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"Micah Riegner was a delightful last-minute addition to the tour with Bret Whitney and Tom Johnson, and he added tremendous value. He was attentive to everyone and performed as though he'd worked together with Bret and Tom for years....terrific!"
- D.R., GREAT RIVERS OF THE AMAZON II

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The Grand Canyon, from our Northern Arizona's Canyons & Condor tour, photographed by guide John Coons
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MICAH RIEGNER: Field Guides Leader

Micah Riegner grew up exploring the Central Arizona Highlands and was fortunate to have parents who took him along on college field courses ranging from the coast of Mexico to the mountains of Costa Rica, where encounters with tinamous, barbets, and jacamars started him birding at a young age. After graduating from high school, he made annual pilgrimages to Amazonia where he worked as a bird guide and participated in expeditions, mostly in Brazil, and he served as a field assistant following mixed-species flocks in Peru. He studied ecology and scientific illustration (some of his bird art has been published in ornithological journals, and he regularly sketches birds in the field) at Prescott College and is currently working toward a master's degree on the foraging ecology of Amazonian woodcreepers.

Micah has accompanied a number of Field Guides tours with Bret Whitney, John Coons, and Tom Johnson over the past couple of years and will be co-leading several tours in 2018 and 2019 as he works to complete his master's. He will be joining our schedule full-time beginning in June 2019. Micah is a generous guide with an easy laugh and is eager to join the Field Guides team to share his love of birds and nature. We know you will have a great time traveling with him, too!



Micah's Upcoming Tours

NO. ARIZONA'S CANYONS & CONDOR
Jun 1-7, 2019 with John Coons & Micah Riegner
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.
SLICE OF CALIFORNIA: SEABIRDS TO SIERRA
Sep 5-14, 2019 with Tom Johnson & Micah Riegner
A diverse mix of West Coast specialties, montane species, and pelagics in rugged and scenic sites.
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.
BRAZIL: RORAIMA ADVENTURE
Oct 23 - Nov 3, 2019 with Micah Riegner & Tom Johnson
A new itinerary to a part of Brazil rarely visited by birders, with a diverse array of habitats and range-restricted birds to explore and observe.
PANAMA'S CANOPY LODGE: EL VALLE DE ANTON
Dec 28, 2019 - Jan 4, 2020 with Jesse Fagan & Micah Riegner
A superb introduction to Neotropical birds or a complement to your broader Middle American birding, all based at a charming lodge.
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.
CENTRAL MEXICO & BAJA: BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES & WHALES
Feb 8-19, 2020 with Jesse Fagan & Micah Riegner
Specialty birds, wintering Monarchs, and up-close whale encounters on this new 2020 tour!
MEXICO: OAXACA
Mar 7-14, 2020 with Dan Lane & Micah Riegner
Superb birding with two dozen Mexican endemics and fascinating ruins while based in lovely Oaxaca City.
COLORADO GROUSE
Apr 4-14, 2020 with Tom Johnson & Micah Riegner
A short tour to seek out the state's prairie-chicken and grouse species.
BRAZIL: RORAIMA ADVENTURE
Apr 22 - May 3, 2020 with Micah Riegner & Tom Johnson
A new itinerary to a part of Brazil rarely visited by birders, with a diverse array of habitats and range-restricted birds to explore and observe.
SPRING IN CAPE MAY
May 10-16, 2020 with Tom Johnson & Micah Riegner
Spring migration at one of the country's famed birding hotspots.
IDAHO: SNAKE RIVER TO SAWTOOTHS
May 23-31, 2020 with Eric Hynes & Micah Riegner
A fresh May itinerary for inspiring western birding from the famous Snake River and its birds of prey to the spectacular Sawtooth Mountains.
CANADIAN ROCKIES: ALBERTA
Jun 13-23, 2020 with Jay VanderGaast & Micah Riegner
A great western birding tour with spectacular landscapes of the Rockies.
BOLIVIA'S AVIAN RICHES
Sep 11-27, 2020 with Dan Lane & Micah Riegner
The special bird life of the Bolivian Andes; wonderful mountain scenery.
(Bountiful Beni Extension to Oct 2, 2020)
MACHU PICCHU & ABRA MALAGA, PERU
Oct 9-18, 2020 with Jesse Fagan & Micah Riegner
Southern Peru's east-slope, temperate birding at its best featuring several endemics and scenic Andean puna; also Machu Picchu and great subtropical birding on and near lovely hotel grounds.
LOUISIANA: YELLOW RAILS & CRAWFISH TAILS
Oct 29 - Nov 2, 2020 with Dan Lane & Micah Riegner
Late-autumn tour on the Gulf Coast targeting Yellow Rails and other migrants and wintering species of the region.
ARIZONA WINTER SPECIALTIES
Dec 27, 2020 - Jan 2, 2021 with Micah Riegner
Exceptional winter birding on a short tour with numerous specialties and potential rarities.


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