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CAMBODIA: ANGKOR TEMPLES & VANISHING BIRDS
Status: One space available
Feb 12-27, 2020 ($5575) with Doug Gochfeld & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
A "last chance" destination for some of the large, rare Asian waterbirds now extinct in neighboring countries, plus additional regional specialties and world-famous Angkor Wat.
May be combined with Taiwan or Myanmar: Birding Burma
COLOMBIA: SANTA MARTA ESCAPE
Status: Waitlisted
Feb 22 - Mar 1, 2020 ($3950) with Cory Gregory & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
An easier subset of "Bogota, the Magdalena Valley & Santa Marta," reached by a direct flight from Miami, and with a couple more days for a more leisurely approach.
SOUTHEAST ECUADOR: ORANGE-THROATED TANAGER & FOOTHILL SPECIALTIES
Status: Waitlisted
Feb 22 - Mar 2, 2020 ($3650) with Mitch Lysinger
Tour Limit: 8
Weeklong survey of the upper tropical foothills of the far southeast along the Peruvian border, where we'll search for the Orange-throated Tanager and many other specialties of this distinctive and remote region of Ecuador.
JAMAICA
Status: Waitlisted
Feb 23-29, 2020 ($3450) with Eric Hynes & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
A quick adventure in search of Jamaica's 27 endemics and numerous regional specialties at Green Castle Estate.
BORNEO
Status: Waitlisted
Feb 25 - Mar 13, 2020 ($7975) with Megan Edwards Crewe & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
Three prime areas in some of Earth's richest forests while based in comfort right in the wild.
MYANMAR: BIRDING BURMA
Status: Waitlisted
Feb 27 - Mar 13, 2020 ($5975) with Doug Gochfeld & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
Bird your way through the breathtaking mountain landscapes, picturesque arrays of gilded pagodas, and fascinating hustle and bustle of lake-dwelling communities in the culturally and ornithologically rich country formerly known as Burma.
May be combined with Cambodia
WESTERN PANAMA: CHIRIQUI & BOCAS DEL TORO
Status: Waitlisted
Feb 28 - Mar 8, 2020 ($3875) with Jesse Fagan & Tom Johnson
Tour Limit: 8
A tour to two Panamanian destinations located in the Chiriqui highlands and Caribbean lowlands at Bocas del Toro.
May be combined with Panama's Canopy Tower & Lodge
JAMAICA
Status: Waitlisted
Mar 1-7, 2020 ($3450) with Eric Hynes & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
A quick adventure in search of Jamaica's 27 endemics and numerous regional specialties at Green Castle Estate.
MEXICO: OAXACA
Status: Waitlisted
Mar 7-14, 2020 ($2850) with Dan Lane & Micah Riegner
Tour Limit: 14
Superb birding with two dozen Mexican endemics and fascinating ruins while based in lovely Oaxaca City.
SPRING IN SOUTH TEXAS
Status: Waitlisted
Mar 7-15, 2020 ($3275) with Chris Benesh
Tour Limit: 7
Magnificent Whooping Cranes, lots of South Texas specialties, and spring hawk migration on this exciting tour.
BRAZIL NUTSHELL: INTERVALES, IGUAZU FALLS & THE PANTANAL
Status: Open
Mar 7-21, 2020 ($6075) with Marcelo Padua
Tour Limit: 8
This medium-length tour hits three of Brazil's premier birding venues, staying several nights at each to ensure an unhurried pace as we rack up some 400 species of birds.
EAST AFRICA HIGHLIGHTS: KENYA & TANZANIA
Status: Waitlisted
Mar 7-27, 2020 ($15525) with Terry Stevenson
Tour Limit: 6
Combines the richest birding and mammal spots in Kenya and northern Tanzania: Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Great Rift Valley, Kakamega Forest, and more. An impressive diversity of habitats, many with spectacular scenery.
PANAMA'S CANOPY TOWER & LODGE
Status: Waitlisted
Mar 8-15, 2020 ($4175) with John Coons & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
This tour combines the best of both worlds into a great week: The Canopy Tower and Pipeline Road with the Canopy Lodge and the montane forest of El Valle de Anton.
May be combined with Western Panama: Chiriqui & Bocas del Toro
CLASSIC COSTA RICA
Status: Open
Mar 10-25, 2020 ($5375) with Jay VanderGaast & local guide
Tour Limit: 12
Birding tour for Resplendent Quetzals, Three-wattled Bellbirds, Scarlet Macaws in a beautiful country with easy travel.
PUERTO RICO
Status: Open
Mar 15-21, 2020 ($2575) with Tom Johnson & Cory Gregory
Tour Limit: 14
A week of respite to a very birdy and beautiful Caribbean island, a mix of North American and local culture and cuisine; 17 endemic birds and a number of other Caribbean specialties.
GHANA: WINDOW INTO WEST AFRICAN BIRDING
Status: Waitlisted
Mar 21 - Apr 9, 2020 ($6975) with Phil Gregory & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
In search of numerous West African specialties as well as White-necked Rockfowl.
MEXICO: OAXACA
Status: Waitlisted
Mar 26 - Apr 2, 2020 ($2850) with Doug Gochfeld & Jorge Montejo-Diaz
Tour Limit: 14
Superb birding with two dozen Mexican endemics and fascinating ruins while based in lovely Oaxaca City.
HAWAII
Status: Waitlisted
Mar 26 - Apr 4, 2020 ($5975) with Chris Benesh & Tom Johnson
Tour Limit: 14
On our birding tour we'll visit three of the major islands--Oahu, Kauai, and Hawaii--giving us a chance to sample a great portion of the Hawaiian endemic birds and the seabird specialties.
BELIZE: TROPICAL BIRDING, SHORT AND SWEET
Status: Open
Mar 28 - Apr 4, 2020 ($3975) with Jesse Fagan & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
Two wonderful lodges for a rewarding tropical birding experience in this English-speaking country, including some regional specialties. Great as an intro to or continuation of your Neotropical birding.
GUYANA: WILDERNESS PARADISE
Status: Open
Mar 28 - Apr 8, 2020 ($6450) with Marcelo Barreiros & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
A survey birding tour of the country's vast untrammeled rainforest, with an emphasis on Guianan shield specialties, and side trips to coastal and savanna regions and spectacular Kaieteur Falls.
NAMIBIA & BOTSWANA
Status: Waitlisted
Mar 31 - Apr 19, 2020 ($15975) with Joe Grosel
Tour Limit: 6
Southwestern Africa's bird specialties, striking scenery, wilderness, and the famed game of Etosha and the Okavango Delta.
BHUTAN
Status: One space available
Apr 4-23, 2020 ($9550) with Megan Edwards Crewe & Jay VanderGaast
Tour Limit: 9
Spellbinding birding amidst awe-inspiring landscapes on a journey through the lush forests and mountains of this culturally fascinating Himalayan kingdom.
COLORADO GROUSE
Status: Open
Apr 8-18, 2020 ($3950) with Tom Johnson & Micah Riegner
Tour Limit: 14
An 11-day tour to seek out the state's prairie-chicken and grouse species.
TEXAS COAST MIGRATION SPECTACLE
Status: One space available
Apr 11-17, 2020 ($2350) with John Coons
Tour Limit: 7
The migration mecca of High Island plus specialties of the Big Thicket and myriad waterbirds and shorebirds.
May be combined with Texas's Big Bend & Hill Country
BEYOND THE PORTS OF PORTUGAL: A BIRDS & WINE TOUR
Status: Open
Apr 13-24, 2020 ($5450) with Marcelo Padua & local guide
Tour Limit: 12
A new itinerary in our popular Birds & Wine tour series.
TEXAS COAST MIGRATION SPECTACLE
Status: Open
Apr 18-24, 2020 ($2350) with John Coons
Tour Limit: 7
The migration mecca of High Island plus specialties of the Big Thicket and myriad waterbirds and shorebirds.
TEXAS'S BIG BEND & HILL COUNTRY
Status: Waitlisted
Apr 18-27, 2020 ($3550) with Chris Benesh & Eric Hynes
Tour Limit: 14
Colima and Golden-cheeked warblers, Montezuma Quail, and other southern borderland specialties in Texas's grand desert mountain landscapes.
May be combined with Texas Coast Migration Spectacle
NORTHEAST INDIA: EAGLENEST, KAZIRANGA & MORE
Status: Open
Apr 18 - May 5, 2020 ($6675) with Phil Gregory & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
Very diverse birding at two well-known destinations in Arunachal Pradesh and Assam.
ISRAEL MIGRATION MAGIC: BIRDING THE LAND OF MILK AND HONEY BUZZARDS
Status: Open
Apr 21 - May 5, 2020 ($6350) with Doug Gochfeld & local guide
Tour Limit: 10
Bear witness to one of the world's most impressive avian migrations, while seeing many regional specialties, against the backdrop of the starkly beautiful desert landscape of southern Israel.
BRAZIL RORAIMA ADVENTURE: BIRDING THE SKY ISLANDS OF THE AMAZON
Status: Open
Apr 22 - May 3, 2020 ($4475) with Micah Riegner & Tom Johnson
Tour Limit: 10
A 12-day search for montane rarities, white-sand forest endemics, and riverine specialists, all amidst some of Brazil's most breathtaking scenery.
HUNGARY & ROMANIA: THE BEST OF EASTERN EUROPE
Status: One space available
Apr 25 - May 11, 2020 ($6275) with Terry Stevenson & local guide
Tour Limit: 12
Fabulous birding in some of the most spectacular landscapes of Eastern Europe: the Danube Delta, Carpathian Mountains, Bicaz Gorge, Hortobagy, and Kiskunsag.
BEYOND THE PORTS OF PORTUGAL: A BIRDS & WINE TOUR
Status: Open
Apr 28 - May 9, 2020 ($5450) with Marcelo Padua & local guide
Tour Limit: 12
A new itinerary in our popular Birds & Wine tour series.
ARIZONA NIGHTBIRDS & MORE
Status: Waitlisted
Apr 30 - May 4, 2020 ($1675) with Cory Gregory
Tour Limit: 7
A short tour focused on this area's many owl and nightjar specialties.
SPAIN: LA MANCHA, COTO DONANA & EXTREMADURA
Status: Open
May 2-14, 2020 ($4675) with Chris Benesh & Godfried Schreur
Tour Limit: 12
To La Mancha, famous Coto Donana, Extremadura, and the Gredos Mountains for some of Europe's best birding.
ARIZONA NIGHTBIRDS & MORE
Status: Open
May 7-11, 2020 ($1675) with Dave Stejskal
Tour Limit: 7
A short tour focused on this area's many owl and nightjar specialties.
POINT PELEE MIGRATION SPECTACLE
Status: Waitlisted
May 8-15, 2020 ($2875) with Jay VanderGaast
Tour Limit: 7
Exciting migration birding at several premier hotspots on the Lake Erie shore.
ARIZONA: BIRDING THE BORDER
Status: Waitlisted
May 8-17, 2020 ($3175) with John Coons
Tour Limit: 7
One of the most exciting destinations in North America with a backdrop of spectacular mountain scenery.
FLORIDA: MANGROVES & MIGRANTS
Status: Waitlisted
May 9-18, 2020 ($3550) with Doug Gochfeld & Micah Riegner
Tour Limit: 14
A tour for numerous specialties from Central Florida south to the Keys and Dry Tortugas.
BIRDS OF BRITAIN
Status: Waitlisted
May 9-18, 2020 ($4250) with Megan Edwards Crewe & Willy Perez
Tour Limit: 12
Our own Megan Edwards Crewe and Willy Perez, both based in Britain, will guide this springtime tour of England's East Anglia, combining lowland birding with cultural visits to Sutton Hoo and Blickling Hall, with a continuing extension to the pine forests and highlands of Scotland.
(Scottish Highland Extension to May 23, 2020)
COLOMBIA: MEDELLIN ESCAPE
Status: Open
May 9-20, 2020 ($4850) with Jesse Fagan & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
Rich forests from the foothills to treeline are accessed from good country hotels and comfortable ecotourism lodges at some of Colombia's best private reserves. Many Colombian endemics expected, but the tour is primarily an opportunity to gorge on the birds of the Andes after a short flight across the Caribbean.
SPRING IN CAPE MAY
Status: Open
May 10-16, 2020 ($2350) with Tom Johnson
Tour Limit: 14
Spring migration at one of the country's famed birding hotspots.
ARIZONA: BIRDING THE BORDER
Status: One space available
May 15-24, 2020 ($3175) with Dave Stejskal
Tour Limit: 7
One of the most exciting destinations in North America with a backdrop of spectacular mountain scenery.
JAPAN IN SPRING
Status: Waitlisted
May 15 - Jun 1, 2020 ($8875) with Phil Gregory & local guide
Tour Limit: 7
A great introduction to springtime Japan, timed to coincide with the arrival of avian summer visitors, with lovely scenery the backdrop to our birding.
MICHIGAN: GREAT LAKES GRANDEUR
Status: Waitlisted
May 16-24, 2020 ($3375) with Cory Gregory
Tour Limit: 7
A new tour for the richest birding in the Midwest with plenty of specialty birds from Kirtland's Warbler to boreal species.
BRAZIL -- MINAS GERAIS & TOCANTINS: BLUE-EYED GROUND DOVE AND BEYOND
Status: Open
May 23 - Jun 8, 2020 ($5975) with Marcelo Barreiros
Tour Limit: 8
This itinerary visits a rich region of Brazil not covered on our other tours, one replete with rarely seen endemics and the recently rediscovered Blue-eyed Ground Dove!
May be combined with Brazil's Rio Roosevelt
PENNSYLVANIA'S WARBLERS & MORE: FROM CERULEAN WARBLER TO HENSLOW'S SPARROW
Status: Waitlisted
May 26-31, 2020 ($2150) with Tom Johnson
Tour Limit: 7
A tour at the peak of eastern spring birding, focusing on a delightful array of warblers as well as other songbirds.
WILD KENYA: A TENTED CAMP SAFARI
Status: Open
May 27 - Jun 11, 2020 ($10675) with Terry Stevenson
Tour Limit: 6
A delightful, shorter itinerary designed to stay primarily in three tented camps, giving us a chance for the more traditional safari birding and wildlife experience (and to wake up right in the middle of it all!) under Terry's expert guidance. Limited to 6.
MONTANE ECUADOR: CLOUDFORESTS OF THE ANDES
Status: Waitlisted
May 29 - Jun 7, 2020 ($3350) with Mitch Lysinger
Tour Limit: 8
Superb Andean subtropical birding on both East and West slopes.
May be combined with Galapagos
NORTHERN ARIZONA'S CANYONS & CONDOR
Status: Open
May 30 - Jun 5, 2020 ($2375) with John Coons
Tour Limit: 7
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.
ALASKA
Status: Open
May 30 - Jun 8, 2020 - Part One ($6275) with Chris Benesh & Doug Gochfeld
Tour Limit: 14
Survey in two parts: Part I to the Pribilofs and Denali; Part II to Nome, Seward, and Utqiagvik (formerly Barrow).
FRANCE'S LOIRE VALLEY: BIRDS, CHATEAUX & WINE
Status: Waitlisted
Jun 5-15, 2020 ($4750) with Marcelo Padua & Megan Edwards Crewe
Tour Limit: 12
A tour of France's lovely Loire Valley, combining lowland birding with visits to the chateaux of Chambord, Chenonceau, and Villandry, as well as some of the region's famous vineyards.
NORTHERN ARIZONA'S CANYONS & CONDOR
Status: Open
Jun 6-12, 2020 ($2375) with John Coons
Tour Limit: 7
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.
ALASKA
Status: Open
Jun 6-15, 2020 - Part One ($6275) with Tom Johnson & Cory Gregory
Tour Limit: 14
Survey in two parts: Part I to the Pribilofs and Denali; Part II to Nome, Seward, and Utqiagvik (formerly Barrow).
GALAPAGOS: AN INTIMATE LOOK AT DARWIN'S ISLANDS
Status: One space available
Jun 6-16, 2020 ($7400) with Mitch Lysinger & local guide
Tour Limit: 14
A must for any naturalist and birder; small-group, broad coverage of the islands with plenty of time for the birds, exploring, and photography.
May be combined with Montane Ecuador
BRAZIL'S RIO ROOSEVELT: BIRDING THE RIVER OF DOUBT
Status: Waitlisted
Jun 6-21, 2020 ($8975) with Bret Whitney
Tour Limit: 8
A birding adventure on the remote Rio Roosevelt in the spirit of Teddy himself, as we search for bushbirds, ant swarms, up to 10 species described to science only in 2013, and, of course, the unknown.
May be combined with Brazil -- Minas Gerais & Tocantins or Rainforest & Savanna
MONGOLIA: THE GOBI DESERT, STEPPE & TAIGA
Status: Open
Jun 6-24, 2020 ($7475) with Phil Gregory & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
A tour to an exciting birding destination in the heart of Asia, with lots of specialties and some fantastic landscapes.
ALASKA
Status: Waitlisted
Jun 7-17, 2020 - Part Two ($6175) with Chris Benesh & Doug Gochfeld
Tour Limit: 14
Survey in two parts: Part I to the Pribilofs and Denali; Part II to Nome, Seward, and Utqiagvik (formerly Barrow).
CANADIAN ROCKIES: ALBERTA
Status: Waitlisted
Jun 11-21, 2020 ($3875) with Jay VanderGaast & Micah Riegner
Tour Limit: 14
A great western birding tour with spectacular landscapes of the Rockies.
MACHU PICCHU & ABRA MALAGA, PERU
Status: Open
Jun 12-21, 2020 ($4550) with Dan Lane
Tour Limit: 9
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.
May be combined with Peru's Magnetic North
ICELAND
Status: Waitlisted
Jun 12-21, 2020 ($5850) with Godfried Schreur
Tour Limit: 12
Seabird colonies, endemic landbirds, spectacular scenery, and high-latitude natural history.
ALASKA
Status: One space available
Jun 14-24, 2020 - Part Two ($6175) with Tom Johnson & Cory Gregory
Tour Limit: 14
Survey in two parts: Part I to the Pribilofs and Denali; Part II to Nome, Seward, and Utqiagvik (formerly Barrow).
PERU'S MAGNETIC NORTH: SPATULETAILS, OWLET LODGE & MORE
Status: Open
Jun 20 - Jul 2, 2020 ($5625) with Dan Lane & Jesse Fagan
Tour Limit: 12
A 12-day taste of northern Peru's east-slope Andes, including five nights at Owlet Lodge.
May be combined with Machu Picchu & Abra Malaga, Peru
RAINFOREST & SAVANNA: ALTA FLORESTA & THE NORTHERN PANTANAL, BRAZIL
Status: One space available
Jun 20 - Jul 5, 2020 ($7175) with Marcelo Padua
Tour Limit: 8
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
ICELAND
Status: Open
Jun 21-30, 2020 ($5850) with Godfried Schreur
Tour Limit: 12
Seabird colonies, endemic landbirds, spectacular scenery, and high-latitude natural history.
SPITSBERGEN & SVALBARD ARCHIPELAGO: A CRUISE TO THE NORWEGIAN ARCTIC
Status: Waitlisted
Jun 24 - Jul 6, 2020 ($7400) with John Coons
Tour Limit: 9
A high-arctic adventure aboard a comfortable vessel for fantastic seabirds, marine mammals including Walrus and Polar Bear, and fabulous scenery.
AMAZONIAN ECUADOR: SACHA LODGE
Status: Open
Jun 26 - Jul 5, 2020 ($3925) with Willy Perez & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
One-site tour to one of the most comfortable lodges in western Amazonia with some of the birdiest canopy platforms anywhere.
May be combined with Galapagos
NEWFOUNDLAND & NOVA SCOTIA
Status: Waitlisted
Jun 28 - Jul 8, 2020 ($4750) with Chris Benesh
Tour Limit: 8
Boreal specialties, seabird colonies, and numerous breeding landbirds in the beautiful Canadian Maritimes.
GALAPAGOS: AN INTIMATE LOOK AT DARWIN'S ISLANDS
Status: Waitlisted
Jul 4-14, 2020 ($7400) with Willy Perez & local guide
Tour Limit: 13
A must for any naturalist and birder; small-group, broad coverage of the islands with plenty of time for the birds, exploring, and photography.
May be combined with Amazonian Ecuador: Sacha Lodge or Cloudforests of Ecuador
JAGUAR SPOTTING IN BRAZIL: PANTANAL & GARDEN OF THE AMAZON
Status: Open
Jul 11-22, 2020 ($4350) with Marcelo Barreiros
Tour Limit: 8
This short but action-packed Brazil birding tour features the Pantanal at its best, a nice taste of southern Amazonian birds, and excellent chances of seeing a Jaguar.
WILD KENYA: A TENTED CAMP SAFARI
Status: Waitlisted
Jul 11-26, 2020 ($10675) with Terry Stevenson
Tour Limit: 6
A delightful, shorter itinerary designed to stay primarily in three tented camps, giving us a chance for the more traditional safari birding and wildlife experience (and to wake up right in the middle of it all!) under Terry's expert guidance. Limited to 6.
CLOUDFORESTS OF ECUADOR: ALL THE BEST OF THE WILD NORTHWEST
Status: Open
Jul 13-23, 2020 ($3875) with Willy Perez
Tour Limit: 8
We'll be based at just two great lodges on Ecuador's west slope to experience a diversity of great birds and have the chance for a highlight mammal, Spectacled Bear.
May be combined with Galapagos
JAGUAR SPOTTING IN BRAZIL: PANTANAL & GARDEN OF THE AMAZON
Status: Waitlisted
Jul 18-29, 2020 ($4350) with Marcelo Padua
Tour Limit: 8
This short but action-packed Brazil birding tour features the Pantanal at its best, a nice taste of southern Amazonian birds, and excellent chances of seeing a Jaguar.
PERUVIAN RAINFORESTS OF THE TAMBOPATA: MACAW LICK EXTRAORDINAIRE
Status: Open
Jul 20 - Aug 1, 2020 ($6350) with Jesse Fagan
Tour Limit: 8
Three-site tour to the most species-rich rainforest on Earth. Largest known macaw lick, canopy walkway and towers, eagles, and monkeys.
May be combined with Mountains of Manu, Peru
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Status: Open
Jul 23 - Aug 10, 2020 ($11575) with Doug Gochfeld
Tour Limit: 8
Birds-of-paradise and bowerbirds are the crown jewels of one of the most remarkable bird faunas, one that exists alongside equally fascinating and varied cultures.
(New Britain Extension to Aug 15, 2020)
ARIZONA'S SECOND SPRING
Status: Open
Jul 25 - Aug 3, 2020 ($3175) with John Coons
Tour Limit: 7
An ideal time for visiting one of the best birding regions in North America: great for local specialties and Mexican vagrants.
SOUTHERN AFRICA SPECTACULAR: KRUGER, VICTORIA FALLS, ZAMBEZI RIVER, AND CHOBE
Status: Open
Jul 25 - Aug 9, 2020 ($15325) with Joe Grosel & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
A new tour featuring fantastic birding, game viewing, and wildlife photographic opportunities in three classic destinations in South Africa, Zambia, and Botswana.
BRAZIL'S JAPURA & TEFE RIVERS: MAMIRAUA, AMANA & THE UNKNOWN
Status: Open
Jul 30 - Aug 13, 2020 ($8575) with Bret Whitney & Micah Riegner
Tour Limit: 10
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.
MOUNTAINS OF MANU, PERU
Status: Open
Jul 31 - Aug 11, 2020 ($4750) with Dan Lane
Tour Limit: 8
Our in-depth transect birding tour of the higher-elevation half of the Manu Biosphere Reserve.
May be combined with Peruvian Rainforests of the Tambopata
ARIZONA'S SECOND SPRING
Status: Open
Aug 1-10, 2020 ($3175) with Chris Benesh
Tour Limit: 7
An ideal time for visiting one of the best birding regions in North America: great for local specialties and Mexican vagrants.
OREGON: FROM THE COAST TO THE CASCADES
Status: Open
Aug 29 - Sep 8, 2020 ($3850) with Cory Gregory
Tour Limit: 14
A tour for specialties of the Pacific Northwest as we explore the beautiful coast and Cascade Mountains.
FRANCE: CAMARGUE & PYRENEES
Status: Open
Aug 29 - Sep 8, 2020 ($3950) with Megan Edwards Crewe & Willy Perez
Tour Limit: 12
Two of Europe's finest birding destinations combined in this wonderful eleven-day tour, with varied highlights and some great French food.
May be combined with Morocco
SOUTH AFRICA: BIRDS, WINES & WILDFLOWERS
Status: Waitlisted
Aug 29 - Sep 9, 2020 ($7775) with Joe Grosel & Marcelo Padua
Tour Limit: 12
A fabulous combo of great birding with fine wines and a spectacular wildflower display.
RIO NEGRO PARADISE: MANAUS, BRAZIL
Status: Waitlisted
Aug 29 - Sep 12, 2020 ($7075) with Bret Whitney & Marcelo Barreiros
Tour Limit: 10
Bird the rainforests and rivers of the mighty Amazon and Negro in an unforgettable mix of forest hikes and live-aboard luxury.
MOROCCO
Status: Waitlisted
Sep 7-22, 2020 ($4575) with Jesse Fagan & Chris Benesh
Tour Limit: 9
Endemic, rare, and specialty birds from coastal wetlands and towering cliffs to the Atlas Mountains and the northwest corner of the Sahara.
(Canary Island Extension to Sep 27, 2020)
May be combined with France: Camargue & Pyrenees
MAINE IN FALL: SEABIRDS & COASTAL MIGRANTS
Status: One space available
Sep 9-18, 2020 ($3975) with Eric Hynes
Tour Limit: 7
A new September itinerary at a beautiful season in Maine for coastal migrants and pelagic birds, with a good chance for skuas.
FRANCE: CAMARGUE & PYRENEES
Status: Open
Sep 9-19, 2020 ($3950) with Jay VanderGaast
Tour Limit: 12
Two of Europe's finest birding destinations combined in this wonderful eleven-day tour, with varied highlights and some great French food.
SLICE OF CALIFORNIA: SEABIRDS TO SIERRA
Status: Waitlisted
Sep 10-19, 2020 ($4250) with Tom Johnson
Tour Limit: 7
A diverse mix of West Coast specialties, montane species, and pelagics in rugged and scenic sites.
BOLIVIA'S AVIAN RICHES
Status: One space available
Sep 11-27, 2020 ($6575) with Dan Lane & Micah Riegner
Tour Limit: 10
The special bird life of the Bolivian Andes; wonderful mountain scenery.
(Bountiful Beni Extension to Oct 2, 2020)
ETHIOPIA: ENDEMIC BIRDS & ETHIOPIAN WOLF
Status: One space available
Sep 11 - Oct 1, 2020 ($7275) with Terry Stevenson & local guide
Tour Limit: 10
A remarkable journey to a remarkable land, from the Roof of Africa to Rift Valley lakes, the Bale Mountains, and south for Prince Ruspoli's Turaco and the strange Stresemann's Bush-Crow.
(Rock Churches at Lalibela Extension to Oct 4, 2020)
ECUADOR'S SHIRIPUNO LODGE: HEARTLAND OF THE WAORANI
Status: Open
Sep 17-26, 2020 ($3950) with Willy Perez
Tour Limit: 8
A tour to Shiripuno Lodge, gateway to the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve in Ecuador's Amazon region.
FALL FOR CAPE MAY
Status: Open
Sep 19-25, 2020 ($2550) with Cory Gregory
Tour Limit: 7
See bird migration in action at one of the country's top migration hotspots.
SAFARI BRAZIL: THE PANTANAL & MORE
Status: Open
Sep 19 - Oct 4, 2020 ($6050) with Marcelo Padua & Marcelo Barreiros
Tour Limit: 12
The spectacular wetlands of the Pantanal, with Hyacinth Macaws and Jabirus, combine with the many specialties of Brazil's Planalto Central to make for the perfect first birding trip to Brazil.
(Brazilian Merganser Extension to Oct 8, 2020)
FALL FOR CAPE MAY
Status: Open
Sep 27 - Oct 3, 2020 ($2550) with Cory Gregory
Tour Limit: 7
See bird migration in action at one of the country's top migration hotspots.
ALASKA FALL GOLDMINE: RARITIES ON THE PRIBILOFS & ROSS'S GULLS IN BARROW
Status: Waitlisted
Sep 30 - Oct 8, 2020 - Part One ($5450) with Tom Johnson
Tour Limit: 7
A fall adventure in two parts to the far north, Part I to St. Paul Island in the Pribilofs for migrants and vagrants, and Part II to Barrow for the legendary Ross's Gull, loons, eiders, and possibly even Polar Bear and Ivory Gull.
SOUTH AFRICA
Status: One space available
Oct 1-23, 2020 ($9875) with Joe Grosel & Megan Edwards Crewe
Tour Limit: 10
Endemic-rich birding, spectacular landscapes, and a unique flora are the highlights of our energetic survey tour of this beautiful country.
AUSTRALIA
Status: Waitlisted
Oct 2-22, 2020 - Part One (Fee TBD / 2019=$9175) with Chris Benesh & Doug Gochfeld
Tour Limit: 12
In two parts for those with limited time. Part I covers the environs of Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, southwest Australia, and Alice Springs. Part II begins in Darwin and continues to Queensland (Cairns, Atherton Tableland, Outback Queensland, and O'Reilly's Guest House). Both parts combine for a complete birding tour of Australia. An optional endemic-rich extension to Tasmania follows Part II.
JEWELS OF ECUADOR: HUMMERS, TANAGERS & ANTPITTAS
Status: Open
Oct 3-20, 2020 ($6375) with Mitch Lysinger
Tour Limit: 8
Survey birding tour of Andean Ecuador; diverse avifauna dominated by colorful hummers and tanagers and more subtle and haunting antpittas.
ALASKA FALL GOLDMINE: RARITIES ON THE PRIBILOFS & ROSS'S GULLS IN BARROW
Status: Waitlisted
Oct 7-11, 2020 - Part Two ($2750) with Tom Johnson
Tour Limit: 7
A fall adventure in two parts to the far north, Part I to St. Paul Island in the Pribilofs for migrants and vagrants, and Part II to Barrow for the legendary Ross's Gull, loons, eiders, and possibly even Polar Bear and Ivory Gull.
NORTHERN PERU: ENDEMICS GALORE
Status: Open
Oct 7-25, 2020 ($7975) with Dan Lane
Tour Limit: 8
Dry-season tour to one of the least-known and most endemic-rich areas of South America. Targets geographic specialties as it surveys the rich and diverse habitats of northern Peru, including some remote and beautiful wild areas; camping no longer necessary.
MACHU PICCHU & ABRA MALAGA, PERU
Status: Open
Oct 9-18, 2020 ($4550) with Jesse Fagan & Micah Riegner
Tour Limit: 9
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.
NEW GUINEA & AUSTRALIA
Status: Waitlisted
Oct 10-28, 2020 (Fee TBD / 2019=$8975) with Jay VanderGaast
Tour Limit: 9
A rich and diverse sampler of the best birding of New Guinea and Australia.
SPECTACULAR SOUTHEAST BRAZIL
Status: Waitlisted
Oct 14-31, 2020 - Part One (Fee TBD) with Bret Whitney & Marcelo Barreiros
Tour Limit: 12
The fantastic center of avian endemism in eastern Brazil, particularly well endowed with hummingbirds, cotingas, antbirds, and beautiful scenery. Part I: North of the Tropic; Part II: South of the Capricorn, plus an optional Iguazu Falls Extension.
NORTHWESTERN ARGENTINA: THE CHACO, CORDOBA & NORTHERN ANDES
Status: Waitlisted
Oct 17 - Nov 4, 2020 ($6475) with Willy Perez & local guide
Tour Limit: 10
Comprehensive birding tour of the many habitats of the diverse northwest; many specialty birds.
May be combined with Southern Argentina
AUSTRALIA
Status: Waitlisted
Oct 20 - Nov 4, 2020 - Part Two (Fee TBD / 2019=$7225) with John Coons & Cory Gregory
Tour Limit: 12
In two parts for those with limited time. Part I covers the environs of Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, southwest Australia, and Alice Springs. Part II begins in Darwin and continues to Queensland (Cairns, Atherton Tableland, Outback Queensland, and O'Reilly's Guest House). Both parts combine for a complete birding tour of Australia. An optional endemic-rich extension to Tasmania follows Part II.
(Tasmania Extension to Nov 9, 2020)
May be combined with New Zealand
LOUISIANA: YELLOW RAILS & CRAWFISH TAILS
Status: Open
Oct 29 - Nov 2, 2020 ($1925) with Dan Lane & Micah Riegner
Tour Limit: 14
Late-autumn tour on the Gulf Coast targeting Yellow Rails and other migrants and wintering species of the region.
COLOMBIA: CALI ESCAPE: CLOUD FORESTS OF THE CENTRAL & WESTERN ANDES
Status: Waitlisted
Oct 29 - Nov 7, 2020 ($4225) with Jesse Fagan & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
Cloud forests of two Colombian cordilleras and their rich assortment of hummingbirds and tanagers are highlights of this escape across the Caribbean to tropical Colombia. Starting in Cali and exiting through Manizales and Bogota, we will use several good city hotels and one simple ecotourism lodge primarily to access Andean forests, but also dry woodland, marshes, and the paramo.
May be combined with Colombia: The Llanos & More
BRAZIL: ATLANTIC FOREST GETAWAY
Status: Waitlisted
Oct 29 - Nov 8, 2020 (Fee TBD / 2019=$3550) with Marcelo Padua
Tour Limit: 8
A short but rich immersion in the avifauna of the Atlantic Forest, based at one lovely site near Rio.
SPECTACULAR SOUTHEAST BRAZIL
Status: Waitlisted
Oct 29 - Nov 14, 2020 - Part Two (Fee TBD) with Bret Whitney & Marcelo Barreiros
Tour Limit: 12
The fantastic center of avian endemism in eastern Brazil, particularly well endowed with hummingbirds, cotingas, antbirds, and beautiful scenery. Part I: North of the Tropic; Part II: South of the Capricorn, plus an optional Iguazu Falls Extension.
(Iguassu Falls Extension to Nov 18, 2020)
MADAGASCAR
Status: Waitlisted
Oct 31 - Nov 23, 2020 (Fee TBD / 2019=$9875) with Phil Gregory & local guide
Tour Limit: 9
In-depth coverage of the accessible parts of Madagascar: many endemic birds, striking lemurs, bizarre flora and chameleons, fascinating culture. Optional extension to the Indian Ocean islands of Mauritius and Reunion will add yet more endemics.
(Mauritius & Reunion Extension to Nov 26, 2020)
SOUTHERN INDIA: WESTERN GHATS ENDEMICS
Status: Waitlisted
Nov 1-21, 2020 ($9575) with Terry Stevenson & local guide
Tour Limit: 10
Journey from the mammal-rich lowlands of Nagarhole to the endemic-rich mountains of the Western Ghats and the exotic wetlands of Kochi.
May be combined with Sri Lanka
SOUTHERN ARGENTINA: THE PAMPAS, PATAGONIA & TIERRA DEL FUEGO
Status: Waitlisted
Nov 3-19, 2020 ($7475) with Tom Johnson & local guide
Tour Limit: 10
Superb springtime birding tour through southern South America amid stark and spectacular landscapes.
May be combined with Northwestern Argentina
NAMIBIA & BOTSWANA
Status: Waitlisted
Nov 3-22, 2020 ($15975) with Joe Grosel
Tour Limit: 6
Southwestern Africa's bird specialties, striking scenery, wilderness, and the famed game of Etosha and the Okavango Delta.
COLOMBIA: THE LLANOS & MORE
Status: Waitlisted
Nov 7-17, 2020 ($4875) with Jesse Fagan & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
A short but bird-rich small-group tour to the llanos of eastern Colombia for Crestless Curassow, Pale-headed Jacamar, and White-bearded Flycatcher, among others, plus several sites near the capital city of Bogota for a fine variety of endemics and specialties.
May be combined with Colombia: Cali Escape
NEW ZEALAND
Status: Waitlisted
Nov 8-26, 2020 ($7475) with Dan Lane & local guide
Tour Limit: 12
Beautiful landscapes as a backdrop for nearly 50 endemic birds plus a great selection of seabirds.
(Pelagic Extension to Nov 28, 2020)
CHILE: THE CLASSIC TOUR
Status: Open
Nov 15 - Dec 5, 2020 ($8975) with Willy Perez & local guide
Tour Limit: 14
Comprehensive survey tour of this visually spectacular and tourist-friendly country.
SRI LANKA
Status: One space available
Nov 20 - Dec 7, 2020 ($5225) with Megan Edwards Crewe & local guide
Tour Limit: 9
A two-week introduction to Asia's birds, including more than 30 species endemic to the island, with one of the country's foremost birders as a co-leader.
May be combined with Southern India
HOLIDAY AT SAN ISIDRO, ECUADOR
Status: Open
Nov 21-30, 2020 ($3175) with Mitch Lysinger
Tour Limit: 8
A bird-rich holiday escape based primarily at the very comfortable San Isidro Lodge.
VIETNAM
Status: Open
Nov 21 - Dec 11, 2020 (Fee TBD) with Doug Gochfeld & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
Intriguing survey tour to bird-rich but poorly known Vietnam.
HOLLAND -- BIRDS & ART: WATERFOWL SPECTACLE & DUTCH MASTERS
Status: Open
Nov 28 - Dec 7, 2020 (Fee TBD / 2019=$3950) with Godfried Schreur & Jay VanderGaast
Tour Limit: 12
A tour for some exciting winter birding, in particular waterfowl, combined with an exploration of great Dutch art masters.
URUGUAY: BIRDS & WINES IN THE LAND OF THE GAUCHOS
Status: Waitlisted
Nov 28 - Dec 10, 2020 (Fee TBD) with Marcelo Padua & local guide
Tour Limit: 10
Great birding and fine wines in the land of the gauchos.
ANTARCTICA: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA, SOUTH GEORGIA & THE FALKLANDS
Status: Waitlisted
Nov 30 - Dec 21, 2020 ($15550) with Dave Stejskal
Tour Limit: 17
The ultimate seabird and wildlife cruise, including fabulous South Georgia and the Falkland Islands. Variable fee depending on cabin choice.
LESSER ANTILLES
Status: One space available
Dec 3-19, 2020 (Fee TBD / 2019=$10775) with Jesse Fagan
Tour Limit: 6
Comprehensive tour searching for all the accessible endemics (many highly endangered) of the southern Caribbean on 10 attractive islands.
GUYANA: WILDERNESS PARADISE
Status: One space available
Dec 5-16, 2020 ($6450) with John Coons & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
A survey birding tour of the country's vast untrammeled rainforest, with an emphasis on Guianan shield specialties, and side trips to coastal and savanna regions and spectacular Kaieteur Falls.
MEXICO: OAXACA
Status: Open
Dec 19-26, 2020 ($2850) with Dan Lane & Cory Gregory
Tour Limit: 14
Superb birding with two dozen Mexican endemics and fascinating ruins while based in lovely Oaxaca City.
PANAMA'S CANOPY CAMP: LOWLAND DARIEN
Status: Open
Dec 25, 2020 - Jan 2, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2019=$4450) with Chris Benesh & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
A birding tour to a remote part of Panama with many specialties seen nowhere else in Central America.
PANAMA'S CANOPY LODGE: EL VALLE DE ANTON
Status: Open
Dec 26, 2020 - Jan 2, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2019=$3475) with John Coons & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
A superb introduction to Neotropical birds or a complement to your broader Middle American birding, all based at a charming lodge.
ARIZONA WINTER SPECIALTIES
Status: Open
Dec 27, 2020 - Jan 2, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2019=$2250) with Micah Riegner
Tour Limit: 7
Exceptional winter birding on a short tour with numerous specialties and potential rarities.
HOLIDAY COSTA RICA: RANCHO NATURALISTA
Status: Open
Dec 27, 2020 - Jan 4, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2019=$3450) with Jay VanderGaast & local guide
Tour Limit: 12
One-site holiday tour based at the comfortable Rancho Naturalista Lodge, with excursions to other habitats on Costa Rica's bird-rich Caribbean slope.
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
Status: Open
Dec 27, 2020 - Jan 5, 2021 ($4275) with Marcelo Barreiros & local guide
Tour Limit: 10
Wonderful introductory birding tour to South America's riches, including bellbirds, toucans, manakins, and motmots.
ECUADOR'S WILDSUMACO LODGE
Status: Open
Dec 27, 2020 - Jan 6, 2021 ($3825) with Willy Perez
Tour Limit: 8
Exploring the riches of the eastern Andean foothills of northern Ecuador for numerous specialties at Wildsumaco Lodge.
AMAZONIAN ECUADOR: SACHA LODGE
Status: Open
Jan 8-17, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3925) with Willy Perez & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
One-site tour to one of the most comfortable lodges in western Amazonia with some of the birdiest canopy platforms anywhere.
May be combined with Southeast Ecuador
NEW MEXICO: BIRDING THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT
Status: Open
Jan 9-15, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$2450) with Doug Gochfeld
Tour Limit: 7
Fun birding from rosy-finches in the Sandia Mts to thousands of Sandhill Cranes and Snow Geese (plus Ross's) along the Rio Grande.
COSTA RICA: BIRDING THE EDGES
Status: Open
Jan 9-18, 2021 - Part One (Fee TBD / 2020=$3275) with Cory Gregory & local guide
Tour Limit: 12
A two-parted tour to this bird-rich country exploring sites and birds not covered on our March or holiday tours.
GUYANA: WILDERNESS PARADISE
Status: Open
Jan 9-20, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$6450) with Megan Edwards Crewe & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
A survey birding tour of the country's vast untrammeled rainforest, with an emphasis on Guianan shield specialties, and side trips to coastal and savanna regions and spectacular Kaieteur Falls.
COLOMBIA: BOGOTA, THE MAGDALENA VALLEY & SANTA MARTA
Status: One space available
Jan 9-24, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$7975) with Jesse Fagan & local guide
Tour Limit: 6
Energetic, endemic-oriented (30+) tour connecting reserves up the Magdalena Valley from Bogota to the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
WINTER JAPAN: DANCING CRANES & SPECTACULAR SEA-EAGLES
Status: Waitlisted
Jan 15-30, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$8475) with Phil Gregory & local guide
Tour Limit: 7
Japan's winter spectacles, including the fabulous cranes and Steller's Sea-Eagle.
SOUTHEAST ECUADOR: ORANGE-THROATED TANAGER & FOOTHILL SPECIALTIES
Status: Open
Jan 16-25, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3650) with Mitch Lysinger
Tour Limit: 8
Weeklong survey of the upper tropical foothills of the far southeast along the Peruvian border, where we'll search for the Orange-throated Tanager and many other specialties of this distinctive and remote region of Ecuador.
May be combined with Amazonian Ecuador: Sacha Lodge
SUCCINCT SURINAME: COTINGAS & TRUMPETERS
Status: Waitlisted
Jan 16-27, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$4125) with Micah Riegner & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
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.
THAILAND
Status: Waitlisted
Jan 16 - Feb 6, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$6975) with Jay VanderGaast & Uthai Treesucon
Tour Limit: 12
A wide variety of forest birds in the friendly heart of Southeast Asia (and fabulous Thai food).
COSTA RICA: BIRDING THE EDGES
Status: Open
Jan 17-26, 2021 - Part Two (Fee TBD / 2020=$3250) with Cory Gregory & local guide
Tour Limit: 12
A two-parted tour to this bird-rich country exploring sites and birds not covered on our March or holiday tours.
NOWHERE BUT NORTHEAST BRAZIL!
Status: Open
Jan 19 - Feb 5, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$7675) with Bret Whitney & Marcelo Barreiros
Tour Limit: 12
From beautiful beaches to barren badlands, our tour is a quest for specialties of the endangered caatinga, chapada, and Atlantic Forest habitats.
(Bahia Brazil Birding Getaway Extension to Feb 11, 2021)
NORTHERN INDIA: BIRDS, TIGER & THE TAJ MAHAL
Status: One space available
Jan 23 - Feb 12, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$9725) with Terry Stevenson & local guide
Tour Limit: 9
Fantastic adventure from the Ganges plains to the Himalayan foothills, with the Bharatpur wetlands, Tiger at Ranthambhore, and the wondrous Taj Mahal.
PANAMA'S CANOPY TOWER
Status: Open
Jan 31 - Feb 6, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3475) with John Coons & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
A towering introduction to Neotropical birds based entirely at a unique lodge; quick access to famous Pipeline Road.
CENTRAL MEXICO & BAJA: BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES & WHALES
Status: Open
Feb 6-18, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$5450) with Micah Riegner & Jesse Fagan
Tour Limit: 12
Specialty birds, wintering Monarchs, and up-close whale encounters on this exciting tour!
BIRDS & WINES OF CHILE AND ARGENTINA
Status: Waitlisted
Feb 6-20, 2021 (Fee TBD) with Marcelo Padua
Tour Limit: 8
A tour combining an exploration of the great birds and vineyards of these two wonderful countries!
MYANMAR: BIRDING BURMA
Status: Open
Feb 6-21, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$5975) with Doug Gochfeld & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
Bird your way through the breathtaking mountain landscapes, picturesque arrays of gilded pagodas, and fascinating hustle and bustle of lake-dwelling communities in the culturally and ornithologically rich country formerly known as Burma.
BELIZE: TROPICAL BIRDING, SHORT AND SWEET
Status: Open
Feb 13-20, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3975) with Chris Benesh & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
Two wonderful lodges for a rewarding tropical birding experience in this English-speaking country, including some regional specialties. Great as an intro to or continuation of your Neotropical birding.
CAMBODIA: ANGKOR TEMPLES & VANISHING BIRDS
Status: Open
Feb 13 - Mar 1, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$5575) with Phil Gregory & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
A "last chance" destination for some of the large, rare Asian waterbirds now extinct in neighboring countries, plus additional regional specialties and world-famous Angkor Wat.
OWLBERTA: ALBERTA'S OWLS & MORE
Status: Open
Feb 19-25, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$2475) with Jay VanderGaast & Dan Arndt
Tour Limit: 10
A short tour targeting owls and other winter specialties in the boreal forests, prairies, and foothills of the Canadian province of Alberta.
COLOMBIA: SANTA MARTA ESCAPE
Status: Open
Feb 20-28, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3950) with Dan Lane & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
An easier subset of "Bogota, the Magdalena Valley & Santa Marta," reached by a direct flight from Miami, and with a couple more days for a more leisurely approach.
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
Status: Open
Feb 20 - Mar 1, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$4275) with Megan Edwards Crewe & Cory Gregory
Tour Limit: 10
Wonderful introductory birding tour to South America's riches, including bellbirds, toucans, manakins, and motmots.
JAMAICA
Status: Open
Feb 21-27, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3450) with Tom Johnson & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
A quick adventure in search of Jamaica's 27 endemics and numerous regional specialties at Green Castle Estate.
BORNEO
Status: Open
Feb 23 - Mar 12, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$7975) with Doug Gochfeld & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
Three prime areas in some of Earth's richest forests while based in comfort right in the wild.
WESTERN PANAMA: CHIRIQUI & BOCAS DEL TORO
Status: One space available
Feb 26 - Mar 7, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3875) with Jesse Fagan & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
A tour to two Panamanian destinations located in the Chiriqui highlands and Caribbean lowlands at Bocas del Toro.
May be combined with Panama's Canopy Tower & Lodge
JAMAICA
Status: Open
Feb 28 - Mar 6, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3450) with Eric Hynes & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
A quick adventure in search of Jamaica's 27 endemics and numerous regional specialties at Green Castle Estate.
SOUTHWESTERN ECUADOR SPECIALTIES: JOCOTOCO FOUNDATION RESERVES
Status: Open
Feb 28 - Mar 14, 2021 (Fee TBD) with Willy Perez
Tour Limit: 8
Focuses on the many specialties of the southwest, in particular the very local endemics of the humid foothills and mountains, and on Tumbesian specialties.
MEXICO: OAXACA
Status: Open
Mar 6-13, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$2850) with Micah Riegner
Tour Limit: 14
Superb birding with two dozen Mexican endemics and fascinating ruins while based in lovely Oaxaca City.
SPRING IN SOUTH TEXAS
Status: Open
Mar 6-14, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3275) with Chris Benesh
Tour Limit: 7
Magnificent Whooping Cranes, lots of South Texas specialties, and spring hawk migration on this exciting tour.
EAST AFRICA HIGHLIGHTS: KENYA & TANZANIA
Status: Open
Mar 6-26, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$15525) with Terry Stevenson
Tour Limit: 6
Combines the richest birding and mammal spots in Kenya and northern Tanzania: Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Great Rift Valley, Kakamega Forest, and more. An impressive diversity of habitats, many with spectacular scenery.
PANAMA'S CANOPY TOWER & LODGE
Status: Open
Mar 7-14, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$4175) with John Coons & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
This tour combines the best of both worlds into a great week: The Canopy Tower and Pipeline Road with the Canopy Lodge and the montane forest of El Valle de Anton.
May be combined with Western Panama: Chiriqui & Bocas del Toro
BAHAMAS: ENDEMICS & KIRTLAND'S WARBLER
Status: Open
Mar 13-17, 2021 (Fee TBD) with Jesse Fagan
Tour Limit: 6
Small-group tour for four Bahamian endemics, several Caribbean endemics, a few early migrants, Kirtland's Warbler, and a sampling of West Indian butterflies; fun, exciting birding at a relaxed pace.
BRAZIL NUTSHELL: INTERVALES, IGUAZU FALLS & THE PANTANAL
Status: Open
Mar 13-27, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$6075) with Marcelo Padua & Megan Edwards Crewe
Tour Limit: 12
This medium-length tour hits three of Brazil's premier birding venues, staying several nights at each to ensure an unhurried pace as we rack up some 400 species of birds.
CLASSIC COSTA RICA
Status: Open
Mar 13-28, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$5375) with Jay VanderGaast & local guide
Tour Limit: 12
Birding tour for Resplendent Quetzals, Three-wattled Bellbirds, Scarlet Macaws in a beautiful country with easy travel.
PUERTO RICO
Status: Waitlisted
Mar 14-20, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$2575) with Tom Johnson
Tour Limit: 7
A week of respite to a very birdy and beautiful Caribbean island, a mix of North American and local culture and cuisine; 17 endemic birds and a number of other Caribbean specialties.
GHANA: WINDOW INTO WEST AFRICAN BIRDING
Status: Open
Mar 20 - Apr 8, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$6975) with Phil Gregory & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
In search of numerous West African specialties as well as White-necked Rockfowl.
HAWAII
Status: Waitlisted
Mar 25 - Apr 3, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$5975) with Chris Benesh & local guide
Tour Limit: 14
On our birding tour we'll visit three of the major islands--Oahu, Kauai, and Hawaii--giving us a chance to sample a great portion of the Hawaiian endemic birds and the seabird specialties.
GUYANA: WILDERNESS PARADISE
Status: Waitlisted
Mar 27 - Apr 7, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$6450) with Marcelo Barreiros & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
A survey birding tour of the country's vast untrammeled rainforest, with an emphasis on Guianan shield specialties, and side trips to coastal and savanna regions and spectacular Kaieteur Falls.
BRAZIL RORAIMA ADVENTURE: BIRDING THE SKY ISLANDS OF THE AMAZON
Status: Open
Mar 31 - Apr 11, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$4475) with Micah Riegner
Tour Limit: 8
A 12-day search for montane rarities, white-sand forest endemics, and riverine specialists, all amidst some of Brazil's most breathtaking scenery.
GUATEMALA: SHADE-GROWN BIRDING
Status: Waitlisted
Apr 1-10, 2021 (Fee TBD) with Jesse Fagan
Tour Limit: 8
Birding tour for Resplendent Quetzal, a host of hummingbirds, and Azure-rumped Tanager set against a dramatic volcanic landscape and colorful Mayan culture.
(Tikal & Guacamayas Pre-tour Extension from Mar 27, 2021)
BHUTAN
Status: Waitlisted
Apr 3-22, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$9550) with Jay VanderGaast & local guide
Tour Limit: 9
Spellbinding birding amidst awe-inspiring landscapes on a journey through the lush forests and mountains of this culturally fascinating Himalayan kingdom.
TEXAS COAST MIGRATION SPECTACLE
Status: Open
Apr 10-16, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$2350) with John Coons
Tour Limit: 7
The migration mecca of High Island plus specialties of the Big Thicket and myriad waterbirds and shorebirds.
May be combined with Texas's Big Bend & Hill Country
COLORADO GROUSE
Status: Open
Apr 10-20, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3950) with Tom Johnson
Tour Limit: 14
An 11-day tour to seek out the state's prairie-chicken and grouse species.
TEXAS COAST MIGRATION SPECTACLE
Status: Open
Apr 17-23, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$2350) with John Coons
Tour Limit: 7
The migration mecca of High Island plus specialties of the Big Thicket and myriad waterbirds and shorebirds.
TEXAS'S BIG BEND & HILL COUNTRY
Status: Open
Apr 17-26, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3550) with Chris Benesh
Tour Limit: 14
Colima and Golden-cheeked warblers, Montezuma Quail, and other southern borderland specialties in Texas's grand desert mountain landscapes.
May be combined with Texas Coast Migration Spectacle
COLORADO GROUSE
Status: Open
Apr 17-27, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3950) with Eric Hynes & Mitch Lysinger
Tour Limit: 14
An 11-day tour to seek out the state's prairie-chicken and grouse species.
ISRAEL MIGRATION MAGIC: BIRDING THE LAND OF MILK AND HONEY BUZZARDS
Status: Open
Apr 23 - May 7, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$6350) with Doug Gochfeld & local guide
Tour Limit: 10
Bear witness to one of the world's most impressive avian migrations, while seeing many regional specialties, against the backdrop of the starkly beautiful desert landscape of southern Israel.
HUNGARY & ROMANIA: THE BEST OF EASTERN EUROPE
Status: Open
Apr 24 - May 10, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$6275) with Terry Stevenson & local guide
Tour Limit: 12
Fabulous birding in some of the most spectacular landscapes of Eastern Europe: the Danube Delta, Carpathian Mountains, Bicaz Gorge, Hortobagy, and Kiskunsag.
CLASSICAL GREECE
Status: Waitlisted
Apr 26 - May 10, 2021 (Fee TBD) with Megan Edwards Crewe & local guide
Tour Limit: 12
Fine southeast European birding--at the peak of migration--with archaeological and cultural stops.
BEYOND THE PORTS OF PORTUGAL: A BIRDS & WINE TOUR
Status: Open
Apr 27 - May 8, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$5450) with Marcelo Padua & local guide
Tour Limit: 12
A new itinerary in our popular Birds & Wine tour series.
ARIZONA NIGHTBIRDS & MORE
Status: Open
Apr 29 - May 3, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$1675) with Cory Gregory
Tour Limit: 7
A short tour focused on this area's many owl and nightjar specialties.
SPAIN: LA MANCHA, COTO DONANA & EXTREMADURA
Status: Open
May 1-13, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$4675) with Godfried Schreur & Jesse Fagan
Tour Limit: 12
To La Mancha, famous Coto Donana, Extremadura, and the Gredos Mountains for some of Europe's best birding.
TAIWAN
Status: Open
May 4-15, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$5150) with Phil Gregory & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
Tour for Taiwan's numerous endemics and specialties.
May be combined with Japan in Spring
ARIZONA NIGHTBIRDS & MORE
Status: Open
May 6-10, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$1675) with Chris Benesh
Tour Limit: 7
A short tour focused on this area's many owl and nightjar specialties.
ARIZONA: BIRDING THE BORDER
Status: Open
May 7-16, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3175) with John Coons
Tour Limit: 7
One of the most exciting destinations in North America with a backdrop of spectacular mountain scenery.
POINT PELEE MIGRATION SPECTACLE
Status: Waitlisted
May 8-15, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$2875) with Jay VanderGaast
Tour Limit: 7
Exciting migration birding at several premier hotspots on the Lake Erie shore.
FLORIDA: MANGROVES & MIGRANTS
Status: Open
May 8-17, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3550) with Micah Riegner
Tour Limit: 14
A tour for numerous specialties from Central Florida south to the Keys and Dry Tortugas.
SPRING IN CAPE MAY
Status: Open
May 9-15, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$2350) with Tom Johnson
Tour Limit: 7
Spring migration at one of the country's famed birding hotspots.
ARIZONA: BIRDING THE BORDER
Status: Open
May 14-23, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3175) with Chris Benesh
Tour Limit: 7
One of the most exciting destinations in North America with a backdrop of spectacular mountain scenery.
MICHIGAN: GREAT LAKES GRANDEUR
Status: Waitlisted
May 15-23, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3375) with Cory Gregory
Tour Limit: 7
A new tour for the richest birding in the Midwest with plenty of specialty birds from Kirtland's Warbler to boreal species.
FINLAND SPRING: WOLVERINES, OWLS & WILD-WILD GROUSE
Status: Waitlisted
May 15-28, 2021 (Fee TBD) with Ned Brinkley & local guide
Tour Limit: 11
A superb itinerary from the capital to the Arctic Circle, following the flow of spring migration in search of displaying grouse, nesting owls, lekking Ruffs, and special mammals, including Wolverines.
JAPAN IN SPRING
Status: Waitlisted
May 15 - Jun 1, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$8875) with Phil Gregory & local guide
Tour Limit: 7
A great introduction to springtime Japan, timed to coincide with the arrival of avian summer visitors, with lovely scenery the backdrop to our birding.
May be combined with Taiwan
CHINA'S SICHUAN PROVINCE
Status: Open
May 21 - Jun 9, 2021 (Fee TBD) with Doug Gochfeld & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
We return to China for fabulous pheasants and numerous other Sichuan specialties.
BRAZIL -- MINAS GERAIS & TOCANTINS: BLUE-EYED GROUND DOVE AND BEYOND
Status: Open
May 22 - Jun 6, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$5975) with Marcelo Barreiros
Tour Limit: 8
This itinerary visits a rich region of Brazil not covered on our other tours, one replete with rarely seen endemics and the recently rediscovered Blue-eyed Ground Dove!
May be combined with Brazil's Rio Roosevelt
PENNSYLVANIA'S WARBLERS & MORE: FROM CERULEAN WARBLER TO HENSLOW'S SPARROW
Status: Open
May 25-30, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$2150) with Tom Johnson
Tour Limit: 7
A tour at the peak of eastern spring birding, focusing on a delightful array of warblers as well as other songbirds.
CENTRAL PERUVIAN ENDEMICS: THE HIGH ANDES
Status: Open
May 28 - Jun 13, 2021 (Fee TBD) with Dan Lane & Jesse Fagan
Tour Limit: 12
High Andean endemics of central Peru on our birding tour to extraordinarily scenic settings, including Huascaran National Park, Lake Junin, and the Carpish Mountains.
AMAZING ANGOLA
Status: Open
May 29 - Jun 19, 2021 (Fee TBD) with Terry Stevenson & local guide
Tour Limit: 12
Our new tour to this endemic-rich off-the-beaten-path destination will seek numerous endemics and pass through some impressive landscapes.
FRANCE'S LOIRE VALLEY: BIRDS, CHATEAUX & WINE
Status: Open
Jun 4-14, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$4750) with Marcelo Padua & Megan Edwards Crewe
Tour Limit: 12
A tour of France's lovely Loire Valley, combining lowland birding with visits to the chateaux of Chambord, Chenonceau, and Villandry, as well as some of the region's famous vineyards.
NORTHERN ARIZONA'S CANYONS & CONDOR
Status: Open
Jun 5-11, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$2375) with John Coons
Tour Limit: 7
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.
ALASKA
Status: Open
Jun 5-14, 2021 - Part One (Fee TBD / 2020=$6275) with Chris Benesh & Tom Johnson
Tour Limit: 14
Survey in two parts: Part I to the Pribilofs and Denali; Part II to Nome, Seward, and Utqiagvik (formerly Barrow).
GALAPAGOS: AN INTIMATE LOOK AT DARWIN'S ISLANDS
Status: Open
Jun 5-15, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$7400) with Mitch Lysinger & local guide
Tour Limit: 13
A must for any naturalist and birder; small-group, broad coverage of the islands with plenty of time for the birds, exploring, and photography.
BRAZIL'S RIO ROOSEVELT: BIRDING THE RIVER OF DOUBT
Status: Open
Jun 5-20, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$8975) with Bret Whitney
Tour Limit: 8
A birding adventure on the remote Rio Roosevelt in the spirit of Teddy himself, as we search for bushbirds, ant swarms, up to 10 species described to science only in 2013, and, of course, the unknown.
May be combined with Brazil -- Minas Gerais & Tocantins or Rainforest & Savanna
MONGOLIA: THE GOBI DESERT, STEPPE & TAIGA
Status: Open
Jun 5-23, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$7475) with Phil Gregory & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
A tour to an exciting birding destination in the heart of Asia, with lots of specialties and some fantastic landscapes.
CANADIAN ROCKIES: ALBERTA
Status: Open
Jun 6-16, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3875) with Jay VanderGaast
Tour Limit: 14
A great western birding tour with spectacular landscapes of the Rockies.
ICELAND
Status: Open
Jun 11-20, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$5850) with Godfried Schreur
Tour Limit: 12
Seabird colonies, endemic landbirds, spectacular scenery, and high-latitude natural history.
ALASKA
Status: Open
Jun 13-23, 2021 - Part Two (Fee TBD / 2020=$6175) with Chris Benesh & Tom Johnson
Tour Limit: 14
Survey in two parts: Part I to the Pribilofs and Denali; Part II to Nome, Seward, and Utqiagvik (formerly Barrow).
PERU'S MAGNETIC NORTH: SPATULETAILS, OWLET LODGE & MORE
Status: Open
Jun 19 - Jul 1, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$5625) with Dan Lane & Jesse Fagan
Tour Limit: 12
A 12-day taste of northern Peru's east-slope Andes, including five nights at Owlet Lodge.
May be combined with Machu Picchu & Abra Malaga, Peru
RAINFOREST & SAVANNA: ALTA FLORESTA & THE NORTHERN PANTANAL, BRAZIL
Status: Open
Jun 19 - Jul 4, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$7175) with Marcelo Barreiros & Micah Riegner
Tour Limit: 10
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
BORNEO
Status: Open
Jun 22 - Jul 9, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$7975) with Megan Edwards Crewe & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
Three prime areas in some of Earth's richest forests while based in comfort right in the wild.
AMAZONIAN ECUADOR: SACHA LODGE
Status: Open
Jun 25 - Jul 4, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3925) with Mitch Lysinger & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
One-site tour to one of the most comfortable lodges in western Amazonia with some of the birdiest canopy platforms anywhere.
May be combined with Galapagos
MONTANE ECUADOR: CLOUDFORESTS OF THE ANDES
Status: Open
Jun 25 - Jul 4, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3350) with Willy Perez
Tour Limit: 8
Superb Andean subtropical birding on both East and West slopes.
May be combined with Galapagos
ALASKA: NO PLACE LIKE NOME
Status: Open
Jun 26 - Jul 3, 2021 (Fee TBD) with Tom Johnson
Tour Limit: 7
A chance to spend the better part of a week birding in one of the artic's most famous hotspots!
SPITSBERGEN & SVALBARD ARCHIPELAGO: A CRUISE TO THE NORWEGIAN ARCTIC
Status: One space available
Jun 29 - Jul 11, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$7400) with John Coons
Tour Limit: 9
A high-arctic adventure aboard a comfortable vessel for fantastic seabirds, marine mammals including Walrus and Polar Bear, and fabulous scenery.
MACHU PICCHU & ABRA MALAGA, PERU
Status: Open
Jun 30 - Jul 9, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$4550) with Dan Lane
Tour Limit: 9
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.
May be combined with Peru's Magnetic North
GALAPAGOS: AN INTIMATE LOOK AT DARWIN'S ISLANDS
Status: Open
Jul 3-13, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$7400) with Willy Perez & local guide
Tour Limit: 13
A must for any naturalist and birder; small-group, broad coverage of the islands with plenty of time for the birds, exploring, and photography.
May be combined with Amazonian Ecuador: Sacha Lodge or Cloudforests of Ecuador
SOUTHERN AFRICA SPECTACULAR: KRUGER, VICTORIA FALLS, ZAMBEZI RIVER, AND CHOBE
Status: Waitlisted
Jul 3-18, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$15325) with Joe Grosel & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
A new tour featuring fantastic birding, game viewing, and wildlife photographic opportunities in three classic destinations in South Africa, Zambia, and Botswana.
NEWFOUNDLAND & NOVA SCOTIA
Status: Open
Jul 4-14, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$4750) with Chris Benesh
Tour Limit: 8
Boreal specialties, seabird colonies, and numerous breeding landbirds in the beautiful Canadian Maritimes.
JAGUAR SPOTTING IN BRAZIL: PANTANAL & GARDEN OF THE AMAZON
Status: Open
Jul 10-21, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$4350) with Marcelo Barreiros
Tour Limit: 8
This short but action-packed Brazil birding tour features the Pantanal at its best, a nice taste of southern Amazonian birds, and excellent chances of seeing a Jaguar.
CLOUDFORESTS OF ECUADOR: ALL THE BEST OF THE WILD NORTHWEST
Status: Open
Jul 12-22, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3875) with Willy Perez
Tour Limit: 8
We'll be based at just two great lodges on Ecuador's west slope to experience a diversity of great birds and have the chance for a highlight mammal, Spectacled Bear.
May be combined with Galapagos
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Status: Waitlisted
Jul 15 - Aug 2, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$11575) with Doug Gochfeld & Tom Johnson
Tour Limit: 10
Birds-of-paradise and bowerbirds are the crown jewels of one of the most remarkable bird faunas, one that exists alongside equally fascinating and varied cultures.
(New Britain Extension to Aug 7, 2021)
BRAZIL'S MADEIRA & TAPAJOS: BETWEEN TWO GREAT RIVERS
Status: Open
Jul 16-31, 2021 (Fee TBD) with Bret Whitney & Micah Riegner
Tour Limit: 10
Live-aboard luxury on an adventurous birding tour through the lower Madeira-Tapajos interfluvium of central Amazonian Brazil; be ready for the unexpected!
JAGUAR SPOTTING IN BRAZIL: PANTANAL & GARDEN OF THE AMAZON
Status: Open
Jul 17-28, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$4350) with Marcelo Padua
Tour Limit: 8
This short but action-packed Brazil birding tour features the Pantanal at its best, a nice taste of southern Amazonian birds, and excellent chances of seeing a Jaguar.
PERUVIAN RAINFORESTS OF THE TAMBOPATA: MACAW LICK EXTRAORDINAIRE
Status: Open
Jul 18-30, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$6350) with Jesse Fagan
Tour Limit: 8
Three-site tour to the most species-rich rainforest on Earth. Largest known macaw lick, canopy walkway and towers, eagles, and monkeys.
May be combined with Mountains of Manu, Peru
ARIZONA'S SECOND SPRING
Status: Open
Jul 24 - Aug 2, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3175) with Chris Benesh
Tour Limit: 7
An ideal time for visiting one of the best birding regions in North America: great for local specialties and Mexican vagrants.
MOUNTAINS OF MANU, PERU
Status: Open
Jul 30 - Aug 10, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$4750) with Dan Lane & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
Our in-depth transect birding tour of the higher-elevation half of the Manu Biosphere Reserve.
May be combined with Peruvian Rainforests of the Tambopata
BRAZIL: PARROTS & COTINGAS: THE MOUTH OF THE MIGHTY AMAZON
Status: Open
Jul 30 - Aug 14, 2021 (Fee TBD) with Marcelo Padua
Tour Limit: 8
A two-week birding tour through diverse habitats around the mouth of the mighty Rio Amazonas as we seek most of the endemics of lower Amazonia and lots of flashy parrots and cotingas.
ARIZONA'S SECOND SPRING
Status: Open
Jul 31 - Aug 9, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3175) with Cory Gregory
Tour Limit: 7
An ideal time for visiting one of the best birding regions in North America: great for local specialties and Mexican vagrants.
WILD KENYA: A TENTED CAMP SAFARI
Status: Waitlisted
Jul 31 - Aug 15, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$10675) with Terry Stevenson
Tour Limit: 6
A delightful, shorter itinerary designed to stay primarily in three tented camps, giving us a chance for the more traditional safari birding and wildlife experience (and to wake up right in the middle of it all!) under Terry's expert guidance. Limited to 6.
FRANCE: CAMARGUE & PYRENEES
Status: Open
Aug 28 - Sep 7, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3950) with Megan Edwards Crewe & Willy Perez
Tour Limit: 12
Two of Europe's finest birding destinations combined in this wonderful eleven-day tour, with varied highlights and some great French food.
May be combined with Morocco
OREGON: FROM THE COAST TO THE CASCADES
Status: Open
Aug 28 - Sep 7, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3850) with Cory Gregory
Tour Limit: 7
A tour for specialties of the Pacific Northwest as we explore the beautiful coast and Cascade Mountains.
SOUTH AFRICA: BIRDS, WINES & WILDFLOWERS
Status: One space available
Aug 28 - Sep 8, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$7775) with Joe Grosel & Marcelo Padua
Tour Limit: 12
A fabulous combo of great birding with fine wines and a spectacular wildflower display.
SLICE OF CALIFORNIA: SEABIRDS TO SIERRA
Status: Open
Sep 4-13, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$4250) with Tom Johnson
Tour Limit: 7
A diverse mix of West Coast specialties, montane species, and pelagics in rugged and scenic sites.
MOROCCO
Status: Open
Sep 6-21, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$4575) with Chris Benesh & local guide
Tour Limit: 10
Endemic, rare, and specialty birds from coastal wetlands and towering cliffs to the Atlas Mountains and the northwest corner of the Sahara.
(Canary Island Extension to Sep 26, 2021)
May be combined with France: Camargue & Pyrenees
MAINE IN FALL: SEABIRDS & COASTAL MIGRANTS
Status: Open
Sep 9-18, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3975) with Eric Hynes
Tour Limit: 7
A new September itinerary at a beautiful season in Maine for coastal migrants and pelagic birds, with a good chance for skuas.
RIO NEGRO PARADISE: MANAUS, BRAZIL
Status: Open
Sep 12-26, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$7075) with Marcelo Barreiros & Micah Riegner
Tour Limit: 10
Bird the rainforests and rivers of the mighty Amazon and Negro in an unforgettable mix of forest hikes and live-aboard luxury.
FALL FOR CAPE MAY
Status: Open
Sep 18-24, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$2550) with Cory Gregory
Tour Limit: 7
See bird migration in action at one of the country's top migration hotspots.
SAFARI BRAZIL: THE PANTANAL & MORE
Status: Open
Sep 18 - Oct 3, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$6050) with Marcelo Padua & Tom Johnson
Tour Limit: 12
The spectacular wetlands of the Pantanal, with Hyacinth Macaws and Jabirus, combine with the many specialties of Brazil's Planalto Central to make for the perfect first birding trip to Brazil.
(Brazilian Merganser Extension to Oct 7, 2021)
ALASKA FALL GOLDMINE: RARITIES ON THE PRIBILOFS & ROSS'S GULLS IN BARROW
Status: Open
Sep 29 - Oct 7, 2021 - Part One (Fee TBD / 2020=$5450) with Doug Gochfeld
Tour Limit: 7
A fall adventure in two parts to the far north, Part I to St. Paul Island in the Pribilofs for migrants and vagrants, and Part II to Barrow for the legendary Ross's Gull, loons, eiders, and possibly even Polar Bear and Ivory Gull.
AUSTRALIA
Status: Waitlisted
Oct 1-21, 2021 - Part One (Fee TBD / 2019=$9175) with Chris Benesh & Cory Gregory
Tour Limit: 12
In two parts for those with limited time. Part I covers the environs of Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, southwest Australia, and Alice Springs. Part II begins in Darwin and continues to Queensland (Cairns, Atherton Tableland, Outback Queensland, and O'Reilly's Guest House). Both parts combine for a complete birding tour of Australia. An optional endemic-rich extension to Tasmania follows Part II.
JEWELS OF ECUADOR: HUMMERS, TANAGERS & ANTPITTAS
Status: Open
Oct 2-19, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$6375) with Willy Perez
Tour Limit: 8
Survey birding tour of Andean Ecuador; diverse avifauna dominated by colorful hummers and tanagers and more subtle and haunting antpittas.
SOUTH AFRICA
Status: One space available
Oct 2-24, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$9875) with Terry Stevenson & Joe Grosel
Tour Limit: 10
Endemic-rich birding, spectacular landscapes, and a unique flora are the highlights of our energetic survey tour of this beautiful country.
ALASKA FALL GOLDMINE: RARITIES ON THE PRIBILOFS & ROSS'S GULLS IN BARROW
Status: Open
Oct 6-10, 2021 - Part Two (Fee TBD / 2020=$2750) with Ned Brinkley
Tour Limit: 7
A fall adventure in two parts to the far north, Part I to St. Paul Island in the Pribilofs for migrants and vagrants, and Part II to Barrow for the legendary Ross's Gull, loons, eiders, and possibly even Polar Bear and Ivory Gull.
MACHU PICCHU & ABRA MALAGA, PERU
Status: Open
Oct 8-17, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$4550) with Dan Lane
Tour Limit: 9
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.
SUCCINCT SURINAME: COTINGAS & TRUMPETERS
Status: Open
Oct 9-20, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$4125) with Micah Riegner & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
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.
NEW GUINEA & AUSTRALIA
Status: Waitlisted
Oct 9-27, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2019=$8975) with Jay VanderGaast
Tour Limit: 9
A rich and diverse sampler of the best birding of New Guinea and Australia.
AUSTRALIA
Status: One space available
Oct 19 - Nov 3, 2021 - Part Two (Fee TBD / 2019=$7225) with John Coons & Doug Gochfeld
Tour Limit: 12
In two parts for those with limited time. Part I covers the environs of Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, southwest Australia, and Alice Springs. Part II begins in Darwin and continues to Queensland (Cairns, Atherton Tableland, Outback Queensland, and O'Reilly's Guest House). Both parts combine for a complete birding tour of Australia. An optional endemic-rich extension to Tasmania follows Part II.
(Tasmania Extension to Nov 8, 2021)
SPECTACULAR SOUTHEAST BRAZIL
Status: Open
Oct 22 - Nov 8, 2021 - Part One (Fee TBD) with Bret Whitney & Marcelo Barreiros
Tour Limit: 12
The fantastic center of avian endemism in eastern Brazil, particularly well endowed with hummingbirds, cotingas, antbirds, and beautiful scenery. Part I: North of the Tropic; Part II: South of the Capricorn, plus an optional Iguazu Falls Extension.
ESSENTIAL SHORT UGANDA: SHOEBILL, GORILLAS, CHIMPS & ALBERTINE RIFT BIRDING
Status: Open
Oct 23 - Nov 5, 2021 (Fee TBD) with Megan Edwards Crewe & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
A new tour for those wishing to see the major Ugandan birding and mammal highlights in just two weeks time.
LOUISIANA: YELLOW RAILS & CRAWFISH TAILS
Status: Open
Oct 28 - Nov 1, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$1925) with Dan Lane & Cory Gregory
Tour Limit: 14
Late-autumn tour on the Gulf Coast targeting Yellow Rails and other migrants and wintering species of the region.
BRAZIL: ATLANTIC FOREST GETAWAY
Status: Open
Oct 28 - Nov 7, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2019=$3550) with Marcelo Padua
Tour Limit: 8
A short but rich immersion in the avifauna of the Atlantic Forest, based at one lovely site near Rio.
MADAGASCAR
Status: Waitlisted
Oct 30 - Nov 22, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2019=$9875) with Phil Gregory & local guide
Tour Limit: 9
In-depth coverage of the accessible parts of Madagascar: many endemic birds, striking lemurs, bizarre flora and chameleons, fascinating culture. Optional extension to the Indian Ocean islands of Mauritius and Reunion will add yet more endemics.
(Mauritius & Reunion Extension to Nov 25, 2021)
NAMIBIA & BOTSWANA
Status: Waitlisted
Nov 2-21, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$15975) with Joe Grosel
Tour Limit: 6
Southwestern Africa's bird specialties, striking scenery, wilderness, and the famed game of Etosha and the Okavango Delta.
COLOMBIA: CALI ESCAPE: CLOUD FORESTS OF THE CENTRAL & WESTERN ANDES
Status: Open
Nov 5-14, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$4225) with Jesse Fagan & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
Cloud forests of two Colombian cordilleras and their rich assortment of hummingbirds and tanagers are highlights of this escape across the Caribbean to tropical Colombia. Starting in Cali and exiting through Manizales and Bogota, we will use several good city hotels and one simple ecotourism lodge primarily to access Andean forests, but also dry woodland, marshes, and the paramo.
May be combined with Colombia: The Llanos & More
BOLIVIA'S AVIAN RICHES
Status: Open
Nov 5-21, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$6575) with Dan Lane & Micah Riegner
Tour Limit: 12
The special bird life of the Bolivian Andes; wonderful mountain scenery.
(Bountiful Beni Extension to Nov 26, 2021)
ETHIOPIA: ENDEMIC BIRDS & ETHIOPIAN WOLF
Status: Waitlisted
Nov 5-25, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$7275) with Terry Stevenson & local guide
Tour Limit: 10
A remarkable journey to a remarkable land, from the Roof of Africa to Rift Valley lakes, the Bale Mountains, and south for Prince Ruspoli's Turaco and the strange Stresemann's Bush-Crow.
(Rock Churches at Lalibela Extension to Nov 28, 2021)
SPECTACULAR SOUTHEAST BRAZIL
Status: Open
Nov 6-22, 2021 - Part Two (Fee TBD) with Bret Whitney & Marcelo Barreiros
Tour Limit: 12
The fantastic center of avian endemism in eastern Brazil, particularly well endowed with hummingbirds, cotingas, antbirds, and beautiful scenery. Part I: North of the Tropic; Part II: South of the Capricorn, plus an optional Iguazu Falls Extension.
(Iguassu Falls Extension to Nov 26, 2021)
EMPEROR PENGUINS IN THE WEDDELL SEA: IN SEARCH OF ANTARCTICA'S MOST ICONIC BIRD
Status: Open
Nov 12-25, 2021 (Fee TBD) with Tom Johnson
Tour Limit: 15
The ultimate seabird quest for a magnificent species seen by few birders: Emperor Penguin! Variable fee depending on cabin choice.
COLOMBIA: THE LLANOS & MORE
Status: Open
Nov 14-24, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$4875) with Jesse Fagan & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
A short but bird-rich small-group tour to the llanos of eastern Colombia for Crestless Curassow, Pale-headed Jacamar, and White-bearded Flycatcher, among others, plus several sites near the capital city of Bogota for a fine variety of endemics and specialties.
May be combined with Colombia: Cali Escape
CHILE: THE CLASSIC TOUR
Status: Open
Nov 14 - Dec 4, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$8975) with Willy Perez & local guide
Tour Limit: 12
Comprehensive survey tour of this visually spectacular and tourist-friendly country.
HOLIDAY AT SAN ISIDRO, ECUADOR
Status: Open
Nov 20-29, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3175) with Mitch Lysinger
Tour Limit: 8
A bird-rich holiday escape based primarily at the very comfortable San Isidro Lodge.
MEXICO: YUCATAN & COZUMEL
Status: Open
Nov 20-29, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3450) with Megan Edwards Crewe & local guide
Tour Limit: 12
A tour for the most interesting birds of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula amidst its attractive Mayan sites and only a short flight from the US.
JAMAICA
Status: Open
Nov 21-27, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3450) with Cory Gregory & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
A quick adventure in search of Jamaica's 27 endemics and numerous regional specialties at Green Castle Estate.
HOLLAND -- BIRDS & ART: WATERFOWL SPECTACLE & DUTCH MASTERS
Status: Open
Nov 27 - Dec 6, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2019=$3950) with Godfried Schreur & Jay VanderGaast
Tour Limit: 12
A tour for some exciting winter birding, in particular waterfowl, combined with an exploration of great Dutch art masters.
URUGUAY: BIRDS & WINES IN THE LAND OF THE GAUCHOS
Status: Open
Nov 27 - Dec 9, 2021 (Fee TBD) with Marcelo Padua & local guide
Tour Limit: 10
Great birding and fine wines in the land of the gauchos.
GUYANA: WILDERNESS PARADISE
Status: Open
Dec 1-12, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$6450) with John Coons & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
A survey birding tour of the country's vast untrammeled rainforest, with an emphasis on Guianan shield specialties, and side trips to coastal and savanna regions and spectacular Kaieteur Falls.
HOLIDAY COSTA RICA: RANCHO NATURALISTA
Status: Open
Dec 18-26, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2019=$3450) with Megan Edwards Crewe & local guide
Tour Limit: 12
One-site holiday tour based at the comfortable Rancho Naturalista Lodge, with excursions to other habitats on Costa Rica's bird-rich Caribbean slope.
MEXICO: OAXACA
Status: Open
Dec 19-26, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$2850) with Dan Lane & Doug Gochfeld
Tour Limit: 14
Superb birding with two dozen Mexican endemics and fascinating ruins while based in lovely Oaxaca City.
PANAMA'S CANOPY CAMP: LOWLAND DARIEN
Status: Open
Dec 26, 2021 - Jan 3, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2019=$4450) with Chris Benesh & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
A birding tour to a remote part of Panama with many specialties seen nowhere else in Central America.
ARIZONA WINTER SPECIALTIES
Status: Open
Dec 27, 2021 - Jan 2, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2019=$2250) with Tom Johnson
Tour Limit: 7
Exceptional winter birding on a short tour with numerous specialties and potential rarities.
PANAMA'S CANOPY LODGE: EL VALLE DE ANTON
Status: Open
Dec 29, 2021 - Jan 5, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2019=$3475) with John Coons & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
A superb introduction to Neotropical birds or a complement to your broader Middle American birding, all based at a charming lodge.
ECUADOR'S WILDSUMACO LODGE
Status: Open
Dec 29, 2021 - Jan 8, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3825) with Willy Perez
Tour Limit: 8
Exploring the riches of the eastern Andean foothills of northern Ecuador for numerous specialties at Wildsumaco Lodge.
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
Status: Open
Dec 30, 2021 - Jan 8, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$4275) with Cory Gregory & local guide
Tour Limit: 10
Wonderful introductory birding tour to South America's riches, including bellbirds, toucans, manakins, and motmots.
AMAZONIAN ECUADOR: SACHA LODGE
Status: Open
Jan 7-16, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3925) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
One-site tour to one of the most comfortable lodges in western Amazonia with some of the birdiest canopy platforms anywhere.
May be combined with Southeast Ecuador
NEW MEXICO: BIRDING THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT
Status: Open
Jan 8-14, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$2450) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
Fun birding from rosy-finches in the Sandia Mts to thousands of Sandhill Cranes and Snow Geese (plus Ross's) along the Rio Grande.
COSTA RICA: BIRDING THE EDGES
Status: Open
Jan 8-17, 2022 - Part One (Fee TBD / 2020=$3275) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
A two-parted tour to this bird-rich country exploring sites and birds not covered on our March or holiday tours.
GUYANA: WILDERNESS PARADISE
Status: Open
Jan 8-19, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$6450) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
A survey birding tour of the country's vast untrammeled rainforest, with an emphasis on Guianan shield specialties, and side trips to coastal and savanna regions and spectacular Kaieteur Falls.
COLOMBIA: BOGOTA, THE MAGDALENA VALLEY & SANTA MARTA
Status: Open
Jan 8-23, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$7975) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 6
Energetic, endemic-oriented (30+) tour connecting reserves up the Magdalena Valley from Bogota to the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
WINTER JAPAN: DANCING CRANES & SPECTACULAR SEA-EAGLES
Status: Open
Jan 14-29, 2022 with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
Japan's winter spectacles, including the fabulous cranes and Steller's Sea-Eagle.
SOUTH TEXAS RARITIES
Status: Open
Jan 15-21, 2022 (Fee TBD) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
Escape the winter birding doldrums on our week-long tour to the bird-rich Rio Grande Valley, with specialties from kiskadees and Green Jays to Hook-billed Kites and Altamira Orioles. And the winter potential for Mexican vagrants is terrific!
SOUTHEAST ECUADOR: ORANGE-THROATED TANAGER & FOOTHILL SPECIALTIES
Status: Open
Jan 15-24, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3650) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
Weeklong survey of the upper tropical foothills of the far southeast along the Peruvian border, where we'll search for the Orange-throated Tanager and many other specialties of this distinctive and remote region of Ecuador.
May be combined with Amazonian Ecuador: Sacha Lodge
SUCCINCT SURINAME: COTINGAS & TRUMPETERS
Status: Open
Jan 15-26, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$4125) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
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.
THAILAND
Status: Open
Jan 15 - Feb 5, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$6975) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
A wide variety of forest birds in the friendly heart of Southeast Asia (and fabulous Thai food).
COSTA RICA: BIRDING THE EDGES
Status: Open
Jan 16-25, 2022 - Part Two (Fee TBD / 2020=$3250) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
A two-parted tour to this bird-rich country exploring sites and birds not covered on our March or holiday tours.
NOWHERE BUT NORTHEAST BRAZIL!
Status: Open
Jan 18 - Feb 4, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$7675) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
From beautiful beaches to barren badlands, our tour is a quest for specialties of the endangered caatinga, chapada, and Atlantic Forest habitats.
(Bahia Brazil Birding Getaway Extension to Feb 10, 2022)
NORTHERN INDIA: BIRDS, TIGER & THE TAJ MAHAL
Status: Open
Jan 22 - Feb 11, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$9725) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 9
Fantastic adventure from the Ganges plains to the Himalayan foothills, with the Bharatpur wetlands, Tiger at Ranthambhore, and the wondrous Taj Mahal.
PANAMA'S CANOPY TOWER
Status: Open
Jan 30 - Feb 5, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3475) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
A towering introduction to Neotropical birds based entirely at a unique lodge; quick access to famous Pipeline Road.
CENTRAL MEXICO & BAJA: BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES & WHALES
Status: Open
Feb 5-17, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$5450) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
Specialty birds, wintering Monarchs, and up-close whale encounters on this exciting tour!
BIRDS & WINES OF CHILE AND ARGENTINA
Status: Open
Feb 5-19, 2022 (Fee TBD) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
A tour combining an exploration of the great birds and vineyards of these two wonderful countries!
MYANMAR: BIRDING BURMA
Status: Open
Feb 5-20, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$5975) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
Bird your way through the breathtaking mountain landscapes, picturesque arrays of gilded pagodas, and fascinating hustle and bustle of lake-dwelling communities in the culturally and ornithologically rich country formerly known as Burma.
BELIZE: TROPICAL BIRDING, SHORT AND SWEET
Status: Open
Feb 12-19, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3975) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
Two wonderful lodges for a rewarding tropical birding experience in this English-speaking country, including some regional specialties. Great as an intro to or continuation of your Neotropical birding.
CAMBODIA: ANGKOR TEMPLES & VANISHING BIRDS
Status: Open
Feb 12-28, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$5575) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
A "last chance" destination for some of the large, rare Asian waterbirds now extinct in neighboring countries, plus additional regional specialties and world-famous Angkor Wat.
OWLBERTA: ALBERTA'S OWLS & MORE
Status: Open
Feb 18-24, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$2475) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 10
A short tour targeting owls and other winter specialties in the boreal forests, prairies, and foothills of the Canadian province of Alberta.
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
Status: Open
Feb 18-27, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$4275) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 10
Wonderful introductory birding tour to South America's riches, including bellbirds, toucans, manakins, and motmots.
COLOMBIA: SANTA MARTA ESCAPE
Status: Open
Feb 19-27, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3950) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
An easier subset of "Bogota, the Magdalena Valley & Santa Marta," reached by a direct flight from Miami, and with a couple more days for a more leisurely approach.
JAMAICA
Status: Open
Feb 20-26, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3450) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
A quick adventure in search of Jamaica's 27 endemics and numerous regional specialties at Green Castle Estate.
BORNEO
Status: Open
Feb 22 - Mar 11, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$7975) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
Three prime areas in some of Earth's richest forests while based in comfort right in the wild.
WESTERN PANAMA: CHIRIQUI & BOCAS DEL TORO
Status: Open
Feb 25 - Mar 6, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3875) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
A tour to two Panamanian destinations located in the Chiriqui highlands and Caribbean lowlands at Bocas del Toro.
May be combined with Panama's Canopy Tower & Lodge
JAMAICA
Status: Open
Feb 27 - Mar 5, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3450) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
A quick adventure in search of Jamaica's 27 endemics and numerous regional specialties at Green Castle Estate.
SOUTHWESTERN ECUADOR SPECIALTIES: JOCOTOCO FOUNDATION RESERVES
Status: Open
Feb 27 - Mar 13, 2022 (Fee TBD) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
Focuses on the many specialties of the southwest, in particular the very local endemics of the humid foothills and mountains, and on Tumbesian specialties.
MEXICO: OAXACA
Status: Open
Mar 5-12, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$2850) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 14
Superb birding with two dozen Mexican endemics and fascinating ruins while based in lovely Oaxaca City.
SPRING IN SOUTH TEXAS
Status: Open
Mar 5-13, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3275) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
Magnificent Whooping Cranes, lots of South Texas specialties, and spring hawk migration on this exciting tour.
EAST AFRICA HIGHLIGHTS: KENYA & TANZANIA
Status: Open
Mar 5-25, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$15525) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 6
Combines the richest birding and mammal spots in Kenya and northern Tanzania: Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Great Rift Valley, Kakamega Forest, and more. An impressive diversity of habitats, many with spectacular scenery.
PANAMA'S CANOPY TOWER & LODGE
Status: Open
Mar 6-13, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$4175) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
This tour combines the best of both worlds into a great week: The Canopy Tower and Pipeline Road with the Canopy Lodge and the montane forest of El Valle de Anton.
May be combined with Western Panama: Chiriqui & Bocas del Toro
BRAZIL NUTSHELL: INTERVALES, IGUAZU FALLS & THE PANTANAL
Status: Open
Mar 12-26, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$6075) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
This medium-length tour hits three of Brazil's premier birding venues, staying several nights at each to ensure an unhurried pace as we rack up some 400 species of birds.
CLASSIC COSTA RICA
Status: Open
Mar 12-27, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$5375) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
Birding tour for Resplendent Quetzals, Three-wattled Bellbirds, Scarlet Macaws in a beautiful country with easy travel.
PUERTO RICO
Status: Open
Mar 13-19, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$2575) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
A week of respite to a very birdy and beautiful Caribbean island, a mix of North American and local culture and cuisine; 17 endemic birds and a number of other Caribbean specialties.
GHANA: WINDOW INTO WEST AFRICAN BIRDING
Status: Open
Mar 19 - Apr 7, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$6975) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
In search of numerous West African specialties as well as White-necked Rockfowl.
HAWAII
Status: Open
Mar 24 - Apr 2, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$5975) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 14
On our birding tour we'll visit three of the major islands--Oahu, Kauai, and Hawaii--giving us a chance to sample a great portion of the Hawaiian endemic birds and the seabird specialties.
LESSER ANTILLES
Status: Open
Mar 24 - Apr 10, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2019=$10775) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 6
Comprehensive tour searching for all the accessible endemics (many highly endangered) of the southern Caribbean on 10 attractive islands.
GUYANA: WILDERNESS PARADISE
Status: Open
Mar 26 - Apr 6, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$6450) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
A survey birding tour of the country's vast untrammeled rainforest, with an emphasis on Guianan shield specialties, and side trips to coastal and savanna regions and spectacular Kaieteur Falls.
BRAZIL RORAIMA ADVENTURE: BIRDING THE SKY ISLANDS OF THE AMAZON
Status: Open
Mar 27 - Apr 7, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$4475) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
A 12-day search for montane rarities, white-sand forest endemics, and riverine specialists, all amidst some of Brazil's most breathtaking scenery.
NAMIBIA & BOTSWANA
Status: Open
Mar 29 - Apr 17, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$15975) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 6
Southwestern Africa's bird specialties, striking scenery, wilderness, and the famed game of Etosha and the Okavango Delta.
BHUTAN
Status: Open
Apr 2-21, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$9550) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 9
Spellbinding birding amidst awe-inspiring landscapes on a journey through the lush forests and mountains of this culturally fascinating Himalayan kingdom.
COLORADO GROUSE
Status: Open
Apr 14-24, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3950) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 14
An 11-day tour to seek out the state's prairie-chicken and grouse species.
TEXAS COAST MIGRATION SPECTACLE
Status: Open
Apr 16-22, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$2350) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
The migration mecca of High Island plus specialties of the Big Thicket and myriad waterbirds and shorebirds.
May be combined with Texas's Big Bend & Hill Country
TEXAS COAST MIGRATION SPECTACLE
Status: Open
Apr 23-29, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$2350) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
The migration mecca of High Island plus specialties of the Big Thicket and myriad waterbirds and shorebirds.
TEXAS'S BIG BEND & HILL COUNTRY
Status: Open
Apr 23 - May 2, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3550) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 14
Colima and Golden-cheeked warblers, Montezuma Quail, and other southern borderland specialties in Texas's grand desert mountain landscapes.
May be combined with Texas Coast Migration Spectacle
ISRAEL MIGRATION MAGIC: BIRDING THE LAND OF MILK AND HONEY BUZZARDS
Status: Open
Apr 24 - May 8, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$6350) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 10
Bear witness to one of the world's most impressive avian migrations, while seeing many regional specialties, against the backdrop of the starkly beautiful desert landscape of southern Israel.
BEYOND THE PORTS OF PORTUGAL: A BIRDS & WINE TOUR
Status: Open
Apr 26 - May 7, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$5450) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
A new itinerary in our popular Birds & Wine tour series.
ARIZONA NIGHTBIRDS & MORE
Status: Open
Apr 28 - May 2, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$1675) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
A short tour focused on this area's many owl and nightjar specialties.
SPAIN: LA MANCHA, COTO DONANA & EXTREMADURA
Status: Open
Apr 30 - May 12, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$4675) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
To La Mancha, famous Coto Donana, Extremadura, and the Gredos Mountains for some of Europe's best birding.
HUNGARY & ROMANIA: THE BEST OF EASTERN EUROPE
Status: Open
Apr 30 - May 16, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$6275) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
Fabulous birding in some of the most spectacular landscapes of Eastern Europe: the Danube Delta, Carpathian Mountains, Bicaz Gorge, Hortobagy, and Kiskunsag.
TAIWAN
Status: Open
May 3-14, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$5150) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
Tour for Taiwan's numerous endemics and specialties.
May be combined with Japan in Spring
ARIZONA NIGHTBIRDS & MORE
Status: Open
May 5-9, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$1675) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
A short tour focused on this area's many owl and nightjar specialties.
ARIZONA: BIRDING THE BORDER
Status: Open
May 6-15, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3175) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
One of the most exciting destinations in North America with a backdrop of spectacular mountain scenery.
BIRDS OF BRITAIN
Status: Waitlisted
May 7-16, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$4250) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
Our own Megan Edwards Crewe and Willy Perez, both based in Britain, will guide this springtime tour of England's East Anglia, combining lowland birding with cultural visits to Sutton Hoo and Blickling Hall, with a continuing extension to the pine forests and highlands of Scotland.
(Scottish Highlands Extension to May 21, 2022)
FLORIDA: MANGROVES & MIGRANTS
Status: Open
May 7-16, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3550) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 14
A tour for numerous specialties from Central Florida south to the Keys and Dry Tortugas.
SPRING IN CAPE MAY
Status: Open
May 8-14, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$2350) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
Spring migration at one of the country's famed birding hotspots.
ARIZONA: BIRDING THE BORDER
Status: Open
May 13-22, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3175) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
One of the most exciting destinations in North America with a backdrop of spectacular mountain scenery.
POINT PELEE MIGRATION SPECTACLE
Status: Open
May 14-21, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$2875) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
Exciting migration birding at several premier hotspots on the Lake Erie shore.
MICHIGAN: GREAT LAKES GRANDEUR
Status: Open
May 14-22, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3375) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
A new tour for the richest birding in the Midwest with plenty of specialty birds from Kirtland's Warbler to boreal species.
FINLAND SPRING: WOLVERINES, OWLS & WILD-WILD GROUSE
Status: Waitlisted
May 14-27, 2022 (Fee TBD) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 11
A superb itinerary from the capital to the Arctic Circle, following the flow of spring migration in search of displaying grouse, nesting owls, lekking Ruffs, and special mammals, including Wolverines.
JAPAN IN SPRING
Status: Open
May 14-31, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$8875) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
A great introduction to springtime Japan, timed to coincide with the arrival of avian summer visitors, with lovely scenery the backdrop to our birding.
May be combined with Taiwan
PENNSYLVANIA'S WARBLERS & MORE: FROM CERULEAN WARBLER TO HENSLOW'S SPARROW
Status: Open
May 17-22, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$2150) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
A tour at the peak of eastern spring birding, focusing on a delightful array of warblers as well as other songbirds.
CHINA'S SICHUAN PROVINCE
Status: Open
May 20 - Jun 8, 2022 (Fee TBD) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
We return to China for fabulous pheasants and numerous other Sichuan specialties.
BRAZIL -- MINAS GERAIS & TOCANTINS: BLUE-EYED GROUND DOVE AND BEYOND
Status: Open
May 21 - Jun 5, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$5975) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
This itinerary visits a rich region of Brazil not covered on our other tours, one replete with rarely seen endemics and the recently rediscovered Blue-eyed Ground Dove!
May be combined with Brazil's Rio Roosevelt
KENYA SAFARI SPECTACULAR
Status: Open
May 27 - Jun 20, 2022 (Fee TBD) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 6
Unsurpassed in its combined wealth of bird life and mammal spectacle; includes Mt. Kenya, Samburu, Rift Valley lakes, Kakamega Forest and the far west, Masai Mara, and the coast. Time-saving internal flights.
ALASKA
Status: Open
May 28 - Jun 6, 2022 - Part One (Fee TBD / 2020=$6275) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 14
Survey in two parts: Part I to the Pribilofs and Denali; Part II to Nome, Seward, and Utqiagvik (formerly Barrow).
AMAZING ANGOLA
Status: Open
May 28 - Jun 18, 2022 (Fee TBD) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
Our new tour to this endemic-rich off-the-beaten-path destination will seek numerous endemics and pass through some impressive landscapes.
FRANCE'S LOIRE VALLEY: BIRDS, CHATEAUX & WINE
Status: Open
Jun 3-13, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$4750) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
A tour of France's lovely Loire Valley, combining lowland birding with visits to the chateaux of Chambord, Chenonceau, and Villandry, as well as some of the region's famous vineyards.
NORTHERN ARIZONA'S CANYONS & CONDOR
Status: Open
Jun 4-10, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$2375) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
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.
GALAPAGOS: AN INTIMATE LOOK AT DARWIN'S ISLANDS
Status: Open
Jun 4-14, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$7400) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 13
A must for any naturalist and birder; small-group, broad coverage of the islands with plenty of time for the birds, exploring, and photography.
COLOMBIA: MEDELLIN ESCAPE
Status: Open
Jun 4-15, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$4850) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
Rich forests from the foothills to treeline are accessed from good country hotels and comfortable ecotourism lodges at some of Colombia's best private reserves. Many Colombian endemics expected, but the tour is primarily an opportunity to gorge on the birds of the Andes after a short flight across the Caribbean.
BRAZIL'S RIO ROOSEVELT: BIRDING THE RIVER OF DOUBT
Status: Open
Jun 4-19, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$8975) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
A birding adventure on the remote Rio Roosevelt in the spirit of Teddy himself, as we search for bushbirds, ant swarms, up to 10 species described to science only in 2013, and, of course, the unknown.
May be combined with Brazil -- Minas Gerais & Tocantins or Rainforest & Savanna
UGANDA: SHOEBILL, RIFT ENDEMICS & GORILLAS
Status: Open
Jun 4-25, 2022 (Fee TBD) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
The rare Shoebill and a wealth of other birds and many Central African specialties combined with opportunities to trek for Chimps and Mountain Gorillas.
CANADIAN ROCKIES: ALBERTA
Status: Open
Jun 5-15, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3875) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 14
A great western birding tour with spectacular landscapes of the Rockies.
ALASKA
Status: Open
Jun 5-15, 2022 - Part Two (Fee TBD / 2020=$6175) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 14
Survey in two parts: Part I to the Pribilofs and Denali; Part II to Nome, Seward, and Utqiagvik (formerly Barrow).
ICELAND
Status: Open
Jun 10-19, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$5850) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
Seabird colonies, endemic landbirds, spectacular scenery, and high-latitude natural history.
PERU'S MAGNETIC NORTH: SPATULETAILS, OWLET LODGE & MORE
Status: Open
Jun 18-30, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$5625) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
A 12-day taste of northern Peru's east-slope Andes, including five nights at Owlet Lodge.
May be combined with Machu Picchu & Abra Malaga, Peru
RAINFOREST & SAVANNA: ALTA FLORESTA & THE NORTHERN PANTANAL, BRAZIL
Status: Open
Jun 18 - Jul 3, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$7175) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 10
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
BORNEO
Status: Open
Jun 21 - Jul 8, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$7975) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
Three prime areas in some of Earth's richest forests while based in comfort right in the wild.
AMAZONIAN ECUADOR: SACHA LODGE
Status: Open
Jun 24 - Jul 3, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3925) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
One-site tour to one of the most comfortable lodges in western Amazonia with some of the birdiest canopy platforms anywhere.
May be combined with Galapagos
MONTANE ECUADOR: CLOUDFORESTS OF THE ANDES
Status: Open
Jun 24 - Jul 3, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3350) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
Superb Andean subtropical birding on both East and West slopes.
May be combined with Galapagos
ALASKA: NO PLACE LIKE NOME
Status: Open
Jun 25 - Jul 2, 2022 (Fee TBD) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
A chance to spend the better part of a week birding in one of the artic's most famous hotspots!
SPITSBERGEN & SVALBARD ARCHIPELAGO: A CRUISE TO THE NORWEGIAN ARCTIC
Status: Open
Jun 28 - Jul 10, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$7400) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 9
A high-arctic adventure aboard a comfortable vessel for fantastic seabirds, marine mammals including Walrus and Polar Bear, and fabulous scenery.
MACHU PICCHU & ABRA MALAGA, PERU
Status: Open
Jun 29 - Jul 8, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$4550) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 9
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.
May be combined with Peru's Magnetic North
GALAPAGOS: AN INTIMATE LOOK AT DARWIN'S ISLANDS
Status: Open
Jul 2-12, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$7400) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 13
A must for any naturalist and birder; small-group, broad coverage of the islands with plenty of time for the birds, exploring, and photography.
May be combined with Amazonian Ecuador: Sacha Lodge or Cloudforests of Ecuador
SOUTHERN AFRICA SPECTACULAR: KRUGER, VICTORIA FALLS, ZAMBEZI RIVER, AND CHOBE
Status: Open
Jul 2-17, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$15325) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
A new tour featuring fantastic birding, game viewing, and wildlife photographic opportunities in three classic destinations in South Africa, Zambia, and Botswana.
NEWFOUNDLAND & NOVA SCOTIA
Status: Open
Jul 3-13, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$4750) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
Boreal specialties, seabird colonies, and numerous breeding landbirds in the beautiful Canadian Maritimes.
JAGUAR SPOTTING IN BRAZIL: PANTANAL & GARDEN OF THE AMAZON
Status: Open
Jul 9-20, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$4350) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
This short but action-packed Brazil birding tour features the Pantanal at its best, a nice taste of southern Amazonian birds, and excellent chances of seeing a Jaguar.
CLOUDFORESTS OF ECUADOR: ALL THE BEST OF THE WILD NORTHWEST
Status: Open
Jul 11-21, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3875) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
We'll be based at just two great lodges on Ecuador's west slope to experience a diversity of great birds and have the chance for a highlight mammal, Spectacled Bear.
May be combined with Galapagos
BRAZIL'S MADEIRA & TAPAJOS: BETWEEN TWO GREAT RIVERS
Status: Open
Jul 15-30, 2022 (Fee TBD) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 10
Live-aboard luxury on an adventurous birding tour through the lower Madeira-Tapajos interfluvium of central Amazonian Brazil; be ready for the unexpected!
JAGUAR SPOTTING IN BRAZIL: PANTANAL & GARDEN OF THE AMAZON
Status: Open
Jul 16-27, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$4350) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
This short but action-packed Brazil birding tour features the Pantanal at its best, a nice taste of southern Amazonian birds, and excellent chances of seeing a Jaguar.
PERUVIAN RAINFORESTS OF THE TAMBOPATA: MACAW LICK EXTRAORDINAIRE
Status: Open
Jul 21 - Aug 2, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$6350) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
Three-site tour to the most species-rich rainforest on Earth. Largest known macaw lick, canopy walkway and towers, eagles, and monkeys.
May be combined with Mountains of Manu, Peru
ARIZONA'S SECOND SPRING
Status: Open
Jul 23 - Aug 1, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3175) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
An ideal time for visiting one of the best birding regions in North America: great for local specialties and Mexican vagrants.
ARIZONA'S SECOND SPRING
Status: Open
Jul 30 - Aug 8, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3175) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
An ideal time for visiting one of the best birding regions in North America: great for local specialties and Mexican vagrants.
WILD KENYA: A TENTED CAMP SAFARI
Status: Waitlisted
Jul 30 - Aug 14, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$10675) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 6
A delightful, shorter itinerary designed to stay primarily in three tented camps, giving us a chance for the more traditional safari birding and wildlife experience (and to wake up right in the middle of it all!) under Terry's expert guidance. Limited to 6.
MOUNTAINS OF MANU, PERU
Status: Open
Aug 2-13, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$4750) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
Our in-depth transect birding tour of the higher-elevation half of the Manu Biosphere Reserve.
May be combined with Peruvian Rainforests of the Tambopata
OREGON: FROM THE COAST TO THE CASCADES
Status: Open
Aug 27 - Sep 6, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3850) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
A tour for specialties of the Pacific Northwest as we explore the beautiful coast and Cascade Mountains.
FRANCE: CAMARGUE & PYRENEES
Status: Open
Aug 27 - Sep 6, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3950) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
Two of Europe's finest birding destinations combined in this wonderful eleven-day tour, with varied highlights and some great French food.
May be combined with Morocco
SOUTH AFRICA: BIRDS, WINES & WILDFLOWERS
Status: Open
Aug 27 - Sep 7, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$7775) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
A fabulous combo of great birding with fine wines and a spectacular wildflower display.
MOROCCO
Status: Open
Sep 5-20, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$4575) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 10
Endemic, rare, and specialty birds from coastal wetlands and towering cliffs to the Atlas Mountains and the northwest corner of the Sahara.
(Canary Island Extension to Sep 27, 2022)
May be combined with France: Camargue & Pyrenees
SLICE OF CALIFORNIA: SEABIRDS TO SIERRA
Status: Open
Sep 8-17, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$4250) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
A diverse mix of West Coast specialties, montane species, and pelagics in rugged and scenic sites.
MAINE IN FALL: SEABIRDS & COASTAL MIGRANTS
Status: Open
Sep 8-17, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3975) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
A new September itinerary at a beautiful season in Maine for coastal migrants and pelagic birds, with a good chance for skuas.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Status: Open
Sep 8-26, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$11575) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 10
Birds-of-paradise and bowerbirds are the crown jewels of one of the most remarkable bird faunas, one that exists alongside equally fascinating and varied cultures.
(New Britain Extension to Oct 1, 2022)
RIO NEGRO PARADISE: MANAUS, BRAZIL
Status: Open
Sep 11-25, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$7075) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 10
Bird the rainforests and rivers of the mighty Amazon and Negro in an unforgettable mix of forest hikes and live-aboard luxury.
FALL FOR CAPE MAY
Status: Open
Sep 17-23, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$2550) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
See bird migration in action at one of the country's top migration hotspots.
SAFARI BRAZIL: THE PANTANAL & MORE
Status: Open
Sep 17 - Oct 2, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$6050) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
The spectacular wetlands of the Pantanal, with Hyacinth Macaws and Jabirus, combine with the many specialties of Brazil's Planalto Central to make for the perfect first birding trip to Brazil.
(Brazilian Merganser Extension to Oct 6, 2022)
ALASKA FALL GOLDMINE: RARITIES ON THE PRIBILOFS & ROSS'S GULLS IN BARROW
Status: Open
Sep 28 - Oct 6, 2022 - Part One (Fee TBD / 2020=$5450) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
A fall adventure in two parts to the far north, Part I to St. Paul Island in the Pribilofs for migrants and vagrants, and Part II to Barrow for the legendary Ross's Gull, loons, eiders, and possibly even Polar Bear and Ivory Gull.
AUSTRALIA
Status: Open
Sep 30 - Oct 20, 2022 - Part One (Fee TBD / 2019=$9175) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
In two parts for those with limited time. Part I covers the environs of Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, southwest Australia, and Alice Springs. Part II begins in Darwin and continues to Queensland (Cairns, Atherton Tableland, Outback Queensland, and O'Reilly's Guest House). Both parts combine for a complete birding tour of Australia. An optional endemic-rich extension to Tasmania follows Part II.
JEWELS OF ECUADOR: HUMMERS, TANAGERS & ANTPITTAS
Status: Open
Oct 1-18, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$6375) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
Survey birding tour of Andean Ecuador; diverse avifauna dominated by colorful hummers and tanagers and more subtle and haunting antpittas.
SOUTH AFRICA
Status: Open
Oct 1-23, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$9875) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 10
Endemic-rich birding, spectacular landscapes, and a unique flora are the highlights of our energetic survey tour of this beautiful country.
ALASKA FALL GOLDMINE: RARITIES ON THE PRIBILOFS & ROSS'S GULLS IN BARROW
Status: Open
Oct 5-9, 2022 - Part Two (Fee TBD / 2020=$2750) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
A fall adventure in two parts to the far north, Part I to St. Paul Island in the Pribilofs for migrants and vagrants, and Part II to Barrow for the legendary Ross's Gull, loons, eiders, and possibly even Polar Bear and Ivory Gull.
MACHU PICCHU & ABRA MALAGA, PERU
Status: Open
Oct 7-16, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$4550) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 9
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.
NEW GUINEA & AUSTRALIA
Status: Open
Oct 8-26, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2019=$8975) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 9
A rich and diverse sampler of the best birding of New Guinea and Australia.
NORTHWESTERN ARGENTINA: THE CHACO, CORDOBA & NORTHERN ANDES
Status: Open
Oct 15 - Nov 2, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$6475) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 10
Comprehensive birding tour of the many habitats of the diverse northwest; many specialty birds.
May be combined with Southern Argentina
AUSTRALIA
Status: Open
Oct 18 - Nov 2, 2022 - Part Two (Fee TBD / 2019=$7225) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
In two parts for those with limited time. Part I covers the environs of Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, southwest Australia, and Alice Springs. Part II begins in Darwin and continues to Queensland (Cairns, Atherton Tableland, Outback Queensland, and O'Reilly's Guest House). Both parts combine for a complete birding tour of Australia. An optional endemic-rich extension to Tasmania follows Part II.
(Tasmania Extension to Nov 7, 2022)
SPECTACULAR SOUTHEAST BRAZIL
Status: Open
Oct 21 - Nov 7, 2022 - Part One (Fee TBD) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
The fantastic center of avian endemism in eastern Brazil, particularly well endowed with hummingbirds, cotingas, antbirds, and beautiful scenery. Part I: North of the Tropic; Part II: South of the Capricorn, plus an optional Iguazu Falls Extension.
BRAZIL: ATLANTIC FOREST GETAWAY
Status: Open
Oct 27 - Nov 6, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2019=$3550) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
A short but rich immersion in the avifauna of the Atlantic Forest, based at one lovely site near Rio.
MADAGASCAR
Status: Open
Oct 29 - Nov 21, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2019=$9875) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 9
In-depth coverage of the accessible parts of Madagascar: many endemic birds, striking lemurs, bizarre flora and chameleons, fascinating culture. Optional extension to the Indian Ocean islands of Mauritius and Reunion will add yet more endemics.
(Mauritius & Reunion Extension to Nov 24, 2022)
SOUTHERN INDIA: WESTERN GHATS ENDEMICS
Status: Open
Oct 30 - Nov 19, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$9575) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 10
Journey from the mammal-rich lowlands of Nagarhole to the endemic-rich mountains of the Western Ghats and the exotic wetlands of Kochi.
SOUTHERN ARGENTINA: THE PAMPAS, PATAGONIA & TIERRA DEL FUEGO
Status: Open
Nov 1-17, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$7475) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 10
Superb springtime birding tour through southern South America amid stark and spectacular landscapes.
May be combined with Northwestern Argentina
NAMIBIA & BOTSWANA
Status: Open
Nov 1-20, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$15975) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 6
Southwestern Africa's bird specialties, striking scenery, wilderness, and the famed game of Etosha and the Okavango Delta.
LOUISIANA: YELLOW RAILS & CRAWFISH TAILS
Status: Open
Nov 3-7, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$1925) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 14
Late-autumn tour on the Gulf Coast targeting Yellow Rails and other migrants and wintering species of the region.
COLOMBIA: CALI ESCAPE: CLOUD FORESTS OF THE CENTRAL & WESTERN ANDES
Status: Open
Nov 4-13, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$4225) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
Cloud forests of two Colombian cordilleras and their rich assortment of hummingbirds and tanagers are highlights of this escape across the Caribbean to tropical Colombia. Starting in Cali and exiting through Manizales and Bogota, we will use several good city hotels and one simple ecotourism lodge primarily to access Andean forests, but also dry woodland, marshes, and the paramo.
May be combined with Colombia: The Llanos & More
ETHIOPIA: ENDEMIC BIRDS & ETHIOPIAN WOLF
Status: Open
Nov 4-24, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$7275) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 10
A remarkable journey to a remarkable land, from the Roof of Africa to Rift Valley lakes, the Bale Mountains, and south for Prince Ruspoli's Turaco and the strange Stresemann's Bush-Crow.
(Rock Churches at Lalibela Extension to Nov 27, 2022)
SPECTACULAR SOUTHEAST BRAZIL
Status: Open
Nov 5-21, 2022 - Part Two (Fee TBD) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
The fantastic center of avian endemism in eastern Brazil, particularly well endowed with hummingbirds, cotingas, antbirds, and beautiful scenery. Part I: North of the Tropic; Part II: South of the Capricorn, plus an optional Iguazu Falls Extension.
(Iguassu Falls Extension to Nov 25, 2022)
NEW ZEALAND
Status: Waitlisted
Nov 6-24, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$7475) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
Beautiful landscapes as a backdrop for nearly 50 endemic birds plus a great selection of seabirds.
(Pelagic Extension to Nov 26, 2022)
COLOMBIA: THE LLANOS & MORE
Status: Open
Nov 13-23, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$4875) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
A short but bird-rich small-group tour to the llanos of eastern Colombia for Crestless Curassow, Pale-headed Jacamar, and White-bearded Flycatcher, among others, plus several sites near the capital city of Bogota for a fine variety of endemics and specialties.
May be combined with Colombia: Cali Escape
CHILE: THE CLASSIC TOUR
Status: Open
Nov 13 - Dec 3, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$8975) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
Comprehensive survey tour of this visually spectacular and tourist-friendly country.
SRI LANKA
Status: Open
Nov 18 - Dec 5, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$5225) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 9
A two-week introduction to Asia's birds, including more than 30 species endemic to the island, with one of the country's foremost birders as a co-leader.
HOLIDAY AT SAN ISIDRO, ECUADOR
Status: Open
Nov 19-28, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3175) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
A bird-rich holiday escape based primarily at the very comfortable San Isidro Lodge.
VIETNAM
Status: Open
Nov 19 - Dec 9, 2022 (Fee TBD) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
Intriguing survey tour to bird-rich but poorly known Vietnam.
JAMAICA
Status: Open
Nov 20-26, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3450) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
A quick adventure in search of Jamaica's 27 endemics and numerous regional specialties at Green Castle Estate.
HOLLAND -- BIRDS & ART: WATERFOWL SPECTACLE & DUTCH MASTERS
Status: Open
Nov 26 - Dec 5, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2019=$3950) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
A tour for some exciting winter birding, in particular waterfowl, combined with an exploration of great Dutch art masters.
URUGUAY: BIRDS & WINES IN THE LAND OF THE GAUCHOS
Status: Open
Nov 26 - Dec 8, 2022 (Fee TBD) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 10
Great birding and fine wines in the land of the gauchos.
GUYANA: WILDERNESS PARADISE
Status: Open
Nov 30 - Dec 11, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$6450) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
A survey birding tour of the country's vast untrammeled rainforest, with an emphasis on Guianan shield specialties, and side trips to coastal and savanna regions and spectacular Kaieteur Falls.
HOLIDAY COSTA RICA: RANCHO NATURALISTA
Status: Open
Dec 22-30, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2019=$3450) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
One-site holiday tour based at the comfortable Rancho Naturalista Lodge, with excursions to other habitats on Costa Rica's bird-rich Caribbean slope.
MEXICO: OAXACA
Status: Open
Dec 23-30, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$2850) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 14
Superb birding with two dozen Mexican endemics and fascinating ruins while based in lovely Oaxaca City.
ECUADOR'S WILDSUMACO LODGE
Status: Open
Dec 28, 2022 - Jan 7, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3825) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
Exploring the riches of the eastern Andean foothills of northern Ecuador for numerous specialties at Wildsumaco Lodge.
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
Status: Open
Dec 29, 2022 - Jan 7, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2020=$4275) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 10
Wonderful introductory birding tour to South America's riches, including bellbirds, toucans, manakins, and motmots.
ARIZONA WINTER SPECIALTIES
Status: Open
Dec 30, 2022 - Jan 5, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2019=$2250) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
Exceptional winter birding on a short tour with numerous specialties and potential rarities.
PANAMA'S CANOPY LODGE: EL VALLE DE ANTON
Status: Open
Dec 30, 2022 - Jan 6, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2019=$3475) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
A superb introduction to Neotropical birds or a complement to your broader Middle American birding, all based at a charming lodge.
PANAMA'S CANOPY CAMP: LOWLAND DARIEN
Status: Open
Dec 30, 2022 - Jan 7, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2019=$4450) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
A birding tour to a remote part of Panama with many specialties seen nowhere else in Central America.