TRIP REPORTS

United States of America Trip Reports

Florida Peninsula and the Florida Keys Trip Report, April 2018

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Another successful Birding Ecotours’ South Florida Specialties Tour has been wrapped up! Though a few species eluded the group early on, our persistence and...

Arizona – Desert and the Grand Canyon Trip Report May 2017

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Our tour of Arizona was finally ready to begin. All six of us arrived at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and then transferred to our nearby hotel. There were folks…

Canada Trip Reports

Bolivia Trip Reports

Bolivia: The Andes and Chaco Lowlands Trip Report November 2017

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Bolivia is probably one of the most exciting countries of South America, although one of the less-visited countries by birders due to the remoteness of some birding sites. But with…

Brazil Trip Reports

Brazil: Cerrado, Amazon and Pantanal Trip Report, September 2017

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Our Heart of Brazil Cerrado, Amazon, and Pantanal custom tour 2015 was a great success, and our clients were some of our best tours people ever! This tour is a…

Colombia Trip Reports

Classic Colombia Trip Report, February/March 2018

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Our Classic Colombia 16-day birding tour was perhaps one of the most enjoyable, exciting, and memorable trips that I ever had the opportunity to guide...

The Very Best of Colombia Trip Report, January 2018

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This is the first Colombia trip report for 2018; 'The very best of Columbia'! it was a rather easy tour for a group of very enthusiastic birders who contemplated the…

Costa Rica Trip Reports

Costa Rica Escape Set-departure Trip Report, January 2019

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This Costa Rica Escape 2019 trip was our first tour of the year, starting only three days after the arrival of the New Year. It was an incredible trip, which…

Complete Costa Rica Birding Trip Report, March 2017

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This scheduled tour around northern Costa Rica, doubling as a Conservation Tour for the Neotropical Bird Club, commenced on the 13th of March 2017 in...

Cuba Trip Reports

Cuba Birding Tour Trip Report, March 2017

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This was another fantastic Cuban birding tour with a wonderful group of participants. We found all the Cuban and regional endemics we were targeting, except for Gundlach’s...

Ecuador Trip Reports

Birding Tour Ecuador: The North Trip Report, October 2015

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This was for sure one of the best birding trips I had the pleasure to guide in the last years. Everything was perfect! With a wonderful group of people we…

Guatemala Trip Reports

Jamaica Trip Reports

Jamaica custom tour trip report, March 2015

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Jamaica boasts 28 endemic bird species (not including two that are possibly extinct), 19 endemic subspecies, and 18 species and subspecies endemic to ...

Panama Trip Reports

Panama: Canopy Tower, Darien, Canopy Lodge and Tranquilo Bay Trip Report, January 2016

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Birding Ecotours had the opportunity to return to Panama this year as part of a scouting trip to visit the Canopy Family lodges with the main idea to create a…

Peru Trip Reports

Peru: Manu Biosphere and Northern Peru Custom Tour Trip Report, October/November 2018

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Our last 2018 Peru trip was an incredible adventure! For a full month we experienced and enjoyed this birding and...

Peru: Northwest and Abra Patricia Mountains Trip Report, July/August 2018

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Our 2018 Peru: Northwest and Abra Patricia Mountains tour was perhaps one of the most memorable trips we have...

Peru: Machu Picchu and the Manu Road Trip Report, July 2017

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Without doubt, our 2017 Peru Cusco and Manu birding trip was a great experience for those who never have been in the Neotropics, especially considering the short time to..

Central Peru Trip Report, November 2016

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This Central Peru birding tour was Birding Ecotours’ last Peru tour of 2016, and it was a huge success. It was a privilege to be part of this Birding Ecotours…

Peru: The Inca Empire, Mountains and Lowland Rainforests Trip Report, July 2015

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Arrival in Lima and transfer to the hotel. Flight to Puerto Maldonado. Transfer to the hotel. Birding in the afternoon around La Pastora Road...

Peru: the Endemic-rich North and Cordillera Blanca Trip Report, June 2015

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Arrival in Lima and transfer to the hotel. Exploring Pucusana, Puerto Viejo marshes and beach, and Pantanos de Villa Wildlife Refuge. Transfer back to the hotel...

Bulgaria Trip Reports

Bulgaria Winter Birding Wonderland Trip Report February 2019

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This Winter Birding Wonderland Bulgarian tour takes in essentially the best of Bulgaria, as we visit the many important bird wintering sites along the Black Sea, along with exploring various…

Bulgaria/Romania Scouting Trip Report, August 2014

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Despite being a relatively small country, together with Spain Bulgaria boasts the highest biodiversity in Europe, with the birds contributing greatly to this. The vast tracts ...

Finland Trip Reports

France Trip Reports

Greece Trip Reports

Greece Birding Adventure with Extension to Lesvos Trip Report, May 2016

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While coming to Greece on a Birding Ecotours adventure is most definitely about the birds, one simply must visit some of the archaeological sites around ...

Bhutan Trip Reports

Bhutan, Spring in the Eastern Himalayas: Set Departure Trip Report, April 2019

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A Kingdom in the clouds, The land of the Thunder Dragon. There are many names for this incredible place but one would be doing it an injustice ...

Bhutan: Himalayas and Black-necked Crane Trip Report, November 2015

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Bhutan, “the Land of the Thunder Dragon”, is an awe-inspiring place to bird. Birding amidst its spectacular scenery and ancient Buddhist dzongs is an ...

Birding Tour India: Bhutan Extension – Assam Trip Report, November 2015

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We arrived on our short flight from Paro in Bhutan over the Himalayan foothills in a hot, humid, and grimy Guwahati. We hit the road to our stakeout for the…

India Trip Reports

Northeast India: Custom Trip Report, March 2019

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This 10-day custom birdwatching tour of Northeast India commenced in New Delhi on the 7th of April 2019 and ended back there on the 16th of April 2019...

Northwest India: Custom Trip Report, March 2019

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This 13-day custom bird-and-mammal-watching tour of Northwest India commenced in New Delhi on the 17th of March 2019 and ended in Ahmedabad on the ...

Southern India: Western Ghats Trip Report, March 2018

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The western Ghats in the state of Kerala is one of those well-known birding destinations in India that has a lot to offer and is well worth a visit, having…

India, the north – Tigers and Birds Trip Report, January 2018

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A new destination for all the participants on the tour, a tour that offers a whole lot more than you would expect, something for everyone! India is a country rich…

Birding Tour India: Bhutan Extension – Assam Trip Report, November 2015

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We arrived on our short flight from Paro in Bhutan over the Himalayan foothills in a hot, humid, and grimy Guwahati. We hit the road to our stakeout for the…

Sri Lanka Trip Reports

Sri Lanka Trip Report January 2019

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Sri Lanka is a continental island and had been connected to India for much of its geological past through episodes of lower sea level. Despite these land-bridge connections, faunal exchange…

Taiwan Trip Reports

Thailand Trip Reports

Central and Northern Thailand – Set-departure Tour Trip Report, January 2019

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This three-week set departure Thailand tour started in Bangkok on the 27th of January 2019 for a circuit of central Thailand. We then flew north to Chiang Mai for some…

Thailand: Jewels of the South Trip Report, January 2015

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This year we had two birders sign up for the South Thailand trip. For Laurel it was her first trip to Southeast Asia, so almost everything was on her target…

Botswana Trip Reports

Namibia, Okavango and Victoria Falls Trip Report, November 2018

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This was a Namibia, Botswana, and Zambia birding adventure to remember. Starting in the iconic and well-known Walvis Bay we would thereafter traverse the diversity of Namibia...

Namibia and Okavango Delta, Photographic Trip Report, March 2015

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From the outset, photography was our goal, and so it was expected that the total number of species seen would be lower than on previous trips to these destinations ...

Ethiopia Trip Reports

Complete Ethiopia Trip Report, March 2017

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Ethiopia is a legendary African birding destination, with a unique diversity of habitats in addition to its wealth of bird and mammal species. Of the 28 target endemics we saw…

Gabon Trip Reports

Gabon Scouting Trip Report, September 2014

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This trip was run with the intention of scouting the Gabonese mainland, including important sites such as Lope National Park, Loango National Park, and the River courses around Lambarene Town.…

Ghana Trip Reports

Madagascar Trip Reports

The Best of Madagascar, Birds and Wildlife Trip Report, October 2017

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A birding wonder of the world! The gigantic island off the east coast of Africa that is Madagascar truly is a must-see birding and wildlife destination. Our classic itinerary that…

The Best of Madagascar and Northwest, Masoala and Berenty Extensions Trip Report, October 2016

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Our first day of the tour consisted of meets and greets for the first of the participants heading off to explore the northwest of the island. We were based in…

Comoros Islands and Remote Madagascar Trip Report, November 2014

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This remote Madagascar and Comoros tour allows for the rare opportunity for any serious lister to connect with some of the most range-restricted species on the planet. The iconic islands…

Namibia Trip Reports

Namibia, Okavango and Victoria Falls Trip Report, November 2018

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This was a Namibia, Botswana, and Zambia birding adventure to remember. Starting in the iconic and well-known Walvis Bay we would thereafter traverse the diversity of Namibia...

Namibia and Okavango Delta, Photographic Trip Report, March 2015

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From the outset, photography was our goal, and so it was expected that the total number of species seen would be lower than on previous trips to these destinations ...

South Africa Trip Reports

Western Cape 8-day Trip Report October 2018

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This tour started along the west coast of South Africa, where the ocean and beaches meet the world-famous Fynbos plant kingdom...

Eastern Escarpment and Kruger National Park Trip Report May 2017

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This trip was specially designed for Kieran and Pattie to see the very best of the escarpment of South Africa and the low-lying Kruger National Park to the east. The…

Subtropical South Africa Trip Report March 2017

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This was a tour with incredible diversity, varying habitats, enjoyable company, and a host of endemic South African bird species. Our 16-day ‘Subtropical South Africa’...

Western Cape 12-day and Subtropical South Africa Trip Report March 2017

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By combining our Western Cape tour and our Subtropical South Africa tour one covers quite a variety of habitats, experiences, and an array of climates and gets to spend time…

Western Cape 12-day Trip Report March 2017

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This tour started along the west coast of South Africa, where the ocean and beaches meet the world-famous Fynbos plant kingdom. Here in the endemic-rich Western Cape ...

Cape Pelagic Trip Report, December 2016

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As we set out of Simon’s Town harbour we quickly added Cape and White-breasted Cormorants, Kelp and Hartlaub's Gulls and and Common, Greater Crested , and Sandwich Terns to the ...

Cape, Namaqualand and Kalahari Trip Report, August 2016

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This tour is timed to take advantage of the great birding conditions in the Western Cape fynbos zone along with the annual displays of the Namaqualand flowers. With only ...

Tanzania Trip Reports

Tanzania: Savanna Birds, Wildebeest Migration, and Eastern Arc Mountains Trip Report, April 2015

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Tanzania is quintessential Africa – a tour that we highly recommend for every type of nature lover and birder. This exciting birding safari, which began in coastal Dar es Salaam…

Zambia Trip Reports

Zambia and Malawi Trip Report, August 2014

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This trip was run as a customized tour for three clients, all with lists of well over 7000 species seen worldwide, and in fact Dollyann was hoping to reach 8000…

Australia Trip Reports

Southwestern Australia Trip Report, December 2018

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The geographic isolation and diverse habitats present in the southwest of the state of Western Australia results in a number of endemic species and subspecies. This short ....

From the Outback to the Wet Tropics Trip Report, October 2018

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On this 16-day scheduled-departure Australia group tour we connected with many exciting birds, and the tour yielded a long list of eastern Australian birding specialties,

Tasmania Trip Report, October 2018

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This short Tasmania group tour focused on finding the state’s endemic birds as well as two breeding endemic species (both Critically Endangered parrots) and the tour is a great way…

From the Wet Tropics to the Outback Trip Report, October 2018

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This 17-day customized Australia group tour connected with many exciting birds and yielded a long list of eastern Australian birding specialties.

New Caledonia Trip Reports

New Caledonia – Kagu Tour Trip Report, December 2018

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This short and highly successful New Caledonia set departure group tour followed our Western Australia tour. The tour started in Nouméa on the 10th of...

New Caledonia, Fiji and Samoa – Custom Trip Report, October 2016

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This custom birding and photography tour for Jim and Barbara commenced on the 2nd October 2016 in New Caledonia and concluded on the 20th ...

Papua New Guinea Trip Reports

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