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October 2024

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ALASKA FALL GOLDMINE: RARITIES ON THE PRIBILOFS & ROSS'S GULLS IN BARROW
Status: Open
Oct 2-6, 2024 - 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.
NORTHERN PERU: ENDEMICS GALORE
Status: Open
Oct 5-24, 2024 (Fee TBD) with Dan Lane & local guide
Tour Limit: 10
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.
SOUTH AFRICA
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Oct 5-27, 2024 (Fee TBD / 2022=$10350) with Terry Stevenson & local guide
Tour Limit: 10
Endemic-rich birding, spectacular landscapes, and a unique flora are the highlights of our energetic survey tour of this beautiful country.
MEXICO: VERACRUZ RIVER OF RAPTORS
Status: Open
Oct 6-15, 2024 (Fee TBD) with Doug Gochfeld & Jorge Montejo-Diaz
Tour Limit: 10
The amazing spectacle of huge numbers of migrating raptors combined with some highland birding and cultural highlights.
NORTHWESTERN ARGENTINA: THE CHACO, CORDOBA & NORTHERN ANDES
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Oct 12-30, 2024 (Fee TBD) 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
NEW GUINEA & AUSTRALIA
Status: Open
Oct 12-30, 2024 (Fee TBD) with Jay VanderGaast
Tour Limit: 9
A rich and diverse sampler of the best birding of New Guinea and Australia.
AUSTRALIA
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Oct 15-30, 2024 - 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 4, 2024)
SPECTACULAR SOUTHEAST BRAZIL
Status: Open
Oct 18 - Nov 4, 2024 - 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.
BRAZIL: ATLANTIC FOREST GETAWAY
Status: Open
Oct 24 - Nov 3, 2024 (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.
SRI LANKA
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Oct 26 - Nov 12, 2024 (Fee TBD) with Megan Edwards Crewe & local guide
Tour Limit: 10
A two-week introduction to Asia's birds, including more than 30 species endemic to the island, with one of the country's foremost birders as a co-leader.
May be combined with Southern India
MADAGASCAR
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Oct 26 - Nov 18, 2024 (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 21, 2024)
SOUTHERN ARGENTINA: THE PAMPAS, PATAGONIA & TIERRA DEL FUEGO
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Oct 29 - Nov 14, 2024 (Fee TBD) with Tom Johnson & Doug Gochfeld
Tour Limit: 12
Superb springtime birding tour through southern South America amid stark and spectacular landscapes.
May be combined with Northwestern Argentina
NAMIBIA & BOTSWANA
Status: One space available
Oct 29 - Nov 17, 2024 (Fee TBD / 2023=$17150) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 6
Southwestern Africa's bird specialties, striking scenery, wilderness, and the famed game of Etosha and the Okavango Delta.
LOUISIANA: YELLOW RAILS & CRAWFISH TAILS
Status: Open
Oct 31 - Nov 4, 2024 (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.
COLOMBIA'S CLOUDFORESTS: THE WESTERN & CENTRAL ANDES
Status: Open
Oct 31 - Nov 10, 2024 (Fee TBD / 2022=$4575) 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.
ANTARCTICA, SOUTH GEORGIA & THE FALKLANDS
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Oct 31 - Nov 23, 2024 (Fee TBD / 2022=$15800) with Chris Benesh
Tour Limit: 10
The ultimate seabird and wildlife cruise, including fabulous South Georgia and the Falkland Islands. Variable fee depending on cabin choice.
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