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"Our overall tour experience was excellent. The best 'features' were the two guides, Megan Crewe and Cory Gregory. Both have extensive knowledge about not only bird ID but also about bird behavior, ecology, and evolution. Megan was great as lead and really extended our knowledge of the Cape May area, which was previously rather limited. Cory was a fabulous bird guide in his own right. He will be a great asset to Field Guides. Both worked extremely hard providing for our comfort and birding experiences."
B.G., CAPE MAY MEGAN'S WAY

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CORY GREGORY: Field Guides Leader

Cory Gregory started learning birds on flashcards at the age of three, but it wasn't until the ripe age of ten that things started to get more serious. Since then he has traveled to Central and South America, Australia, and all 50 states to try to get his fill of birding (and it hasn't worked yet!).

Cory earned a B.S. in zoology in Michigan, where he also worked for Whitefish Point Bird Observatory for several seasons. He then ventured to Iowa State University, where he earned a M.S. studying Long-billed Curlews in Nebraska. As an avid shorebird ecologist, he has handled more than 2000 shorebirds of more than 30 species.

After finishing school, Cory worked for several organizations as a shorebird ecologist and guided on St. Paul Island in the Pribilofs of Alaska for the 2014 and 2015 seasons. It was on St. Paul that his dream of stumbling on a first North American record was finally fulfilled. Cory is currently based out of Missouri where, when not on tour, he pursues his interest in birds, butterflies, and dragonflies with abandon.

Cory has co-led Field Guides groups to Arizona, Cape May, Colorado, Maine, Texas, Newfoundland, Costa Rica, Oaxaca, Colombia, Peru, France, and Australia and has a busy and wide-ranging schedule coming up, adding Oregon to his portfolio of tours. Scroll down to see his upcoming trips below--folks have had a great time traveling with Cory, and we think you will, too!

"The tour was excellent. I had great learning experiences with both Chris Benesh and Cory Gregory. I would recommend them both to other birders. Cory is a great addition to Field Guides, and I hope to see him again." M.P., Texas's Big Bend & Hill Country

"It was a truly wonderful trip. The group was very compatible and all of us helped each other get on the bird. Guides Richard Webster and Cory Gregory are good-natured, positive, and kind people who are genuinely interested in the participants' satisfaction with the trip. As always, your office service was excellent. Field Guides is the best operation I have used." C.H., Colombia: Santa Marta Escape

Here are a few links relating to Cory that we think you'll enjoy:
Cory's blog, "See You at Sunrise"
Cory's Flickr photo site



Cory's Upcoming Tours

HOLIDAY COSTA RICA: RANCHO NATURALISTA
Dec 21-29, 2018 with Cory Gregory & local guide
One-site holiday tour based at the comfortable Rancho Naturalista Lodge, with excursions to other habitats on Costa Rica's bird-rich Caribbean slope.
NEW MEXICO: BIRDING THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT
Jan 26 - Feb 1, 2019 with Doug Gochfeld & Cory Gregory
Fun birding from rosy-finches in the Sandia Mts to thousands of Sandhill Cranes and Snow Geese (plus Ross's) along the Rio Grande.
COLOMBIA: SANTA MARTA ESCAPE
Feb 18-26, 2019 with Cory Gregory & local guide
An easier subset of "Bogota, the Magdalena Valley & Santa Marta," reached by a direct flight from Miami, and with a couple more days for a more leisurely approach.
MEXICO: OAXACA
Mar 9-16, 2019 with Dan Lane & Cory Gregory
Superb birding with two dozen Mexican endemics and fascinating ruins while based in lovely Oaxaca City.
COLORADO GROUSE
Apr 13-23, 2019 with Doug Gochfeld & Cory Gregory
A short tour to seek out the state's prairie-chicken and grouse species.
ARIZONA NIGHTBIRDS & MORE
May 9-13, 2019 with Cory Gregory
A short tour focused on this area's many owl and nightjar specialties.
ARIZONA: BIRDING THE BORDER
May 18-27, 2019 with Cory Gregory
One of the most exciting destinations in North America with a backdrop of spectacular mountain scenery.
ALASKA
Jun 6-14, 2019 (I) with Tom Johnson & Cory Gregory
Survey in two parts: Part I to the Pribilofs and Denali; Part II to Nome, Seward, and Utqiaġvik (formerly Barrow).
ALASKA
Jun 13-23, 2019 (II) with Tom Johnson & Cory Gregory
Survey in two parts: Part I to the Pribilofs and Denali; Part II to Nome, Seward, and Utqiaġvik (formerly Barrow).
OREGON: FROM THE COAST TO THE CASCADES
Sep 4-14, 2019 with Cory Gregory & Doug Gochfeld
A new itinerary for specialties of the Pacific Northwest as we explore the beautiful coast and Cascade Mountains.
FALL FOR CAPE MAY
Sep 21-27, 2019 with Cory Gregory & Micah Riegner
See bird migration in action at one of the country's top migration hotspots.
AUSTRALIA
Oct 4-24, 2019 (I) with Chris Benesh & Cory Gregory
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.
JAMAICA
Nov 24-30, 2019 with Cory Gregory & local guide
A quick adventure in search of Jamaica's 27 endemics and numerous regional specialties at Green Castle Estate.
MEXICO: OAXACA
Dec 21-28, 2019 with Doug Gochfeld & Cory Gregory
Superb birding with two dozen Mexican endemics and fascinating ruins while based in lovely Oaxaca City.
COSTA RICA: BIRDING THE EDGES
Jan 4-13, 2020 (I) with Cory Gregory & local guide
A two-parted tour to this bird-rich country exploring sites and birds not covered on our March or holiday tours.
COSTA RICA: BIRDING THE EDGES
Jan 12-21, 2020 (II) with Cory Gregory & local guide
A two-parted tour to this bird-rich country exploring sites and birds not covered on our March or holiday tours.
COLOMBIA: SANTA MARTA ESCAPE
Feb 22 - Mar 1, 2020 with Cory Gregory & local guide
An easier subset of "Bogota, the Magdalena Valley & Santa Marta," reached by a direct flight from Miami, and with a couple more days for a more leisurely approach.
PUERTO RICO
Mar 15-21, 2020 with Tom Johnson & Cory Gregory
A week of respite to a very birdy and beautiful Caribbean island, a mix of North American and local culture and cuisine; 17 endemic birds and a number of other Caribbean specialties.
COLORADO GROUSE
Apr 11-21, 2020 with Cory Gregory
A short tour to seek out the state's prairie-chicken and grouse species.
ARIZONA NIGHTBIRDS & MORE
Apr 30 - May 4, 2020 with Cory Gregory
A short tour focused on this area's many owl and nightjar specialties.
MICHIGAN: GREAT LAKES GRANDEUR
May 16-24, 2020 with Cory Gregory
A new tour for the richest birding in the Midwest with plenty of specialty birds from Kirtland's Warbler to boreal species.
ALASKA
Jun 4-12, 2020 (I) with Tom Johnson & Cory Gregory
Survey in two parts: Part I to the Pribilofs and Denali; Part II to Nome, Seward, and Utqiaġvik (formerly Barrow).
ALASKA
Jun 11-21, 2020 (II) with Tom Johnson & Cory Gregory
Survey in two parts: Part I to the Pribilofs and Denali; Part II to Nome, Seward, and Utqiaġvik (formerly Barrow).
NEWFOUNDLAND & NOVA SCOTIA
Jun 28 - Jul 8, 2020 with Chris Benesh & Cory Gregory
Boreal specialties, seabird colonies, and numerous breeding landbirds in the beautiful Canadian Maritimes.
OREGON: FROM THE COAST TO THE CASCADES
Aug 29 - Sep 8, 2020 with Cory Gregory
A new itinerary for specialties of the Pacific Northwest as we explore the beautiful coast and Cascade Mountains.
FALL FOR CAPE MAY
Sep 19-25, 2020 with Cory Gregory
See bird migration in action at one of the country's top migration hotspots.
FALL FOR CAPE MAY
Sep 27 - Oct 3, 2020 with Cory Gregory
See bird migration in action at one of the country's top migration hotspots.
AUSTRALIA
Oct 20 - Nov 4, 2020 (II) with John Coons & Cory Gregory
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.
(Tasmania Extension to Nov 9, 2020)
May be combined with New Zealand
MEXICO: OAXACA
Dec 19-26, 2020 with Dan Lane & Cory Gregory
Superb birding with two dozen Mexican endemics and fascinating ruins while based in lovely Oaxaca City.


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