Taiwan, a small island situated off the east coast of China’s Fujian province, is home to an exceptional range of endemic birdlife, as well as a variety of interesting mammals. Only marginally larger in length than the Republic of Ireland, its range of distinct habitats, which includes mountains with steep-sided slopes shrouded in lush forest, lowlands supporting tidal estuaries and cultivated farmlands, each supports a diverse array of avifauna!

Read about highlights from recently departed Day Trips in Sussex, Lancashire, Northampton, Upper Teesdale, Cambridgeshire, the South Downs, Forest of Dean, Somerset, Devon and more.

In this month's tour leader spotlight we join Jose Antonio Padilla. Jose Antonio was born in Lima, Peru, and now lives in Cusco, spending his time leading bird tours between Manu Biosphere reserve, Cusco and other interesting Peruvian and Bolivian localities. We get to know him a little better in this month's tour leader interview.

The Naturetrek office is set amongst 12 acres of grassland, formerly used for livestock grazing. Years of agricultural activities have drastically reduced the site’s ecological value, so we have pledged to enhance our grounds for wildlife.

Read about highlights from recently departed Day Trips in South Devon, Upper Teesdale, Pagham Harbour, Lune Estuary, Norfolk, Northumberland and the New Forest.