Birdwatching Holidays

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We are currently planning the following tours and would be happy to forward a brochure on request. Please use the links below to view full tour descriptions.
As well as compiling impressive bird lists, our clients always enjoy carefully selected quality accommodation and a nice social atmosphere.

Scilly Excitement – £1195

October 5, 2019 – October 12, 2019

With a super-mild climate, limitless fresh air, invigorating walks and smashing scenery in every direction (the whole place is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) Scilly is a ‘must do’ location, and for birders there is simply no better place to go birding in Britain in Autumn. Lying 28 miles southwest of Lands End, with no further land until America, Scilly is a vital landfall for migrant birds from both east and west, and is therefore Britain’s premier site for rarities, even surpassing the legendary Fair Isle!

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From The Okavango Delta to Victoria Falls – £5995

March 3, 2020 – March 20, 2020

The Okavango Delta transforms a vast swathe of the Kalahari Desert into a wild wilderness home for one of the greatest concentrations of game in all of Africa, including the ‘Big Five’; Elephant, Rhino (Black and White), Buffalo, Lion and Leopard, while other exciting mammals include Cheetah, Brown and Spotted Hyenas, Wildebeest, Zebra, Giraffe, Warthog, Hippo, Chacma Baboon, and Lechwe, Topi, Kudu and Sable Antelopes, as well as one of Africa’s  densest populations of the iconic Wild Dog. The delta is also home to over 500 species of birds, including the dazzlingly colourful and exotic Blue-cheeked and Southern Carmine Bee-eaters, Lilac-breasted Roller, Malachite Kingfisher, African Pygmy Goose, African Green Pigeon, Bateleur and Martial Eagles, Pel’s Fishing Owl, Wattled and Saddle-billed Storks and the bizarre African Skimmer.

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Corsica ~ The ‘Isle of Beauty’ – £1475

May 3, 2020 – May 10, 2020

With spectacular mountains rising to almost 9,000 feet, deep forested valleys and gorges cut by clear water streams, plus pristine Mediterranean scrub known as Maquis and miles of dramatic unspoilt coastline, Corsica is well worth a visit for the landscape alone. But then there are the birds, including Corsica’s very own Nuthatch and Citril Finch.

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Highlights of the Highlands & Orkney – £1395

June 6, 2020 – June 13, 2020

The ancient Caledonian pine forests offer specialities such as Red Squirrel, Goldeneye, Osprey, Crested Tit, Siskin, Common, Scottish and Parrot Crosbills and the magnificent Capercaillie! The rivers have Otter, Goosander, Common Sandpiper and Dipper, while the moorland has Red Deer plus Red and Black Grouse. Black-throated Diver and the rare Slavonian Grebe breed on nearby lochs, while the mountains offer Mountain Hare, Golden Eagle and Ring Ouzel. We also visit Orkney, where the spectacular sea cliffs and lonely moors are home to a profusion of bird life including huge seabird colonies and breeding densities of Red-throated Diver, Pintail, Hen Harrier, Short-eared Owl and wild Rock Dove which are unmatched in mainland Britain!

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Awesome Iceland ~ Birds, Whales & Landscapes – £2475

June 21, 2020 – June 29, 2020

The sheer volume of birds here is staggering, with an estimated six million Puffins alone, and nowhere else can you see Great Northern Diver, Barrow’s Goldeneye and the stunning Harlequin Duck breeding outside North America, except for this European outpost, and if we are really lucky we may even relocate the pair of Snowy Owls we found last year! Yet there is even more to this unique country; glaciers, an uninhabited stony desert interior, volcanoes, lava fields, countless waterfalls, a geysir which blows its top every few minutes, steaming fumaroles, bubbling hot springs, boiling mud pots, spectacular cliffs jam packed with seabirds, various whales offshore and the Blue Lagoon, “the coolest hot spot in the world”!

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A Snow Leopard Quest in the ‘Wild Heart’ of Asia – £5495

August 2, 2020 – August 13, 2020

This remarkable tour offers the realistic chance of finding the secretive and almost mythical Snow Leopard, without the need for strenuous high altitude hikes in cold thin air, after sleeping on the floor in a tent! We will be based in clean and comfortable spacious Yurts, equipped with beds and electricity, with access to flush toilets and hot showers, and catered for by a highly professional local crew, driving well maintained modern four wheel drive vehicles. The camp is at an altitude of about 6000 feet, amidst the stunning mountain scenery of the Altai Mountains, near the border with China, where eight out of the previous ten tours have witnessed twenty different sightings of the majestic Snow Leopard!

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