Birding Colombia: The Central & Western Andes Tour
February 20-29, 2016
Colombia is a visually stunning country with a myriad of ecosystems and boasting over 1,907 species of bird within its land and maritime borders, nearly 20% of all bird species. Two coastlines, 3 immense Andean ranges or ‘Cordilleras’, 3 main inter-Andean valleys, Llanos plains and two tropical rainforests, Colombia has quickly become a true mecca for neo-tropical birders who are looking to add to their lists, tick off the small-range endemics and specialties or just have a wonderful birding experience. At the end of this tour you will have seen an enviable array of neo-tropical Andean species, guided by some of the best-known guides in the country and top-experts regionally. Colombia – and its winged treasures – await!
Black Sea and Danube Birding: Exploring the Wild Side of Romania
September 9-20, 2016
Still relatively little-known, the western shores of the Black Sea is one of Europe's major migration areas. Farmland along the Black Sea coast feeds an excellent array of birds on their way from and to their breeding areas in Northern Europe and also a diversity of birds that breed in the area. In addition, the wonderful Danube Delta with it’s extensive reed beds, channels and lakes is one of the little known birding areas with ever changing conditions known only by the locals harbors wetland birds, and a huge variety of passerines, and birds of prey. The diversity of wildlife in this region is incredible with a host of different mammals, reptiles, amphibians and butterfly species.
Minesing Wetlands and Amherst Island: Owl Tour
January 29-31, 2016
While owls can be observed in Ontario year round, perhaps one of the best times for owl viewing in Ontario occurs between January and February. This is due to the combination of our regular wintering owls and the addition of species such as Snowy Owls that spend the winter in Southern Ontario. During this tour we will visit local hotspots in the Minesing Wetlands (Simcoe County) as well as Amherst and Wolfe Island (Kingston area) for Snowy Owls as well as a variety of owl species.