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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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Wandering flocks of Grey-chinned Minivet are unpredictable visitors on Paul Holt’s tour China in Winter.
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NEW TOUR: Western Sahara - In Search of the Golden Nightjar
April 12 - 19 2017
Former Sunbird leader Dan Brown will be returning to lead this short tour to the southern regions of the Western Palearctic. Dan was part of a team that found singing Golden Nightjars there this year and while this mythical species will be the focus of our attention, there will be lots more to look for.
NEW TOUR: Northern China - exploring the forests of Chinese Mongolia
16 - 29 October 2016
A magnificent Black-billed Capercaillie - traditionally a tough bird to see but on Paul Holt’s new autumn tour to Northern China you stand a great chance of getting views like this. And with a supporting cast of Baikal Teal, Baer’s Pochard, a host of northern owls and Brown Eared Pheasant (below), this promises to be a little gem of a tour.
India, the Northwest: Gujarat and the Rann of Kutch: 20 November - 4 December 2016
The enigmatic Grey Hypocolius is one of the stars of this tour.
Gujarat, in extreme northwestern India, is ornithologically one of the subcontinent’s richest and yet least well-known areas. The home of Blackbuck, Asian Wild Ass and Asiatic Lion, the avifauna of this region is arguably on a par with India’s other famous birding locations. Huge mixed flocks of flamingos, pelicans, waterfowl, waders as diverse as Crab Plovers and Sociable Lapwings, gulls and terns will vie for our attention alongside desert specialities such as Great Indian and Macqueen’s Bustard, Grey Hypocolius, White-browed Bushchat and Asian Desert Warbler while regional specialities like White-bellied Minivet and White-naped Tit will add extra spice to our birding. Your leader is Paul Holt who has led a staggering number of tours on the sub-continent - around 70 at the last count!
An Asiatic Lion in Gir National Park
Our programme of Photographic tours goes from strength to strength with the addition of a new destination, the Central American country of Honduras. This nine day, two-centre tour starts off with a visit to the ancient Mayan city of Copán before we spend the baulk of our time at the wonderfully appointed Pico Bonito Lodge, where this aptly-named Lovely Cotinga (above) is a regular visitor. We also hope to photograph the country’s only endemic hummingbird, the smart Honduran Emerald. The dates are 10 - 18 February 2017 with Stuart Elsom leading, and full details can be found here.
Our other Photographic tours currently on offer are: