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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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We look forward to travelling with you. Steve Rooke 

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Outlandish Pheasant-tailed Jacanas haunt small ponds around Bangkok on Jon Dunn’s tour Thailand: The Northwest.

Forthcoming Tours

We still have spaces on the following:   

NW Thailand: 7 - 20 February

South Thailand: 20 February - 5 March

China (Yunnan): 10 - 24 March

Western Sahara: 14 - 20 March

Bhutan: 27 March - 13 April

Jamaica: 6 - 13 April

Lesvos: 17 - 25 April

Georgia: 23 -29 April

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Central Asia - birding the Silk Road
2 - 17 May

The wonderful White-winged Lark on our tour along the Silk Road. 

The delights of the Central Asia are ones we have been sharing with people for well over 20 years and feel we know the place better than most. The tour combines a superb mix of fantastic birding, breathtaking scenery, and fascinating history and is so much more than just a birding trip.

The stunning Registan in Samarkand takes you back to a time when the city was at the heart of one of the world’s greatest empires.

The striking Pander’s Ground Jay inhabits the saxual groves and sand dunes of the vast Kyzl-kum Desert in Uzbekistan.




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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