Eco-Tours: See Birds of the World

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Join us for trips across the United States and the globe! Want to learn more about our upcoming trips? Email and ask to be put on our travel list.

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FULL: Central Texas - Big Bend and Edwards Plateau - May 8-16, 2024

Central Texas – Big Bend and Edwards Plateau: May 8 – 16, 2024

This Eco-Tour has been developed to celebrate the array of birds where east meets west, with an emphasis on three species with extremely limited ranges.  The area west of San Antonio known as Hill Country provides the best opportunity for both Golden-cheeked Warbler and Black-capped Vireo, and the Chisos Mountains of Big Bend is home to the very small U.S. population of Colima Warbler.  While a long list of birds are expected, these three will remain the focal species of this experience.  Other range-specific birds such as Common Black-Hawk, Gray Hawk, Elf Owl, Montezuma Quail, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Black-chinned Sparrow, Olive Sparrow and Hepatic Tanager are also on the target list.

This trip is offered at a cost of $2,995 per person for the double occupancy rate. Single occupancy is available; please review the trip details for more information.

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FULL: Tanzania - August 7-20, 2024

Tanzania – August 7-20, 2024 - $7,999 plus airfare. 

Join us for the trip of a lifetime to the eastern African country of Tanzania where we will visit the Ngorongoro crater (World Heritage site), the Great Rift Valley, and of course, the magnificent Serengeti.

There are over 1,100 bird species in Tanzania – many of which will be life birds for you. From sunbirds to ostriches, with flamingos in between, the diversity of species is amazing. Of course, birds are not the only thing we will be looking for. There will be elephants, lions, giraffes, hippopotamuses, rhinoceros, Old World primates, cheetahs, warthogs, wildebeest, leopards, jackals, hyenas, impalas, eland, gazellas, and numerous other antelope species – some in huge numbers.

When not looking at wildlife, we will be visiting local markets, stopping where the Leakeys discovered some of our earliest ancestors, and experiencing a Maasi village. At night, we will be staying at fantastic safari lodges and even doing a bit of “glamping”.

Our travel partners at Holbrook Travel have done a great job of minimizing travel time and helping us put together a trip that you’re sure to enjoy.

For detailed information on this trip, and to reserve your spot, pleasevisit this link . This trip will be limited to 10 guests and slots are sure to go fast. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to: jbonner [at]

Some memorable participant experiences have included:

“After hours of searching, Brian located a small group of White-collared Seedeaters for our group of 16 participants at La Laja Ranch”
along the Rio Grande River in Laredo, Texas
“A magnificent Mangrove Cuckoo perched atop a Black Mangrove”
Key Largo, Florida
“Nesting Atlantic Puffins carrying mouthfuls of herring into their burrows on Machias Seal Island”
Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada
“An adult female Coyote returning to her den of pups”
Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, CO
“The thunderous roar of the morning flight of Snow Geese at Bosque Del Apache NWR”
San Antonio, NM
“The exhilaration of seeing a Great Gray Owl perched on a snag in Sax Zim Bog”
“Waves crashing against the bow of the boat as we watch thousands of Sooty Shearwaters, a dozen Black-footed Albatross, and even a South Polar Skua”
Pacific Ocean, 60 miles offshore of Monterey, California