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.