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Guided Birding Trips

 
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Customized Bird Guiding

I usually guide privately several times a year, and in recent years, I have focussed increasingly on private guiding that is tailor-made to the interests, expectations and experience of individual clients, couples, and small groups of friends.


Guiding has enabled me to share some of the most incredible and sought-after birds with hundreds of international birders and has provided me with intimate knowledge of numerous birding hotspots. As well as private guiding, I currently lead tours for Limosa and WildWings, and have worked for companies such as Birdtour Asia and Birdquest in the past. Please Click here to see more about my experience.

My main aim is to provide you with a professional guide to accompany you on your birding trips, whether you are an individual, a couple, or a small group of friends. I am also always excited to assist birders with arrangements and guiding trips to less-known destinations for particular target bird species. If you are interested in organised tours with fixed dates, please visit the Limosa site here.

(photo Bornean Bristlehead, Sabah, Malaysia ©Nigel Voaden).

Asian Dowitcher (c) Roger & Liz Charlwoo

Why hire a professional guide?

Hiring a professional bird guide instead of going on an organised bird tour gives you the flexibility to plan your day according to your needs, stay in the accommodation of your choice and travel in vehicles that best suit you.

You can get up at a time that suits you, spend as long as you want searching for a particular species, take a siesta, or change your plans on the go, and even alter your itinerary, something that you can rarely do on any organised tour. It also means that you do not have to carry a telescope and tripod around all day, since this is something that a guide can do. 

(photo Asian Dowitcher, Mongolia ©Roger Charlwood).

Frank Lambert Birding Borneo Whitehead's

Planning your birding trips

Whilst I am not a bird tour agent, I can undertake various tasks on your behalf prior to your trip, such as proposing a customized itinerary according to your needs, or finding and communicating with a local tour agent to organise all or some aspects of your trip. When necessary, I work with a small network of experienced agents who regularly organise birding trips, and in whom I trust.

(photo Whitehead's Broadbill, Sabah, Borneo ©Cecilia Verkley).

Finding Rare Birds

As a keen birder who has seen well over 8,000 species, I have visited many remote birding destinations in search of highly localised species, so my knowledge of where to find particular bird species is exceptional. Hence if you need a guide to assist you in finding a particular bird or set of birds, please get in touch and I may be able to help. 

(photo: Colourful Puffleg, Colombia ©Nigel Voaden)

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The following photos depict birds that I have found for clients or friends on various trips

 

Philippine Eagle

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Mindanao ©Nigel Voaden

Biak Paradise Kingfisher

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West Papua ©Nigel Voaden

Oberholser's Fruit Dove

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Halmahera ©Frank Lambert

 

Altai Snowcock

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Mongolia ©Tumendelga Humbaa

Pink-headed Warbler

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Chiapas, Mexico ©Nigel Voaden

Stoliczka's Bushchat

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India ©Frank Lambert

 

Satanic Nightjar

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Sulawesi ©Frank Lambert

Spectacled Eider

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Alaska ©Nigel Voaden

White-naped Monarch

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Halmahera ©Frank Lambert

 

Pemba White-eye

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Tanzania ©Nigel Voaden

Ochre-bellied Boobook

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Sulawesi ©Frank Lambert

Three-toed Jacamar

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Brazil ©Nigel Voaden