A full day tour takes about 8 -12 hours but it's up to the guide and client how long the tour will take. We prefer to visit multiple areas to observe different species. Guides are free to continue longer, if the clients complies, with no extra costs. Mostly we start at sunrise as most birds are active in the morning and there aren't many people around.
On average we end up between the 80 and 110 species of birds on a full day trip. After the tour you will receive a checklist, trip report made by the guide and a link to our questionnaire. If you've taken photos during the day we're most thankful if you share these with us to include the trip report.
The guide brings water, coffee/tea, biscuits (Dutch stroopwafels) and fruits.* There are no costs for car transportation. If we need to collect clients at their accommodation, airport of terminal we charge a fee for this service.
The weather in the Netherlands is very changeable. The guide will update you with the latest forecast and the planning prior to the tour. Below you find to think off:
- Water-proof clothing and footwear
- Personal insurance***
* Breakfast, lunch, diner or other personal expenses are not included in the price. Mostly we lunch near the areas we visit, clients bring their lunchboxes or we stop at a local supermarket.
** Hotels often offer lunchboxes of you leave before breakfast, contact their front desk.
*** Clients and guides have to organize their own travel- and liability insurance.