North America

North America is a varied continent, with plentiful destinations for birders, birders with cameras, and photographers. For this reason, we offer a varied range of tours covering a varied set of destinations, meaning that there is always something on offer throughout the year from our many North American offerings.

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Arizona is one of the most popular of all birding states, and so we visit several times during the year to enjoy both a birding tour and a focused photography tour utilizing the many blinds and photos spots now available there.

A Greater Roadrunner makes for the perfect shot in Arizona
A Greater Roadrunner makes for the perfect shot in Arizona (Ben Knoot)

British Columbia This beautiful part of Canada is fantastic for summertime photography of breeding species, and therefore is a natural, if lesser known, fit for the bird photographer.

California is an enormous state, and currently we are offering a fall time tour to enjoy coastal birds and seabirds by way of pelagic. MORE California tours coming soon.

Allen's Hummingbird is on the cards in California
Allen's Hummingbird is on the cards in California (Dorian Anderson)

Cape May in the Fall is famous, worldwide, as one of the greatest migration spectacles on Earth, as millions of birds move through the region, including warblers and other songbirds, but plentiful shorebirds and waterbirds too. This is the tour to appreciate just how many birds migrate through North America during this season firsthand.

Colorado in springtime means one thing, chickens! Both birders and photographers get a kick out of seeing these birds lose their inhibitions, all dressed up for spring, and dancing in full view. Therefore, we offer birding and photo tour options.

Displaying Greater Prairie-Chickens feature on our Colorado birding and photo tours
Displaying Greater Prairie-Chickens feature on our Colorado birding and photo tours (Ken Behrens)

Florida offers some of the easiest birding and photography in the United States, and so we offer a Birding with a Camera tour in spring to illustrate this, where Caribbean rarities, tropical seabirds and the endemic scrub-jay are all on offer.

Scissor-tailed Flycatchers feature in Florida
Scissor-tailed Flycatchers feature in Florida (Sam Woods)

Hawaii is a natural offering, where endemic species like nowhere else occur on US soil. An idyllic island paradise, with volcanoes along with the endemics, several tours head there each year.

Massachusetts Wintertime in Cape Cod is bursting with coastal birds, like eiders, scoters, alcids and hordes of gulls. This short, fast-paced winter getaway requires few vacation days, but offers plenty of birds.

Gorgeous Common Eider are among a host of seaducks
Gorgeous Common Eider are among a host of seaducks (Dorian Anderson)

Minnesota in winter means one thing: Owls, and we’ll got after with fervor in this short winter getaway.

Minnesota in Winter is about northern owls
Minnesota in Winter is about northern owls (Keith Barnes)

New Mexico is mouthwatering in winter for both photographers and birders, when thousands upon thousands of waterbirds descend on the state, not to mention feeders hosting all three Rosy-Finches, and loads of western desert and montane forest species. We offer both a birding and photo option there.

Come to New Mexico in Winter for sunsets and sandhills!
Come to New Mexico in Winter for sunsets and sandhills! (Sam Woods)

Puerto Rico is the Island of Enchantment, offering birders 17 endemic species only found there, this endemic chasing birding tour goes after just that. The full compliment.

South Dakota, the Black Hills and the Badlands offer not only good birds but dramatic settings in which to do this. Mount Rushmore is one such backdrop.

Our South Dakota tour offers dramatic birding backdrops!
Our South Dakota tour offers dramatic birding backdrops! (Iain Campbell)

Texas offers the Upper Texas Coast, a spring migration hotspot, as well as the Hill Country, and the Rio Grande Valley, where a taste of Mexico is available right inside the US border.

Green Jay is abundant in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas
Green Jay is abundant in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas (Iain Campbell)

THE Warbler tour is a tri-state combo tour, switching between three different states (Kentucky, Ohio and Michigan), while chasing after all of the regular, eastern spring migrant warblers (30+ species) at the peak time when they are migrating and also looking at their very best.

Our tri-state THE Warbler Tour goes after all 38 eastern warblers, including Kirtland's in Michigan
Our tri-state THE Warbler Tour goes after all 38 eastern warblers, including Kirtland's in Michigan (Iain Campbell)

Washington is one of the most underrated summer birding destinations, when wetlands host breeding ducks, the coasts have breeding seabirds and the woods are full of birdsong. This is a pull for photographers and birders alike, and so we offer 2 tour types there, one of which is focused around shooting foxes.

Yellowstone and The Tetons are a magnet for nature photographers, and this tour more than any other is about non-avian animals and photographing them too.

Wildlife photography comes to the fore in Yellowstone
Wildlife photography comes to the fore in Yellowstone (Ben Knoot)

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Destinations in the USA & Canada:

Birding Tours:

Alaska
Arizona
California
Colorado
Hawaii
Massachusetts
Minnesota in Winter
New Jersey: Cape May
New Mexico
Puerto Rico
South Dakota
Texas

Birding With A Camera Tours®:
Alaska Birding with a Camera®
Florida Birding with a Camera®
South Texas Birding with a Camera®
Washington Birding with a Camera®

Photo Tours:
Alaska Photo Tour
Arizona Photo Tour
British Columbia Photo Tour
Colorado Photo Tour
Florida Photo Tour
New Mexico Photo Workshop
Washington Photo Workshop
Yellowstone and the Tetons Photo Tour

 

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)