Birdwatching Trips Ideas For 2021 Tours We Would Love You To Join Us

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Before the lockdown we were busy planning our diary for 2021 here at Birdwatching Trips and thought we would share our ideas with you. Of course with so many unknowns in the world these are at present ideas only but we hope to run at least some if not all of the exciting adventures outlined below. If you would like details of any of the trips, when we have them, please drop us a line and once lockdown is over and we are back to work we can supply all the details.

These are the proposed dates for our longer tours of course we would love you join us for day trips or longer trips outside these dates. We love putting together custom made tours ideal for you be it a single day or a weekend or a full two week tour, we are here to help and make the trip perfect for you!

Proposed Birdwatching Trips Tours For 2021

Vermilion Cardinal photographed by Ruth in Colombia.

January – Colombia endemic birds and more – 16th – 31st January 2021. Colombia has long been on our wish list of destinations. In 2019 Ruth was able to visit this bird rich country and put together an exciting tour. Many endemic species are possible and a huge list of beautiful and amazing birds wait.

Come and join us and Iolo Williams for a fun filled tour!

February – Best Of North Wales with Iolo Williams 8th – 12th February 2021 We love to run tours with our great friend Iolo Williams, always lots of laughs and Iolo’s amazing wildlife knowledge and passion are always enjoyed by all. A great time of year to experience Wales’s winter birds and wildlife and enjoy some great food too.

Snow Buntings spend the winter on the North Norfolk coast and are often confiding.

February – Norfolk Wonderful Winter Birds – 20th – 25th February 2021 Norfolk offers wonderful winter birdwatching and the north coast will be packed with waders and wildfowl, lots of raptors too, Snow Buntings and Shore Larks and so much more. Superb food in the wonderful inns and restaurants are another highlight of this wonderful trip.

March can be great to see upland species Crossbill above, and Goshawk in particular.

February/March – Best of North Wales – 28th February – 4th March 2021 Come and join us as the first of the spring migrants arriving and the winter birds are still with us along with all our special resident birds. Expect to see a lot of birds and enjoy great food in our lovely cosy hotel overlooking the Conwy River where the birdwatching begins from your bedroom window.

White-tailed Eagle are awesome birds and the Isle of Mull the place to see them.

March – Isle of Mull Eagles and Otters – 6th – 10th March 2021 Mull is often called the Eagle island and rightly so the best place in the UK to see both White-tailed and Golden Eagles and in stunning scenery with a chance to watch otters and so much more. The Isle of Mull in March is wonderful lots of bird of prey activity but not many people – perfect.

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Lesser Kestrel battle on the roof of a bullring in warm sunshine.

March - Spain Best Of Extremedura - 20th - 25th 2021 A wonderful time to visit this beautiful and empty region of Spain to enjoy Great Bustards, Little Bustards, Pin-tailed Sandgrouse, Black-bellied Sandgrouse and an amazing array of raptors. Add in carpets of wildflowers, wonderful big skies and lots of fun and you have a perfect trip.

March/April – Spain the very best of – 27th March – 10 April 2021 this custom tour fully booked.

Just one of the amazing array of superb birds waiting in Georgia - Great Rosefinch.

April – Georgia Spectacular And Bird Filled – 16th – 27th April 2021 fully booked

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Few better sights than a gorgeous European Bee-eater in the sunshine.

May – Spain with Iolo Williams 8th – 13th May 2021 – fully booked

May – Spain the very best of - 15th – 29th May 2021 custom tour fully booked

Black Guillemot

Black Guillemots in breeding plumage will be one of the many highlights in North Wales.

June – Best of North Wales – 5th – 9th June 2021 A great time to visit North Wales with the breeding season in full swing! Seabird colonies will be packed with birds and the tern colonies too. The woodlands will have classic Welsh birds – Pied Flycatcher, Wood Warbler and Redstart and in the uplands raptors and Ring Ouzels.

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We all love Puffins and we will enjoy lots of them in Yorkshire.

July – Yorkshire Seabirds And Raptors – 5th – 9th July 2021 As the name of this tour suggests it is all about seabird colonies and exciting raptors. We visit seabird cities for up close and personal views of tens of thousands of birds including Puffins and Gannets. Honey Buzzard will be high on our must see list and these are very special birds indeed.

Chough are real stars of our North Wales tours all year round.

July – Best of North Wales – 12th – 16th July 2021 A great time to visit North Wales with the seabird and tern colonies all busy with feeding their young. Return wader passage will be underway too and birds of prey will have recently fledged young on the wing, so maximum numbers to enjoy.

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This wonderful juvenile Dotterel was enjoyed on the Great Orme in September.

September – Best of North Wales – 11th – 15th September 2021 Migration time and so exciting to be out looking for new arrivals and all our resident birds to. So many habitats here in North Wales we will enjoy an amazing mix of species and scenery during this exciting tour.

Yellow browed Warbler Norfolk Oct 2017 1

October is the month for scarce and rare birds here a Yellow-browed Warbler from Siberia.

October – Best of North Wales – 2nd – 6th October 2021 One of the most exciting months in the birdwatching year anything can and does turn up! Birds can and do arrive from all points of the compass with vast numbers of birds on the move. Quite possible to see a Swallow and Fieldfare at the same time migration happening all around us. Excellent chance of a rarity or two during this exciting trip.

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We were lucky to enjoy this very rare Daurian Shrike on one of our Norfolk tours.

October – Norfolk Migration Week – 15th – 22nd October 2021 As with our North Wales tour earlier in the month this one is all about migration! Standing on the beach and seeing thousands of Pink-footed Geese come in over the North Sea is just wonderful. Migration will be in full swing and expect the un-expected on this superb trip.

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One of the most amazing wildlife encounters possible - wild tiger.

November – North East India and Tigers 6th – 28th November 2021 North East India is simply mind-blowing the array of special birds on this tour will leave your head spinning! From colourful pheasants to bizarre seldom seen Bugun Liocichla and a host of others all against the spectacular backdrop of the mighty Himalayas and the chance to look for tigers after the main tour.

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December is a great time to see Black Grouse without getting up too early!

December – Best of North Wales with Iolo Williams 13th – 17th December 2021 Come and join us for wonderful winter birds and wildlife on our home patch of North Wales based at a cosy country hotel with superb food. December is a great time to see waders, wildfowl, raptors and so much more. With Iolo along we will be looking for wonderful wildlife in addition to all the great birds and have a lot of fun - perfect to get everyone in the mood for Christmas! Expect to see some 120 species of birds and enjoy a lot of wildlife.

Always great fun on our Birdwatching Trips with our friend Iolo Williams.

For more information on any of the above trips please contact us by email here

Please note we are not taking bookings at present due to the uncertain future.

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