Coronavirus Update

February 7th 2022

It is encouraging that travel has once again opened up and that many of the previous restrictions have now been removed.  We have to be, as individuals or as part of a group, still be aware of the current situation but take whatever steps to ensure we stay safe and look after those around us. At present airlines will not carry unvaccinated people and it is necessary to prove by showing your certificate that you have had at least 2 vaccinations and preferably the booster jab as well. 

The well-being of our clients or friends as many of you are is paramount and we will continue to follow the UK Government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office Travel Advice.

If travelling it is also important that you check your travel insurance as a number of insurers will no longer cover for coronavirus-related claims.

Our Scottish tours are filling quickly and I would be happy to arrange private tours of 2-4 people out-with dates that are already quoted in our 2022 brochure. 

I have recommenced overseas tours, having just recently returned from a very successful tour to Mexico. There are some countries that sadly we cannot visit at present due to their government's stance on the Covid pandemic but hope that 2023 will allow visits again.

If you require any further information, please either call or email me.

Best wishes to you all – Mark


Holidays with Birdwatching Breaks

Our holidays are friendly and exciting and run by professional guides with a passion for birding and natural history. Our guides have a professional background from bodies like the RSPB or other conservation organisations. On overseas tours we use local ornithologists who are highly experienced in the country they operate and work in. Our groups are based on a ratio of eight clients to one leader. All tours have inspection trips before we offer them to our clients.

We cater for all abilities of birders from beginners to those with more experience and clients who wish to visit more adventurous countries around the globe in their quest of birds. Our tours range from short breaks in Europe to weeks in Scotland and Eastern Europe. Generally speaking, African and Asian tours are up to 15 days and those to South America of 16-28 days duration. To participate in our tours you need to have a reasonable degree of fitness for the tour you select. If you wish to know more about a tour we have bird lists and tour reports or, in the case of inspection trips, a general information package.

On booking your Birdwatching Breaks holiday we send you all the relevant information including flight details, accommodation, maps, what to take with you, health and visa regulations, titles of field guides and where to obtain them.

In 2022 we offer holidays in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australasia, The Americas, and in Scotland through Black Isle Birding.

To find out more, download our brochure.

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