Tropical Birding Tour Schedule

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We are constantly adding new tour dates. Check back occasionally to see what’s new, or sign up for our newsletter for regular updates. You can search this table by using the search box below. For example, you can search on ECUADOR to show all Ecuador tours, or CRUISE to show all cruises, or BWC to see Birding with a Camera® Tours. You can also sort the table by clicking on the column headers. For example, if you can only travel in particular months, you can sort tours by month, or if you are looking for a short eight day tour, you can click on Trip Length.

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YearMonthRegionTour Destination/DescriptionTrip Length/Optional ExtensionsPace/DifficultyFocus
2020SeptemberNorth America - USA USA: Cape May Phenomenal Fall Migration - Cape May is rightly lauded as one of the best migration locales in the United States. It is particularly impressive in the fall, when masses of birds move through the Cape May Peninsula, including thousands of warblers, shorebirds, seabirds, and raptors. The hawkwatch is legendary at Cape May alone, and this will feature on this tour. This tour is about seeing lots and lots of migrant birds, along with a high degree of diversity of migrant birds, in one of the birdiest places in North America at this specific time. Cape May is a place that people rarely visit just the once, it is addictive. We are based in one hotel for all 6 nights.

7 daysEasy/Easybirding
2020SeptemberNorth America - USAYellowstone and the Tetons Photo Tour - Yellowstone and The Tetons are world class destinations for wildlife photographers wishing to photograph animals within dramatic landscapes. Bears, bison, birds and sheep are just some of the animals on our wishlist as we head into the awe-inspiring scenery of these parks that unsurprisingly lure people back again and again.6 daysEasy/Easyphotography
2020Sept-OctAustralasiaAUSTRALIA: Birding with a Camera® - Australia offers both lots of new birds, with a massive endemic bird list, but also easy birding and bird photography. Therefore, this is a natural choice for a destination for a "Birder with a Camera".18 daysIntense/Easybirding, photography, wildlife
2020Sept-OctAsia/AustralasiaWest Papua:
Paradise Regained
- Home of some of the World's must see birds, like Wilson's and Red Bird-of-paradise; this tour is also easier than it ever has been, with new roads and guesthouses meaning this can now be done without the need to camp.
19 days
Plus 3 day extension to Numfor and Biak islands
Moderate to Intense/Moderate to Difficultbirding
2020Sept-OctSouth AmericaSouthern ECUADOR: Birding with a Camera® - This Birding with a Camera® (BwC) tour takes in the best birding and photography sites of southern Ecuador, covering a variety of habitats from coastal wetlands to high Andean grasslands and plenty of different forested and wooded habitats in between, seeking out some of the continent’s most wanted birds, like Long-wattled Umbrellabird, El Oro Parakeet, White-tailed Jay, Rainbow Starfrontlet, Jocotoco Antpitta, and Violet-throated Metaltail, among many others.
14 days Moderate/Moderatebirding, photography
2020Sept-OctNorth America - USAFall-time California Dreamin' (USA) - This birding tour explores the best of California’s coastline and coastal mountains, where the primary focus will be to spend time looking for the specialty birds of the west coast while also racking up a huge number of migrants. Although it is not a photo tour this trip offers great photo opportunities for the casual photographer.8 daysModerate/Easybirding, mammals
2020OctoberNortheast AsiaTAIWAN: Birding with a Camera® (BwC) - A wealth of resident birds are joined by a suite of migrants on passage between Siberia and tropical Asia. Many of the birds are tame and are easily photographed, making it a dream Asian birding and bird photography destination.11 daysModerate/Easybirding, photography
2020OctoberSouth AmericaECUADOR: Relaxed Tandayapa (Safety Tours) - Based out of one lodge in, which in the center of the most revered birding area in Ecuador, this is a perfect post-covid option. The tour will be done at a relaxed pace, but will still yield a host of tanagers, toucans, hummingbirds, by having plenty of time in a place that deserves as long as you can give it!13 days Relaxed/Moderatebirding
2020OctoberAustralasiaAustralia's Top End - This trip is designed for people who want to see cool birds in a very special landscape unlike any other in the world. Highlights will include a multitude of pittas, parrots, and pigeons, in brick-red deserts, monsoon forests, and sandstone canyons.9 days; can be combined with Eastern AUSTRALIAModerate/Moderatebirding, photography, culture
2020OctoberSouthern AfricaSOUTH AFRICA Photo Tour - This tour visits an array of fascinating photographic sites from the bird rich areas and blooms of the Western Cape, to the mammal-packed park of Kruger. The tour offer stunning possibilities to photograph endemic birds, vibrant Cape blooms, big game, and magnificent scenery15 days plus optional 4-day big cat extensionModerate/Easyphotography, wildlife, botany
2020OctoberSouthern Africa
SOUTH AFRICA: Quick Trip to Kruger and the Northeast
- If you are looking for a short trip to Africa, this tour can't be beat. South Africa is a spectacularly beautiful country that is rich in wildlife. We visit the Northeast, which has high-elevation grasslands, rugged and rocky escarpments, and the vast lowveld savanna of Kruger National Park, where we will see great mammals as well as birds.
10 daysModerate/Easybirding, wildlife
2020OctoberCentral AmericaCOSTA RICA: Relaxed Rancho (Safety Tours) - This post-covid tour has been designed to stay in few places, and minimize contact with others, while birding at one of the best locations in the country, Rancho Naturalista. As well as birding the foothills around the lodge, we shall also make a day trip into the highlands, with its markedly different landscapes and birds.8 daysRelaxed/Moderatebirding
2020OctoberCentral AmericaCOSTA RICA: The Introtour - This tiny Central American country has far more than its share of beautiful scenery, not to mention a rich assortment of birds unequalled by any other country its size. This short tour takes in the top birding spots in comfort and style.11 daysModerate/Moderatebirding
2020OctoberSouth AmericaECUADOR: A Taste of Tandayapa (Safety Tours) - Based out of one lodge in, which in the center of the most revered birding area in Ecuador, this is a perfect post-covid option. The tour will be done at a relaxed pace, but will pick up plenty of Andean birds and good food at this special place!7 days Relaxed/Moderatebirding
2020Oct-NovSoutheast AsiaBORNEO: Birding with a Camera® (BwC) - Borneo is a nature photographer's dream; a large island with steamy jungles and waterways which play host to some of the strangest creatures on Earth. This amazing birding and nature photography tour offers great chances to photograph some of Borneo's most distinctive creatures, from Rhinoceros Hornbills to Proboscis Monkeys and Orangutans.13 days plus optional 6-day extension to Peninuslar MalaysiaModerate/Moderatebirding, photography, wlidlife
2020Oct-NovAustralasiaEastern AUSTRALIA: From Top to Bottom - With 238 species, Australia has more endemic birds than any other country, and nearly all of the remaining 500 species are likely to be new to first time visitors. Our tour that takes in the absolute best of the east from top to bottom.20 daysIntense/Easybirding, wildlife
2020Oct-NovSouth AmericaPERU Photo Tour - Peru is one of the top megadiversity countries in the World, and this extends to the marquee group of hummingbirds. Many species, including the spectacular Marvelous Spatuletail, which are not possible elsewhere will be photographed on this tour while staying in the best birding lodges in the region.12 days plus optional 6-day extension to Cusco and Machu PicchuEasy/Moderatephotography, scenery, culture
2020NovemberAfrica - MadagascarMADAGASCAR: The Eighth Continent - Madagascar's flora and fauna are so different from anywhere else on Earth that it is often referred to as the eighth continent; five bird families and 120 species are found no where else in the world.17 days plus optional 5-day Western Endemics extension, 4-day Helmet Vanga extensionModerate/Moderatebirding, wildlife
2020NovemberAfrica - MadagascarNorthern MADAGASCAR and the COMOROS - Northern Madagascar and the Comoros hold some very rarely seen and incredibly cool birds. We go after them in this tour that travels way off the beaten path looking for incredibly rare birds like Madagascar Pochard, Red Owl, Madagascar Serpent-Eagle, Sakalava Rail, 4 beautiful scops-owls, Comoro Olive Pigeon, and Humblot’s Flycatcher.12 daysModerate/Moderatebirding, bird photography
2020NovemberEast AfricaKENYA: The Coolest Trip in Africa - Kenya offers Africa in a nutshell, from the flamingo-filled Rift Valley lakes to alpine Mt. Kenya, and of course the parks that make it the world's premier big mammal watching destination.17 days plus optional 7-day Eastern Kenya extensionModerate/Easybirding, wildlife
2020NovemberSouth AmericaECUADOR: The Andes Introtour - A superb introduction to the "Bird Continent." From our base in the famous Tandayapa Bird Lodge, we will visit some of the best birding sites in Northwest Ecuador, from lowland rainforest up through cool temperate cloudforest.8 days plus optional 3-day High Andes extensionModerate/Moderatebirding
2020NovemberAntarcticSubantarctic Islands: The Ultimate Pelagic - Amongst the wildest and loneliest places on Earth, these islands are the most biologically rich and important centers of endemism in the southern Ocean. 19 days (shorter cruises are also available)Moderate/Moderatebirding, wildlife, photography
2020NovemberNorth America - USANew Mexico Photo Workshop - Bosque del Apache NWR is bursting with photogenic wintering birds at this of year, making for a perfect location for a workshop to hone your skills with professional teaching and advice. Thousands of Snow Geese and cranes are often the most dramatic of the birds, and we will have plenty of time with them, as they gather in their masses to roost near sunset, and as they take off in the mornings, after sunrise.7 daysModerate/Moderatephotography, workshop
2020Nov-DecSouth AsiaINDIA: Birding with a Camera® (BwC) - An exciting tour that visits some of the most famous places in this vast, mystical country. India also offers an intoxicating mixture of awesome and photogenic birds, haunting vistas, vibrant culture, and the entrancing Tiger.15 days plus optional 6-day extension to Bandavgargh NPModerate/Moderatebirding, photography, wildlife, culture
2020Nov-DecSouthern AfricaNAMIBIA: Birding with a Camera® (BwC) - Namibia is no longer synonymous only with barren landscapes, dust and heat. The secret has been revealed, and many birders and bird photographers now covet the chance to traipse the sands, camera in hand, capturing the wealth of diversity and stark beauty this untamed wilderness has to offer.15 daysModerate/Easybirding, bird and wildlife photography
2020DecemberNorth America - USANEW MEXICO (USA): Winter Enchantment - New Mexico is an awesome winter destination, with wetlands packed with wintering birds, scenic mountains to bird in, and beautiful desert scapes too. Lots of waterfowl feature plus many southwestern songbird specialties, and also the easiest single North American site to see all three regional rosy-finch species.9 daysEasy/Moderatebirding, photography
2020DecemberEast AfricaETHIOPIA: Birding with a Camera® (BwC) - Ethiopia is one of the best countries on earth for bird photography due to the abundance and tameness of its birds. This country also holds charismatic mammals like the gelada baboon and Ethiopian wolf, and endless beautiful landscapes and fascinating people.14 daysModerate/Easybirding, bird and wildlife photography
2020DecemberEuropeSPAIN Photo Tour - This short tour offers chances to photograph some of Europe's best beasts, including Spanish Imperial Eagle, Black Vulture, Eurasian Griffon, and Iberian Ibex.9 daysModerate/Moderatebird and wildlife photography
2020DecemberCentral AmericaPANAMA: Birding with a Camera® - Panama is one of the great destinations in the American tropics; it boasts excellent accommodations, a multitude of easily accessible birding sites, with no great distances required to get to all of these. It is also perhaps underrated as a place to rack up photos while birding, with the feeders at Cerro Azul for example being truly world class.13 days Moderate/Easy-Moderatebirding, bird photography
2020DecemberSoutheast AsiaTHAILAND: Birding with a Camera® (BwC) - Thailand has become a hotspot for Asian bird photography now that many shy birds are being fed at numerous feeding stations; if the perfect picture of a Siberian Rubythroat or a strutting Mrs. Hume's Pheasant catches your fancy, this new Thailand tour could be just the trip for you! In addition to the photography, Thailand offers comfortable lodges, friendly people, and amazing cuisine, making a well-rounded travel experience that is hard to beat.12 daysModerate/Moderatebirding, bird photography
2020DecemberSouth AmericaCHILE Photo Tour - Chile is famous for its jaw-dropping scenery, hosting the most photogenic Pumas in the World and boasting the only mainland colony of King Penguins on Earth. All will be photographed on this epic photo tour.12 daysRelaxed/Easy-Moderatephotography, wildlife, pumas, landscapes
2021Jan-FebSouth AsiaSRI LANKA: Ceylon Sojourn - Nearly thirty endemics await in the teardrop of India, and an assortment of other Asian wildlife, in addition to a distinctly different experience for those who have visited India before, with an absorbing and distinctly different culture and wonderful Ceylon cuisine too.14 days plus optional 9-day South India extensionModerate/Moderatebirding, wildlife
2021JanuarySoutheast AsiaCAMBODIA: Birding the Khmer Kingdom - The expansive forests and untouched wetlands of this small country harbor some of the rarest birds and In Asia, including Giant Ibis, Great Adjutant, and recently discovered Mekong Wagtail and Cambodian Tailorbird. Cambodia is also home to the spectacular temple complex of Angkor Wat, which is visited on this tour.14 days Moderate/Moderatebirding, culture
2021JanuarySouthern AfricaSOUTH AFRICA: Fairest Cape to Kruger - This tour concentrates on the finest birding sites in South Africa. We start with the Western Cape with its numerous endemics, then move on to the world famous Kruger NP, where we will see great mammals as well as birds.17 days plus optional 7-day extension to the Drakensberg and western South Africa.Moderate/Easybirding, wildlife, botany
2021JanuaryEast AfricaETHIOPIA: Birding with Wolves - Ethiopia is fascinating country not just for its abundant and approachable birds, but also for the varied scenery, its friendly people, and its unique food. A tour here is an experience few people ever forget.19 daysModerate/Easybirding, wildlife
2021JanuaryEuropeSPAIN'S ENIGMATIC WILDLIFE: Iberian Lynx and Iberian birds - This Wildlife tour explores the best of the Iberian Peninsula, where the primary focus will be to spend time looking for Iberian Lynx and the specialty birds of the Iberian Peninsula while also racking up other birds and mammals as we go. Although it is not a photo tour this trip offers great photo opportunities for the casual photographer.7 daysEasy/Easywildlife, birding
2021JanuaryCentral AmericaGUATEMALA: Quetzals, Pink-headed Warblers, and Tikal - Guatemala offers rich biodiversity, pristine forests, and ancient ruins. We'll search for fantastic birds including Resplendant Quetzal, Horned Guan, Goldman's Warbler, Azure-rumped Tanager, Ocellated Turkey, and many more. We'll also visit the famous Mayan ruins at Tikal.13 daysModerate/Moderatebirding
2021JanuarySouth AmericaSouthern ECUADOR: Tumbesian Rarities and Highland Endemics - This tour takes in a huge diversity of habitats, from the coastal plain all the way up to the vast paramos at 13,000 ft in the Andes. We will make a special effort to see the many birds restricted to the Tumbesian region of southwest Ecuador and northwest Peru. 18 days plus optional 4-day Esmeraldas Woodstar/Pacific Coast extensionIntense/Moderatebirding
2021JanuarySouth AmericaECUADOR: The Andes Introtour - A superb introduction to the "Bird Continent." From our base in the famous Tandayapa Bird Lodge, we will visit some of the best birding sites in Northwest Ecuador, from lowland rainforest up through cool temperate cloudforest.8 days plus optional 3-day High Andes extensionModerate/Moderatebirding
2021JanuaryCentral AmericaCOSTA RICA: Macaws and more... (Safety Tours) - Macaw Lodge sits within one of the most revered birding areas in Costa Rica, the Carara region, where the bioregions of the North and South Pacific meet, making it an incredibly birdy area. By staying at this one lodge, it is a perfect for the post-covid era, and gives us access to a swathe of birds like Scarlet Macaws, trogons, toucans, kingfishers, manakins and tanagers. This is a good short break for those wishing to get away form it all, and avoid contact with others.

7 daysRelaxed/Moderatebirding
2021Jan-FebNortheast AsiaJAPAN in Winter: Birding on Ice - Japan holds several of the world's must-see birds. This tour is timed for winter, when the massive Steller's Sea-Eagles congregate on ice floes and huge numbers of cranes gather at their wintering grounds. 14 days plus optional 2-day Hokkaido-Honshu extensionModerate/Easybirding
2021Jan-FebSouth AsiaINDIA Photo Tour - India is a mystical country - culturally fascinating and wonderfully diverse in terms of habitats, scenery, and the wildlife harbored within. It is also a photographer's dream.17 daysModerate/Easyphotography
2021Jan-FebCentral AmericaCOSTA RICA: The Introtour - This tiny Central American country has far more than its share of beautiful scenery, not to mention a rich assortment of birds unequalled by any other country its size. This short tour takes in the top birding spots in comfort and style.11 daysModerate/Moderatebirding
2021Jan-FebSouth AmericaCentral COLOMBIA: Andean Endemics Paradise - Colombia boasts the longest birdlist of any country, and more than 70 of them are endemic. Many of those endemics are only found in Central Colombia, and this trip will try to see as many of them as possible by visiting a superb series of parks and reserves. This tour is now divided into two parts that can be taken separately or together8 to 19 days depending on which parts are takenModerate/Moderatebirding
2021Jan-FebSouth AmericaNorthern ECUADOR Photo Tour - Ecuador is famous for its incredible number and diversity of hummingbirds and tanagers. These will be our main targets, but there is still so much more to focus our lenses on, not to mention breathtaking Andean scenery.10 days plus optional 6-day extension to Sani Lodge in the AmazonModerate/Easyphotography, wildlife
2021Jan-FebCentral AmericaPANAMA (Safety Tours) - This short, relaxed pace, tour has been designed to cover the best birding sites in Central Panama, while keeping safe in doing so, by minimising contact with others, getting all of our food from one source, and staying at the same hotel throughout. We will cover such legendary sites as Gamboa and the pipeline road, seeking exotic tropical birds, like toucans, trogons, motmots, manakins, tanagers and hummingbirds, and are likely to see some other animals too, like monkeys and sloths. If you want a short, safe, getaway to sample a selection of tropical birds, with no long journeys required, this fits the bill perfectly.8 daysRelaxed/Easybirding, wildlife
2021FebruarySouth AmericaGUYANA - Guyana's vast rainforests are home to a brilliant array of birds restricted to northern South America including amazing cotingas like the fabulous Guianan Cock-of-the Rock, bizarre Capuchinbird, the very local Guianan Red-Cotinga, and the impressive Crimson Fruitcrow. Great parrots, antbirds, and raptors also feature heavily, with a good possibility of seeing Harpy Eagle. We will also spent several days in the Rupunini Savanna of the southwestern part of Guyana, for a very different set of species like Red Siskin, Hoary-throated Spinetail, Rio Branco Antbird, and the gorgeous Sun Parakeet.13 daysModerate/Moderatebirding, wildlife
2021FebruaryCentral AmericaPANAMA: The Best of Tropical America - This tour covers the three principal birding regions in the country, Central Panama (Pipeline Road and Gamboa), the highlands of Western Panama, and some of Eastern Panama too, in doing so giving an excellent ikntroduction to Central and South American birds, as this is at a crossroads of these regions, and also goes after four key bird families, two of which have only recently (201/9 been recognized: Sapayoa, Wrenthrush, Thrush-tanager, and Toucan Barbet (Prong-billed Barbet).14 days plus optional 5-day extension to Anton.Moderate/Moderatebirding
2021FebruaryNorth America - USAMassachusetts: Winter Carnival in Cape Cod - Winter birding in the state features legendary locations like Cape Cod, which like other sites visited are home to masses of wintering coastal birds, from ducks to alcids to raptors to songbirds, we'll pack in a an awful lot during this 5-day birding getaway.5 days Intense/Easybirding
2021FebruarySouth AmericaECUADOR: The Andes Introtour - A superb introduction to the "Bird Continent." From our base in the famous Tandayapa Bird Lodge, we will visit some of the best birding sites in Northwest Ecuador, from lowland rainforest up through cool temperate cloudforest.8 days plus optional 3-day High Andes extensionModerate/Moderatebirding
2021FebruaryNorth America - USAUSA: Minnesota in Winter - Venturing to Minnesota in the heart of the winter months might seem downright crazy to some folks, but when you consider the number of owls, boreal forest specialists, and possible Arctic vagrants that await, it suddenly doesn’t seem nearly as cold. Plus, winter in the "Great White North" has an especially tranquil and invigorating feel, as the landscape is made anew with each passing blanket of snow. Our tour to Minnesota is designed to find as many of these species as possible.6 daysModerate/Easy to Moderate
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2021FebruaryNorth America - USAPUERTO RICO: Enchanted Island Endemics - The island of Puerto Rico may be part of the United States, but is very different in birdlife, being located in the endemic-rich Caribbean. It has 17 species only found on the island, and among them are representatives of three specialty Caribbean bird families, the Todies, Spindalises, and Puerto Rican Tanager. While getting there for US citizens may feel like a domestic journey, it will not feel like a domestic bird tour once you touch down on this tropical island!6 daysEasy/Easybirding
2021Feb-MarSouth AsiaSRI LANKA Photo Tour - Sri Lanka is underrated as a photo tour destination; however, it boasts more than 30 species only found there, (some of which like the Sri Lanka Junglefowl are readily photographed), and it also has game parks to offer close up mammals and birds in open country.14 daysEasy/Moderatephotography, birding, wildlife
2021Feb-MarSoutheast AsiaTHAILAND: Mystical Asia - This tour explores the parks of North and Central Thailand, looking for massive hornbills, spectacular broadbills, stunning pittas, and a host of other Asian denizens.17 days plus optional 6-day extension to the Thai PeninsulaModerate/Moderatebirding
2021Feb-MarCentral AmericaCOSTA RICA: The Introtour - This tiny Central American country has far more than its share of beautiful scenery, not to mention a rich assortment of birds unequalled by any other country its size. This short tour takes in the top birding spots in comfort and style.11 daysModerate/Moderatebirding
2021Feb-MarCentral AmericaCOSTA RICA Photo Tour - A system of superb lodges, fantastic feeder set ups, and an excellent network of exciting protected areas, make this a must-do destination for both the budding or experienced wildlife photographer.15 daysRelaxed/Easybird and wildlife photography
2021Feb-MarNorth America - MexicoMexico: The Yucatán, Cozumel, and Calakmul - 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.10 daysModerate/Moderatebirding, culture
2021MarchSoutheast AsiaSouthern Vietnam: Birding with a Camera®: Da Lat Endemics & Indochinese Specialties - Vietnam is a travel delight and with many new bird blinds, also a mecca for people interested in seeing and photographing some of Southeast Asia’s most mystical bird species. This amazing BwC tour offers great chances to photograph some of Asia's most incredible creatures.10 days plus optional 8-day extension to Central and Northern VietnamModerate/Easy to moderatebirding, bird photography
2021MarchCentral AmericaBELIZE: Birding with a Camera® (BwC) - This tiny country, within a few hours of the US, boasts a birdlist of 600 species. In just a week's relaxed birding we will cover three premier birding sites in the country, and see and photograph a range of classic tropical bird groups, like toucans, trogons, motmots and tanagers, while picking up a handful of regional specialties too.9 daysRelaxed/Easybirding, bird photography
2021MarchOceaniaHAWAII: Spectacular Volcanic Landscapes and Endangered Island Endemics
- Hawaii is an archipelago in the United States that holds a discrete set (44) of endemic species/subspecies, in addition to many other species that can only be found here in the ABA area. Since 2017, Hawaii has been considered as a part of the ABA area, opening up Hawaii to a whole new suite of birders. Endemic birds, local ABA birds, all among devastatingly beautiful volcanic landscapes.
9 DaysModerate/Moderatebirding
2021MarchCentral AmericaCOSTA RICA: Birding with a Camera® (BwC) - Costa Rica is a birder’s paradise packed with many excellent sites. This tour has a similar length as our Costa Rica Introtour (Birding Tour), with a different itinerary to increase the number of bird species photographed while still amassing a respectable list of birds seen. This is a superb, short BwC Tour with plentiful photo opportunities every day.12 daysModerate/Moderatebirding, photography
2021MarchSouth AmericaNorthern COLOMBIA: The Santa Marta Mountains and the Caribbean - An easy, yet endemic-filled introduction to a very safe part of Columbia. This short tour offers the chance to see almost all of the Santa Marta endemics as well as numerous dry Caribbean specialties. 9 daysModerate/Easybirding
2021MarchSouth AmericaEastern ECUADOR: High Andes to Vast Amazon - A tour to one of the most biodiverse areas on the planet. We cover everything from the fantastic rainforests of the Amazon basin all the way up to the windswept paramo of the high Andes.15 daysModerate/Moderatebirding, wildlife
2021MarchNorth America - MexicoOAXACA: 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 to Chiapas is also available.11 days plus optional 6-day extension to the Isthmus of MexicoModerate/Moderatebirding
2021Mar-AprNorth AfricaMarvelous Morocco: North Africa in a Nutshell - This short tour of Morocco combines the Atlas Mountains with the stony desert and Atlantic Coast for a great overview of the very best of North Africa. 9 days; links with Southern SpainModerate/Easybirding
2021Mar-AprSouth AsiaBHUTAN: Land of the Thunder Dragon - The wild and beautiful kingdom of Bhutan offers birders a unique chance to experience vast, untouched tracts of Himalayan forest, home to some truly spectacular birds like Himalayan Monal and Satyr Tragopan.21 days plus optional 5-day extension to Kaziranga, India and 2 day cultural extensionModerate/Easybirding, culture
2021AprilEast AfricaTANZANIA: Birding Among the Beasts - An incredible safari absorbing all the raptures northern Tanzania has to offer, from the gorgeous coastline and reefs of Pemba Island to the snow-capped Kilimanjaro and the Wildebeest-studded plains of Ngorongoro and the Serengeti.13 days plus optional 10-day extension to the Usambaras and Pemba IslandModerate/Easybirding, wildlife
2021Apr-MayAustralasia - AsiaWestern Pacific Odyssey - This absorbing cruise starts in Tauranga, in northern New Zealand, and works its way north to Japan, stopping en route at many islands, including New Caledonia, the Solomons, and the Carolines. Expect to see both a slew of seabirds on the oceanic crossings and many endemic landbirds confined to these remote islands.31 daysRelaxed/Easybirding, wildlife
2021AprilEuropeSouthern Spain: The Europe Introtour - This week-long tour covers arguably the best two birding areas in Spain: Extremadura where Great Bustards display at this time of year; and Doñana National Park, often touted as one of the most important natural areas in the country.9 days; can be linked with Northern Spain and/or MoroccoRelaxed/Easybirding
2021AprilNorth America - USACOLORADO: Chasing Chickens - This tour covers all four corners of Colorado, the "chicken state", along with a quick foray into Kansas. Our focus will be on visiting the display grounds of the chickens that rightly make the region famous, but also targeting the many mountain species in this wonderfully diverse area.11 daysModerate/Intensebirding
2021AprilSoutheast AsiaBORNEO: Clouded Dreams and Other Nocturnal Mammals - This Enigmatic Wildlife Tour (EWT) focuses on the wild nocturnal animals of Borneo. We will also have time for daytime exploration, but for the most part we will be delving into a world few spend a lot of time in, the night. We hope for an encounter with Clouded Leopard, but this is the world’s hardest big cat to see. Whether or not we are successful, we will find many other superb animals on this unique and spectacular tour.15 daysModerate/Easywildlife
2021AprilNorth America - USACOLORADO Photo Tour - Our focus will be on spending long photo shoots at the display grounds of Colorado's famous grouse and prairie-chickens, while also visiting some excellent feeders for photo sessions with mountain songbirds, as well as spending time shooting a variety of photogenic prairie species on the plains.8 daysModerate/Easyphotography
2021AprilNorth America - USAFLORIDA Birding with a Camera® - This classic Florida tour covers breeding birds of the pine woods, masses of photographable wetland birds, and also the local birds of The Keys and the breeding seabirds of the Dry Tortugas.9 daysModerate/Easybirding, photography
2021AprilNorth America - USATEXAS: Upper Texas Coast & Hill Country - The Upper Texas Coast is one of the best places to be during spring migration. The iconic coastal woodlots of High Island act as critical stop over sites for plentiful migrant warblers, orioles, vireos, and buntings, among others, while the surrounding marshes and coastal lowlands are also packed with birds at this time. Tidal flats are carpeted with shorebirds, and a rookery hosts displaying egrets and bright pink nesting spoonbills during this peak season. A short add on to the very different Hill Country offers up the gorgeous Golden-cheeked Warbler, Black-capped Vireo, and a taste of southern Texas with Green Jay and Great Kiskadee too.6 daysModerate/Easybirding
2021Apr-MayNortheast AsiaTAIWAN: Formosan Endemics - The mountainous island of Taiwan has a host of fascinating endemic species, and this tour aims to see them all.10 days plus optional 6 day Matsu Migration extensionModerate/Easybirding
2021Apr-MaySouth AsiaNortheast INDIA: Rare Birds and Mammals of the Himalayas - The grassy plains and Himalayan forests of Northeast India are home to some of the most highly desired birds in all of Asia. Even experienced birders who have visited Asian multiple times before get plenty of lifers on this trip.13 days plus optional 7-day extension to the Mishmi HillsIntense/Moderate to difficultbirding, wildlife
2021MayNorth America - USAWASHINGTON Photo Workshop - This photo tour takes the form of a photography workshop, where the primary focus will be to spend long period shooting Red Foxes at a known den. There will be a small amount of bird photography away from this too. This tour includes a high element of teaching techniques to improve your personal photography.6 daysEasy/Easyfox photography, workshop
2021MayNorth America - USAThe Warbler Tour: Three states, 38 warblers! - This tour offers a chance to see every single eastern North American warbler, while visiting the migration Meccas of Magee Marsh and Tawas Point, but also taking in scenic locales for breeding southern warblers, like Shawnee State Forest in Ohio and Red River Gorge in Kentucky.12 daysModerate/Easybirding
2021May-JuneNortheast AsiaClassic CHINA: Sichuan and the Tibetan Plateau - Central China is a hotspot for endemism and this tour will see most of the regional specialties. Not only the birds will enthrall you; this area is also rich in culture and scenery, not to mention great food!14 daysModerate/Moderatebirding
2021May-JuneNorth America - USAWASHINGTON Birding with a Camera® (BwC) - While the landscapes of the “evergreen state” are legendary, (and will be at the forefront of everything we do), it is massively underrated as a bird photography destination. In this season, sea ducks ride the waves, pelagic birds occupy the harbors, and an abundance of songbirds occupy the myriad habitats, from coastal forests to highland pine woodlands and sagebrush flats; all will offer plentiful birds and multiple photographic opportunities. 10 daysEasy-Moderate/Easy-Moderatebirding, photography
2021May-JuneEuropeICELAND: Birding and Whale Watching in the Land of Fire and Ice On this week-long tour, we’ll sample the best birding and photography that this unique Nordic country has to offer. Highlights will include Barrow’s Goldeneye, Harlequin Duck, lots of breeding shorebirds, comical Atlantic Puffins, a range of other alcids, and thousands of gulls and Northern Fulmars, as well as some truly breathtaking scenery.7 daysModerate/Easybirding, whale watching, natural wonders
2021JuneCentral AsiaMONGOLIA's Engimatic Wildlife - Mongolia has some amazing high-profile birds, incredible mammals, scenery and culture. This tour is a comprehensive package to see the best the country has to offer.17 days plus optional 4-day extension to Hustai NPModerate/Moderatebirding, wildlife
2021JuneNorth America - USAALASKA: Birding Tours, Birding with a Camera® Tours, and Photo Tours - With stunning scenery and terrific up-close sightings of arctic birds and wildlife, Alaska in spring is a truly unforgettable experience. An optional extension to the Pribilofs is also available.14 days plus optional 4 day extension to St. PaulModerate/Easy-Moderatebirding, wildlife, photography
2021JuneNorth America - USASOUTH DAKOTA: The Black Hills and the Badlands - South Dakota is the perfect place to run a tour, while being at a single place within this Post-Covid era. While being based out of one hotel throughout, we will be within driving distance to cover the Black Hills National Forest, the dramatic Badlands National Park, and also within striking distance of good prairie in the north of the state. Incredible scenery, a good shot at seeing mammals like bison, elk, prairie-dogs, and pronghorn sheep, along with impressive birds like American Dipper, Red-naped Sapsucker, and Baird's Sparrow all being on the cards.8 daysModerate/Easybirding, wildlife, landscapes
2021JuneEuropeSCOTLAND and IRELAND: Caledonian Highlands, The Hebrides and the Emerald Isle - Scotland and Ireland offer some great birding among idyllic castle-strewn lands. From forest to shore, mountain to loch, whiskey to Guinness, we’ll bird our way through the land of the Celts 7 days plus 5 day extension to IrelandEasy/Moderatebirding, history, culture
2021JuneEuropeICELAND: Birding with a Camera® On this week-long tour, we’ll sample the best birding and photography that this unique Nordic country has to offer. Highlights will include Barrow’s Goldeneye, Harlequin Duck, lots of breeding shorebirds, comical Atlantic Puffins, a range of other alcids, and thousands of gulls and Northern Fulmars, as well as some truly breathtaking scenery.8 daysModerate/Easybirding, bird photography, landscape photography
2021JuneEast AfricaUGANDA & RWANDA: Shoebills and Albertine Rift Endemics - Despite being small and land-locked, Uganda supports more than 1000 species, which has earned this country its deserved reputation as a "birder’s Eden". This tour explores papyrus swamps around Lake Victoria, the mountains of the Albertine Rift, the lower-elevation Congolese rainforests, and more stereotypically "African" savanna. An extension to Rwanda offers a great chance to see Mountain Gorilla. 18 days plus optional 7 day extension to RwandaIntense/Moderatebirding, wildlife
2021JuneSoutheast AsiaBORNEO: Broadbills, Bristleheads, and Mount Kinabalu - We shall explore Borneo's most pristine forests searching out many of the jungle island's most sought after endemic birds, along with other unforgettable animals like Orang-utan and Proboscis Monkey.14 days plus optional 7-day extension to Sarawak; links up with Malaysia: The PeninsulaModerate/Moderatebirding, wildlife
2021JuneSouth AmericaBRAZIL: The Pantanal and Amazon - The Pantanal is a wildlife extravaganza unrivaled anywhere else in South America. We combine it with a visit the megadiverse Amazonian rainforest.15 days; can be combined with BRAZIL: Atlantic Forest HighlightsModerate/Easybirding, wildlife, jaguars
2021JuneSouth AmericaECUADOR: The Andes Introtour - A superb introduction to the "Bird Continent." From our base in the famous Tandayapa Bird Lodge, we will visit some of the best birding sites in Northwest Ecuador, from lowland rainforest up through cool temperate cloudforest.8 days plus optional 3-day High Andes extensionModerate/Moderatebirding
2021JuneSouth America ECUADOR:
Amazing Amazon (Safety Tours)
- A good lodge in the Amazon is the perfect place to minimize contact with others in this Post-Covid era, while enjoying a fantastic birding trip. Sani Lodge is in a remote location, but remains well connected with the wider world with Internet whilst staying there, when we should encounter a bounty of Amazon birds. Five nights will not seem like enough, while watching birds like trogons, antbirds, toucans, tanagers, hoatzins, anis, or roosting nightbirds such as owls and potoos. We will take in canopy towers, canoe rides, river islands, parrot licks, and forest trails while staying in this premier Amazon lodge.

8 daysModerate/Moderatebirding,wildlife
2021Jun-JulSoutheast AsiaMALAYSIA: The Asia Introtour - Southeast Asia is distinct from the rest of the continent; visits to the coastal plain, lowland jungles and hill forests will ensure a great selection of gaudy Asian birds like trogons, pittas, ioras, pheasants and plenty more.8 days; can be combined with BORNEOModerate/Moderatebirding
2021Jun-JulAsia/AustralasiaWest Papua:
Paradise Regained
- Home of some of the World's must see birds, like Wilson's and Red Bird-of-paradise; this tour is also easier than it ever has been, with new roads and guesthouses meaning this can now be done without the need to camp.
19 days
Plus 3 day extension to Numfor and Biak islands
Moderate to Intense/Moderate to Difficultbirding
2021Jun-JulNorth America - CanadaBRITISH COLUMBIA PHOTO TOUR -British Columbia is bursting with breeding birds in this season, with both waterbirds and songbirds aplenty, in this jaw-droppingly scenic Canadian state. Wetlands and an abundance of breeding ducks are a particular focus on this tour.11 daysEasy-Moderate/Easy-Moderatephotography
2021Jun-JulSouth AmericaBRAZIL: Atlantic Forest Highlights - The Atlantic Forest region of Southeast Brazil is jam packed full of amazingly colorful and confiding endemic birds species. This short tour can be either an easy add-on to our Pantanal-Amazon trip, or a superb week-long getaway for people who can only get a way for short periods of time.8 days; can be combined with BRAZIL: The Pantanal and AmazonModerate/Moderatebirding
2021JulyAsia/AustralasiaWest Papua:
Paradise Regained
- Home of some of the World's must see birds, like Wilson's and Red Bird-of-paradise; this tour is also easier than it ever has been, with new roads and guesthouses meaning this can now be done without the need to camp.
19 days
Plus 3 day extension to Numfor and Biak islands
Moderate to Intense/Moderate to Difficultbirding
2021JulyAustralasiaThe Rest of PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Huon Peninsula and Milne Bay - This adventurous tour visits the remote Huon Peninsula for rarely-seen birds like Emperor Bird-of-paradise, Huon Astrapia, and Wahne’s Parotia as well as the the islands of Milne Bay, home to the amazing Goldie’s Bird-of-paradise and odd Curl-crested Manucode.11 days plus optional 6-day extension to New BritainModerate/Moderatebirding, wildlife
2021JulyNorth America - USAWASHINGTON Birding with a Camera® (BwC) - While the landscapes of the “evergreen state” are legendary, (and will be at the forefront of everything we do), it is massively underrated as a bird photography destination. In this season, sea ducks ride the waves, pelagic birds occupy the harbors, and an abundance of songbirds occupy the myriad habitats, from coastal forests to highland pine woodlands and sagebrush flats; all will offer plentiful birds and multiple photographic opportunities. 9 daysEasy-Moderate/Easy-Moderatebirding, photography
2021JulyCentral AmericaCOSTA RICA: The Introtour - This tiny Central American country has far more than its share of beautiful scenery, not to mention a rich assortment of birds unequalled by any other country its size. This short tour takes in the top birding spots in comfort and style.11 daysModerate/Moderatebirding
2021JulySouth AmericaABA ECUADOR Birding Bash - The American Birding Association, in partnership with Tropical Birding Tours, invites you to join the ABA Ecuador Birding Bash. Ecuador is at the center of diversity on the "bird continent" of South America. If you like lots of hummingbirds and tanagers, with toucans, trogons and a whole world of other South American birds thrown in too, this trip is for you. Extensions cover the Galapagos, the eastern part of the country (including the Amazon), and the south too. There will be separate groups for birders, bird photographers, and those who enjoy some of both (Birding with a Camera®)10 days with variety of pre- and post-Bash extensions availableModerate/Moderatebirding, bird photography
2021JulySouth AmericaGalapagos ABA Cruise - The Galapagos Islands, off of the coast of Ecuador, are a birder’s and nature photographer’s dream; utterly tame animals and birds along with dramatic scenery make this a joy for all. This cruise allows not only a healthy number of endemic birds to be seen, but many of the most famous of the archipelago's other residents, like Giant Tortoises, Galapagos Sea-Lion, Blue-footed Booby, Waved Albatross, and frigatebirds.9 days; links up with the ABA Ecuador Birding BashRelaxed/easybirding, photography, wildlife, snorkeling
2021Jul-AugNorth AmericaArizona Photo Tour: Monsoon Wings of Southeast Arizona - Southeast Arizona is an excellent bird photography destination year round, but is arguably at its absolute best in the monsoon season, when a burst of new plant life, brings a burst of new birdlife. Arizona is the hummingbird capital of North America, and hummingbirds are particularly good in this season, with the best variety typically present at this time. This tour includes a healthy dose of good feeder set ups, with on the fly photography in the canyons for regional specialties, such as trogons and warblers.10 daysEasy-Moderate/Easy-Moderatephotography
2021AugustAsia/AustralasiaWest Papua:
Paradise Regained
- Home of some of the World's must see birds, like Wilson's and Red Bird-of-paradise; this tour is also easier than it ever has been, with new roads and guesthouses meaning this can now be done without the need to camp.
19 days
Plus 3 day extension to Numfor and Biak islands
Moderate to Intense/Moderate to Difficultbirding
2021AugustSoutheast AsiaINDONESIA: Sulawesi & Halmahera - Sulawesi is a treasure trove for birders. In addition to the characteristic Oriental families, unfamiliar birds typical of Australasia abound, including 60 endemics.21 daysIntense/Moderate (difficult on 3 days)birding
2021AugustSouth AmericaBRAZIL: Pantanal Photo Tour - Aim your lens at the amazing wildlife spectacle of the Pantanal, where birds are everywhere you look and we even have a good chance at a Jaguar; this photo tour offers the best shots in Brazil.11 daysRelaxed/Easywildlife photography
2021AugustSouth AmericaSoutheast BRAZIL: Birding with a Camera® (BwC) -The Atlantic Rainforest is home to some of the most colorful and spectacular birds in all of South America, and many of the best are found only in Southeast Brazil. Birders come from all over the world to enjoy the spectacle. If you are photographer, don’t let the word “forest” scare you! The bird photography in this region is surprisingly good; birds are often very approachable and even normally tough families like antbirds are well within the reach of an amateur photographer.13 daysModerate/Moderatebirding, bird photography
2021AugustSouth AmericaECUADOR: The Andes Introtour - A superb introduction to the "Bird Continent." From our base in the famous Tandayapa Bird Lodge, we will visit some of the best birding sites in Northwest Ecuador, from lowland rainforest up through cool temperate cloudforest.8 days plus optional 3-day High Andes extensionModerate/Moderatebirding
2021AugustSouth AmericaNorthern ECUADOR Photo Tour - Ecuador is famous for its incredible number and diversity of hummingbirds and tanagers. These will be our main targets, but there is still so much more to focus our lenses on, not to mention breathtaking Andean scenery.10 days plus optional 6-day extension to Sani Lodge in the AmazonModerate/Easyphotography, wildlife
2021AugustNorth AmericaSoutheast Arizona:Hopping the Sky Islands - Southeast Arizona is so highly esteemed amongst US birders that few visit there just the once. A combination of deserts interspersed with low mountains, creates sky islands, and extraordinarily high diversity; Arizona has one of the highest bird lists in all of the US. Birds like Elegant Trogon, Montezuma Quail, and Violet-crowned Hummingbird, make this a must-see birding destination10 daysModerate/Moderatebirding
2021Aug-SeptSouthern AfricaANGOLA: Africa’s Wonderful Wild West
- Angola is one of Africa’s wildest remaining countries. It has habitats ranging from the arid-desert Namib to Congolese rainforests, but we will spend most of our time on the fascinating Angola escarpment which holds more than 30 endemic and near-endemic specialty birds that are essentially restricted to this beautiful rugged country.
18 daysIntense/Easy-moderatebirding
2021AugustEast AfricaKENYA: Birding with a Camera® (BwC) - Kenya is famed for its wildlife, and it is full of incredible photographic opportunities and subjects. This trip is designed to be short and affordable, attainable for people whose vacation time or budget wouldn’t normally allow them to get to Africa.9 daysModerate/Easyphotography, wildlife, birding
2021Aug-SepSouth AmericaPERU: Manu and Machu Picchu - Manu National Park is one of the most pristine wilderness areas in the world. We will stay in good lodges and search for many of the 1000+ bird species found here. We won't neglect to visit the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu ruins.18 daysModerate/Moderatebirding, wildlife, culture
2021Aug-SepSouth AmericaECUADOR: A Taste of Tandayapa (Safety Tours) - Based out of one lodge in, which in the center of the most revered birding area in Ecuador, this is a perfect post-covid option. The tour will be done at a relaxed pace, but will pick up plenty of Andean birds and good food at this special place!7 days Relaxed/Moderatebirding
2021SeptemberAustralasia/PacificThe Best of Melanesia and Polynesia – New Caledonia, Fiji, Vanuatu, and Samoa - A birding tour focusing on the local specialties of these endemic-rich islands. If time permits and there is interest, some snorkeling is available at many of the hotels we stay at for those interested. This will not interfere with the birding however which remains the priority on this trip.14 days plus optional extensions to Vanuatu and SamoaModerate/Easybirding
2021SeptemberSoutheast AsiaINDONESIA: Lesser Sundas - The Lesser Sundas is a treasure trove for birders. In addition to the characteristic Oriental families, unfamiliar birds typical of Australasia abound, including over 60 endemics.20 days plus optional 6 day extension to Bali and JavaModerate+/Moderatebirding, wildlife
2021SeptemberSouthern AfricaSOUTH AFRICA: Fairest Cape to Kruger - This tour concentrates on the finest birding sites in South Africa. We start with the Western Cape with its numerous endemics, then move on to the world famous Kruger NP, where we will see great mammals as well as birds.17 days plus optional 7-day extension to the Drakensberg and western South Africa.Moderate/Easybirding, wildlife, botany
2021SeptemberSouthern AfricaNAMIBIA & BOTSWANA: The Living Desert to the Okavango - Namibia is a large and diverse country, but lightly populated and with superb infrastructure. We explore a variety of habitats from coastal dunes and rocky escarpments to the fabulous Etosha National Park. We shall also visit neighboring Botswana, where the Okavango Delta offers terrific wetland birding.16 daysModerate/Easybirding, wildlife
2021SeptemberSouthern AfricaSOUTH AFRICA Enigmatic Wildlife: Wild Nights Out - This Enigmatic Wildlife Tour (EWT) focuses on the wild diurnal and nocturnal animals of South Africa. Mammals, herps, birds, and flowers will all be targets of this amazing tour that traverses one of the world’s great biodiversity zones.14 days plus optional pre- and post-tour extensions.Moderate to intense/Easywildlife of all kinds
2021Sept-OctSouth AmericaSouthern ECUADOR Photo Tour - While off the beaten track for most hardcore bird photographers, Southern Ecuador offers a fantastic variety of birds including dazzling hummingbirds, handsome antpittas, colorful tanagers, outrageous umbrellabirds, and many more. The tour also features a superb series of eco-lodges with feeders and great scenery.13 days; this tour links up with the Northern Ecuador Photo TourModerate/Moderatebird photography
2021Sept-OctAustralasiaAUSTRALIA Photo Tour - A bird and nature photography trip cherry-picking the very best places in Oz for photography.16 daysModerate/Easywildlife photography
2021SeptemberSouth AmericaNorthern ECUADOR:
Birding with a Camera® (BwC)
- Ecuador is world famous for its amazing number or variety of birds. This BwC tour visits renowned birding sites that are also terrific for bird photography. There will be feeders at nearly every place we visit, though we will not limit ourselves to just those, as we will also bird along dirt roads, easy trails, and even a canopy tower, to see large numbers of species, and try to photograph as many of them as possible. The "jewels of the Andes", the hummingbirds and tanagers, will feature heavily, and we are sure to enjoy numerous other delectable species.

9 daysModerate/Easybirding, bird photography
2021SeptemberSouth AmericaSouthern ECUADOR: Birding with a Camera® - This Birding with a Camera® (BwC) tour takes in the best birding and photography sites of southern Ecuador, covering a variety of habitats from coastal wetlands to high Andean grasslands and plenty of different forested and wooded habitats in between, seeking out some of the continent’s most wanted birds, like Long-wattled Umbrellabird, El Oro Parakeet, White-tailed Jay, Rainbow Starfrontlet, Jocotoco Antpitta, and Violet-throated Metaltail, among many others.
14 days Moderate/Moderatebirding, photography
2021SeptemberSouth AmericaPERU: Manu and Machu Picchu - Manu National Park is one of the most pristine wilderness areas in the world. We will stay in good lodges and search for many of the 1000+ bird species found here. We won't neglect to visit the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu ruins.18 daysModerate/Moderatebirding, wildlife, culture
2021SeptemberSouth AmericaNorthern PERU: Across the Marañon Canyon - This tour targets the numerous endemic of Northern Peru including the incomparable Marvelous Spatuletail. We'll visit the dry Tumbesian zone, the rich forests of Abra Patricia, and the spectacular Marañon Canyon.17 daysIntense/Moderatebirding
2021SeptemberAustralasiaAUSTRALIA Chilled Tour - Australia is a massive draw to birders and photographers, as not only does it offer hundreds of new birds for first-timers to the continent, it is also characterized by easy birding and photography. This more-relaxed tour targets some rare species as well as the run-of-the-mill Australian endemics (of which there are many!)19 daysChilled/Easybirding, wildlife, photography
2021SeptemberNorth America - USA USA: Cape May Phenomenal Fall Migration - Cape May is rightly lauded as one of the best migration locales in the United States. It is particularly impressive in the fall, when masses of birds move through the Cape May Peninsula, including thousands of warblers, shorebirds, seabirds, and raptors. The hawkwatch is legendary at Cape May alone, and this will feature on this tour. This tour is about seeing lots and lots of migrant birds, along with a high degree of diversity of migrant birds, in one of the birdiest places in North America at this specific time. Cape May is a place that people rarely visit just the once, it is addictive. We are based in one hotel for all 6 nights.

7 daysEasy/Easybirding
2021SeptemberNorth America - USAYellowstone and the Tetons Photo Tour - Yellowstone and The Tetons are world class destinations for wildlife photographers wishing to photograph animals within dramatic landscapes. Bears, bison, birds and sheep are just some of the animals on our wishlist as we head into the awe-inspiring scenery of these parks that unsurprisingly lure people back again and again.6 daysEasy/Easyphotography
2021Sept-OctAustralasiaAUSTRALIA: Birding with a Camera® - Australia offers both lots of new birds, with a massive endemic bird list, but also easy birding and bird photography. Therefore, this is a natural choice for a destination for a "Birder with a Camera".18 daysIntense/Easybirding, photography, wildlife
2021Sept-OctNorth America - USAALASKA in Fall - Alaska in fall is alive with migration, and a hotspot for rarities from the Far East. St. Paul Island is a famed stopping point for these, while Barrow plays host to hundreds or even thousands of Ross's Gulls passing through at this time.6 days plus optional 4 day extension to BarrowModerate/Moderatebirding
2021OctoberOceaniaHAWAII: Spectacular Volcanic Landscapes and Endangered Island Endemics
- Hawaii is an archipelago in the United States that holds a discrete set (44) of endemic species/subspecies, in addition to many other species that can only be found here in the ABA area. Since 2017, Hawaii has been considered as a part of the ABA area, opening up Hawaii to a whole new suite of birders. Endemic birds, local ABA birds, all among devastatingly beautiful volcanic landscapes.
9 DaysModerate/Moderatebirding
2021OctoberSouth America ECUADOR:
East Andean Foothills (Safety Tours)
- Ecuador is one of the most diverse countries on Earth, and the Andes there are an exceptional birding area. This tour stays at just one lodge in the foothills that is rich in hummingbirds and tanagers in particular, making it a perfect Post-Covid tour, minimising contact with others while seeing a great many spectacular birds.

7 daysModerate/Moderatebirding
2021OctoberSouth America ECUADOR:
Amazing Amazon (Safety Tours)
- A good lodge in the Amazon is the perfect place to minimize contact with others in this Post-Covid era, while enjoying a fantastic birding trip. Sani Lodge is in a remote location, but remains well connected with the wider world with Internet whilst staying there, when we should encounter a bounty of Amazon birds. Five nights will not seem like enough, while watching birds like trogons, antbirds, toucans, tanagers, hoatzins, anis, or roosting nightbirds such as owls and potoos. We will take in canopy towers, canoe rides, river islands, parrot licks, and forest trails while staying in this premier Amazon lodge.

8 daysModerate/Moderatebirding,wildlife
2021OctoberSouthern AfricaNAMIBIA: Birding with a Camera® (BwC) - Namibia is no longer synonymous only with barren landscapes, dust and heat. The secret has been revealed, and many birders and bird photographers now covet the chance to traipse the sands, camera in hand, capturing the wealth of diversity and stark beauty this untamed wilderness has to offer.15 daysModerate/Easybirding, bird and wildlife photography
2021Oct-NovSoutheast AsiaBORNEO: Birding with a Camera® (BwC) - Borneo is a nature photographer's dream; a large island with steamy jungles and waterways which play host to some of the strangest creatures on Earth. This amazing birding and nature photography tour offers great chances to photograph some of Borneo's most distinctive creatures, from Rhinoceros Hornbills to Proboscis Monkeys and Orangutans.13 days plus optional 6-day extension to Peninuslar MalaysiaModerate/Moderatebirding, photography, wlidlife
2021Oct-NovSouthern AfricaSOUTH AFRICA Photo Tour - This tour visits an array of fascinating photographic sites from the bird rich areas and blooms of the Western Cape, to the mammal-packed park of Kruger. The tour offer stunning possibilities to photograph endemic birds, vibrant Cape blooms, big game, and magnificent scenery10 days plus optional 4-day extension to the Cape and 4-day big cat extensionModerate/Easyphotography, wildlife, botany
2021Oct-NovAustralasiaEastern AUSTRALIA: From Top to Bottom - With 238 species, Australia has more endemic birds than any other country, and nearly all of the remaining 500 species are likely to be new to first time visitors. Our tour that takes in the absolute best of the east from top to bottom.20 daysIntense/Easybirding, wildlife
2021Oct-NovAfrica - MadagascarMADAGASCAR: The Eighth Continent - Madagascar's flora and fauna are so different from anywhere else on Earth that it is often referred to as the eighth continent; five bird families and 120 species are found no where else in the world.17 days plus optional 5-day Western Endemics extension, 4-day Helmet Vanga extensionModerate/Moderatebirding, wildlife
2021NovemberAfrica - MadagascarMADAGASCAR: Enigmatic Wildlife - This Enigmatic Wildlife Tour visits mainly places that are off the normal birding circuit, including Kirindy Forest and a variety of lemur and reptile-rich sites in the far north.19 daysModerate/Moderatelemurs, herps, birding, wildlife
2022DecemberEast AfricaETHIOPIA: Birding with a Camera® (BwC) - Ethiopia is one of the best countries on earth for bird photography due to the abundance and tameness of its birds. This country also holds charismatic mammals like the gelada baboon and Ethiopian wolf, and endless beautiful landscapes and fascinating people.14 daysModerate/Easybirding, bird and wildlife photography
2021NovemberSouth AmericaNorthwest ARGENTINA: The High Andes, Yungas, and Monte Desert - From dry lowland forest to flamingo-studded lakes high in the Andes, this tour offers a fascinating variety of habitats and birds.12 days plus optional 4-day extension to Iguazu Falls.Moderate/Moderatebirding, scenery
2021NovemberNorth America - USANew Mexico Photo Workshop - Bosque del Apache NWR is bursting with photogenic wintering birds at this of year, making for a perfect location for a workshop to hone your skills with professional teaching and advice. Thousands of Snow Geese and cranes are often the most dramatic of the birds, and we will have plenty of time with them, as they gather in their masses to roost near sunset, and as they take off in the mornings, after sunrise.7 daysModerate/Moderatephotography, workshop
2021NovemberSouth AmericaECUADOR: The Andes Introtour - A superb introduction to the "Bird Continent." From our base in the famous Tandayapa Bird Lodge, we will visit some of the best birding sites in Northwest Ecuador, from lowland rainforest up through cool temperate cloudforest.8 days plus optional 3-day High Andes extensionModerate/Moderatebirding
2021DecemberNorth America - USANEW MEXICO (USA): Winter Enchantment - New Mexico is an awesome winter destination, with wetlands packed with wintering birds, scenic mountains to bird in, and beautiful desert scapes too. Lots of waterfowl feature plus many southwestern songbird specialties, and also the easiest single North American site to see all three regional rosy-finch species.9 daysEasy/Moderatebirding, photography
2021DecemberSouth AmericaFALKLANDS: Birding with a Camera® (BwC) - The Falkland Islands are a wildlife photographer's dream come true. The Islands are one of the last wildlife wonders of the World. Unspoiled beaches, rolling tussac fields and cliffs provide a natural safe-haven for the species that have made the Falklands their home.15 daysModerate/Easyphotography
2022JanuaryEast AfricaETHIOPIA: Birding with Wolves - Ethiopia is fascinating country not just for its abundant and approachable birds, but also for the varied scenery, its friendly people, and its unique food. A tour here is an experience few people ever forget.19 daysModerate/Easybirding, wildlife
2022JanuarySouth AsiaSRI LANKA: Ceylon Sojourn - Nearly thirty endemics await in the teardrop of India, and an assortment of other Asian wildlife, in addition to a distinctly different experience for those who have visited India before, with an absorbing and distinctly different culture and wonderful Ceylon cuisine too.14 days plus optional 9-day South India extensionModerate/Moderatebirding, wildlife
2022JanuaryNorth AmericaSOUTH TEXAS Birding with a Camera® (BwC) - South Texas and the Rio Grande are rightly famous as a stronghold for southern specialties, and has a huge variety of excellent birding sites, with feeders, to both see and photograph them in. Tropical orioles, jays, nightjars, are combined with superb waterbird photography and viewing, making this a place that draws birders back year after year. it is timed at the coolest time of year, making for a perfect winter getaway from colder northern climes.9 daysModerate/Easybirding, photography
2022JanuarySouth AmericaSouthern ECUADOR: Tumbesian Rarities and Highland Endemics - This tour takes in a huge diversity of habitats, from the coastal plain all the way up to the vast paramos at 13,000 ft in the Andes. We will make a special effort to see the many birds restricted to the Tumbesian region of southwest Ecuador and northwest Peru. 18 days plus optional 4-day Esmeraldas Woodstar/Pacific Coast extensionIntense/Moderatebirding
2022JanuarySouth AmericaSouthern ECUADOR: Tumbesian Rarities and Highland Endemics - This tour takes in a huge diversity of habitats, from the coastal plain all the way up to the vast paramos at 13,000 ft in the Andes. We will make a special effort to see the many birds restricted to the Tumbesian region of southwest Ecuador and northwest Peru. 18 days plus optional 4-day Esmeraldas Woodstar/Pacific Coast extensionIntense/Moderatebirding
2022JanuarySouthern AfricaSOUTH AFRICA: Fairest Cape to Kruger - This tour concentrates on the finest birding sites in South Africa. We start with the Western Cape with its numerous endemics, then move on to the world famous Kruger NP, where we will see great mammals as well as birds.17 days plus optional 7-day extension to the Drakensberg and western South Africa.Moderate/Easybirding, wildlife, botany
2022JanuaryCentral AmericaGUATEMALA: Quetzals, Pink-headed Warblers, and Tikal - Guatemala offers rich biodiversity, pristine forests, and ancient ruins. We'll search for fantastic birds including Resplendant Quetzal, Horned Guan, Goldman's Warbler, Azure-rumped Tanager, Ocellated Turkey, and many more. We'll also visit the famous Mayan ruins at Tikal.13 daysModerate/Moderatebirding
2022JanuarySouth AmericaECUADOR: The Andes Introtour - A superb introduction to the "Bird Continent." From our base in the famous Tandayapa Bird Lodge, we will visit some of the best birding sites in Northwest Ecuador, from lowland rainforest up through cool temperate cloudforest.8 days plus optional 3-day High Andes extensionModerate/Moderatebirding
2022Jan-FebSouth AmericaNorthern ECUADOR Photo Tour - Ecuador is famous for its incredible number and diversity of hummingbirds and tanagers. These will be our main targets, but there is still so much more to focus our lenses on, not to mention breathtaking Andean scenery.10 days; this tour links up with the Southern Ecuador Photo TourModerate/Easyphotography, wildlife
2022Jan-FebNortheast AsiaJAPAN in Winter: Birding on Ice - Japan holds several of the world's must-see birds. This tour is timed for winter, when the massive Steller's Sea-Eagles congregate on ice floes and huge numbers of cranes gather at their wintering grounds. 14 days plus optional 2-day Hokkaido-Honshu extensionModerate/Easybirding
2022FebruaryNorth America - USAUSA: Minnesota in Winter - Venturing to Minnesota in the heart of the winter months might seem downright crazy to some folks, but when you consider the number of owls, boreal forest specialists, and possible Arctic vagrants that await, it suddenly doesn’t seem nearly as cold. Plus, winter in the "Great White North" has an especially tranquil and invigorating feel, as the landscape is made anew with each passing blanket of snow. Our tour to Minnesota is designed to find as many of these species as possible.6 daysModerate/Easy to Moderate
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2022FebruarySoutheast AsiaMYANMAR: Burmese Specialties - The sprawling and diverse country of Myanmar offers a unique set of specialty and endemic birds, plus the world-class historical site of Bagan, and generally fascinating, friendly, and authentic people and culture.13 daysModerate/Moderatebirding
2022FebruarySoutheast AsiaTHAILAND: Birding with a Camera® (BwC) - Thailand has become a hotspot for Asian bird photography now that many shy birds are being fed at numerous feeding stations; if the perfect picture of a Siberian Rubythroat or a strutting Mrs. Hume's Pheasant catches your fancy, this new Thailand tour could be just the trip for you! In addition to the photography, Thailand offers comfortable lodges, friendly people, and amazing cuisine, making a well-rounded travel experience that is hard to beat.12 daysModerate/Moderatebirding, bird photography
2022FebruaryNorth America - USAMASSACHUSETTS (USA): Winter Carnival in Cape Cod - Winter birding in the state features legendary locations like Cape Cod, which like other sites visited are home to masses of wintering coastal birds, from ducks to alcids to raptors to songbirds, we'll pack in a an awful lot during this 5-day birding getaway.5 days Intense/Easybirding
2022FebruaryCentral AmericaCOSTA RICA: The Introtour - This tiny Central American country has far more than its share of beautiful scenery, not to mention a rich assortment of birds unequalled by any other country its size. This short tour takes in the top birding spots in comfort and style.11 daysModerate/Moderatebirding
2022FebruaryNorth America - USAPUERTO RICO: Enchanted Island Endemics - The island of Puerto Rico may be part of the United States, but is very different in birdlife, being located in the endemic-rich Caribbean. It has 17 species only found on the island, and among them are representatives of three specialty Caribbean bird families, the Todies, Spindalises, and Puerto Rican Tanager. While getting there for US citizens may feel like a domestic journey, it will not feel like a domestic bird tour once you touch down on this tropical island!6 daysEasy/Easybirding
2022FebruarySouth AsiaINDIA Photo Tour - India is a mystical country - culturally fascinating and wonderfully diverse in terms of habitats, scenery, and the wildlife harbored within. It is also a photographer's dream.17 daysModerate/Easyphotography
2022FebruaryCentral AmericaCOSTA RICA: The Introtour - This tiny Central American country has far more than its share of beautiful scenery, not to mention a rich assortment of birds unequalled by any other country its size. This short tour takes in the top birding spots in comfort and style.11 daysModerate/Moderatebirding
2022FebruarySouth AmericaECUADOR: The Andes Introtour - A superb introduction to the "Bird Continent." From our base in the famous Tandayapa Bird Lodge, we will visit some of the best birding sites in Northwest Ecuador, from lowland rainforest up through cool temperate cloudforest.8 days plus optional 3-day High Andes extensionModerate/Moderatebirding
2022Feb-MarSoutheast AsiaTHAILAND: Mystical Asia - This tour explores the parks of North and Central Thailand, looking for massive hornbills, spectacular broadbills, stunning pittas, and a host of other Asian denizens.17 days plus optional 6-day extension to the Thai PeninsulaModerate/Moderatebirding
2022Feb-MarSouth AsiaINDIA: Birding with a Camera® (BwC) - An exciting tour that visits some of the most famous places in this vast, mystical country. India also offers an intoxicating mixture of awesome and photogenic birds, haunting vistas, vibrant culture, and the entrancing Tiger.15 days plus optional 6-day extension to Bandavgargh NPModerate/Moderatebirding, photography, wildlife, culture
2022Feb-MarSoutheast AsiaCAMBODIA: Birding the Khmer Kingdom - The expansive forests and untouched wetlands of this small country harbor some of the rarest birds and In Asia, including Giant Ibis, Great Adjutant, and recently discovered Mekong Wagtail and Cambodian Tailorbird. Cambodia is also home to the spectacular temple complex of Angkor Wat, which is visited on this tour.14 days Moderate/Moderatebirding, culture
2022MarchSouth AmericaEastern ECUADOR: High Andes to Vast Amazon - A tour to one of the most biodiverse areas on the planet. We cover everything from the fantastic rainforests of the Amazon basin all the way up to the windswept paramo of the high Andes.15 daysModerate/Moderatebirding, wildlife
2022MarchOceaniaHAWAII: Spectacular Volcanic Landscapes and Endangered Island Endemics
- Hawaii is an archipelago in the United States that holds a discrete set (44) of endemic species/subspecies, in addition to many other species that can only be found here in the ABA area. Since 2017, Hawaii has been considered as a part of the ABA area, opening up Hawaii to a whole new suite of birders. Endemic birds, local ABA birds, all among devastatingly beautiful volcanic landscapes.
9 DaysModerate/Moderatebirding
2022MarchCentral AmericaBELIZE: Birding with a Camera® (BwC) - This tiny country, within a few hours of the US, boasts a birdlist of 600 species. In just a week's relaxed birding we will cover three premier birding sites in the country, and see and photograph a range of classic tropical bird groups, like toucans, trogons, motmots and tanagers, while picking up a handful of regional specialties too.9 daysRelaxed/Easybirding, bird photography
2022MarchWest AfricaGHANA: Picathartes and Egyptian Plover - Ghana is a safe and easy country to travel in. Its small size and wealth of different habitats, from rainforest to savanna, make it a perfect introduction to the region. 14 days plus optional 4-day Atewa Hills extensionModerate/Moderatebirding
2022MarchCentral AmericaCOSTA RICA: Birding with a Camera® (BwC) - Costa Rica is a birder’s paradise packed with many excellent sites. This tour has a similar length as our Costa Rica Introtour (Birding Tour), with a different itinerary to increase the number of bird species photographed while still amassing a respectable list of birds seen. This is a superb, short BwC Tour with plentiful photo opportunities every day.12 daysModerate/Moderatebirding, photography
2022MarchNorth America - MexicoOAXACA: 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 to Chiapas is also available.11 days plus optional 6-day extension to the Isthmus of MexicoModerate/Moderatebirding
2022MarchNorth America - MexicoMexico: The Yucatán, Cozumel, and Calakmul - 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.10 daysModerate/Moderatebirding, culture
2022Mar-AprNorth AfricaMarvelous Morocco: North Africa in a Nutshell - This short tour of Morocco combines the Atlas Mountains with the stony desert and Atlantic Coast for a great overview of the very best of North Africa. 9 days; links with Southern SpainModerate/Easybirding
2022Mar-AprSouth AsiaBHUTAN: Land of the Thunder Dragon - The wild and beautiful kingdom of Bhutan offers birders a unique chance to experience vast, untouched tracts of Himalayan forest, home to some truly spectacular birds like Himalayan Monal and Satyr Tragopan.21 days plus optional 5-day extension to Kaziranga, India and 2 day cultural extensionModerate/Easybirding, culture
2022AprilEast AfricaTANZANIA: Birding Among the Beasts - An incredible safari absorbing all the raptures northern Tanzania has to offer, from the gorgeous coastline and reefs of Pemba Island to the snow-capped Kilimanjaro and the Wildebeest-studded plains of Ngorongoro and the Serengeti.13 days plus optional 10-day extension to the Usambaras and Pemba IslandModerate/Easybirding, wildlife
2022AprilEuropeSouthern Spain: The Europe Introtour - This week-long tour covers arguably the best two birding areas in Spain: Extremadura where Great Bustards display at this time of year; and Doñana National Park, often touted as one of the most important natural areas in the country.9 days; can be linked with Northern Spain and/or MoroccoRelaxed/Easybirding
2022AprilNorth America - USACOLORADO: Chasing Chickens - This tour covers all four corners of Colorado, the "chicken state", along with a quick foray into Kansas. Our focus will be on visiting the display grounds of the chickens that rightly make the region famous, but also targeting the many mountain species in this wonderfully diverse area.11 daysModerate/Intensebirding
2022AprilEuropeNorthern SPAIN: The Pyrenees, Bilchete Steppes, and Ebro Delta - Northern Spain is strikingly different from the south. We’ll bird our way from the snow-capped Pyrenees to the lush Ebro Delta, by way of the desolate Belchite steppes, searching for everything from Wallcreeper, Citril Finch and Lammergeier to Little Bustard, sandgrouse, and Dupont’s Lark.7 days; can be linked with Southern SpainRelaxed/Easybirding
2022AprilNorth America - USACOLORADO Photo Tour - Our focus will be on spending long photo shoots at the display grounds of Colorado's famous grouse and prairie-chickens, while also visiting some excellent feeders for photo sessions with mountain songbirds, as well as spending time shooting a variety of photogenic prairie species on the plains.8 daysModerate/Easyphotography
2022AprilNorth America - USAFLORIDA Birding with a Camera® - This classic Florida tour covers breeding birds of the pine woods, masses of photographable wetland birds, and also the local birds of The Keys and the breeding seabirds of the Dry Tortugas.9 daysModerate/Easybirding, photography
2022AprilNorth America - USATEXAS: Upper Texas Coast & Hill Country - The Upper Texas Coast is one of the best places to be during spring migration. The iconic coastal woodlots of High Island act as critical stop over sites for plentiful migrant warblers, orioles, vireos, and buntings, among others, while the surrounding marshes and coastal lowlands are also packed with birds at this time. Tidal flats are carpeted with shorebirds, and a rookery hosts displaying egrets and bright pink nesting spoonbills during this peak season. A short add on to the very different Hill Country offers up the gorgeous Golden-cheeked Warbler, Black-capped Vireo, and a taste of southern Texas with Green Jay and Great Kiskadee too.6 daysModerate/Easybirding
2022AprilNortheast AsiaTAIWAN: Formosan Endemics - The mountainous island of Taiwan has a host of fascinating endemic species, and this tour aims to see them all.10 days plus optional 6 day Matsu Migration extensionModerate/Easybirding
2022Apr-MaySouth AsiaNortheast INDIA: Rare Birds and Mammals of the Himalayas - The grassy plains and Himalayan forests of Northeast India are home to some of the most highly desired birds in all of Asia. Even experienced birders who have visited Asian multiple times before get plenty of lifers on this trip.13 days plus optional 7-day extension to the Mishmi HillsIntense/Moderate to difficultbirding, wildlife
2022MayNorth America - USAThe Warbler Tour: Three states, 38 warblers! - This tour offers a chance to see every single eastern North American warbler, while visiting the migration Meccas of Magee Marsh and Tawas Point, but also taking in scenic locales for breeding southern warblers, like Shawnee State Forest in Ohio and Red River Gorge in Kentucky.12 daysModerate/Easybirding
2022MayNorth America - USAWASHINGTON Photo Workshop - This photo tour takes the form of a photography workshop, where the primary focus will be to spend long period shooting Red Foxes at a known den. There will be a small amount of bird photography away from this too. This tour includes a high element of teaching techniques to improve your personal photography.6 daysEasy/Easyfox photography, workshop
2022MayCentral AsiaKAZAKHSTAN and UZBEKISTAN: Birding the Silk Road - In the heart of the northern Greater Himalayas, Kazakhstan is a mountainous country interspersed with vast steppe located within Central Asia, and many of the special birds here are surrounded by breathtaking scenery. A birding and cultural extension to Uzbekistan is also available13 days plus optional 7 day extension to UzbekistanModerate/Moderatebirding, culture
2022JuneNorth America - USAALASKA: Birding Tours, Birding with a Camera® Tours, and Photo Tours - With stunning scenery and terrific up-close sightings of arctic birds and wildlife, Alaska in spring is a truly unforgettable experience. An optional extension to the Pribilofs is also available.14 days plus optional 4 day extension to St. PaulModerate/Easy-Moderatebirding, wildlife, photography
2022JuneNorth America - USASOUTH DAKOTA: The Black Hills and the Badlands - South Dakota is the perfect place to run a tour, while being at a single place within this Post-Covid era. While being based out of one hotel throughout, we will be within driving distance to cover the Black Hills National Forest, the dramatic Badlands National Park, and also within striking distance of good prairie in the north of the state. Incredible scenery, a good shot at seeing mammals like bison, elk, prairie-dogs, and pronghorn sheep, along with impressive birds like American Dipper, Red-naped Sapsucker, and Baird's Sparrow all being on the cards.8 daysModerate/Easybirding, wildlife, landscapes
2022Jun-JulNorth America - CanadaBRITISH COLUMBIA PHOTO TOUR -British Columbia is bursting with breeding birds in this season, with both waterbirds and songbirds aplenty, in this jaw-droppingly scenic Canadian state. Wetlands and an abundance of breeding ducks are a particular focus on this tour.11 daysEasy-Moderate/Easy-Moderatephotography
CustomJulyAfrica - MadagascarMadagascar in July: Wonders of the 8th Continent in the Cool Season - The classic time for birders to visit Madagascar is between September and December. However, July is also a wonderful time to visit the 8th Continent. It offers cool, dry, and comfortable weather, and you will still see the vast majority of the species for which Madagascar is famous. For visitors who want an excellent birding and all-around natural history experience with less heat and humidity, this tour is an excellent option.customYour choicebirding, wildlife
2022Aug-SeptSouthern AfricaANGOLA: Africa’s Wonderful Wild West
- Angola is one of Africa’s wildest remaining countries. It has habitats ranging from the arid-desert Namib to Congolese rainforests, but we will spend most of our time on the fascinating Angola escarpment which holds more than 30 endemic and near-endemic specialty birds that are essentially restricted to this beautiful rugged country.
18 daysIntense/Easy-moderatebirding
CustomAnyNortheast AsiaTIBET and Qinghai, CHINA: Pink-tailed Bunting and the Potola Palace - Tibet is spectacular. For many birders, the main motivation to visit is the Pink-tailed Bunting, a taxonomic oddity that is now in its own family. Our visit coincides with the breeding season, so we expect vocal and displaying birds at our reliable stake-outs.customYour choicebirding, culture
CustomWinterNortheast AsiaJAPAN Photo Tour - Pack-ice, seascapes, and jagged snow-clad mountains form the backdrop to some of the most amazing wildlife photography opportunities on the planet.customModerate/Easyphotography
CustomWinterSouth AsiaLadakh, INDIA: Snow Leopards, Ibisbill and Himalayan Monasteries -Our main tour focuses on the 'Gray Ghost of the Himalayas', the Snow Leopard. An additional day around Delhi can add a host of waterbirds, and an extension to see Tigers is also offered..customModerate/Moderatebirding, photography, wildlife, culture
CustomAnySouth AsiaCustom Tiger photo tours in INDIA - Getting shots of Tigers in their natural habitat is getting trickier every year, and to be able to do so requires that we remain very up to date with the best tiger reserves and the best routes within those reserves. Time of year also makes a big difference, and we modify our routes depending on the season to maximize your chances.customYour choicewildlife photography
CustomLate Winter-early SpringAsia - Middle EastISRAEL: Migration Hotspot at the Crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe - Israel offers some of the easiest and most awe-inspiring migration birding anywhere on the planet. On this tour we visit at the peak of spring migration, as well as search for local specialties as we bird our way through familiar, historic, and Biblical locales.customYour choicebirding, culture
CustomSpringAsiaJAPAN in Spring - Although winter is the most famous time for foreign birders to visit Japan, spring is a fascinating time to come to this unique country, and many endemics and breeding birds are best seen at this time of year. We will be targeting as many of these as possible.customYour choicebirding
CustomSpring is the best time to visitEuropeSpain: Birding with a Camera® (BwC) - This short tour offers chances to photograph some of Europe's best beasts, including Spanish Imperial Eagle, Black Vulture, Eurasian Griffon, and Iberian Ibex.customYour choicebirding, bird photography
CustomSpring or summerEuropeFINLAND Photo Tour - A short tour visiting remote parts of Finland (and Norway on the extension), targeting photos of animals like Wolverine and bears too, but also northern owls like Ural Owl and Eurasian Pygmy-Owl, and adds a concoction of seabirds in the most remote and scenic part of the continent on the extension.customModerate/Easyphotography
CustomAnySouthern AfricaZAMBIA: Miombo and Mushitu Endemics - Zambia has a huge variety of habitats, many localized species, stable politics, friendly people, and good infrastructure. The big attraction is birding the most productive and diverse miombo (tall evergreen woodland) in the world with pulse-quickening bird species.customYour choicebirding
CustomJune-September are generally the best monthsAustralasiaPAPUA NEW GUINEA: Birding in Paradise - Unique, one of a kind, exceptional, and matchless are adjectives that don't even come close to describing New Guinea. It may be expensive, but worth every penny, especially if you feel that irresistible pull to add 20 birds-of-paradise to your list.customYour choicebirding
CustomMay-SepAustralasiaNEW GUINEA and AUSTRALIA highlights - A shorter tour taking in some of the best sites in Papua New Guinea, combined with a short visit to O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat in Australia.customYour choicebirding
CustomAnyAustralasiaAUSTRALIA's Great Channel Country - This unique trip targets an area of Australia few tour companies visit, and we will get some birds that are currently not possible on any other scheduled tour run by a bird tour company. Links up with our Papua New Guinea tour.customYour choicebirding, photography
CustomAnyAustralasiaNEW ZEALAND: Land of the Long White Cloud - This volcanic archipelago has a long list of selling points, including Tolkienesque fjordlands, open meadows, and breathtaking mountain ranges. For birders, the three endemic families (Kiwis, New Zealand Wrens and New Zealand Wattlebirds), and 61 endemic species are the major highlights.customYour choicebirding
CustomAnyCentral AmericaCOSTA RICA: From Border to Border - A longer alternative to our more relaxed Costa Rica Introtour. This tour covers a lot of ground and targets a large number of regional endemics; we also seek many perennial favorites including Resplendent Quetzal.customYour choicebirding
CustomBest from June-OctoberSouth AmericaBOLIVIA - While its list may not be quite as high as the countries to the north, it does have the most bird species of any landlocked country. With a good number of endemic and spectacular species, some of the best Andean scenery available, a vibrant local culture, and beautiful habitats, this is a fascinating tour.customYour choicebirding
CustomBest from June-OctoberSouth AmericaCentral PERU: Birds of the Incas - We'll visit some remote and beautiful sites of this megadiverse country, targeting numerous scarce endemics including Black-spectacled Brush-Finch, White-cheeked Cortinga, Rufous-browed Hemispingus, and the incomparable Golden-backed Mountain-Tanager, to mention just a few.customIntense/Moderatebirding
CustomAprilNorth America - USATEXAS: High Island Migration short tours - Tropical Birding has guides based in High Island during April, and with enough notice we can design you an unforgettable quick getaway to this migration hotspot.customYour choicebirding
CustomSpring or winterNorth America - USATEXAS: Birding with a Camera® (BwC) - The great state of Texas offers numerous fantastic sites for bird photography, from the the wonderful specialties of the Rio Grande Valley to the migrant-rich and shorebird-packed areas of the Upper Texas Coast; we have cherry-picked some of the very best sites for bird photography.customRelaxed/Easybirding,photography
CustomApr-MayNorth America - USAUpper TEXAS Coast: Whirlwind Migration - Spring migration on the Upper Texas Coast is legendary. Shorebirds, gulls, and terns erupt from the south, filling the shorelines and farmlands, and passerines crowd patches of woodland in an astounding spectacle.customYour choicebirding
CustomMay-JunNorth America - USAWest TEXAS - Chihuahuan desert, juniper hills, montane pine forest, and eastern sycamore groves are just some of the varied environments we'll visit, all of which host terrific birds amid spectacular scenery and sunsets.customYour choicebirding
CustomAnyNorth America - USASouthern CALIFORNIA - For birders working on an ABA list, a trip to southern California is a must. This tour targets regional specialties such as the sickle-billed California Thrasher, the garrulous California Quail, California Towhee, and Wrentit.customYour choicebirding
CustomWinterNorth America - USANEBRASKA - A short late winter getaway for thousands of cranes and migrating geese, as well as a chance for prairie chickens.customYour choicebirding
On requestAutumnNorth AmericaCANADA: Polar Bear Photo Tour - While this is the ultimate photographic opportunity for Polar Bears, it is also perfect for people who just want to get up close to Polar Bears in their environment and spend time with them, learning about them and other arctic wildlife7 days plus optional extensionModerate/ModeratePolar Bears, photography
CustomAnyNorth America - USAFLORIDA Photo Tour Florida is an idyllic photo destination; great weather, super light, and large concentrations of large photogenic birds like spoonbills, herons, egrets, bitterns, pelicans, limpkins, skimmers, terns, gulls, as well as specialties like caracaras and scrub-jays. EVERY North American bird photographer feels the need to migrate to the state at some point.5 daysModerate/Easybird photography

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