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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. 

Contacting Sunbird during the current Pandemic. 

During the coming months we will be operating the Sunbird office at a reduced level. If you wish to contact us email might be best option We will respond as soon as we can. You can still call us on 01767 262522 and if there is no one present to answer, leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time. Steve Rooke 

David John Fisher

It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of David Fisher, co-founder and co-owner of Sunbird. David had been battling against a form of lung cancer for over a year which ultimately did not respond to treatment. He died peacefully in his sleep on 22nd May. A full appreciation of David’s life will appear on our website soon.




Forthcoming Tours

The latest news on the easing of lockdown restrictions is encouraging. However at the moment non-essential travel abroad is not allowed, with fines possible for anyone attempting to leave the country, and in addition the UK government has advisories against all non-essential travel to almost everywhere. This invalidates most travel insurance and our own liability insurance. Until such time as these restrictions are lifted we will not put our clients or our leaders at risk by encouraging them to travel. If you have any queries about any forthcoming tours, please contact the Sunbird office for the latest update.

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Your money is protected by our own ATOL issued by the Civil Aviation Authority. Details of this financial protection can be found in our About section. Details of the CAA can be found by clicking on their logo below.

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Zambia: 27 November - 12 December 2021

with Ethan Kistler

The Solomon Islands: 21 July - 8 August 2022

with Ryan Chenery

White-headed Fruit-Dove - one of many delights awaiting us on the Solomon Isands. Photo David Fisher.

The Solomon Islands, east of Papua New Guinea, offer one of the few remaining places on the planet where we can still well and truly get away from it all. Seemingly forgotten by time itself, many of these islands are home to tiny coastal villages, where the main mode of transport is dugout canoe, and fishing on reefs by hand is commonplace. Still very much off the tourist map, this region has long proven difficult and expensive for birders to tour…until now. This tour, with its optional extension to the islands of the Western Province, provides you with the opportunity to see some 70+ endemics and 20+ near-endemics together with a huge array of regional species unique to this tropical paradise.




New Short ‘Covid-aware’ Tours in the UK in 2021

We are very pleased to announce that we have teaming up with former Sunbird leader Dan Brown and his wife Rachael, who have formed their own company, Wild Discovery. Dan and Rachael are offering a series of short tours within the UK with both of them leading, and these can be booked through the Sunbird office. These are different to our usual tours in various aspects: to help maintain social distancing, the tours will be self-drive with participants providing their own transport and choosing who they wish to travel with. Participants can also choose their accommodation and food according to preference or budget. A tour information pack will include all the information you require, including suggestions for accommodation and vehicle hire, as well as details on meeting points etc. 


Scotland - Orcas in Caithness:        29 May - 1 June

Scotland’s Big Five in summer:       11 - 14 June 

North Wales: 17 - 20 June

Deeside - Pine Martens to Puffins: 28 - 30 June; 20 - 22 July

Deeside - Cairngorms and Coast:   25 - 27 August

Scotland’s Big Five in autumn:       13 - 16 September

Golden Deeside:   20 - 22 September; 15 - 17 October

Islay and Jura - A Wildlife Spectacle: 25 - 28 October

Islay and Jura - Eagle Quest:             1 - 4 November


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