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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 

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Restricted to the western slope of the Andes, a Pale-mandibled Aracari is seen on our tour to Ecuador: Mindo and the Northwest Andes.

Forthcoming Tours

We still have spaces on the following:   

Panama - Darien Lowlands:

25 November - 2 December

South China - Cranes in winter: 6 - 21 January

St Lucia & St Vincent: 4 - 14 February - 1 place left

Ecuador - East Andes: 10 - 17 February - 1 place left

Namibia: 11 - 25 February

Dominican Republic: 23 February - 3 March - 1 place left

Tanzania: 1 - 16 March - 1 place left 

Cuba: 1 - 13 March - 1 place left



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Uganda - Gorillas and Shoebills
23 June - 8 July 2018

Uganda is the jewel in the crown of East Africa with some of the best remaining forest in Africa and some truly remarkable birdwatching. we’ll search for enigmatic Shoebill on the fringes of Lake Victoria and seek out White-cbacked Night Heron on the papyrus-fringed lakeshore of Lake Mburo National Park. The wonderful Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a magical place of mists, hanging mosses and luxuriant vegetation and it is also where we’ll see some of the rarest and most exotic birds of the trip. However, it will probably be a mammal that is uppermost in people’s minds here. Over half the world’s population of Mountain Gorillas can be found in this forest and during our stay there will be the option to take part in a guided trek to search for a group of these magnificent animals. The tour is led by Brian Finch.

St. Lucia and St Vincent
4 - 14 February with Stuart Elsom

This relaxed tour to a tropical paradise is the perfect antidote to the long British winter. A small but beautiful island, St Lucia epitomises everyone’s image of the Caribbean - a sun-drenched tropical island fringed with beautiful coves and hidden beaches. We’ll visit all the important bird areas, and also visit the nearby island of St Vincent, home to its own beautiful endemic parrot and the delightful Whistling Warbler. This tour will give us some much sought-after endemics including St Lucia Parrot and St Lucia Warbler (above) and near endemics such as Lesser Antillean Bullfinch and Purple-throated Carib, whilst also allowing us to enjoy the islands comfort and typically warm Caribbean hospitality.

A view of the Pitons on St. Lucia

Guatemala: Birding amongst the forests and Mayan ruins
6 - 15/18 April 2018 with Luke Seitz

The highlands of Guatemala’s Pacific slope are famous worldwide for three birds: the improbable-looking Pink-headed Warbler, the bizarre and critically endangered Horned Guan and the stunning Goldman’s Warbler (pictured above), soon to be split as Guatemala’s only true endemic. Less well known are the astonishing concentrations of boreal migrants that share these cool montane forests with a vast selection of Central American specialities and we’ll take plenty of time to enjoy fully the diversity of the region’s birdlife and to appreciate the charm of baroque Antigua. Our short Tikal Extension takes us even further back in time and into tropical lowland habitats with a completely new suite of birds. Watching Ocellated Turkeys, parrots and perhaps even the local pair of Orange-breasted Falcons among the ruins of one of the greatest cities ever built in the New World is an experience no birder should miss. 





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