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!
April in South Texas is a dynamic, exciting time. This is a fantastic sampler trip that includes south Texas specialties, migrant traps, a boat tour for Whooping Cranes, a day trip to renowned King Ranch, the Concan bat cave, and two nights in Hill Country (where we have never failed to see both Black-capped Vireo and Golden-cheeked Warbler!).
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.
I will be offering a variety of day trips focused on warblers and shorebirds with a max group size of six participants at legendary Point Pelee National Park, Ontario, Canada. This small group experience will introduce you to up to twenty five species of warblers and a host of other songbirds which descend upon the Pelee peninsula each May! Excellent photo opportunities may occur if conditions are right.
This late spring trip to the Cold Lake region of Alberta offers fabulous photo opportunities. Despite the western location, this region hosts over twenty breeding warblers including CONNECTICUT, CAPE MAY, CANADA, MOURNING, BLACKBURNIAN and BAY-BREASTED, and a huge variety of other rare songbirds like NELSON'S and LECONTE'S SPARROW in abundance.
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!
Australia truly is a naturalists dream destination. Where else can you see a Platypus, a Kangaroo, a bowerbird, or a Kookaburra? This is a world apart, with so many bizarre, unique and different birds and mammals. Our adventure will cover four of the best bird regions of the continent - with many spectacular possibilities! From Gouldian Finches to Cassowarys, and Echidnas to Wombats - this is AUSTRALIA!