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November 2018 emailing

November 29th, 2018 by Field Guides· Add a Comment

Greetings, birding friends. The year is rushing to a close! We hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving, wherever you celebrated. We’re wrapping up what has been a busy and fun year with 10 upcoming December tours (there are still just a few spaces…see below!). Then we launch into 2019 with more than 150 Field Guides departures in the works. Check out the various news and updates in all the links below, including a fresh November Recent Photos Gallery with 96 great images from numerous recent trips (the Itatiaia National Park scene below by guide Bret Whitney is a teaser from one highlighted Brazil tour). Also linked below: a guide video conversation hosted by Rose Ann Rowlett with Terry Stevenson and Joe Grosel that we know you’ll enjoy, some fun vignettes from guide Marcelo Padua about our three upcoming Birds & Wine tours, a trip down photo-memory lane, a fresh batch of 8 recent triplists, and 10 updated itineraries for 2019 tours, as well as remaining spaces on our December-March tours. Enjoy, and we look forward to seeing you in the field!

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Your guides: Rose Ann speaks with Joe & Terry

Field Guides co-founder Rose Ann Rowlett hopped on a plane recently to join our South Africa tour group with guides Terry Stevenson & Joe Grosel. While many of you know Terry, you may not yet have had the chance (or shall we say delight?) to travel with Joe. Our “Grebe” sat down with Joe and Terry after the last morning’s birding for a few minutes—and we think you’ll enjoy the resulting video at this link. Some of us here stateside hadn’t yet met Joe in person either…and we were delighted to watch him and Terry recount tales from the trip. We’ll be doing more such guide videos, so keep an eye out! And should you have a hankering for some African birding, next up on our schedule is Joe guiding our Namibia & Botswana tour Feb 19-Mar 10. Space is still open, and it should be great…


Marcelo’s three Birds & Wine vignettes

Chile & Argentina with FIELD GUIDES BIRDING TOURSGuide Marcelo Padua, who led or co-led each of our four tours in the 2018 Field Guides Birds & Wine series, has a fun “day in the birding life” post on our news page that’ll take you through the highlights of a day on each of our three upcoming 2019 itineraries: Birds & Wines of Chile and Argentina (Feb 9-23), Beyond the Ports of Portugal (Apr 23-May 4), and France’s Loire Valley: Birds, Chateaux & Wine (our second departure has space, Jun 12-22). There are some nice pics included as well—the one at right is a view of the Argentine Andes from a vineyard we visit (and bird), by participant Dennis Serdehely.


6 spaces, 5 tours: last holiday openings

We have just these 6 spaces still open on 5 holiday tours over Christmas or New Year. Contact our office if you want to get away birding with us in December!

A trip down photo-memory lane

We were looking through past photo galleries in our online archive and thought you might enjoy doing the same! We realized we have 10 years worth of galleries (more than 100, all told) of tour highlights now in our collection. Have a look at this link for our Recent Tour Photos section…lots to enjoy.

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Triplists from 8 recent Field Guides tours

Click on any image or link below to see our annotated and illustrated online triplist. (And be sure also to see our November Recent Photos gallery for other great images.)

ETHIOPIA
with Terry Stevenson

BORNEO II
with Megan Edwards Crewe

NEW BRITAIN (extension to PAPUA NEW GUINEA)
with Jay VanderGaast

AMAZONIAN ECUADOR: SACHA LODGE II
with Mitch Lysinger

FRANCE: CAMARGUE & PYRENEES II
with Jay VanderGaast & Marcelo Padua

MCHUA PICCHU & ABRA MALAGA, PERU II
with Jesse Fagan

CAPE MAY I
with Megan Edwards Crewe

CAPE MAY II
with Megan Edwards Crewe


Private tours for your group or organization

Private groups with FIELD GUIDES BIRDING TOURS

Want to organize your own tour with a group of special birding friends and one of our staff guides or for your local birding club? We regularly put together private departures for groups of 6 or more to many different destinations, and they are invariably a big hit. Here’s an example of a Namibia & Botswana tour’s illustrated triplist, with guide Terry Stevenson, and there is one more example from Portugal among the recent triplists above. Just contact our office to start planning your group’s next great birding trip.

A private-group Panama participant noted: “We were so pleased to do this tour with our friends and with John Coons as leader. Everything went smoothly. All we have to do now is decide where we all want to go next!”


Tour openings: December through March

CAMBODIA with FIELD GUIDES BIRDING TOURS

The tours from December through March listed below still have some space available, including guide Phil Gregory’s Cambodia: Angkor Temples & Vanishing Birds itinerary for Feb 9-24, which will take you into the heart of Southeast Asia for a long list of regional specialties and rarities. If those dates don’t work for you, here’s some breaking news: we’ve just had two very late cancellations on our January Northern India tour with Terry Stevenson, and one cancellation on another tour that’s been full for many months, Bhutan in April with Megan Edwards Crewe. Contact our office to grab any of these spaces.


Recently posted 2019 itineraries

Click on any image or link below to see the detailed itinerary for the following 2019 tours. Lots of info in these, and some great images as well!

JAPAN IN SPRING
May • Phil Gregory

BIRDS OF BRITAIN
May • Megan Edwards Crewe & Willy Perez

ALASKA (two tours in two parts each)
Late May/Jun • 4 guides

ALTA FLORESTA & THE NORTHERN PANTANAL
Jul • Marcelo Padua & Marcelo Barreiros

CLOUDFORESTS OF ECUADOR
Jul • Willy Perez

JAGUAR SPOTTING: PANTANAL & GARDEN OF THE AMAZON
Jul • Marcelo Padua

GREAT RIVERS OF THE AMAZON II
Jul • Bret Whitney & Tom Johnson

ETHIOPIA
Sep • Terry Stevenson

FALL FOR CAPE MAY (2 departures)
Sep/Oct • 3 guides

FRANCE: CAMARGUE PYRENEES
Late Aug/Sep • Megan Edwards Crewe & Marcelo Padua





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