Reviews

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Hi Richard, just a quick note to say thanks  for a fabulous trip in southern France from the Camargue to The Pyrenees.
It was another great trip with memorable moments and sightings!
Many thanks for helping us to spot as many birds and wildlife as possible 👍
Very much looking forward to South Africa now!

Maggie Ward

September 2023

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What a brilliant trip to the South of France.

I loved the birds of prey in particular and we saw Booted Eagle, Bonelli’s Eagle, Short-toed Eagle, Golden Eagle, Lammergier, Griffon Vulture, Goshawk, Osprey, Marsh Harrier, Black Kite, Red Kite, Red-footed Falcon, Eleanora’s Falcon, Peregrine Falcon, Lesser Kestrel, Common Kestrel, Sparrowhawk and Hobby.

AMAZING!

Nigel Trowther

September 2023

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It’s been a few days since our return  from a very enjoyable trip. 
 
After what has been a rather difficult year it was good to get away; highlights, for me, being our time in the Pyrenees
 
I would like to thank you for a very well organised trip and all the help you gave me throughout.
Looking forward to the next

Richard Marchese

September 2023

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I was very excited to be going to Scotland but it was so much more than I could have imagined!
The places we went to, the scenery, the wildlife, the adventures were just incredible! 
Thank you so much for capturing superb photographs for us.
I look forward to many more birding trips with BBC in the future.

Maggie Ward

July 2023

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 “Thank you so much for another brilliant birding trip to France!

As usual, great attention to detail, excellent location, marvelous reserves and amazing sightings!

I look forward very much to going on your future birdwatching trips – it’s always guaranteed to be a great experience!”.

Maggie Ward

May 2023

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“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

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“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

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”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

November 2022

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“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

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“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 a 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

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“Report is it’s usual high standard with info on all the places we visited in the East Midlands. Lovely reminder of a great trip. Looking forward to the next one”.

Pamela Goode

May 2022

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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

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“Can I say what a great trip it was, and you guided it brilliantly. The guests were very friendly and incredibly knowledgeable. They too helped to make it a great weekend. The accommodation helped too. I would certainly recommend you use the Auberge again. For me the highlight of the trip was, of course, Marquenterre – what an excellent site! Thank you once again, and I look forward to further trips with you in the not to distant future.” 

Geoff Bakewell

May 2022

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“We just wanted to say how much we enjoyed the holiday. The weather, the people, the hotel, and the itinerary were all great. Many thanks for all your hard work and effort, which resulted in us having four terrific days and seeing some wonderful birds. We are looking forward to seeing you again in a few weeks time.” 

Warren & Elizabeth Mann

May 2022

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“We had a lovely trip to France staying in pretty Argoules, courtesy of Bargain Birding Club. Marquenterre was the highlight of our stay for me where I got my first good sightings of Crested Tit as well as a great heronry with White Storks, Spoonbill and Egrets”. 

Tracey & Scott Mantle

May 2022

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“Thank you very much for such a wonderful trip! It was very well organised, the hotel was fantastic, the people were friendly and great fun to be with and we saw such an amazing array of birds. We even had 4 species that were new to us. It was a great pleasure to go on a birding holiday again. Thanks again for a fantastic trip. We look forward to the next one”. 

Rob & Lorna Reid

May 2022

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“Many thanks for the trip report and wonderful pics of what we saw. I would like to add my thanks for a splendid weekend and for all your hard work in ‘finding’ so many lovely birds for us to see. The highlights for me were seeing kingfisher, so many mandarin (male and female) and pintail at Slimbridge.”

Judith Brown

March 2022

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“Fantastic pictures capturing a really great Storks & Bustards weekend! Great organisation and perfect birding locations! Thanks also to everyone for their lovely company!”

Maggie Ward

April 2022

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“Thanks Richard for a very enjoyable Storks & Bustards weekend. Looking forward to the East Midlands trip next month.”

Pamela Goode

April 2022

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“Great Storks & Bustards trip, we really enjoyed it. To finish with the Dartford Warbler was our highlight”.

Robin & Jan Cansfield

April 2022

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“Thank you so much for a terrific weekend amid storm and tempest we barely got damp. So many birds! Well done for driving in such conditions, you must be exhausted. God bless. A brilliant trip!”

Carol & David Conquest

March 2022

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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

May. 2019

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Just to tell you how much Elizabeth and I enjoyed the Norfolk trip and to say thank you for all your hard work. We managed to cover a good number of reserves, saw some lovely birds, had a great time and all at a relaxed pace.

Warren & Elizabeth Mann

May. 2019

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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

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Thanks for a great trip. It was good to be back in Africa again with all its surprises. Very many thanks for a great report and photos. I look forward to another trip assuming I can persuade Mrs F. to look after the dogs!

Tim Freeman

Feb. 2019

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I just would like to say what a wonderful trip this was! Amazing birds found and great company too! Thank you both very much for all your efforts to make this such a memorable trip and look forward to joining you again in the future.

Chris Crickmore

Sept. 2018

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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

Lesley Frizell & Ed Woodhouse

Feb. 2019

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Thank you for a memorable stay in N. Ireland. I couldn’t have chosen a pleasanter bunch of folk to spend time with if I’d picked them myself. My break was wonderful. The weather was glorious, I had fun, learned a great deal and enjoyed being back in the country I was brought up in. You make an excellent team. All the very best.

Elizabeth Mason,

July. 2018