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Let's Go Birding!

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!

With ther USA opening up, we are looking forward to our Minnesota & New Mexico adventure in January 2022.  More info here - Minnesota & New Mexico Tour Info

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Crissal Thrasher - New Mexico
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Crab Plover

29th Nov - 12th December 2021
4th February - 17th February 2022
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Oman is one of the safest countries we can travel to at the moment. Entry requirements are pretty straightforward, there's a direct flight from London, infrastructure is superb, food is good, great weather and the birding is top drawer. Arabian specialities such as Arabian Partridge, Omani Owl, Arabian Babbler,  Yemen Serin & Arabian Golden-winged Grosbeak are high on the agenda. Plus this is THE tour to see Crab Plover and Grey Hypocolius. In addition there's a rather bizarre mix of species from the Western Palearctic, Afrotropical and Oriental regions all wintering and on passage here. Add a pelagic for Jouanin's Petrel and Persian Shearwater and a whole range of desert birds like sandgrouse, coursers, larks and buntings and you can see what a great birding destination Oman truly is. So let's go birding! See tour info here - OMAN BIRDING ADVENTURE INFO

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Sand Partridge - Oman

Well, the recent UK government announcement has meant that the dreaded Red List is NO MORE! Even our Foreign Office is changing its caveat regarding 'advising against all but essential travel' to more and more countries.  So let's look at what Zoothera can offer. First up is a brand new trip to OMAN in late November and early February 2022, with species such as Crab Plover, Omani, Desert and Arabian Eagle Owls, Pallid and Arabian Scops Owls, Grey Hypocolius, Arabian Wheatear, Arabian Babbler, Yemen Serin and Arabian Golden-winged Grosbeak amongst others. And what about MINNESOTA and NEW MEXICO in January 2022? Winter birding in the USA is fantastic. Starting with a pre-tour in Minnesota looking for several owls, grosbeaks and some chickens, we will fly to Albuquerque, where 3 species of rosy-finch coming to feeders could well be the highlight. And now that the Dominican Republic is ok to visit our stunning PUERTO RICO and DOMINICAN REPUBLIC tour is back on and there's a bunch of crazy quality Caribbean specialities, endemics and even endemic bird families to see. JAMAICA can be taken as a stand alone tour or joined to PR & DR to make atruly exciting Caribbean extravaganza.

We have tried to be proactive and offer different tours that fit around the current Covid rules imposed by the UK government, and we will continue to do so. So please keep checking our tour programme as new tours will be added, and some will be rather last minute depending if travel rules change. AND REMEMBER WE ARE OPERATING A ZERO DEPOSIT POLICY.


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Well the USA has opened up to visiting tourists and we are extremely looking forward to our New Mexico tour in January 2022. The focus is on the superb reserve of Bosque del Apache and the awe-inspiring flocks of Sandhill Cranes, Snow & Ross's Geese.  But there's more... Northern Pygmy Owl, Bridled Titmouse, 3 sp of Rosyfinch visiting feeders, American Dipper, Mountain Bluebird, Crissal Thrasher & much more! Pre & post tour extensions to Minnesota & Texas are also available, with targets such as Boreal, Snowy & Great Grey Owl, Boreal Chickadee, and even Whooping Crane on our post-tour extension.......     So let's go birding! 
See tour info here - New Mexico Tour Info

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Cassin's Finch
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Boreal Owl

21st - 26th November 2021
Well, it's a year late but it's finally going to happen! Our 10th anniversary tour is going to be fun all the way as we have our very own 10-bed house in Grantown, right in the heart of the highlands. After such a long time without travelling for many people, the emphasis is going to be on having a majorly fun-filled time. We've got a series of evening events lined up, a quiz, talks and a surprise guest! There's a lot of whiskey, beer, gin & wine  to get through and it's all on us! And we are doing something a little different as well, because the tour starts in the Midlands! We will drive up in our minibus, fitting in a twitch (hopefully) en-route and then visiting the fabulous Caerlaverock WWT reserve en-route. We will be looking for all the usual highland specialities once we reach our base, spending a day on the west coast and also a day along the Solway Firth. It promises to be a great trip with many of our regular customers who have become friends over the years. We can't wait to meet up and go birding once again:   TOUR INFO

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Henslow's Sparrow

24th May - 9th June 2022
10th - 26th June 2022
This is the USA as you've never seen it before. A full-blown targeted mega-twitch stretching across the mid-west, plugging gaps in your life list that you might well have thought you'd never get the chance to see! We will travel from the boreal forests of Minnesota, nip into Wisconsin, travel across the vast prairies of North Dakota and into the rugged Rocky Mountains of Glacier National Park in Montana. Then we will drop south into Idaho before finishing up an incredible journey in the surprisingly bird rich state of Utah. There's so much to see starting with Great Grey Owl, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Cerulean Warbler, LeConte's & Henslow's Sparrows, Connecticut Warbler, Canada Jay and Black-billed Cuckoo in Minnesota. heading into the North Dakota prairies we search for Greater Prairie Chicken, Sharp-tailed Grouse, Nelson's Sparrow, Chestnut-collared Longspur, Bobolink, Dickcissel, Sprague's Pipit and Baird's Sparrow. The delights of Glasgow, Montana are a good base to look for Common Poorwill, Mountain Plover, Greater Sage Grouse and Thick-billed Longspur. Superb scenery and great birds await at Glacier National Park and amongst a splendid variety of possiilities we could see Harlequin Duck, White-tailed Ptarmigan, Flammulated, Northern Pygmy and Northern Saw-Whet Owls, Black-backed Woodpecker, Boreal Chickadee, White-winged Crossbill, Varied Thrush and much more. Dropping into Idaho we will visit the Albion Mountains for the recently split Cassia Crossbill, as well as Mountain Bluebird and Williamson's Sapsucker before reaching Utah. here the sagebrush flats hold Grey Vireo, Grey Flycatcher and Juniper Titmouse, whilst the surrounding mountains hold Black Rosy-Finch and more! This is definitely a trip of a lifetime. Epic you might say!:   TOUR INFO