USA Birding Tours

 

From the eastern shoreline west across the rolling Appalachian mountains, across the wide open plains of the mid-west into the towering Rockies and across the arid desert-like western slope — the continent of North American offers a very wide range of habitats to explore. The Appalachians offer the widest array of North American wood warblers, and our Tennessee tour offers the chance to see over 30 of them in breeding splendor, both on territory and in migration. The foothills of the eastern Rockies and the plains leading up to them offer the chance to see one the world’s great birding spectacles: the lekking dances of grouse and prairie chickens trying to win mates. North along Hudson Bay, there is the chance to see open tundra prairie shorebirds in breeding plumage, like Hudsonian Godwit and American Golden Plover, as well as grouse like White-tailed Ptarmigan and Spruce Grouse. Sparrows and warblers are also in abundance in the forested regions up there. This continent has a lot of spectacular owls, and we offer several “Owls of the World” (R) trips here. North America is one of the most scenically spectacular continents, and it is also teaming with wildlife in addition to birds: moose, elk, bears, mountain goats, and so much more. Join us in exploring this rich wilderness.

Looking for day tours in USA? Visit our USA Day Tours page.

Birding Tour USA: Complete California – Mountains, Ocean and Desert September 2018

Birding Tour USA: Complete California – Mountains, Ocean and Desert September 2018

June 18, 2018

Birding Tour USA: California Extension- San Diego and the Salton Sea September 2018

Birding Tour USA: California Extension- San Diego and the Salton Sea September 2018

June 12, 2018

Birding Tour USA: Owls and Other Winter Birds of Minnesota January 2019

Birding Tour USA: Owls and Other Winter Birds of Minnesota January 2019

February 17, 2017

Birding Tour USA: A Texas Spring and Whooping Cranes March 2019

Birding Tour USA: A Texas Spring and Whooping Cranes March 2019

April 23, 2017

Birding Tour USA: Colorado – Lekking Grouse and Rocky Mountains April 2019

Birding Tour USA: Colorado – Lekking Grouse and Rocky Mountains April 2019

April 23, 2017

Birding Tour USA: Alabama – Dauphin Island April 2019

Birding Tour USA: Alabama – Dauphin Island April 2019

June 12, 2018

Birding Tour USA: Florida Peninsula and the Florida Keys April 2019

Birding Tour USA: Florida Peninsula and the Florida Keys April 2019

April 24, 2017

Birding Tour USA: Tennessee – Spring Migration May 2019

Birding Tour USA: Tennessee – Spring Migration May 2019

April 24, 2017

Birding Tour USA: Ohio – Eastern Warblers and Spring Migration Sensation May 2019

Birding Tour USA: Ohio – Eastern Warblers and Spring Migration Sensation May 2019

July 30, 2018

Birding Tour USA: Arizona- Desert and the Grand Canyon May 2019

Birding Tour USA: Arizona- Desert and the Grand Canyon May 2019

June 18, 2018

Birding Tour USA: Maine – Coastal Maine by Land and Sea June 2019

Birding Tour USA: Maine – Coastal Maine by Land and Sea June 2019

June 12, 2018

Birding Tour USA: Complete California – Mountains, Ocean and Desert September 2019

Birding Tour USA: Complete California – Mountains, Ocean and Desert September 2019

April 24, 2017

Mammal and Birding Tour USA: Wyoming – Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks September 2019

Mammal and Birding Tour USA: Wyoming – Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks September 2019

June 14, 2018

Birding Tour USA: California Extension- San Diego and the Salton Sea September 2019

Birding Tour USA: California Extension- San Diego and the Salton Sea September 2019

June 18, 2018

Birding Tour USA: Owls and Other Winter Birds of Minnesota January 2020

Birding Tour USA: Owls and Other Winter Birds of Minnesota January 2020

June 25, 2018

Birding Tour USA: A Texas Spring and Whooping Cranes March 2020

Birding Tour USA: A Texas Spring and Whooping Cranes March 2020

June 19, 2018

Birding Tour USA: Colorado – Lekking Grouse and Rocky Mountains April 2020

Birding Tour USA: Colorado – Lekking Grouse and Rocky Mountains April 2020

June 25, 2018

Birding Tour USA: Alabama – Dauphin Island April 2020

Birding Tour USA: Alabama – Dauphin Island April 2020

June 26, 2018

Birding Tour USA: Florida Peninsula and the Florida Keys April 2020

Birding Tour USA: Florida Peninsula and the Florida Keys April 2020

June 30, 2018

Birding Tour USA: Ohio – Eastern Warblers and Spring Migration Sensation May 2020

Birding Tour USA: Ohio – Eastern Warblers and Spring Migration Sensation May 2020

July 30, 2018

Birding Tour USA: Tennessee – Spring Migration May 2020

Birding Tour USA: Tennessee – Spring Migration May 2020

July 2, 2018

Birding Tour USA: Arizona- Desert and the Grand Canyon May 2020

Birding Tour USA: Arizona- Desert and the Grand Canyon May 2020

July 2, 2018

Birding Tour USA: Maine – Coastal Maine by Land and Sea June 2020

Birding Tour USA: Maine – Coastal Maine by Land and Sea June 2020

July 2, 2018

Birding Tour USA: Complete California – Mountains, Ocean and Desert September 2020

Birding Tour USA: Complete California – Mountains, Ocean and Desert September 2020

June 14, 2018

Mammal and Birding Tour USA: Wyoming – Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks September 2020

Mammal and Birding Tour USA: Wyoming – Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks September 2020

June 14, 2018

Birding Tour USA: California Extension- San Diego and the Salton Sea September 2020

Birding Tour USA: California Extension- San Diego and the Salton Sea September 2020

June 14, 2018

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Birding Tour USA: Complete California – Mountains, Ocean and Desert September 2018

Birding Tour USA: California Extension – San Diego and the Salton Sea September 2018

Birding Tour USA: Owls and other winter birds of Minnesota January 2019

Birding Tour USA: A Texas Spring and Whooping Cranes March 2019

Birding Tour USA: Colorado — Lekking Grouse and Rocky Mountains April 2019

Birding Tour USA: Alabama — Dauphin Island April 2019

Birding Tour USA: Florida Peninsular and Florida Keys April 2019

Birding Tour USA: Tennessee — Spring Migration May 2019

Birding Tour USA: Ohio — Eastern Warblers and Spring Migration Spectacular May 2019

Birding Tour USA: Arizona — Desert and the Grand Canyon May 2019

Birding Tour USA: Coastal Maine by land and Sea June 2019

Birding Tour USA: Complete California – Mountains, Ocean and Desert September 2019

Mammal and Birding Tour USA: Wyoming — Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks September 2019

Birding Tour USA: California Extension – San Diego and the Salton Sea September 2019

Birding Tour USA: Owls and other winter birds of Minnesota January 2020

Birding Tour USA: A Texas Spring and Whooping Cranes March 2020

Birding Tour USA: Colorado — Lekking Grouse and Rocky Mountains April 2020

Birding Tour USA: Alabama — Dauphin Island April 2020

Birding Tour USA: Florida Peninsular and Florida Keys April 2020

Birding Tour USA: Tennessee — Spring Migration May 2020

Birding Tour USA: Ohio — Eastern Warblers and Spring Migration Spectacular May 2020

Birding Tour USA: Arizona — Desert and the Grand Canyon May 2020

Birding Tour USA: Coastal Maine by land and Sea June 2020

Birding Tour USA: Complete California – Mountains, Ocean and Desert September 2020

Mammal and Birding Tour USA: Wyoming — Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks September 2020

Birding Tour USA: California Extension – San Diego and the Salton Sea September 2020

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Testimonials from our tours

I sent a longer analysis of the Florida trip to Stephan, which I will forward to you. Again, my thanks for a truly memorable experience. The trip was spectacularly successful. I chose Birding Ecotours because other trips were full, and I couldn’t be happier.
On a purely practical note, with three rather inexperienced birders as the participants we picked up a variety of birds missed by other birders.
But the final bird list doesn’t really cover why this tour was so vastly superior. This was my first birding trip ever with less than 12 participants, and the advantages of a small group are monumental – no battling for seats, no squabbling over who saw what, no battles to get to the leader’s scope when the Resplendent Quetzal finally comes into view. In fact, there were no squabbles at all on our trip
Hotels were quite well chosen, despite some early problems with accepting South African addresses, etc., and the restaurants worked out quite nicely. Mexican restaurant would be my only quibble – a bit heavy for our over 60s group. One of us simply said he wouldn’t be on the lookout for Mexican restaurants in the future. But then he also discovered Key Lime pie and had it four nights, not to mention the Key Lime ice cream along the way. The balance of Cuban unique restaurants with seafood and steak houses worked out quite nicely, and the final two nights at Cracker Barrel were a big hit. Big hit too were the home-made lunches – they were actually better than the Subway lunches of the last few days and they extended our birding times quite dramatically
But the tour only really worked because of Stephan – he’s a gifted birder – that’s a given on any tour these days, but he’s also extremely good with people. In my note to him I mentioned how impressed I was with his interactions with the other participants. They were new to American birding, so we had lots of initial sightings of grackles and starlings. But Stephan patiently looked at all their sightings, and soon they were finding some rather wonderful birds. Main point – he never made them feel bad – something many guides need to learn, believe me.
And Stephan really knew the territory – I have no qualms about any of his choices, though I might have questioned a few at the time. There were virtually no migrating birds, and we still got 20 warblers. We also got close to 180 species without that much luck either. We missed the Thick-billed Vireo by one day, and others easily picked up the Smooth-billed Ani at the same location we has scoured a day earlier. But then we got all three cowbirds in an afternoon and had great looks at multiple Prothonotary Warblers, a bird everyone else missed this year. And we birded both the first day and the last – not something most tours do, and he even saved the Spot-breasted Oriole for our last bird. Bottom line, Stephan is equal in his birding skills to any guide I’ve been with. More importantly, he’s the best overall guide I have ever experienced – a people-person who knows birds. I highly recommend him on any tour he might be leading and love to bird with him again.
So, I had never heard of your tour company and only signed on because it was all that was available on dates my wife had to be in Florida. The serendipitous result was one of the most rewarding birding experiences of my rather long birding career. I strongly recommend your company to anyone and even more strongly recommend the value of small group tours – they are worth every extra penny.
My thanks for all your help, and I hope to be on one of your tours in the future.
Kieran

John KieranKealy, Canada