Simon’s popular birding and wildlife day tours are aimed at beginners and experienced birdwatchers and wildlife watchers. There is a continuous programme of walks running throughout the year which enables you to observe the seasonal changes in our wonderful natural history, and migration of birds in the UK. 

Each venue has been chosen to cover as many species as possible, and guidance will be given on identification, species information and habitats, and a chance to enjoy and experience the fantastic countryside and natural history across the South-east. Walks will be taken at a leisurely pace ensuring a relaxed and enjoyable day outdoors. Each tour itinerary is designed to be flexible in order for the group to see and hear the most species, or most interesting species, depending on the area.

Please book early to avoid disappointment. 

PLEASE NOTE: costs and times vary.


Saturday 13th – 10:00-14:00 – £15pp

Summer Downland Wildlife3 PLACES AVAILABLE

Explore the chalk grassland on the mid-Kent North Downs enjoying butterflies and wildflowers in one of Europe’s rarest habitats. Key butterflies include the Silver Spotted Skipper, plus Chalkhill and Adonis Blues. Farmland and woodland birds are also possible including Yellowhammer, woodpeckers, finches, and birds of prey.

Likely distance = 2-3 miles.


Saturday 8th – 09:00-14:00 – £15pp

Autumn Birdwatching on Sheppey2 PLACES AVAILABLE

Spend a day on the Isle of Sheppey enjoying autumn migration. We will visit a few locations depending on what has been seen recently, including Elmley and/or Leysdown. Autumn migrants are possible including warblers, flycatchers, and chats, plus we will also find birds of prey, farmland and wetland birds.

Likely distance = 2-4 miles.

Saturday 29h – 10:00-14:00 – £15pp

Birdwatching on the White Cliffs1 PLACE AVAILABLE

A spectacular location to watch birds, and enjoy autumn migration. Exact locations will be confirmed closer to the date. Autumn migrants may include warblers, flycatchers, and finches, but anything could turn up. There is also a chance to see seabirds, Raven, Black Redstart, and birds of prey such as Peregrine.

Likely distance = 4-5 miles.


Saturday 19th – 09:30-14:00 – £15pp

Autumn Birding at Dungeness1 PLACE AVAILABLE

Guided birdwatching at Dungeness at one of the most exciting times of year, with spring migrants beginning to arrive and some wintering birds remaining. We will visit the best locations for recent birding highlights.

Likely distance = 4-5 miles.


Saturday 3rd – 10:00-15:00 – £16pp

Christmas At Wakehurst Place1 PLACE AVAILABLE

Back after popular demand, warm your souls with the winter birding delights of Wakehurst Place. Explore the beautiful gardens and walk amongst the magnificent trees in search of woodland birds. The grounds here are great for woodpeckers, thrushes, tits, and in the past, we have seen Hawfinch, Marsh Tit and Kingfisher.

Likely distance = 3 miles.

To book please send an email to stating the date and venue of the session(s), number of places required, name(s) of the participants, a contact phone number(s), a next of kin contact, and any dietary requirements.

Payments are required in full to secure your place on a trip, these are non-refundable if you, the participant, cancels within 3 days of the trip. In the case that the event has to be cancelled, a date will be rearranged or a full refund will be made. The fee is payable by cheque, PayPal or direct bank transfer – further details will be supplied at the time of booking. For enquiries please contact Simon via the email address above.

  • A maximum of 10 participants will be booked on each trip.
  • Hot drinks and a snack will be provided on most trips (but not all).
  • Most of the day trips are easy walks (c.1-3 miles) at a gentle pace over mostly flatterrain. Simon will notify participants of any challenging terrain when booking.
  • A variety of trails will be walked on so please wear sturdy waterproof walking shoesor boots. Wellies are recommended if we have had recent wet weather.
  • Travel to each venue by own transport. Directions and other information will be sentto you up to 24 hours before the trip.

HOW TO BOOK: Please fill out the form below, and I will be in contact.

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Want a birdwatching day trip in and around Kent that is custom-made just for you?  We can offer you your perfect tailor-made day’s birdwatching.

Perhaps there are specific locations you’d really like to explore?  Or maybe there are special bird species you’d like to look for?  Would you like a wader ID day to get to grips with confusion species?  Or maybe you’d simply like to take your time and enjoy a leisurely day watching birds with time for a nice lunch too.

A custom birdwatching trip gives us the chance to tailor the day so that it is perfect for you.  Alternatively if you think this is something a loved-one would enjoy, Gift Vouchers can be provided and a date can be arranged later.

Please Contact Me for more information

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