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Being a global tour company we have developed deep and lasting friendships and business relationships with many people all over the .........

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2022 has been my third year at the British office of Birding Ecotours in Norwich, Norfolk, and what a spectacular birding year it has been so far! It’s been e...

Greece winter birding
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In European birdwatching terms, Greece is not a country that has the fame of other areas like Spain, Poland, Iceland, and the United Kingdom.........

January Norfolk birding
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On 1 January 2022 I set out to try and answer this question by embarking on a 31-day birding marathon with the aim of trying to set a record. I have no idea ......

england in winter trip report
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What a privilege it is to be able to spend a second year based at the UK office of Birding Ecotours, right in the middle of one of Britain’s best birding coun...

bulwers-pheasant-trip
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We have an amazing opportunity in late-September 2022 to visit a birdwatching site in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo to try and observe one of Borneo’s most........

French list of birds of South Africa
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The French list of the birds of South Africa is in part a recognition that a large proportion of the people of Africa are French speaking. Since the .........

maputo special reserve
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Summary. A two-week journey from Harare, in the centre of Zimbabwe's high plateau, to the coastal city of Beira in Mozambique traverses........

Which taxonomy to use
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In this article I compare three of the main world bird lists. I then also discuss why these lists give different.........

Ecuadorian Amazon birding
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Andy Walker outlines some of the best moments from his 2019 Amazonian birding adventure in Ecuador. After spending an awesome time .........

Southern Ecuador birding
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Andy Walker provides some highlights from his 2019 birding trip in southern Ecuador. After my time birding around the fantastic north of .........

Northern Ecuador birding
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Andy Walker provides some highlights from his 2019 northern Ecuador birding trip.I have been lucky to live and bird (and lead birdwatching tours and guide at lo...

common UK wetland birds
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As the UK is an island and located in the northwest of continental Europe, there is plentiful coastline (ranging from towering rocky cliffs to saltmarshes, beac...

common UK farmland birds
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The following species are commonly found in farmland and woodland within the UK. We spend plenty of time birding in these habitats (as well as many others) .......

common UK garden birds
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Andy Walker and Oli Reville offer some thoughts on the common garden birds of the UK in the first of three special blog posts on the common birds of the UK........

Neotropical birding tours
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There’s a vast array of bird tours available out there. To illustrate this point, Birding Ecotours alone offers a plethora of different trips just to Peru (no...

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The purpose of this article is to provide the most up-to-date information on South Africa’s endemic birds (based on the 2020 update of the country’s officia...

Birding Africa: how to bird the continent strategically
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When I lived in Wyoming, fellow birders and wildlife enthusiasts were often amazed that I was from Africa. To my American colleagues, it was a continent they......

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Summary. A two-week journey from Harare, in the centre of Zimbabwe's high plateau, to the coastal city of Beira in Mozambique traverses........

Woodpeckers of America
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Woodpeckers are among the world’s most charismatic birds. And the United States certainly has more than its fair share of spectacular-looking ones, with an am...

Napo wildlife center
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Yasuní National Park, located in the Amazonian region of northeastern Ecuador spans over 1,022,000 hectares/ 2,527,000 acres of pristine Amazonian rainforest. ...

Ohio year list
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It’s mid-May, and my fourteenth year teaching organic chemistry just ended. It was quite the unusual semester since the COVID-19 pandemic forced all college ....

Covid-19 Birding Ecotours
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We are now starting to run socially distanced birding day trips in places such as Norfolk in England, Ohio (where our American office is based) and across South...

New Birding Ecotours office
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Birding Ecotours was originally founded in South Africa (in 2002) by Chris (with Dylan.........

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The winter birding has been amazing! The birding here in Norfolk has been so good that I’ve hardly had time to miss the superb birding in Ohio, where we.........

African birding tours
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Located only five miles (eight kilometers) from Entebbe International Airport, these beautiful and bird-rich gardens are reachable within a.........

Top 10 birds of USA
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What is your choice of the top 10 birds in the USA? And what is your top birding experience in the USA? Here are the lists from a few of the Birding Ecotours te...

Borneo family listing tour
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After a few days birding in northern Sulawesi (at the incredible lowland site of Tangkoko National Park.........

Halmahera birding adventure
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After a few days birding in northern Sulawesi (at the incredible lowland site of Tangkoko National Park and nearby.........

Sulawesi and Halmahera birding tours
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The island of Sulawesi (formerly Celebes) offers some of the best birding in Indonesia, and that’s saying something for a country made up.........

Papua New Guinea birding tours
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New Guinea immediately invokes the stuff of dreams amongst us birders, doesn’t it? It certainly does for legendary BBC wildlife .........

China birding tours
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You may think that Andy has just been sitting by his swimming pool in Bali, Indonesia for the last four months, that is only .........

Birdlife South African community bird guides
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There are over 10 000 species of bird in the world. Each one is wonderful in its own special way. However, that number is just too big for anyone to fully wrap ...

eBird blog Birding Ecotours
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Nearly a quarter of the year is already over, and our team has logged almost a quarter of the world’s bird species in that time during our tours! We started o...

Sulawesi birding adventure
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The Maleo is a megapode, but unlike most others that are very similar-looking brownish birds it is blue, black, and white with an elaborate blue-and-yellow face...

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