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Ribble Bird Tours has been running holidays for bird watchers since April 1999 and have visited numerous countries around the world including Spain, France, Hungary, Poland, Finland, Norway, Iceland, USA, Nepal, South Africa, New Zealand, Greece, Bulgaria and Ireland as well as all corners of the UK. We have shown many hundreds of clients fantastic birds and other wildlife on more than 100 tours. Here is what some of them had to say about us and our holidays...

‘Thanks for the superb book – it will serve as a reminder of a magical trip to Mallorca’
JC (Harrogate)

‘Many thanks for such a super holiday in Florida – a greatly enjoyable learning curve !’
A & A J (Clitheroe)

‘Many thanks for an excellent time in Poland’
A & C J (Grange over Sands)

‘Many thanks to yourself and Len for a super birding holiday. We both thoroughly enjoyed it and hope to join you again before too long’
A & DW (Warton)

‘Just a note to thank you for the super birding trip to Northumberland. I really enjoyed every part of it – the birding, the companionship and the hotel were all great’
PL (Morecambe)

‘Many thanks for a wonderful holiday. Everyone really enjoyed themselves’
MS ( Doncaster RSPB group ).

‘I would like to thank you for giving me a splendid holiday. I enjoyed it thoroughly. There was good company, good accommodation and of course very good birds. I really didn’t believe I would see everything I wanted so congratulations are in order for yourself'
Andy and Pekka. MB (Norfolk)

‘Thanks for a lovely holiday – now packing for the next one !’
B&BO (Manchester)

‘Just a few words to say thank you for a wonderful three day break. Needless to say we were not at all disappointed as everything was wonderful and miraculously everything you said would be seen was seen. We look forward forward to hearing from you soon and seeing you again on another one of your trips'
D&J D-M (Blackpool)

‘First of all can you pass on my thanks to Graham and the lads for the Lesvos trip – they were fantastic…..what we saw was phenomenal’
PP (Stockport)

‘Thank you for a most enjoyable birdwatching holiday in Mallorca. It exceeded all my expectations and I hope that if the Doncaster group plan another trip with you I will be with them……Many thanks once again to you and your two colleagues Martin and Neil, for a wonderful trip.’
JC (Harrogate)

‘…a big thank you for a really great trip. The birds were fantastic, we are truly hooked and your organisation was excellent. How you had the patience to be so considerate to everyone I don’t know ! Thank you Stuart we thoroughly enjoyed the experience.'
I & J E (Preston)

‘Stuart – thanks for a wonderful birding experience it came beyond our expectations'
M&E (Doncaster)

‘Just a few lines following our trip to Florida to say a thank you for your efforts before and during the trip. The relaxed easy going style was very successful and we certainly finished up with a good list of birds.’
E&NJ (Bury)

‘Wonderful – a holiday to remember’
J & G (Doncaster)
‘Had a really wonderful time and enjoyed it enormously’
M&G P (London)
‘Many thanks for looking after your geriatric group and for finding great birds’
SC (Doncaster)
‘Just to say thank you for such a wonderful birding trip holiday to Florida’
IW (Lockerbie)

‘We would both like to thank you very much for such a wonderful holiday on the recent Ribble Bird Tours trip to Mallorca. As fairly new members of the RSPB we were somewhat apprehensive as this kind of holiday was a first for us. However, everything was so well organised and we were guided so expertly through each day we enjoyed every minute. Please also send our thanks to Graham and Martin who were also very helpful and full of interesting information. We found we learned so much and came back full of enthusiasm for the next trip.’
T&JC (Lytham)

‘Many thanks for a wonderful holiday to Florida and so many star birds and wonderful views of everything. Hope to travel with you again.'
EJ (Leeds)

‘Our thanks for another great birding holiday – loved the Little Tern.’
JW (St Annes on Sea)

‘I thought of writing a ‘balanced’ account of your Hungary trip – but have given up because there is nothing to criticise. What a fabulous ( will go down in legend ) 8 days. Perfect weather, relaxing hospitality, good fun, characterful group members, spectacular views of stunning birds – thanks to clued up leaders.’
ER (Accrington)

‘Thanks again for a memorable birding trip. All the accommodation was first class as was the food ( apart from a world shortage of Birds Custard !). You couldn’t have had two better co leaders in Andy and Pekka…’
ER (Crosby)

‘Just a quick line to say how much we enjoyed the Florida trip. We appreciated all the hard work that you put into ensuring that we saw as many birds as possible during daylight hours and even beyond ! Sorry we didn’t give you any rest time, we did feel guilty ( honest ). Even on our last day when you could have taken us to the airport and called it a day you took us birdwatching which no other tour leaders would have done. Don’t forget to keep us informed of your future trips.'
W&GW (Driffield)

‘…many thanks for a simply brilliant trip to Florida. It was all I had anticipated. Wow, how about that then for a satisfied customer ? I look forward to travelling with you again.’
JW (Leeds)

‘Thank you again for a magical trip to Lesvos – good company, friendly natives, perfect weather and light for viewing an amazing variety of birds and expert, sharp eyed leaders with amazing patience and a great sense of humour. Regards to your Ribble Birders – a great crowd.'
ER (Crosby)

‘I’d just thought I’d scribble a few lines to tell you how much Irene and I enjoyed our holiday with you in Mallorca. Everything was well organised ( from the customers point of view anyway ! ) – even the snails in the soup were tasty ! Really it all went very well. You took us to some fascinating places and we had a very pleasant hotel as a base….the company was great, the scenery magnificent and we both really enjoyed it – even though we didn’t know a Cetti’s from a Marmora’s. You both did us proud with your freely imparted knowledge of birds...'
R & IE (Southport)

‘...seriously thanks for a brilliant holiday…really lived up to his reputation as being the best and most informative bird guide in Europe ( apart from yourself that is ! ) See you on another trip soon.'
JC (Chorley)

‘Our first bird trip – really excellent birding and well organised. All three leaders were difficult to fault, they were all enthusiastic, knowledgeable and friendly and worked their socks off to show us all the birds there were around. They were great individually and worked well as a team. We particularly liked their consistency for the whole 8 days, their pains to ensure that each and everyone had an equal chance to see a bird through one of the scopes and their concern that good views should not be obtained at the expense of the welfare of birds sitting on the nest or feeding young. They were also able to adjust their style to take account of the various levels of expertise within the group…many thanks for a tour which we were well satisfied with.'
A&JT (Southport)

‘Just a note to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the trip to Hungary. Well organised and excellent birding. A big thank you for the services of Graham who was an ace bird finder and a patient giver of bird info.’
JK (Potters Bar)

‘I just want to thank you for all the work you so tirelessly put into making our Dorset holiday so splendid. You could have so easily opted out of one of the pre breakfast trips or even the second evening one – I wasn’t expecting all those extras ! Also that evening at Arne when we had such superb views of the Nightjar was an experience that I shall never forget.’
AM (Lytham St Annes).

‘This is to tell you how much I enjoyed my recent trip to Hungary with Ribble Bird Tours. I would particularly like to thank you for providing a man as helpful and caring as Graham. He was greatly concerned for my welfare throughout the trip. The tour was very well organised and efficiently handled by all concerned. I shall certainly be recommending your services to my friends.'
BC (Darwen)

‘Many thanks for our lovely trip to Lesvos, we have never seen or heard such numerous and colourful birds. We enjoyed everyone’s company and you made us fit in although we weren’t so well travelled. We hope to travel with you again soon.’
J&MC (Stonyhurst)


‘Whilst it is still fresh in my mind I want to say once again how much Irene and I enjoyed our recent trip to Poland with you. The organisation, hotels etc were first class and we could not have been better served for bird guides than yourself and Andy. We saw many ‘lifers’ which is amazing considering that we are not new to bird trips and have made many previous trips to bird rich areas. I shall certainly be recommending you to other members of our bird group.’
A&IC (Southport)

‘A thank you for another birding holiday to remember’
SF (St Annes on Sea)

Tel: 01253-312043   Mob: 07954-584359 Email: smrbt@blueyonder.co.uk
4 Sunnyhurst Avenue, Blackpool, Lancashire FY4 2HP