In recent years travel has become really affordable and none more so than in birding tours. These trips are usually more expensive than your normal travels as the need for a birding tour guide is much needed to ensure a smooth and productive trip. Hiring one out on your own to accompany you through a new country is really costly, but not so when they come as part of a birding tour package. Along with being affordable, booking into birding tours has become much easier. Say you would like to do a Japan birding tour. Well, you no longer have to visit a travel agent and sort out your trip, which might mean several trips to liaise on dates and then to pick up tickets and such.
Now it can all be done online. A few things to search for before settling on a tour agency would be to ensure that they have been in the birding trip business for a couple of years and that they have established a good reputation within the industry. Also ensure that the cost of the tour along with the proposed Japan birding schedule is upfront and that there is nothing to hide. Ensure not to go with the cheapest find, as this might mean a low calibre trip with not much Japan birding yields.
For a tour as popular as Japan birding, it is not quite a matter of logging onto the net and booking into one. Japan birding trips, as with other high quality bird trips are done with smaller group numbers so as to make for a successful bird watching venture. It is highly unlikely that you will be able to find a spot on a tour though it is possible if you do liaise with the company and can be notified to take the spot of a cancellation. The best way forward would be to confirm a spot when these companies place out their calendar for the year along with their Japan birding dates. This is enable you to be in a prime position to choose not only a spot on a Japan birding trip but also to choose a date which best suits you during the year.