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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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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 launched him into the birding world at a young age. During his time at Prescott College, he made annual pilgrimages to Amazonia, where he worked as a guide and participated in expeditions, mostly in Brazil. For his master's he studied the foraging ecology of Amazonian woodcreepers. When he's not in the field, he tries to make time to paint birds and other creatures that spark his interest.

Micah guided tours with Bret Whitney, John Coons, Dan Lane, and Tom Johnson before joining Field Guides full time in 2019. Micah is a generous guide with an easy laugh and is eager to share his love of birds and nature in the years to come. We know you will have a great time traveling with him, too!

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Micah's Upcoming Tours

MEXICO: OAXACA
Dec 21-28, 2019 with Doug Gochfeld & Micah Riegner
Superb birding with two dozen Mexican endemics and fascinating ruins while based in lovely Oaxaca City.
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 7-19, 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 8-18, 2020 with Tom Johnson & Micah Riegner
An 11-day tour to seek out the state's prairie-chicken and grouse species.
BRAZIL -- RORAIMA ADVENTURE: BIRDING THE SKY ISLANDS OF THE AMAZON
Apr 22 - May 3, 2020 with Micah Riegner & Tom Johnson
A 12-day search for montane rarities, white-sand forest endemics, and riverine specialists, all amidst some of Brazil's most breathtaking scenery.
FLORIDA
May 9-18, 2020 with Doug Gochfeld & Micah Riegner
A new tour for numerous specialties from Central Florida south to the Keys and Dry Tortugas.
CANADIAN ROCKIES: ALBERTA
Jun 11-21, 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.
Great Rivers of the Amazon
BRAZIL'S JAPURA & TEFE RIVERS: MAMIRAUA, AMANA & THE UNKNOWN
Dec 1-15, 2020 with Bret Whitney & Micah Riegner
A third itinerary in our series of fantastic wilderness tours to Brazil aboard a delightful river vessel. We'll explore little-known sites for a rich diversity of Amazonian birds, with some exciting discoveries no doubt in store.
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.
SUCCINCT SURINAME: COTINGAS & TRUMPETERS
Jan 16-27, 2021 with Micah Riegner & local guide
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 6-18, 2021 with Micah Riegner & Jesse Fagan
Specialty birds, wintering Monarchs, and up-close whale encounters on this new 2020 tour!
MEXICO: OAXACA
Mar 6-13, 2021 with Micah Riegner
Superb birding with two dozen Mexican endemics and fascinating ruins while based in lovely Oaxaca City.
BRAZIL -- RORAIMA ADVENTURE: BIRDING THE SKY ISLANDS OF THE AMAZON
Mar 31 - Apr 11, 2021 with Micah Riegner
A 12-day search for montane rarities, white-sand forest endemics, and riverine specialists, all amidst some of Brazil's most breathtaking scenery.
FLORIDA
May 8-17, 2021 with Micah Riegner
A new tour for numerous specialties from Central Florida south to the Keys and Dry Tortugas.
RAINFOREST & SAVANNA: ALTA FLORESTA & THE NORTHERN PANTANAL, BRAZIL
Jun 19 - Jul 4, 2021 with Marcelo Barreiros & Micah Riegner
Pristine rainforest on the beautiful Rio Cristalino combined with the wilds of the Pantanal in search of Hyacinth Macaw, Harpy Eagle, Jabiru, Jaguar, and a large piece of the meaning of life.
May be combined with Brazil's Rio Roosevelt
Great Rivers of the Amazon
BRAZIL'S MADEIRA & TAPAJOS: BETWEEN TWO GREAT RIVERS
Jul 16-31, 2021 with Bret Whitney & Micah Riegner
Live-aboard luxury on an adventurous birding tour through the lower Madeira-Tapajos interfluvium of central Amazonian Brazil; be ready for the unexpected!
RIO NEGRO PARADISE: MANAUS, BRAZIL
Sep 12-26, 2021 with Marcelo Barreiros & Micah Riegner
Bird the rainforests and rivers of the mighty Amazon and Negro in an unforgettable mix of forest hikes and live-aboard luxury.
BOLIVIA'S AVIAN RICHES
Nov 5-21, 2021 with Dan Lane & Micah Riegner
The special bird life of the Bolivian Andes; wonderful mountain scenery.
(Bountiful Beni Extension to Nov 26, 2021)


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