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FALL FOR CAPE MAY
Status: Waitlisted
Sep 18-24, 2021 ($2725) with Doug Gochfeld
Tour Limit: 7
See bird migration in action at one of the country's top migration hotspots.
FALL FOR CAPE MAY
Status: Waitlisted
Sep 26 - Oct 2, 2021 ($2725) with Tom Johnson
Tour Limit: 7
See bird migration in action at one of the country's top migration hotspots.
MID-ATLANTIC MIGRATION MAGIC
Status: Open
Oct 1-10, 2021 ($3725) with Eric Hynes & John Coons
Tour Limit: 14
A master class on fall migration on the East Coast, from Kiptopeke to the Kittatinny, with an emphasis on raptors.
MEXICO: VERACRUZ RIVER OF RAPTORS
Status: Open
Oct 1-10, 2021 ($3225) with Doug Gochfeld & Jorge Montejo-Diaz
Tour Limit: 12
The amazing spectacle of huge numbers of migrating raptors combined with some highland birding and cultural highlights.
ALASKA FALL GOLDMINE: RARITIES ON THE PRIBILOFS & ROSS'S GULLS IN BARROW
Status: Waitlisted
Oct 7-11, 2021 - Part Two ($2925) with Cory Gregory
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. Important Note for 2021: Please note that due to the closure of the Pribilof Islands to visitors for the 2021 season, only Part Two of this tour will operate in 2021.
MACHU PICCHU & ABRA MALAGA, PERU
Status: Open
Oct 8-17, 2021 ($4550) with Jesse Fagan
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.
ESSENTIAL SHORT UGANDA: SHOEBILL, GORILLAS, CHIMPS & ALBERTINE RIFT BIRDING
Status: Open
Oct 23 - Nov 5, 2021 ($7875) with Terry Stevenson & 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 ($2050) 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.
LOUISIANA: YELLOW RAILS & CRAWFISH TAILS
Status: One space available
Nov 4-8, 2021 ($2050) 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.
COLOMBIA'S CLOUDFORESTS: THE WESTERN & CENTRAL ANDES
Status: Waitlisted
Nov 5-14, 2021 ($4325) 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.
BOLIVIA'S AVIAN RICHES
Status: Open
Nov 14-30, 2021 ($6850) with Dan Lane & Micah Riegner
Tour Limit: 12
The special bird life of the Bolivian Andes; wonderful mountain scenery.
(Bountiful Beni Extension to Dec 5, 2021)
MEXICO: YUCATAN & COZUMEL
Status: Open
Nov 20-29, 2021 ($3475) 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.
HOLIDAY AT SAN ISIDRO, ECUADOR
Status: Waitlisted
Nov 20-29, 2021 ($3175) with Mitch Lysinger
Tour Limit: 8
A bird-rich holiday escape based primarily at the very comfortable San Isidro Lodge.
BELIZE: TROPICAL BIRDING, SHORT AND SWEET
Status: Open
Nov 21-28, 2021 ($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.
ANTARCTICA: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA, SOUTH GEORGIA & THE FALKLANDS
Status: One space available
Nov 23 - Dec 14, 2021 (Fee TBD / 2020=$15550) with Dave Stejskal
Tour Limit: 16
The ultimate seabird and wildlife cruise, including fabulous South Georgia and the Falkland Islands. Variable fee depending on cabin choice.
GHANA: WINDOW INTO WEST AFRICAN BIRDING
Status: Waitlisted
Nov 26 - Dec 15, 2021 ($6975) with Phil Gregory & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
In search of numerous West African specialties as well as White-necked Rockfowl.
HOLLAND -- BIRDS & ART: WATERFOWL SPECTACLE & DUTCH MASTERS
Status: Open
Nov 27 - Dec 6, 2021 ($4675) 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 ($6450) with Marcelo Padua & local guide
Tour Limit: 10
Great birding and fine wines in the land of the gauchos.
GUYANA: WILDERNESS PARADISE
Status: Waitlisted
Dec 1-12, 2021 ($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.
PUERTO RICO
Status: Waitlisted
Dec 4-10, 2021 ($2975) 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.
GULF OF CALIFORNIA: MEXICO'S RICH DESERT COAST
Status: Waitlisted
Dec 5-11, 2021 ($2975) with Micah Riegner & Jesse Fagan
Tour Limit: 12
A week-long get-away to explore the islands, estuaries, and cactus forests near Kino Bay.
HOLIDAY COSTA RICA: RANCHO NATURALISTA
Status: Open
Dec 18-26, 2021 ($3550) 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 VALLEY
Status: Waitlisted
Dec 19-26, 2021 ($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: Waitlisted
Dec 26, 2021 - Jan 3, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$4475) 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: Waitlisted
Dec 27, 2021 - Jan 2, 2022 ($2425) with Cory Gregory
Tour Limit: 7
Exceptional winter birding on a short tour with numerous specialties and potential rarities.
HOLIDAY COSTA RICA: RANCHO NATURALISTA
Status: Waitlisted
Dec 28, 2021 - Jan 5, 2022 ($3550) 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.
ARIZONA WINTER SPECIALTIES
Status: Open
Dec 29, 2021 - Jan 4, 2022 ($2425) with Micah Riegner
Tour Limit: 7
Exceptional winter birding on a short tour with numerous specialties and potential rarities.
SOUTH TEXAS RARITIES
Status: Waitlisted
Dec 29, 2021 - Jan 4, 2022 ($2375) with Tom Johnson
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!
PANAMA'S CANOPY LODGE: EL VALLE DE ANTON
Status: One space available
Dec 29, 2021 - Jan 5, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3575) 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: One space available
Dec 29, 2021 - Jan 8, 2022 ($3950) 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: Waitlisted
Jan 7-16, 2022 ($4350) 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.
NEW MEXICO: BIRDING THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT
Status: Waitlisted
Jan 8-15, 2022 ($2775) 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.
WINTER JAPAN: DANCING CRANES & SPECTACULAR SEA-EAGLES
Status: Open
Jan 14-29, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$8675) with Phil Gregory & local guide
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 ($2375) with Chris Benesh
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!
SUCCINCT SURINAME: COTINGAS & TRUMPETERS
Status: Waitlisted
Jan 15-26, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$4175) 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: Open
Jan 15 - Feb 5, 2022 ($7125) 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).
HAWAII
Status: One space available
Jan 19-28, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$5975) with Dan Lane & Mandy Talpas
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.
NOWHERE BUT NORTHEAST BRAZIL!
Status: Waitlisted
Jan 21 - Feb 7, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$7375) 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.
(Fernando de Noronha pre-tour extension from Jan 19, 2022)
May be combined with Brazil: Bahia Birding Bonanza
COSTA RICA: BIRDING THE EDGES
Status: One space available
Jan 22-31, 2022 - Part One ($3450) with Tom Johnson & 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: Waitlisted
Jan 22 - Feb 2, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$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.
COLOMBIA'S EASTERN CORDILLERA
Status: One space available
Jan 23-31, 2022 ($3925) with Jesse Fagan & local guide
Tour Limit: 7
An endemic-filled week-plus of exciting highland birding, with a pre-tour option to visit the eastern llanos.
(Llanos Pre-trip from Jan 19, 2022)
COSTA RICA: BIRDING THE EDGES
Status: One space available
Jan 30 - Feb 8, 2022 - Part Two ($3450) with Tom Johnson & 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.
BIRDS & WINES OF CHILE AND ARGENTINA
Status: Open
Feb 5-19, 2022 ($7350) with Marcelo Padua
Tour Limit: 12
A tour combining an exploration of the great birds and vineyards of these two wonderful countries!
BRAZIL: BAHIA BIRDING BONANZA
Status: Open
Feb 5-19, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$5175) with Bret Whitney & Marcelo Barreiros
Tour Limit: 12
Beautiful Bahia, linking Northeast and Southeast Brazil, is chock-full of rare birds, from Giant Snipe and Hook-billed Hermit to Pink-legged Graveteiro and Banded Cotinga!
May be combined with Nowhere but Northeast Brazil!
BELIZE: TROPICAL BIRDING, SHORT AND SWEET
Status: Open
Feb 12-19, 2022 ($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.
COLOMBIA'S SANTA MARTA MOUNTAINS & CARIBBEAN COAST
Status: One space available
Feb 12-20, 2022 ($4125) 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.
CENTRAL MEXICO & BAJA: BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES & WHALES
Status: One space available
Feb 12-23, 2022 ($5150) with Micah Riegner & John Coons
Tour Limit: 12
Specialty birds, wintering Monarchs, and up-close whale encounters on this exciting tour!
CAMBODIA: ANGKOR TEMPLES & VANISHING BIRDS
Status: Open
Feb 12-28, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$5925) 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: One space available
Feb 18-24, 2022 ($2675) 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.
SOUTHEAST ECUADOR: ORANGE-THROATED TANAGER & FOOTHILL SPECIALTIES
Status: Open
Feb 18-27, 2022 ($3725) 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 Southwestern Ecuador Specialties
PUERTO RICO
Status: Waitlisted
Feb 19-25, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$2975) 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.
JAMAICA
Status: Waitlisted
Feb 20-26, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$4175) 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.
WESTERN PANAMA: CHIRIQUI & BOCAS DEL TORO
Status: Open
Feb 25 - Mar 6, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$4175) 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
CLASSIC COSTA RICA
Status: Waitlisted
Feb 26 - Mar 13, 2022 ($5625) with Megan Edwards Crewe & local guide
Tour Limit: 12
Birding tour for Resplendent Quetzals, Three-wattled Bellbirds, Scarlet Macaws in a beautiful country with easy travel.
JAMAICA
Status: One space available
Feb 27 - Mar 5, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$4175) 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.
SOUTHWESTERN ECUADOR SPECIALTIES: JOCOTOCO FOUNDATION RESERVES
Status: Waitlisted
Feb 27 - Mar 11, 2022 ($5225) 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.
May be combined with Southeast Ecuador
BORNEO
Status: Waitlisted
Mar 1-18, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$8275) with Dave Stejskal & Doug Gochfeld
Tour Limit: 10
Three prime areas in some of Earth's richest forests while based in comfort right in the wild.
MEXICO: OAXACA VALLEY
Status: Waitlisted
Mar 5-12, 2022 ($2925) with Chris Benesh & Micah Riegner
Tour Limit: 14
Superb birding with two dozen Mexican endemics and fascinating ruins while based in lovely Oaxaca City.
EAST AFRICA HIGHLIGHTS: KENYA & TANZANIA
Status: Waitlisted
Mar 5-25, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$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 6-13, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$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
WESTERN PANAMA: CHIRIQUI & BOCAS DEL TORO
Status: Open
Mar 6-15, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$4175) with Tom Johnson
Tour Limit: 8
A tour to two Panamanian destinations located in the Chiriqui highlands and Caribbean lowlands at Bocas del Toro.
MEXICO: OAXACA'S ATLANTIC & PACIFIC SLOPES
Status: Open
Mar 12-23, 2022 (Fee TBD) with Dan Lane & Micah Riegner
Tour Limit: 14
A new itinerary exploring Oaxaca's Atlantic (Gulf) and Pacific Slopes and the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, with a long list of additional species for anyone who has already taken our long-running and popular Oaxaca Valley tour.
BRAZIL NUTSHELL: INTERVALES, IGUAZU FALLS & THE PANTANAL
Status: Waitlisted
Mar 12-26, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$6175) 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.
GHANA: WINDOW INTO WEST AFRICAN BIRDING
Status: Waitlisted
Mar 19 - Apr 7, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$6975) with Phil Gregory & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
In search of numerous West African specialties as well as White-necked Rockfowl.
LESSER ANTILLES
Status: Waitlisted
Mar 24 - Apr 9, 2022 (Fee TBD) 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.
HAWAII
Status: Waitlisted
Mar 25 - Apr 3, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$5975) with Chris Benesh & Mandy Talpas
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 26 - Apr 6, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$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 29 - Apr 17, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$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: Waitlisted
Apr 2-21, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$9975) with Megan Edwards Crewe & local guide
Tour Limit: 10
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 9-19, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$3850) with Eric Hynes & Micah Riegner
Tour Limit: 14
An 11-day tour to seek out the state's prairie-chicken and grouse species.
COLORADO GROUSE
Status: Waitlisted
Apr 14-24, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$3850) with Tom Johnson
Tour Limit: 14
An 11-day tour to seek out the state's prairie-chicken and grouse species.
HUNGARY & ROMANIA: THE BEST OF EASTERN EUROPE
Status: One space available
Apr 14-30, 2022 ($6475) 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.
TEXAS COAST MIGRATION SPECTACLE
Status: Waitlisted
Apr 16-22, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$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
ISRAEL MIGRATION MAGIC: BIRDING THE LAND OF MILK AND HONEY BUZZARDS
Status: Waitlisted
Apr 21 - May 5, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$6675) 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.
TEXAS COAST MIGRATION SPECTACLE
Status: Waitlisted
Apr 23-29, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$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 23 - May 2, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$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
BEYOND THE PORTS OF PORTUGAL: A BIRDS & WINE TOUR
Status: Waitlisted
Apr 26 - May 7, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$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 28 - May 2, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$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: Waitlisted
Apr 30 - May 12, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$4675) with Godfried Schreur
Tour Limit: 8
To La Mancha, famous Coto Donana, Extremadura, and the Gredos Mountains for some of Europe's best birding.
(Canary Islands Extension to May 18, 2022)
TAIWAN
Status: Waitlisted
May 3-14, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$5250) with Phil Gregory & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
Tour for Taiwan's numerous endemics and specialties.
May be combined with Japan in Spring
HUNGARY & ROMANIA: THE BEST OF EASTERN EUROPE
Status: Open
May 3-19, 2022 ($6475) 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.
ARIZONA: BIRDING THE BORDER
Status: Waitlisted
May 6-15, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$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 7-14, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$2975) with Jay VanderGaast
Tour Limit: 7
Exciting migration birding at several premier hotspots on the Lake Erie shore.
FLORIDA: MANGROVES & MIGRANTS
Status: Open
May 7-16, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$3550) with Jesse Fagan
Tour Limit: 14
A tour for numerous specialties from Central Florida south to the Keys and Dry Tortugas.
BIRDS OF BRITAIN
Status: Waitlisted
May 7-16, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$4150) with Megan Edwards Crewe & Willy Perez
Tour Limit: 12
Our own Megan Edwards Crewe and Willy Perez, 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)
SPRING IN CAPE MAY
Status: Waitlisted
May 8-14, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$2425) with Tom Johnson
Tour Limit: 7
Spring migration at one of the country's famed birding hotspots.
ARIZONA: BIRDING THE BORDER
Status: Waitlisted
May 13-22, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$3175) with Chris Benesh
Tour Limit: 7
One of the most exciting destinations in North America with a backdrop of spectacular mountain scenery.
CHINA'S SICHUAN PROVINCE
Status: Open
May 13 - Jun 1, 2022 (Fee TBD) with Doug Gochfeld & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
We return to China for fabulous pheasants and numerous other Sichuan specialties.
MICHIGAN: GREAT LAKES GRANDEUR
Status: Waitlisted
May 14-22, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$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.
JAPAN IN SPRING
Status: Waitlisted
May 14-31, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$9250) 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
FINLAND SPRING: WOLVERINES, OWLS & WILD-WILD GROUSE
Status: Waitlisted
May 15-28, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$6325) with Eric Hynes & 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.
CENTRAL ASIA: UZBEKISTAN, KAZAKHSTAN & KYRGYZSTAN
Status: Waitlisted
May 16 - Jun 6, 2022 (Fee TBD) with Jay VanderGaast & local guide
Tour Limit: 12
A three-country tour exploring the scenic Central Asian steppes, deserts, canyons, and high mountains, for an enticing mix of localized resident species and northbound migrants, with the added cultural element of the beautifully preserved Silk Road cities of Samarkand and Bukhara.
PENNSYLVANIA'S WARBLERS & MORE: FROM CERULEAN WARBLER TO HENSLOW'S SPARROW
Status: Waitlisted
May 17-22, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$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.
BRAZIL -- MINAS GERAIS & TOCANTINS: BLUE-EYED GROUND DOVE AND BEYOND
Status: Open
May 21 - Jun 6, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$5825) 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
ALASKA
Status: Waitlisted
May 28 - Jun 5, 2022 - Part One (Fee TBD / 2021=$4125) with 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).
JAPAN IN SPRING
Status: One space available
Jun 1-18, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$9250) 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.
NORTHERN ARIZONA'S CANYONS & CONDOR
Status: Waitlisted
Jun 4-10, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$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: Waitlisted
Jun 4-12, 2022 - Part One (Fee TBD / 2021=$4125) with Chris Benesh & Micah Riegner
Tour Limit: 14
Survey in two parts: Part I to the Pribilofs and Denali; Part II to Nome, Seward, and Utqiagvik (formerly Barrow).
ALASKA
Status: Waitlisted
Jun 4-14, 2022 - Part Two (Fee TBD / 2021=$6175) with 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).
BRAZIL'S RIO ROOSEVELT: BIRDING THE RIVER OF DOUBT
Status: Waitlisted
Jun 4-19, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$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
FRANCE'S LOIRE VALLEY: BIRDS, CHATEAUX & WINE
Status: Open
Jun 7-17, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$4825) 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.
ICELAND
Status: Waitlisted
Jun 10-19, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$5850) with Godfried Schreur
Tour Limit: 12
Seabird colonies, endemic landbirds, spectacular scenery, and high-latitude natural history.
NORTHERN ARIZONA'S CANYONS & CONDOR
Status: Open
Jun 11-17, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$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: Waitlisted
Jun 11-21, 2022 - Part Two (Fee TBD / 2021=$6175) with Chris Benesh & Micah Riegner
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: Waitlisted
Jun 18-30, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$5825) with Dan Lane & Jesse Fagan
Tour Limit: 12
A 12-day taste of northern Peru's east-slope Andes, including six nights at Owlet Lodge.
May be combined with Machu Picchu & Abra Malaga, Peru
RAINFOREST & SAVANNA: ALTA FLORESTA & THE NORTHERN PANTANAL, BRAZIL
Status: Waitlisted
Jun 18 - Jul 3, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$7175) with Marcelo Padua & Marcelo Barreiros
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
ICELAND
Status: Waitlisted
Jun 19-28, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$5850) with Godfried Schreur
Tour Limit: 12
Seabird colonies, endemic landbirds, spectacular scenery, and high-latitude natural history.
CANADIAN ROCKIES: ALBERTA
Status: Waitlisted
Jun 20-30, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$3975) with Jay VanderGaast & Dan Arndt
Tour Limit: 14
A great western birding tour with spectacular landscapes of the Rockies.
SPITSBERGEN & SVALBARD ARCHIPELAGO: A CRUISE TO THE NORWEGIAN ARCTIC
Status: Waitlisted
Jun 20-30, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$7350) 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.
BORNEO
Status: Waitlisted
Jun 21 - Jul 8, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$8275) 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.
ALASKA: NO PLACE LIKE NOME
Status: Waitlisted
Jun 25 - Jul 2, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$3525) with Tom Johnson
Tour Limit: 7
A chance to spend the better part of a week birding in one of the subarctic's most famous hotspots!
MONTANE ECUADOR: CLOUDFORESTS OF THE ANDES
Status: Open
Jun 28 - Jul 7, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$3450) with Willy Perez
Tour Limit: 8
Superb Andean subtropical birding on both East and West slopes.
May be combined with Amazonian Ecuador: Sacha Lodge
MACHU PICCHU & ABRA MALAGA, PERU
Status: Open
Jun 29 - Jul 8, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$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
BRAZIL'S JAPURA & TEFE RIVERS: MAMIRAUA, AMANA & THE UNKNOWN
Status: Open
Jul 1-15, 2022 (Fee TBD) 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.
AMAZING ANGOLA
Status: Open
Jul 1-22, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$10350) with Jay VanderGaast & Errol de Beer
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.
COLOMBIA'S CENTRAL ANDES: THE WILD, WONDERFUL NORTH
Status: Waitlisted
Jul 2-13, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$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.
SPITSBERGEN & SVALBARD ARCHIPELAGO: A CRUISE TO THE NORWEGIAN ARCTIC
Status: Waitlisted
Jul 2-14, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$7350) 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.
SOUTHERN AFRICA SPECTACULAR: KRUGER, VICTORIA FALLS, ZAMBEZI RIVER, AND CHOBE
Status: Open
Jul 2-17, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$15525) with & 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: Waitlisted
Jul 3-13, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$4850) with Chris Benesh
Tour Limit: 8
Boreal specialties, seabird colonies, and numerous breeding landbirds in the beautiful Canadian Maritimes.
AMAZONIAN ECUADOR: SACHA LODGE
Status: One space available
Jul 7-16, 2022 ($4350) 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 Montane Ecuador or Galapagos
JAGUAR SPOTTING IN BRAZIL: PANTANAL & GARDEN OF THE AMAZON
Status: Open
Jul 9-20, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$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.
GALAPAGOS: AN INTIMATE LOOK AT DARWIN'S ISLANDS
Status: Waitlisted
Jul 16-26, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$7500) with Willy Perez & 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 Amazonian Ecuador: Sacha Lodge
JAGUAR SPOTTING IN BRAZIL: PANTANAL & GARDEN OF THE AMAZON
Status: Open
Jul 16-27, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$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.
ARIZONA'S SECOND SPRING
Status: Open
Jul 23 - Aug 1, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$3250) 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.
PERUVIAN RAINFORESTS OF THE TAMBOPATA: MACAW LICK EXTRAORDINAIRE
Status: Waitlisted
Jul 23 - Aug 2, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$5525) 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 30 - Aug 8, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$3250) with Tom Johnson
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 / 2021=$9975) 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.
IQUITOS, PERU: CANOPY WALKWAYS & ANCIENT FORESTS
Status: Waitlisted
Jul 31 - Aug 13, 2022 (Fee TBD) with Bret Whitney & Micah Riegner
Tour Limit: 10
Two-week immersion in one of the most species-rich regions of Amazonia, including the white-sand forests near Iquitos.
MOUNTAINS OF MANU, PERU
Status: One space available
Aug 2-13, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$4975) 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
GALAPAGOS: AN INTIMATE LOOK AT DARWIN'S ISLANDS
Status: Waitlisted
Aug 6-16, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$7500) with Megan Edwards Crewe & local guide
Tour Limit: 9
A must for any naturalist and birder; small-group, broad coverage of the islands with plenty of time for the birds, exploring, and photography.
OREGON: FROM THE COAST TO THE CASCADES
Status: Waitlisted
Aug 26 - Sep 6, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$4125) with Cory Gregory
Tour Limit: 7
A tour for specialties of the Pacific Northwest as we explore the beautiful coast and Cascade Mountains.
FRANCE: CAMARGUE & PYRENEES
Status: Waitlisted
Aug 27 - Sep 6, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$3950) with Megan Edwards Crewe & 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.
SOUTH AFRICA: BIRDS, WINES & WILDFLOWERS
Status: Waitlisted
Aug 27 - Sep 7, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$7950) with & Marcelo Padua
Tour Limit: 12
A fabulous combo of great birding with fine wines and a spectacular wildflower display.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Status: Waitlisted
Sep 1-19, 2022 (Fee TBD) with Doug Gochfeld & Jesse Fagan
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 Sep 24, 2022)
RIO NEGRO PARADISE: MANAUS, BRAZIL
Status: One space available
Sep 4-18, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$6075) with 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.
SLICE OF CALIFORNIA: SEABIRDS TO SIERRA
Status: Waitlisted
Sep 8-17, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$4425) with Tom Johnson
Tour Limit: 7
A diverse mix of West Coast specialties, montane species, and pelagics in rugged and scenic sites.
OREGON: FROM THE COAST TO THE CASCADES
Status: Waitlisted
Sep 8-19, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$4125) with Cory Gregory
Tour Limit: 7
A tour for specialties of the Pacific Northwest as we explore the beautiful coast and Cascade Mountains.
BOLIVIA'S AVIAN RICHES
Status: Open
Sep 9-25, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$6850) with Dan Lane & Micah Riegner
Tour Limit: 12
The special bird life of the Bolivian Andes; wonderful mountain scenery.
(Bountiful Beni Extension to Sep 30, 2022)
ETHIOPIA: ENDEMIC BIRDS & ETHIOPIAN WOLF
Status: Open
Sep 9-29, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$7650) 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 2, 2022)
SLICE OF CALIFORNIA: SEABIRDS TO SIERRA
Status: Waitlisted
Sep 13-22, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$4425) with Chris Benesh
Tour Limit: 7
A diverse mix of West Coast specialties, montane species, and pelagics in rugged and scenic sites.
FALL FOR CAPE MAY
Status: Waitlisted
Sep 17-23, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$2725) with Megan Edwards Crewe
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 / 2021=$6050) with Marcelo Padua
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)
NEW GUINEA & AUSTRALIA
Status: Waitlisted
Sep 23 - Oct 11, 2022 (Fee TBD) with Jay VanderGaast
Tour Limit: 9
A rich and diverse sampler of the best birding of New Guinea and Australia.
FALL FOR CAPE MAY
Status: Open
Sep 25 - Oct 1, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$2725) with Megan Edwards Crewe
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: Open
Sep 28 - Oct 6, 2022 - Part One (Fee TBD) with Cory Gregory
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. Important Note for 2021: Please note that due to the closure of the Pribilof Islands to visitors for the 2021 season, only Part Two of this tour will operate in 2021.
AUSTRALIA
Status: Waitlisted
Sep 30 - Oct 20, 2022 - Part One (Fee TBD) with Chris Benesh
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.
SOUTH AFRICA
Status: Open
Oct 1-23, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$9975) with & Doug Gochfeld
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 / 2021=$2925) 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. Important Note for 2021: Please note that due to the closure of the Pribilof Islands to visitors for the 2021 season, only Part Two of this tour will operate in 2021.
NORTHERN PERU: ENDEMICS GALORE
Status: Open
Oct 7-26, 2022 (Fee TBD) with Dan Lane & local guide
Tour Limit: 10
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.
MOROCCO
Status: Open
Oct 10-25, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$4575) with Jesse Fagan
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.
NORTHWESTERN ARGENTINA: THE CHACO, CORDOBA & NORTHERN ANDES
Status: Waitlisted
Oct 15 - Nov 2, 2022 (Fee TBD) 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 18 - Nov 2, 2022 - Part Two (Fee TBD) 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 7, 2022)
SPECTACULAR SOUTHEAST BRAZIL
Status: Waitlisted
Oct 21 - Nov 7, 2022 - 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.
BRAZIL: ATLANTIC FOREST GETAWAY
Status: Waitlisted
Oct 27 - Nov 6, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$3250) 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.
SRI LANKA
Status: Open
Oct 28 - Nov 14, 2022 (Fee TBD) 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.
JEWELS OF ECUADOR: HUMMERS, TANAGERS & ANTPITTAS
Status: Open
Oct 28 - Nov 14, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$6475) with Jay VanderGaast
Tour Limit: 8
Survey birding tour of Andean Ecuador; diverse avifauna dominated by colorful hummers and tanagers and more subtle and haunting antpittas.
MADAGASCAR
Status: One space available
Oct 29 - Nov 21, 2022 (Fee TBD) 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 24, 2022)
SOUTHERN INDIA: WESTERN GHATS ENDEMICS
Status: Waitlisted
Oct 30 - Nov 19, 2022 (Fee TBD) 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.
SOUTHERN ARGENTINA: THE PAMPAS, PATAGONIA & TIERRA DEL FUEGO
Status: Waitlisted
Nov 1-17, 2022 (Fee TBD) 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 1-20, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$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 / 2021=$2050) with Dan Lane
Tour Limit: 14
Late-autumn tour on the Gulf Coast targeting Yellow Rails and other migrants and wintering species of the region.
COLOMBIA'S CLOUDFORESTS: THE WESTERN & CENTRAL ANDES
Status: Waitlisted
Nov 4-13, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$4325) 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.
SPECTACULAR SOUTHEAST BRAZIL
Status: Waitlisted
Nov 5-21, 2022 - 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 25, 2022)
NEW ZEALAND
Status: Waitlisted
Nov 13 - Dec 1, 2022 (Fee TBD) 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 Dec 3, 2022)
CHILE: THE CLASSIC TOUR
Status: Open
Nov 13 - Dec 3, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$9250) 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 19-28, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$3175) with Mitch Lysinger
Tour Limit: 8
A bird-rich holiday escape based primarily at the very comfortable San Isidro Lodge.
VIETNAM
Status: One space available
Nov 19 - Dec 9, 2022 (Fee TBD) with Doug Gochfeld & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
Intriguing survey tour to bird-rich but poorly known Vietnam.
JAMAICA
Status: Open
Nov 20-26, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$4175) with Jay VanderGaast & 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 26 - Dec 5, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$4675) with Godfried Schreur
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 / 2021=$6450) with Marcelo Padua & local guide
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 / 2021=$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.
GULF OF CALIFORNIA: MEXICO'S RICH DESERT COAST
Status: Open
Dec 4-10, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$2975) with Micah Riegner & Tom Johnson
Tour Limit: 12
A week-long get-away to explore the islands, estuaries, and cactus forests near Kino Bay.
HOLIDAY COSTA RICA: RANCHO NATURALISTA
Status: Open
Dec 22-30, 2022 (Fee TBD / 2021=$3550) 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.
MEXICO: OAXACA VALLEY
Status: Open
Dec 23-30, 2022 ($2925) with Micah Riegner
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 / 2021=$3950) with Willy Perez
Tour Limit: 8
Exploring the riches of the eastern Andean foothills of northern Ecuador for numerous specialties at Wildsumaco Lodge.
ARIZONA WINTER SPECIALTIES
Status: Open
Dec 30, 2022 - Jan 5, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$2425) 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 30, 2022 - Jan 6, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3575) with Chris Benesh & 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.
PANAMA'S CANOPY CAMP: LOWLAND DARIEN
Status: Open
Dec 30, 2022 - Jan 7, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2020=$4475) with John Coons & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
A birding tour to a remote part of Panama with many specialties seen nowhere else in Central America.
AMAZONIAN ECUADOR: SACHA LODGE
Status: Open
Jan 6-15, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2022=$4350) 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.
NEW MEXICO: BIRDING THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT
Status: Open
Jan 7-14, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2022=$2775) 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.
HAWAII
Status: One space available
Jan 12-21, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$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.
WINTER JAPAN: DANCING CRANES & SPECTACULAR SEA-EAGLES
Status: Open
Jan 13-28, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$8675) 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 14-20, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2022=$2375) 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!
COLOMBIA'S EASTERN CORDILLERA
Status: Open
Jan 14-22, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2022=$3925) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
An endemic-filled week-plus of exciting highland birding, with a pre-tour option to visit the eastern llanos.
(Llanos Pre-trip Extension from Jan 10, 2023)
May be combined with Colombia's Marvelous Magdalena Valley
SUCCINCT SURINAME: COTINGAS & TRUMPETERS
Status: Open
Jan 14-25, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$4175) 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 14 - Feb 4, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2022=$7125) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
A wide variety of forest birds in the friendly heart of Southeast Asia (and fabulous Thai food).
NOWHERE BUT NORTHEAST BRAZIL!
Status: Open
Jan 20 - Feb 6, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$7375) 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.
(Fernando de Noronha pre-tour extension from Jan 18, 2023)
May be combined with Brazil: Bahia Birding Bonanza
COSTA RICA: BIRDING THE EDGES
Status: Open
Jan 21-30, 2023 - Part One (Fee TBD / 2022=$3450) 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 21 - Feb 1, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$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'S MARVELOUS MAGDALENA VALLEY
Status: Open
Jan 22 - Feb 4, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2022=$5725) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
A fun, energetic journey through a fabulous birding region, with rare regional and Colombian endemics aplenty and the great spectacle of Oilbirds at Rio Claro!
May be combined with Colombia's Eastern Cordillera or Colombia's Santa Marta Mountains & Caribbean Coast
NORTHERN INDIA: BIRDS, TIGER & THE TAJ MAHAL
Status: Waitlisted
Jan 28 - Feb 17, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2022=$9950) 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 29 - Feb 4, 2023 (Fee TBD) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
A towering introduction to Neotropical birds based entirely at a unique lodge; quick access to famous Pipeline Road.
COSTA RICA: BIRDING THE EDGES
Status: Open
Jan 29 - Feb 7, 2023 - Part Two (Fee TBD / 2022=$3450) 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.
COLOMBIA'S SANTA MARTA MOUNTAINS & CARIBBEAN COAST
Status: Open
Feb 4-12, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2022=$4125) 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.
May be combined with Colombia's Marvelous Magdalena Valley
BRAZIL: BAHIA BIRDING BONANZA
Status: Open
Feb 4-18, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$5175) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
Beautiful Bahia, linking Northeast and Southeast Brazil, is chock-full of rare birds, from Giant Snipe and Hook-billed Hermit to Pink-legged Graveteiro and Banded Cotinga!
May be combined with Nowhere but Northeast Brazil!
BIRDS & WINES OF CHILE AND ARGENTINA
Status: Waitlisted
Feb 4-18, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2022=$7350) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
A tour combining an exploration of the great birds and vineyards of these two wonderful countries!
BELIZE: TROPICAL BIRDING, SHORT AND SWEET
Status: Open
Feb 11-18, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2022=$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 11-27, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$5925) 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.
May be combined with Borneo
CENTRAL MEXICO & BAJA: BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES & WHALES
Status: Open
Feb 12-23, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2022=$5150) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
Specialty birds, wintering Monarchs, and up-close whale encounters on this exciting tour!
OWLBERTA: ALBERTA'S OWLS & MORE
Status: Open
Feb 17-23, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2022=$2675) 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.
SOUTHEAST ECUADOR: ORANGE-THROATED TANAGER & FOOTHILL SPECIALTIES
Status: Open
Feb 17-26, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2022=$3725) 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 Southwestern Ecuador Specialties
PUERTO RICO
Status: Open
Feb 18-24, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$2975) 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.
JAMAICA
Status: Open
Feb 19-25, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$4175) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
A quick adventure in search of Jamaica's 27 endemics and numerous regional specialties at Green Castle Estate.
WESTERN PANAMA: CHIRIQUI & BOCAS DEL TORO
Status: Open
Feb 24 - Mar 5, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$4175) 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 26 - Mar 4, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$4175) 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 26 - Mar 10, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2022=$5225) 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.
May be combined with Southeast Ecuador
BORNEO
Status: Open
Feb 28 - Mar 17, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$8275) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
Three prime areas in some of Earth's richest forests while based in comfort right in the wild.
May be combined with Cambodia
MEXICO: OAXACA VALLEY
Status: Open
Mar 4-11, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2022=$2925) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 14
Superb birding with two dozen Mexican endemics and fascinating ruins while based in lovely Oaxaca City.
May be combined with Mexico: Oaxaca's Atlantic & Pacific Slopes
CLASSIC COSTA RICA
Status: Open
Mar 4-19, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2022=$5625) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
Birding tour for Resplendent Quetzals, Three-wattled Bellbirds, Scarlet Macaws in a beautiful country with easy travel.
EAST AFRICA HIGHLIGHTS: KENYA & TANZANIA
Status: Waitlisted
Mar 4-24, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$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 5-12, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$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
MEXICO: OAXACA'S ATLANTIC & PACIFIC SLOPES
Status: Open
Mar 11-22, 2023 (Fee TBD) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 14
A new itinerary exploring Oaxaca's Atlantic (Gulf) and Pacific Slopes and the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, with a long list of additional species for anyone who has already taken our long-running and popular Oaxaca Valley tour.
May be combined with Mexico: Oaxaca Valley
BRAZIL NUTSHELL: INTERVALES, IGUAZU FALLS & THE PANTANAL
Status: Open
Mar 11-25, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$6175) with guide TBA
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.
BAHAMAS: ENDEMICS & KIRTLAND'S WARBLER
Status: Waitlisted
Mar 18-22, 2023 (Fee TBD) with guide TBA
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.
GHANA: WINDOW INTO WEST AFRICAN BIRDING
Status: Open
Mar 18 - Apr 6, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$6975) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
In search of numerous West African specialties as well as White-necked Rockfowl.
HAWAII
Status: Open
Mar 20-29, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$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.
GUYANA: WILDERNESS PARADISE
Status: Open
Mar 25 - Apr 5, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$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.
NAMIBIA & BOTSWANA
Status: Open
Mar 28 - Apr 16, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$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.
GUATEMALA: SHADE-GROWN BIRDING
Status: Open
Mar 30 - Apr 8, 2023 (Fee TBD) with guide TBA
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 25, 2023)
BHUTAN
Status: Waitlisted
Apr 1-20, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$9975) 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 8-18, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$3850) 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 15-21, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$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
COLORADO GROUSE
Status: Open
Apr 15-25, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$3850) 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 22-28, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$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 22 - May 1, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$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 22 - May 6, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$6675) 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.
HUNGARY & ROMANIA: THE BEST OF EASTERN EUROPE
Status: Waitlisted
Apr 22 - May 8, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2022=$6475) 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.
BEYOND THE PORTS OF PORTUGAL: A BIRDS & WINE TOUR
Status: Open
Apr 25 - May 6, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$5450) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
A new itinerary in our popular Birds & Wine tour series.
ARIZONA NIGHTBIRDS & MORE
Status: Open
Apr 27 - May 1, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$1675) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
A short tour focused on this area's many owl and nightjar specialties.
FLORIDA: MANGROVES & MIGRANTS
Status: Open
Apr 29 - May 8, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$3550) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 14
A tour for numerous specialties from Central Florida south to the Keys and Dry Tortugas.
SPAIN: LA MANCHA, COTO DONANA & EXTREMADURA
Status: Waitlisted
Apr 29 - May 11, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$4675) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
To La Mancha, famous Coto Donana, Extremadura, and the Gredos Mountains for some of Europe's best birding.
(Canary Islands Extension to May 18, 2023)
TAIWAN
Status: Open
May 2-13, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$5250) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
Tour for Taiwan's numerous endemics and specialties.
May be combined with Japan in Spring
BIRDS OF BRITAIN
Status: Open
May 6-15, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$4150) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
Our own Megan Edwards Crewe and Willy Perez, 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 20, 2023)
SPRING IN CAPE MAY
Status: Open
May 7-13, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$2425) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
Spring migration at one of the country's famed birding hotspots.
POINT PELEE MIGRATION SPECTACLE
Status: Waitlisted
May 7-14, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$2975) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
Exciting migration birding at several premier hotspots on the Lake Erie shore.
ARIZONA: BIRDING THE BORDER
Status: Open
May 12-21, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$3175) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
One of the most exciting destinations in North America with a backdrop of spectacular mountain scenery.
CHINA'S SICHUAN PROVINCE
Status: Open
May 12-31, 2023 (Fee TBD) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
We return to China for fabulous pheasants and numerous other Sichuan specialties.
MICHIGAN: GREAT LAKES GRANDEUR
Status: Waitlisted
May 13-21, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$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 13-26, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$6325) 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.
BRAZIL -- MINAS GERAIS & TOCANTINS: BLUE-EYED GROUND DOVE AND BEYOND
Status: Open
May 13-29, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$5825) 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!
JAPAN IN SPRING
Status: Open
May 13-30, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$9250) 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
POINT PELEE MIGRATION SPECTACLE
Status: Waitlisted
May 14-21, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$2975) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
Exciting migration birding at several premier hotspots on the Lake Erie shore.
PENNSYLVANIA'S WARBLERS & MORE: FROM CERULEAN WARBLER TO HENSLOW'S SPARROW
Status: One space available
May 16-21, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$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.
ARIZONA: BIRDING THE BORDER
Status: Open
May 19-28, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$3175) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
One of the most exciting destinations in North America with a backdrop of spectacular mountain scenery.
MICHIGAN: GREAT LAKES GRANDEUR
Status: Open
May 23-30, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$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.
ALASKA
Status: Open
May 27 - Jun 4, 2023 - Part One (Fee TBD / 2021=$4125) 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: Waitlisted
May 27 - Jun 17, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$10350) 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 2-12, 2023 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 3-9, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$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.
ALASKA
Status: Open
Jun 3-11, 2023 - Part One (Fee TBD / 2021=$4125) 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).
ALASKA
Status: Open
Jun 3-13, 2023 - Part Two (Fee TBD / 2021=$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).
MONGOLIA: THE GOBI DESERT, STEPPE & TAIGA
Status: Open
Jun 3-21, 2023 (Fee TBD) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
A tour to an exciting birding destination in the heart of Asia, with lots of specialties and some fantastic landscapes.
ICELAND
Status: Open
Jun 9-18, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$5850) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
Seabird colonies, endemic landbirds, spectacular scenery, and high-latitude natural history.
ALASKA
Status: Open
Jun 10-20, 2023 - Part Two (Fee TBD / 2021=$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).
BRAZIL'S RIO ROOSEVELT: BIRDING THE RIVER OF DOUBT
Status: Open
Jun 10-25, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$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.
CANADIAN ROCKIES: ALBERTA
Status: Open
Jun 12-22, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$3975) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 14
A great western birding tour with spectacular landscapes of the Rockies.
ALASKA: NO PLACE LIKE NOME
Status: Waitlisted
Jun 17-24, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$3525) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
A chance to spend the better part of a week birding in one of the subarctic's most famous hotspots!
GALAPAGOS: AN INTIMATE LOOK AT DARWIN'S ISLANDS
Status: Open
Jun 17-27, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$7500) 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 Machu Picchu & Abra Malaga, Peru
PERU'S MAGNETIC NORTH: SPATULETAILS, OWLET LODGE & MORE
Status: Open
Jun 17-29, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$5825) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
A 12-day taste of northern Peru's east-slope Andes, including six nights at Owlet Lodge.
May be combined with Machu Picchu & Abra Malaga, Peru
RAINFOREST & SAVANNA: ALTA FLORESTA & THE NORTHERN PANTANAL, BRAZIL
Status: Open
Jun 17 - Jul 2, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$7175) with guide TBA
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.
BORNEO
Status: One space available
Jun 20 - Jul 7, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$8275) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
Three prime areas in some of Earth's richest forests while based in comfort right in the wild.
MACHU PICCHU & ABRA MALAGA, PERU
Status: Open
Jun 28 - Jul 7, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$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
SPITSBERGEN & SVALBARD ARCHIPELAGO: A CRUISE TO THE NORWEGIAN ARCTIC
Status: Waitlisted
Jul 1-13, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$7350) 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.
SOUTHERN AFRICA SPECTACULAR: KRUGER, VICTORIA FALLS, ZAMBEZI RIVER, AND CHOBE
Status: Open
Jul 1-16, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$15525) 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 2-12, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$4850) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
Boreal specialties, seabird colonies, and numerous breeding landbirds in the beautiful Canadian Maritimes.
AMAZONIAN ECUADOR: SACHA LODGE
Status: One space available
Jul 6-15, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2022=$4350) 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
BRAZIL'S MADEIRA & TAPAJOS: BETWEEN TWO GREAT RIVERS
Status: Open
Jul 6-21, 2023 (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 8-19, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$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.
GALAPAGOS: AN INTIMATE LOOK AT DARWIN'S ISLANDS
Status: Open
Jul 15-25, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$7500) 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
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Status: Open
Jul 20 - Aug 7, 2023 (Fee TBD) 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 Aug 12, 2023)
ARIZONA'S SECOND SPRING
Status: Open
Jul 22-31, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$3250) 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.
PERUVIAN RAINFORESTS OF THE TAMBOPATA: MACAW LICK EXTRAORDINAIRE
Status: Open
Jul 22 - Aug 1, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$5525) 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
JAGUAR SPOTTING IN BRAZIL: PANTANAL & GARDEN OF THE AMAZON
Status: Open
Jul 22 - Aug 2, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$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 24 - Aug 3, 2023 (Fee TBD) 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: PARROTS & COTINGAS: THE MOUTH OF THE MIGHTY AMAZON
Status: Open
Jul 28 - Aug 10, 2023 (Fee TBD) with guide TBA
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 29 - Aug 7, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$3250) 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 29 - Aug 13, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$9975) 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.
IQUITOS, PERU: CANOPY WALKWAYS & ANCIENT FORESTS
Status: Open
Jul 30 - Aug 12, 2023 (Fee TBD) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 10
Two-week immersion in one of the most species-rich regions of Amazonia, including the white-sand forests near Iquitos.
MOUNTAINS OF MANU, PERU
Status: Open
Aug 1-12, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$4975) 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
SLICE OF CALIFORNIA: SEABIRDS TO SIERRA
Status: Open
Aug 31 - Sep 9, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$4425) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
A diverse mix of West Coast specialties, montane species, and pelagics in rugged and scenic sites.
FRANCE: CAMARGUE & PYRENEES
Status: Open
Sep 2-12, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$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.
OREGON: FROM THE COAST TO THE CASCADES
Status: One space available
Sep 2-13, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$4125) with guide TBA
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: Open
Sep 2-13, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$7950) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
A fabulous combo of great birding with fine wines and a spectacular wildflower display.
MOROCCO
Status: Open
Sep 4-19, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$4575) with guide TBA
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.
SLICE OF CALIFORNIA: SEABIRDS TO SIERRA
Status: Open
Sep 5-14, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$4425) 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 7-16, 2023 (Fee TBD) 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.
BOLIVIA'S AVIAN RICHES
Status: Open
Sep 8-24, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$6850) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
The special bird life of the Bolivian Andes; wonderful mountain scenery.
(Bountiful Beni Extension to Sep 29, 2023)
ETHIOPIA: ENDEMIC BIRDS & ETHIOPIAN WOLF
Status: Waitlisted
Sep 8-28, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$7650) 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 Oct 1, 2023)
RIO NEGRO PARADISE: MANAUS, BRAZIL
Status: Open
Sep 10-24, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$6075) 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.
OREGON: FROM THE COAST TO THE CASCADES
Status: Open
Sep 15-26, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$4125) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
A tour for specialties of the Pacific Northwest as we explore the beautiful coast and Cascade Mountains.
FALL FOR CAPE MAY
Status: Open
Sep 16-22, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$2725) 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 16 - Oct 1, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$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 5, 2023)
NEW GUINEA & AUSTRALIA
Status: Open
Sep 23 - Oct 11, 2023 (Fee TBD) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 9
A rich and diverse sampler of the best birding of New Guinea and Australia.
ALASKA FALL GOLDMINE: RARITIES ON THE PRIBILOFS & ROSS'S GULLS IN BARROW
Status: Open
Sep 27 - Oct 5, 2023 - Part One (Fee TBD) 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. Important Note for 2021: Please note that due to the closure of the Pribilof Islands to visitors for the 2021 season, only Part Two of this tour will operate in 2021.
AUSTRALIA
Status: Waitlisted
Sep 29 - Oct 19, 2023 - Part One (Fee TBD) 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.
SOUTH AFRICA
Status: Open
Sep 30 - Oct 22, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$9975) 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 4-8, 2023 - Part Two (Fee TBD / 2021=$2925) 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. Important Note for 2021: Please note that due to the closure of the Pribilof Islands to visitors for the 2021 season, only Part Two of this tour will operate in 2021.
AUSTRALIA
Status: Open
Oct 17 - Nov 1, 2023 - Part Two (Fee TBD) 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 6, 2023)
SPECTACULAR SOUTHEAST BRAZIL
Status: Waitlisted
Oct 20 - Nov 6, 2023 - 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 26 - Nov 5, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$3250) 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.
JEWELS OF ECUADOR: HUMMERS, TANAGERS & ANTPITTAS
Status: Open
Oct 27 - Nov 13, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$6475) 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.
MADAGASCAR
Status: Waitlisted
Oct 28 - Nov 20, 2023 (Fee TBD) 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 23, 2023)
NAMIBIA & BOTSWANA
Status: Open
Oct 31 - Nov 19, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$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 2-6, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$2050) 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'S CLOUDFORESTS: THE WESTERN & CENTRAL ANDES
Status: Open
Nov 3-12, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$4325) 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.
SPECTACULAR SOUTHEAST BRAZIL
Status: Waitlisted
Nov 4-20, 2023 - 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 24, 2023)
NEW ZEALAND
Status: One space available
Nov 12-30, 2023 (Fee TBD) 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 Dec 2, 2023)
CHILE: THE CLASSIC TOUR
Status: Open
Nov 12 - Dec 2, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$9250) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
Comprehensive survey tour of this visually spectacular and tourist-friendly country.
HOLIDAY AT SAN ISIDRO, ECUADOR
Status: Open
Nov 18-27, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$3175) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
A bird-rich holiday escape based primarily at the very comfortable San Isidro Lodge.
MEXICO: YUCATAN & COZUMEL
Status: Open
Nov 18-27, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$3475) with guide TBA
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 19-25, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$4175) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
A quick adventure in search of Jamaica's 27 endemics and numerous regional specialties at Green Castle Estate.
ESSENTIAL SHORT UGANDA: SHOEBILL, GORILLAS, CHIMPS & ALBERTINE RIFT BIRDING
Status: Open
Nov 23 - Dec 6, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$7875) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
A new tour for those wishing to see the major Ugandan birding and mammal highlights in just two weeks time.
HOLLAND -- BIRDS & ART: WATERFOWL SPECTACLE & DUTCH MASTERS
Status: Open
Nov 25 - Dec 4, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$4675) 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 25 - Dec 7, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$6450) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 10
Great birding and fine wines in the land of the gauchos.
ANTARCTICA: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA, SOUTH GEORGIA & THE FALKLANDS
Status: Waitlisted
Nov 27 - Dec 18, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2020=$15550) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 10
The ultimate seabird and wildlife cruise, including fabulous South Georgia and the Falkland Islands. Variable fee depending on cabin choice.
GULF OF CALIFORNIA: MEXICO'S RICH DESERT COAST
Status: Open
Dec 3-9, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$2975) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
A week-long get-away to explore the islands, estuaries, and cactus forests near Kino Bay.
HOLIDAY COSTA RICA: RANCHO NATURALISTA
Status: Open
Dec 21-29, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2021=$3550) 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 VALLEY
Status: Open
Dec 22-29, 2023 (Fee TBD / 2022=$2925) 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 27, 2023 - Jan 6, 2024 (Fee TBD / 2021=$3950) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
Exploring the riches of the eastern Andean foothills of northern Ecuador for numerous specialties at Wildsumaco Lodge.
ARIZONA WINTER SPECIALTIES
Status: Open
Dec 29, 2023 - Jan 4, 2024 (Fee TBD / 2021=$2425) 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 29, 2023 - Jan 5, 2024 (Fee TBD / 2020=$3575) 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 29, 2023 - Jan 6, 2024 (Fee TBD / 2020=$4475) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
A birding tour to a remote part of Panama with many specialties seen nowhere else in Central America.