North America

North America is the newest of the world’s regions where we run tours. We were once reluctant to do so based on the assumption that you can do it alone, and because we preferred to concentrate on areas of the world that were difficult to visit without a good bird guide. While it is possible to do much of North America alone, we have realized that the attraction of a tour is not just the simplicity and ease of getting lots of birds; traveling with an expert guide as well as developing new friendships helps to transform trips to even familiar areas into birding adventures that you will treasure. It is about seeing lots of birds, having a ton of fun, and learning about the avifauna of this great continent.

Watching Greater Sage-Grouse display ranks up there as one of the world's top wildlife experiences
Watching Greater Sage-Grouse display ranks up there as one of the world's top wildlife experiences (Nick Athanas)

The Tropical Birding commitment to expanding birding in the USA is exemplified by our new project, the Tropical Birding Information Center in High Island, Texas. Here, in conjunction with the Houston Audubon Society, we have free professional guides stationed for the spring migration season to help both novice and old timer birders experience the magic of spring migration on the Upper Texas Coast.

The Magnolia Warbler is one of the star birds of North America
The Magnolia Warbler is one of the star birds of North America (Iain Campbell)

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Destinations in the USA & Canada:

Alaska
Colorado
The Warbler Tour
Texas

 

We also run two tours to Mexico.

Oaxaca: Birding the Heart of Mexico
The state of Oaxaca is loaded with endemics, and the setting is hard to beat. With ancient ruins, beautiful coastlines, interesting culture, and great Mexican food, this is a fascinating trip. An extension is available that targets, among other birds, Pink-headed Warbler

The Yucatán, Cozumel, and Calakmul: Birding the Mayan Empire
Imagine endless turquoise seas and ancient Mayan ruins hidden beneath dense jungle. We’ll visit a wide array of habitats, from mangrove-lined salt flats and desert scrub to lush canopy rainforest and tropical savanna.

Birding rainforest on the edge of ancient ruins is one of the highlights of tours to the Yucatan.
Birding rainforest on the edge of ancient ruins is one of the highlights of tours to the Yucatan. (Iain Campbell)