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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 / 2021=$2925) with guide TBA
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. Important Note for 2021: Please note that due to the closure of the Pribilof Islands to visitors for the 2021 season, only Part Two of this tour will operate in 2021.
MEXICO: VERACRUZ RIVER OF RAPTORS
Status: Open
Oct 4-13, 2024 (Fee TBD) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 10
The amazing spectacle of huge numbers of migrating raptors combined with some highland birding and cultural highlights.
NORTHERN PERU: ENDEMICS GALORE
Status: Open
Oct 5-24, 2024 (Fee TBD / 2022=$8475) with guide TBA
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.
NORTHWESTERN ARGENTINA: THE CHACO, CORDOBA & NORTHERN ANDES
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Oct 12-30, 2024 (Fee TBD / 2022=$6750) with guide TBA
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: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Oct 15-30, 2024 - Part Two (Fee TBD) with guide TBA
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) with guide TBA
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 24-28, 2024 (Fee TBD / 2022=$2125) with guide TBA
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 24 - Nov 3, 2024 (Fee TBD / 2022=$3475) with guide TBA
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 25 - Nov 11, 2024 (Fee TBD / 2021=$6475) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
Survey birding tour of Andean Ecuador; diverse avifauna dominated by colorful hummers and tanagers and more subtle and haunting antpittas.
SRI LANKA
Status: Open
Oct 26 - Nov 12, 2024 (Fee TBD) with guide TBA
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 guide TBA
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 / 2022=$7750) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 10
Superb springtime birding tour through southern South America amid stark and spectacular landscapes.
May be combined with Northwestern Argentina
NAMIBIA & BOTSWANA
Status: Open
Oct 29 - Nov 17, 2024 (Fee TBD / 2022=$16575) with guide TBA
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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