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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 

The superb Chestnut Thrush is a rare visitor to Thailand: The Northwest.

Forthcoming Tours


As a result of the restrictions currently in place, the Sunbird office is not being staffed all the time. Emails are being checked regularly. If you wish to speak to someone either send an email to with a phone number and we’ll call you back, or leave a voice message on our office number 01767 262522. If it is urgent you can contact Steve Rooke on 07771 584483.

We are in the process of cancelling all forthcoming tours up to the end of June. We are contacting everyone booked and will be offering any money paid so far to be transferred to the same tour next year, or to another tour, or refunded in full. We are dealing with tours in chronological order. If you are booked on a tour and have not yet heard from us, we will be in touch soon. 

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West Papua: 19 June - 12 July 2020
with Susan Myers 

Angola: 1 - 19 August 2020
with David Fisher

India - Forest Owlet: 26 - 28 November 2020

with Paul Holt


Photo by Tony Sawbridge.

The new short tour to look for the recently rediscovered Forest Owlet northeast of Mumbai in India can be taken on its own or as a pre-tour extension to either West India: Gujarat tour in 2020, or South India and the Andaman Islands tour in 2021. It is also possible to join this from the India: Goa tour.




Scotland: Spring on Speyside
25 April - 1 May 2021 

The Scottish Highlands are one of the last truly wild places to be found in the United Kingdom. Ideally placed to explore the region, the imposing Grant Arms Hotel is home to The Birdwatching and Wildlife Club which provides its own Club room with a wildlife information centre, a bookshop and a natural history library. It also has a large lecture theatre which hosts evening talks from a range of guest speakers.

From this comfortable hotel, we will venture out each day to a different part of the region seeking out the very special birds and mammals to be found there. Early spring is an ideal time to go birding there as most of the summer visitors will have arrived but there should also be some lingering winter birds as well. With just one base for the week, and with most locations within easy striking distance, this tour will offer a relaxed introduction to the natural wonders of Scotland.





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