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Flame-colored Tanager in Madera Canyon, Arizona, by guide Dave Stejskal
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ARIZONA: BIRDING THE BORDER
May 15-24, 2015 with Dave Stejskal
One of the most exciting destinations in North America with a backdrop of spectacular mountain scenery.
ALASKA
May 29 - Jun 6, 2015 (I) with Chris Benesh
Survey in two parts: Part I to the Pribilofs and Denali; Part II to Nome, Seward, and Barrow.
NORTHERN ARIZONA'S CANYONS & CONDOR
May 30 - Jun 4, 2015 with John Coons
A tour for mountain and high-desert birds of the western 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
A birding adventure on the remote Rio Roosevelt in the spirit of Teddy himself, as we search for bushbirds, ant swarms, up to 10 species described to science only in 2013, and, of course, the unknown.
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.
NORTHERN ARIZONA'S CANYONS & CONDOR
Jun 5-10, 2015 with John Coons
A tour for mountain and high-desert birds of the western US amidst stunning scenery with California Condors at the Grand Canyon, all guided by our own Flagstaff-based resident expert, John Coons.
MONTANA: YELLOWSTONE TO GLACIER
Jun 11-21, 2015 with Terry McEneaney
Great western birding and wildlife 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
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.
MONTANE ECUADOR: CLOUDFORESTS OF THE ANDES
Jul 20-29, 2015 with Mitch Lysinger
Superb Andean subtropical birding on both East and West slopes.
ARIZONA'S SECOND SPRING
Jul 25 - Aug 3, 2015 with Megan Edwards Crewe
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
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 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.
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
CAPE MAY MEGAN'S WAY
Oct 4-10, 2015 with Megan Edwards Crewe
See bird migration in action at one of the country's top migration hotspots.
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; camping no longer necessary.
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.
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 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
COLOMBIA: BOGOTA, THE MAGDALENA VALLEY & SANTA MARTA
Jan 9-25, 2016 with Jesse Fagan
Energetic, endemic-oriented (30+) tour connecting reserves up the Magdalena Valley from Bogota to the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
JEWELS OF ECUADOR: HUMMERS, TANAGERS & ANTPITTAS
Jan 16 - Feb 2, 2016 with Willy Perez
Survey birding tour of Andean Ecuador; diverse avifauna dominated by colorful hummers and tanagers and more subtle and haunting antpittas.
May be combined with Amazonian Ecuador: Sacha Lodge
SOUTH TEXAS RARITIES
Jan 23-29, 2016 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!
WINTER JAPAN: DANCING CRANES & SPECTACULAR SEA-EAGLES
Feb 5-20, 2016 with Phil Gregory
Japan's winter spectacles, including the fabulous cranes and Steller's Sea-Eagle.
May be combined with Thailand or Cambodia
GUATEMALA: SHADE-GROWN BIRDING
Feb 11-20, 2016 with Jesse Fagan
Birding tour for 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 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 13-18, 2016 with Terry McEneaney
An incredible winter birding and wildlife tour to a surprisingly mild maritime climate with breathtaking mountain backdrops and beautiful seascapes peppered with islands.
NAMIBIA & BOTSWANA
Feb 23 - Mar 13, 2016 with Terry Stevenson
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 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.
SOUTHWESTERN ECUADOR SPECIALTIES: JOCOTOCO FOUNDATION RESERVES
Mar 5-19, 2016 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.
JAMAICA
Mar 7-13, 2016 with Eric Hynes
A quick adventure in search of Jamaica's 27 endemics and numerous regional specialties at Green Castle Estate.
SPRING IN SOUTH TEXAS
Mar 12-20, 2016 with Chris Benesh
Magnificent Whooping Cranes, lots of South Texas specialties, and spring hawk migration on this exciting tour.
ECUADOR'S WILDSUMACO LODGE
Mar 13-23, 2016 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 19-27, 2016 with Peter Burke
Off the beaten path in Belize; a wonderful tropical birding experience, including some regional specialties.
WESTERN PANAMA: CHIRIQUI & BOCAS DEL TORO
Mar 20-29, 2016 with Jesse Fagan
A new tour to two new Panamanian destinations located in the Chiriqui highlands and Caribbean lowlands at Bocas del Toro.
GHANA
Apr 1-19, 2016 with Phil Gregory
In search of numerous West African specialties as well as White-necked Rockfowl.
BAHAMAS: ABACO, ELEUTHERA & KIRTLAND'S WARBLER
Apr 2-9, 2016 with Jesse Fagan
Small-group tour for four Bahamian endemics, several Caribbean endemics, a few early migrants, Kirtland's Warbler, and a sampling of West Indian butterflies; fun, exciting birding at a relaxed pace.
May be combined with Lesser Antilles
LESSER ANTILLES
Apr 10-25, 2016 with Jesse Fagan
Comprehensive tour searching for all the accessible endemics (many highly endangered) of the southern Caribbean on 10 attractive islands.
May be combined with Bahamas
TEXAS COAST MIGRATION SPECTACLE
Apr 16-22, 2016 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 23-29, 2016 with John Coons
The migration mecca of High Island plus specialties of the Big Thicket and myriad waterbirds and shorebirds.
ARIZONA NIGHTBIRDS & MORE
Apr 29 - May 3, 2016 with Dave Stejskal
A short tour focused on this area's many owl and nightjar specialties.
ARIZONA NIGHTBIRDS & MORE
May 5-9, 2016 with Tom Johnson
A short tour focused on this area's many owl and nightjar specialties.
ARIZONA: BIRDING THE BORDER
May 6-15, 2016 with John Coons
One of the most exciting destinations in North America with a backdrop of spectacular mountain scenery.
ARIZONA: BIRDING THE BORDER
May 12-21, 2016 with Dave Stejskal
One of the most exciting destinations in North America with a backdrop of spectacular mountain scenery.
UGANDA: SHOEBILL, RIFT ENDEMICS & GORILLAS
May 21 - Jun 10, 2016 with Phil Gregory
The rare Shoebill and a wealth of other birds and many Central African specialties combined with opportunities to trek for Chimps and Mountain Gorillas.
NORTHERN ARIZONA'S CANYONS & CONDOR
Jun 4-9, 2016 with John Coons
A tour for mountain and high-desert birds of the western US amidst stunning scenery with California Condors at the Grand Canyon, all guided by our own Flagstaff-based resident expert, John Coons.
MONTANA: YELLOWSTONE TO GLACIER
Jun 9-19, 2016 with Terry McEneaney
Great western birding and wildlife amidst the scenery of Big Sky country.
RAINFOREST & SAVANNA: ALTA FLORESTA & THE NORTHERN PANTANAL, BRAZIL
Jun 11-27, 2016 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.
NEWFOUNDLAND & NOVA SCOTIA
Jun 24 - Jul 4, 2016 with Chris Benesh
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 John Coons
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 Mitch Lysinger
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
EAST AFRICA HIGHLIGHTS: KENYA & TANZANIA
Jul 2-22, 2016 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.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Jul 3-21, 2016 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.
JAGUAR SPOTTING: PANTANAL & GARDEN OF THE AMAZON
Jul 4-15, 2016 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.
ARIZONA'S SECOND SPRING
Jul 23 - Aug 1, 2016 with Chris Benesh
An ideal time for visiting one of the best birding regions in North America: great for local specialties and Mexican vagrants.
PERUVIAN RAINFORESTS OF THE TAMBOPATA: MACAW LICK EXTRAORDINAIRE
Jul 24 - Aug 4, 2016 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 Machu Picchu & Abra Malaga, Peru
ARIZONA'S SECOND SPRING
Jul 30 - Aug 8, 2016 with John Coons
An ideal time for visiting one of the best birding regions in North America: great for local specialties and Mexican vagrants.
MACHU PICCHU & ABRA MALAGA, PERU
Aug 4-13, 2016 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 Peruvian Rainforests of the Tambopata
KENYA SAFARI SPECTACULAR
Aug 26 - Sep 22, 2016 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 27 - Sep 5, 2016 with Chris Benesh
A diverse mix of West Coast specialties, montane species, and pelagics in rugged and scenic sites.
ECUADOR'S SHIRIPUNO LODGE: HEARTLAND OF THE WAORANI
Sep 23 - Oct 2, 2016 with Mitch Lysinger
A 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 Marcelo Padua
A short but rich immersion in the avifauna of the Atlantic Forest, based at one lovely site near Rio.
CAPE MAY MEGAN'S WAY
Sep 25 - Oct 1, 2016 with Megan Edwards Crewe
See bird migration in action at one of the country's top migration hotspots.
MOUNTAINS OF MANU, PERU
Oct 1-16, 2016 with Pepe Rojas
Our in-depth transect birding tour of the higher-elevation half of the Manu Biosphere Reserve.
NEW GUINEA & AUSTRALIA
Oct 27 - Nov 14, 2016 with Jay VanderGaast
A rich and diverse sampler of the best birding of New Guinea and Australia.
NORTHERN PERU: ENDEMICS GALORE
Oct 30 - Nov 19, 2016 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; camping no longer necessary.
COLOMBIA: THE LLANOS & MORE
Nov 5-15, 2016 with Jesse Fagan
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.
HOLIDAY AT SAN ISIDRO, ECUADOR
Nov 19-28, 2016 with Mitch Lysinger
A bird-rich holiday escape based primarily at the very comfortable San Isidro Lodge.
IQUITOS, PERU: CANOPY WALKWAYS & ANCIENT FORESTS
Dec 29, 2016 - Jan 9, 2017 with Dan Lane
Two-week immersion in one of the most species-rich regions of Amazonia, including the white-sand forests near Iquitos.
COLOMBIA: BOGOTA, THE MAGDALENA VALLEY & SANTA MARTA
Jan 7-23, 2017 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 11-28, 2017 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 endemic birds, some of which are not seen on our Spectacular Southeast Brazil tours.
(Southern Bahia Extension to Feb 3, 2017)
AMAZONIAN ECUADOR: SACHA LODGE
Jan 13-22, 2017 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
COSTA RICA: BIRDING THE EDGES
Jan 14-23, 2017 (I) with
A two-parted tour to this bird-rich country exploring sites and birds not covered on our March or holiday tours.
PANAMA'S CANOPY TOWER
Jan 16-22, 2017 with
A towering introduction to Neotropical birds based entirely at a unique lodge; quick access to famous Pipeline Road.
(Canopy Lodge Extension to Jan 27, 2017)
WINTER JAPAN: DANCING CRANES & SPECTACULAR SEA-EAGLES
Jan 21 - Feb 5, 2017 with
Japan's winter spectacles, including the fabulous cranes and Steller's Sea-Eagle.
May be combined with Cambodia
JEWELS OF ECUADOR: HUMMERS, TANAGERS & ANTPITTAS
Jan 22 - Feb 7, 2017 with
Survey birding tour of Andean Ecuador; diverse avifauna dominated by colorful hummers and tanagers and more subtle and haunting antpittas.
May be combined with Amazonian Ecuador: Sacha Lodge
NORTHERN INDIA: BIRDS, TIGER & THE TAJ MAHAL
Jan 28 - Feb 17, 2017 with
Fantastic adventure from the Ganges plains to the Himalayan foothills, with the Bharatpur wetlands, a good chance of Tiger, and the wondrous Taj Mahal.
COLOMBIA: THE CAUCA VALLEY, WESTERN & CENTRAL ANDES
Feb 4-19, 2017 with
Endemic-oriented birding tour connecting reserves up the Cauca Valley from Medellin to Cali.
PANAMA'S CANOPY TOWER
Feb 5-11, 2017 with
A towering introduction to Neotropical birds based entirely at a unique lodge; quick access to famous Pipeline Road.
(Canopy Lodge Pre-Trip from Feb 1, 2017)
GUATEMALA: SHADE-GROWN BIRDING
Feb 9-18, 2017 with
Birding tour for 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 4, 2017)
AMAZONIAN ECUADOR: SACHA LODGE
Feb 10-19, 2017 with
One-site tour to one of the most comfortable lodges in western Amazonia with some of the birdiest canopy platforms anywhere.
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
Feb 11-20, 2017 with
Wonderful introductory birding tour to South America's riches, including bellbirds, toucans, manakins, and motmots.
PANAMA'S CANOPY TOWER
Feb 20-26, 2017 with
A towering introduction to Neotropical birds based entirely at a unique lodge; quick access to famous Pipeline Road.
(Canopy Lodge Extension from Feb 16, 2017)
ECUADOR: RAINFOREST & ANDES
Feb 26 - Mar 12, 2017 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.
COSTA RICA
Mar 4-19, 2017 with
Birding tour for Resplendent Quetzals, Three-wattled Bellbirds, Scarlet Macaws in a beautiful country with easy travel.
JAMAICA
Mar 6-12, 2017 with
A quick adventure in search of Jamaica's 27 endemics and numerous regional specialties at Green Castle Estate.
May be combined with Dominican Republic
COLOMBIA: SANTA MARTA ESCAPE
Mar 11-19, 2017 with
An easier subset of "Bogota, the Magdalena Valley & Santa Marta," reached by a direct flight from Miami, and with a couple more days for a more leisurely approach.
ECUADOR'S WILDSUMACO LODGE
Mar 12-22, 2017 with
Exploring the riches of the eastern Andean foothills of northern Ecuador for numerous specialties at Wildsumaco Lodge.
BORNEO
Mar 14-31, 2017 with
Three prime areas in some of the Earth's richest forests while based in comfort right in the wild.
RARELY VISITED BELIZE: PUNTA GORDA
Mar 18-26, 2017 with
Off the beaten path in Belize; a wonderful tropical birding experience, including some regional specialties.
HAWAII
Mar 30 - Apr 8, 2017 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
Mar 31 - Apr 18, 2017 with
In search of numerous West African specialties as well as White-necked Rockfowl.
COLORADO GROUSE
Apr 1-11, 2017 with
A short tour to seek out the state's prairie-chicken and grouse species.
BHUTAN
Apr 7-26, 2017 with
Spellbinding birding amidst awe-inspiring landscapes on a journey through the lush forests and mountains of this "lost" Himalayan kingdom.
COLORADO GROUSE
Apr 9-19, 2017 with
A short tour to seek out the state's prairie-chicken and grouse species.
TEXAS COAST MIGRATION SPECTACLE
Apr 15-21, 2017 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 COAST MIGRATION SPECTACLE
Apr 22-28, 2017 with
The migration mecca of High Island plus specialties of the Big Thicket and myriad waterbirds and shorebirds.
ARIZONA NIGHTBIRDS & MORE
Apr 27 - May 1, 2017 with
A short tour focused on this area's many owl and nightjar specialties.
BIRDING PLUS -- IRELAND IN SPRING: BIRDS, TRADITIONAL MUSIC & PUBS
May 4-14, 2017 with
The birds, culture, music, and pubs of this beautiful country in spring.
ARIZONA: BIRDING THE BORDER
May 5-14, 2017 with
One of the most exciting destinations in North America with a backdrop of spectacular mountain scenery.
SPAIN: LA MANCHA, COTO DONANA & EXTREMADURA
May 6-18, 2017 with
To La Mancha, famous Coto Donana, Extremadura, and the Gredos Mountains for some of Europe's best birding.
ARIZONA: BIRDING THE BORDER
May 12-21, 2017 with
One of the most exciting destinations in North America with a backdrop of spectacular mountain scenery.
SPRING IN CAPE MAY
May 14-20, 2017 with
Spring migration at one of the country's famed birding hotspots.
ETHIOPIA: ENDEMIC BIRDS & ETHIOPIAN WOLF
May 19 - Jun 8, 2017 with
A remarkable journey through a remarkable land, from Rift Valley lakes to the Bale Mountains and south for Prince Ruspoli's Turaco and the strange Stresemann's Bush-Crow.
(Rock Churches at Lalibela to Jun 11, 2017)
UGANDA: SHOEBILL, RIFT ENDEMICS & GORILLAS
May 20 - Jun 10, 2017 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.
ALASKA
May 26 - Jun 3, 2017 (I) with
Survey in two parts: Part I to the Pribilofs and Denali; Part II to Nome, Seward, and Barrow.
ALASKA
Jun 2-10, 2017 (I) with
Survey in two parts: Part I to the Pribilofs and Denali; Part II to Nome, Seward, and Barrow.
NORTHERN ARIZONA'S CANYONS & CONDOR
Jun 3-8, 2017 with
A tour for mountain and high-desert birds of the western US amidst stunning scenery with California Condors at the Grand Canyon, all guided by our own Flagstaff-based resident expert, John Coons.
BORNEO
Jun 6-24, 2017 with
Three prime areas in some of the Earth's richest forests while based in comfort right in the wild.
MONTANA: YELLOWSTONE TO GLACIER
Jun 8-18, 2017 with
Great western birding and wildlife amidst the scenery of Big Sky country.
ALASKA
Jun 9-19, 2017 (II) with
Survey in two parts: Part I to the Pribilofs and Denali; Part II to Nome, Seward, and Barrow.
GALAPAGOS: AN INTIMATE LOOK AT DARWIN'S ISLANDS
Jun 10-20, 2017 with
A must for any naturalist and birder; small-group, broad coverage of the islands with plenty of time for the birds, exploring, and photography.
May be combined with Montane Ecuador
KENYA SAFARI SPECTACULAR
Jun 16 - Jul 13, 2017 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 19-28, 2017 with
Superb Andean subtropical birding on both East and West slopes.
May be combined with Galapagos
NEWFOUNDLAND & NOVA SCOTIA
Jun 23 - Jul 3, 2017 with
Boreal specialties, seabird colonies, and numerous breeding landbirds in the beautiful Canadian Maritimes.
SPITSBERGEN & SVALBARD ARCHIPELAGO: A CRUISE TO THE NORWEGIAN ARCTIC
Jun 27 - Jul 9, 2017 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
Jun 30 - Jul 9, 2017 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
EAST AFRICA HIGHLIGHTS: KENYA & TANZANIA
Jul 1-21, 2017 with
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.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Jul 2-20, 2017 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.
GALAPAGOS: AN INTIMATE LOOK AT DARWIN'S ISLANDS
Jul 8-18, 2017 with
A must for any naturalist and birder; small-group, broad coverage of the islands with plenty of time for the birds, exploring, and photography.
May be combined with Amazonian Ecuador: Sacha Lodge
ICELAND
Jul 17-26, 2017 with
Beautiful Iceland beckons again on our return after some years away!
PERU'S MAGNETIC NORTH: SPATULETAILS, OWLET LODGE & MORE
Jul 19-30, 2017 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 22-31, 2017 with
An ideal time for visiting one of the best birding regions in North America: great for local specialties and Mexican vagrants.
PERUVIAN RAINFORESTS OF THE TAMBOPATA: MACAW LICK EXTRAORDINAIRE
Jul 23 - Aug 3, 2017 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 Machu Picchu & Abra Malaga, Peru
JAGUAR SPOTTING: PANTANAL & GARDEN OF THE AMAZON
Jul 29 - Aug 9, 2017 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 3-12, 2017 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.
May be combined with Peruvian Rainforests of the Tambopata
KENYA SAFARI SPECTACULAR
Aug 4-31, 2017 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 26 - Sep 5, 2017 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
NEW CALEDONIA, FIJI & VANUATU: ISLANDS OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC
Aug 28 - Sep 15, 2017 with
Island endemics and tropical Pacific specialties abound on this tour to three highlight destinations.
MOROCCO
Sep 4-21, 2017 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
ECUADOR'S SHIRIPUNO LODGE: HEARTLAND OF THE WAORANI
Sep 22 - Oct 1, 2017 with
A tour to Shiripuno Lodge, gateway to the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve in Ecuador's Amazon region.
SAFARI BRAZIL: THE PANTANAL & MORE
Sep 23 - Oct 8, 2017 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 12, 2017)
CAPE MAY MEGAN'S WAY
Sep 24-30, 2017 with
See bird migration in action at one of the country's top migration hotspots.
BARROW, ALASKA: SEARCH FOR ROSS'S GULL
Sep 29 - Oct 3, 2017 with
A short 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.
GREAT RIVERS OF THE AMAZON I: EXPLORING THE RIO ARIPUANA
Sep 30 - Oct 14, 2017 with
A rarissimo opportunity to bird the magnificent yet poorly known Aripuana River, including several sites never before visited by ornithologists; a global first-run, expect surprises!
AUSTRALIA
Oct 5-26, 2017 (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.
NAMIBIA & BOTSWANA
Oct 10-29, 2017 with
Southwestern Africa's bird specialties, striking scenery, wilderness, and the famed game of Etosha and the Okavango Delta.
SERRA DOS TUCANOS, BRAZIL
Oct 23 - Nov 2, 2017 with
A short but rich immersion in the avifauna of the Atlantic Forest, based at one lovely site near Rio.
AUSTRALIA
Oct 24 - Nov 8, 2017 (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 13, 2017)
May be combined with New Zealand
NEW GUINEA & AUSTRALIA
Oct 26 - Nov 13, 2017 with
A rich and diverse sampler of the best birding of New Guinea and Australia.
GREAT RIVERS OF THE AMAZON II: BIRDING THE MADEIRA-TAPAJOS INTERFLUVIUM
Oct 28 - Nov 11, 2017 with
Live-aboard luxury on an adventurous birding tour through the lower Madeira-Tapajos interfluvium of central Amazonian Brazil; be ready for the unexpected!
NORTHERN PERU: ENDEMICS GALORE
Oct 29 - Nov 18, 2017 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; camping no longer necessary.
CHINA: YUNNAN PROVINCE
Nov 3-25, 2017 with
Survey tour of China's richest province with many eastern Himalayan specialties.
(Beijing Birding and City Tour from Oct 31, 2017)
MADAGASCAR, MAURITIUS & REUNION
Nov 4-30, 2017 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 30, 2017)
CHILE
Nov 5-25, 2017 with
Comprehensive survey tour of this visually spectacular and tourist-friendly country.
NEW ZEALAND
Nov 12-30, 2017 with
Beautiful landscapes as a backdrop for nearly 50 endemic birds plus a great selection of seabirds.
(Pelagic Extension to Dec 2, 2017)
MEXICO: YUCATAN & COZUMEL
Nov 18-27, 2017 with
A tour for the most interesting birds of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula amidst its attractive Mayan sites and only a short flight from the US.
HOLIDAY COSTA RICA: RANCHO NATURALISTA
Dec 19-27, 2017 with
One-site holiday tour based at the comfortable Rancho Naturalista Lodge, with excursions to other habitats on Costa Rica's bird-rich Caribbean slope.
ARIZONA WINTER SPECIALTIES
Dec 27, 2017 - Jan 2, 2018 with
Exceptional winter birding on a short tour with numerous specialties and potential rarities.
ECUADOR'S WILDSUMACO LODGE
Dec 28, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018 with
Exploring the riches of the eastern Andean foothills of northern Ecuador for numerous specialties at Wildsumaco Lodge.
HOLIDAY COSTA RICA: RANCHO NATURALISTA
Dec 29, 2017 - Jan 6, 2018 with
One-site holiday tour based at the comfortable Rancho Naturalista Lodge, with excursions to other habitats on Costa Rica's bird-rich Caribbean slope.
PANAMA'S CANOPY LODGE: EL VALLE DE ANTON
Dec 30, 2017 - Jan 6, 2018 with
A superb introduction to Neotropical birds or a complement to your broader Middle American birding, all based at a charming lodge.


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