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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Places go fast so book early to avoid disappointment

sorry fully booked Somerset Levels & Great Crane project

£375 per person

Fri. 14 – Sun. 16 January 2022

sorry fully booked Forest of Dean & Slimbridge

£375 per person

Fri. 18 – Sun. 20 February 2022

SORRY FULLY BOOKED Knepp & salisbury Storks & Bustards

£245 per person

Sat. 9 – Sun. 10 April 2022

SORRY FULLY BOOKED Bank Holiday Birding in North France

£645 per person

Fri. 29 April – Mon. 2 May 2022

Orchid & Butterfly weekend in Kent

£70 per person (self-drive)

Sat. 14 – Sun. 15 May 2022

SORRY FULLY BOOKED East Midlands Birding

£595 per person

Thur. 19 – Sun. 22 May 2022

Birds, butterfies & seals in Norfolk

£645 per person

Thur. 2 – Sun. 5 June 2022

Orchid & butterfly weekend in Kent

£100 per person (inc. dinner)

Sat. 18 – Sun. 19 June 2022

sorry fully booked  Highlands & islands  of scotland (10 days)

£1995 per person

Fri. 8 – Sun. 17 July 2022

Orchid & Butterfly weekend in kent

£70 per person (self-drive)

Sat. 23 – Sun. 24 July 2022

The Gambia & Senegal (11 days / 10 nights)

£2195 per person

Tue. 8 – Fri. 18 November 2022


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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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 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.”

Tracey & 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


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