Megan Edwards Crewe

Field Guides Leader

Megan Edwards Crewe has been birding since childhood. After graduating from Purdue University, she sampled an impressive variety of jobs before discovering Field Guides. Since joining the company back in 1998, 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 has been meeting her British husband, Mike, with whom she co-led a trip to France in 2000. They've bounced back and forth between the US and the UK during their marriage, and they are now back on the edge of the historic market town of Aylsham in the east of England. There, Megan is busy exploring the 26-mile-long Marriott's Way (a long-distance footpath that passes within yards of their home) and reveling in the surrounding cultural history.

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


HOLIDAY COSTA RICA: RANCHO NATURALISTA
Status: Open
Dec 19-27, 2020 ($3550) 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.
GUYANA: WILDERNESS PARADISE
Status: Open
Jan 9-20, 2021 ($6450) 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.
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
Status: Open
Feb 20 - Mar 1, 2021 ($4475) with Megan Edwards Crewe & local guide
Tour Limit: 10
Wonderful introductory birding tour to South America's riches, including bellbirds, toucans, manakins, and motmots.
BHUTAN
Status: One space available
Apr 3-22, 2021 ($9975) with Megan Edwards Crewe & Jay VanderGaast
Tour Limit: 10
Spellbinding birding amidst awe-inspiring landscapes on a journey through the lush forests and mountains of this culturally fascinating Himalayan kingdom.
CLASSICAL GREECE
Status: Open
Apr 26 - May 10, 2021 ($5225) with Megan Edwards Crewe & local guide
Tour Limit: 12
Fine southeast European birding--at the peak of migration--with archaeological and cultural stops.
FRANCE'S LOIRE VALLEY: BIRDS, CHATEAUX & WINE
Status: Waitlisted
Jun 4-14, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$4750) 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: One space available
Jun 22 - Jul 9, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$7725) 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.
FRANCE: CAMARGUE & PYRENEES
Status: One space available
Aug 28 - Sep 7, 2021 ($3950) 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.
May be combined with Morocco
ESSENTIAL SHORT UGANDA: SHOEBILL, GORILLAS, CHIMPS & ALBERTINE RIFT BIRDING
Status: Open
Oct 23 - Nov 5, 2021 (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.
MEXICO: YUCATAN & COZUMEL
Status: Open
Nov 20-29, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3450) with Megan Edwards Crewe & local guide
Tour Limit: 12
A tour for the most interesting birds of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula amidst its attractive Mayan sites and only a short flight from the US.
HOLIDAY COSTA RICA: RANCHO NATURALISTA
Status: Open
Dec 18-26, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3550) 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.