Birding Tours

Canada & USA

Lewis's Woodpecker. Photo (c) Chris Charlesworth
Aug 18, 2020
One of Canada's top birding locations, this day trip begins in Kelowna and winds up in Osoyoos. A number of specialty species can be found in this area including Canyon Wren, Sage Thrasher, Lewis's Woodpecker, Lark Sparrow, Yellow-breasted Chat, and Gray Flycatcher, to name a few.
Greater Yellowlegs. Photo: (c) Chris Charlesworth
Aug 27, 2020
Join us on an action packed day tour in the Salmon Arm area of British Columbia. We'll be watching for migrating shorebirds, as well as Western and perhaps Clark's grebes, a variety of waterfowl, gulls, and much more.
Sanderling. Photo (c) Melissa Hafting
Sep 06, 2020
Visit some of the west coast of North America's most coveted locations to witness the migration of shorebirds, heading from arctic breeding grounds to points south for the winter. A few of the species to be on the lookout for include Black Oystercatcher, Black Turnstone, Pacific Golden Plover, Marbled Godwit, Western Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher and Sanderling. Uncommon to rare species also possible.
American Kestrel. Photo (c) Chris Charlesworth
Sep 17, 2020
Departing from Kelowna, B.C., we will make our way to the Kamloops regions, where extensive grasslands and many lakes and ponds are home to a nice variety of birds, including waterfowl, shorebirds, migrating raptors and more.
photo of Bohemian Waxwings
Feb 12, 2021 to Feb 14, 2021
Search for winter specialty birds located in Okanagan Valley, Southern British Columbia
photo of California Quail
Apr 02, 2021 to Apr 04, 2021
Early spring birding, excellent for owls including N. Saw-whet Owl, Boreal Owl, W. Screech-Owl and more.
Whooping Crane. Photo Gary Davidson (c)
Sep 29, 2021 to Oct 04, 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.

Central & South America

Ochre-fronted Antpitta. Photo by Avery Bartels.
Oct 21, 2020 to Nov 06, 2020
Explore Northern Peru, home to a staggering diversity of birds, including many endemic species. In addition to the birds, expect great scenery, fantastic local food and culture, and superior guidance from our very own Avery Bartels.
The amazing Resplendent Quetzal. Photo: Diego Quesada
Nov 22, 2020 to Dec 01, 2020
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

Asia

Siberian Rubythroat. Thailand (C) Nick Upton.
Jan 05, 2021 to Jan 17, 2021
Explore one of the world's most unique countries, with spectacular birds ranging from the stunning Mrs Gould's Sunbird, to the ultra-rare Spoonbill Sandpiper. In addition to birds, enjoy the scenery, the delicious cuisine and the ancient history and culture of the country.

Mexico & the Caribbean

Western Spindalis. Cuba. Photo (c) Orestes Martinez.
Jan 23, 2021 to Feb 03, 2021
Cuba is a country rich in birdlife, with close to 30 endemic species, varying from the world's smallest bird, the Bee Hummingbird, to Cuba's national bird, the stunning Cuban Trogon. We'll visit the Zapata area, home to many endemics, like the Zapata Wren and the Zapata Sparrow. With so many great birds, add in the great climate, the lovely beaches and delicious cuisine, and we've got a winning tour.
San Blas Jay. Photo: Chris Charlesworth
Mar 06, 2021 to Mar 17, 2021
Visit San Blas, Puerto Vallarta, San Sebastian del Oeste, home to endemics like West Mexican Chachalaca, Mexican Woodnymph, Orange-breasted Bunting, San Blas Jay, Happy Wren and much more.

Day Tours

photo of Harlequin Duck
Pacific coast specialties & fantastic year-round birding.
photo of Western Screech-Owl
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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