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Baobab in the spiny forest, Madagascar, by participants Rob and Eve Gill
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MADAGASCAR, MAURITIUS & REUNION
Nov 8 - Dec 4, 2014 with Phil Gregory
In-depth coverage of the accessible parts of Madagascar: many endemic birds, striking lemurs, bizarre flora and chameleons, fascinating culture. Mauritius and Reunion provide an additional bevy of rare and interesting endemics.
(Masoala Extension from Nov 3, 2014)
SPECTACULAR SOUTHEAST BRAZIL
Nov 14-30, 2014 (II) with Bret Whitney
Prepare to be blown away, two times over, in the center of avian endemism in eastern Brazil; particularly well endowed with hummingbirds, cotingas, antbirds, and beautiful scenery. Part I: North of the Tropic; Part II: South of the Capricorn. The Iguazu Falls Extension features an amazing landscape with additional great birding.
(IGUASSU FALLS EXTENSION to Dec 4, 2014)
HOLIDAY AT SAN ISIDRO, ECUADOR
Nov 22 - Dec 1, 2014 with Mitch Lysinger
A bird-rich holiday escape based primarily at the very comfortable San Isidro Lodge.
HOLIDAY COSTA RICA: RANCHO NATURALISTA
Dec 13-21, 2014 with Jay VanderGaast
One-site holiday tour based at the comfortable Rancho Naturalista Lodge, with excursions to other habitats on Costa Rica's bird-rich Caribbean slope.
IQUITOS, PERU: CANOPY WALKWAYS & ANCIENT FORESTS
Dec 20-31, 2014 with Pepe Rojas
Ten-day immersion in the most species-rich region of Amazonia, including the white-sand forests near Iquitos. River travel on the Amazon and Napo rivers, canopy access via the famed walkway at ACTS (Amazon Conservatory of Tropical Studies).
AMAZONIAN ECUADOR: SACHA LODGE
Jan 9-18, 2015 with Willy Perez
One-site tour to one of the most comfortable lodges in western Amazonia with some of the birdiest canopy platforms anywhere.
May be combined with Jewels of Ecuador: Hummers, Tanagers & Antpittas
EAST AFRICA HIGHLIGHTS: KENYA & TANZANIA
Jan 17 - Feb 6, 2015 with Terry Stevenson
Combines the richest birding and mammal spots in Kenya and northern Tanzania: Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Great Rift Valley, Kakamega Forest and more. An impressive diversity of habitats, many with spectacular scenery.
SOUTH TEXAS RARITIES
Jan 24-30, 2015 with Chris Benesh
Escape the winter birding doldrums on our week-long tour to the bird-rich Rio Grande Valley, with specialties from kiskadees and Green Jays to Hook-billed Kites and Altamira Orioles. And the winter potential for Mexican vagrants is terrific!
CAMBODIA
Feb 7-20, 2015 with Phil Gregory
A "last chance" destination for some of the large, rare Asian waterbirds now extinct in neighboring countries, plus additional regional specialties and world-famous Angkor Wat.
GUATEMALA: SHADE-GROWN BIRDING
Feb 12-21, 2015 with Jesse Fagan
Birding tour for numerous Middle American specialties, among them Resplendent Quetzal, a host of hummingbirds, and Azure-rumped Tanager, set against a dramatic volcanic landscape and colorful Mayan culture.
(Temples of Tikal Pre-tour from Feb 8, 2015)
AMAZONIAN ECUADOR: SACHA LODGE
Feb 13-22, 2015 with Dan Lane
One-site tour to one of the most comfortable lodges in western Amazonia with some of the birdiest canopy platforms anywhere.
BEST OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST: SKAGIT VALLEY & PUGET SOUND, WASHINGTON
Feb 14-19, 2015 with Terry McEneaney
A winter birding and wildlife tour to a surprisingly mild maritime climate with breathtaking mountain backdrops and beautiful seascapes peppered with islands.
NORTHERN INDIA: BIRDS, TIGER & THE TAJ MAHAL
Feb 16 - Mar 10, 2015 with Terry Stevenson
Fantastic adventure from the Ganges plains to the Himalayan foothills, with the Bharatpur wetlands, a good chance of Tiger, and the wondrous Taj Mahal.
ECUADOR: RAINFOREST & ANDES
Mar 1-15, 2015 with Willy Perez
Highlights of the best of Ecuador's rainforest birding at Sacha Lodge combined with two exciting destinations in the Andes, the Mindo/Tandayapa area and San Isidro.
JAMAICA
Mar 3-8, 2015 with Eric Hynes
A six-day birding tour in search of Jamaica's 27 endemics in our new itinerary featuring Green Castle Estate.
SOUTHWESTERN ECUADOR SPECIALTIES: JOCOTOCO FOUNDATION RESERVES
Mar 7-21, 2015 with Mitch Lysinger
Focuses on the many specialties of the southwest, in particular the very local endemics of the humid foothills and mountains, and on Tumbesian specialties.
SPRING IN SOUTH TEXAS
Mar 14-22, 2015 with Chris Benesh
Magnificent Whooping Cranes, lots of South Texas specialties, and spring hawk migration on this exciting birding tour.
BORNEO
Mar 17 - Apr 3, 2015 with Rose Ann Rowlett
Three prime areas in some of the Earth's richest forests while based in comfort right in the wild.
ECUADOR'S WILDSUMACO LODGE
Mar 19-29, 2015 with Willy Perez
Exploring the riches of the eastern Andean foothills of northern Ecuador for numerous specialties at Wildsumaco Lodge.
RARELY VISITED BELIZE: PUNTA GORDA
Mar 28 - Apr 5, 2015 with Peter Burke
A terrific introduction to (or continuation of!) your tropical birding, including some regional bird specialties.
BHUTAN
Apr 4-22, 2015 with Richard Webster
Spellbinding birding amidst awe-inspiring landscapes on a journey through the lush forests and mountains of this "lost" Himalayan kingdom.
TEXAS COAST MIGRATION SPECTACLE
Apr 11-17, 2015 with John Coons
The migration mecca of High Island plus specialties of the Big Thicket and myriad waterbirds and shorebirds.
May be combined with Texas's Big Bend & Hill Country
TEXAS COAST MIGRATION SPECTACLE
Apr 18-24, 2015 with John Coons
The migration mecca of High Island plus specialties of the Big Thicket and myriad waterbirds and shorebirds.
BIRDING PLUS -- DO THE CHARLESTON!: SPRING IN SOUTH CAROLINA
Apr 26 - May 2, 2015 with Jesse Fagan
Our tour combining spring migration and a touch of the mountains with lovely and historic Charleston, South Carolina.
ARIZONA NIGHTBIRDS & MORE
Apr 30 - May 4, 2015 with Dave Stejskal
A short birding tour focused on this area's many owl and nightjar specialties.
ARIZONA: BIRDING THE BORDER
May 8-17, 2015 with John Coons
One of the most exciting birding destinations in North America with a backdrop of spectacular mountain scenery.
POINT PELEE MIGRATION SPECTACLE
May 9-16, 2015 with Peter Burke
Exciting migration birding at several premier hotspots on the Lake Erie shore.
ARIZONA: BIRDING THE BORDER
May 15-24, 2015 with Dave Stejskal
One of the most exciting birding destinations in North America with a backdrop of spectacular mountain scenery.
NORTHERN ARIZONA'S CANYONS & CONDOR
May 30 - Jun 4, 2015 with John Coons
This tour features mountain and high-desert birds of the testern US amidst stunning scenery with California Condors at the Grand Canyon, all guided by our own Flagstaff-based resident expert, John Coons.
BRAZIL'S RIO ROOSEVELT: BIRDING THE RIVER OF DOUBT
May 31 - Jun 13, 2015 with Bret Whitney
Our 2014 departure of this birding tour celebrates the 100th anniversary of the charting of the River of Doubt as well as our present-day spirit of adventure in a place that remains as remote and wild as it was in Teddy's day. 2015 and 2016 departures available also.
May be combined with Rainforest & Savanna
BORNEO
Jun 4-21, 2015 with Dave Stejskal
Three prime areas in some of the Earth's richest forests while based in comfort right in the wild.
MONTANA: YELLOWSTONE TO GLACIER
Jun 11-21, 2015 with Terry McEneaney
Great western birding and wildlife on this tour amidst the scenery of Big Sky country.
RAINFOREST & SAVANNA: ALTA FLORESTA & THE NORTHERN PANTANAL, BRAZIL
Jun 13-29, 2015 with Marcelo Padua
Pristine rainforest on the beautiful Rio Cristalino combined with the wilds of the Pantanal in search of Hyacinth Macaw, Harpy Eagle, Jabiru, Jaguar, and a large piece of the meaning of life.
May be combined with Brazil's Rio Roosevelt
NEWFOUNDLAND & NOVA SCOTIA
Jun 25 - Jul 5, 2015 with Chris Benesh
A birding tour for boreal specialties, seabird colonies, and numerous breeding landbirds in the beautiful Canadian Maritimes.
AMAZONIAN ECUADOR: SACHA LODGE
Jun 26 - Jul 5, 2015 with Willy Perez
One-site tour to one of the most comfortable lodges in western Amazonia with some of the birdiest canopy platforms anywhere.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Jun 28 - Jul 16, 2015 with Jay VanderGaast
Birds-of-paradise and bowerbirds are the crown jewels of one of the most remarkable bird faunas, set against a fascinating cultural backdrop far removed from our own.
KENYA HIGHLIGHTS
Jul 1-19, 2015 with Terry Stevenson
Kenya's best birding and mammal viewing areas in less than 3 weeks. From Mt. Kenya to the arid north, Rift Valley lakes, Kakamega Forest and Masai Mara.
MACHU PICCHU & ABRA MALAGA, PERU
Jul 2-11, 2015 with Jesse Fagan
Southern Peru's east-slope, temperate birding at its best, featuring several endemics and scenic Andean puna; also Machu Picchu and great subtropical birding on and near lovely hotel grounds.
May be combined with Galapagos
MONTANE ECUADOR: CLOUDFORESTS OF THE ANDES
Jul 20-29, 2015 with Mitch Lysinger
Superb Andean subtropical birding on both East and West slopes.
May be combined with Galapagos
JAGUAR SPOTTING: PANTANAL & GARDEN OF THE AMAZON
Aug 1-12, 2015 with Marcelo Padua
This short but action-packed Brazil birding tour features the Pantanal at its best, a nice taste of southern Amazonian birds, and excellent chances of seeing a Jaguar.
KENYA SAFARI SPECTACULAR
Aug 28 - Sep 24, 2015 with Terry Stevenson
Unsurpassed in its combined wealth of bird life and mammal spectacle; includes Mt. Kenya, the arid north, Rift Valley lakes, Kakamega Forest and the far west, Masai Mara, Tsavo and the Taita Hills, and the coast. Time-saving internal flights.
SLICE OF CALIFORNIA: SEABIRDS TO SIERRA
Aug 29 - Sep 7, 2015 with Chris Benesh
A diverse mix of West Coast specialties, montane species, and pelagics in rugged and scenic sites.
NEW CALEDONIA, FIJI & VANUATU: ISLANDS OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC
Aug 31 - Sep 18, 2015 with Phil Gregory
Island endemics and tropical Pacific specialties abound on this tour to three highlight destinations.
SLICE OF CALIFORNIA: SEABIRDS TO SIERRA
Sep 3-12, 2015 with Tom Johnson
A diverse mix of West Coast specialties, montane species, and pelagics in rugged and scenic sites.
MOROCCO
Sep 7-24, 2015 with Jesse Fagan
Endemic, rare, and specialty birds from coastal wetlands and towering cliffs to the Atlas Mountains and the northwest corner of the Sahara.
May be combined with France: Camargue & Pyrenees
MOUNTAINS OF MANU, PERU
Sep 19 - Oct 4, 2015 with Pepe Rojas
Our in-depth transect birding tour of the higher-elevation half of the Manu Biosphere Reserve.
May be combined with Peruvian Rainforests of the Tambopata
ECUADOR'S SHIRIPUNO LODGE: HEARTLAND OF THE WAORANI
Sep 25 - Oct 4, 2015 with Willy Perez
A birding tour to Shiripuno Lodge, gateway to the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve in Ecuador's Amazon region.
SERRA DOS TUCANOS, BRAZIL
Sep 26 - Oct 6, 2015 with John Rowlett
A short but rich immersion in the avifauna of the Atlantic Forest, based at one lovely site near Rio.
May be combined with Safari Brazil: The Pantanal & More
CAPE MAY MEGAN'S WAY
Sep 27 - Oct 3, 2015 with Megan Edwards Crewe
See bird migration in action at one of the country's top migration hotspots.
PERUVIAN RAINFORESTS OF THE TAMBOPATA: MACAW LICK EXTRAORDINAIRE
Oct 3-16, 2015 with Pepe Rojas
Three-site tour to the most species-rich rainforest on Earth. Largest known macaw lick, canopy walkway and towers, eagles, and monkeys.
May be combined with Mountains of Manu, Peru
NEW GUINEA & AUSTRALIA
Oct 29 - Nov 16, 2015 with Jay VanderGaast
A rich and diverse sampler of the best birding of New Guinea and Australia.
NORTHERN PERU: ENDEMICS GALORE
Nov 1-21, 2015 with Richard Webster
Dry-season tour to one of the least-known and most endemic-rich areas of South America. Targets geographic specialties as it surveys the rich and diverse habitats of northern Peru, including some remote and beautiful wild areas.
NAMIBIA & BOTSWANA
Nov 10-29, 2015 with Terry Stevenson
Southwestern Africa's bird specialties, striking scenery, wilderness, and the famed game of Etosha and the Okavango Delta.
HOLIDAY AT SAN ISIDRO, ECUADOR
Nov 21-30, 2015 with Mitch Lysinger
A bird-rich holiday escape based primarily at the very comfortable San Isidro Lodge.
PANAMA'S CANOPY CAMP: LOWLAND DARIEN
Dec 26, 2015 - Jan 3, 2016 with John Rowlett
A birding tour to a remote part of Panama with many specialties seen nowhere else in Central America.
ARIZONA WINTER SPECIALTIES
Dec 27, 2015 - Jan 2, 2016 with Chris Benesh
Exceptional winter birding on a short tour with numerous specialties and potential rarities.
AMAZONIAN ECUADOR: SACHA LODGE
Jan 8-17, 2016 with
One-site tour to one of the most comfortable lodges in western Amazonia with some of the birdiest canopy platforms anywhere.
May be combined with Jewels of Ecuador: Hummers, Tanagers & Antpittas
COLOMBIA: BOGOTA, THE MAGDALENA VALLEY & SANTA MARTA
Jan 9-25, 2016 with
Energetic, endemic-oriented (30+) tour connecting reserves up the Magdalena Valley from Bogota to the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
NOWHERE BUT NORTHEAST BRAZIL!
Jan 12-29, 2016 with
From beautiful beaches to barren badlands, our tour is a quest for specialties of the endangered caatinga, chapada, and Atlantic Forest habitats. The Southern Bahia Extension offers an opportunity to see many additional endemics birds, some of which are not seen on our Spectacular Southeast Brazil tours.
(Southern Bahia Extension to Feb 4, 2016)
MEXICO: OAXACA
Jan 16-23, 2016 with
Superb birding with two-dozen Mexican endemics and fascinating ruins while based in lovely Oaxaca City.
SOUTH TEXAS RARITIES
Jan 23-29, 2016 with
Escape the winter birding doldrums on our week-long tour to the bird-rich Rio Grande Valley, with specialties from kiskadees and Green Jays to Hook-billed Kites and Altamira Orioles. And the winter potential for Mexican vagrants is terrific!
WINTER JAPAN: DANCING CRANES & SPECTACULAR SEA-EAGLES
Feb 6-21, 2016 with
Japan's winter spectacles, including the fabulous cranes and Steller's Sea-Eagle.
May be combined with Thailand or Cambodia
PANAMA'S CANOPY TOWER
Feb 7-13, 2016 with
A towering introduction to Neotropical birds based entirely in a unique lodge; quick access to famous Pipeline Road.
(Canopy Lodge Pre-Trip from Feb 3, 2016)
GUATEMALA: SHADE-GROWN BIRDING
Feb 11-20, 2016 with
Birding tour for numerous Middle American specialties, among them Resplendent Quetzal, a host of hummingbirds, and Azure-rumped Tanager, set against a dramatic volcanic landscape and colorful Mayan culture.
(Temples of Tikal Pre-tour from Feb 6, 2016)
AMAZONIAN ECUADOR: SACHA LODGE
Feb 12-21, 2016 with
One-site tour to one of the most comfortable lodges in western Amazonia with some of the birdiest canopy platforms anywhere.
BEST OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST: SKAGIT VALLEY & PUGET SOUND, WASHINGTON
Feb 13-18, 2016 with
A winter birding and wildlife tour to a surprisingly mild maritime climate with breathtaking mountain backdrops and beautiful seascapes peppered with islands.
NAMIBIA & BOTSWANA
Feb 16 - Mar 6, 2016 with
Southwestern Africa's bird specialties, striking scenery, wilderness, and the famed game of Etosha and the Okavango Delta.
ECUADOR: RAINFOREST & ANDES
Feb 28 - Mar 13, 2016 with
Highlights of the best of Ecuador's rainforest birding at Sacha Lodge combined with two exciting destinations in the Andes, the Mindo/Tandayapa area and San Isidro.
JAMAICA
Mar 1-6, 2016 with
A six-day birding tour in search of Jamaica's 27 endemics in our new itinerary featuring Green Castle Estate.
BRAZIL NUTSHELL: INTERVALES, IGUAZU FALLS & THE PANTANAL
Mar 5-19, 2016 with
This medium-length tour hits three of Brazil's premier birding venues, staying several nights at each to ensure an unhurried pace as we rack up some 400 species of birds.
SPRING IN SOUTH TEXAS
Mar 12-20, 2016 with
Magnificent Whooping Cranes, lots of South Texas specialties, and spring hawk migration on this exciting birding tour.
ECUADOR'S WILDSUMACO LODGE
Mar 17-27, 2016 with
Exploring the riches of the eastern Andean foothills of northern Ecuador for numerous specialties at Wildsumaco Lodge.
PUERTO RICO
Mar 19-25, 2016 with
A week of respite to a very birdy and beautiful Caribbean island, a mix of North American and local culture and cuisine; 17 endemic birds and a number of other Caribbean specialties.
May be combined with Dominican Republic
RARELY VISITED BELIZE: PUNTA GORDA
Mar 26 - Apr 3, 2016 with
A terrific introduction to (or continuation of!) your tropical birding, including some regional bird specialties.
HAWAII
Mar 31 - Apr 9, 2016 with
On our birding tour we'll visit three of the major islands -- Oahu, Kauai, and Hawaii -- giving us a chance to sample a great portion of the Hawaiian endemic birds and the seabird specialties.
GHANA
Apr 1-19, 2016 with
In search of numerous West African specialties as well as White-necked Rockfowl.
LESSER ANTILLES
Apr 2-17, 2016 with
Comprehensive birding tour searching for all the accessible endemics (many highly endangered) of the southern Caribbean on 10 attractive islands.
COLORADO GROUSE
Apr 9-19, 2016 with
A short birding tour to seek out the state's prairie-chicken and grouse species.
TEXAS COAST MIGRATION SPECTACLE
Apr 16-22, 2016 with
The migration mecca of High Island plus specialties of the Big Thicket and myriad waterbirds and shorebirds.
May be combined with Texas's Big Bend & Hill Country
TEXAS'S BIG BEND & HILL COUNTRY
Apr 23 - May 2, 2016 with
Our birding tour for Colima and Golden-cheeked warblers, Montezuma Quail, and other southern borderland specialties in Texas's grand desert mountain landscapes.
May be combined with Texas Coast Migration Spectacle
ARIZONA NIGHTBIRDS & MORE
Apr 28 - May 2, 2016 with
A short birding tour focused on this area's many owl and nightjar specialties.
ARIZONA NIGHTBIRDS & MORE
May 5-9, 2016 with
A short birding tour focused on this area's many owl and nightjar specialties.
ARIZONA: BIRDING THE BORDER
May 6-15, 2016 with
One of the most exciting birding destinations in North America with a backdrop of spectacular mountain scenery.
POINT PELEE MIGRATION SPECTACLE
May 7-14, 2016 with
Exciting migration birding at several premier hotspots on the Lake Erie shore.
ARIZONA: BIRDING THE BORDER
May 13-22, 2016 with
One of the most exciting birding destinations in North America with a backdrop of spectacular mountain scenery.
SPRING IN CAPE MAY
May 15-21, 2016 with
Spring migration at one of the country's famed birding hotspots.
UGANDA: SHOEBILL, RIFT ENDEMICS & GORILLAS
May 21 - Jun 11, 2016 with
The rare Shoebill and a wealth of other birds and many Central African specialties combined with opportunities to trek for Chimps and Mountain Gorillas.
VIRGINIAS' WARBLERS
May 25-29, 2016 with
Unsurpassed locale for breeding wood-warblers; cool, mountain climate in both beautiful states.
ALASKA
May 27 - Jun 4, 2016 (I) with
Survey birding tour in two parts: Part I to the Pribilofs and Denali; Part II to Nome, Seward, and Barrow.
BRAZIL'S RIO ROOSEVELT: BIRDING THE RIVER OF DOUBT
May 28 - Jun 10, 2016 with
Our 2014 departure of this birding tour celebrates the 100th anniversary of the charting of the River of Doubt as well as our present-day spirit of adventure in a place that remains as remote and wild as it was in Teddy's day. 2015 and 2016 departures available also.
ALASKA
Jun 3-13, 2016 (II) with
Survey birding tour in two parts: Part I to the Pribilofs and Denali; Part II to Nome, Seward, and Barrow.
MONTANA: YELLOWSTONE TO GLACIER
Jun 9-19, 2016 with
Great western birding and wildlife on this tour amidst the scenery of Big Sky country.
ALASKA
Jun 10-20, 2016 (II) with
Survey birding tour in two parts: Part I to the Pribilofs and Denali; Part II to Nome, Seward, and Barrow.
RAINFOREST & SAVANNA: ALTA FLORESTA & THE NORTHERN PANTANAL, BRAZIL
Jun 11-27, 2016 with
Pristine rainforest on the beautiful Rio Cristalino combined with the wilds of the Pantanal in search of Hyacinth Macaw, Harpy Eagle, Jabiru, Jaguar, and a large piece of the meaning of life.
KENYA SAFARI SPECTACULAR
Jun 17 - Jul 14, 2016 with
Unsurpassed in its combined wealth of bird life and mammal spectacle; includes Mt. Kenya, the arid north, Rift Valley lakes, Kakamega Forest and the far west, Masai Mara, Tsavo and the Taita Hills, and the coast. Time-saving internal flights.
MONTANE ECUADOR: CLOUDFORESTS OF THE ANDES
Jun 20-29, 2016 with
Superb Andean subtropical birding on both East and West slopes.
May be combined with Galapagos
NEWFOUNDLAND & NOVA SCOTIA
Jun 24 - Jul 4, 2016 with
A birding tour for boreal specialties, seabird colonies, and numerous breeding landbirds in the beautiful Canadian Maritimes.
SPITSBERGEN & SVALBARD ARCHIPELAGO: A CRUISE TO THE NORWEGIAN ARCTIC
Jun 28 - Jul 10, 2016 with
A high-arctic birding and wildlife adventure aboard a comfortable vessel for fantastic seabirds, marine mammals including Walrus and Polar Bear, and fabulous scenery.
AMAZONIAN ECUADOR: SACHA LODGE
Jul 1-10, 2016 with
One-site tour to one of the most comfortable lodges in western Amazonia with some of the birdiest canopy platforms anywhere.
May be combined with Galapagos
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Jul 3-21, 2016 with
Birds-of-paradise and bowerbirds are the crown jewels of one of the most remarkable bird faunas, set against a fascinating cultural backdrop far removed from our own.
PERU'S MAGNETIC NORTH: SPATULETAILS, OWLET LODGE & MORE
Jul 20-31, 2016 with
A 12-day taste of northern Peru's east-slope Andes! Five nights at Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge; much time in the field, yet no camping.
May be combined with Iquitos, Peru
ARIZONA'S SECOND SPRING
Jul 23 - Aug 1, 2016 with
An ideal time for visiting one of the best birding regions in North America: great for local specialties and Mexican vagrants.
JAGUAR SPOTTING: PANTANAL & GARDEN OF THE AMAZON
Jul 30 - Aug 10, 2016 with
This short but action-packed Brazil birding tour features the Pantanal at its best, a nice taste of southern Amazonian birds, and excellent chances of seeing a Jaguar.
MACHU PICCHU & ABRA MALAGA, PERU
Aug 4-13, 2016 with
Southern Peru's east-slope, temperate birding at its best, featuring several endemics and scenic Andean puna; also Machu Picchu and great subtropical birding on and near lovely hotel grounds.
KENYA SAFARI SPECTACULAR
Aug 26 - Sep 22, 2016 with
Unsurpassed in its combined wealth of bird life and mammal spectacle; includes Mt. Kenya, the arid north, Rift Valley lakes, Kakamega Forest and the far west, Masai Mara, Tsavo and the Taita Hills, and the coast. Time-saving internal flights.
FRANCE: CAMARGUE & PYRENEES
Aug 27 - Sep 6, 2016 with
Two of Europe's finest birding destinations combined in this wonderful eleven-day tour, with varied highlights and some great French food.
May be combined with Morocco
BOLIVIA'S AVIAN RICHES
Sep 3-18, 2016 with
Our tour for the special bird life of the Bolivian Andes; wonderful mountain scenery.
(Bountiful Beni Pre-trip from Aug 29, 2016)
MOROCCO
Sep 5-22, 2016 with
Endemic, rare, and specialty birds from coastal wetlands and towering cliffs to the Atlas Mountains and the northwest corner of the Sahara.
May be combined with France: Camargue & Pyrenees
RIO NEGRO PARADISE: MANAUS, BRAZIL
Sep 11-25, 2016 with
Bird the rainforests and rivers of the mighty Amazon and Negro in an unforgettable mix of forest hikes and live-aboard luxury.
MOUNTAINS OF MANU, PERU
Sep 17 - Oct 2, 2016 with
Our in-depth transect birding tour of the higher-elevation half of the Manu Biosphere Reserve.
May be combined with Peruvian Rainforests of the Tambopata
ECUADOR'S SHIRIPUNO LODGE: HEARTLAND OF THE WAORANI
Sep 23 - Oct 2, 2016 with
A birding tour to Shiripuno Lodge, gateway to the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve in Ecuador's Amazon region.
SERRA DOS TUCANOS, BRAZIL
Sep 24 - Oct 4, 2016 with
A short but rich immersion in the avifauna of the Atlantic Forest, based at one lovely site near Rio.
May be combined with Safari Brazil: The Pantanal & More
CAPE MAY MEGAN'S WAY
Sep 25 - Oct 1, 2016 with
See bird migration in action at one of the country's top migration hotspots.
AUSTRALIA
Sep 29 - Oct 20, 2016 (I) with
In two parts for those with limited time. Part I covers the environs of Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, southwest Australia, and Alice Springs. Part II begins in Darwin and continues to Queensland (Cairns, Atherton Tableland, Outback Queensland, and O'Reilly's Guest House). Both parts combine for a complete birding tour of Australia.
BARROW, ALASKA: SEARCH FOR ROSS'S GULL
Sep 30 - Oct 4, 2016 with
A short birding sojourn to 71 degrees North latitude, the US's northernmost point, for the legendary Ross's Gull, loons, eiders, and possibly even Polar Bear and Ivory Gull.
PERUVIAN RAINFORESTS OF THE TAMBOPATA: MACAW LICK EXTRAORDINAIRE
Oct 1-14, 2016 with
Three-site tour to the most species-rich rainforest on Earth. Largest known macaw lick, canopy walkway and towers, eagles, and monkeys.
May be combined with Mountains of Manu, Peru
SAFARI BRAZIL: THE PANTANAL & MORE
Oct 8-23, 2016 with
The spectacular wetlands of the Pantanal, with Hyacinth Macaws and Jabirus, combine with the many specialties of Brazil's Planalto Central to make for the perfect first birding trip to Brazil.
(Brazilian Merganser Extension to Oct 27, 2016)
May be combined with Serra dos Tucanos, Brazil
NORTHWESTERN ARGENTINA: THE CHACO, CORDOBA & NORTHERN ANDES
Oct 12-30, 2016 with
Comprehensive birding tour of the many habitats of the diverse northwest; many specialty birds.
(Rincon del Socorro Pre-trip from Oct 8, 2016)
AUSTRALIA
Oct 18 - Nov 2, 2016 (II) with
In two parts for those with limited time. Part I covers the environs of Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, southwest Australia, and Alice Springs. Part II begins in Darwin and continues to Queensland (Cairns, Atherton Tableland, Outback Queensland, and O'Reilly's Guest House). Both parts combine for a complete birding tour of Australia.
(Tasmania Extension to Nov 7, 2016)
May be combined with New Zealand
NEW GUINEA & AUSTRALIA
Oct 27 - Nov 14, 2016 with
A rich and diverse sampler of the best birding of New Guinea and Australia.
SPECTACULAR SOUTHEAST BRAZIL
Oct 28 - Nov 13, 2016 (I) with
Prepare to be blown away, two times over, in the center of avian endemism in eastern Brazil; particularly well endowed with hummingbirds, cotingas, antbirds, and beautiful scenery. Part I: North of the Tropic; Part II: South of the Capricorn. The Iguazu Falls Extension features an amazing landscape with additional great birding.
COLOMBIA: THE LLANOS & MORE
Oct 29 - Nov 10, 2016 with
A new tour to the rich birding sites around Bogota including Chingaza and Chicaque national parks plus a trip to the llanos of eastern Colombia for Crestless Curassow, Pale-headed Jacamar, and White-bearded Flycatcher, among others.
NORTHERN PERU: ENDEMICS GALORE
Oct 30 - Nov 19, 2016 with
Dry-season tour to one of the least-known and most endemic-rich areas of South America. Targets geographic specialties as it surveys the rich and diverse habitats of northern Peru, including some remote and beautiful wild areas.
BIRDING PLUS -- IRELAND IN FALL: BIRDS, TRADITIONAL MUSIC & PUBS
Nov 3-13, 2016 with
The birds, culture, music, and pubs of this beautiful country in fall.
MADAGASCAR, MAURITIUS & REUNION
Nov 5 - Dec 1, 2016 with
In-depth coverage of the accessible parts of Madagascar: many endemic birds, striking lemurs, bizarre flora and chameleons, fascinating culture. Mauritius and Reunion provide an additional bevy of rare and interesting endemics.
(Masoala Extension from Oct 31, 2016)
SPECTACULAR SOUTHEAST BRAZIL
Nov 11-27, 2016 (II) with
Prepare to be blown away, two times over, in the center of avian endemism in eastern Brazil; particularly well endowed with hummingbirds, cotingas, antbirds, and beautiful scenery. Part I: North of the Tropic; Part II: South of the Capricorn. The Iguazu Falls Extension features an amazing landscape with additional great birding.
(IGUASSU FALLS EXTENSION to Dec 1, 2016)
HOLIDAY SOUTHERN PERU
Nov 19 - Dec 1, 2016 with
A new tour over the Thanksgiving break to many birding sites south of Lima and to Arequipa, Lake Titicaca, and Cusco. Coastal and Andean birding at its best. Lots of endemics and Peruvian near-endemics.
ARIZONA WINTER SPECIALTIES
Dec 29, 2016 - Jan 4, 2017 with
Exceptional winter birding on a short tour with numerous specialties and potential rarities.


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