UPCOMING TOUR SCHEDULE
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CHICAGO: Fall Migration and Architecture. 20-24 September 2018. Price $1480. Guaranteed departure. 5 spaces remaining. Witness the peak of fall migration on the Chicago Lakefront with two afternoon architectural tours with expert guides, all while sampling Chicago's food scene during a beautiful time of year. Guides: Josh Engel and Amanda Zeigler.
CAPE MAY Migration Madness. 27 Sep - 2 Oct 2018. $2100 per person sharing. Maximum 7 participants. The best of East Coast fall migration in the best outdoor classroom possible.
The Best of SOUTH AFRICA. Trip full. Wait list only. 15-31 October 2018. $4850 per person sharing. From the Cape's beauty and endemic birds to the megafauna-filled wilderness of Kruger National Park. Maximum 12 participants. Guide: Josh Engel (second guide will be added for 9+ participants). Guide: Josh Engel.
BHUTAN: Birding under Buddha's Gaze. Trip full. Wait list only. 4-17 November 2018. $5795 per person sharing. Birding in the Himalayas during the most beautiful time of year, with a healthy dose of Bhutanese culture. Unlike most Bhutan birding tours, we stay in hotels the whole trip (no camping). Guides: Josh Engel and Norbu.
Sax-Zim Bog & Northeast MINNESOTA. Guaranteed departure. 3 spaces remaining. 23-27 January 2019. Price $1595. Maximum 7 participants. Owls, finches, grouse, and other boreal birds in a winter wonderland.
TEXAS: Upper Texas Coast Migration. 13-18 April 2019. Price $1850. Incredible migration and bird diversity in legendary hotspots. Maximum 7 participants.
SAVE $200 if you sign up for both 2019 Texas tours! A GREAT DEAL on GREAT BIRDING!
TEXAS: Hill Country and Big Bend. Guaranteed departure. 1 space remaining. 18-27 April 2019. Price $3250. Central and West Texas specialties in beautiful landscapes during spring migration. Maximum 7 participants.
MONTANA with the Illinois Ornithological Society. 20-25 June 2019. Price $1895 from Bozeman. Breeding birds of the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains in a beautiful setting, including Yellowstone National Park. Maximum 14 participants. Guides: Adam Sell and second guide.
NAMIBIA & BOTSWANA. 4 spaces remaining. 15-29 July 2019. $7250. Maximum 6 participants. The splendor of the deserts of Southwest Africa with incredible birds, wildlife, and scenery, while staying in top-class hotels. Guide: Josh Engel.
VICTORIA FALLS AND CHOBE NATIONAL PARK EXTENSION. 29 July - 1 August. $1600. Incredible wildlife viewing and birding with a visit to one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Guide: Josh Engel.
CHICAGO: Fall Migration and Architecture. 19-23 September 2019. $1595. Witness the peak of fall migration on the Chicago Lakefront with two afternoon architectural tours with expert guides, all while sampling Chicago's food scene during a beautiful time of year.
CAPE MAY Migration Madness. 25 -30 September 2019. Price TBD. Maximum 7 participants. The best of East Coast fall migration in the best outdoor classroom possible.
BRAZIL: Pantanal and Cerrado with the Evanston North-Shore Bird Club. 2-12 October 2019. $4940 from Cuiabá. One more participant needed for confirmation. Birds and mammals (including Jaguar!) at the end of the dry season in one of the world's great wetlands, plus endemic birds of the Cerrado.
IGUASSU FALLS EXTENSION. 12-15 October 2019. $1600 from Foz do Iguaçu. Three nights to enjoy the falls and the area's birds, with a full day on both the Brazil and Argentina sides of the great falls.
CUBA: Endemics of the Caribbean's Biggest Island. 7-18 February 2020. From Miami. Price $4550. So tantalizingly close to the United States, yet seemingly so far away. We will look for every endemic bird while enjoying the beauty, music, and culture of the island. Trip includes a full day at the end to enjoy and tour Havana.
Top birding lodges of PANAMA. Itinerary coming soon!
June-July 2020. Canopy Tower and Canopy Camp. Dates and Price TBD. Maximum 10 participants. Extraordinary diversity at the best birding lodges in Panama. Guide: Adam Sell and local guides.
July 2020 Canopy Camp Darien. Dates and Price TBD. Maximum 10 participants. Harpy Eagle and rare denizens of remote Eastern Panama based at a beautiful wilderness camp. Guide: Adam Sell and local guides.
The Best of SOUTH AFRICA. 15-31 October 2020. Price TBD. From the Cape's beauty and endemic birds to the megafauna-filled wilderness of Kruger National Park. Maximum 12 participants. Guide: Josh Engel (second guide will be added for 9+ participants). Guide: Josh Engel.