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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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Moustached Antwren is just one of dozens of antbird species found on Ecuador: The Napo Wildlife Center.

Forthcoming Tours

We still have spaces on the following:

Ecuador - East Andes:

15 - 22 February

Ecuador - Amazon Lowlands:
23 February - 3 March

Venezuela - Tepuis:

24 February - 6 March

Venezuela - Andes & Llanos:
4 - 19 March

Estonia Winter: 4 - 7 March

China - Yunnan: 5 - 20 March 

Israel: 1 - 11 April

Georgia: 24 April - 2 May

Netherlands in Spring: 11 - 15 May 

Japan: 15 - 28 May

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NEW TOUR: The Galápagos Islands
17 - 27 June 2016

A pair of Waved Albatrosses

The Galápagos Islands are one of the world’s most celebrated destinations, and one that has some really fascinating birdlife. We’ll cruise the Galápagos in a comfortable 16-passenger catamaran. In addition to seeing as many of the endemic birds as we can we’ll have plenty of chances to spend time with the nesting seabirds, sea lions, and marine iguanas, as well as the many other endemic creatures worth looking for. We’ll also have almost daily opportunities for snorkeling among the abundant sea life, from schools of colourful fish to sea turtles.


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



Paul Holt has just filed this report on our ongoing tour in Myanmar.

‘Highlights so far have been all the endemics we hoped for around the historic town of Bagan, including close encounters with Jerdon’s Minivet (below) while on Mount Victoria White-browed Nuthatch and Burmese Bushtit were much easier to find than we’d ever dared hope. Other goodies have included White-rumped and Laggar Falcons, Ashy Woodpigeon, Grey-headed Parakeet, a brilliant Hodgson’s Frogmouth seen by everyone in the telescope, Stripe-breasted and White-bellied Woodpecker, Black-headed Shrike Babbler, Hooded Treepie, Black-bibbed Tit, Chin Hills Wren Babbler, Mount Victoria Babax, both Striped and Brown-capped Laughingthrushes, Spot-breasted Parrotbill, Hume’s Treecreeper, Vinous-breasted Starling, Grey-sided Thrush and Spot-winged Grosbeak. We’re moving on to Inle lake next with its famous leg rowers, Jerdon’s Bushchats, Collared Mynas and Chinese Grassbirds waiting for us…’


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