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JAPAN IN SPRING
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
May 11-28, 2024 ($10675) 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
CENTRAL ASIA: UZBEKISTAN, KYRGYZSTAN & KAZAKHSTAN
Status: One space available
May 22 - Jun 12, 2024 ($8975) 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.
FRANCE'S LOIRE VALLEY: BIRDS, CHATEAUX & WINE
Status: One space available
May 31 - Jun 10, 2024 ($5775) 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.
ALASKA: THE GREAT LAND
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Jun 1-17, 2024 ($13075) with Chris Benesh
Tour Limit: 7
Our fabulous survey of the best of Alaska birding: the Pribilofs, Kenai Fjords, Nome, and Utqiagvik (formerly Barrow).
ICELAND
Status: Open
Jun 7-16, 2024 ($6525) with Cory Gregory
Tour Limit: 12
Seabird colonies, endemic landbirds, spectacular scenery, and high-latitude natural history.
ALASKA: THE GREAT LAND
Status: Open
Jun 8-24, 2024 ($13075) with Micah Riegner & Sam Wilson
Tour Limit: 14
Our fabulous survey of the best of Alaska birding: the Pribilofs, Kenai Fjords, Nome, and Utqiagvik (formerly Barrow).
RAINFOREST & SAVANNA: ALTA FLORESTA & THE NORTHERN PANTANAL, BRAZIL
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Jun 11-26, 2024 ($7995) with Marcelo Barreiros
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.
PERU'S MAGNETIC NORTH: SPATULETAILS, OWLET LODGE & MORE
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Jun 15-27, 2024 ($6675) 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
BRAZIL'S RIO ROOSEVELT: BIRDING THE RIVER OF DOUBT
Status: Open
Jun 15-30, 2024 ($10875) 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.
CANADIAN ROCKIES: ALBERTA
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Jun 16-26, 2024 ($4925) with Jay VanderGaast & Dan Arndt
Tour Limit: 10
A great western birding tour with spectacular landscapes of the Rockies.
BORNEO
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Jun 18 - Jul 5, 2024 ($9725) 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.
MACHU PICCHU & ABRA MALAGA, PERU
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Jun 26 - Jul 5, 2024 ($5150) 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
NEWFOUNDLAND & NOVA SCOTIA
Status: Open
Jun 30 - Jul 10, 2024 ($6375) with Chris Benesh & Jay VanderGaast
Tour Limit: 14
Boreal specialties, seabird colonies, and numerous breeding landbirds in the beautiful Canadian Maritimes.
SPITSBERGEN & SVALBARD ARCHIPELAGO: A CRUISE TO THE NORWEGIAN ARCTIC
Status: One space available
Jul 2-14, 2024 ($7700) 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.
JAGUAR SPOTTING IN BRAZIL: PANTANAL & GARDEN OF THE AMAZON
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Jul 6-17, 2024 ($5350) 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: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Jul 13-23, 2024 ($8225) 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 Cloudforests of Ecuador
JAGUAR SPOTTING IN BRAZIL: PANTANAL & GARDEN OF THE AMAZON
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Jul 20-31, 2024 ($5350) 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: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Jul 21-30, 2024 ($4150) 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.
CLOUDFORESTS OF ECUADOR: ALL THE BEST OF THE WILD NORTHWEST
Status: Open
Jul 22 - Aug 1, 2024 ($4350) 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 or Amazonian Ecuador: Sacha Lodge
PERUVIAN RAINFORESTS OF THE TAMBOPATA: MACAW LICK EXTRAORDINAIRE
Status: Open
Jul 22 - Aug 1, 2024 ($6275) 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
IQUITOS, PERU: CANOPY WALKWAYS & ANCIENT FORESTS
Status: One space available
Jul 26 - Aug 9, 2024 ($7775) 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.
ARIZONA'S SECOND SPRING
Status: Open
Jul 27 - Aug 5, 2024 ($4150) 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: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Jul 27 - Aug 11, 2024 ($12675) 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.
AMAZONIAN ECUADOR: SACHA LODGE
Status: Open
Jul 31 - Aug 9, 2024 ($4950) 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 Cloudforests of Ecuador
MOUNTAINS OF MANU, PERU
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Aug 1-12, 2024 ($5725) 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'S JAPURA & TEFE RIVERS: MAMIRAUA, AMANA & THE UNKNOWN
Status: Open
Aug 26 - Sep 10, 2024 ($9975) 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.
FRANCE: CAMARGUE & PYRENEES
Status: Open
Aug 31 - Sep 10, 2024 ($4725) 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.
OREGON: FROM THE COAST TO THE CASCADES
Status: Open
Aug 31 - Sep 11, 2024 ($5150) 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: Open
Aug 31 - Sep 12, 2024 ($9475) with Marcelo Padua & Tarry Butcher
Tour Limit: 12
A fabulous combo of great birding with fine wines and a spectacular wildflower display.
MOROCCO
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Sep 3-17, 2024 ($5350) with Jay VanderGaast
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: One space available
Sep 5-14, 2024 ($4850) with Chris Benesh & Alex Sundvall
Tour Limit: 14
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, 2024 ($5275) with Sam Wilson
Tour Limit: 7
A 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 10-25, 2024 ($8575) 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.
BOLIVIA'S AVIAN RICHES
Status: Open
Sep 11-27, 2024 ($7925) with Dan Lane
Tour Limit: 12
The special bird life of the Bolivian Andes; wonderful mountain scenery.
FALL FOR CAPE MAY
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Sep 21-27, 2024 ($3375) 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 22 - Oct 7, 2024 ($6925) 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.
ALASKA FALL GOLDMINE: RARITIES ON THE PRIBILOFS & ROSS'S GULLS IN BARROW
Status: Open
Sep 26 - Oct 5, 2024 - Part One ($7695) 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: Open
Sep 27 - Oct 17, 2024 - Part One ($10850) with Chris Benesh & Jesse Fagan
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.
FALL FOR CAPE MAY
Status: Open
Sep 29 - Oct 5, 2024 ($3375) 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
Oct 4-8, 2024 - Part Two ($3375) 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.
NORTHERN PERU: ENDEMICS GALORE
Status: Open
Oct 5-24, 2024 ($8975) 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.
SOUTH AFRICA
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Oct 5-27, 2024 ($11825) with Terry Stevenson & Tarry Butcher
Tour Limit: 10
Endemic-rich birding, spectacular landscapes, and a unique flora are the highlights of our energetic survey tour of this beautiful country.
MEXICO: VERACRUZ RIVER OF RAPTORS
Status: Open
Oct 7-17, 2024 ($4275) with Doug Gochfeld & Jorge Montejo-Diaz
Tour Limit: 10
The amazing spectacle of huge numbers of migrating raptors combined with some highland birding and cultural highlights.
SPECTACULAR SOUTHEAST BRAZIL
Status: One space available
Oct 11-28, 2024 - Part One ($7875) 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.
NORTHWESTERN ARGENTINA: THE CHACO, CORDOBA & NORTHERN ANDES
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Oct 12-30, 2024 ($7050) 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
NEW GUINEA & AUSTRALIA
Status: Open
Oct 12-31, 2024 ($10695) with Jay VanderGaast
Tour Limit: 9
A rich and diverse sampler of the best birding of New Guinea and Australia.
AUSTRALIA
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Oct 15-30, 2024 - Part Two ($8100) 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 4, 2024)
BRAZIL: ATLANTIC FOREST GETAWAY
Status: One space available
Oct 24 - Nov 3, 2024 ($3775) 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: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Oct 26 - Nov 11, 2024 - Part Two ($7475) 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.
SRI LANKA
Status: One space available
Oct 26 - Nov 12, 2024 ($6095) 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
MADAGASCAR
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Oct 26 - Nov 18, 2024 ($10750) 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 21, 2024)
NAMIBIA & BOTSWANA
Status: Open
Oct 28 - Nov 16, 2024 ($17675) with Tarry Butcher
Tour Limit: 6
Southwestern Africa's bird specialties, striking scenery, wilderness, and the famed game of Etosha and the Okavango Delta.
SOUTHERN ARGENTINA: THE PAMPAS, PATAGONIA & TIERRA DEL FUEGO
Status: Open
Oct 29 - Nov 14, 2024 ($8450) with Dave Stejskal & Doug Gochfeld
Tour Limit: 12
Superb springtime birding tour through southern South America amid stark and spectacular landscapes.
May be combined with Northwestern Argentina
LOUISIANA: YELLOW RAILS & CRAWFISH TAILS
Status: Open
Oct 31 - Nov 4, 2024 ($2225) with Dan Lane & Sam Wilson
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: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Oct 31 - Nov 10, 2024 ($5495) 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.
NEW ZEALAND
Status: Open
Nov 9-27, 2024 ($8575) 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 29, 2024)
SOUTHERN INDIA: WESTERN GHATS ENDEMICS
Status: Open
Nov 11 - Dec 1, 2024 ($10250) 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
CHILE: THE CLASSIC TOUR
Status: Open
Nov 15 - Dec 5, 2024 ($10075) with Willy Perez & local guide
Tour Limit: 12
Comprehensive survey tour of this visually spectacular and tourist-friendly country.
JAMAICA
Status: Open
Nov 16-23, 2024 ($3975) with Cory Gregory & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
A quick adventure in search of Jamaica's 28 endemics and numerous regional specialties while based at Mockingbird Hill.
BELIZE: TROPICAL BIRDING, SHORT AND SWEET
Status: Open
Nov 21-29, 2024 ($4795) with Marcelo Barreiros & 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.
HOLIDAY AT SAN ISIDRO, ECUADOR
Status: Open
Nov 23 - Dec 2, 2024 ($3675) with Mitch Lysinger
Tour Limit: 8
A bird-rich holiday escape based primarily at the very comfortable San Isidro Lodge.
URUGUAY: BIRDS & WINES IN THE LAND OF THE GAUCHOS
Status: Open
Nov 23 - Dec 5, 2024 ($7925) with Marcelo Padua & local guide
Tour Limit: 10
Great birding and fine wines in the land of the gauchos.
HOLLAND -- BIRDS & ART: WATERFOWL SPECTACLE & DUTCH MASTERS
Status: Open
Dec 1-10, 2024 ($5750) with Godfried Schreur & Jesse Fagan
Tour Limit: 12
A tour for some exciting winter birding, in particular waterfowl, combined with an exploration of great Dutch art masters.
GULF OF CALIFORNIA: MEXICO'S RICH DESERT COAST
Status: Open
Dec 2-7, 2024 ($2675) with Micah Riegner
Tour Limit: 7
A week-long get-away to explore the islands, estuaries, and cactus forests near Kino Bay.
ANTARCTICA, SOUTH GEORGIA & THE FALKLANDS
Status: Open
Dec 3-26, 2024 ($16500) with Chris Benesh
Tour Limit: 10
The ultimate seabird and wildlife cruise, including fabulous South Georgia and the Falkland Islands. Variable fee depending on cabin choice.
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
Status: One space available
Dec 5-14, 2024 (Fee TBD / 2023=$5350) with Marcelo Barreiros
Tour Limit: 10
Wonderful introductory birding tour to South America's riches, including bellbirds, toucans, manakins, and motmots.
HOLIDAY COSTA RICA: RANCHO NATURALISTA
Status: Open
Dec 20-28, 2024 ($3950) 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 21-28, 2024 ($3450) with Jesse Fagan & Alex Sundvall
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 27, 2024 - Jan 4, 2025 ($5295) with Dan Lane & 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 28, 2024 - Jan 3, 2025 ($2875) 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: One space available
Dec 28, 2024 - Jan 5, 2025 ($3950) 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.
ECUADOR'S WILDSUMACO LODGE
Status: Open
Dec 28, 2024 - Jan 7, 2025 ($4450) with Willy Perez
Tour Limit: 8
Exploring the riches of the eastern Andean foothills of northern Ecuador for numerous specialties at Wildsumaco Lodge.
May be combined with Amazonian Ecuador: Sacha Lodge
PANAMA'S CANOPY LODGE: EL VALLE DE ANTON
Status: One space available
Dec 29, 2024 - Jan 5, 2025 ($4575) 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.
SUCCINCT SURINAME: COTINGAS & TRUMPETERS
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Jan 4-15, 2025 ($4575) 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.
VIETNAM
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Jan 4-24, 2025 ($8425) with Doug Gochfeld & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
Intriguing survey tour to bird-rich but poorly known Vietnam.
AMAZONIAN ECUADOR: SACHA LODGE
Status: One space available
Jan 7-16, 2025 ($5225) with Jesse Fagan & 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 Ecuador's Wildsumaco Lodge
WINTER JAPAN: DANCING CRANES & SPECTACULAR SEA-EAGLES
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Jan 10-25, 2025 ($9250) 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: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Jan 11-19, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$2575) 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!
THAILAND
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Jan 11 - Feb 1, 2025 ($7450) 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).
COLOMBIA'S EASTERN CORDILLERA
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Jan 14-22, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4225) with Willy Perez & 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 Extension from Jan 10, 2025)
May be combined with Colombia's Marvelous Magdalena Valley
GUYANA: WILDERNESS PARADISE
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Jan 16-28, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$6925) 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.
NOWHERE BUT NORTHEAST BRAZIL!
Status: Open
Jan 18 - Feb 4, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$8475) with Bret Whitney & Micah Riegner
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 16, 2025)
May be combined with Brazil: Bahia Birding Bonanza
COLOMBIA'S MARVELOUS MAGDALENA VALLEY
Status: One space available
Jan 22 - Feb 1, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$6695) with Jesse Fagan & local guide
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
COSTA RICA: BIRDING THE EDGES
Status: One space available
Jan 23 - Feb 1, 2025 - Part One ($4225) with Megan Edwards Crewe & 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.
NORTHERN INDIA: BIRDS, TIGER & THE TAJ MAHAL
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Jan 25 - Feb 14, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$10475) 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 26 - Feb 1, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4175) 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.
COSTA RICA: BIRDING THE EDGES
Status: Open
Jan 31 - Feb 9, 2025 - Part Two ($4350) with Megan Edwards Crewe & 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.
NEW MEXICO: BIRDING THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT
Status: Open
Feb 1-8, 2025 ($3250) with Owen Hilchey
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.
COLOMBIA'S SANTA MARTA MOUNTAINS & CARIBBEAN COAST
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Feb 1-9, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4350) with Dan Lane & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
A short tour to an endemic-filled region reached by a direct flight from Miami.
May be combined with Colombia's Marvelous Magdalena Valley
BIRDS & WINES OF CHILE AND ARGENTINA
Status: Open
Feb 1-15, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$8195) with Marcelo Padua
Tour Limit: 8
A tour combining an exploration of the great birds and vineyards of these two wonderful countries!
CAMBODIA: ANGKOR TEMPLES & VANISHING BIRDS
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Feb 1-17, 2025 ($6925) 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.
BRAZIL: BAHIA BIRDING BONANZA
Status: Open
Feb 2-16, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$5750) with Marcelo Barreiros
Tour Limit: 8
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 7-15, 2025 ($4850) 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.
PUERTO RICO
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Feb 9-15, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$3450) with Cory Gregory
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.
SOUTHEAST ECUADOR: ORANGE-THROATED TANAGER & FOOTHILL SPECIALTIES
Status: Open
Feb 13-22, 2025 ($4225) with Willy Perez
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
OWLBERTA: ALBERTA'S OWLS & MORE
Status: Open
Feb 15-21, 2025 ($3125) 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.
CENTRAL MEXICO & BAJA: BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES & WHALES
Status: Open
Feb 16-27, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$5850) with Jesse Fagan & Chris Benesh
Tour Limit: 12
Specialty birds, wintering Monarchs, and up-close whale encounters on this exciting tour!
SOUTHWESTERN ECUADOR SPECIALTIES: JOCOTOCO FOUNDATION RESERVES
Status: Open
Feb 22 - Mar 6, 2025 ($5625) 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
JAMAICA
Status: Open
Feb 28 - Mar 7, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$3975) with Cory Gregory & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
A quick adventure in search of Jamaica's 28 endemics and numerous regional specialties while based at Mockingbird Hill.
MEXICO: OAXACA VALLEY
Status: One space available
Mar 1-8, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$3450) with Chris Benesh & Marcelo Barreiros
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
EAST AFRICA HIGHLIGHTS: KENYA & TANZANIA
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Mar 1-21, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$16850) 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. Limited to 6.
JAMAICA
Status: Open
Mar 8-15, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$3975) with Doug Gochfeld & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
A quick adventure in search of Jamaica's 28 endemics and numerous regional specialties while based at Mockingbird Hill.
MEXICO: OAXACA'S ATLANTIC & PACIFIC SLOPES
Status: Open
Mar 8-19, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4200) with Dan Lane & Chris Benesh
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: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Mar 8-22, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$6875) 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.
CLASSIC COSTA RICA
Status: One space available
Mar 8-23, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$6475) 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.
PANAMA'S CANOPY TOWER & LODGE
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Mar 9-16, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4725) 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.
WESTERN PANAMA: CHIRIQUI & BOCAS DEL TORO
Status: Open
Mar 11-20, 2025 (Fee TBD) 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.
HAWAII
Status: Open
Mar 13-21, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$7050) with Cory Gregory & 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: One space available
Mar 13-25, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$6925) 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.
GHANA: WINDOW INTO WEST AFRICAN BIRDING
Status: Open
Mar 15 - Apr 3, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$8075) with Phil Gregory & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
In search of numerous West African specialties as well as White-necked Rockfowl.
BHUTAN
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Mar 29 - Apr 17, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$11350) with Megan Edwards Crewe & 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.
BORNEO
Status: Open
Apr 1-18, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$9725) 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.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Apr 5-13, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4375) with Jesse Fagan & Cory Gregory
Tour Limit: 8
Short birding tour for many specialties and endemics including the unusual Palmchat.
COLORADO GROUSE
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Apr 11-22, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4850) with Micah Riegner & Alex Sundvall
Tour Limit: 14
A tour to seek out the state's spectacular prairie-chicken and grouse species.
TEXAS COAST MIGRATION SPECTACLE
Status: Open
Apr 12-18, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$2725) with John Coons
Tour Limit: 7
The migration mecca of High Island plus specialties of the Big Thicket and myriad waterbirds and shorebirds.
NAMIBIA & BOTSWANA
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Apr 15 - May 4, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$17675) with Tarry Butcher
Tour Limit: 6
Southwestern Africa's bird specialties, striking scenery, wilderness, and the famed game of Etosha and the Okavango Delta.
TEXAS COAST MIGRATION SPECTACLE
Status: Open
Apr 19-25, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$2725) with John Coons
Tour Limit: 7
The migration mecca of High Island plus specialties of the Big Thicket and myriad waterbirds and shorebirds.
SPAIN: LA MANCHA, COTO DONANA & EXTREMADURA
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Apr 19 - May 1, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$5850) with Godfried Schreur & Willy Perez
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 19 - May 5, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$7925) 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 NIGHTBIRDS & MORE
Status: Open
Apr 24-28, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$2100) with Micah Riegner
Tour Limit: 7
A short tour focused on this area's many owl and nightjar specialties.
FLORIDA: MANGROVES & MIGRANTS
Status: Open
Apr 26 - May 5, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4375) with Doug Gochfeld & Sam Wilson
Tour Limit: 14
A tour for numerous specialties from Central Florida south to the Keys and Dry Tortugas.
BEYOND THE PORTS OF PORTUGAL: A BIRDS & WINE TOUR
Status: One space available
Apr 29 - May 10, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$7150) with Marcelo Padua & local guide
Tour Limit: 12
A new itinerary in our popular Birds & Wine tour series.
TAIWAN
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Apr 29 - May 10, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$5795) with Phil Gregory & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
Tour for Taiwan's numerous endemics and specialties.
May be combined with Japan in Spring
BIRDS OF BRITAIN
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
May 3-12, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4750) with Megan Edwards Crewe & Willy Perez
Tour Limit: 12
Our own 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 17, 2025)
MICHIGAN: GREAT LAKES GRANDEUR
Status: Open
May 9-17, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$3850) 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.
ARIZONA: BIRDING THE BORDER
Status: Open
May 9-18, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4125) with Chris Benesh
Tour Limit: 7
One of the most exciting destinations in North America with a backdrop of spectacular mountain scenery.
BRAZIL: MINAS GERAIS & TOCANTINS: BLUE-EYED GROUND DOVE AND BEYOND
Status: Open
May 10-26, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$6375) with Marcelo Barreiros & Bret Whitney
Tour Limit: 10
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: Provisionally full; waitlist available
May 10-27, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$10675) 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
SPRING IN CAPE MAY
Status: Open
May 11-17, 2025 (Fee TBD) with Doug Gochfeld
Tour Limit: 7
Spring migration at one of the country's famed birding hotspots.
FINLAND IN SPRING: FORESTS, FOWL, AND FUR
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
May 14-27, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$7550) with Jay VanderGaast & 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.
ARIZONA: BIRDING THE BORDER
Status: Open
May 16-25, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4125) with Micah Riegner
Tour Limit: 7
One of the most exciting destinations in North America with a backdrop of spectacular mountain scenery.
NORTHERN ARIZONA'S CANYONS & CONDOR
Status: Open
May 17-23, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$2925) 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.
ANGOLA: ENDEMICS IN A LITTLE KNOWN LAND
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
May 24 - Jun 14, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$11875) with Terry Stevenson & Errol de Beer
Tour Limit: 12
Our tour to this endemic-rich off-the-beaten-path destination will seek numerous endemics and pass through some impressive landscapes.
ALASKA: THE GREAT LAND
Status: Open
May 31 - Jun 16, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$13075) with Micah Riegner & Sam Wilson
Tour Limit: 14
Our fabulous survey of the best of Alaska birding: the Pribilofs, Kenai Fjords, Nome, and Utqiagvik (formerly Barrow).
FRANCE'S LOIRE VALLEY: BIRDS, CHATEAUX & WINE
Status: Open
Jun 1-11, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$5775) with Marcelo Padua
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.
CHINA'S SICHUAN PROVINCE
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Jun 1-22, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$8375) with Doug Gochfeld & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
We return to China for fabulous pheasants and numerous other Sichuan specialties.
ICELAND
Status: Open
Jun 6-15, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$6525) with Cory Gregory
Tour Limit: 12
Seabird colonies, endemic landbirds, spectacular scenery, and high-latitude natural history.
ALASKA: THE GREAT LAND
Status: Open
Jun 7-23, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$13075) with Chris Benesh & Alex Sundvall
Tour Limit: 14
Our fabulous survey of the best of Alaska birding: the Pribilofs, Kenai Fjords, Nome, and Utqiagvik (formerly Barrow).
MONGOLIA: THE GOBI DESERT, STEPPE & TAIGA
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Jun 7-25, 2025 (Fee TBD) 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.
RAINFOREST & SAVANNA: ALTA FLORESTA & THE NORTHERN PANTANAL, BRAZIL
Status: Open
Jun 11-26, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$7995) with Marcelo Barreiros
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.
CANADIAN ROCKIES: ALBERTA
Status: Open
Jun 12-22, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4925) with Jay VanderGaast & Dan Arndt
Tour Limit: 10
A great western birding tour with spectacular landscapes of the Rockies.
GALAPAGOS: AN INTIMATE LOOK AT DARWIN'S ISLANDS
Status: Open
Jun 14-24, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$8225) 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.
May be combined with Machu Picchu & Abra Malaga, Peru
PERU'S MAGNETIC NORTH: SPATULETAILS, OWLET LODGE & MORE
Status: Open
Jun 14-26, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$6675) 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
BRAZIL'S RIO ROOSEVELT: BIRDING THE RIVER OF DOUBT
Status: One space available
Jun 14-29, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$10875) 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.
BORNEO
Status: One space available
Jun 17 - Jul 4, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$9725) 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: One space available
Jun 25 - Jul 2, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4175) with Chris Benesh
Tour Limit: 7
A chance to spend the better part of a week birding in one of the subarctic's most famous hotspots!
MACHU PICCHU & ABRA MALAGA, PERU
Status: Open
Jun 25 - Jul 4, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$5150) 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
SPITSBERGEN & SVALBARD ARCHIPELAGO: A CRUISE TO THE NORWEGIAN ARCTIC
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Jun 28 - Jul 10, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$7700) 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.
NEWFOUNDLAND & NOVA SCOTIA
Status: Open
Jun 29 - Jul 9, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$6375) with Jay VanderGaast
Tour Limit: 14
Boreal specialties, seabird colonies, and numerous breeding landbirds in the beautiful Canadian Maritimes.
AMAZONIAN ECUADOR: SACHA LODGE
Status: Open
Jul 3-12, 2025 ($5225) 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
JAGUAR SPOTTING IN BRAZIL: PANTANAL & GARDEN OF THE AMAZON
Status: One space available
Jul 5-16, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$5350) 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.
GALAPAGOS: AN INTIMATE LOOK AT DARWIN'S ISLANDS
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Jul 12-22, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$8225) 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 or Cloudforests of Ecuador
BRAZIL'S MADEIRA & TAPAJOS: BETWEEN TWO GREAT RIVERS
Status: Open
Jul 12-26, 2025 (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!
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Jul 17 - Aug 4, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$13225) 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 Aug 9, 2025)
ARIZONA'S SECOND SPRING
Status: Open
Jul 19-28, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4150) 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.
CLOUDFORESTS OF ECUADOR: ALL THE BEST OF THE WILD NORTHWEST
Status: Open
Jul 21-31, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4350) 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
ARIZONA'S SECOND SPRING
Status: Open
Jul 26 - Aug 4, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4150) 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: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Jul 26 - Aug 10, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$12675) 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.
MOUNTAINS OF MANU, PERU
Status: Open
Jul 31 - Aug 11, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$5725) with Dan Lane & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
Our in-depth transect birding tour of the higher-elevation half of the Manu Biosphere Reserve.
IQUITOS, PERU: CANOPY WALKWAYS & ANCIENT FORESTS
Status: Open
Aug 1-14, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$7775) with Micah Riegner
Tour Limit: 8
Two-week immersion in one of the most species-rich regions of Amazonia, including the white-sand forests near Iquitos.
BRAZIL: PARROTS & COTINGAS: THE MOUTH OF THE MIGHTY AMAZON
Status: Open
Aug 1-14, 2025 (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.
FRANCE: CAMARGUE & PYRENEES
Status: Open
Aug 30 - Sep 9, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4725) 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 30 - Sep 10, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$5150) 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: Open
Aug 30 - Sep 11, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$9475) with Marcelo Padua & Tarry Butcher
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, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4850) with Chris Benesh
Tour Limit: 7
A diverse mix of West Coast specialties, montane species, and pelagics in rugged and scenic sites.
BOLIVIA'S AVIAN RICHES
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Sep 5-21, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$7925) with Dan Lane
Tour Limit: 8
The special bird life of the Bolivian Andes; wonderful mountain scenery.
MAINE IN FALL: SEABIRDS & COASTAL MIGRANTS
Status: Open
Sep 8-17, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$5275) with Sam Wilson
Tour Limit: 7
A September itinerary at a beautiful season in Maine for coastal migrants and pelagic birds, with a good chance for skuas.
MOROCCO
Status: Open
Sep 9-23, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$5350) with Jay VanderGaast
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.
May be combined with France: Camargue & Pyrenees
RIO NEGRO PARADISE: MANAUS, BRAZIL
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Sep 13-27, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$8575) with Marcelo Barreiros & Bret Whitney
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 20-26, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$3375) with Doug Gochfeld
Tour Limit: 7
See bird migration in action at one of the country's top migration hotspots.
SAFARI BRAZIL: THE PANTANAL & MORE
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Sep 20 - Oct 5, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$6925) 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.
AUSTRALIA
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Sep 26 - Oct 16, 2025 - Part One (Fee TBD / 2024=$10850) with Chris Benesh & Alex Sundvall
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.
FALL FOR CAPE MAY
Status: Open
Sep 28 - Oct 4, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$3375) with Sam Wilson
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, 2025 - Part One (Fee TBD / 2024=$7695) 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.
NEW GUINEA & AUSTRALIA
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Oct 4-23, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$10695) with Jay VanderGaast
Tour Limit: 9
A rich and diverse sampler of the best birding of New Guinea and Australia.
SOUTH AFRICA
Status: Open
Oct 4-26, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$11825) with Tarry Butcher & Jesse Fagan
Tour Limit: 10
Endemic-rich birding, spectacular landscapes, and a unique flora are the highlights of our energetic survey tour of this beautiful country.
MEXICO: VERACRUZ RIVER OF RAPTORS
Status: Open
Oct 5-15, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4275) with Doug Gochfeld & Jorge Montejo-Diaz
Tour Limit: 10
The amazing spectacle of huge numbers of migrating raptors combined with some highland birding and cultural highlights.
CENTRAL PERUVIAN ENDEMICS: THE HIGH ANDES
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Oct 5-22, 2025 (Fee TBD) with Dan Lane
Tour Limit: 8
High-Andean endemics of central Peru on our birding tour to extraordinarily scenic settings, including Huascaran National Park, Lake Junin, and the Carpish Mountains.
ALASKA FALL GOLDMINE: RARITIES ON THE PRIBILOFS & ROSS'S GULLS IN BARROW
Status: Open
Oct 8-12, 2025 - Part Two (Fee TBD / 2024=$3375) with Sam Wilson
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: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Oct 14-29, 2025 - Part Two (Fee TBD / 2024=$8100) 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 3, 2025)
SPECTACULAR SOUTHEAST BRAZIL
Status: Open
Oct 17 - Nov 3, 2025 - Part One (Fee TBD / 2024=$7875) 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.
BRAZIL: ATLANTIC FOREST GETAWAY
Status: One space available
Oct 23 - Nov 2, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$3775) 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: Open
Oct 25 - Nov 17, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$10750) 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 20, 2025)
NAMIBIA & BOTSWANA
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Oct 28 - Nov 16, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$17675) with Terry Stevenson & Tarry Butcher
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
Oct 30 - Nov 3, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$2225) with Dan Lane & Alex Sundvall
Tour Limit: 14
Late-autumn tour on the Gulf Coast targeting Yellow Rails and other migrants and wintering species of the region.
ANTARCTICA, SOUTH GEORGIA & THE FALKLANDS
Status: Open
Oct 30 - Nov 22, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$16500) with Doug Gochfeld
Tour Limit: 10
The ultimate seabird and wildlife cruise, including fabulous South Georgia and the Falkland Islands. Variable fee depending on cabin choice.
ESSENTIAL SHORT UGANDA: SHOEBILL, GORILLAS, CHIMPS & ALBERTINE RIFT BIRDING
Status: One space available
Nov 1-14, 2025 (Fee TBD) with Jay VanderGaast & 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.
SPECTACULAR SOUTHEAST BRAZIL
Status: Open
Nov 1-17, 2025 - Part Two (Fee TBD / 2024=$7475) 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.
CHILE: THE CLASSIC TOUR
Status: Open
Nov 7-27, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$10075) with Willy Perez & local guide
Tour Limit: 12
Comprehensive survey tour of this visually spectacular and tourist-friendly country.
MEXICO: ENCHANTED CHIAPAS
Status: Open
Nov 9-18, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4075) with Micah Riegner & Jorge Montejo-Diaz
Tour Limit: 10
A ten-day immersion in the land of the Nava's Wren, Rosita's Bunting, and Pink-headed Warbler.
NEW ZEALAND
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Nov 9-27, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$8575) 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 29, 2025)
BELIZE: TROPICAL BIRDING, SHORT AND SWEET
Status: Open
Nov 21-29, 2025 ($4850) 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.
JAMAICA
Status: Open
Nov 22-29, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$3975) with Cory Gregory & local guide
Tour Limit: 8
A quick adventure in search of Jamaica's 28 endemics and numerous regional specialties while based at Mockingbird Hill.
MEXICO: YUCATAN & COZUMEL
Status: Open
Nov 22 - Dec 1, 2025 (Fee TBD) 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: Open
Nov 22 - Dec 1, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$3675) with Mitch Lysinger
Tour Limit: 8
A bird-rich holiday escape based primarily at the very comfortable San Isidro Lodge.
URUGUAY: BIRDS & WINES IN THE LAND OF THE GAUCHOS
Status: Open
Nov 22 - Dec 4, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$7925) with Marcelo Padua & local guide
Tour Limit: 10
Great birding and fine wines in the land of the gauchos.
COLOMBIA'S INIRIDA: LAND OF MANY WATERS
Status:
Nov 24 - Dec 1, 2025 (Fee TBD) with Jesse Fagan & local guide
Tour Limit: 7
A short tour to a new Colombian hotspot with several must-see birds, local culture, and regional cuisine.
May be combined with Colombia's Cloudforests: The Western & Central Andes
HOLLAND -- BIRDS & ART: WATERFOWL SPECTACLE & DUTCH MASTERS
Status: Open
Nov 30 - Dec 9, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$5750) 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.
COLOMBIA'S CLOUDFORESTS: THE WESTERN & CENTRAL ANDES
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Dec 1-11, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$5495) 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's Inirida
HOLIDAY COSTA RICA: RANCHO NATURALISTA
Status: Open
Dec 19-27, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$3950) 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: Open
Dec 20-27, 2025 (Fee TBD / 2024=$3450) with Doug Gochfeld & Jay VanderGaast
Tour Limit: 14
Superb birding with two dozen Mexican endemics and fascinating ruins while based in lovely Oaxaca City.
ARIZONA WINTER SPECIALTIES
Status: Open
Dec 27, 2025 - Jan 2, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$2875) with Cory Gregory
Tour Limit: 7
Exceptional winter birding on a short tour with numerous specialties and potential rarities.
PANAMA'S CANOPY CAMP: LOWLAND DARIEN
Status: Open
Dec 27, 2025 - Jan 4, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$5295) 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.
HOLIDAY COSTA RICA: RANCHO NATURALISTA
Status: Open
Dec 27, 2025 - Jan 4, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$3950) 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.
PANAMA'S CANOPY LODGE: EL VALLE DE ANTON
Status: Open
Dec 28, 2025 - Jan 4, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4575) 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.
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Dec 28, 2025 - Jan 6, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2023=$5350) with Micah Riegner
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 29, 2025 - Jan 8, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4450) with Willy Perez
Tour Limit: 8
Exploring the riches of the eastern Andean foothills of northern Ecuador for numerous specialties at Wildsumaco Lodge.
May be combined with Amazonian Ecuador: Sacha Lodge
SUCCINCT SURINAME: COTINGAS & TRUMPETERS
Status: Open
Jan 3-14, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2025=$4575) 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.
COLOMBIA'S SANTA MARTA MOUNTAINS & CARIBBEAN COAST
Status: Open
Jan 5-13, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4350) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
A short tour to an endemic-filled region reached by a direct flight from Miami.
May be combined with Colombia's Eastern Cordillera
AMAZONIAN ECUADOR: SACHA LODGE
Status: Open
Jan 7-16, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2025=$5225) 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 Ecuador's Wildsumaco Lodge or Jewels of Ecuador: Hummers, Tanagers & Antpittas
WINTER JAPAN: DANCING CRANES & SPECTACULAR SEA-EAGLES
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Jan 9-24, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2025=$9250) 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 10-18, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$2575) 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!
THAILAND
Status: Open
Jan 10-31, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2025=$7450) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
A wide variety of forest birds in the friendly heart of Southeast Asia (and fabulous Thai food).
COLOMBIA'S EASTERN CORDILLERA
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Jan 13-21, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4225) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
An endemic-filled week-plus of exciting highland birding, with a pre-tour option to visit the eastern llanos.
May be combined with Colombia's Santa Marta Mountains & Caribbean Coast or Colombia's Marvelous Magdalena Valley
GUYANA: WILDERNESS PARADISE
Status: One space available
Jan 15-27, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$6925) 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.
JEWELS OF ECUADOR: HUMMERS, TANAGERS & ANTPITTAS
Status: Open
Jan 15 - Feb 1, 2026 (Fee TBD) 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.
May be combined with Amazonian Ecuador: Sacha Lodge
NOWHERE BUT NORTHEAST BRAZIL!
Status: Open
Jan 17 - Feb 3, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$8475) 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 15, 2026)
May be combined with Brazil: Bahia Birding Bonanza
COLOMBIA'S MARVELOUS MAGDALENA VALLEY
Status: Open
Jan 21-31, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$6695) 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!
(Llanos Post-tour Extension to Feb 4, 2026)
May be combined with Colombia's Eastern Cordillera
COSTA RICA: BIRDING THE EDGES
Status: Open
Jan 22-31, 2026 - Part One (Fee TBD / 2025=$4225) 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.
NORTHERN INDIA: BIRDS, TIGER & THE TAJ MAHAL
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Jan 24 - Feb 13, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$10475) 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 25-31, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4175) 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 30 - Feb 8, 2026 - Part Two (Fee TBD / 2025=$4350) 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.
NEW MEXICO: BIRDING THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT
Status: Open
Jan 31 - Feb 7, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2025=$3250) 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.
BIRDS & WINES OF CHILE AND ARGENTINA
Status: Open
Jan 31 - Feb 14, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$8195) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
A tour combining an exploration of the great birds and vineyards of these two wonderful countries!
CAMBODIA: ANGKOR TEMPLES & VANISHING BIRDS
Status: Open
Jan 31 - Feb 16, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2025=$6925) 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.
BRAZIL: BAHIA BIRDING BONANZA
Status: Open
Feb 1-15, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$5750) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
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 6-14, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2025=$4850) 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.
PUERTO RICO
Status: Open
Feb 8-14, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$3450) 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.
OWLBERTA: ALBERTA'S OWLS & MORE
Status: Open
Feb 14-20, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2025=$3125) 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.
CENTRAL MEXICO & BAJA: BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES & WHALES
Status: Open
Feb 15-26, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$5850) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
Specialty birds, wintering Monarchs, and up-close whale encounters on this exciting tour!
MEXICO: ENCHANTED CHIAPAS
Status: Open
Feb 20 - Mar 1, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4075) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 10
A ten-day immersion in the land of the Nava's Wren, Rosita's Bunting, and Pink-headed Warbler.
May be combined with Mexico: Oaxaca Valley
JAMAICA
Status: Open
Feb 27 - Mar 6, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$3975) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
A quick adventure in search of Jamaica's 28 endemics and numerous regional specialties while based at Mockingbird Hill.
EAST AFRICA HIGHLIGHTS: KENYA & TANZANIA
Status: One space available
Feb 28 - Mar 20, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$16850) 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. Limited to 6.
MEXICO: OAXACA VALLEY
Status: Open
Mar 1-8, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$3450) 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: Enchanted Chiapas or Mexico: Oaxaca's Atlantic & Pacific Slopes
GUYANA: WILDERNESS PARADISE
Status: Open
Mar 5-17, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$6925) 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.
JAMAICA
Status: Open
Mar 7-14, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$3975) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
A quick adventure in search of Jamaica's 28 endemics and numerous regional specialties while based at Mockingbird Hill.
BRAZIL NUTSHELL: INTERVALES, IGUAZU FALLS & THE PANTANAL
Status: Open
Mar 7-21, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$6875) 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.
CLASSIC COSTA RICA
Status: Open
Mar 7-22, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$6475) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
Birding tour for Resplendent Quetzals, Three-wattled Bellbirds, Scarlet Macaws in a beautiful country with easy travel.
PANAMA'S CANOPY TOWER & LODGE
Status: Open
Mar 8-15, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4725) 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.
MEXICO: OAXACA'S ATLANTIC & PACIFIC SLOPES
Status: Open
Mar 8-19, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4200) 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
HAWAII
Status: Open
Mar 12-21, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$7050) 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.
BAHAMAS: ENDEMICS & KIRTLAND'S WARBLER
Status: Open
Mar 14-19, 2026 (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 14 - Apr 2, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$8075) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
In search of numerous West African specialties as well as White-necked Rockfowl.
ATLANTIC ODYSSEY: SOUTH GEORGIA TO TRISTAN DA CUNHA AND ST. HELENA
Status: Open
Mar 25 - Apr 18, 2026 (Fee TBD) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 10
Exceptional seabirding opportunities on this re-positioning cruise that includes South Georgia, the Tristan da Cunha island group, and St. Helena.
GUATEMALA: SHADE-GROWN BIRDING
Status: Open
Mar 26 - Apr 4, 2026 (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 21, 2026)
BHUTAN
Status: Open
Mar 28 - Apr 16, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$11350) 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.
BORNEO
Status: Open
Mar 31 - Apr 17, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$9725) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
Three prime areas in some of Earth's richest forests while based in comfort right in the wild.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Status: Open
Apr 4-12, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4375) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 6
Short birding tour for many specialties and endemics including the unusual Palmchat.
COLORADO GROUSE
Status: Open
Apr 10-21, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4850) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 14
A tour to seek out the state's spectacular prairie-chicken and grouse species.
LESSER ANTILLES
Status: Open
Apr 10-26, 2026 (Fee TBD) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
Comprehensive tour searching for all the accessible endemics (many highly endangered) of the southern Caribbean on 10 attractive islands.
TEXAS COAST MIGRATION SPECTACLE
Status: Open
Apr 11-17, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$2725) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
The migration mecca of High Island plus specialties of the Big Thicket and myriad waterbirds and shorebirds.
NAMIBIA & BOTSWANA
Status: Open
Apr 14 - May 3, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$17675) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 6
Southwestern Africa's bird specialties, striking scenery, wilderness, and the famed game of Etosha and the Okavango Delta.
TEXAS COAST MIGRATION SPECTACLE
Status: Open
Apr 18-24, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$2725) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
The migration mecca of High Island plus specialties of the Big Thicket and myriad waterbirds and shorebirds.
SPAIN: LA MANCHA, COTO DONANA & EXTREMADURA
Status: Open
Apr 18-30, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$5850) 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 18 - May 4, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$7925) 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.
ARIZONA NIGHTBIRDS & MORE
Status: Open
Apr 23-27, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$2100) 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 25 - May 4, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4375) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 14
A tour for numerous specialties from Central Florida south to the Keys and Dry Tortugas.
TAIWAN
Status: Open
Apr 28 - May 9, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$5795) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
Tour for Taiwan's numerous endemics and specialties.
May be combined with Japan in Spring
BEYOND THE PORTS OF PORTUGAL: A BIRDS & WINE TOUR
Status: Open
Apr 28 - May 9, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$7150) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
A new itinerary in our popular Birds & Wine tour series.
BIRDS OF BRITAIN
Status: Open
May 2-11, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4750) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
Our own 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 16, 2026)
CLASSICAL GREECE
Status: Open
May 3-17, 2026 (Fee TBD) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
Fine southeast European birding--at the peak of migration--with archaeological and cultural stops.
MICHIGAN: GREAT LAKES GRANDEUR
Status: Open
May 8-16, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$3850) 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.
ARIZONA: BIRDING THE BORDER
Status: Open
May 8-17, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4125) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
One of the most exciting destinations in North America with a backdrop of spectacular mountain scenery.
BRAZIL: MINAS GERAIS & TOCANTINS: BLUE-EYED GROUND DOVE AND BEYOND
Status: Open
May 9-25, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$6375) 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: Provisionally full; waitlist available
May 9-26, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$10675) 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
SPRING IN CAPE MAY
Status: Open
May 10-16, 2026 (Fee TBD) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
Spring migration at one of the country's famed birding hotspots.
ARIZONA: BIRDING THE BORDER
Status: Open
May 15-24, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4125) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
One of the most exciting destinations in North America with a backdrop of spectacular mountain scenery.
FINLAND IN SPRING: FORESTS, FOWL, AND FUR
Status: Open
May 15-28, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$7550) 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.
NORTHERN ARIZONA'S CANYONS & CONDOR
Status: Open
May 16-22, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$2925) 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.
CENTRAL ASIA: UZBEKISTAN, KYRGYZSTAN & KAZAKHSTAN
Status: Open
May 19 - Jun 9, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$8975) with guide TBA
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.
ALASKA: THE GREAT LAND
Status: Open
May 30 - Jun 15, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$13075) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 14
Our fabulous survey of the best of Alaska birding: the Pribilofs, Kenai Fjords, Nome, and Utqiagvik (formerly Barrow).
FRANCE'S LOIRE VALLEY: BIRDS, CHATEAUX & WINE
Status: Open
May 31 - Jun 10, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$5775) 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.
CHINA'S SICHUAN PROVINCE
Status: Open
May 31 - Jun 21, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$8375) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
We return to China for fabulous pheasants and numerous other Sichuan specialties.
ICELAND
Status: Open
Jun 5-14, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$6525) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
Seabird colonies, endemic landbirds, spectacular scenery, and high-latitude natural history.
RAINFOREST & SAVANNA: ALTA FLORESTA & THE NORTHERN PANTANAL, BRAZIL
Status: Open
Jun 10-25, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$7995) 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.
CANADIAN ROCKIES: ALBERTA
Status: Open
Jun 11-21, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4925) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 10
A great western birding tour with spectacular landscapes of the Rockies.
GALAPAGOS: AN INTIMATE LOOK AT DARWIN'S ISLANDS
Status: Open
Jun 13-23, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$8225) 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 13-25, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$6675) 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
BRAZIL'S RIO ROOSEVELT: BIRDING THE RIVER OF DOUBT
Status: Open
Jun 13-28, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$10875) 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.
BORNEO
Status: Open
Jun 16 - Jul 3, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$9725) with guide TBA
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: Open
Jun 24 - Jul 1, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4175) 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!
MACHU PICCHU & ABRA MALAGA, PERU
Status: Open
Jun 24 - Jul 3, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$5150) 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
COLOMBIA'S CENTRAL ANDES: THE WILD, WONDERFUL NORTH
Status: Open
Jun 27 - Jul 8, 2026 (Fee TBD) 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.
SPITSBERGEN & SVALBARD ARCHIPELAGO: A CRUISE TO THE NORWEGIAN ARCTIC
Status: Open
Jun 27 - Jul 9, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$7700) 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.
NEWFOUNDLAND & NOVA SCOTIA
Status: Open
Jun 28 - Jul 8, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$6375) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 14
Boreal specialties, seabird colonies, and numerous breeding landbirds in the beautiful Canadian Maritimes.
AMAZONIAN ECUADOR: SACHA LODGE
Status: Open
Jul 2-11, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2025=$5225) 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
JAGUAR SPOTTING IN BRAZIL: PANTANAL & GARDEN OF THE AMAZON
Status: Open
Jul 4-15, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$5350) 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 11-21, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$8225) with guide TBA
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 or Cloudforests of Ecuador
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Status: Open
Jul 16 - Aug 3, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$13225) 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 8, 2026)
ARIZONA'S SECOND SPRING
Status: Open
Jul 18-27, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4150) 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.
CLOUDFORESTS OF ECUADOR: ALL THE BEST OF THE WILD NORTHWEST
Status: Open
Jul 20-30, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4350) 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
ARIZONA'S SECOND SPRING
Status: Open
Jul 25 - Aug 3, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4150) 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: Open
Jul 25 - Aug 9, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$12675) 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
Jul 30 - Aug 10, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$5725) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
Our in-depth transect birding tour of the higher-elevation half of the Manu Biosphere Reserve.
IQUITOS, PERU: CANOPY WALKWAYS & ANCIENT FORESTS
Status: Open
Jul 31 - Aug 13, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$7775) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
Two-week immersion in one of the most species-rich regions of Amazonia, including the white-sand forests near Iquitos.
BRAZIL'S JAPURA & TEFE RIVERS: MAMIRAUA, AMANA & THE UNKNOWN
Status: Open
Aug 26 - Sep 10, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$9975) with guide TBA
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.
FRANCE: CAMARGUE & PYRENEES
Status: Open
Aug 29 - Sep 8, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4725) 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: Open
Aug 29 - Sep 9, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$5150) 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
Aug 29 - Sep 10, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$9475) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
A fabulous combo of great birding with fine wines and a spectacular wildflower display.
BOLIVIA'S AVIAN RICHES
Status: Open
Sep 4-20, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$7925) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
The special bird life of the Bolivian Andes; wonderful mountain scenery.
MAINE IN FALL: SEABIRDS & COASTAL MIGRANTS
Status: Open
Sep 7-16, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$5275) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
A September itinerary at a beautiful season in Maine for coastal migrants and pelagic birds, with a good chance for skuas.
SLICE OF CALIFORNIA: SEABIRDS TO SIERRA
Status: Open
Sep 10-19, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4850) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
A diverse mix of West Coast specialties, montane species, and pelagics in rugged and scenic sites.
RIO NEGRO PARADISE: MANAUS, BRAZIL
Status: Open
Sep 12-26, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$8575) 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.
SAFARI BRAZIL: THE PANTANAL & MORE
Status: Open
Sep 19 - Oct 4, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$6925) 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.
AUSTRALIA
Status: Open
Sep 25 - Oct 15, 2026 - Part One (Fee TBD / 2024=$10850) 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.
FALL FOR CAPE MAY
Status: Open
Sep 26 - Oct 2, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$3375) with guide TBA
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 27 - Oct 5, 2026 - Part One (Fee TBD / 2024=$7695) 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.
NORTHERN PERU: ENDEMICS GALORE
Status: Open
Oct 3-22, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$8975) with guide TBA
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.
NEW GUINEA & AUSTRALIA
Status: Open
Oct 3-22, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$10695) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 9
A rich and diverse sampler of the best birding of New Guinea and Australia.
SOUTH AFRICA
Status: Open
Oct 3-25, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$11825) 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.
FALL FOR CAPE MAY
Status: Open
Oct 4-10, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$3375) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
See bird migration in action at one of the country's top migration hotspots.
MEXICO: VERACRUZ RIVER OF RAPTORS
Status: Open
Oct 4-14, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4275) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 10
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: Open
Oct 6-10, 2026 - Part Two (Fee TBD / 2024=$3375) 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.
NORTHWESTERN ARGENTINA: THE CHACO, CORDOBA & NORTHERN ANDES
Status: One space available
Oct 10-28, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$7050) 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 13-28, 2026 - Part Two (Fee TBD / 2024=$8100) 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 2, 2026)
SPECTACULAR SOUTHEAST BRAZIL
Status: Open
Oct 16 - Nov 2, 2026 - Part One (Fee TBD / 2024=$7875) 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.
BRAZIL: ATLANTIC FOREST GETAWAY
Status: Open
Oct 22 - Nov 1, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$3775) 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.
SRI LANKA
Status: Open
Oct 24 - Nov 10, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$6095) 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.
MADAGASCAR
Status: Open
Oct 24 - Nov 16, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$10750) 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 19, 2026)
SOUTHERN ARGENTINA: THE PAMPAS, PATAGONIA & TIERRA DEL FUEGO
Status: Open
Oct 27 - Nov 12, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$8450) 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
Oct 27 - Nov 15, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$17675) 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
Oct 29 - Nov 2, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$2225) 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.
ANTARCTICA, SOUTH GEORGIA & THE FALKLANDS
Status: Open
Oct 29 - Nov 21, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$16500) 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.
ESSENTIAL SHORT UGANDA: SHOEBILL, GORILLAS, CHIMPS & ALBERTINE RIFT BIRDING
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available
Oct 31 - Nov 13, 2026 (Fee TBD) 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.
SPECTACULAR SOUTHEAST BRAZIL
Status: Open
Oct 31 - Nov 16, 2026 - Part Two (Fee TBD / 2024=$7475) 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.
CHILE: THE CLASSIC TOUR
Status: Open
Nov 6-26, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$10075) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 12
Comprehensive survey tour of this visually spectacular and tourist-friendly country.
NEW ZEALAND
Status: Open
Nov 8-26, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$8575) 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 28, 2026)
BELIZE: TROPICAL BIRDING, SHORT AND SWEET
Status: Open
Nov 20-28, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2025=$4850) 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.
JAMAICA
Status: Open
Nov 21-28, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$3975) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
A quick adventure in search of Jamaica's 28 endemics and numerous regional specialties while based at Mockingbird Hill.
HOLIDAY AT SAN ISIDRO, ECUADOR
Status: Open
Nov 21-30, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$3675) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
A bird-rich holiday escape based primarily at the very comfortable San Isidro Lodge.
URUGUAY: BIRDS & WINES IN THE LAND OF THE GAUCHOS
Status: Open
Nov 21 - Dec 3, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$7925) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 10
Great birding and fine wines in the land of the gauchos.
COLOMBIA'S INIRIDA: LAND OF MANY WATERS
Status:
Nov 23-30, 2026 (Fee TBD) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 6
A short tour to a new Colombian hotspot with several must-see birds, local culture, and regional cuisine.
May be combined with Colombia's Cloudforests: The Western & Central Andes
GULF OF CALIFORNIA: MEXICO'S RICH DESERT COAST
Status: Open
Nov 29 - Dec 4, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$2675) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 7
A week-long get-away to explore the islands, estuaries, and cactus forests near Kino Bay.
HOLLAND -- BIRDS & ART: WATERFOWL SPECTACLE & DUTCH MASTERS
Status: Open
Nov 29 - Dec 8, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$5750) 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.
COLOMBIA'S CLOUDFORESTS: THE WESTERN & CENTRAL ANDES
Status: Open
Nov 30 - Dec 10, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$5495) 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's Inirida
HOLIDAY COSTA RICA: RANCHO NATURALISTA
Status: Open
Dec 18-26, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$3950) 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 19-26, 2026 (Fee TBD / 2024=$3450) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 14
Superb birding with two dozen Mexican endemics and fascinating ruins while based in lovely Oaxaca City.
HOLIDAY COSTA RICA: RANCHO NATURALISTA
Status: Open
Dec 26, 2026 - Jan 3, 2027 (Fee TBD / 2024=$3950) 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.
ARIZONA WINTER SPECIALTIES
Status: Open
Dec 27, 2026 - Jan 2, 2027 (Fee TBD / 2024=$2875) 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 27, 2026 - Jan 3, 2027 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4575) 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 27, 2026 - Jan 4, 2027 (Fee TBD / 2024=$5295) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
A birding tour to a remote part of Panama with many specialties seen nowhere else in Central America.
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
Status: Open
Dec 27, 2026 - Jan 5, 2027 (Fee TBD / 2023=$5350) with guide TBA
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 28, 2026 - Jan 7, 2027 (Fee TBD / 2024=$4450) with guide TBA
Tour Limit: 8
Exploring the riches of the eastern Andean foothills of northern Ecuador for numerous specialties at Wildsumaco Lodge.