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Here you can find a wide variety of exciting birding tours from around the world. Birding is our passion and we enjoy sharing our experience with other like-minded travellers, from beginners to expert alike. We truly believe that our combination of small groups, competitively priced and attractive itineraries, and our excellent leaders will provide you with the perfect birding and wildlife tour. So let's go birding!

We are looking forward to returning to Sichuan in May 2021. This Temminck's Tragopan (right) is high on everyone's wishlist.

Temminck's Tragopan

ZOOTHERA's 10th YEAR ANNIVERSARY TOUR

To celebrate Zoothera's 10th annivesary we have organised a very special tour to Scotland in November this year. Part of our 'Getting Back to Birding' series of tours, we have hired a 10-bedroom house in Grantown-on-Spey. As well as having 7 nights in this wonderful location, exciting birding in the highlands and along the coast, we have a series of talks arranged in the evenings, a whiskey tasting evening, a cocktail evening and a few other surprises. This is going to be a great, fun week in a safe environment that includes having our very own cook and we believe is the perfect way to enjoy a birding holiday after such a difficult year for everyone.

desertas petrel
Desertas Petrel by Nick Bray

COVID-19 UPDATE

Many Zoothera Birding travellers will have questions about the current situation surrounding Covid-19 and how this will impact future tours. Please rest assured we are doing our best for all of our clients, ground agents, suppliers and local guides and are taking the latest advice from vatious sources including the UK Government's Foreign & Commonwealth Office Travel Advice website. Decisions on future tours status are being made in a chronological order and we are awaiting advice on how to proceed.

In light of this uncertainty, we do not expect anybody to pay a deposit for any future tour during this Coronavairus pandemic. Just email us to hold your place on any future tour.

We have recently added some new tours to AzoresMadeira in late August, Canary Islands in late September,  the Isles of Scilly & Land's End in October and the Scottish Highlands in November - as restrictions are about to be eased and we can go birding a little further afield. So what we have decided is to hire our own holiday villas/houses and employ our own cook to prepare our meals. This way we can guarantee hygiene standards and manage any social distancing measures much better than we could otherwise do in a hotel. We feel this is a very imporant aspect of any birding tour immediately prior to the Covid-19 restrictions being sufficiently eased to enable birding tours to resume.
See our new tours and post Covid-19 philosophy here -  Getting Back to Birding Tours

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So why not join a Zoothera tour and let us take you to some of the best birding locations to see some amazing birds?

SCOTLAND in WINTER - NEW!

To celebrate our 10th anniversary we are spending a week in the Highlands of Scotland, based in a huge 10-bedroom house in Grantown-on-Spey. Species such as Capercaillie, Black Grouse, Ptarmigan, Crested Tit, 1000's of seaducks and a White-tailed Eagle or two! There's a series of evening talks, whiskey tasting & more!
See the full tour info for Nov 2020 here - Scotland in Winter

CRESTED TIT
Crested Tit
rock ptarmigan
Rock Ptarmigan

ISLES of SCILLY & LAND'S END - NEW!

7 nights on Scillies followed by 4 nights at Land's End in large, private houses. We're bringing our own cook and there's barely any time spent in vehicles (we'll have 2 on the mainland so we can socially distance). There's nothing more exciting than working together to find scarce migrants on an offshore island and the Scillies have an unparalleled history of producing the goods. Let's get back to birding!
See the full tour info for Oct 2020 here - Scillies & Land's End 

myrtle warbler
Myrtle Warbler
pallas's warbler
Pallas's Warbler

CANARY ISLANDS - NEW!

Another new and last-minute tour to get us back birding post Covid-19 will see us head to the Canary Islands. We will visit Tenerife, La Gomera, Gran Canaria and Furteventura in 9 days. Cheap flights from UK. One of the safest places to visit post virus. Private villas.  Macaronesian endemics. No problem!
See the full tour for Sept 2020 here - Canary Islands

FUERTEVENTURA CHAT
Fuerteventura Stonechat
blue chaffinch
Tenerife Blue Chaffinch

AZORES & MADEIRA - NEW!

The Azores & Madeira have recorded zero Covid-19 fatalities - they are the safest places to be in Europe right now. So let's go birding and do 5 pelagics - it's the most exciting pelagic birding in the Western Palearctic! And we can see some of the rarest seabirds...........
See the full tour info for Aug 2020 here - Azores & Madeira

desertas petrel
Desertas Petrel
wilson's storm petrel
Wilson's Storm Petrel

CAPE HORN CRUISE - NEW!

Let's set up scopes on a full, working cruise ship and search the southern ocean from Santiago, Chile to Buenos Aires, Argentina via Cape Horn & Falklands. There's so much to see from Wandering Albatross and King Penguin to Pincoya Storm-Petrel and Juan Fernandez Petrel, Snowy Sheathbill to Magellanic Woodpecker.
See the full tour info here - Cape Horn Cruise

king penguin
King Penguin
wandering albatross
Wandering Albatross

FEATURED TOURS

jamaican tody

We will be targetting the 18 PR endemics and 32 DR endemics on these beautiful Caribbean Islands.

golden-backed maountain-tanager
Golden-backed Mountain-Tanager

A reasonably intensive tour in search of around 50 endemics in a region of Peru largely underwatched.

wallace's standardwing
Wallace's Standardwing

Another endemic-focussed tour in search of 100 endemics. Great birding inc Wallace's Standardwing.

tiger
Wallcreeper copyright Nikhil Devasar

BIRDWATCH MAGAZINE READER HOLIDAYS

There's nowhere like the Himalayas, it's a treasurehouse of awesome birds. We are truly excited to be running two tours in conjunction with Birdwatch Magazine.  

Just click on each tour below for info.

North India 20th - 30th November 2020

Classic Himalayas 28th Nov - 10th December 2020