Birding Tours


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.

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.
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.

Central & South America

The amazing Resplendent Quetzal. Photo: Diego Quesada
Nov 10, 2021 to Nov 20, 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

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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