Birding Tours

Canada & USA

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.
Clark's Nutcracker. (C) Chris Charlesworth
Apr 09, 2021 to Apr 11, 2021
Explore the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, during spring migration.
Scarlet Tanager. Point Pelee, Ont. (c) Chris Charlesworth
May 10, 2021 to May 16, 2021
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 04, 2021 to Jun 11, 2021
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.
Great Gray Owl. British Columbia (C) 2020 Chris Charlesworth
Jun 14, 2021 to Jun 27, 2021
Explore Canada's two westernmost provinces, Alberta and British Columbia, during the peak of summer breeding season for birds. We often tally over 220 species on this fantastic trip which takes us from the rolling prairies and foothills, through the Rocky Mountains to the stunning Okanagan Valley, ending up at the Pacific Ocean in Vancouver.
Chestnut-collared Longspur. Alberta, Canada. (C) Melissa Hafting.
Jun 21, 2021 to Jun 27, 2021
Search for prairie birds like Thick-billed Longspur, Chestnut-collared Longspur, Sprague's Pipit, Baird's Sparrow, Loggerhead Shrike and more. Then, we'll shift our focus to the boreal forest near Cold Lake where we hope to find an array of warblers including Connecticut, Blackburnian, Cape May, Bay-breasted, and Chestnut-sided, plus others.
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.
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.

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.

Mexico & the Caribbean

Bearded Bellbird (C) Chris Charlesworth 2020
Mar 07, 2022 to Mar 15, 2022
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.

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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