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Why Travel with Us?
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"We know what a
great tour experience
feels like, way beyond
just seeing a lot of
good birds, and we
have the experience,
guides and office staff
to make it
happen for you."
The Field Guides Office

We take great pride in our Austin office staff, who efficiently and professionally handle all tour bookings, airline reservations, and most pre- and post-tour exchanges with our clients. Additionally, they work hard to make each tour a success not only for our participants but also for our guides, by ensuring that all tour arrangements have been carefully planned well in advance.

Tour Managers Karen Turner and Sharon Mackie (who together oversee our office team and are owners in the company), along with Caroline Lewis, Ruth Kuhl, Christine Boilard, Nicole Cannon, and Tina Rose are each responsible for a set of tours. The manager responsible for the tour you are booking will see you through the entire process, whether you are registering for the tour, making flight arrangements, or inquiring about the specific clothing, equipment, or other details of the trip -- one person will take care of you from beginning to end.

Our Accounting Manager, Tiara Westcott, is also in charge of Human Resources.

Administrative Assistant and In-House Editor Peg Wallace facilitates the work of the tour managers and oversees the flow of materials and information into and out of the office.

Longtime Business Manager Peggy Watson has retired as a partner and now works primarily on special projects for the company in a part-time role.

We believe you'll find our office staff friendly and easy to work with -- they look forward to talking with you!

Our great office staff: seated, Caroline Lewis (l.) and Tiara Westcott; standing, from left, Karen Turner, Peggy Watson, Sharon Mackie, Christine Boilard, Peg Wallace, and Ruth Kuhl. (Not yet pictured here, Nicole Cannon and Tina Rose, but joining the photo soon!)

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We have slideshows posted for many of our tours. Check out these 5 examples:

Peru's Magnetic North
Serra dos Tucanos, Brazil
The Heart of Chile
Jaguar Spotting in Brazil
Fall for Cape May

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