Myanmar

Large and fascinating … Myanmar (Burma) is everything I love about birding: a rich but poorly known avifauna that is just begging to be explored; a large, fascinating country that just demands exploration; and a country that boasts a delightful mix of huge areas of forest and wetlands; a wonderfully gentle, gracious culture; and an…

Vietnam

Friendly bird paradise … Notably friendly and regarded as the safest tourist destination in Asia—Vietnam is home to the largest number of endemic birds in mainland Southeast Asia including such gems as Bar-bellied Pitta and Siamese Fireback. Gallery Vietnamese farmer Forests of Vietnam Ancient central Vietnam Forests of Vietnam Destinations

Malay Peninsula

Untouched … A sophisticated region that boasts vast areas of untouched forest full of birds and other wildlife, plus delightfully cool hill stations which host a distinctive suite of Himalayan species, in addition to others such as the gaudy and peculiar-sounding Fire-tufted Barbet, Blue Nuthatch, and the evocative-sounding Siamang. Gallery Destinations

Thailand

Easy and comfortable … Arguably the easiest and most comfortable tour of all, Thailand is a great destination from which to commence an exploration of Asia.  And, of course, the food is exquisite. Gallery Black-winged Stilt at dawn Thailand Scaly Breasted Partridge Thailand Green Eared Barbet Thailand Orange-headed Thrush Thailand Gray Peacock Pheasant Thailand Male…

China

Awakening giant … China is an awakening giant on many levels and this is no less true of its role in the bird-tour realm. Plans are in progress to offer tours over the next few years to Yunnan and Taiwan, and Tibet in addition to our classic Sichuan tour, the home of so many Chinese…

Bhutan

Shangri-la … David Bishop Bird Tours departure to Bhutan are predicated upon David’s unrivalled tour leading experience in this mountain kingdom.  Since 1994 David has led more than 20 tours in addition to several exploratory trips to this remarkable land. Bhutan is Shangri-la, extraordinary for its combination of Himalayan scenery, glorious pristine forests that go…

Australia

Once is not enough … One of the major features of Australia’s birds is that they are nomadic and respond, sometimes dramatically, to the presence or absence of rain. The country is enormous (just a little smaller than the lower 48 of the USA), complex, and a handful of its habitats and inhabitants can be…