East Yorkshire Coast October 14th - 16th
day / 2 night visit to the East Coast of Yorkshire at a good time for late
autumn migrants such as Yellow browed, Pallas's, Raddes and Dusky Warblers,
Shrikes, Richard's Pipits and Wryneck or perhaps a rare thrush species or
pipit. Nothing is ever guaranteed but if weather conditions are favourable
places like Spurn, Flamborough and Filey are usually leaping with good birds
Wader Identification Weekend October 22nd
A Fylde Coast based weekend where we'll show you how to
identify those tricky non breeding plumaged waders / shorebirds at various
sites around the area. There'll be opportunities to compare and to learn how
to separate the godwits, plovers, sandpipers, redshanks etc and we should
also see other species that'll include wildfowl, owls and raptors.
**2 places left on this tour**
Australia - the East Coast & Tasmania October 26th -
A 22 day visit 'down under' takes us to a number of
fabulous birding locations in New South Wales, Queensland and Tasmania
that'll include the stunning Great Barrier Reef, the Atherton Tablelands,
the Lamington National Park, the Blue Mountains, Cairns Esplanade, the
Daintree River and Bruny Island.
There'll be a very impressive number of
different species on this trip of a lifetime and we'd hope to see Powerful
Owl, Laughing and Blue winged Kookaburras, Albert's Lyrebird, Superb
Lyrebird, Dollarbird, Double eyed Fig Parrot, Paradise and Victoria's
Riflebirds, Noisy Pitta, King Parrot, Rainbow Bee Eater, Greater Cassowary,
Tawny Frogmouth, Collared Kingfisher, Hardhead, Galah, Azure Kingfisher,
Pied Imperial Pigeon, Beach and Bush Stone Curlews, Macleay's Honeyeater,
Pink eared Duck, Pacific Baza, Satin Bowerbird, Golden Bowerbird, Yellow
tailed Black Cockatoo, Channel billed Cuckoo, Straw necked Ibis, Toothed and
Green Catbirds, Greater Frigatebird, Spectacled Monarch, Greater
Frigatebird, Lesser Frigatebird, Sooty Tern and Bridled Tern. If there are
any pelagic trips out of either Sydney or Wollongong during our stay in the
area we'll look at joining them for the day. We could also possibly charter
our own boat with sufficient numbers.
Australia is home to lots of unique
wildlife apart from birds and we'll hope to find numerous different
Kangaroos and Wallabies, Koala, Echidna and Duck billed Platypus as well as
**1 single or gent room share left
on this tour**
Norfolk & Suffolk November
18th - 23rd
A 6 day / 5 night visit to East Anglia where we'll search
for species such as Common Crane, Bittern, Dartford Warbler, Rough legged
Buzzard, Red necked Grebe, Great Grey Shrike, Golden Pheasant, Cetti's
Warbler, Spoonbill, Bearded Tit, Marsh Harrier, Hen Harrier, Merlin and Barn
Owl as well as up to 10 species of geese to include Eurasian White fronted,
Dark bellied Brent, Taiga Bean Goose and Egyptian Goose as well as the
scarcer species such as Snow or Ross's Geese. Other likely species include
Barn Owl, Hen Harrier, Short eared Owl, Snow Bunting, Twite and maybe
Winter Wallcreeper Weekend November 25th -
A four day Friday - Monday long weekend to the south of France
where we'll target an exceptional range of species that'll include
Wallcreeper, Eagle Owl, Slender billed Gull, Little Bustard, Serin, Southern
Grey Shrike, Crag Martin, Red crested Pochard, Greater Flamingo, Short toed
Treecreeper, Bonelli's Eagle, Rock Bunting, Cirl Bunting, Alpine Accentor,
Fan tailed Warbler, Blue Rock Thrush, Dartford Warbler, Sardinian Warbler,
Common Crane, Crested Tit, Firecrest and White Stork amongst others. More
familiar species should include Black Redstart, Green Woodpecker, Black
necked Grebe, Kingfisher, Marsh Harrier and Hen Harrier.
We have never
missed Wallcreeper here on any of our previous winter tours
**2 places left on this tour**
The Gambia November 26th - December 11th
excellent 2 weeks birding in The Gambia in north west Africa will yield
around 260 species that'll hopefully include Egyptian Plover, Red throated
Bee Eater, Swallow tailed Bee Eater, Little Bee Eater, Broad billed Roller,
Verreaux's Eagle Owl, Pink backed Pelican, Black headed Heron, Marabou
Stork, African Pygmy Goose, Palm Nut Vulture, Western banded Snake Eagle,
Gabar Goshawk, Shikra, Grey Kestrel, Martial Eagle, Red necked Falcon, Black
Crake, Greater Painted Snipe, Wattled Plover, Four banded Sandgrouse,
Bruce's Green Pigeon, Black billed Wood Dove, Senegal Parrot, Finfoot,
Standard winged Nightjar, White faced Scops Owl, Pearl spotted Owlet, Violet
Turaco, Green Turaco, Long tailed Nightjar, Blue breasted Kingfisher,
Striped Kingfisher, Giant Kingfisher, Bearded Barbet, Abyssinian Roller,
Black Wood Hoopoe, Fine spotted Woodpecker, Chestnut backed Sparrow Lark,
Fanti Saw Wing, Wire tailed Swallow, Grey headed Bristlebill, Snowy crowned
Robin Chat, Bluethroat, Western Violet backed Sunbird and Purple Glossy
Starling plus much more.
We'll spend time in Kololi, Tendaba and
Georgetown visiting sites to include the Katong Wetlands, the Abuko Forest
Reserve, Tanji Beach, Basse, Bansang sand quarry, Kunkilling forest, Tu
jeering, Mara Kissa, Bijilo Forest and Pirang amongst many others.
**3 places left on this tour**
Speyside, Mull & Islay December 1st - 11th
11 day tour of the best winter birding sites in Scotland where we'll spend 4
nights in Speyside, 3 nights on Mull and 3 nights on Islay.
we'll hope to find in Speyside will include Capercaillie, Ptarmigan, Crested
Tit, Red Kite, Scottish Crossbill, Snow Bunting and Black Grouse amongst
There's always a chance of scarcer species at this time of year
too and possibilities include Waxwing, White billed Diver, Surf and Velvet
Scoters, Long tailed Duck and King Eider when we visit the coast.
our targets will include Golden Eagle, White tailed Eagle, Short eared Owl,
Black Guillemot, Hen Harrier, Long tailed Duck and Great northern Diver.
There'll be large flocks of Barnacle and Greenland White fronted Geese on
Islay along with smaller numbers of both Dark and Pale bellied Brent Geese
and Pink footed Geese with them.
There's a great chance of something
rarer with them and over the years we've seen numerous vagrant Canada Goose
species, Snow Goose, Ross's Goose and Red breasted Goose as well as Bean
There'll also be Great northern, Black throated and Red throated
Divers, Scaup and Scoter flocks, Chough, Twite, Hen Harrier, Long tailed
Duck, Slavonian Grebe and Purple Sandpiper along with a reasonable chance of
both Iceland and Glaucous Gull.
Vancouver Island, British
Columbia January 7th - 16th
A great 10 day visit to the
west coast of Canada that will yield an excellent list of birds with some
cetaceans and other sea mammals too.
We'll visit numerous sites that may
include Boundary Bay, the George C Reifel Migratory Bird Centre, Beacon Hill
Park, Clover Point, the Nanaimo Estuary, Cattle Point, Stanley Park, Piper's
Lagoon, Buttertub's Marsh and Stanley Park.
Our avain targets will
include Varied Thrush, Steller's Jay, Snowy Owl, Rough legged Hawk, American
Dipper, Snow Goose, Cackling Goose, various Canada Geese, Surfbird, Rock
Sandpiper, Black Turnstone, Golden crowned Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Red
breasted Sapsucker, Western Grebe, Evening Grosbeak, Bald Eagle, Ancient
Murrelet, Rhinoceros Auklet, Anna's Hummingbird and a selection of ducks and
gulls amongst many other species. There's a chance of Orca and Humpbacked
Whale too as well as Steller's and California Sea Lion and Sea Otter and on
last year's trip we also saw Elephant Seal.
Steller's Eider, Owls & Woodpeckers January 18th - 22nd
This great 5 day short break targets some much sought after species that'll
include the gorgeous Steller's Eider along with Hawk, Ural, Tengmalm's,
Pygmy and maybe Eagle Owls, Goshawk, Nutcracker, White tailed Eagle, White
backed, Black, and Lesser spotted Woodpeckers, Waxwing, Parrot Crossbill,
Great Grey Shrike, Crested Tit and Rough legged Buzzard anong others.
Vietnam - South, Central & North January 24th -
On this excellent 26 day tour we take in all of
Vietnam and it's remarkable range of species as we visit sites in the north,
central and southern regions of this fabulous birding location.
the tour we visit sites such as the Cuc Phong NP, the Phong Nha Ke Bang NP,
Tam Dao, Sapa, Ho Chi Min ( Saigon ), the Mekong Delta, Shamu Pass, Bach Ma
NP, Ngoc Linh NP, Mang Den, Dalat, Yok Don NP, Di Linh and Cat Tien NP
Amongst the long list of species that we'll be searching for will be Spoon
billed Sandpiper, Golden Parrotbill, Siberian Thrush, Nordmann's Greenshank,
Red necked Stint, Terek Sandpiper, Beautiful Nuthatch, Gould's Sunbird,
White browed and Red tailed Laughingthrushes, Blue naped, Eared, Blue
rumped, Blue winged and Bar bellied Pittas, Blue winged Minla, Brown
Hornbill, Chestnut headed Tesia, Red collared Woodpecker, Rachet tailed
Treepie, Annam Partridge, Japanese Thrush, Crested Argus, Silver Pheasant,
Blyth's and Stork billed Kingfishers, Black Eagle, Orange necked Partridge,
Wreathed Hornbill and Snowy browed Flycatcher among many, many more.
Northern India February 14th - March 1st
Ranthambore, Bharatpur, Corbett, Sattal and Pangot and the Kumaon Himilaya
as well as the Taj Mahal on this fabulous wildlife packed tour tour amazing
India where we can expect around 370 species of birds and a number of
mammals that we hope will include Tiger ( we had great views of a male on
our last visit ).
Target birds will include Painted Spurfowl, Ibisbill,
Painted Sandgrouse, Indian Courser, Sarus Crane, Indian Skimmer, Black
necked Stork, Golden Bush Robin, Himilayan and Siberian Rubythroats,
Wallcreeper, Collared Falconet, Cheer and Koklass Pheasants, Little and
Slaty backed Forktails, Collared Owlet, Great Pied Hornbill, numerous
Laughing Thrushes, Flycatchers and Warblers and a possible 9 species of
Among the mammals we may see are Tiger, Asian Elephant and
Ganges River Dolphin.
Wallcreeper Weekend February
24th - 27th
A 4 day long Friday to Monday trip to the south of
France where we are almost guaranteed to see Wallcreeper along with a number
of other great birds to include Greater Flamingo, Little Bustard, Alpine
Accentor, Southern Grey Shrike, Short toed Treecreeper, Crag Martin, Rock
Bunting, Firecrest, Crested Tit, Sardinian Warbler, Dartford Warbler, Eagle
Owl, Fan tailed Warbler, White Stork, Slender billed Gull, Blue Rock Thrush,
Common Crane and many more species.
In over a dozen winter visits here we
have never failed to see Wallcreeper !!
We can run this tour for groups
of 4-6 on request anytime between November and February
Western Ireland Coast March 6th - 11th
A 6 day visit to the
stunning west coast of Ireland where w e spend nights in Enniscrone near to
Sligo and in Galway. We visit a number of sites that'll include Nimmo's
Pier, Raghlan, Ballyvaughn, Rossaveal and Bell Harbour among others.
There'll be good birds to see and over the last couple of visits these have
included Surf Scoter, Richardson's Cackling Goose, King Eider, Forster's
Tern, American Wigeon, Todd's Canada Goose, Lesser Scaup, Ring necked Duck,
Ferruginous Duck, Ring billed Gull, American Herring Gull, Laughing Gull,
Glaucous Gull and Iceland Gull along with the more usual Black throated
Diver ( flock of 40+ in 2016 ), Great Northern Diver, Purple Sandpiper,
Velvet & Common Scoter, Long tailed Duck, Greenland White fronted Geese,
Barnacle Geese, Brent Geese, Chough and Hooded Crow.
**2 places left on this tour**
Norfolk & Suffolk March 13th - 19th
A week in East
Anglia where we visit numerous excellent birdwatching sites that'll include
Titchwell, Strumpshaw Fen, Minsmere, Cantley Marshes and Frampton Marsh RSPB
reserves, Cley NWT, Hickling NWT, Breydon Water, Holkham Pines and others.
There'll be up to 10 species of geese and these could include scarcer
species such as Snow, Ross's or Black Brant among the DB Brents, Eurasian
White fronted and Taiga Bean Geese that we can expect.
raptors such as Hen and Marsh Harriers, Merlin, Peregrine and Rough legged
Buzzard and a highlight will be watching Common Cranes flying in to roost on
the Norfolk Broads. It's likely that there'll be Great Grey Shrike wintering
somewhere and we can also hope for Shorelark, Twite, Snow Bunting, Red
necked Grebe, Velvet Scoter, Dartford Warbler, Bittern, Bearded Tit and many
more great birds on this excellent tour. We have enjoyed numerous rare
species on past tours.
Speyside March 27th - April
A week in Speyside where we'll visit a number of sites for the
specialities to include Capercaillie, Ptarmigan, Black Grouse, Osprey,
Slavonian Grebe, Black throated Diver, Great Northern Diver, Red throated
Diver, Crested Tit, Golden Eagle, White tailed Eagle, Snow Bunting, Ring
Ouzel and Scottish Crossbill along with mammals such as Pine Marten, Badger
and Red Squirrel too. Other possible birds include Waxwing, Short eared Owl
and Hen Harrier. A visit to the coast will target White billed Diver, King
Eider, Velvet Scoter and Surf Scoter in particular with all these species
regular here in late winter.
Texas Coast April 5th -
Another visit to the Lone Star State where spring warbler,
raptor and shorebird migration will be in full swing with good birds along
the Lower Rio Grande Valley too and a good chance of catching Whooping Crane
before they depart for their Canadian breeding grounds.
We spend time at
the High Island sites, Bolivar Flats, Aransas NWR, Anahuac NWR, numerous
sites along the Rio Grande Valley on the Mexican border, South Padre Island
and Port Aransas.
We'd expect in excess of 260 species on this tour with
some of the highlights being 25+ species of dazzlingly plumaged wood
warbler, Greater Roadrunner, Whooping Crane, Least Grebe, both Fulvous and
Black bellied Whistling Ducks, Crested Caracara, Scissor tailed Flycatcher,
numerous different shorebirds, Brown, Long billed and Curve billed
Thrashers, 3 species of Kingfisher, various raptors, Green Jay,
Hummingbirds, Woodpeckers and plenty more.
Extremadura, Spain April 19th - 26th
A week in of the best birding areas in Europe will hopefully yield a
good list of desirable species such as Black shouldered Kite, Roller, Great
and Little Bustards, Black bellied and Pin tailed Sandgrouse, Azure winged
Magpie, Bee Eater, Black Wheatear, Rufous Bush Robin, Great spotted Cuckoo,
Eagles to include Spanish Imperial, Short toed, Bonelli's, Golden and
Booted, Western Orphean Warbler, Black, Griffon and Egyptian Vultures,
Calandra, Thekla, Crested and Short toed Larks, Alpine Swift, Montagu's
Harrier, Stone Curlew, Red and Black Kites, Southern Grey Shrike, Blue Rock
Thrush, Rock Sparrow and Eagle Owl amongst others.
5 places left on this
Latvia April 27th - May 4th
A week long
visit to the Baltic will produce a great weeks birding with Goshawk, Middle
spotted, Three toed, White backed and Grey headed Woodpeckers, Capercaillie,
Ortolan Bunting, Pygmy and Ural Owl, Spotted Crake, Little Crake, Black
Stork, Hazel Grouse, Lesser spotted Eagle, Montagu's and Pallid Harriers,
Great and Jack Snipe, Hoopoe, Tawny Pipit, Roller, White winged Black Tern,
Whiskered Tern, Slavonian and Black necked Grebes and White tailed Eagle
among the highlights. It's spring migration time so there'll be plenty more
too and we'd expect 160+ species.
There'll be some mammals such as Moose,
Pine Marten, Wild Boar, Beaver and Racoon Dog too.
We'll visit the Kolka
Cape, the Kemeri NP, the Gipka Wetland and the Lake Lubans Wetland Complex
and Fishponds amongst others.
Arizona & Southern California
April 20th - May 2nd
This tour is in preparation and details will be
available by the end of August 2016
Please ask for details and we will
send them to you when they are finalised.
6th - 13th
We return to the Aegean for a week on the fabulous island
of Lesvos where spring migration will be in full swing with great birds such
as Cinerous Bunting, Cretzchmar's Bunting, Long legged Buzzard, Sombre Tit,
Kruper's Nuthatch, Scops Owl, Masked Shrike, Eleanora's Falcon, Lesser
Kestrel, Blue Rock Thrush, Olive Tree Warbler, Orphean Warbler and Rufous
Bush Chat along with more typical species such as Bee Eater, Roller, Hoopoe,
Stone Curlew and Greater Flamingo.
We have one hotel base in Anaxos on
Ohio & Michigan May 3rd - 16th
This excellent trip to the edge of the Great Lakes is timed to coincide with
the peak warbler migration as thousands of these dazzlingly plumaged gems
make their way north to breed in Canada.
We can expect around 30
different species and these will include Blackburnian, Black throated Blue,
Cerulean, Magnolia, Cape May, Bay breasted, Yellow, Prothonotary, Black
throated Green, Tennessee, Blue winged, Chestnut sided, Golden winged,
Blackpoll and perhaps best of all Kirtland's Warbler. There is also a good
chance of a Connecticut or a Mourning Warbler too.
There'll be plenty of
other species too and these will include Sandhill Crane, Red breasted
Nuthatch, White breasted Nuthatch, Bald Eagle, American Woodcock, various
woodpeckers including Pileated, Downy, Hairy, Northern Flicker, Red headed
and Red bellied, numerous flycatchers, tanagers, vireos, shorebirds,
wildfowl and raptors galore. A superb bird packed trip.
We spend 8 nights
in Oregon near Toledo in Ohio and 4 nights in Oscoda in Michigan
that we visit will include the world famous Magee Marsh, Pipe Creek, Maumee
Bay SP and the Pearson Metro Park in Ohio and numerous excellent sites in
British Columbia May 12th - 28th
We make a return to fabulous British Columbia in western Canada for a great
variety of birds and mammals as we visit numerous sites on Vancouver Island,
the Okanagan Valley and Manning.
Our potential list of around 190 species
of birds includes Harlequin Duck, Surf Scoter, American Dipper, Varied
Thrush, Clark's Nutcracker, Grey Jay, Red breasted Sapsucker, Calliope
Hummingbird, Spotted Towhee, Lewis's Woodpecker, Black headed Grosbeak,
Barred Owl, Say's Phoebe, Western Screech Owl, Boreal Owl, Northern Saw Whet
Owl, Flammulated Owl, Northern Pygmy Owl, Great Grey Owl, Townsend's
Solitaire, Boreal Chickadee, Anna's Hummingbird, American Three toed
Woodpecker, Sage Thrasher, Williamson's Sapsucker, Rhinoceros Auklet, Pigeon
Guillemot, Violet Green Swallow, Steller's Jay and Bald Eagle. Among the
mammals we can expect Orca and maybe Grey and Humpback Whales, Black Bear,
Steller's and California Sea Lions and Sea Otter.
Isles May 20th - June 4th
A 16 day / 15 night visit to the
most northerly islands of the UK to include Shetland, Fetlar, Fair Isle,
Orkney and Mull as well as a few days in Speyside in search of some of our
most sought after birds such as Red necked Phalarope, Storm Petrel, White
tailed Eagle, Golden Eagle, Corncrake, Osprey, Slavonian Grebe, Great
Northern Diver, Black throated Diver, Red throated Diver and Hen Harrier.
There's always scarcities on this trip and on past tours these have included
King Eider, Surf Scoter, Icterine Warbler, Nightjar, Serin, Golden Oriole,
Laughing Gull and Rustic Bunting.
Alaska USA June
7th - 21st
Our fabulous tour to Alaska last year produced awesome
birds and 2 Polar Bears !!
On this years tour we visit Barrow where we
hope to find Snowy Owl, Spectacled Eider,
Steller's Eider, King Eider,
hoardes of breeding plumaged Red and Red necked Phalaropes, Hoary Redpolls
and Lapland Longspurs and on the magical Pribilofs it'll be seabirds such as
Thick billed Murre, Horned and Tufted Puffins, Parakeet, Crested and Least
Auklets, Red faced Cormorant and Red legged Kittiwake. In the Nome area our
quarry includes Emperor Goose, Bristle thighed Curlew and Aleutian Tern and
along the Denali Highway we'll seek out Arctic Warbler, Northern Hawk Owl,
Trumpeter Swan and Upland Sandpiper amongst other great species.
trip out of Seward will reward us with Rhinoceros Auklets, Tufted and Horned
Puffins, Marbled Murrelet and hopefully Kittlitz's Murrelet and amazing
Glacier views. We had fabulous views of at least 10 Humpbacked Whales on
this boat trip in 2016 along with bow riding Dall's Porpoises and close up
Sea Otters. There's a good chance of Orca too.
Ecuador & the
Galapagos Islands August 19th - September 8th
amazing trip of a lifetime we follow in Darwin's footsteps on the Galapagos
Islands and also spend a couple of weeks on the east and west Andes slopes
in search of hundreds of species of birds.
We spend 4 days exploring the
Galapagos searching for some of the unique wildlife still to be found here.
Birds may include some of the 13 species of ‘Darwin's Finches', Blue footed,
Red footed and Nazca Booby's, Lava Gull, Lava Heron, Galapagos Penguin,
Galapagos Dove and Galapagos Hawk amongst others. We will of course also
seek out the other unique non avian Galapagos wildlife too.
Ecuador we visit half a dozen private nature reserves that have a combined
list of over 1200 recorded species of birds that include 65 different
species of hummingbirds.
These 6 nature reserves occupy 11 different
ecosystems throughout the east and west Andean slope and we'll spend time in
High Barren Plains, Paramo, Highland Rainforest, Upper Tropical Rainforest
and Cloud Forest to maximise our list of possible species.
endless list of possible birds includes Andean Emerald, Brown Violetear,
Andean Guan, Sparkling Violetear, Plate billed Mountain Toucan, Chestnut
crowned Antpitta, Ecuadorian Thrush, Crimson mantled Woodpecker, Flavescent
Flycatcher, numerous different species of Tanager, Oilbird, Rufous bellied
Seedsnipe, Andean Condor, Short tailed Swift and Sword billed Hummingbird.
Estonia September 20th - 27th
in the Baltic should produce a good list of birds that'll include many
waders, passerines and wildfowl species to complement the hoped for
Steller's Eider, Hazel Grouse, Nutcracker, Golden, Lesser spotted and White
tailed Eagles, Tengmalm's Ural and Pygmy Owls, Three toed, Black, White
backed and Grey headed Woodpeckers, Capercaillie, Common Crane, White billed
and Black throated Divers, Rough legged Buzzard and Little Crake among
We expect mammals too and we'll spend an evening in a hide where
our main quarry will be Brown Bear as well as Racoon Dog. We should also see
Eurasian Beaver on this tour.
This tour booked up months in advance
last year so early booking recommended
Isles of Scilly
October 4th - 11th
Another visit to the beautiful Isles of Scilly
some 28 miles off the tip of Cornwall where there's a good chance of a suite
of rare and scarce species from the east and west depending on the
prevailing weather conditions at the time. Expected species include Wryneck,
Firecrest, Red breasted Flycatcher, Richard's Pipit, Spoonbill, Common
Rosefinch, Jack Snipe, Yellow browed Warbler, Lapland Bunting and Black
Redstart and among the rarer birds we've enjoyed on recent visits are Upland
Sandpiper, Black eared Wheatear, Arctic Warbler, Blyth's Pipit, Solitary
Sandpiper, Radde's Warbler, Dusky Warbler, Olive backed Pipit
Duck, Northern Waterthrush, Black Kite and Cream coloured Courser to name a
few. Anything can and does turn up at this time of year.
booked up months in advance last few years so early booking recommended
Costa Rica November 22nd - December 7th
return to fabulous Costa Rica for another bird packed adventure with around
400 species expected. Amongst these birds should be Blue crowned Motmot,
Volcano Junco, Snowy Cotinga, Great Potoo, Fiery billed Aracari, Crested
Guan, Amazon Kingfisher, Magnificent Hummingbird, Crested Owl, Vermiculated
Screech Owl, Black and White Owl, Spectacled Owl, Fasciated Antshrike, Bay
Wren, White whiskered Puffbird, Scarlet Macaw, Orange billed Nightingale
Thrush, Green Violet Ear, Fiery throated Hummingbird, White throated
Mountain Gem and numerous different Tanagers.
We spend nights at the
Bouganvillea Hotel in San Jose, La Selva Biological Station, Cerro Lodge,
Cano Negro, the Savegre Mountain Hotel, Heliconias Lodge and the Arenal
New Mexico & South Texas November
22nd - December 6th
A 15 day trip to New Mexico and the south of
Texas taking in the superb Bosque del Apache NWR, the Lower Rio Grande
Valley, the Aransas NWR and the coastline south of Galveston.
del Apache the refuge will be packed with around 14,000 wintering Sandhill
Cranes and huge flocks of Snow and Ross's Geese and Cackling Geese along
with Clark's Grebe, Gambel's Quail, Aplomado Falcon, Ferruginous Hawk,
Prairie Falcon, Say's Phoebe, Black tailed Gnatcatcher, Cactus Wren, Western
Screech Owl, Red naped Sapsucker, Western Scrub Jay, Green tailed Towhee,
Greater Roadrunner and Criissal Thrasher among other notable species.
Along the Rio Grande Valley along the Texas / Mexico border we'll add
Pyrrhuloxia, Olive Sparrow, Green Jay, Altamira Oriole, Great Kiskadee,
Least Grebe, Ringed and Green Kingfishers, Verdin, Golden fronted and Ladder
backed Woodpeckers, Plain Chachalaca and more.
The Aransas area holds the
world's only wintering population of Whooping Cranes and along the central
Texas coast we'll enjoy huge flocks of a wide variety of wintering
shorebirds and wildfowl including seaduck. A great bird packed winter tour.