The Big Garden Birdwatch is scheduled for the 26th and 27th January 2019. This is an important year for the organizers, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds; it’s 40 years old.
Birdwatching is not a new pastime; it has been popular for many years. But, you don’t have to stay in the UK to do this. It’s easy to get cheap flights birdwatching and experience some of these exotic destinations; just make sure you have your bird guidebook with you.
Raptors and storks are the exceptions in the bird world, they migrate in the daytime. Grab a cheap flight here and watch these majestic birds travelling from Europe to Africa. Of course, you’ll want to be here in the spring or the autumn to see this amazing sight.
The Serengeti, Brazil
The Hyacinth Macaw is one of the largest and the loudest parrots in the world; you’ll know it’s arriving as soon as it opens its mouth. But, it is also a stunningly beautiful bird and surprisingly rare. This macaw has a deep, intense, blue plumage and a flash of sunflower yellow across its body.
The reason that this is such a good place to see this macaw is simple. As the dry season comes towards its end each year there is very little water for the wildlife. They all have to congregate here.
As well as these stunning macaws there are hundreds of other birds and animals, including jaguars and crocodiles. Book your flight and be there in September to be awe-inspired.
Tancho Tango, Japan
The red-crowned crane, also known as the tancho; lives in this area of Japan. But, although it’s not alone, the real treat is if you visit in winter. You’ll see the crane performing its mating dance. Considering these cranes can be over 5 feet tall and performs ballet, you’ll be surprised and mesmerized.
Papua New Guinea
You’ve probably already seen a glimpse of this place on the Attenborough in Paradise documentary. Grab cheap birdwatching flights and check out the 38 different types of birds of paradise. You’ll find males waving fluffy tails and displaying huge throat feather in order to attract the females attention.
These birds also dance! The best part is that this is a summertime treat, you can watch in the warmth of July.
It’s not just giant tortoises that live here. In fact, Galapagos has one of the richest and most diverse ranges of birds and animals anywhere in the world.
This is the place to visit to see Darwin’s finches, albatrosses, tropic birds, and frigates. Again, you’ll want to make a trip in the summer for this one.
King Eider Vortex, Norway
The sea here is both freezing and boiling thanks to the thermal springs under the seabed. This is where you can see the sea ducks, auks and the king eider vortex; a duck that has a powder blue crown, minty green cheeks, a bright red bill and an orange blush on its face.
Check out cheap flights birdwatching in March to experience this.
Troglodyte Rockfowls in Ghana
These rockfowls live in a community within caves. The bird is black and white but extremely odd to look at, its head is too small and its legs extremely skinny but it has one of the largest bills of any bird.
This is the only place you’ll find them in the world, it’s worth the trip.
The final place to grab cheap flights birdwatching is South Georgia where you’ll find up to 250,000 king penguins. All of them are waiting to moult and be able to get into the water. You can also see gentoo penguins, elephant seals and even watch the albatross fly overhead; it’s a magical destination between November and March for any birdwatcher.
Book your cheap flights for birdwatching to one of these destinations today at Sky-Tours and you won’t be disappointed!