Birding Tours

Central & South America

The amazing Resplendent Quetzal. Photo: Diego Quesada
Nov 22, 2022 to Dec 01, 2022
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
Plate-billed Mountain-Toucan (c) Nelson Apolo Jaramillo
Oct 25, 2023 to Nov 08, 2023
Explore Ecuador, one of the most naturally diverse countries in the world, with over 1700 species of birds on its list! Hummingbirds, toucans, tanagers, galore! It's not all birds, and we could also see mammals like Olinguito, Kinkajou and Spectacled Bear! Join Ecuador expert Nelson Apollo Jaramillo, and Avocet's own Chris Charlesworth

Canada & USA

Black-backed Woodpecker (C) Chris Charlesworth
Jan 06, 2023 to Jan 08, 2023
Bird the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia's southern interior, with local guide Chris Charlesworth. Expect a variety of birds including owls, woodpeckers, Canyon Wrens, American Dippers, raptors and so much more.
Great Gray Owl. Alberta (C) Joachim Bertrands.
Mar 06, 2023 to Mar 11, 2023
Visit Alberta's wintery wonderland, home to sought after owls like Great Gray Owl, Snowy Owl and Northern Hawk-Owl.
Scoters feeding in the pale blue waters created by Herring spawn. Photo (C) Joachim Bertrands
Mar 20, 2023 to Mar 25, 2023
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 07, 2023 to Apr 09, 2023
Early spring birding, excellent for owls including N. Saw-whet Owl, Boreal Owl, W. Screech-Owl and more.
Steller's Eider (C) Mick Thompson
Jun 06, 2023 to Jun 17, 2023
Explore the Nome area, home to such tantalizing species as Bluethroat, Northern Wheatear, Bristle-thighed Curlew, Eastern Yellow Wagtail, eiders, jaegers, and much more. In addition to birds, we could see majestic Muskox and Grizzly Bear, as well as breathtaking scenery. Not to be missed, the extension to Utqiagvik (Barrow), home to Spectacled and Steller's eider, Ross's Gull, and Polar Bear!
Northern Gannet (c) Melissa Hafting 2022
Jul 08, 2023 to Jul 14, 2023
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.
Whooping Crane. Photo Gary Davidson (c)
Oct 02, 2023 to Oct 07, 2023
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.
Harlequin Duck (c) Chris Charlesworth
Oct 05, 2023 to Oct 11, 2023
Explore British Columbia's beautiful Haida Gwaii islands during fall migration. Hope to see a variety of seabirds, shorebirds and west coast specialties, as well as potential for vagrants.

Day Tours

photo of Harlequin Duck
Pacific coast specialties & fantastic year-round birding.
Mountain Bluebird (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.
Northern Hawk-Owl. Photo (C) Joachim Bertrands.
Superb birding can be found within the city of Calgary, and outlying areas throughout the year. Whether you're looking for Snowy or Great Gray owls in the winter, or shorebirds and prairie specialties in the summer, our guide can help you find the birds.

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