Breedon Hall (www.breedonhall.co.uk) is a restored and refurbished Georgian manor house in the East Midlands. Tucked away in the pretty village of Breedon-on-the-Hill and underneath the stunning hilltop 12th Century Augustine Priory Church of St. Hardulph’s, the Hall’s husband and wife team, Charles and Charlotte Meynell, are now offering their Alastair Sawday acclaimed B&B and Mews self-catering holiday cottages to bird watchers.
The clifftops around Breedon have resident ravens, buzzards and Peregine falcons, whilst two nearby reservoirs at Staunton Harold and Calke Abbey have a plethora of water birds to view.
All bookings are via our website or telephone 01332 864935.
After commencing trading over 30 years ago we have grown steadily to become one of the leading independent optical equipment importers in the UK. We have a long history of co-operation with conservation bodies such as the RSPB and BirdLife International. We are also one of the main sponsors of the British Bird Watching Fair (Birdfair) which is held annually, each August, at Rutland Water in the UK. We are also very proud to have become a BirdLife Species Champion for the critically endangered Seychelles Paradise-flycatcher and the Forest Owlet to help save them from extinction.
We also have a dedicated repair department specialising in servicing and repairing most brands of binoculars.
Baobab Trading Co. have been operating for 20 years and are renowned for their quality reclaimed metal bird sculptures made by a group of artists in Zimbabwe and fairly traded. Despite the hardships over the past years the artists have grown their range of sculptures which they make old from cleaned-up old oil drums which are then varnished and suitable for gardens and interiors. If placed outside we recommend an annual coat of yacht varnish.
We stock a wide range of individually sculpted pieces. Please visit our website and look at our catalogue online - just click on the link. We offer free delivery within mainland UK.
During 2018 we will have a ‘Monthly Special’ on a particular bird sculpture - for January 2018 we will be selling our Yellow-Billed Hornbills for £45 (normal retail price £60).
Phone: 01728 861889
An Edwardian Villa dating back to 1907, The Charterhouse Bed and Breakfast Torquay is located in Cockington Lane and undeniably positioned in one of the most beautiful parts of Torquay. A tranquil walk through the Water Meadows will take you to the historic Saxon Village of Cockington and its Country Park, or a level walk along the sea front into Torquay. Peace and relaxation or the buzz of the town – the choice is yours.
Positioned close to the sea front and local transport services offering bus, boat and train travel, why not take the time to explore the surrounding area of the English Riviera. Further afield you will find the eclectic town of Totnes, the idyllic River Dart and Dartmouth and Dartmoor offering constantly changing scenery and hidden villages.
The Charterhouse B&B Torquay will offer you the warmest of hospitality, comfort, and quality guest accommodation, all at a very affordable price. Our breakfasts are sourced using the finest local produce and guarantee you are well set up for the day.
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Andros, The Bahamas: Guided Nature Adventures with Small Hope Bay Lodge
Half day: $200, Whole Day $375 (1-4 people)
The Bahamas offers birdwatchers over 340 bird species, including about 110 species that breed in the country, over 170 migrant species and 50 rarely occurring vagrant species. Five species are endemic to the country – the Bahama Woodstar, Bahama Swallow, Bahama Warbler, Bahama Yellowthroat and Bahama Oriole and all can be seen on Andros, the fifth largest and least developed island in the Caribbean.
Take advantage of the numerous self-guided tours, with complimentary bikes and kayaks or take one of Small Hope's popular half or whole day guided tours across wetlands, dense dark coppice, pine forest and an abandoned farm, for the widest variety of bird sighting.
All-inclusive accommodation starts from $295 per person per night.
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For over 25 years, we have manufactured quality ultrasonic animal deterrents in the UK. Our products deter cats, foxes, mice, pine martins and other pests from gardens and homes. We are the makers of CATWatch, the only cat deterrent tested and approved by The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. The device has successfully completed a two-year scientific trial by the RSPB to determine its deterrent effect on cats in residential gardens and has been approved by the RSPB ever since. All of our devices which we manufacture are humane and environmentally friendly. There is no need to continue spending money on expensive poisons that are dangerous to pets and other animals.
Telephone: (01438) 727183
Address: Unit 9, Bowmans Trading Estate, Bessemer Drive, Stevenage, Hertfordshire SG1 2DL.
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Anse Chastanet Resort on St Lucia’s south-west coast is an unspoiled tropical paradise ideally suited to birdwatching. St Lucia is blessed with five endemic bird species and four of them can be found within the grounds with the fifth located nearby. Various trails traversing 600 lush acres of tropical rainforest in and around 18th century colonial ruins provide ample opportunity to spot both common and endemic species. You don't have to go far to find a wealth of colorful birdlife. Various species such as the the Green and Purple-throated Caribs can be found taking nectar from the flowerbeds surrounding the accommodation areas. The entire resort was built to be in harmony with the surroundings. Birds feel at home on property as they amble along the walkways in the early mornings and are ever present along the tree-lined roadways, restaurants and rooms. Having your binoculars ready is a must.
From the UK: 0-800-141-2859
Direct line: +1-758-459-7000
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P.O. Box 7000
1 Anse Chastanet Road
Soufriere, Saint Lucia
Greenwings was founded in 2012 by a team of experienced and passionate conservationists. They offer expertly led small group holidays around the globe. Their range of trips cover the themes of butterflies & moths, birds, botany, general wildlife, British Wildlife & photography.
Greenwings is also the UK’s only company specialising in butterfly & moth watching holidays and operate in close partnership with Butterfly Conservation. Their team includes the very best experts & guides, such as Martin Warren, Tristan Lafranchis, Richard Lewington, Patrick Barkham, Adrian Hoskins, Simon Spencer and Steve Woodhall. The main focus is butterflies & moths but other wildlife of interest is always included too. These holidays often focus on botany as well, since butterflies, flowers & host plants are inextricably linked.
As a company with a strong conservation ethos Greenwings donate 10% of all company profits to various UK and overseas wildlife charities and projects, to help fund the awareness and protection of the wonderful places visited and wildlife seen on their holidays.
They look forward to seeing you on one of their holidays soon!
Tel: 01473 254658
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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.
Please Email, Call or Visit our website to Enquire, We Would Love to Help!
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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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or alternatively visit our website at www.northfieldholidays.co.uk
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 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
Phone: 01772 440242
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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 voice.gardenbird.co.uk
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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.
Tel: 01481 237491
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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.
Tel: 0131 337 7167
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 - 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 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 www.wildabouttravel.co.uk. Quote 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.
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
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.
Address: Old Hunstanton Road, Old Hunstanton, Norfolk, PE36 6HH
Tel: 01485 533486
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.
Tel: 01305 267994
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