The Ultimate In Birding Tours

Birdquest tours and expeditions have recorded over 10,700 bird species! Far more than any other bird tour company.

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Birdquest, founded in 1981, has an unequalled repertoire of birding tours and combined bird watching and wildlife holidays that will appeal to every kind of birder.

Birdquest is the original ‘small-group’ birding tour operator, and with Birdquest you will enjoy high quality birding, typically in groups limited to only 6-8 people.

Tufted Puffin is a perennial faviourite and there is no better place for them than the Kuril Islands (image by Mark Beaman)

Tufted Puffin is a perennial favourite (image by Mark Beaman)

Birdquest’s birding tours are celebrated as the very best available, and we have shown our guests over 10,700 bird species worldwide, more than any other tour company (and quite possibly more than the total for all other companies combined!), as well as an extraordinary variety of mammals and many other fascinating aspects of the natural world.

Birdquest’s superb selection of bird watching tours not only features popular, well-known destinations, but also many less-visited, mostly tropical birding countries and regions, including frontier destinations where others rarely if ever tread.

Birdquest’s tours range from highly targetted, specialist offerings through the entire range of regular birding tours to some quite relaxed bird watching tours and naturalist journeys that can be thoroughly enjoyable for less dedicated partners.

Why do so many birders choose Birdquest? Why have we become one of the most successful birding tour companies in the world? Here is a simple summary of the features that make us stand out:

•  The world’s most comprehensive tour repertoire

•  Our trips consistently do exceptionally well

•  Expert, helpful and friendly guides and office staff

•  Very low group size limits

•  Excellent trip materials

•  Fully inclusive tour prices

•  Financial security


We can take you birding in so many different parts of the world:

Africa:  Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Namibia, São Tomé & Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somaliland, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Indian Ocean Islands:  Comoro IslandsMadagascarMauritiusRéunion, Seychelles

Europe:  Belarus, Finland, Hungary, Iceland, Norway, Romania, Spain, Svalbard (Spitsbergen)

Asia:  Bahrain, Bhutan, Borneo, Burma, Cambodia, China, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Java, Kazakhstan, Laos, Lesser Sundas, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Oman, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi & Halmahera, Sumatra, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam

Australasia & The Pacific Islands:  Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Hawaii, Micronesia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn, Samoa, Solomon Islands, West Papua, Vanuatu

North America & The Caribbean:  Alaska, Bahamas, Colorado, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Jamaica, Lesser Antilles, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Texas, Trinidad

South America:  Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Galapagos, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname

Antarctica & The Subantarctic:  Antarctica, Ascension, Falkland Islands, South Georgia, St Helena, Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand & Australia, Tristan da Cunha

Custom Birding Tours: We have arranged numerous private guided tours and extensions for individuals, couples, small groups of friends, clubs and societies, and even for other bird tour operators.

You may not be able to go at the same time of year as one of our standard tours, or you may want a different pace of tour, or a different itinerary, or a mixture of birding and photography, or birding and culture, or the pleasure of travelling with a group of friends or club/society members.

Alternatively, you might want to travel out early, or stay on after a standard Birdquest tour in order to enjoy a private guided extension in search of some additional wanted birds. Whatever your requirements, we will be happy to help.


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