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"Field Guides is great! This was an outstanding overall experience! Great birds, great leaders, great food. I'd absolutely travel with Dave Stejskal and Uthai Treesucon again. Wat and his crew were unbelievable."
- B.B., THAILAND

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The fantastic Great Hornbill at Khao Yai NP, by guide Rose Ann Rowlett
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DAVE STEJSKAL: Field Guides Leader

Dave Stejskal's love of birds took firm root at the age of nine. After teenage years consumed by birding and basketball, he went on to graduate from the University of Arizona in Tucson, the desert city he and his wife, Julie Hecimovich, call home. Dave is particularly skilled at identifying birds by their songs and calls and eagerly shares his knowledge with others.

Since he joined Field Guides in 1985, Dave's more than 300 tours have taken him north to arctic Alaska, south to Tierra del Fuego (guiding tours in nearly every country in between and of course many to his home state of Arizona), and across the Pacific to Asia and Southeast Asia--including Thailand, Vietnam, China, and Borneo--and his enthusiasm for finding and watching birds has proven to be contagious.

"Dave Stejskal did an exceptional job. I'd absolutely travel with him again. His experience with the country, the specific locations, and the birds was always evident. But, importantly, in addition to being a good bird guide, Dave is an excellent leader. He was conscious of participants' needs and abilities, which species they'd seen or hadn't seen, and consistently worked harder than the rest of us to find birds. I expected a lot from a Field Guides leader, and he met or exceeded my expectations. Thanks for a wonderful experience." R.L., Borneo



Dave's Upcoming Tours

THAILAND
Jan 14 - Feb 4, 2017 with Dave Stejskal & Jay VanderGaast
A wide variety of forest birds in the friendly heart of Southeast Asia (and fabulous Thai food).
COLORADO GROUSE
Apr 1-11, 2017 with Chris Benesh & Dave Stejskal
A short tour to seek out the state's prairie-chicken and grouse species.
ARIZONA NIGHTBIRDS & MORE
May 4-8, 2017 with Dave Stejskal
A short tour focused on this area's many owl and nightjar specialties.
ARIZONA: BIRDING THE BORDER
May 12-21, 2017 with Dave Stejskal
One of the most exciting destinations in North America with a backdrop of spectacular mountain scenery.
BORNEO
Jun 6-23, 2017 with Dave Stejskal & local guide
Three prime areas in some of Earth's richest forests while based in comfort right in the wild.
BRAZIL'S MOUTH OF THE AMAZON: MEXIANA ISLAND, THE LOWER XINGU & CARAJAS
Aug 4-19, 2017 with Marcelo Padua & Dave Stejskal
New two-week tour through diverse habitats around the mouth of the mighty Rio Amazonas as we seek most of the endemics of lower Amazonia.
PERUVIAN RAINFORESTS OF THE TAMBOPATA: MACAW LICK EXTRAORDINAIRE
Oct 12-23, 2017 with Dave Stejskal
Three-site tour to the most species-rich rainforest on Earth. Largest known macaw lick, canopy walkway and towers, eagles, and monkeys.
CHINA: YUNNAN PROVINCE
Nov 3-25, 2017 with Dave Stejskal & Jesper Hornskov
Survey tour of China's richest province with many eastern Himalayan specialties.
(Beijing Birding and City Tour from Oct 30, 2017)
GUYANA: WILDERNESS PARADISE
Jan 13-24, 2018 with Dave Stejskal & local guide
A survey birding tour of the country's vast untrammeled rainforest, with an emphasis on Guianan shield specialties, and side trips to coastal and savanna regions and spectacular Kaieteur Falls.
BORNEO
Feb 27 - Mar 16, 2018 with Dave Stejskal & local guide
Three prime areas in some of Earth's richest forests while based in comfort right in the wild.
ARIZONA NIGHTBIRDS & MORE
May 10-14, 2018 with Dave Stejskal
A short tour focused on this area's many owl and nightjar specialties.
ARIZONA: BIRDING THE BORDER
May 19-28, 2018 with Dave Stejskal
One of the most exciting destinations in North America with a backdrop of spectacular mountain scenery.
CENTRAL PERUVIAN ENDEMICS: THE HIGH ANDES
May 31 - Jun 16, 2018 with Dan Lane & Dave Stejskal
High Andean endemics of central Peru on our birding tour to extraordinarily scenic settings, including Huascaran National Park, Lake Junin, and the Carpish Mountains.
May be combined with Machu Picchu & Abra Malaga, Peru
ETHIOPIA: ENDEMIC BIRDS & ETHIOPIAN WOLF
Sep 7-27, 2018 with Terry Stevenson & Dave Stejskal
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 Sep 30, 2018)
SOUTHERN ARGENTINA: THE PAMPAS, PATAGONIA & TIERRA DEL FUEGO
Oct 30 - Nov 15, 2018 with Dave Stejskal & Tom Johnson
Superb springtime birding tour through southern South America amid stark and spectacular landscapes.
May be combined with Northwestern Argentina
VIETNAM
Nov 24 - Dec 14, 2018 with Dave Stejskal & Doug Gochfeld
Intriguing survey tour to bird-rich but poorly known Vietnam.
ARIZONA WINTER SPECIALTIES
Dec 29, 2018 - Jan 4, 2019 with Dave Stejskal
Exceptional winter birding on a short tour with numerous specialties and potential rarities.


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