This is a short tour of the ‘triangle’ part of the United Arab Emirates: the peninsula to the south-east and north-east of Dubai. The avifauna is an east-meets-west blend of Palearctic and Oriental species, amongst the latter being ubiquitous Purple Sunbirds, Red-wattled Lapwings, Little Green Bee-eaters and Grey Francolins. Add to all these possibilities the […]

 

Chestnut-breasted Whiteface is one of the most difficult species for birders to see, because of its very small distribution in remote outback locations, and its elusive nature. It has recently disappeared from one of its key locations leaving only a few spots where it can still reliably be found. This year we’re offering a short […]

 

Bellbird’s founder & lead guide Peter Waanders will be leading a private (non-profit, non-Bellbird) expedition targeting Princess Parrots commencing 10 May and 23 September 2019 (subject to various conditions being met, most importantly the birds being present – please read on). Seats are very limited and restricted to people without mobility restrictions and without significant […]

 

This tour is desgined to link our preceding Nine Grass-wren and following Tropical & Far-North Queensland bird-ing tours, as a pleasant alternative to get from Mount Isa to Cairns. It can be taken as a stand-alone tour as well. We will be exploring the Gulf and Savannah country, the stark landscape around Mount Isa and […]

 

Tropical & Far North Queensland (the area around Cairns and all the way up the Cape York Peninsula) is without doubt one of Australia’s top birding destinations. A variety of tropical habitats including rainforests, palm-fringed beaches, mangrove-lined mudflats, tropical savannahs and cool mountain ranges result in a bird diversity unparalleled elsewhere in the country. During […]

 

Commencing in Auckland, we travel north to Trounson Kauri Park, the best place to see North Island Brown Kiwi among the giant Kauri trees while on the coast near Waipu Cove we look for NZ Dotterel, Variable and Southern Pied Oystercatcher are, Caspian Tern. Then it’s off to the open sea on a pelagic in […]

 

During our recent trip to Ethiopia, we found that birding there is unexpectedly easy, the birds plentiful and approachable. During our exploratory trip we had no less than 355 species in an action-packed 9 days, without too much hard work. In addition we saw some great mammals, including the rare lynx-like Caracal, and even Ethiopian […]

 

Australia, the land of parrots. Over 50 species in all! Our 15 day tour is designed to connect participants with approximately half of these gorgeous and charismatic birds! Parrots live in every different habitat found in the country. During our two weeks down under we will visit and target those areas richest in parrot numbers […]

 

The White-throated Grasswren is one of Australia’s most elusive, endangered and hardest-to-find birds. We’re offering this 4-day tour commencing 27 September 2017 & 18 August 2018. Following our successful White-throated Grasswren expedition last year, we’re proud to offer another short adventure in the Top End wilderness of Australia in search of this most elusive of […]

 

Now in our 12th year, the 6 Grasswren tour continues to be one of our most popular outback birding tours. This is one of Australia’s epic birding adventures, during which we search for half of all of Australia’s current Grasswren species. This fast-paced trip is not for the faint-hearted, with lots of walking in sometimes […]