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December 2025

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COLOMBIA'S CLOUDFORESTS: THE WESTERN & CENTRAL ANDES
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Dec 1-11, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$5495) 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.
May be combined with Colombia's Inirida
HOLIDAY COSTA RICA: RANCHO NATURALISTA
Status: Open
Dec 19-27, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$3950) with Megan Edwards Crewe & local guide
Tour Limit: 12
One-site holiday tour based at the comfortable Rancho Naturalista Lodge, with excursions to other habitats on Costa Rica's bird-rich Caribbean slope.
MEXICO: OAXACA VALLEY
Status: Open
Dec 20-27, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$3450) with Doug Gochfeld & Jay VanderGaast
Tour Limit: 14
Superb birding with two dozen Mexican endemics and fascinating ruins while based in lovely Oaxaca City.
ARIZONA WINTER SPECIALTIES
Status: Open
Dec 27, 2025 - Jan 2, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$2875) with Cory Gregory
Tour Limit: 7
Exceptional winter birding on a short tour with numerous specialties and potential rarities.
PANAMA'S CANOPY CAMP: LOWLAND DARIEN
Status: Open
Dec 27, 2025 - Jan 4, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$5295) with John Coons & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
A birding tour to a remote part of Panama with many specialties seen nowhere else in Central America.
HOLIDAY COSTA RICA: RANCHO NATURALISTA
Status: Open
Dec 27, 2025 - Jan 4, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$3950) with Megan Edwards Crewe & local guide
Tour Limit: 12
One-site holiday tour based at the comfortable Rancho Naturalista Lodge, with excursions to other habitats on Costa Rica's bird-rich Caribbean slope.
PANAMA'S CANOPY LODGE: EL VALLE DE ANTON
Status: Open
Dec 28, 2025 - Jan 4, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4575) with Chris Benesh & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
A superb introduction to Neotropical birds or a complement to your broader Middle American birding, all based at a charming lodge.
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Dec 28, 2025 - Jan 6, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2023=$5350) with Micah Riegner
Tour Limit: 10
Wonderful introductory birding tour to South America's riches, including bellbirds, toucans, manakins, and motmots.
ECUADOR'S WILDSUMACO LODGE
Status: Open
Dec 29, 2025 - Jan 8, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4450) with Willy Perez
Tour Limit: 8
Exploring the riches of the eastern Andean foothills of northern Ecuador for numerous specialties at Wildsumaco Lodge.
May be combined with Amazonian Ecuador: Sacha Lodge
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