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October 2023

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FALL FOR CAPE MAY
Status: Open
Oct 1-7, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2022=$3050) with Megan Edwards Crewe
Tour Limit: 7
See bird migration in action at one of the country's top migration hotspots.
ALASKA FALL GOLDMINE: RARITIES ON THE PRIBILOFS & ROSS'S GULLS IN BARROW
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Oct 4-8, 2023 - Part Two (Fee TBD / 2022=$3050) 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.
MEXICO: VERACRUZ RIVER OF RAPTORS
Status: One space available
Oct 6-15, 2023 (Fee TBD) with Eric Hynes & Jorge Montejo-Diaz
Tour Limit: 10
The amazing spectacle of huge numbers of migrating raptors combined with some highland birding and cultural highlights.
AUSTRALIA
Status: Open
Oct 17 - Nov 1, 2023 - Part Two (Fee TBD / 2022=$7550) 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 6, 2023)
SPECTACULAR SOUTHEAST BRAZIL
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Oct 20 - Nov 6, 2023 - Part One (Fee TBD / 2022=$6575) 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.
LOUISIANA: YELLOW RAILS & CRAWFISH TAILS
Status: Open
Oct 26-30, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2022=$2125) with Dan Lane
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: Open
Oct 26 - Nov 5, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2022=$3475) 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.
JEWELS OF ECUADOR: HUMMERS, TANAGERS & ANTPITTAS
Status: Open
Oct 27 - Nov 13, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2022=$6775) with Jay VanderGaast
Tour Limit: 8
Survey birding tour of Andean Ecuador; diverse avifauna dominated by colorful hummers and tanagers and more subtle and haunting antpittas.
MADAGASCAR
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Oct 28 - Nov 20, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2022=$9975) 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 23, 2023)
NAMIBIA & BOTSWANA
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Oct 31 - Nov 19, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2022=$16575) with Terry Stevenson
Tour Limit: 6
Southwestern Africa's bird specialties, striking scenery, wilderness, and the famed game of Etosha and the Okavango Delta.
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