Birding Tours

Canada & USA

Whooping Crane. Photo Gary Davidson (c)
Sep 30, 2021 to Oct 05, 2021
Short tour to Canadian prairie province where we hope to find migrating Whooping Cranes, amongst thousands of Sandhill Cranes and thousands of southbound geese. Day trip to boreal forest also for additional species.
Idyllic scene in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. 2020 (C) Chris Charlesworth
Oct 07, 2021 to Oct 16, 2021
Be dazzled by the vivid oranges and reds of the fall colours, especially as we visit the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Along the Atlantic Coast, we'll explore rocky headlands for seabirds and beaches for shorebirds. Parks and forests should yield a few lingering 'eastern' warblers, as well Northern Cardinals, Blue Jays, Tufted Titmouse and a variety of sparrows.
Scoters feeding in the pale blue waters created by Herring spawn. Photo (C) Joachim Bertrands
Mar 21, 2022 to Mar 25, 2022
See masses of ducks, geese, gulls and other seabirds as they gather to feed along the east coast of Vancouver Island during Herring Spawn. Also, explore forests for Sooty Grouse, Canada Jays and Pine Grosbeaks, Northern Pygmy-Owls, and much more.
American Dipper (C) Chris Charlesworth
Apr 08, 2022 to Apr 10, 2022
Early spring birding, excellent for owls including N. Saw-whet Owl, Boreal Owl, W. Screech-Owl and more.
Willow Ptarmigan (C) Melissa Hafting
Jun 11, 2022 to Jun 18, 2022
Join us on this week long tour of Southeastern Newfoundland, where we spend several days on the Avalon Peninsula, in search of birds around the historic capital of St. John's. Enjoy a boat trip to Witless Bay, home to numbers of nesting seabirds, such as Atlantic Puffins, Razorbill and Thick-billed Murre. In Terra Nova National Park, explore spruce forests home to boreal bird species, and to top if off, we'll finish with a visit to the famous Northern Gannet colony at Cape St. Mary's.

Central & South America

The amazing Resplendent Quetzal. Photo: Diego Quesada
Nov 22, 2021 to Dec 02, 2021
Visit this bird rich country, home to an array of incredible birds, many of which are endemic to this region. We'll search for the Resplendent Quetzal, known as one of the most beautiful birds in the world
Rufous-vented Ground-cuckoo (C) Chris Charlesworth
Dec 03, 2021 to Dec 17, 2021
Explore Panama, one of Central America's top birding destinations, where we hope to see a vast array of birds, such as the the Resplendent Quetzel and the Harpy Eagle.
Emerald-bellied Puffleg (C) Avery Bartels
Oct 21, 2022 to Nov 06, 2022
Visit Northern Peru, home to many endemic bird species. Over 400 species of birds in total to be expected, including up to 50 species of hummingbirds, with the likes of the Marvelous Spatuletail and the Royal Sunangel on the list of expected species. In addition to the birds, the area is rich in culture and has delicious cuisine.

Mexico & the Caribbean

Golden-cheeked Woodpecker (c) Chris Charlesworth
Jan 20, 2022 to Jan 30, 2022
Visit one of Mexico's most bird-rich and endemic-rich areas, also famous for its culture and excellent cuisine.

Day Tours

photo of Harlequin Duck
Pacific coast specialties & fantastic year-round birding.
Rough-legged Hawk (C) Chris Charlesworth
BC's Okanagan Valley is one of Canada's premiere birding hotspots.
Black Oystercatcher. Photo: Chris Charlesworth
Excellent birding awaits in Victoria, a great city from which to search for seabirds, shorebirds, gulls and west coast specialties.

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