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May 2025

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BIRDS OF BRITAIN
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
May 3-12, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4750) with Megan Edwards Crewe & Willy Perez
Tour Limit: 12
Our own Willy Perez, based in Britain, will guide this springtime tour of England's East Anglia, combining lowland birding with cultural visits to Sutton Hoo and Blickling Hall, with a continuing extension to the pine forests and highlands of Scotland.
(Scottish Highlands Extension to May 17, 2025)
BEYOND THE PORTS OF PORTUGAL: A BIRDS & WINE TOUR
Status: Open
May 4-15, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$7150) with Marcelo Padua & local guide
Tour Limit: 12
A new itinerary in our popular Birds & Wine tour series.
MICHIGAN: GREAT LAKES GRANDEUR
Status: Open
May 9-17, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$3850) with Cory Gregory
Tour Limit: 7
A new tour for the richest birding in the Midwest with plenty of specialty birds from Kirtland's Warbler to boreal species.
ARIZONA: BIRDING THE BORDER
Status: Open
May 9-18, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4125) with Chris Benesh
Tour Limit: 7
One of the most exciting destinations in North America with a backdrop of spectacular mountain scenery.
BRAZIL: MINAS GERAIS & TOCANTINS: BLUE-EYED GROUND DOVE AND BEYOND
Status: Open
May 10-26, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$6375) with Marcelo Barreiros & Bret Whitney
Tour Limit: 10
This itinerary visits a rich region of Brazil not covered on our other tours, one replete with rarely seen endemics and the recently rediscovered Blue-eyed Ground Dove!
JAPAN IN SPRING
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
May 10-27, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$10675) with Phil Gregory & local guide
Tour Limit: 7
A great introduction to springtime Japan, timed to coincide with the arrival of avian summer visitors, with lovely scenery the backdrop to our birding.
May be combined with Taiwan
SPRING IN CAPE MAY
Status: Open
May 11-17, 2025 (Fee TBD) with Doug Gochfeld
Tour Limit: 7
Spring migration at one of the country's famed birding hotspots.
FINLAND IN SPRING: FORESTS, FOWL, AND FUR
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
May 14-27, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$7550) with Jay VanderGaast & local guide
Tour Limit: 11
A superb itinerary from the capital to the Arctic Circle, following the flow of spring migration in search of displaying grouse, nesting owls, lekking Ruffs, and special mammals, including Wolverines.
ARIZONA: BIRDING THE BORDER
Status: Open
May 16-25, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4125) with Micah Riegner
Tour Limit: 7
One of the most exciting destinations in North America with a backdrop of spectacular mountain scenery.
NORTHERN ARIZONA'S CANYONS & CONDOR
Status: Open
May 17-23, 2025 ($3025) with John Coons
Tour Limit: 7
A tour for mountain and high-desert birds of the western US amidst stunning scenery with California Condors at the Grand Canyon, all guided by our own Flagstaff-based resident expert, John Coons.
ANGOLA: ENDEMICS IN A LITTLE KNOWN LAND
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
May 24 - Jun 14, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$11875) with Terry Stevenson & Errol de Beer
Tour Limit: 12
Our tour to this endemic-rich off-the-beaten-path destination will seek numerous endemics and pass through some impressive landscapes.
ALASKA: THE GREAT LAND
Status: Open
May 31 - Jun 16, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$13075) with Micah Riegner & Sam Wilson
Tour Limit: 14
Our fabulous survey of the best of Alaska birding: the Pribilofs, Kenai Fjords, Nome, and Utqiagvik (formerly Barrow).
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