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Guaranteed departures to June 2022 with space still available

Travel restrictions have recently been tumbling at a most welcome rate in Europe, Africa, West Asia and the Americas. At long last! This is resulting in a surge of bookings and a number of our tours that did have space available have recently filled. The same is not true of East Asian, Southeast Asian and […]

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No more PCR tests for returning UK Birdquesters

It is happy news indeed that a PCR test before arrival back in the United Kingdom and again on Day 2 after returning are no longer required of UK travellers. The only test now required is a relatively inexpensive lateral-flow (antigen) test on Day 2 after arriving home.

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Birdquest Life List increases to 10,550 thanks to recent tours and expeditions

Thanks to our latest tours and expeditions and a little help from splitting, the Birdquest Life List has now reached 10,550 bird species. Since the last update:   Many thanks to Eduardo Patrial and our pioneering Uncharted Brazil Expedition (February-March 2021) group members for finding a real mass of Birdquest Lifers including: Blue-eyed Ground Dove […]

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Vaccination against Covid-19 is required for all Birdquest tour participants

We have been waiting a bit to allow vaccination against Covid-19 to become possible for all our Birdquesters. Supplies have reached some countries more slowly than others. However, vaccines are now widely available. It is in everyone’s interest that all our tour participants are fully vaccinated. So, for Birdquest tours departing from now onwards, full […]

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Combine Ghana with São Tomé and Príncipe for a West African endemics extravaganza!

Nowadays it is easy to combine the beautiful islands of São Tomé and Príncipe with Ghana. There are direct flights between Accra and the islands, which hold no fewer than 28 endemic species! Combine a week in the islands with all the Upper Guinea forest endemics that occur in Ghana, plus the specialities of the […]

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