Birding Ecotours runs worldwide birding tours that contribute to conservation and local communities. Our trips are for small groups of only 6-8 participants. Quality is of paramount importance to us – we prefer to use superior accommodation (where available at the top birding sites) and vehicles. Despite our focus on small groups and the fact that we err on the side of superior quality, our prices are competitive.

It is Birding Ecotours’ company policy to contribute a minimum of 10 % of profits to conservation and local communities. We are passionate about birding and also about leaving a legacy – by genuinely helping people and conserving birds - for generations to come. We disagree that profit is the main goal of any company – what is the point of that if one is not helping people and birds?

We like to do things differently. For example, we offer some unique tours, including Owls of the World® Tours, tough mammal tours (fancy an Aardvark or a Black-footed Cat?), and more. Since 2003, we have been innovating some of the most wonderful tours available.

Our main focus is, of course, on finding the important birds (especially the endemics and specials). Our trip lists are very important to us (we do encourage you to look at these and compare them with those of other companies). However, we understand that birding tours can be tiring, so we prefer to add a day or two and actually have folks enjoy the birding tour. This also gives us backup time, in case some birds don’t cooperate as expected, and also allows time to stop for mammals and other interesting things along the way.

We also run a good number of Birding Photo Tours, which need a different approach to a typical birding tour – more space in the vehicles for camera gear, the correct tour pace to get photos, angling the vehicle correctly, and constantly thinking about lighting.

If you contact us, you’ll find that we’re very enthusiastic and highly efficient at e-mailing detailed information to you. It’s our contagious enthusiasm for birding (and for the natural world as a whole) that spurs us on to give outstanding service.

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Antarctica, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Indonesia - West Papua, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia - Peninsular Malaysia, Malaysia - Sabah, Malaysia - Sarawak, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Namibia - Caprivi Strip, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Africa - Karoo, South Africa - Cape Town - Kruger National Park, South Africa - Eastern Cape, South Africa - Free State, South Africa - Gauteng, South Africa - KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - Limpopo, South Africa - Mpumalanga, South Africa - North West Province, South Africa - Northern Cape, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago - Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago - Trinidad, Turkey, Uganda, United States, United States - Colorado, United States - Minnesota, United States - Tennessee, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Birds, Mammals, Pelagics, Plants, Sea cruises, Wildlife Photography

Custom tours, Easy pace, Mobility limited, Set tours




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Destination Sub destination Description Trip Start Date
Zimbabwe Eastern Highlands and Miombo Woodland Eastern Highlands and Miombo Woodland January 19, 2016 Download Report
South Africa - Mpumalanga Kruger National Park DULLSTROOM AND KRUGER NATIONAL PARK CUSTOM TOUR January 17, 2016 Download Report
Panama Canopy Family lodges PANAMA: CANOPY TOWER, DARIEN, CANOPY LODGE, AND TRANQUILO BAY January 07, 2016 Download Report
Namibia - Caprivi Strip NAMIBIA CUSTOM TOUR: A 5-DAY TWITCH March 02, 2016 Download Report
Australia Southwestern Australia SOUTH-WESTERN AUSTRALIA TRIP November 08, 2015 Download Report
Australia Tasmania and the East Coast AUSTRALIA: TASMANIA PRE-TOUR EXTENSION AND EAST COAST TOUR October 24, 2015 Download Report
Bhutan the Himalayas BIRDING TOUR BHUTAN: THE HIMALAYAS AND BLACK-NECKED CRANE November 01, 2015 Download Report
Brazil Cerrado, Amazon, and Pantanal BRAZIL: CERRADO, AMAZON AND PANTANAL CUSTOM TOUR September 15, 2015 Download Report
Costa Rica The Caribbean lowlands, the cloudforest of the Cordillera de Talamanca COSTA RICA, NEW YEAR CUSTOM TOUR December 28, 2015 Download Report
Ecuador - Northern Ecuador ECUADOR: THE NORTH October 15, 2015 Download Report
Madagascar Masoala BIRDING TOUR MADAGASCAR 2015: MAIN TRIP AND MASOALA PRE-TRIP October 11, 2015 Download Report
South Africa - Mpumalanga Zimbabwe and Central Mozambique SOUTH AFRICA, ZIMBABWE AND MOZAMBIQUE November 12, 2015 Download Report
Namibia Okavango Delta, Botswana NAMIBIA AND OKAVANGO DELTA, BOTSWANA, CUSTOM PHOTOGRAPHIC TOUR March 09, 2015 Download Report
Namibia Okavango and Livingstone NAMIBIA, OKAVANGO AND VICTORIA FALLS November 02, 2015 Download Report
Namibia - Caprivi Strip Okavango and Livingstone NAMIBIA, OKAVANGO AND VICTORIA FALLS November 20, 2015 Download Report
Peru Lima South Peru with extension July 01, 2015 Download Report
Peru PERU: SCARLET-BANDED BARBET AND CENTRAL PERU CUSTOM TOUR July 31, 2015 Download Report
South Africa Western Cape and Kruger National Park Cape and Kruger Custom Tour June 07, 2015 Download Report
South Africa - Western Cape Cape Point Pelagic CAPE PELAGIC TRIP August 08, 2015 Download Report
South Africa - Western Cape Wilderness National Park and Garden Route THE BEST OF SOUTH AFRICA: CUSTOM BIRD and MAMMAL TOUR September 25, 2015 Download Report
South Africa - Gauteng Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve SOUTH AFRICA: 2-DAY SOUTHERN GAUTENG TO DULLSTROOM BIRDING TRIP December 16, 2015 Download Report
South Africa Western Cape, Kruger National Park WESTERN CAPE AND SUBTROPICAL SOUTH AFRICA TRIP October 09, 2015 Download Report
Mozambique Dullstroom SOUTH AFRICA, ZIMBABWE AND MOZAMBIQUE TRIP November 12, 2015 Download Report
South Africa northern cape Cleanup trip for a short list of target birds, Northern Cape to Zululand March 07, 2016 Download Report
South Africa - Cape Town - Kruger National Park Skukuza BIRDLIFE SOUTH AFRICA FLOCK IN KRUGER March 10, 2016 Download Report
South Africa - Cape Town - Kruger National Park DULLSTROOM, MOUNT SHEBA AND KRUGER NATIONAL PARK CUSTOM TOUR March 19, 2016 Download Report
Madagascar COMORO ISLANDS AND REMOTE MADAGASCAR November 01, 2014 Download Report
Israel Eilat “CHAMPIONS OF THE FLYWAY”- A BIRD RACE FOR CONSERVATION IN SOUTHERN ISRAEL March 26, 2016 Download Report
India - Delhi India: Tigers, Birds and the Himalayas NORTHERN INDIA: TIGERS, BIRDS AND THE HIMALAYAS January 02, 2016 Download Report
Bhutan Assam BIRDING TOUR INDIA: BHUTAN EXTENSION - ASSAM November 11, 2015 Download Report
South Africa Kalahari Sharks, Whales, and Rare Mammals in South Africa July 23, 2015 Download Report
Namibia Okavango NAMIBIA, OKAVANGO AND VICTORIA FALLS November 20, 2015 Download Report
Thailand Kaeng Krachan National Park CENTRAL THAILAND CUSTOM TOUR February 25, 2016 Download Report
United States - Florida - Dry Tortugas FLORIDA PENINSULA AND THE FLORIDA KEYS April 24, 2016 Download Report
Greece - Lesbos GREECE MAINLAND 9-DAY GREECE BIRDING ADVENTURE WITH EXTENSION TO LESVOS May 02, 2016 Download Report
United States - Ohio Magee Marsh THE BIGGEST WEEK IN AMERICAN BIRDING May 04, 2016 Download Report
South Africa - Northern Cape NAMAQUALAND - KGALAGADI - KIMBERLEY Western and Northern Cape Trip Report November 06, 2014 Download Report
South Africa - Northern Cape Northern Cape, Wakkerstroom, and Zululand Cleanup trip for short list of target birds, Northern Cape to Zululand March 07, 2016 Download Report
South Africa - Northern Cape plus Garden Route Extension Namaqualand, Kalahari, Northern Cape, and Eastern Cape November 16, 2013 Download Report
South Africa - Northern Cape - Karoo garden route Cleanup trip for a short list of target birds, Northern Cape to Zululand March 07, 2016 Download Report
South Africa - Karoo TRIP REPORT: WESTERN CAPE October 11, 2013 Download Report
South Africa - Karoo Subtropical South Africa October 16, 2012 Download Report
South Africa - Karoo Subtropical South Africa October 18, 2013 Download Report
South Africa - Karoo Subtropical South Africa Trip Report October 18, 2014 Download Report
Namibia extreme northwestern Namibia, NAMIBIA CUSTOM TOUR: Northwestern specials June 28, 2016 Download Report
South Africa - Western Cape AGULHAS PLAINS AND GARDEN ROUTE WESTERN CAPE CUSTOM TOUR: AGULHAS PLAINS AND GARDEN ROUTE August 17, 2016 Download Report
Senegal TRIP REPORT SENEGAL: SCOUTING TOUR November 19, 2014 Download Report
Uganda MURCHISON FALLS UGANDA: SHOEBILL, ALBERTINE RIFT ENDEMICS, GREEN-BREASTED PITTA.. August 01, 2016 Download Report
Uganda MURCHISON FALLS UGANDA: SHOEBILL, ALBERTINE RIFT ENDEMICS, GREEN-BREASTED PITTA.. August 01, 2016 Download Report
South Africa - Gauteng Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Western Cape TRIP REPORT SOUTH AFRICA: GAUTENG, MPUMALANGA, AND WESTERN CAPE July 20, 2016 Download Report
South Africa - Gauteng Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve; Marievale Bird Sanctuary SOUTH AFRICA: SUIKERBOSRAND NATURE RESERVE AND MARIEVALE BIRD SANCTUARY September 04, 2016 Download Report
South Africa - Gauteng Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve and Marievale Bird Sanctuary SOUTH AFRICA: SUIKERBOSRAND NATURE RESERVE AND MARIEVALE BIRD SANCTUARY September 12, 2016 Download Report
South Africa - Western Cape karoo, overberg BIRDING TOUR SOUTH AFRICA: WESTERN CAPE CUSTOM October 08, 2016 Download Report
South Africa - Northern Cape Kalahari CAPE, NAMAQUALAND AND KALAHARI August 15, 2016 Download Report
South Africa Kruger, Garden Route and the Karoo KRUGER, GARDEN ROUTE AND KAROO September 04, 2016 Download Report
Madagascar Berenty Reserve THE BEST OF MADAGASCAR AND BERENTY EXTENSION November 06, 2016 Download Report
South Africa - KwaZulu-Natal Kruger National Park BIRD & MAMMAL TOUR SOUTH AFRICA: KWAZULU-NATAL PROVINCE AND KRUGER NATIONAL PARK October 09, 2016 Download Report
Madagascar Berenty Reserve THE BEST OF MADAGASCAR AND NORTHWEST AND BERENTY EXTENSIONS September 15, 2016 Download Report
Namibia Erongo Mountains, Etosha National Park NAMIBIA AND BOTSWANA CUSTOM TOUR March 14, 2017 Download Report
Canada - British Columbia Vancouver Island VANCOUVER ISLAND CUSTOM BIRDING TOUR August 17, 2017 Download Report
South Africa - Western Cape Rooiels, Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens, and Stony Point Cape Peninsula 1-day custom tour March 18, 2017 Download Report
South Africa WESTERN CAPE AND SUBTROPICAL SOUTH AFRICA CUSTOM TOUR WESTERN CAPE AND SUBTROPICAL SOUTH AFRICA CUSTOM TOUR March 11, 2017 Download Report
South Africa - Mpumalanga Wakkerstroom SOUTH AFRICA: WAKKERSTROOM CUSTOM TOUR September 22, 2017 Download Report
South Africa - Western Cape Cape Peninsula 9-DAY WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA, CUSTOM TOUR April 24, 2017 Download Report


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