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White-tailed Plover (Chettusia leucura)Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)Slender-billed Gull (Larus genei)Little Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis)Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis)









                 Dear birders,


                 After more than 25 years of birding abroad, trying to see the best birds in the various countries I visited, I know now that all my holidays would have been better

                 spent if I would have had: A local birding hotline…updated every day, with all the latest info, where I can have access to others’ sightings, where I can ask

                 questions and where I can share with others my own observations…


                Now it’s possible.  


           “Ticks and good birds” principle:

  • You have decided when and where you want to spend your next birding holidays. You agree to participate with us during your vacation time to the holiday birding hotline….write us to the following mailbox: ticks.and.goodbirds@free.fr
  • We will let you know at the least two weeks before your departure. 

*      If there are two individuals with the same request in the same area and the same week, we will open the hotline.

                  Your access to the HBH will cost 20€ per week.

*      If you are the only individual requesting, we will inform you regardless that there is no possibility to open the hot line.



           “Ticks and good birds” will give you:

  • The possibility to have access whenever you desire during your holiday to acquire the latest information. The hotline will be updated every day. (I’m French but of course the hot line will be in English)
  • The possibility to ask questions. Those questions will be spread to the network we have built together (for example: HBH for Crete: “I’m John, and I’ve been trying to see the Rüppel’s warbler for 3 days now without success. Can you help me?”)
  • Returning from your trip, if you are not satisfied with the service provided, we guarantee to refund your fee. 




          “Ticks and good birds” favourite countries

           For now, due to most of the requests we have acquired concern for, we are focusing on the following countries: All the Mediterranean islands (Crete, Cyprus,  

           Balearics island, Rhode, Sicily ..) some more exotic islands ( Canary island, many Caribbean Island, Maldives..) and other countries like Bahrain, Bulgaria, Dubai,

           United Arab Emirates, Greece, Kuwait, Morocco, Romania, Turkey, Tunisia, … but don’t hesitate to ask for other destinations, perhaps you will discover that other

           birders will be close to you during your next vacation and they will increase drastically your chance of …. Ticks and good birds  




Barbary Falcon (Falco pelegrinoides) 










Important: Our aim is to protect the birds and their habitats; in any case we will spread information which can threaten an endangered species. We also ask all HBH users to respect the usual birding charter. And last but not least, once we cover all the expenses related to a hotline setting, we commit to use the money for birds’ protection projects.