Birding Tours

Canada & USA

Green Jay. Salineno, Texas. 2020 (c) Chris Charlesworth
Jan 09, 2024 to Jan 18, 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!
White-winged Crossbill (c) Chris Charlesworth
Apr 12, 2024 to Apr 14, 2024
Early spring birding, excellent for owls including N. Saw-whet Owl, Boreal Owl, W. Screech-Owl and 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!
Atlantic Puffin. Elliston, NF. (c) Chris Charlesworth 2023
Jul 01, 2024 to Jul 07, 2024
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 01, 2024 to Oct 06, 2024
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.


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.

Mexico & the Caribbean

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!

Central & South America

Chestnut-naped Antpitta (c) Chris Charlesworth
Oct 16, 2024 to Oct 30, 2024
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 and Avocet's own Chris Charlesworth
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.

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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