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Why Travel with Us?
Our Story
Our Tour Guides
Office Staff
Conservation Efforts

"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, and Mandy Mantzel 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 and partner Peggy Watson 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, Peggy Watson (l.) and Sharon Mackie; standing, from left, Peg Wallace, Mandy Mantzel, Tiara Westcott, Ruth Kuhl, Caroline Lewis, and Karen Turner.

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

Serra dos Tucanos, Brazil
Arizona Nightbirds & More
Petrels, Penguins & Albatrosses
Safari Brazil: The Pantanal & More
France: Camargue & Pyrenees

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