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Tours

Customised Itineraries

Unique experiences, indelible memories…

David Bishop Bird Tours offer the highest quality, bespoke, bird and natural history tours. Led by David Bishop a world-renowned bird-tour leader, explorer-ornithologist, David’s knowledge of where to find the birds, how to find them, and his phenomenal ability to identify the calls of your most highly sought after species ensures you of the very richest bird and natural history experience.

All our tours are highly customisable around destination, timing, itinerary and size – whether individual or small group – with the ability to cater to specific individual interests and demands.

Customised tours may be more affordable than you think. Without the overheads of larger organisations- David Bishop Bird Tours is able to apply resources directly where it counts: to the best local guides, travel, accommodation thereby providing you with the highest quality bird and natural history experiences.

Please feel free to contact David to discuss your vision and the options that exist for the customised tour of your dreams.

Create what you want, discover the unexpected, bring your dreams to fruition. Please enquire now

Small Group Tours
Small Group Tours

Share your passion for birding and the natural world on a fully guided tour with one of the world’s most experienced tour leaders, David Bishop. We focus on enabling people of all ages and abilities to enjoy birding adventures in comfort and security. Most of our tours will have a maximum of six participants, so you can be assured that you won’t be lost in a crowd.

It’s about making it easy for you, ensuring travel to potentially challenging destinations is productive and hassle free. Comfortable, often luxurious, accommodations are provided wherever available and where not available every effort is made to maximise the experience without being made to feel uncomfortable.

Small groups, indelible memories. Please enquire now

Why choose a David Bishop Bird Tour?

Nature

It’s about a shared passion for birding and exploring the wonders of the natural world. Revelling in the beauty that surrounds us, permitting the soul to rejuvenate and experience the sense of peace that only nature can truly generate. And all this at the same time applying David’s enormous experience to ensure you see the birds you want to see or anything else that your heart desires.

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Adventure

Explore with David Bishop, as he guides you through exotic locales, sharing the breathtaking wonders of the natural world, and introducing you to new birds and other wildlife, fantastic landscapes, and exotic cultures and peoples.

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Expert

Experience counts. David Bishop is a world- renowned bird-tour leader, ornithologist, and explorer. His expertise encapsulates extensive local knowledge, languages and an unrivalled network of contacts, significantly enhancing the experience for, and safety of, his clientèle.

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Detail oriented

It’s about making it easy for you, smooth and hassle free, freeing up the birding traveller to focus on the birds and natural history and not on the logistics.

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Comfort

A David Bishop Bird Tour is designed for you: fully guided, comfortable and tailored to people of all ages and abilities. Explore exotic lands, discover beautiful locales and experience the incredible wonders of the natural world.

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Bespoke

While adventure birds and wildlife come first, a David Bishop Bird Tour delivers the very highest standards; providing unique birding and travel experiences. Tours are highly customisable around destination, timing, itinerary and size – whether individual or small group – with the flexibility to cater to specific individual interests and demands.

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2015 Tours

July 11 – August 2
SW Pacific Islands – 
Rockjumper Bird Tour Co-share
Design your own tour. Please enquire now

West Papua Recce
David Bishop Bird Tours
Design your own tour. Please enquire now

September 13 – 28
Borneo – Ancient Forests & Old Man of the Woods
David Bishop Bird Tours
Bespoke – SOLD OUT
Design your own tour. Please enquire now

October 17 – November 16
China-Sichuan, Yunnan and Jiangxi
David Bishop Bird Tours
Bespoke – SOLD OUT
Design your own tour. Please enquire now

2016 Tours

January 8 – February 12
Arfak Expedition
Design your own tour. Please enquire now

February 29 – March 15
Philippines
David Bishop Bird Tours
Bespoke – SOLD OUT
Design your own tour. Please enquire now

March 15 – 24
Sabah, Borneo
David Bishop Bird Tours
Bespoke – SOLD OUT
Design your own tour. Please enquire now

March 31 – April 14
Thailand
David Bishop Bird Tours
Bespoke – SOLD OUT
Design your own tour. Please enquire now

April 14 – May 5
Bhutan
The Blue Ribbon Tour
Bespoke – SOLD OUT
Design your own tour. Please enquire now

May 19 – 31
Galapagos Cruise
David Bishop Bird Tours / Birdquest
Design your own tour. Please enquire now

June 2 – 22
Northern Ecuador
David Bishop Bird Tours
Bespoke – SOLD OUT
Design your own tour. Please enquire now

July 1 – August 8
Tibet – Dreams of Wilderness, Yaks and Ancient Wisdom
David Bishop Bird Tours
Bespoke – SOLD OUT
Design your own tour. Please enquire now

November 12 – November 30
Indonesian Cruise plus Buru Extension
Rockjumper Bird Tour Co-share – SOLD OUT
Design your own tour. Please enquire now

2017 Tours

February 18 – March 10
Ethiopia
David Bishop Bird Tours
Bespoke – SOLD OUT
Design your own tour. Please enquire now

March 11 – 18
OMO Extension
David Bishop Bird Tours SOLD OUT
Design your own tour. Please enquire now

April 14 – May 5
Bhutan
David Bishop Bird Tours SOLD OUT
Design your own tour. Please enquire now

June 1 – June 19
Sulawesi – Macrocephalon, Hylocitrea and all that!
David Bishop Bird Tours
Bespoke – SOLD OUT
Design your own tour. Please enquire now

Mid September to Mid October
Research Expedition
Planning a research expedition? Please enquire now

2018 Tours

February
Tiger, Tiger, Tiger – The Heart of India
David Bishop Bird Tours
Places still remaining. Please enquire now

April 7 – 28
Bhutan – The Blue Ribbon Tour
David Bishop Bird Tours
Four places remaining. Please enquire now

May – June
Finland (bespoke)
David Bishop Bird Tours
SOLD OUT
Design your own tour. Please enquire now

June 26 – July 7
Spitsbergen – Unimaginable beauty AND Polar Bears!
David Bishop Bird Tours.
Design your own tour. Please enquire now

July 12 – 29
The Birds of Paradise of Eastern Indonesia (bespoke)
David Bishop Bird Tours
SOLD OUT
Design your own tour. Please enquire now

August 10 – 21
Madagascar – the weird and the wonderful (bespoke)
David Bishop Bird Tours
Limited places available. Please enquire now

September 7  – 25
Angola
Rockjumper Bird Tour Co-share
Places available. Please enquire now

October 10 – 31
Australia (bespoke)
David Bishop Bird Tour SOLD OUT
Design your own tour. Please enquire now

November 11 – 23
Buru Extension(bespoke)
Rockjumper Bird Tour Co-share SOLD OUT
Please enquire now

November 23-29
Remote West Papuan Islands
Rockjumper Bird Tour Co-share
Places available. Please enquire now

2019 Tours

January / February
New Guinea Research Expedition
David Bishop Bird Tours
Planning a research expedition?  Please enquire now

May
China – Pheasants, Glorious Pheasants
David Bishop Bird Tours
Places available. Please enquire now

May 18 – 31
Galapagos Cruise
David Bishop Bird Tours
Selling quickly, limited places available. Please enquire now

May 31 – June 5
Galapagos Cruise: Andes of Ecuador extension
David Bishop Bird Tours
Design your own tour. Please enquire now

September
China Mammals and Big Birds Photography Trip
David Bishop Bird Tours
Design your own tour. Please enquire now

October
Fiji and Samoa
David Bishop Bird Tours
Design your own tour. Please enquire now

Destinations

  • All
  • Africa
  • Asia & The Orient
  • Australia
  • South West Pacific