Day trips & holidays

Each year we organise day trips and holidays for our members.

The cost of the trip is kept to a minimum, whilst still making a small profit for SBBOT.

Please note that all trips require payment in advance to secure a place and you can also book at the Field Centre.

Enquiries can also be sent to us at sbbotmail@gmail.com

 


 

Coach Trip to the Bird Fair at Rutland

Thursday August 15th and Friday August 16th 2019

Price: £100 per person

The coach will leave the Observatory at 06.00 sharp on the 15th and travel to the Rutland Nature Reserve. We should have at least half a day there, before travelling to the North Peterborough Premier Inn for an overnight stay, bed and breakfast. On the 16th we will spend the whole day at the fair before returning to the Observatory, arriving at approximately 19.30.

Booking forms will be available shortly together with a request for payment. 

 


 

Spotted Sandgrouse

Morocco with Sandwich Bird Tours

First two weeks of September 2019

Price: £1,700 plus flight based on twin sharing. Single supplement £200.

A donation will be made to Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory Trust from the profits of this trip.

Birding on the coast, High Atlas and the Sahara Desert. (See itinerary and trip report from 2016 which will be roughly the same.)

Fully inclusive including bus to Gatwick. (Flight can range from £80-£200) Non-refundable deposit £200 made out to J H Van der Dol once we have enough people to run. Maximum number 16 guests.

Leader Gary Stewart and local guide Mohammed Zaki plus driver. Local transport in small bus according to number of people travelling.

Once flights have been chosen, passengers have to buy the flights themselves. This is a legal requirement. All passengers must have full insurance.

Trip report – www.sandwichbirdtours.co.uk/trip_reports/20161017morocco_trip_report.pdf

Contact –john.vanderdol1@btinternet.com

PLEASE NOTE THAT SANDWICH BIRD TOURS IS RUN BY JOHN VAN DER DOL AND HAS NO CONNECTION WITH SANDWICH BAY BIRD OBSERVATORY TRUST (SBBOT)

See the video below to see one of Gary’s previous trips to Morocco.

 


 

Isles of Scilly

October 3rd – 12th 2019

Price: £1245 for single occupancy, £1110 for people sharing.

Another chance to visit the most beautiful islands in Britain, full of exotic sub-tropical vegetation, and to see some of their exciting birds, including the chance of real rarities.

Our fifth visit!

Led by an expert guide with detailed knowledge of the islands. Fine accommodation overlooking the sea and great all-round value.

 


 

Goa with Sandwich Bird Tours

11th – 25th November 2019

Price: £2,090Single supplement £300.

A donation will be made to Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory Trust from the profits of this trip.

Situated along the Western Ghats in Western India, Goa is much influenced by Portugese culture and has a long list of spectacular birds, many of which are endemic to the region. Sandwich Bird Tours has run four trips here in the early 1990’s and we are proposing to visit again under the leadership of Gary Stewart and our local agent Lloyd Fernandes. We will cover all the main birding areas including the coast, hills and forests of North Goa in order to get a long list of superb birds.

Early booking is essential for us to secure our preferred hotels and flights, as Goa is extremely popular with westerners in winter.

Prices based on a bed and breakfast basis and includes flights and bus to Gatwick. (Meals are cheap in the many restaurants available). Price may rise if we book too late for existing deals. Non-refundable Deposit – £200 payable to J H Van der Dol once we have enough people to run. All passengers must have full insurance.

Contact –john.vanderdol1@btinternet.com

PLEASE NOTE THAT SANDWICH BIRD TOURS IS RUN BY JOHN VAN DER DOL AND HAS NO CONNECTION WITH SANDWICH BAY BIRD OBSERVATORY TRUST (SBBOT)

 


 

 

Past Trip Reports:

 

Islay.

A six Day Bird Watching holiday to Islay, the southernmost island of the Inner Hebrides of Scotland.

CLICK HERE to see our trip report from February 2019.

Wales.

A five Day Bird Watching holiday to Llandudno.

CLICK HERE to see our trip report from January 2019.

Slavonian Grebe by Mike Vurley

Northumberland.

CLICK HERE to see our trip report from June 2018

The Farne Islands lie two to three miles off the Northumberland coast midway between the fishing village of Seahouses and the magnificent Castle of Bamburgh. As well as a large colony of Grey Seals, it is arguably the most famous Sea Bird Sanctuary in the British Isles where you can see Puffins, Razorbills, Guillemots and Shags nesting.

See Countrywide Productions’ video below to see how special this area is for wildlife.

Isles of Scilly.

CLICK HERE to see our trip report from April 2018.

CLICK HERE to see our trip report from October 2017.
Scilliesppl

Costa Rica.

Click HERE to see our trip report from March 2017.

From a holiday to Costa Rica

Bulgaria.

Click HERE to see our trip report from May 2015.

bulgaria