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"Excellent tour. I'd definitely travel with Dave Stejskal again. I'd give special consideration to trips he led anywhere because of his knowledge of birds and people skills. I was amazed and impressed at Dave's skill bringing in a specific bird at a specific location in a specific canyon. Equally memorable were the gourmet picnics he prepared in a 20-minute interval. Thanks for a great tour. I hope to travel with Field Guides again."
- K.P., SOUTHEAST ARIZONA: BIRDING THE BORDER

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The male Marvelous Spatuletail is a highlight of our tours to northern Peru and a rare and extremely showy hummingbird. Photo by participant Dale Zimmerman.
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DAVE STEJSKAL: Field Guides Leader

Dave Stejskal's love of birds took firm root at the age of nine. After teenage years consumed by birding and basketball, he went on to graduate from the University of Arizona in Tucson, the desert city he and his wife, Julie Hecimovich, call home. Dave is particularly skilled at identifying birds by their songs and calls and eagerly shares his knowledge with others.

Since he joined Field Guides in 1985, Dave's more than 300 tours have taken him north to arctic Alaska, south to Tierra del Fuego (guiding tours in nearly every country in between and of course many to his home state of Arizona), and across the Pacific to Asia and Southeast Asia--including Thailand, Vietnam, China, and Borneo--and his enthusiasm for finding and watching birds has proven to be contagious.

"Dave Stejskal did an exceptional job. I'd absolutely travel with him again. His experience with the country, the specific locations, and the birds was always evident. But, importantly, in addition to being a good bird guide, Dave is an excellent leader. He was conscious of participants' needs and abilities, which species they'd seen or hadn't seen, and consistently worked harder than the rest of us to find birds. I expected a lot from a Field Guides leader, and he met or exceeded my expectations. Thanks for a wonderful experience." R.L., Borneo

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Dave's Upcoming Tours

PERU'S MAGNETIC NORTH: SPATULETAILS, OWLET LODGE & MORE
Jun 15-27, 2019 with Dan Lane & Dave Stejskal
A 12-day taste of northern Peru's east-slope Andes, including five nights at Owlet Lodge.
BORNEO
Jul 16 - Aug 2, 2019 with Dave Stejskal & local guide
Three prime areas in some of Earth's richest forests while based in comfort right in the wild.
RIO NEGRO PARADISE: MANAUS, BRAZIL
Sep 15-29, 2019 with Marcelo Barreiros & Dave Stejskal
Bird the rainforests and rivers of the mighty Amazon and Negro in an unforgettable mix of forest hikes and live-aboard luxury.
SUCCINCT SURINAME: COTINGAS & TRUMPETERS
Jan 18-29, 2020 with Dave Stejskal & Micah Riegner
A new itinerary highlighting rainforest wilderness areas that are home to specialty and hard-to-see birds such as beautiful and bizarre cotingas, large and small, and trumpeters.
ARIZONA NIGHTBIRDS & MORE
May 7-11, 2020 with Dave Stejskal
A short tour focused on this area's many owl and nightjar specialties.
ARIZONA: BIRDING THE BORDER
May 15-24, 2020 with Dave Stejskal
One of the most exciting destinations in North America with a backdrop of spectacular mountain scenery.
ANTARCTICA: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA, SOUTH GEORGIA & THE FALKLANDS
Nov 30 - Dec 21, 2020 with Dave Stejskal
The ultimate seabird and wildlife cruise, including fabulous South Georgia and the Falkland Islands. Variable fee depending on cabin choice.


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