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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. 

Contacting Sunbird during the current Pandemic. 

During the coming months we will be operating the Sunbird office at a reduced level. If you wish to contact us email might be best option We will respond as soon as we can. You can still call us on 01767 262522 and if there is no one present to answer, leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time. Steve Rooke 

Outlandish Pheasant-tailed Jacanas haunt small ponds around Bangkok on Thailand: The Northwest.

Forthcoming Tours


Like many of you we are looking forward to a time when we can all start travelling again. While this may be some way off yet, we need to be positive and plan for the future. To that end we are posting all our 2021 tour dates, and where we can, dates for 2022 as well.  For tours that we have already cancelled and refunded, many have chosen to transfer to the same tour next year, and we urge anyone booked on a forthcoming tour to consider doing the same if that tour is cancelled, or transferring to another tour.  This will help us immensly in planning for a time when we are all free of the virus.


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West Papua: 5 - 28 June 2021
with Susan Myers 

Angola: 1 - 17 August 2021
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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