Allons Y Pyrenees


At Allons y Pyrenees we provide great accommodation in a tranquil rural setting; we aim to deliver great food and hospitality with a genuinely friendly approach.  We specialise in activity holidays, especially road cycling, but our location means that we are surrounded by all types of wildlife and are ideally placed as a base to access a variety of mountain locations – we also provide transport for days out if required. 

Our area abounds with birdlife: astonishing numbers of birds of prey including Kites and Kestrels and the well renowned vulture populations of the higher cols.  Closer to home, we see an abundance of green woodpeckers and are a short walk from a wooded stream where Kingfishers have been spotted on several occasions.  The occasional wandering hoopoe provides an unexpected sight in the lanes. It is rare to even step outside the gate without sighting something of note, but the backdrop of the landscape and the Pyrenees is a reward in itself.

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Northfield Holiday Park

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Set overlooking the coastal village of Borth and the Dyfi Estuary, NorthField Holiday Park offers a wide variety of self-catering caravans and chalets.

Just  15 miles from Machynlleth, known for the Dyfi Osprey Project, and C.A.T and 6 Miles from the University town of Aberystwyth, you are never far from adventure, with a bus and train links on your doorstep. 

A perfect place for all generations, this 4 star Visit Wales rated park offers a children's play area, both pet friendly and pet free accommodation, and a disabled access caravan. We are open all year and offer short breaks outside of the summer and Christmas Holidays.

Bookings for 2018 are being taken now.

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WHERE IS BELLAVISTALODGE? Bellavista Lodge / Reserve is located in the Upper Tandayapa Valley, near Mindo in northwestern Pichincha province,  Ecuador, under 2 hours from Quito city.

HOW LARGE IS BELLAVISTA RESERVE?  700 hectare (2000 acre) reserve offering  trails into primary and secondary cloud forest. Beautiful orchids and abundant bromeliads.

HOW MANY BIRDS ARE THERE IN THE BELLAVISTA AREA? The Bellavista –Nono- Mindo / regionboasts over 450 species of birds, and has won the Audubon Christmas Bird Count. Lots of species right aroundthe Lodge!  

LODGING AT BELLAVISTA?  We offer comfortable accommodation way off the main roads,  to suit a variety of pockets (camping included!). Try our new superior Mountain View rooms, with amazing views over the cloud forest towards Pichincha Volcano.  Same fabulous views too from our new Bamboo Restaurant “El Amanecer”.

WHAT ABOUT MAMMALS? The delightful Olinguito was only described to science in 2013, and is easy to see here!  And Bellavista is part of the Quito Metropolitan District´s “Corredor del Oso” .. with the goal to conserve and protect the Spectacled Bear.

AND TRAVEL /BIRDING / NATUREDISCOVERY DEEPER INTO ECUADOR´S NORTHWEST AND MORE? Tours (birding or naturalist) also offered deeper into the northwest, and also to other parts of this highly biodiverse country.

Garden Wildlife Direct

Garden Wildlife Direct is dedicated to making caring for your garden wildlife an affordable interest. With a comprehensive selection of foods, feeders and habitats, you can start to look after a wide variety of the UK’s most loved garden creatures from the comfort of your own home, at a price that won’t put you out of pocket.

We deliver to all parts of the UK. Don’t forget, when you buy your bird food, the larger the bag, the more money per kilogram you will save. It’s as simple as that.

1.              FREE delivery over £25 or 12.55kg bags of food

2.              The most trusted online bird food brand with over 9,000 reviews (Google Customer Reviews)

3.         The best value bird food online

Lots of birding hints, tips and competitions at The Bird House blog

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Garden Bird

GardenBird is a supplier of quality garden bird food and supplies. Founded in 1994 in the small country town of Wem in Shropshire, we have since then become one of the UK’s largest specialist suppliers of wild bird-related products online and by mail order.

We believe in bringing nature closer to your lives, while recognising the dangerously falling populations of many of our dear and most-loved garden birds. In this way, it is possible to appreciate nature in its most raw form while, of course, providing a helping hand.

What better way to help than to provide highly nutritious, quality food across a network of gardens all year round? We believe this connected approach can reap huge rewards for our birds. And you can help, too.

1.           FREE delivery over £25

2.           One of the most trusted online bird food brands with over 1,600 reviews (Google Customer Reviews)

3.           The only registered company to sell Ultiva® seed mixes

4.           Catalogue available on request

5.           Tons of useful birding hints and tips at

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Self Catering in Guernsey

Self Catering in Guernsey, for some of the most popular self catering cottage holidays and apartment holidays in Guernsey, owned and run by the Berry family who aim to give you a memorable Guernsey holiday. Come and go as you like - apartments and holiday cottages, in town or country, giving you the choice -  from family holidays with heated swimming pools, quiet romantic breaks or activity holidays.  All the properties are looked after by on-site Housekeepers who maintain our excellent housekeeping standards so you can be assured of clean, comfortable accommodation.  All are Graded 3 or 4 Star and some 4 Star GOLD.

Self Catering in Guernsey gives you more freedom to enjoy your Guernsey holiday than Hotels or Guest Houses - eat in or out at some of Guernsey's many restaurants, take day trips to the other Islands of Jersey, Alderney, Sark and Herm.  Do as much as you want or as little.

We offer readers of Bird Watching a special discount so please quote ‘BW’ when booking to gain 10% discount.

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The Treehouse

THE 'TREEHOUSE' is in the picturesque village of Boat of Garten, in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. This unique self-catering lodge is set in almost an acre of mature pine and birch wood, with views of the Cairngorm Mountains.

The local shops are only a few minutes’ walk away, yet the lodge is peaceful enough that often the only sound is that of birds singing, or the steam train puffing past.

The heart of the Treehouse is the spacious, comfortable lounge with log burning fire. It is a place to relax, and enjoy the views through the trees to the stunning scenery beyond, and the window seat, at the far end of this room, is ideal for birdwatchers and red squirrel spotters.

There are three cosy bedrooms, large kitchen, modern bathroom, and a storage/drying room. The large deck, elevated to maximise the views, really does make you feel as if you are in a Treehouse.

There are numerous woodland walks nearby, and Loch Garten, home of the ospreys, is only a few miles away.

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Extreme South Birding

Bird watching is a growing activity and there are only a few locations around the world to photograph unique species. Patagonia and the South Atlantic are among these places and at Extreme South Birding we would love to take you Bird Watching through Patagonia.

In destinations like Peninsula Valdés in central east Patagonia and Villa la Angostura along the Patagonian Andes Range you are going to be able to photograph species that only breed and inhabit the extreme south of our world, let us take you there, we enjoy bird watching, photography, nature and the thrill that represent this rough and untamed environment.

Join us bird watching in the extreme south… 

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Field Guide to Birds of Patagonia and the South Atlantic

Field Guide to Birds of Patagonia and the South Atlantic - Matias Torreguitar

Birding is quickly becoming a worldwide experience and visiting Patagonia and the South Atlantic is a must. This bird identification tool was written by a native Patagonian birder, a person that has travelled the Extreme South time and time again who is willing to share with you his knowledge on 57 bird families and more than 350 species, many of which are ENDEMIC to the area or breed exclusively there.

The Common Names Index on this Field Guide is linked to each species page for fast identification and the page number links you back to the index, the Family Index is also linked to each family page and the page number will return you back to the index enabling readers to go back and forth easily from species to species or family to family… your iPad, tablet, or electronic device will be always ready for your next observation…

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Wild About Travel

Wild About Travel offers affordable birdwatching, wildlife and culture tours to India, Sri Lanka, Panama, Ecuador and Spain.... with more destinations coming soon.  Even if these countries are not on your ‘to do’ list, please visit our website and check out our itinerary photo galleries, as we would love to whet your appetite for travel.

Enjoy a special service and attention to detail as you explore with us. You may find the perfect holiday amongst the itineraries on our website, but if not we would be happy to listen to exactly what you would like from your tour and plan an itinerary to suit - all part of our friendly service.

From the remarkable wildlife of the Ecuadorian Amazon to a short break in Spain, stunning barbets in Sri Lanka, Snow Leopards in Ladakh, a Tiger tour of India or the chance of a Harpy Eagle in Panama, and of course much, much more … do take a look at BWDIR at the time of booking to receive a discount.

We exhibit each year at the British Birdwatching Fair at Rutland Water, so if you attend, do come and say hello. 

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Phone: 01480 370593 / 07817 574235 



Image Number 1 – Credit: Harpy Eagle by C Bethancourt

Image Number 2  – Credit: Green Honeycreeper by J Badley

Image Number 3 – Credit: Bengal Tiger by G Dean

Image Number 4 – Credit: Scarlet Macaw by K Barnes

Image Number 5 – Credit: Snow Leopard by N Robinson

Caley Hall - Old Hunstanton - Norfolk

Situated in the peaceful town of Old Hunstanton, Norfolk, Caley Hall has thirty eight bedrooms, most of which are on the ground floor, ranging from classics doubles and twins to suites and family units. The eighty cover AA rosette awarded restaurant offers a mix of fine dining and traditional classics using locally sourced produce. The relaxing bar and lounge offers the perfect setting for a delicious afternoon tea and when the sun is shining our stunning patio areas are the perfect place to unwind with a cool drink.   
The beautiful open beach at Old Hunstanton is only a ten minute walk away offering superb views across the wash. The local area is rich in wildlife, historical buildings and attractive villages. The Royal Estate of Sandringham is close at hand, as are the RSPB reserves at Titchwell and Snettisham, and the Holkham Estate.  
Competitive group rates are available from October to June, quote BW17 to receive 10% off your next stay.  

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Address: Old Hunstanton Road, Old Hunstanton, Norfolk, PE36 6HH

Tel: 01485 533486




The Travelling Naturalist

For over 30 years The Travelling Naturalist’s experts have led small group tours to some of the world’s most spectacular wildlife and birdwatching destinations. Their programme features over 100 nature holidays to choose from, including a range of specialised photography, flora, butterfly and dragonfly tours.

This year they have introduced an unprecedented number of new trips to diverse locations to suit every pocket. These include long weekends in Lancashire, birding and whale-watching in Madeira, the wildlife of the great national parks of Grand Teton and Yellowstone in the USA and cloud and rainforest photography in Costa Rica.

They also hold a series of Discover Wildlife evenings across the UK throughout the year, featuring presentations by their own experts, together with speakers from around the world. Keep an eye on their website for more details and they look forward to meeting you at one of these events in the near future.

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Long Barn South, Sutton Manor Farm
Bishop’s Sutton
SO24 0AA


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As a leading premier brand in the optics world, Japanese optical designer and manufacturer Kowa is renowned around the world for producing spotting scopes delivering the highest level of performance for over 60 years.

Our extensive range of binoculars benefit from this legendary optical heritage and our flagship Kowa GENESIS PROMINAR range deliver outstanding performance in optics and engineering.

Kowa’s mission is to always produce optics without compromise and to deliver a simply stunning view of our natural world, free from chromatic aberration (colour blur). This goal is realised in the Kowa GENESIS PROMINAR range.

From the incredible full size GENESIS 44 series to the ultra compact pocketable GENESIS 22.

When you look through a Kowa GENESIS PROMINAR you will experience clarity beyond your expectations.  Encased in a rugged, reliable body built to endure the harshest of environments.

But don’t just take our word for it – let your eyes decide.

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Jocotours Ecuador

Jocotours Ecuador is an ecotourism tour operator specializing in birding, nature and photography vacations. Our tours are guided by passionate and experienced staff. With us you can experience the most breathtaking and biologically diverse places in Ecuador from the Tumbesian Ecoregion, the Andes, Foothills, Chocó region, the Pacific Coast, the vast Amazon and even the Galapagos Islands. We can also manage logistics to our reserves for tour companies and can create customized tours that suit the interest and time frame of our clients.

We manage 4 eco-lodges located in diverse habitats throughout Ecuador, some of which host bird species found nowhere else in the world. The lodges have all amenities (such as wifi, hot water and cozy private rooms). We are always aware that our visitors stay becomes an unforgettable experience in every aspect. Unlike corporate reserves or privately owned lodges,our lodges are located in reserves owned and operated by Jocotoco Conservation Foundation (who have been protecting and reforesting ecosystems in Ecuador for 20 years). The profits from your stay directly benefit conservation of the most threatened forests from the highlands to the coast, protecting thousands of bird and wildlife species in Ecuador.

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Mull Charters

Mull Charters run trips to see and photograph the famous white tailed eagles of Mull from Ulva Ferry on Mull’s magical west coast. Our trips are aimed at everyone from wildlife enthusiasts to professional photographers and film makers. Join us on one of our regular trips or charter us for a more personal service, you won’t be disappointed. Mull also offers some stunning scenery and other fantastic wildlife including otters, golden eagles, grey and common seals, hen harriers , dolphins and whales. See our Facebook page for regular up-dates on sightings and if you require accommodation while visiting Mull why not stay at our comfortable family run B&B in Salen.

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The George Hotel at Cley

The George is a luxurious retreat set overlooking the wildly stunning salt-marshes of CleyNext-The-Sea. The rugged beauty of the location with its unspoilt beaches and breathtakingly expansive skies create a tranquility worth experiencing. 

The George has become a particular favourite of bird watchers and for many years has been home to an impressive handwritten and illustrated ‘bird bible’ where guests can jot down their sightings. Even for the birdwatching novice, The George Hotel at Cley is worth a visit to see this fabulous book. 

Depending on the time of year, guests can dine in the delightful air-conditioned restaurant, in the bar by a roaring log fire or in the spacious and sunny beer garden. Dogs are extremely welcome and there are plenty of doggie treats on offer behind the bar. Scrumptious food is served daily using the very best local and seasonal produce and all the bedrooms at The George have recently been elegantly updated, individually styled and newly equipped to a top standard. 

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No fuss, no hassle, just enjoy the total freedom and flexibility our new package offers.
•    Pick up and drop off at airport.
•    Chaffuer driven at all times. ( no car hire costs).
•    7 day package based in our old 'Cortijo'  (farmhouse) includes:-
•    2 x 1 day birding trips and 1 x 2 day trip including dinner and hotel and breakfast.
•    Other days can be spent relaxing or taking in the beauty of our valley and the many species of bird and wildlife the local area has to offer.
•    You can design exactly what you want from your stay and my job will be to ensure that your wishes are met.
•    At the cortijo you will be served freshly prepared 3 course meals, complete with wine, beers coffee, etc;
•     Breakfast and lunches are also included and when away from the cortijo, packed lunches will be provided.
•    You will enjoy the complete privacy of the cortijo, with a choice of double or twin bedded room with private bathroom.
•    All you have to do is arrive and leave the rest to us.
•    Cost of this all inclusive holiday is £1295 for two persons sharing.

If this sounds like the kind of birding holiday for you, please call or email me on the numbers below. alternatively see our website at:

Mobile: +44 7856 819291.
Spain:    +34 958 827688.
UK  +44 1253 467107

Harpers Photographic

31 Wolsey Walk, Wolsey Place Shopping, Woking, Surrey. GU11 6XX

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01483 756601


Harpers is one of the longest established independent optical and photographic retailers in the country, serving the general public for over 90 years in Woking Surrey.

We pride ourselves in our large range of over 70 Binoculars and Spotting Scopes which are all available to try in our Woking Shop.

For those of you who are not in the area we also have a website which showcases the ranges from leading manufacturers such as Hawke, Acuter, Opticron, Vanguard & RSPB to name a few and are normally available on a next working day delivery at very competitive prices.

To compliment this we stock a wide range of equipment associated with birding and capturing those special moments.

If you have any special requirements or for some reason are unable to find what you are looking for please give us a call on 01483 756601 or alternatively drop us an email and we will be only too happy to help.