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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.

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Red-crowned Cranes ‘dancing’ on snow-covered fields are one of the many memorable sights on Japan in Winter.

Forthcoming Tours

We still have spaces on the following:   

North Argentina: 15 - 29 October

Chile: 29 October - 14 November *1 space*

Tanzania: 3 - 17 November

Panama (Western Highlands): 16 - 25 November *1 space*

Brazil (Minas Gerais): 18 - 27 November

Mexico (Yucatan & Cozumel): 2 - 9 December *1 space*

Gambia:  7 - 14 December

Australia (Southwest & N Queensland): 12 January - 2 February *1 space*

Japan: 13 - 27 January *1 space*

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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.

Oman 15 - 25 November 2018

with Stephen Menzie

The Sultanate of Oman – one of the most attractive, unspoiled, and safest countries in the Middle East – offers an extraordinary wealth of birds and an exceptionally pleasant, welcoming, and relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy them. Located on the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula, and with over one thousand miles of coastline, Oman’s varied habitats host a diverse selection of birds with significant elements drawn from the Europe, Asia and Africa. Offshore, Oman’s clean, fish-rich waters support an abundance of seabirds.

Now widely considered part of the Western Palearctic, we’ll sample the best that this fabulous country has to offer – from the riches of the north coast to the hidden oases of the Empty Quarter and the almost Afrotropical fauna of the south.

Above, Oman has a nice mix of African and Asian birds, such as this colourful Indian Roller. Below, Persian Shearwater will be one of the birds we hope to encounter on our short pelagic. 
Photos Richard Campey


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