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October 2021

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MID-ATLANTIC MIGRATION MAGIC
Status: Waitlisted
Oct 1-10, 2021 ($3725) with Eric Hynes
Tour Limit: 14
A master class on fall migration on the East Coast, from Kiptopeke to the Kittatinny, with an emphasis on raptors.
MEXICO: VERACRUZ RIVER OF RAPTORS
Status: Open
Oct 1-10, 2021 (Fee TBD) with Doug Gochfeld & Jorge Montejo-Diaz
Tour Limit: 12
The amazing spectacle of huge numbers of migrating raptors combined with some highland birding and cultural highlights.
AUSTRALIA
Status: Waitlisted
Oct 1-21, 2021 - Part One (Fee TBD / 2020=$9375) with Chris Benesh
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.
ALASKA FALL GOLDMINE: RARITIES ON THE PRIBILOFS & ROSS'S GULLS IN BARROW
Status: Open
Oct 7-11, 2021 - Part Two ($2925) with Cory Gregory
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.
MACHU PICCHU & ABRA MALAGA, PERU
Status: One space available
Oct 8-17, 2021 ($4550) with Jesse Fagan
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.
SUCCINCT SURINAME: COTINGAS & TRUMPETERS
Status: One space available
Oct 9-20, 2021 ($4175) with Micah Riegner & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
A new itinerary highlighting rainforest wilderness areas that are home to specialty and hard-to-see birds such as beautiful and bizarre cotingas, large and small, and trumpeters.
AUSTRALIA
Status: Waitlisted
Oct 19 - Nov 3, 2021 - Part Two (Fee TBD / 2020=$7425) with John Coons & 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.
(Tasmania Extension to Nov 8, 2021)
SPECTACULAR SOUTHEAST BRAZIL
Status: Waitlisted
Oct 22 - Nov 8, 2021 - Part One (Fee TBD / 2020=$6275) 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.
ESSENTIAL SHORT UGANDA: SHOEBILL, GORILLAS, CHIMPS & ALBERTINE RIFT BIRDING
Status: Open
Oct 23 - Nov 5, 2021 ($7875) with Megan Edwards Crewe & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
A new tour for those wishing to see the major Ugandan birding and mammal highlights in just two weeks time.
LOUISIANA: YELLOW RAILS & CRAWFISH TAILS
Status: Waitlisted
Oct 28 - Nov 1, 2021 ($2050) with Dan Lane & Cory Gregory
Tour Limit: 14
Late-autumn tour on the Gulf Coast targeting Yellow Rails and other migrants and wintering species of the region.
BRAZIL: ATLANTIC FOREST GETAWAY
Status: Waitlisted
Oct 28 - Nov 7, 2021 ($3250) 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.
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