Tours for Two: Special Guided Birdwatching Trips

Come and join one of our special Tours for Two
for the very best birdwatching in these uncertain Covid times.



Confiding Hoopoe enjoyed on our Tour for Two to the Yorkshire Coast



We are pleased to offer our Tours for Two created to give you peace of mind while enjoying your special Birdwatching Trip tailored just to suit you. These tours are aimed primarily at couples or two people who are happy to share, so with just two guests on the trip, there’s no need to worry about mixing with larger groups. We always know the best places to go birdwatching in the great outdoors and well away from the crowds, and if we do need to visit places that may be popular with other birdwatchers, we aim to visit them away from the busiest times.

So where to go on our Tour for Two?

We can offer you a Tour for Two in North Wales, Scottish Highlands, the Isle of Mull, Norfolk, Suffolk, Yorkshire, Somerset, in fact anywhere where you would like to go. If there’s somewhere particular that you would like to visit, please just let us know and we will be happy to arrange a special Tour for Two for you!


Ring Ouzel, a special bird that our guests love to see in North Wales



We take care of all the logistical arrangements including the accommodation, transport, meals (breakfast, lunch and evening meal), entrance fees and even additional tea or coffee breaks during the day if required. We can even pick you up from home if you wish, so all you need to do is relax and enjoy the birding. Just ask us for details of our special Door-to-Door Package.

We can start when you like, finish when you like and go at a pace that is perfect for you. And with just two guests and two guides on our tours, it’s like having your own personal guide. With our top-of-the-range telescopes on hand for you to use, you can enjoy the very best possible views of each bird we encounter. Go on, fill your boots with amazing views of the birds through our telescopes for as long as you like – there’s no queue of other guests waiting for their turn with the scope on our Tours for Two!

Birdbox Kingfisher Lackford Lakes

Want to include time to photograph Kingfishers? No problem on our Tours for Two!



Here are two examples to give you an idea of how our personalised Tours for Two can run.

Sue and Andy wanted a three-day Birdwatching Trip in North Wales in September with plenty of time to take photographs as well as spending time on getting to grips with the ID features of tricky species, so our Tour for Two was the perfect solution. They stayed in a delightful B&B in a traditional Victorian villa in Llandudno where we picked them up each morning, sharing some pre-breakfast birding on the Great Orme, our local nature reserve, with them one day but otherwise picking them up after breakfast at their chosen time for a great day’s birdwatching. One day was spent entirely on the beautiful Isle of Anglesey where despite the unseasonal weather, we enjoyed close looks at plenty of birds and visited a special site for a magical encounter with a red squirrel which had been on Sue’s particular wishlist. Day two was spent in sunshine in the Conwy Valley enjoying specialist birds including Firecrest, Dipper, Red Kite, the first arriving Redwings of the season and more, and all with time for a delicious lunch at the wonderful Tu Hwnt i’r Bont tearoom, another special request. Sue and Andy had also requested a visit to a Neolithic burial site in the valley that they’d heard about, so we included this in the itinerary and were delighted to combine birdwatching with culture! Day three saw us in a hide waiting for the local Kingfisher to put on a show for Sue’s camera while enjoying waders, wildfowl, geese and swans, both Mute and Whooper, aplenty on the estuary. And another special request was to look for Atlantic grey seals on the Little Orme so of course we were happy to oblige.



For more about this particular Tour for Two, please click on the link below to see our blog about it:

Three Day Custom Tour for Two In North Wales 28_30 September 2020

Red Squirrel 1

We aim to please, and this gorgeous red squirrel showed off for the camera!



Rachel and Mike joined us on a special six-day Tour for Two to the Yorkshire Coast in October, the perfect time for autumn migration. This time we picked them up from their home in Shropshire saving them the hassle of driving over to Yorkshire themselves. With the total flexibility of our Tour for Two we were able to make a detour on the way to see a very obliging Hoopoe, a superb bird to start the trip, and one which set the tone for our exciting Tour for Two. We stayed at a wonderful, comfortable B&B midway between the two migration hotspots of Spurn and Flamborough Head so we could spend time visiting the many different birding areas that this stretch of the Yorkshire coast has to offer. Birds were literally falling out of the sky around us and we enjoyed such mouthwatering migrant species as Red-flanked Bluetail, Red-backed Shrike, Firecrest, Ring Ouzel, Curlew Sandpiper, Little Stint, Dotterel, Long-eared Owl, Short-eared Owl, Common Redstart, Barred Warbler, Yellow-browed Warbler, and more Redwings, Chiffchaffs and Goldcrests than you could shake a stick at. Of course with just two guests on the trip, we had plenty of time to make sure both Rachel and Mike enjoyed superb views in the scopes, each one set at the perfect height for our guests, and our time seawatching provided both Black- and Red-throated Divers, Gannets, Razorbills, Guillemots, Kittiwakes, Mediterranean Gulls and more. We visited Bempton Cliffs RSPB Reserve for even closer views of Gannets and also visited Hornsea Mere a couple of times during our visit to enjoy the wildfowl here. We enjoyed delicious evening meals at pubs and restaurants in the area ranging from Italian fine dining to hearty fish and chips as the fancy took us and made time to stop several times for a mid-morning hot chocolate. Again, with the flexibility that a Tour for Two allows, we were able to detour on our journey home to add Black-necked Grebe (and lunch!) to our list before dropping Rachel and Mike back home in Shropshire.



Here’s what Rachel had to say about her Tour for Two:

“Thank you again for a great birding experience, as ever you take us on an amazing birding journey and I enjoy every minute of it. We feel The Tour for Two worked really well”



For more on our Tour for Two to the Yorkshire Coast, please click on the link below to see the first of our blogs about the trip:

Rain Did Not Stop Play At The Cricket Pitch Day One Yorkshire Tour For Two


Our guests always enjoy seeing Chough, such charismatic Corvids!



Richard and Julie also joined us for a special Tour for Two in North Wales in early September. Here's what they had to say about it:

"We want to thank you for a great visit under your expert guidance. Including a quick foray into Cheshire, you enabled us to clock up 120 species at the sort of comfortable pace we older birders have begun to appreciate. There are many things we like about your style of doing things starting with your uncanny ability to locate some really unusual species like Artic Skua, Sabine's Gull, Spoonbill and Spotted Crake. Then there's the 'luck' (aka skill) of happening on some extraordinary bird behaviour like the Hobby mobbing a Goshawk and the twenty four migrating Ring Ouzels. And let's not forget the careful planning that allows for loo and lunch stops and even occasional coffee breaks. This is our fifth trip with you and we look forward very much to our next one."

So, if you like the sound of our Tours for Two and would like us to put together a proposal for you, please just send us an email on

info@birdwatchingtrips.co.uk

and we will be delighted to send you some ideas. These special tours are competitively priced as we just want to keep our bird guiding operation going in these difficult times so you have all the benefits of a tailored custom tour without the high price that this individual approach might suggest.

We hope that we can put together a special Tour for Two for you, and we look forward to hearing from you and sharing great birds with you!

Red Grouse

Red Grouse keeps an eye on us as we watch him!




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