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UK DAY TOURS

All Year

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Various UK day tours. See below for an introduction, or click on the Common Redstart for the seasonal tours.

Introducing our new scheduled Day Trips in Britain
With global travel being so severely impacted by Covid-19, we thought it would be helpful to provide a series of day trips during the coming year, led by Lance and Nick, to a selection of excellent British birding destinations. With Yorkshire and the Humber, and Dorset and surrounding counties being our home bases, we believe we can offer an intimate look at some wonderful habitats and a great selection of birds throughout the seasons.

The birding and wildlife on offer in Britain can be just as exciting and rewarding as that to be found abroad. Many of us, prompted by current limitations on foreign travel, have been discovering a renewed interest in our own country, perhaps for its beautiful scenery and warm hospitality or for its wildlife and birding spectacles. Being able to share this in a small group setting, whilst adhering to any Covid regulations in place at the time, we hope to enable our clients to reconnect with nature and provide a satisfying way of continuing our wonderful hobby.

For each trip we would provide a rendezvous point and time, usually after the morning rush hour (though possibly earlier for some trips) from where, after meeting and greeting, we would explore one or more neighbouring sites for the remainder of the day. We will usually conclude around late afternoon, though half day trips are perfectly feasible. Depending on the coronavirus restrictions in place at the time, clients would be expected to bring their own vehicle for the day.

Lance and Nick look forward to welcoming and guiding you again, enjoying a few hours together at some of Britain's finest birding locations.

Cost and Booking
Please e-mail or phone us to check first on availability for each day trip. The price of our one-day specials will be £55 per person, half days for £35. Once we confirm your place, payment can then be made by banking transfer to our account (details on the booking page of this website), or by cheque, or even cash on the day.

Customer chosen day trips and possible extensions to trips to 2 days and more
If the date we have scheduled for a day trip is not convenient for you, and you would like to select your own, then that's fine. Please just contact us to discuss this option and subject to our availability we'll put on a new trip especially for you, again led by ourselves, under the same arrangements as above.

You may also have an alternative destination in mind for a day trip. Again, that's no problem. Please just contact us to discuss this option. We would help organise the day out and provide your guiding on the day.

Extensions to any of our one-day trips - it's up to you
If you would like to spend more than one day at the destination, please let us know and we can offer extensions of one or more days subject to it being mutually convenient for you and ourselves. Please just let us know and we will tailor the extra days into an even more fulfilling trip.

Base prices will be generally be on a pro-rata basis for each extra day, though we would be obliged to pass on additional costs incurred by your Birding Abroad guide having to stay away from home as part of your package.

Safety compliance and Day Trip arrangements
It is imperative that we all remain safe in these troubling times. To that end we intend to follow strictly any guidelines in place at the time of the trip. You should not join a day trip if you or someone that you have been in close contact with, has displayed symptoms of Covid-19 during the previous 14 days. Equally you should not join a day trip if you receive an alert from the NHS Track and Trace. Please let us know if you become ineligible as above and we will ensure you receive a full refund.

At the time of booking we will provide you with our chosen meeting point and our personal contact details to ensure we can liaise and meet easily. You may need your own vehicle depending on Covid restrictions applicable at the time. Please bring your own packed lunch and drinks (though when possible, we will take a short comfort break at a café where there will be time for a snack).

Come prepared for any changes in the weather, this is Britain of course! with adequate footwear and outdoor clothing. Being able to 'layer up and down' according to the prevailing weather is always the best strategy

On the day, please ensure you follow Covid rules with regard to wearing face masks, washing hands (have sanitiser with you) and on social distancing. We will do our very best to ensure that you get the best views of birds and wildlife, so don't forget your optics. We do have spare binoculars we can bring along if necessary.

 
LANCE DEGNAN
14 Fiddlers Drive, Armthorpe
DONCASTER, South Yorkshire, DN3 3TT.
Tel: 01302 835094 email: lance@birdingabroad.com
NICK WHITEHOUSE
18 Cucklington Gardens, Muscliff,
BOURNEMOUTH, Dorset, BH9 3QS.
Tel: 01202 514575 email: nick@birdingabroad.com