Birding Tours

Central & South America

Spotted Puffbird (C) Avery Bartels.
Feb 15, 2020 to Mar 03, 2020
Come explore the country that has the most species in the world, Colombia. On this particular itinerary we could see up to 25 endemic species! An array of dazzling hummingbirds, colorful tanagers and other tropical wonders await. Join Avery Bartels, our expert on Colombian birds, and he'll lead the way.
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

Mexico & the Caribbean

Purple Honeycreeper. Photo: Margaret Abbott.
Mar 12, 2020 to Mar 21, 2020
Stay with us at the famous ASA Wright Nature Center and experience tropical birding in comfort. Also, take in a little island paradise on Tobago.
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.

Canada & USA

photo of California Quail
Apr 07, 2020 to Apr 09, 2020
Early spring birding, excellent for owls including N. Saw-whet Owl, Boreal Owl, W. Screech-Owl and more.
Scarlet Tanager. Point Pelee, Ont. (c) Chris Charlesworth
May 11, 2020 to May 17, 2020
Visit Canada's premier spring migration hotspot, where dozens of species of brightly colored wood warblers dance through the trees. Great time for migrant shorebirds as well at Hillman Marsh. A visit to Rondeau Park is also a must.
Willow Ptarmigan. Nome, Alaska. (c) Melissa Hafting
Jun 06, 2020 to Jun 13, 2020
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.
Whooping Crane. Photo Gary Davidson (c)
Sep 30, 2020 to Oct 05, 2020
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.
photo of Bohemian Waxwings
Feb 12, 2021 to Feb 14, 2021
Search for winter specialty birds located in Okanagan Valley, Southern British Columbia

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.

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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