Great Value, Great Trips

Birdwatching on a budget – see more for less. Guided family walks, 1-2-1’s and groups.

Proudly providing wildlife watching trips for over 10 years.

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BARGAIN BIRDING CLUB TRIPS

Places go fast so book early to avoid disappointment

Forest of Dean & WWT Slimbridge (SORRY FULLY BOOKED)

£495 per person

Fri 23 - Sun 25 February 2024

CYPRUS MIGRATION (SORRY FULLY BOOKED)

£1595 per person

Wed 27 March - Wed 3 April 2024

Storks, Bustards & The Arum Valley

(SORRY FULLY BOOKED)

£495 per person

Fri. 12 - Sun. 14 April 2024

Arrocampo & Gredos Mountains, Spain

(SORRY FULLY BOOKED)

£795 per person

DAY TRIP TO FRANCE

Sunday 19 May 2024 (Cancelled)

Suffolk & Norfolk Birds & Butterflies

(only 1 room left)

£995 per person

Wed 22 - Mon 27 May 2024

NORTH EAST BIRDING (Bass Rock & Farnes) SORRY FULLY BOOKED

£995 per person

Thur 13 - Sun 16 June 2024

Costa rica – grand wildlife tour

(SORRY FULLY BOOKED)

£1995 per person

Tues. 12 - Tue 26 November 2024

£1395 per person

Tue 12 - Sun 17 Sept. 2023

SOUTH AFRICA – KRUGER MAMMALS & BIRDS tour
(SORRY FULLY BOOKED)

£3695 per person

Tue. 14 – Sun. 26 November 2023

Somerset Levels (SORRY FULLY BOOKED)

£495 per person

Fri 5 - Sun 7 January 2024

north norfolk

£495 per person

Fri 26 - Sun 28 January 2024

WELCOME TO

Bargain Birding Club

Based in Kent, the Garden of England, Bargain Birding Club was set up in 2012 to run value for money bird watching trips for birders on a budget. So, if you have been inspired by nature programmes on TV, but then frustrated by the prices in the glossy ornithological holiday or nature trekking magazines, then ‘Bargain Birding Club’ is for you!

As well as our main itinerary on the Home page, we are available most Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays for guided walks or mini-breaks. Tell us when and where you would like to go birding.

 

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We maximise our time in the field to see birds and other wildlife

DISCOVER BIRDS IN …

THE GAMBIA

One of our most popular destinations.

See over 200 bird species in 1 week!

Bee-eaters, rollers & sunbirds.

Kingfishers, woodpeckers & flycatchers.

Birds of prey, owls &  nightjars.

WHAT OUR bargain BIRDERS HAVE TO SAY…

“Just wanted to say a big thank you to you for a great long weekend birding trip to the Forest of Dean and Slimbridge.”

“Everything was so well organised and we couldn’t have squeezed more in!”

“Great value for money!”

“I really enjoyed chatting to other people who have the same passion for birding”.

“I will definetly be booking again with you for another trip!”

Margaret Scourse

February 2023

“Excellent weekend birding in the Forest of Dean. The hotel was just fine, the rooms were comfy, quirky is good in my book!”

Carole Conquest

February 2023

“”Thank you so much for a great birding trip to the Somerset Levels”.

“The birds you helped me to see has given me a great start to the year – excellent birding trip, thank you!
Looking forward to the next trip!

MAGGIE WARD

January 2023

“My family and I have been blown away by the superb photographs! They’ve reminded me of all the ‘wow’ moments in an incredible adventure! I wasn’t quite sure what to expect with my last minute decision to join you for the African trip but, it was so much more than I could have hoped for”.

“A few times since we’ve been back home, I’ve wished we were in The Gambia reliving the amazing sights and enjoying the warmer climate! Thank you so much for a brilliant time, I look forward very much to trips with you in 2023!”

Maggie Ward

November 2022

“Thank you for organising such a wonderful 4 days in France. Argoules with its old buildings, wild flower meadow and family run Auberge was a perfect spot. You’d got together a great bunch of friendly, knowledgeable people and I learnt a good deal from them. The highlights for me would have to be our trip to Marquenterre, first sighting of a Crested Tit ,the confident Water Rail and my early morning walks by  the river surrounded by bird song. Enjoyed every bit of it”.

Liz Mason

May 2022

“Thank you once again for another enjoyable holiday in the East Midlands. Plenty of nice birds and lots of them had young. For us the best were the grey wagtail with four youngsters on the river Bradford, with a dipper as the encore”.

“We also enjoyed the prolonged views of Pied flycatcher together with the Redstarts. Many of the locations were new to us, but there were some familiar favourites as well. Thank you for all your hard work”.

Warren & Elizabeth Mann

May 2022

“What a brilliant action-packed trip to The Gambia. So many wonderful birds. Can’t wait for the next trip!”

Nigel Trower

November 2021

“My second trip to Gambia with BBC and it just gets better and better!”

Tim Rea

November 2021

“Thanks Rich for such a great week in Scotland. We couldn’t have asked for more. Superb birds, fabulous scenery and great company. Just perfect.”

Tracy & Scott Mantle

July 2021

“Thanks again for an enjoyable and memorable trip to Scotland. Loved the boat trip, the eagles & Troup Head”.

Tim Rea

July 2021

“Thank you so much for such a great holiday in Scotland, really enjoyed it!”

James Taylor

July 2021

“Thank you for all your efforts in making it such a super holiday in Norfolk, with lovely birds, nice weather and good company. The feeding terns seen on the boat trip at Blakeney were a terrific spectacle”.

Warren & Elizabeth Mann

May 2021

“Organisation and leadership were good, as was the hotel accommodation &
food – good value. We were taken to all the premier bird reserves and the
boat trip from Morston Quay was especially memorable seeing the diving
terns, red breasted merganser and seals resting up on the shore.”

Selwyn Dennis

May 2021

“Thank you Richard for another well organised, enjoyable trip. As well as
seeing so many birds, I enjoyed the other aspects of natural history – flowers,
insects, butterflies and damselflies.”

Pamela Goode

May 2021

“Many thanks for a great trip to Norfolk. It was so good to get away after all this awful time.”

Pamela Goode

October 2020

“I am just drawing breath after a fabulous trip to Norfolk! Thank you once again for putting together such a diverse and well managed programme in my favourite part of the country. I really enjoyed the whole trip. Here’s to the next time”.

Christine Baker

October 2020

“Thank you for organising a wonderful five days in France. Not only was the trip a lot of fun but we saw some wonderful birds. The Ruff in full breeding plumage was amazing!”

Liz Gregory

May 2019

“Ed and I thoroughly enjoyed The Gambia. Every trip we do with you gets hotter with more birds – really can’t be bad. Thank you so much for all your great organising. As birding holidays go these are second to none. Where are we going next?”

Lesley & Ed Woodhouse

February 2019

OUR GALLERY

A collection of photos and video clips taken on our trips.