OWLS are a truly adored group of birds and this trip is all about getting great views of OWLS during DAYLIGHT! We might be out in the cold, but we won't be out at night. This is no 'owl prowl'! Past trips have recorded as many as EIGHT owl species with SIX being the median number. Typically this is a three night four day trip in early Feb. TONS of great rare winter bonus birds too! Please add your name to the HOT LIST of folks who are ready to hit the ground running!
COLOMBIA is the latest and greatest frontier of tropical birding and its easy to see why. More species of birds live here than anywhere else on the planet and its now safe to see them. While almost ALL tours here focus on trying to see every little brown endemic and tear you around endless mountain roads, this one DOES NOT! We see a ton of show stopping ENDEMICS and stay in the most COMFORTABLE new ecolodges, eating great food and enjoying a great fun filled, bird rich vacation!
Ready to get a jump start on spring and a chance for some awesome photo opportunities? This is the trip! This trips includes a good chance for all the south Florida specialties including toughies like Mangrove Cuckoo, the pine woods trio (including Red-cockaded Woodpecker), spectacular nesting colonies of waterbirds, optional day trip to the Dry Tortugas, the legendary Everglades, and the Keys. Rarities we have found in the past include Cuban Pewee, Lasagra's Flycatcher, Red-footed Booby, Black Noody and (Arawak) Short-eared Owl.
For over a century, birders have flocked to this magical peninsula. Each May, a remarkable 36 species of warblers pass through this tiny park. Among them are jewels like the Cerulean Warbler. Tom knows this park intimately and has birded here for the past five decades. Join a small group as we explore the magic of a May day at 'the point'.
Lynx. Grizzly Bear. Gray Wolf. Hawk Owl. Great Gray Owl. Boreal Owl. On this trip, it is unlikely you will see them all, but that is certainly a possibility! Indeed, all have been seen several times on past Yukon trips I have led! With the extension of the Dempster Highway to Tuktoyukatuk this itinerary has been extended to take us all the way to the ARCTIC OCEAN!
Brazil is huge and diverse and could easily take a half dozen trips to cover well. But for most of us, that is not realistic! if you can only do ONE trip to Brazil, then this is the one. Four nights are spent in three great lodges in dramatically different regions: the Pantanal; the Amazon rainforest; and the endemic rich coastal mountains. Photo opps are off the charts on this one, and even more so with legendary birder and photographer extraordinaire Edson Endrigo as co-leader! And yes, there is even a decent chance of seeing a Jaguar!
Grilled Kingklip (fish) fresh caught that day. Your first taste of a vivid Pinotage. A morning in the stark karoo. A Lammergeier (Bearded Vulture) soaring overhead. Iridescent sunbirds at minimum focus as the shutters click. The spine tingling roar of a huge Lion. The awesome thrill of finding a Leopard. Humpback Whales breaching in the Indian Ocean. A lone shepherd walking on a hillside in the "Mountain Kingdom". All of these memories could be yours to share on a South African adventure!