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October 2020

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SOUTH AFRICA
Status: One space available
Oct 1-23, 2020 ($9875) with Joe Grosel & Megan Edwards Crewe
Tour Limit: 10
Endemic-rich birding, spectacular landscapes, and a unique flora are the highlights of our energetic survey tour of this beautiful country.
AUSTRALIA
Status: Waitlisted
Oct 2-22, 2020 - Part One (Fee TBD / 2019=$9175) with Chris Benesh & Doug Gochfeld
Tour Limit: 12
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. An optional endemic-rich extension to Tasmania follows Part II.
JEWELS OF ECUADOR: HUMMERS, TANAGERS & ANTPITTAS
Status: Open
Oct 3-20, 2020 ($6375) with Mitch Lysinger
Tour Limit: 8
Survey birding tour of Andean Ecuador; diverse avifauna dominated by colorful hummers and tanagers and more subtle and haunting antpittas.
ALASKA FALL GOLDMINE: RARITIES ON THE PRIBILOFS & ROSS'S GULLS IN BARROW
Status: Waitlisted
Oct 7-11, 2020 - Part Two ($2750) with Tom Johnson
Tour Limit: 7
A fall adventure in two parts to the far north, Part I to St. Paul Island in the Pribilofs for migrants and vagrants, and Part II to Barrow for the legendary Ross's Gull, loons, eiders, and possibly even Polar Bear and Ivory Gull.
NORTHERN PERU: ENDEMICS GALORE
Status: Open
Oct 7-25, 2020 ($7975) with Dan Lane
Tour Limit: 8
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.
MACHU PICCHU & ABRA MALAGA, PERU
Status: Open
Oct 9-18, 2020 ($4550) with Jesse Fagan & Micah Riegner
Tour Limit: 9
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.
NEW GUINEA & AUSTRALIA
Status: Waitlisted
Oct 10-28, 2020 (Fee TBD / 2019=$8975) with Jay VanderGaast
Tour Limit: 9
A rich and diverse sampler of the best birding of New Guinea and Australia.
SPECTACULAR SOUTHEAST BRAZIL
Status: Waitlisted
Oct 14-31, 2020 - Part One (Fee TBD) with Bret Whitney & Marcelo Barreiros
Tour Limit: 12
The fantastic 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, plus an optional Iguazu Falls Extension.
NORTHWESTERN ARGENTINA: THE CHACO, CORDOBA & NORTHERN ANDES
Status: Waitlisted
Oct 17 - Nov 4, 2020 ($6475) with Willy Perez & local guide
Tour Limit: 10
Comprehensive birding tour of the many habitats of the diverse northwest; many specialty birds.
May be combined with Southern Argentina
AUSTRALIA
Status: Waitlisted
Oct 20 - Nov 4, 2020 - Part Two (Fee TBD / 2019=$7225) with John Coons & Cory Gregory
Tour Limit: 12
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. An optional endemic-rich extension to Tasmania follows Part II.
(Tasmania Extension to Nov 9, 2020)
May be combined with New Zealand
LOUISIANA: YELLOW RAILS & CRAWFISH TAILS
Status: Open
Oct 29 - Nov 2, 2020 ($1925) with Dan Lane & Micah Riegner
Tour Limit: 14
Late-autumn tour on the Gulf Coast targeting Yellow Rails and other migrants and wintering species of the region.
COLOMBIA: CALI ESCAPE: CLOUD FORESTS OF THE CENTRAL & WESTERN ANDES
Status: Waitlisted
Oct 29 - Nov 7, 2020 ($4225) with Jesse Fagan & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
Cloud forests of two Colombian cordilleras and their rich assortment of hummingbirds and tanagers are highlights of this escape across the Caribbean to tropical Colombia. Starting in Cali and exiting through Manizales and Bogota, we will use several good city hotels and one simple ecotourism lodge primarily to access Andean forests, but also dry woodland, marshes, and the paramo.
May be combined with Colombia: The Llanos & More
BRAZIL: ATLANTIC FOREST GETAWAY
Status: Waitlisted
Oct 29 - Nov 8, 2020 (Fee TBD / 2019=$3550) with Marcelo Padua
Tour Limit: 8
A short but rich immersion in the avifauna of the Atlantic Forest, based at one lovely site near Rio.
SPECTACULAR SOUTHEAST BRAZIL
Status: Waitlisted
Oct 29 - Nov 14, 2020 - Part Two (Fee TBD) with Bret Whitney & Marcelo Barreiros
Tour Limit: 12
The fantastic 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, plus an optional Iguazu Falls Extension.
(Iguassu Falls Extension to Nov 18, 2020)
MADAGASCAR
Status: Waitlisted
Oct 31 - Nov 23, 2020 (Fee TBD / 2019=$9875) with Phil Gregory & local guide
Tour Limit: 9
In-depth coverage of the accessible parts of Madagascar: many endemic birds, striking lemurs, bizarre flora and chameleons, fascinating culture. Optional extension to the Indian Ocean islands of Mauritius and Reunion will add yet more endemics.
(Mauritius & Reunion Extension to Nov 26, 2020)
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