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New: Uncharted Brazil Expedition, February-March 2021, only 2 places available

We are in the advanced planning stages for a 4 week Uncharted Brazil Expedition in February-March 2021, including a special optional Fernando de Noronha island extension. Leader: Eduardo Patrial. Not a physically difficult expedition, but there are some long drives. Numerous Brazilian specialities will be seen during the journey but the 14 major targets, all […]

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Birdquest Life List increases to 10,425

Thanks to our latest Philippines tour and a little help from splitting, the Birdquest Life List has now reached 10,425 bird species. Many thanks to Dani and our pioneering Philippines group members for finding: Negros Bleeding-heart Romblon Hawk-Owl Walden’s Hornbill Tablas Drongo Tablas Fantail          

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Birdquest tours starting between January-mid April 2021 that have space available

Quite a lot of countries have now reopened for tourism, especially in Africa and Latin America. The following Birdquest tours departing between January and mid-April 2021 are operating and still have space available:   Ultimate Northeast Brazil  (starts 10 January) Southern Ecuador  (starts 14 January) Senegal  (starts 1 February) Uncharted Brazil Expedition  (starts on or […]

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Northeast & Southwest Mexico Expedition, May-June 2021

We are going to be running some exciting Birdquest Expeditions during 2021, focusing on countries that have already reopened for travel (including Mexico, Colombia and Brazil). We still have over 300 Birdquest Lifers out there, so there are plenty of opportunities! One of these special expeditions is going to target almost all the remaining Birdquest […]

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So what is travelling like in the Age of Covid?

I started to travel overseas again during last summer, as our tours resumed. So, what has it been like? Well, the first thing I had to do was to arm myself with facts and try my hardest to rid myself of irrational fears. The media coverage since March has been overwhelming and relentless, so even […]

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Many countries have reopened and Birdquest tours have resumed

As time passes since the pandemic started, and a chunk of our lives go with it, it has become obvious that quite a number of you have become pretty desperate to get out into the world again and go birding. Probably plenty of you felt like I did – like a trapped Tiger patrolling its […]

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Travel Insurance is easily available for areas with ‘non-essential-travel’ advisories

There is a widespread misunderstanding about travel insurance being invalidated by government advisories recommending against ‘non-essential travel’ to particular countries. This has become much more of an issue now that many governments have applied these advisories willy-nilly to anything up to the entire planet! The reality is that no insurance is invalidated by such government […]

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Space available on Ultimate Tanzania November 2020

Tanzania has reopened its borders for tourism and a selection of airlines are now flying into the country again. In consequence, we are going to be able to operate Ultimate Tanzania this November-December. We currently have two places available. Please contact us if you would like to go. Since most governments currently have most countries […]

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