We offer a range of friendly, affordable and expertly guided birdwatching holidays both overseas and here in the UK. Based in Nottinghamshire our tours depart where possible from local airports in the Midlands. They are aimed at like-minded people with a general interest in wildlife, with all levels from beginners to experts catered for. Focussing primarily on birds, time wherever possible will also be given to watching mammals, butterflies and reptiles etc. Our tours are intended not only to offer incredible birdwatching, but also an enjoyable relaxing holiday, allowing plenty of time for prolonged good views of target birds.
This classic tour takes us from the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, through the fertile plains of the Ganges to the arid landscapes of Rajasthan. Along the way offering some of the most diverse birdlife found in the sub continent. We will spend the first week in the Himalayan foothills, visiting Corbett NP, Pangot and Sattal, which offers some of the richest birdlife in the whole of Asia. Moving south we will enjoy the sights and sounds of Keoladeo National Park, undoubtedly India's most famous bird sanctuary. Close by the beautiful Chambal River again offers fantastic birding as well as the opportunity to see the rare Ganges River Dolphin and Gharial Crocodile. A completely different avifauna as well as the highly sought-after Bengal Tiger awaits us at the spectacular Ranthambhore reserve, perhaps the easiest place in the world to see Tigers in the wild. India is of course also well known for its rich culture and history and no visit to Northern India would be complete without a visit to the world famous Taj Mahal.
SPAIN - In Search of Iberian Lynx On this five day short break, we combine excellent winter birding with the chance to observe the rare Iberian Lynx. Following six decades of decline and range contraction, the Iberian Lynx received the dubious title of becoming the world's rarest cat and was listed as critically endangered. From 2002 however, intensive and ongoing conservation efforts has seen the population steadily increase and now with over 160 mature individuals it is possible to observe these majestic felines for the first time in decades. The main stronghold centres on the Sierre de Andujar in Andalucia, which is home to around 70% of the entire population... and will act as our base throughout the tour. In addition to the Lynx, other tour highlights are likely to include White-headed Duck, Spanish Imperial Eagle, Black Vulture, Little and Great Bustards, Black-bellied and Pint-tailed Sandgrouse, Azure-winged Magpie, Firecrest, Crested Tit, Greater Flamingo and Common Crane, while other mammals may include Wild Boar, Spanish Ibex, Moufflon and Otter.
The Complete Circuit Morocco is both scenic and exciting and offers the richest birdlife to be found anywhere in North Africa. This tour is designed to cover all of the major habitats and important birding areas, giving us a good chance to see almost all of the region's numerous target species, many of which can be found nowhere else within the Western Palearctic. Our journey takes us from the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, where targets include Levaillant's Woodpecker, Crimson-winged Finch and Atlas Horned Lark to the Atlantic Coast where Bald Ibis and African Marsh Owl are amongst the many birds we hope to encounter. In addition we will also visit a number of Desert locations, where birds include Desert Sparrow, Pharaoh Eagle Owl, Egyptian Nightjar, Fulvous Chatterer and Greater Hoopoe-lark. While other targets include Moussier's Redstart, Black-crowned Tchagra, Double-spurred Francolin, Plain Martin, Red-rumped Wheatear, Tristram's Warbler, African Desert Warbler, Common Bulbul and House Bunting,...etc!
Early Booking Discount
Any tour booked six months prior to departure will receive a 5% discount on the total cost of the tour. Discount will be deducted from the remaining balance not the deposit.
For those of you who regularly travel with us, and have been on three qualifying tours, a 5% discount will be given on any fourth tour of your choice. Qualifying tours must be a duration of 5 days or longer and have featured in our scheduled tours programme.