Calling all ecotourism operators, travellers, bloggers, conservationists, tour guides and birders! In the run-up to Birdfair 2019, we want your help to find birding tour providers who are helping to make the world a better place.

We are Terra Incognita, and we believe ecotourism can be a powerful force for good in the world. As a social enterprise we seek to promote the best examples of ecotourism in the world. We do this by collating lists of amazing tour providers who (i) conserve the environment, (ii) support local people and (iii) provide educational opportunities for guests and staff.

In 2018 we launched the first-ever Ethical Bird Tours list during Birdfair 2018, which featured 50 hand-selected tour operators working hard to make a positive impact on the planet through tourism.

This year we’re planning to do things even bigger and better with the Top Ethical Bird Tours 2019, which we’ll announce during the Birdfair 2019 (approximately 16th August). For this year’s list we’re looking for birding tour providers who go the extra mile to support conservation, local communities and education.

How to be on the Top Ethical Bird Tours list 2019?

Think you have what it takes to make the list? Or know an amazing bird tour that deserve extra promotion?

Email us at or submit your tour at

We’re looking forwards to finding and promoting some incredible birding tours that are helping to make the world a better place!