Megan Edwards Crewe

Field Guides Leader

Megan Edwards Crewe has been birding since childhood, when she discovered she could have her father all to herself (rather than sharing him with her brother and sisters) if she was willing to get up very early on Saturdays and tramp around the woods in search of birds.

After graduating from Purdue University, she sampled an impressive variety of jobs (including veterinary technician, park ranger, junior high school science teacher, freelance writer, and computer programmer) before discovering Field Guides. Since joining the company more than two decades ago, Megan -- who brims with information and enthusiasm -- has delighted in sharing the wonders and adventures of birding and the natural world with tour participants.

One unexpected bonus of the job was meeting her husband, Mike, with whom she co-led a trip to France in 2000. They now live in a tiny seaside village in England's Norfolk county. There, they are busily converting their garden into a wildlife haven and recording all the many species of flora and fauna that make use of it -- more than 1200 species so far!

Scroll down to see Megan's current schedule of tours.

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Client comment
"It was a great experience--we enjoyed both the rainforest and the savannah areas of the country. Megan was GREAT!!! She did everything she could to find the target birds. She did her best to make sure everyone saw all the birds she saw. She has a real talent for spotting birds! Plus, she is very congenial, sharing lots of interesting (and funny!) stories." D. & K.G., GUYANA: WILDERNESS PARADISE

"The whole experience was excellent. Megan Crewe is a first class guide with amazing eyes for birds. I was impressed with the excellent organization that Field Guides has put together to make the trip run smoothly. Megan knew all of the in country support people, treated them well, and everyone was friendly. Field Guides, in my mind, is at the top of the heap when it comes to bird tours. Well organized,with superb guides." E.T., GUYANA: WILDERNESS PARADISE

"It was a wonderful tour. Just one of the best I have been on. I like guide Megan Edwards Crewe because she is so clear about what to expect, she gives you tidbits about the birds the whole time you are out in the field and she has wonderful eyes for spotting birds. She has a gentle sense of humor and she gives each of her participants her full attention. Field Guides does better than any other company I have used. You offer the most complete and consistently superior service of any one I have been with." L.R., GUYANA WILDERNESS PARADISE


Megan's Upcoming Tours


ICELAND
Status: Open
Jun 19-28, 2022 ($5925) with Megan Edwards Crewe
Tour Limit: 12
Seabird colonies, endemic landbirds, spectacular scenery, and high-latitude natural history.
FRANCE: CAMARGUE & PYRENEES
Status: Open
Aug 27 - Sep 6, 2022 ($4275) with Megan Edwards Crewe & Jay VanderGaast
Tour Limit: 12
Two of Europe's finest birding destinations combined in this wonderful eleven-day tour, with varied highlights and some great French food.
FALL FOR CAPE MAY
Status: One space available
Sep 17-23, 2022 ($3050) with Megan Edwards Crewe
Tour Limit: 7
See bird migration in action at one of the country's top migration hotspots.
FALL FOR CAPE MAY
Status: Open
Sep 25 - Oct 1, 2022 ($3050) with Megan Edwards Crewe
Tour Limit: 7
See bird migration in action at one of the country's top migration hotspots.
SRI LANKA
Status: One space available
Oct 28 - Nov 14, 2022 ($5750) with Megan Edwards Crewe & local guide
Tour Limit: 9
A two-week introduction to Asia's birds, including more than 30 species endemic to the island, with one of the country's foremost birders as a co-leader.
GUYANA: WILDERNESS PARADISE
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Nov 30 - Dec 11, 2022 ($6550) with Megan Edwards Crewe & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
A survey birding tour of the country's vast untrammeled rainforest, with an emphasis on Guianan shield specialties, and side trips to coastal and savanna regions and spectacular Kaieteur Falls.
GUYANA: WILDERNESS PARADISE
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Jan 21 - Feb 1, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2022=$6550) with Megan Edwards Crewe & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
A survey birding tour of the country's vast untrammeled rainforest, with an emphasis on Guianan shield specialties, and side trips to coastal and savanna regions and spectacular Kaieteur Falls.
BHUTAN
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Apr 1-20, 2023 (Fee TBD) with Megan Edwards Crewe & Jay VanderGaast
Tour Limit: 9
Spellbinding birding amidst awe-inspiring landscapes on a journey through the lush forests and mountains of this culturally fascinating Himalayan kingdom.
BIRDS OF BRITAIN
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
May 6-15, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2022=$4275) with Megan Edwards Crewe & Willy Perez
Tour Limit: 12
Our own Megan Edwards Crewe and 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 20, 2023)
FRANCE'S LOIRE VALLEY: BIRDS, CHATEAUX & WINE
Status: Open
Jun 2-12, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2022=$5075) with Marcelo Padua & Megan Edwards Crewe
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.
BORNEO
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Jun 20 - Jul 7, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2022=$8625) with Megan Edwards Crewe & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
Three prime areas in some of Earth's richest forests while based in comfort right in the wild.
CLASSIC COSTA RICA
Status: Open
Jul 29 - Aug 13, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2022=$5625) with Megan Edwards Crewe & local guide
Tour Limit: 12
Birding tour for Resplendent Quetzals, Three-wattled Bellbirds, Scarlet Macaws in a beautiful country with easy travel.
FRANCE: CAMARGUE & PYRENEES
Status: Open
Sep 2-12, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2022=$4275) with Megan Edwards Crewe & Willy Perez
Tour Limit: 12
Two of Europe's finest birding destinations combined in this wonderful eleven-day tour, with varied highlights and some great French food.
FALL FOR CAPE MAY
Status: Open
Sep 23-29, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2022=$3050) with Megan Edwards Crewe
Tour Limit: 7
See bird migration in action at one of the country's top migration hotspots.
FALL FOR CAPE MAY
Status: Open
Oct 1-7, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2022=$3050) with Megan Edwards Crewe
Tour Limit: 7
See bird migration in action at one of the country's top migration hotspots.
ESSENTIAL SHORT UGANDA: SHOEBILL, GORILLAS, CHIMPS & ALBERTINE RIFT BIRDING
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Nov 23 - Dec 6, 2023 (Fee TBD) with Megan Edwards Crewe & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
A new tour for those wishing to see the major Ugandan birding and mammal highlights in just two weeks time.
PANAMA'S CANOPY LODGE: EL VALLE DE ANTON
Status: Open
Dec 29, 2023 - Jan 5, 2024 (Fee TBD / 2021=$3650) with Megan Edwards Crewe & 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.