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October 2025

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NEW GUINEA & AUSTRALIA
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Oct 4-23, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2023=$10150) with Jay VanderGaast
Tour Limit: 9
A rich and diverse sampler of the best birding of New Guinea and Australia.
SOUTH AFRICA
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Oct 4-26, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$11825) with Tarry Butcher & Jesse Fagan
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 5-15, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2023=$3850) 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.
CENTRAL PERUVIAN ENDEMICS: THE HIGH ANDES
Status: Open
Oct 5-22, 2025 (Fee TBD) with Dan Lane
Tour Limit: 8
High Andean endemics of central Peru on our birding tour to extraordinarily scenic settings, including Huascaran National Park, Lake Junin, and the Carpish Mountains.
ALASKA FALL GOLDMINE: RARITIES ON THE PRIBILOFS & ROSS'S GULLS IN BARROW
Status: Open
Oct 8-12, 2025 - Part Two (Fee TBD / 2024=$3375) 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.
AUSTRALIA
Status: Open
Oct 14-29, 2025 - Part Two (Fee TBD / 2023=$7875) 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 3, 2025)
SPECTACULAR SOUTHEAST BRAZIL
Status: Open
Oct 17 - Nov 3, 2025 - Part One (Fee TBD / 2024=$7875) 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 23 - Nov 2, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2023=$3650) 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.
MADAGASCAR
Status: Open
Oct 25 - Nov 17, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2023=$10550) 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 20, 2025)
NAMIBIA & BOTSWANA
Status: Open
Oct 28 - Nov 16, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2023=$17150) with Terry Stevenson & Tarry Butcher
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 30 - Nov 3, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$2225) with Dan Lane & Alex Sundvall
Tour Limit: 14
Late-autumn tour on the Gulf Coast targeting Yellow Rails and other migrants and wintering species of the region.
ANTARCTICA, SOUTH GEORGIA & THE FALKLANDS
Status: Open
Oct 30 - Nov 22, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2023=$17900) with Doug Gochfeld
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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