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5 BIRD WATCHING HOLIDAYS BLUE SAFARI, SEYCHELLES. This eco-camp (bluesafari.com) is on Wizard Island in the remote Outer Islands, home to a seabird colony. Masked, brown and red-footed boobies, sooty and greater-crested terns, frigate birds, red-tailed tropicbirds and Madagascar cisticolas can all be spotted while staying in repurposed, low-impact shipping containers.

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COSTA RICA. Wildfoot Travel (wildfoottravel.com) has a 14-day Birdwatching and Wildlife tour, travelling from the central highlands to the tropical rainforests at Sarapiqui then on to the northern wetlands, Caribbean lowland and Pacific coast to encounter hundreds of bird species. KWAZULU-NATAL. Visions of Africa (visionsofafrica.co.uk) has an eight-night birding holiday in the South African province. Visitors stay at Ghost Mountain Inn, for the chance to spot birds at the uMkhuze, Pongola and Manyoni game reserves, and Makakatana Bay Lodge in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. 3 THE GAMBIA. This West African country, home to over 540 bird species, has tempted TV twitcher Chris Packham to take tours there for over a decade. He proclaims it "a top birding destination with a range of exciting species". The Gambia Experience (gambia.co.uk) offers trips with his favourite guide, Malick Suso.

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FALKLAND ISLANDS. There are more than 227 bird species in this remote archipelago and 770,000 penguins - from punk-haired rockhoppers to king penguins. Falkland Island Holidays (falklandislandsholidays.com) offers several options for bird lovers.

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