen, the whale trip, the geological sights, the perfect evenings at Lake Myvatn…Thanks Chris for all your hard work driving, spotting all the birds, animals and your comprehensive itinerary that covered all aspects that Iceland had to offer. The good weather and great travelling companions made this one of the best holidays I have had.”
Diane ~ Nottingham

“Best wildlife tour we have been on to date.”
Christine & David ~ Mickleover

“Thanks Chris, really enjoyed your company as well as your expertise; it was full on but great fun and very interesting; would do it again.”
Kate ~ Matlock

“Thanks again for a great holiday with some truly magical moments. We really appreciate your hard work, expertise, company and above all your sense of humour.”
John & Lynne ~ Nottingham

“We had a brilliant holiday. We saw 212 birds, 30 of which were endemic, 50 butterflies, 18 mammals (including Leopard), and many reptiles. It was a wonderful trip which could not be improved.”
Brian & Margaret ~ Ilkeston

“We greatly enjoyed our trip with you. Thank you for the hard work you put in.”
John & Marion ~ Burton Joyce

“Great trip, good company. The small group made seeing all the birds easier.”
Lynda ~ Norwich

“Yet another superbly enjoyable trip which was skillfully led and organised. Also, excellent company with good humour. Many thanks again.”
Mike ~ Warsash

“Just to say a thank you for a lovely few days, it was a really good break.”
Corinne ~ Farnsfield

“A great trip with some lovely birds.”
Chris & John ~ West Bridgford

“Thanks for a most enjoyable trip and some excellent birding.”
Mike & Pauline ~ Whatstandwell

“This was the perfect trip – comfortable transport, good guides and some great birds, scenery and comfortable accommodation.”
John ~ Beeston

“This was an excellent programme in all respects. Congratulations Chris.”
Pat & Terry ~ Arnold

“Many thanks for all your brilliant driving, spotting and help with bird identification and songs. The hotel was also very good and comfortable.”
Heather ~ Gainsborough

“Another wonderful trip with so many birds, all in different locations, plus good company with plenty of laughs.”
Diane ~ Nottingham

“Many many thanks for some superb birding.”
Mike ~ Radcliffe on Trent

“I really did enjoy the trip Chris and you have made a full-time ‘convert’ to the bird watching fraternity by making the trip such a stimulating and rewarding experience. It was the best Xmas present I have had from my wife in years!”
David ~ Edinburgh

“We really enjoyed birding with you this year and are looking forward to doing so again.”
Shaun & Cindy ~ New Jersey

“I thought your leadership, Chris, was excellent and professionally conducted at all times. I was so pleased to see so many different birds, some rare, and so many at close range. I look forward to being able to join you again.”
Bridget ~ Hereford

The trip was highly enjoyable for me. All my objectives were achieved. The ‘sampler’ style of the trip allowed us to get a glimpse of India, its birds, tigers, and to see one of the world wonders. All for an attractive price that allowed me to add the travel from USA and still feel I received value for money. I don’t have words to express how grateful I am for the wonderful birthday celebration.”
Alberto ~ Missouri

“It was a memorable and worthwhile trip. I enjoyed your company and that of your compatriots.”
Paul ~ Idaho

“Another all round birding trip with various reserves, all having different birds, along with the group of friends all having a great time.”
Diane ~ Nottingham

“As usual I really enjoyed the way in which you lead these trips and find the birds for us – and have a bit of a laugh along the way too! The trip was very well organised, the hotels were really good (I loved their ‘rustic’ and rather quirky style – a real taste of rural Spain) and the scenery in both locations was superb.”
Paul ~ Southampton

“Pat and I had a fabulous time with you in England and Scotland and I really enjoyed reliving the birding while processing my photos.”
Pat & Suzie ~ Texas

“Most of what I know about birds has come from you.”
Mike ~ Matlock

“A very enjoyable holiday with lots of good memories. Thank you to you and Anny for taking time and trouble to make this an enjoyable holiday and making sure our needs were met.”
Gay ~ Arnold

“Another great trip with a variety of places we visited for the birds, and of course, the laughter along the way.”
Diane ~ Nottingham

“Thanks again for a great holiday, very efficiently done.”
Tim ~ Orkney

“A great week, thank you. Good to mix the geology of the island with the wildlife.”
Ann ~ Norwich

“Everything was perfect – hotel accommodation, food, friendly group and we think you are a great driver.”
Ann & Steve ~ Long Eaton

“Another great trip. Only a few days, but with great sightings of birds and great company.”
Diane ~ Nottingham

“Chris. You always choose superb hotels wherever we go. Thank you.”
Ann & Steve ~ Long Eaton

“Hi Chris. Just to say thank you for such a lovely time in Anglesey. I really enjoyed it, and as always learned a lot.”
Corinne ~ Farnsfield

“Hi Chris – another great trip. Your balance of professionalism, friendliness and adapting the itinerary made it most enjoyable. Many thanks, Jim.”
Jim ~ Woodborough

“Thanks for a good trip much needed after the bleak months.”
Penny & Gareth ~ Swansea

“A big thankyou to both you and Anny for another extremely well run event. I saw a total of 14 birds not previously seen by me.”
Bill ~ Weston Super Mare

“Thanks for some good birding memories and company during the last twelve months.”
Godfrey ~ West Brigdford

“Great Hotel and a good crowd. My third trip in 8 weeks – and as usual Chris you have come up trumps!!!!”
Bob ~ Lambley

“Thanks for the fabulous Scillies trip.”
Diana ~ Ryton

Hi Christopher, I had a really good time yesterday. What a nice bunch of people ably led by yourself.”
Pauline ~ West Hallam

“Great – great hotel, weather, sightings of birds, great company, & of course the leader who made this possible.”   
Diane ~ Nottingham

“Excellent hotel, great birds and good company – plus a very knowledgeable guide.”
Rita ~ Arnold

“Another lovely New Horizons holiday. We’ve been on quite a few now and find them well organised and researched. Chris is an expert wildlife and bird specialist and goes the extra mile in making sure we go to the right locations and everyone sees the birds as well as the other fauna and flora.”
Rab & Jan ~ Radcliffe on Trent

“Thanks very much for the holiday Chris. Very enjoyable.”
Gay ~ Arnold

“Great company, with plenty of laughs and of course, great list of birds.”
Diane ~ Nottingham

“A great trip Chris. Brilliant organisation, thank you.”
Simon ~ Wallingford

“Dear Chris. I just wanted to say thank you for providing a brilliant Mull experience. I really enjoyed the whole trip including the hotel. I’d love to go again next year if you plan another trip.”
Glenna ~ Hucknall

“Hi Chris
Just to say a really big thank you to you and Anny for yesterday. It couldn’t have gone better! Everyone in the group really enjoyed it and they all got to know so much more about birding. Having two telescopes was brilliant and really brought the birds to life. You did a great job of pointing things out and explaining things in such a clear way.
Hopefully we’ll be able to arrange another A Team birdwatching trip soon.
Thanks again, Judith.”
Judith ~ Sheffield

“Thank you for the many wonderful walks and days out.”
Linda ~ Bingham

“Very enjoyable trip. Thanks for all your efforts and patience to ensure we all saw the most important species.”
Gay ~ Arnold

“Thank you Chris. I really enjoyed the session.”
John ~ Bulcote

“Thanks Chris, a great day and the most birds I’ve seen at one time.”
Graham ~ Gamston

“Many thanks for another fantastic trip leaving memories to last a lifetime.”
Pam ~ Woodborough

“Looking forward to lots more birding in 2020.”
Rita ~ Arnold

“Thank you for finding all the birds.”
Iris & Bob ~ West Bridgford

“Many thanks for the report. I always enjoy reading them…….and again many years later!”
Janet ~ Honiton

“A very well organised and professionally led trip (as always) and a great guesthouse.”
Paul – Topsham

“My Galapagos trip exceeded all my expectations. The organisation was excellent, the small group friendly, my life on board comfortable with an excellent crew.”
Cherry ~ Kimberley

“This is a holiday that I have dreamed of doing for a very long time and it did not disappoint. Your organised itinerary was excellent and we saw a great selection of islands and wildlife.”
Lynne ~ Cotgrave

“Thank you very much for saying you could refund my deposit for the Mull trip. I did not expect that but am of course very pleased that this is possible. Such an offer, I feel, reflects the kind of company that New Horizons is.”
Marion ~ Clevedon

“Your photos were great, especially of the Short-eared Owl. Thank you.”
Eve ~ London

“Thank you for a lovely trip to Hungary.”
Janet ~ Honiton

“‘Marvellous Mull’ exceeded expectations!”
Pam ~ Woodborough

“Thanks again Chris – another great trip.”
Jim ~ Woodborough

“Thanks for a very memorable trip. I saw 49 lifers.”
Sue ~ New Jersey

“Thank you for showing me the many beauties of England and Scotland, and helping me see so many birds. Over 80 were life birds for me. Also, thanks for helping me over those treacherous rocks on our way to see the Puffins.”
Nancy ~ New Jersey

“Congratulations on your 20 years in the bird watching business. I am so pleased I attended your WEA course all those years ago where I learnt so much. Since then I have been able to continue increasing my knowledge and enjoyment through your Wednesday and Friday trips, and with the U3A visits and holidays. Thank you.”
Iris & Bob ~ West Bridgford

“Best wishes on 20 years of great wildlife trips!
Marilyn & Howard ~ Market Drayton

“10’s of countries, 1000’s of birds, hundreds of happy birders! Thank you.”
Jan & Rab ~ West Bridgford

“Thank you for a very enjoyable year of birding – looking forward to 2019!”
Rita ~ Arnold

“Thanks for the happy holidays!”
Jim ~ Woodborough

“Congratulations Chris. I’ve had many a happy birdwalk with you and hope for many more.”
Janet ~ Honiton

“This was a fantastic holiday from start to finish. Thank you for getting us there!”
Lynne & Ron ~ Cotgrave

“You are an awesome guide and I really enjoyed the past two and a half weeks despite the weather!”
Deb ~ Texas

“Another fantastic trip; weather, variety of birds and scenery, plus of course the lovely people on the trip with plenty of laughs and enjoyment.”
Diane ~ Nottingham

“Once again thank you for a great holiday and trip report – still can’t believe we have finally seen a Harpy!”
Lynne & Ron ~ Cotgrave

“Thanks again for a great trip with wonderful people.”
Michael ~ Texas

“I was extremely impressed with your ornithological knowledge and enthusiasm, and amazed how you could identify birds so far away.”
Charmaine ~ Portishead

Brilliant birding with 49 lifers out of 123 species seen in wonderful varied scenery and habitats. It was a great balance of intensive birding with opportunities to relax and socialise. Your stamina, observational and identification skills are outstanding Chris.”
Jim ~ Woodborough

“Wow! I thought I was going on a bird watching holiday which turned into an adventure experience. Thanks Chris for another fantastic experience with great bird sightings.”
Diane ~ Nottingham

“A great combination of birding and leisure.”
Peter & Deb ~ Canterbury

“Thanks for a great trip to Sri Lanka.”
Rob & Marilyn ~ Aston on Trent

“Thank you for the excellent trip to Greece.”
Bob & Iris ~ West Bridgford

“Many thanks for a splendid trip and a birthday I will never forget.”
David ~ Clifton

“It was an amazing trip. I have so many wonderful memories of holidays I have spent with you.”
Lesley ~ Farndon

“It was a wonderful trip, full of magical moments.”
Pam ~ Woodborough

“A wonderful experience to visit the most northern part of the UK and see such a spectacle of birds.”
Rita ~ Arnold

“Many many thanks for the super visit to the Solway Firth last week, it was really superb in every way, as usual.”
Mike ~ Warsash

I enjoyed the tour, especially the banter. I would certainly have no hesitation in joining one of your future trips. You were not slow in having a good laugh and finding the birds.”
Maurice ~ Gillingham

“Thanks for a super few days, that hotel was a real find! Think the second day was one of the best birding days I have ever experienced!”
Terry ~ Arnold

“Many thanks for organising an excellent break. I’ll certainly be keeping an eye on your website for future trips.”
Andy ~ Croydon

“Everything went seemlessly to plan the entire trip and can’t thank you enough for all your recommendations and planning for us – not exaggerating when we say it was a 10/10 trip.”
Jan & John ~ Pavenham

“What an absolutely amazing trip, Chris. You are giving some wonderful memories to the people with you.”
Jim ~ Woodborough

“Thanks for another great year’s birding!”
Rita ~ Arnold

“Thanks for a lovely birding holiday with brilliant food and really good company as well as the many interesting birds we saw.”
Jean ~ Radcliffe on Trent

“Thank you, we had a really enjoyable break down on the Somerset Levels, with lots of brilliant birds. Here’s to the next time.”
Ann & John ~ Stapleford

“What a great trip, great birds, great food, great people. We really enjoyed ourselves.”
Janel & Michael ~ Texas

“I have now seen 201 ‘lifers’ in my 36 trips with New Horizons. As usual the birding, organisation and accommodation were all excellent. I am already looking forward to my next trip with you!”
John ~ Beeston

“We would both like to thank you for organising the recent trip to Southern India and the Andaman Islands which went without any hitches. We all saw how disorganised India still is, with red tape in abundance. How you managed to sort out such a well-organised and trouble free-trip to such a chaotic country on your own was quite astonishing.”
Brian & Margaret ~ Ilkeston

“Thanks very much for the trip. I enjoyed birdwatching in places I hadn’t visited before, and the company of your friendly group. I liked the varied sites and you showed us a great variety of birds.”
John ~ Chilwell

“As always, the holidays are excellent value – they never fail!”
Pauline ~ Arnold

Thanks for another superb weekend. The Priory is such a lovely venue – when do we go again?”
Dorothy ~ Mickleover

“Thank you so much for an enjoyable and successful trip – all down to your expertise and pre-visit to know exactly where things were.” 
Joy ~ Bakewell

“Thank you for all your hard work to give us such a good holiday. I am thrilled with the birds we saw, heard and learned about. On my return, I’m left on a high with the enjoyment of this trip.”
Kay ~ Clevedon

“Thank you for an excellent trip which we greatly enjoyed. It was lovely to be part of rural Spain. The itinerary was very good, the scenery wonderful and the bird list amazing. The Wryneck and Wallcreeper were top of the list but there were many close contenders. Thanks again for all your hard work.”
John & Marion ~ Burton Joyce

“The whole experience was just amazing.”
Jean ~ Ruddington

“Mongolia exceeded my expectations – another great trip.”
Pam ~ Woodborough

“I really appreciated the luxury of ample photographic opportunities which you encouraged — there was such an easiness about it all, it was really delightful. I’ll keep my eyes on your future destinations, and keep my passport ready for new stamps!”
Leslie ~ California

“Another great trip with friends, plenty of laughs, good weather, and of course, some interesting birds.”
Diane ~ Nottingham

“A thoroughly enjoyable birding trip.”
Alan ~ Weston Super Mare

“Many thanks for the Panama card – it was one of our favourite holidays.”
Lynne & Ron ~ Cotgrave.”


Here are some tips for birdwatching:

  1. Invest in a good pair of binoculars or a spotting scope. This will allow you to see birds up close and in detail without disturbing them.

  2. Learn about the birds you are likely to see in your area. This will help you identify them and understand their behaviour.

  3. Dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. You may be walking or standing for long periods of time.

  4. Bring a fieldguide or use a birding app on your phone to help you identify the birds you see.

  5. Be patient. Birds are often shy and may take a while to come out into the open.

  6. Try to be as quiet as possible. Loud noises can scare birds away.

  7. Use a bird feeder or birdbath to attract birds to your garden. This can be a great way to see a variety of species up close.

  8. Join a local birding group or go on a guided birding tour to learn from experienced birdwatchers and see new species.

  9. Respect the birds and their habitat. Do not disturb nesting sites or harass birds in any way.

  10. Have fun and enjoy the beauty and diversity of the natural world!