Birding Tours in North America

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.

Canada Birding Tours

There are no tours currently listed for Canada, but we can arrange custom tours to this country at any time. Please contact us.

USA Birding Tours

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

Birding Tour USA: Owls and Other Winter Birds of Minnesota January 2021

Birding Tour USA: Owls and Other Winter Birds of Minnesota January 2021

November 7, 2018

Birding Tour USA: A Texas Spring and Whooping Cranes March 2021

Birding Tour USA: A Texas Spring and Whooping Cranes March 2021

November 9, 2018

Birding Tour USA: Colorado – Lekking Grouse and Rocky Mountains April 2021

Birding Tour USA: Colorado – Lekking Grouse and Rocky Mountains April 2021

November 5, 2018

Birding Tour USA: Alabama – Dauphin Island April 2021

Birding Tour USA: Alabama – Dauphin Island April 2021

November 11, 2018

Birding Tour USA: Florida Peninsula and the Florida Keys April 2021

Birding Tour USA: Florida Peninsula and the Florida Keys April 2021

November 11, 2018

Birding Tour USA: Tennessee – Spring Migration May 2021

Birding Tour USA: Tennessee – Spring Migration May 2021

November 12, 2018

Birding Tour USA: Ohio – Eastern Warblers and Spring Migration Sensation May 2021

Birding Tour USA: Ohio – Eastern Warblers and Spring Migration Sensation May 2021

November 12, 2018

Birding Tour USA: Arizona- Desert and the Grand Canyon May 2021

Birding Tour USA: Arizona- Desert and the Grand Canyon May 2021

November 13, 2018

Birding Tour USA: Maine – Coastal Maine by Land and Sea June 2021

Birding Tour USA: Maine – Coastal Maine by Land and Sea June 2021

November 13, 2018

Birding Tour USA: Complete California – Mountains, Ocean and Desert September 2021

Birding Tour USA: Complete California – Mountains, Ocean and Desert September 2021

November 14, 2018

Mammal and Birding Tour USA: Wyoming – Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks September 2021

Mammal and Birding Tour USA: Wyoming – Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks September 2021

November 15, 2018

Birding Tour USA: California Extension- San Diego and the Salton Sea September 2021

Birding Tour USA: California Extension- San Diego and the Salton Sea September 2021

November 15, 2018

Argentina Birding Tours

Argentina is blessed with some amazing scenery and birds to go with it. The northwest has some fantastic birding, with high Andes Puna down to cloud forest, where several endemic and regional specialties can be found, like Moreno’s Ground Dove, Rufous-throated Dipper, James’s, Chilean, and Andean Flamingos, and Red-faced Guan, to name a few. The northeast holds the mighty Iguazu falls, whose surrounding lush forests hold species seen nowhere else in Argentina. To the south of here the huge wetlands of the Ibera Marsh area are great for water species, including the mightyJabiru.  Farther to the east the dry Chaco region with its odd tyrants adds to the avian splendor of the northeast, making this one of the most avian bio-diverse spots in the country. The chilly south is home to one of the most endangered grebes, the Hooded Grebe, as well as several austral specialties of the Patagonian steppe. In the center the Cordoba region is home to several endemics. Any of these places will allow you to find some of the country’s 1000+ species.

Birding Tour Argentina: Northwest from the foothills to Puna October 2019

Birding Tour Argentina: Northwest from the foothills to Puna October 2019

November 21, 2016

Birding Tour Argentina: Northwest from the foothills to Puna October 2020

Birding Tour Argentina: Northwest from the foothills to Puna October 2020

September 2, 2018

Birding Tour Argentina: Northwest from the foothills to Puna October 2021

Birding Tour Argentina: Northwest from the foothills to Puna October 2021

November 15, 2018

Bolivia Birding Tours

Bolivia’s variable altitudes, ranging from 90 to 6,542 meters above sea level, allow for vast biologic diversity. The territory of Bolivia comprises 4 types of biomes, 32 ecological regions, and 199 ecosystems. Within this geographic area there are several natural parks and reserves. The country has more than 2,900 species, including 398 mammals, over 1,400 birds (being the sixth most diverse country), 204 amphibians, and 277 reptiles. In addition, there are more than 3,000 types of butterflies.

Birding Tour Bolivia: The Andes and Chaco Lowlands October 2019

Birding Tour Bolivia: The Andes and Chaco Lowlands October 2019

November 23, 2016

Birding Tour Bolivia: The Andes and Chaco Lowlands October 2020

Birding Tour Bolivia: The Andes and Chaco Lowlands October 2020

June 14, 2018

Brazil Birding Tours

The Amazon  basin is a marvel of the world and the imagination, an ecosystem of unrivalled size and diversity, and a place of near mythical status among travellers. The Amazon River has more water than the next eight largest rivers combined, and is twice the area of India, and the basin spans eight countries. It’s a life spring of the planet, the source of so much of the air, water and weather we all depend on. However, unreasonable travel expectations – like seeing jaguars and semi-clothed Indians around every bend – can be a recipe for disappointment. For all its size, the joys of the Amazon are mostly subtle: the ghostly roar of howler monkeys, the remarkable variety of plant life, the kindliness of riverside communities, and the quiet but awesome power of the river itself.

Birding Tour Brazil: Cerrado Endemics, Brazilian Merganser, and Maned Wolf September 2019

Birding Tour Brazil: Cerrado Endemics, Brazilian Merganser, and Maned Wolf September 2019

July 6, 2018

Birding Tour Brazil: Comprehensive Southeast Brazil, Part I September 2019

Birding Tour Brazil: Comprehensive Southeast Brazil, Part I September 2019

July 6, 2018

Birding Tour Brazil: The Amazon – Pre-tour to the Best of Brazil September 2019

Birding Tour Brazil: The Amazon – Pre-tour to the Best of Brazil September 2019

October 15, 2018

Birding Tour Brazil: Comprehensive Southeast Brazil, Part II October 2019

Birding Tour Brazil: Comprehensive Southeast Brazil, Part II October 2019

July 6, 2018

Birding Tour Brazil: The Best of Brazil – Cerrado, Pantanal, and Atlantic Forest October 2019

Birding Tour Brazil: The Best of Brazil – Cerrado, Pantanal, and Atlantic Forest October 2019

July 6, 2018

Colombia Birding Tours

Colombia, with its diverse landscapes, is home to more bird species than any other country in the world.  The Andes make their northern terminus here, splitting into three fingers. In between lie valleys full of endemic birds, 74 at last count, and the famous Santa Marta region to the north hold 17 of these. With almost 2000 species be prepared to be in awe of the spectacular avifauna as we explore Colombia’s lush cloud forests, wetlands, and high mountain plains.

Birding Tour Colombia: The Very Best of Colombia February 2019

Birding Tour Colombia: The Very Best of Colombia February 2019

April 22, 2017

Birding Tour Colombia: The Very Best of Colombia February 2020

Birding Tour Colombia: The Very Best of Colombia February 2020

June 14, 2018

Costa Rica Birding Tours

Sitting astride the ridge of mountains that divide central America in half gives this jungle paradise an amazing array of fantastic neotropical birds. With Caribbean slope and lowlands, highlands, and Pacific slope and lowlands we’ll have the opportunity to bird it all. From extinct and active volcanos over 4000 meters to moist, tropical jungle on the Osa Peninsula we’ll look out for such stunners as theResplendent Quetzal and other trogons, flocks of tanagers, cotingas, toucans, hummingbirds, and many endemic and range-restricted species, along with some interesting mammals like three- and two-toed sloths, several species of primates, colorful butterflies, and lovely scenery. This itinerary gives us the best opportunity to search out the regional and Costa Rican endemics without missing spots or rushing past rewarding sites.

Birding Tour Costa Rica Escape January 2019

Birding Tour Costa Rica Escape January 2019

February 17, 2017

Birding Tour Costa Rica: Costa Rica Specialties March 2019

Birding Tour Costa Rica: Costa Rica Specialties March 2019

April 22, 2017

Birding Tour Costa Rica Escape January 2020

Birding Tour Costa Rica Escape January 2020

June 25, 2018

Birding Tour Costa Rica: Costa Rica Specialties March 2020

Birding Tour Costa Rica: Costa Rica Specialties March 2020

June 14, 2018

Birding Tour Costa Rica Escape January 2021

Birding Tour Costa Rica Escape January 2021

October 31, 2018

Cuba Birding Tours

The tour starts in Cuba’s famous Zapata Swamp, one of the richest single sites throughout the West Indies, and continues across much of the western two-thirds of this island, which is widely regarded as the last bastion of communism in the world but is now gradually becoming slightly more liberalized. We will have good chances of finding all of Cuba’s endemics with the exception of the near-mythical Zapata Rail, whose voice is still not definitely known, and the extremely rare Cuban Kite, which is restricted to the extreme east of the island and requires a trip of near-expedition proportions for any chance of seeing it.

Birding Tour Cuba: Great Caribbean Birding and Endemics March 2019

Birding Tour Cuba: Great Caribbean Birding and Endemics March 2019

November 23, 2016

Birding Tour Cuba: Great Caribbean Birding and Endemics March 2020

Birding Tour Cuba: Great Caribbean Birding and Endemics March 2020

June 18, 2018

Birding Tour Cuba: Great Caribbean Birding and Endemics March 2021

Birding Tour Cuba: Great Caribbean Birding and Endemics March 2021

November 5, 2018

Ecuador Birding Tours

Ecuador lies both on the equator and over the spine of the Andes, affording it some spectacular birding. The western slope holds some staggering birding, especially hummingbirds — from the amazingly long-billed Sword-billed Hummingbird to the visual candy of Velvet-purple Coronet. Antpittas, owls, tanagers, and the many Choco specialties make the western slope so appealing. Crossing over the Andes from the capitol Quito affords the chance to visit Papallacta pass for species like Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe as well as giving access to the eastern slope and its many treasures. The Andes have split once-joined species, and here you can pick up the eastern counterparts leading all the way down to the lush forests of the Ecuadorian Amazon. This gives Ecuador an impressive list of over 1600 species in a country the size of the state of Nevada.

Birding Tour Ecuador: The North, with Optional Extension to the Amazon January 2019

Birding Tour Ecuador: The North, with Optional Extension to the Amazon January 2019

February 17, 2017

Birding Cruise Galapagos: Northwestern Islands Natural History Extravaganza January 2019

Birding Cruise Galapagos: Northwestern Islands Natural History Extravaganza January 2019

June 26, 2018

Birding Tour Ecuador: The South March 2019

Birding Tour Ecuador: The South March 2019

April 22, 2017

Birding Tour Ecuador: The North, with Optional Extension to the Amazon January 2020

Birding Tour Ecuador: The North, with Optional Extension to the Amazon January 2020

August 21, 2018

Birding Tour Ecuador: The South March 2020

Birding Tour Ecuador: The South March 2020

June 25, 2018

Birding Tour Ecuador: The North, with Optional Extension to the Amazon January 2021

Birding Tour Ecuador: The North, with Optional Extension to the Amazon January 2021

November 6, 2018

Birding Tour Ecuador: The South March 2021

Birding Tour Ecuador: The South March 2021

November 9, 2018

Ecuador: Night Birds of the Northern Andes

Ecuador: Night Birds of the Northern Andes

November 23, 2016

Guatemala Birding Tours

Guatemala is blessed with some amazing habitats for birds, from the steaming volcanoes of the highlands of southern Guatemala to the hot jungles of the Mayan empire. Birding in Guatemala is an unforgettable experience.

Birding Tour Guatemala: Volcanic Highlands and the Mayan Empire February 2019

Birding Tour Guatemala: Volcanic Highlands and the Mayan Empire February 2019

April 21, 2017

Guyana Birding Tours

Guyana, South America’s “Biggest Little Secret”, is an unspoiled, untouched, pristine nature destination. With its natural beauty, biological diversity, and land of some of the world’s largest, rarest, and most spectacular creatures, a trip to Guyana will be an unforgettable experience for everyone. Guyana’s natural beauty is unsurpassable, with 75% of the country covered with rainforest.

Birding Tour Guyana: 3-part Birding Adventure January 2019

Birding Tour Guyana: 3-part Birding Adventure January 2019

February 17, 2017

Birding Tour Guyana: 3-part Birding Adventure January 2020

Birding Tour Guyana: 3-part Birding Adventure January 2020

August 26, 2018

Birding Tour Guyana: 3-part Birding Adventure January 2021

Birding Tour Guyana: 3-part Birding Adventure January 2021

November 7, 2018

Honduras Birding Tours

Honduras, still mostly off the beaten track, is a hidden birding gem in Central America. Many people do not realize that this small country is the regional leader in terms of the percentage of land set aside as national parks and preserves, surpassing even Costa Rica in this regard. Sitting astride the Northern Central America endemic region, this increasingly popular country also boasts an impressive diversity of regional endemics within its many ecosystems.

Jamaica Birding Tours

Despite its location almost smack in the center of the Caribbean Sea, the island of Jamaica does’t blend in easily with the rest of the Caribbean archipelago. To be sure, it boasts the same addictive sun rays, sugary sands, and pampered resort life as most of the other islands, but it is also set apart historically and culturally. Today’s visitors will appreciate their trip to Jamaica all the more if they embrace the island’s unique character and the inherent “African-ness” of its population. Aside from its people, Jamaica has much to offer the curious, thirsty, or weary traveler. The Blue Mountains boast the world’s best coffee, try a cup in the century-old factory at Mavis Bank. There are world-class reefs for diving, including those at Runaway Bay and Ocho Rios, and great stretches of palm-fringed sand at Treasure Beach or Frenchman’s Cove near Port Antonio. There are offbeat bush-medicine hiking tours, congenial fishing villages, pristine waterfalls, cosmopolitan cities, wetlands harboring endangered crocodiles and manatees, and unforgettable sunsets.

Birding Tour Jamaica: Jamaica at Its Best March 2019

Birding Tour Jamaica: Jamaica at Its Best March 2019

April 22, 2017

Birding Tour Jamaica: Jamaica at Its Best March 2020

Birding Tour Jamaica: Jamaica at Its Best March 2020

September 29, 2018

Birding Tour Jamaica: Jamaica at Its Best March 2021

Birding Tour Jamaica: Jamaica at Its Best March 2021

November 9, 2018

Panama Birding Tours

Few places in the world offer such a variety of natural habitats in such a small surface area like Panama. Within its mere 29,159 square miles, Panama has habitats that range from dry “deserts”, where cacti and other succulents are common, to lush tropical rainforests and mountain cloud forests, where moss-covered, epiphyte-laden trees abound. Additionally, its location at the Crossroads of the Americas allows Panama bird species from North, Central, and South America. The Darien is Panama’s bordering region with South America, and it shares an abundant and diverse wildlife reminiscent to that of the Amazon Basin. All in all, in its tiny surface area, smaller than the state of South Carolina, Panama contains more than 977 different species of birds, making it a birdwatcher’s dream come true!

Birding Tour Panama: Wild Western Panama May 2019

Birding Tour Panama: Wild Western Panama May 2019

April 24, 2017

Birding Tour Panama: Central and Eastern Panama and the Darien May 2019

Birding Tour Panama: Central and Eastern Panama and the Darien May 2019

April 24, 2017

Birding Tour Panama: Wild Western Panama May 2020

Birding Tour Panama: Wild Western Panama May 2020

July 2, 2018

Birding Tour Panama: Central and Eastern Panama and the Darien May 2020

Birding Tour Panama: Central and Eastern Panama and the Darien May 2020

July 2, 2018

Birding Tour Panama: Wild Western Panama May 2021

Birding Tour Panama: Wild Western Panama May 2021

November 12, 2018

Birding Tour Panama: Central and Eastern Panama and the Darien May 2021

Birding Tour Panama: Central and Eastern Panama and the Darien May 2021

November 12, 2018

Peru Birding Tours

Peru has the second-highest species list on earth and a huge list of 125+ endemic species; ever more are being discovered as the forests are studied now more readily than in the past. There is a huge amount of habitat to discover, and the remnants of the Inca Empire add to the majesty of any trip here. Because of its large size several trips or one long one are recommended to cover the major regions and give all of the fantastic EBAs (Endemic Birding Areas) due birding.

Birding Tour Peru: Cusco and Apurímac Jewels December 2018

Birding Tour Peru: Cusco and Apurímac Jewels December 2018

November 28, 2016

Birding Tour Peru: Comprehensive Northern Peru June 2019

Birding Tour Peru: Comprehensive Northern Peru June 2019

April 24, 2017

Birding Tour Peru: South Peru – the Inca Empire, Mountains and Lowland Rainforests July 2019

Birding Tour Peru: South Peru – the Inca Empire, Mountains and Lowland Rainforests July 2019

June 15, 2018

Birding Tour Peru: Northwest and Abra Patricia Mountains August 2019

Birding Tour Peru: Northwest and Abra Patricia Mountains August 2019

June 15, 2018

Birding Tour Peru: The Manu Road and Lowlands September 2019

Birding Tour Peru: The Manu Road and Lowlands September 2019

June 15, 2018

Birding Tour Peru: Central Peru September 2019

Birding Tour Peru: Central Peru September 2019

June 14, 2018

Birding Tour Peru: Cusco and Apurímac Jewels December 2019

Birding Tour Peru: Cusco and Apurímac Jewels December 2019

June 15, 2018

Birding Tour Peru: Comprehensive Northern Peru June 2020

Birding Tour Peru: Comprehensive Northern Peru June 2020

June 15, 2018

Birding Tour Peru: Northwest and Abra Patricia Mountains August 2020

Birding Tour Peru: Northwest and Abra Patricia Mountains August 2020

June 15, 2018

Birding Tour Peru: The Manu Road and Lowlands September 2020

Birding Tour Peru: The Manu Road and Lowlands September 2020

June 15, 2018

Birding Tour Peru: Central Peru September 2020

Birding Tour Peru: Central Peru September 2020

June 14, 2018

Birding Tour Peru: Cusco and Apurímac Jewels December 2020

Birding Tour Peru: Cusco and Apurímac Jewels December 2020

June 15, 2018

Owls of Northern Peru

Owls of Northern Peru

November 28, 2016

Trinidad & Tobago Birding Tours

Trinidad and Tobago are a remarkable set of islands, with such close proximity to the mainland of South America the islands enjoy both mainland and Caribbean species. With the Northern Range of mountains, savannas, beaches, and tropical swamps there is a great variety of birds here to enjoy. Tobago also has some nice seabird colonies, making for a well-rounded species list, including several sought-after regional endemics. Combined with its lovely beaches, friendly people, and a wonderful mix of carib/creole/Indian cuisine, this is a great destination to do some fantastic birding.

Birding Tour Trinidad and Tobago: Birding Adventure January 2019

Birding Tour Trinidad and Tobago: Birding Adventure January 2019

February 17, 2017