Birding Tours

Canada & USA

Northern Pygmy-Owl (c) Chris Charlesworth
Jun 01, 2023 to Jun 05, 2023
Look for Sage Thrashers, Yellow-breasted Chats, Gray Flycatchers, Lewis's Woodpeckers and a host of owls on this tour.
Northern Gannet (c) Melissa Hafting 2022
Jul 09, 2023 to Jul 15, 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.
Green Jay. Salineno, Texas. 2020 (c) Chris Charlesworth
Jan 10, 2024 to Jan 19, 2024
Visit one of North America's most bird rich areas, where we hope to find Whooping Cranes, Green Jays, Plain Chachalacas, Great Kiskadees and much more!
Blue-throated Mountain-gem (c) Melissa Hafting
May 01, 2024 to May 11, 2024
Join Melissa on a tour through one of the USA's birdiest states, home to many unique species, not found elsewhere north of the Mexican border.
Steller's Eider (C) Mick Thompson
Jun 06, 2024 to Jun 17, 2024
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!

Central & South America

Plate-billed Mountain-Toucan (c) Nelson Apolo Jaramillo
Oct 26, 2023 to Nov 09, 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
King Vulture (c) Kathy Nuszdorfer
Nov 22, 2023 to Dec 02, 2023
Explore some of Costa Rica's most beautiful areas, including the breathtaking Arenal Volcano, as well as famous birding locations like La Selva and the Savegre Valley. Resplendent Quetzals, King Vultures, dozens of species of hummingbirds and gorgeous tanagers are all waiting to be seen.
Guianan Cock-of-the-rock (c) Leon Moore
Nov 07, 2024 to Nov 20, 2024
Small country nestled between Venezuela and Suriname, home to 850 different species including 45 or more Guianan shield endemics. See the bizarre Capuchinbird, as well as the Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock. Chance to see Harpy Eagle, as well as many other tropical birds, mammals and more.

Mexico & the Caribbean

Red-breasted Chat (c) Eric Antonio Martinez
Jan 20, 2024 to Jan 30, 2024
Explore Mexico's birdiest state with us, where we will look for endemics like Bridled Sparrow, Oaxaca Sparrow Rose-bellied and Orange-breasted buntings, Slaty Vireo, Collared Towhee and much, much more.
Cuban Trogon
Mar 13, 2024 to Mar 23, 2024
Visit Cuba, home to over 20 species of endemic birds such as Bee Hummingbird, Cuban Trogon, Cuban Tody, Gundlach's Hawk, Bare-legged Owl and more!


Golden-naped Barbet. Borneo. Avery Bartels (c) 2022
Mar 10, 2024 to Mar 24, 2024
Visit Borneo and let our guide, Avery Bartels, show you an array of tantalizing birds and bizarre mammals in the northern state of Sabah.

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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