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This unique Birdfair 2018 Exhibitor Special Offers summary is for those wildlife lovers venturing to Rutland to not only celebrate the Birdfairs 30th Anniversary, but also hoping to pick up a special offer along the way.  Here is a unique summary of what is on offer during the second last weekend of August (Friday 17th to Sunday 19th August 2018).  This Birdfair special offer summary is only based on those Blue Sky Wildlife clients who are also exhibiting at this years Birdfair.

You may be in for a nice surprise if you are seeking to book your next wildlife tour or ecotourism holiday for a great price.  Special offers include discounts upto 16% + donations to the Birdfair tours booked during this unique conservation event.

If you are already considering a trip to Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Peru, South Africa or Spain, check out a number of special offers already announced by a number of Blue Sky Wildlife listings who will be exhibiting later this month. Watch this space as more offers to be announced leading upto the Birdfair weekend.

Inglorious Bustards – Spain (Marquee 1, Stand 28)

Inglorious Bustards offer birding and wildlife tours with a difference, specialising in chilled-out adventures all along the East Atlantic Flyway, infused with relaxation, fun, local culture and delicious food. At this year’s Birdfair, Niki Williamson and Simon Tonkin, located Marquee 1, Stand 28 are offering a 16% discount + a £50 donation to the Birdfair on a specially selected tour, until sold out. “The Unknown Vulture Spectacle! – Ronda and the Straits” runs from 17th – 23rd October 2018.  Normal price is £1,190 per person for seven days.  If you book during the Birdfair, you will pay just £999 and they will donate £50 to the Birdfair cause! More info

Kolibri Expeditions – Peru (Marquee 2, Stands 48/49)

Kolibri Expeditions offer a variety of birding and bird photography tours throughout Peru tailored to fit your schedule and tiered pricing that is budget friendly. At this year’s British Birdfair they will be offering a discount on 2 special tours to celebrate their 20th anniversary – Big Month with celebrity guest guides and Nigel and Gunnar’s Peru Bird Party, with BBC documentary host Nigel Marven. The Kolibri Expeditions BIG MONTH 20th Anniversary & Bird Fair Special Offer is a once in a lifetime and unique birding opportunity where participants will attempt to 1100 species of all of Peru’s 1860 recorded species in one month, this way setting a new one calendar month record for one country.  More info

Iberian Lynx Land – Spain (Marquee 2, Stands 60)

Iberian Lynx Land offers real wilderness experiences in the Jaen province – the greenest of Spain’s provinces, Morocco and Ecuador led by a professional team of local guides. Jose Luis Sánchez Balsera will be located on the Andalucia Wildlife guides in Marquee 2, Stand 60 and is offering a 10% discount off any bookings to Spain and 5% off bookings to Ecuador and Morocco confirmed during the Birdfair. More info

Photo credit: Iberian Lynx Land

Jaguarundi Travel – Colombia (Marquee 5, Stands 12/13/14/15)

Jaguarundi Travel is a sustainable and responsible Colombian tour operator who offer custom and set departure wildlife tours including birding, wildlife, culture, archaeology and photography.  René Montero will be based in the ProColombia stand (Marquee 5, Stands 12/13/14/15) and is offering a 15% discount all tours booked during the Birdfair. More info

Birding Expeditions – Guatemala (Marquee 5, S20/21)

Birding Expeditions offer tailored birding, wildlife and photography tours in the Mayan World and at this year’s British Birdfair (17th to 19th August 2018) they will be offering two exclusive offers – The Birds of Guatemala – Highlands and Lowlands (Peten) & Antigua. Lily and Benedicto Grijalva from Birding Expeditions will be located within the Guatemala Tourism Stand (Marquee 5, S20/21). More info

Lawson’s Custom Safaris – South Africa (Marquee 6, Stand 15/16)

Lawson’s Birding, Wildlife and Custom Safaris are celebrating their 29th anniversary and are South Africa’s original birding outfit, offering top class set-departure and custom birding and wildlife safaris in Southern Africa. They have been attending the Birdfair for over 20 years.  At this year’s Birdfair Lawson’s are offering a 5% discount on Namibia / Botswana set-departures and a 10% discount on all of their South African set-departures between November 2018 and March 2019. You can find them in Marquee 6, Stands 44 & 45.  More info

Bellavista Cloud Forest – Ecuador (Marquee 7, Stand 31)

Richard Parsons, owner of Bellavista Cloud Forest will be located in Marquee 7 Stand 37 and is offering a 10% discount on any Bellavista Cloud Forest Lodge booking, or any birding or wildlife tour organised by Bellavista booked during the Birdfair. For example Back Roads Bird Roads is a 10 day tour to maximise the experience of northwestern Ecuador’s avian diversity!  While the Northwestern Ecuador Birds Galore is a 5 day tour of the Birding Bonanza adds a night away from  Bellavista for birding at lower elevations, discovering Choco Toucan, Collared Aracari, Rufous and Broad-billed Motmot, Manakins, Glistening-green Tanager, Choco Warbler, and MUCH more. More info

Birding Extremadura – Spain (Marquee 7, Stand 51/52)

Martin Kelsey has led over 100 private tours in Extremadura, one of Europe’s top birding destinations, and together with his partner Claudia, run a guesthouse for birders in the heart of Extremadura. Martin has been attending the Birdfair for the last 15 years.  At this year’s Birdfair Martin will be based at the Extremadura Tourist Board stand, located Marquee 7, Stands 51/52.  They are offering a £200 Birdfair discount for the Extremadura’s Winter Spectacular Tour in 2018 and 2019 booked by two people during the Birdfair 2018. For private groups of three or more, the same discount of £100 per person will apply. More info

Photo credit: Birding Extremadura

Must See Blue Sky Wildlife Birdfair Exhibitors

The Glastonbury of Birdwatching will be playing out under eight massive marquees over 3 days (Friday 17thto Sunday 19th August 2018).

So which “acts” do you see?  To add to the mix, there are well over 250 wildlife tour operators and companies to choose from, some of which are located on tourism board stands and then there is the extensive choice of lectures and presentations playing out across the Birdfair site to consider as well.

Blue Sky Wildlife has put together our recommended “must see” exhibitor list of local wildlife specialists (also listed on Blue Sky Wildlife) for those either short on time and not really sure where to start.  Read more

Birdfair 2018 Information

For more information on Birdfair 2018, including opening times, lectures and ticket information, visit www.birdfair.org.uk

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