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Here you will find details of our programme of birdwatching tours which we hope will be of interest.  We have tried to make our website as clear and as easy to navigate around as possible, with all the information you will need about each tour available on the relevant page.

If you have any questions about our tours, or Sunbird in general, please call us on 01767 262522, or email 

We look forward to travelling with you. Steve Rooke 

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A Strawberry Poison Frog is clear evidence that birds are not the only spectacular creatures on Rich Hoyer’s tour, Costa Rica in March.

Forthcoming Tours

We still have spaces on the following:   

Northern India: 12 February - 2 March

China (Yunnan): 10 - 25 March

Morocco: 24 March - 3 April 

Colorado: 3 - 13 April

Costa Rica: 4 - 18 April

Lesvos: 20-28 April

Taiwan: 21 April - 4 May 

Spain: 28 April - 11 May


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Uganda - Gorillas and Shoebills
23 June - 8 July 2018

Uganda is the jewel in the crown of East Africa with some of the best remaining forest in Africa and some truly remarkable birdwatching. we’ll search for enigmatic Shoebill on the fringes of Lake Victoria and seek out White-cbacked Night Heron on the papyrus-fringed lakeshore of Lake Mburo National Park. The wonderful Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a magical place of mists, hanging mosses and luxuriant vegetation and it is also where we’ll see some of the rarest and most exotic birds of the trip. However, it will probably be a mammal that is uppermost in people’s minds here. Over half the world’s population of Mountain Gorillas can be found in this forest and during our stay there will be the option to take part in a guided trek to search for a group of these magnificent animals. The tour is led by Brian Finch.

Bolivia: Barba Azul Nature Reserve, Sadiri Lodge, and the Apolo Valley
5 - 20 October with Rich Hoyer

Subtropical Pygmy-Owl

Bolivia is a large country with many ecoregions, and we’ve long wanted to offer this new tour as a companion to our classic Bolivia tour. We’ll visit four regions of radically different ecosystems, all farther north than our other tour. Starting with the Lake Titicaca area, we’ll cross the northern Andes and descend through cloud forests on our way to the dry interior valley of Apolo, which has a whole host of special birds. We’ll then return to La Paz to take a short flight to the Amazonian lowlands where we’ll spend some time at one of Bolivia’s few ecolodges, located on the outermost ridge of the Andes — low enough to have some classic Amazonian species yet high enough to offer some respite from the tropical heat. Finally, we’ll take a private air taxi to Barba Azul Nature Reserve, a remote station located in the Llanos de Moxos, a region of seasonally flooded tropical savanna and gallery forest. After two days at bird-filled Barba Azul, famous for its conservation importance for the Blue-throated Macaw, we’ll finish with a day in the city of Trinidad and a short internal flight to Santa Cruz de la Sierra.

Paradise Tanager - just one od a dazzling array of colourful birds to be seen on this new tour.

Guatemala: Birding amongst the forests and Mayan ruins
6 - 15/18 April 2018 with Luke Seitz

The highlands of Guatemala’s Pacific slope are famous worldwide for three birds: the improbable-looking Pink-headed Warbler, the bizarre and critically endangered Horned Guan and the stunning Goldman’s Warbler (pictured above), soon to be split as Guatemala’s only true endemic. Less well known are the astonishing concentrations of boreal migrants that share these cool montane forests with a vast selection of Central American specialities and we’ll take plenty of time to enjoy fully the diversity of the region’s birdlife and to appreciate the charm of baroque Antigua. Our short Tikal Extension takes us even further back in time and into tropical lowland habitats with a completely new suite of birds. Watching Ocellated Turkeys, parrots and perhaps even the local pair of Orange-breasted Falcons among the ruins of one of the greatest cities ever built in the New World is an experience no birder should miss. 





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