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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 sunbird@sunbirdtours.co.uk 

We look forward to travelling with you. Steve Rooke  

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Güldenstädt’s Redstart is perhaps easier to see on Paul French’s tour to Georgia than anywhere else in the world

Late Availability

These tours are running and spaces are available:

Lesvos: 18 - 26 April

Taiwan: 19 April - 2 May

Georgia: 25 April  - 3 May

Belarus: 26 April - 4 May

Spain: 26 April - 8 May

Turkey: 2 - 18 May

China, Beidaihe: 3 - 18 May

The Netherlands: 14 - 18 May

Finland and Norway: 17 - 31 May

Mongolia: 23 May - 7 June

China, Sichuan: 25 May - 14 June

What's New

Read the latest Sunbird print newsletter here.

*Australia prices reduced*
Owing to a favourable exchange rate we have reduced the prices on all 3 of our Australia tours

Bird Racers - Paul French and Stuart Elsom were both in teams that took part in the Champions of the Flyway bird race in Israel recently. The combined teams raised $30,000 which will help fund innovative conservation actions that will protect birds of prey migrating through the Batumi Bottleneck in Georgia.  This amazing spectacle is the focus of a new tour led by Paul French - Georgia Raptor Spectacle, 6 - 13 September 2014.

This brilliant photo of a Blood Pheasant was taken on our Bhutan tour running at the moment. 

Paul Holt has sent in this brief report from The Land of the Thunder Dragon. ‘Great weather, a fabulous ground crew, some superb scenery and a fascinating cultural insight in to the tiny Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. To these add a generous dose of outstanding birds such as Satyr Tragopan (we’ve already seen five), Himalayan Monal (we’ve enjoyed stupendous looks at no less than seven individuals), Black-tailed Crake, Ibisbill, Sikkim Wedge-billed Babbler, Long-billed Wren-babbler, four different Wallcreepers, and no less than 11 Blood Pheasants. The list goes on, and on, and on…and we’re only just over half way through the trip.’

 

Argentina: Wildlife Safari 
23 August - 9 September 2014


Although we have been running birding tours to Argentina for many years, this exciting new tour focuses on much of the other fascinating wildlife to be found there, not least its variety of mammals, although of course there will be plenty of birds along the way. Our tour concentrates on the north of the country where the towering peaks of the Andes and the rivers flowing from them down to the lowlands create complex and highly specialised habitats. 

We’ll explore the magnificent Ibera wetlands, the forests of the Chaco lowlands, and the wild areas of the Andean foothills to look for the wealth of wildlife that lives there, such as the exotic James’s Flamingo (above). Many of the creatures we’ll encounter will be endemic to the region and the list of potential species for the tour ranges from Andean Deer and Andean Condor to tiny hummingbirds and bats. We’ll even have chances of seeing the shy Tapir, the extraordinary Giant Anteater and the enigmatic Puma (below).

Canary Islands
20 - 28 July 2014

The Canary Islands are in a remarkable location in terms of biodiversity. Indeed, their sub-tropical climate and volcanic origins have, over millions of years, given rise to the evolution of a remarkably wide range of endemic fauna and flora.

Dense clouds often shroud the precipitous slopes and peaks of the central and western islands. These are created by the trade winds bringing in moisture-laden air and have allowed for the establishment, diversification and survival of ancient evergreen laurel forests - the laurisilva – which are so special to these islands and which come complete with a unique suite of birds and insects in particular.

In contrast, the eastern islands closest to Africa are much drier with desert-like habitats. During the tour we’ll visit both sides of the archipelago to seek out the still rich and relatively well preserved bird life present on the islands. In addition, given the high quality but low variety of birds generally present, we’ll have plenty of time to also look at the commoner reptiles, butterflies and some of the flora and other fauna as we travel. Photos: Blue Chaffinch and Canary Island Stonechat.

 

 

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