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Bird watching holidays

From blue footed boobies in the Galapagos to Steller’s sea eagles in the Russian Far East, a ship-based expedition is the best way to reach the world’s most unique species of bird. Specialist birdwatching expeditions will take you off the beaten path, with on board ornithologists and naturalists to help you get the most out of your trip.

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Bird watching expeditions

Travelling by ship opens up a whole world of remote bird habitats and island sanctuaries that you simply can't reach by any other means of transport.

You don't have to be a serious bird watcher to enjoy destinations such as the Galapagos or Costa Rica, but if it is an interest of yours then we can recommend Silversea's specialist birding expeditions. These unique voyages will take you to destinations such as the sub-Antarctic islands of New Zealand, home to rare species such as the yellow-eyed penguin, or the utterly isolated islands of the Russian Far East, where you can see guillemots, Steller's sea eagles and Siberian rubythroats. You'll be accompanied by on board ornithologists and naturalists, as well as a collection of like-minded travellers and fellow enthusiasts who you can swap stories with at the end of each day.

Lindblad Expeditions also operate specialist bird watching cruises in Baja California and the Sea of Cortez, home to loggerhead shrikes, Gila woodpeckers and ash-throated flycatchers, while Un-Cruise Adventures offer some interesting itineraries to Costa Rica and the Panama Canal, a hotspot for species such as toucans, crested eagles and trogons.

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