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May 2026

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BIRDS OF BRITAIN
Status: Open
May 2-11, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4750) with guide TBA
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 16, 2026)
CLASSICAL GREECE
Status: Open
May 3-17, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$5650) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
Fine southeast European birding--at the peak of migration--with archaeological and cultural stops.
MICHIGAN: GREAT LAKES GRANDEUR
Status: Open
May 8-16, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$3850) with guide TBA
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 8-17, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4125) with guide TBA
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 9-25, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$6375) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
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: Open
May 9-26, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$10675) with guide TBA
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 10-16, 2026 (Fee TBD) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
Spring migration at one of the country's famed birding hotspots.
FINLAND IN SPRING: FORESTS, FOWL, AND FUR
Status: Open
May 10-23, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$7550) with guide TBA
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 15-24, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4125) with guide TBA
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 16-22, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$2925) with guide TBA
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.
CENTRAL ASIA: UZBEKISTAN, KYRGYZSTAN & KAZAKHSTAN
Status: Open
May 19 - Jun 9, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$8975) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
A three-country tour exploring the scenic Central Asian steppes, deserts, canyons, and high mountains, for an enticing mix of localized resident species and northbound migrants, with the added cultural element of the beautifully preserved Silk Road cities of Samarkand and Bukhara.
ALASKA: THE GREAT LAND
Status: Open
May 27 - Jun 12, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$13075) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 14
Our fabulous survey of the best of Alaska birding: the Pribilofs, Kenai Fjords, Nome, and Utqiagvik (formerly Barrow).
FRANCE'S LOIRE VALLEY: BIRDS, CHATEAUX & WINE
Status: Open
May 31 - Jun 10, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$5775) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
A tour of France's lovely Loire Valley, combining lowland birding with visits to the chateaux of Chambord, Chenonceau, and Villandry, as well as some of the region's famous vineyards.
CHINA'S SICHUAN PROVINCE
Status: Open
May 31 - Jun 21, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$8375) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
We return to China for fabulous pheasants and numerous other Sichuan specialties.
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