Eco-Tours: See Birds of the World

Current trips: Peru and Southeast Arizona.

Both trips are full! Stay tuned for future eco-tours.


We are very excited to announce two great upcoming trips – Southeast Arizona and Peru!

Southeast Arizona, August 30 – Sept 7

Join Brian Shema on an 8-day journey through southeast Arizona.  From home bases in Green Valley, Sierra Vista and Douglas, we will scour the varied habitats in search of local specialty birds, as well as southbound migrants.  Visit renowned birding hotspots including Madera Canyon, Ramsey Canyon, Cave Creek Canyon, and the Paton Residence.  The potential bird list is diverse, and includes targets such as Five-striped Sparrow, Montezuma Quail, Rufous-capped Warbler, Black-capped Gnatcatcher, Mexican Whip-poor-will, Crissal Thrasher, Elegant Trogon, and over a dozen species of hummingbirds.  Note this bird list includes a number of species that our previous Southeast Arizona trips have not included!  The all-inclusive price for this experience is only $2,495 for ASWP members ($2,695 for non-members).  See attached registration packet for more information and trip itinerary. 

Peru, November 12 - 23

Join Jim Bonner on a 12-day trip to the land of the Incas. We’ll travel from the Pacific coast of Peru, where we will see Humboldt Penguins and Inca Terns, to the Andean Mountains with stops in Cuzco and Machu Picchu, then on to the Amazonian Lowlands for the abundant biodiversity you can only find in a tropical rainforest. This trip is limited to 10 people and combines birds, history, culture, and more. The all-inclusive price for this trip, including international and domestic air travel, is $6,199 for ASWP members ($6,399 for non-members), with an early-bird rate for members of $5,999 good until July 10.  See attached brochure for more information and a complete itinerary. 

Our executive director, Jim Bonner, would also like to invite you to stop by Beechwood on Monday, July 8th at 6:00 to see pictures from his 2017 scouting trip to Peru and to taste a Pisco Sours (the national drink of Peru). 

Feel free to contact us for more information:

Brian Shema:

Jim Bonner:

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