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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 

A Whiskered Screech-Owl, a common owl in the pine-oak on Arizona: Owls and Warblers.

Forthcoming Tours

We still have spaces on the following:   

USA - Oregon: 13 - 24 May

Finland/Norway: 18 May - 1 June

Mongolia: 21 May - 5 June

China (Sichuan): 26 May - 14 June

Ecuador (Mindo): 29 June - 7 July

Costa Rica: 20 - 31 July

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India - Forest Owlet

28 - 30 November 2019

with Paul Holt


This 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 our South India and the Andaman Islands tour in 2019, or our West India: Gujarat tour in 2020. It is also possible to join this from our Goa tour. Photo Tony Sawbridge. 


21 February - 6 March 2020

with Paul French

Red-throated Bee-eater - one of many stunning species we’ll encounter in Senegal. Photo Paul French.

This new tour takes us into the Sahel, a wonderful mixture of dry savannah, semi-deserts and exciting wetlands. We’ll be seeking out a whole range of special birds including Arabian and Savile’s Bustards, Golden Nightjar, Quail Plover, Egyptian Plover, Little Grey Woodpecker, Adamawa Turtle Dove, Sennar Penduline Tit, Cricket Warbler, and many other Sahelian specialities.


Costa Rica

6 - 20 November 2019
with Luke Seitz

The aptly named Resplendent Quetzal will be one of many stars on the tour.
With an area somewhat less than 20,000 square miles Costa Rica, is the third-smallest nation in Central America; yet in proportion to the country’s size its avifauna of nearly 900 species is among the richest in the world. It is a modern country, politically stable and generally considered the most democratic in Central America, and it is proud to be a nation without an army. For the visiting birdwatcher Costa Rica presents the obvious advantage of compactness combined with the variety resulting from the country’s division by major mountain ranges, or cordilleras: one can pass readily from San José on the Central Plateau to cloud forest, to subalpine páramo at nearly 11,000 feet, to the wet tropical forest of the Caribbean slope. Its well-studied biology also makes it an ideal destination for the wildlife enthusiast — it was one of the first countries in the Neotropics to have its own field guide to the birds, and guides to the country’s butterflies, reptiles and amphibians, and mammals are also available.


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