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The spectacular Wire-tailed Manakin, by guide Bret Whitney.
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SOUTH AMERICA
ANTARCTICA
ANTARCTICA: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA, SOUTH GEORGIA & THE FALKLANDS
The ultimate seabird and wildlife cruise, including fabulous South Georgia and the Falkland Islands. Variable fee depending on cabin choice. >>
ARGENTINA
NORTHWESTERN ARGENTINA: THE CHACO, CORDOBA & NORTHERN ANDES
Comprehensive birding tour of the many habitats of the diverse northwest; many specialty birds. >>
SOUTHERN ARGENTINA: THE PAMPAS, PATAGONIA & TIERRA DEL FUEGO
Superb springtime birding tour through southern South America amid stark and spectacular landscapes. >>
BOLIVIA
BOLIVIA'S AVIAN RICHES
The special bird life of the Bolivian Andes; wonderful mountain scenery. >>
BRAZIL
BRAZIL NUTSHELL: INTERVALES, IGUAZU FALLS & THE PANTANAL
This medium-length tour hits three of Brazil's premier birding venues, staying several nights at each to ensure an unhurried pace as we rack up some 400 species of birds. >>
BRAZIL'S CRISTALINO JUNGLE LODGE
A week of exciting birding in climax rainforest on the beautiful Rio Cristalino while comfortably accommodated at the Cristalino Jungle Lodge. >>
BRAZIL'S MOUTH OF THE AMAZON: MEXIANA ISLAND, THE LOWER XINGU & CARAJAS
New two-week tour through diverse habitats around the mouth of the mighty Rio Amazonas as we seek most of the endemics of lower Amazonia. >>
BRAZIL'S REMOTE RIO TAPAJOS
Nine days of explorations on the upper reaches of a major tributary of the Amazon based on a luxurious floating hotel. >>
BRAZIL'S RIO ROOSEVELT: BIRDING THE RIVER OF DOUBT
A birding adventure on the remote Rio Roosevelt in the spirit of Teddy himself, as we search for bushbirds, ant swarms, up to 10 species described to science only in 2013, and, of course, the unknown. >>
BRAZIL: BAHIA BIRDING GETAWAY
A birdy week in Brazil for an exciting array of specialties and rarities--and you can extend your birding travel on our "Nowhere but Northeast Brazil" tour if you'd like! >>
GREAT RIVERS OF THE AMAZON I: EXPLORING THE RIO ARIPUANA
A rarissimo opportunity to bird the magnificent yet poorly known Aripuana River, including several sites never before visited by ornithologists except on our previous, inaugural trip; expect surprises! >>
GREAT RIVERS OF THE AMAZON II: BIRDING THE MADEIRA-TAPAJOS INTERFLUVIUM
Live-aboard luxury on an adventurous birding tour through the lower Madeira-Tapajos interfluvium of central Amazonian Brazil; be ready for the unexpected! >>
JAGUAR SPOTTING: PANTANAL & GARDEN OF THE AMAZON
This short but action-packed Brazil birding tour features the Pantanal at its best, a nice taste of southern Amazonian birds, and excellent chances of seeing a Jaguar. >>
NOWHERE BUT NORTHEAST BRAZIL!
From beautiful beaches to barren badlands, our tour is a quest for specialties of the endangered caatinga, chapada, and Atlantic Forest habitats. >>
RAINFOREST & SAVANNA: ALTA FLORESTA & THE NORTHERN PANTANAL, BRAZIL
Pristine rainforest on the beautiful Rio Cristalino combined with the wilds of the Pantanal in search of Hyacinth Macaw, Harpy Eagle, Jabiru, Jaguar, and a large piece of the meaning of life. >>
RIO NEGRO PARADISE: MANAUS, BRAZIL
Bird the rainforests and rivers of the mighty Amazon and Negro in an unforgettable mix of forest hikes and live-aboard luxury. >>
SAFARI BRAZIL: THE PANTANAL & MORE
The spectacular wetlands of the Pantanal, with Hyacinth Macaws and Jabirus, combine with the many specialties of Brazil's Planalto Central to make for the perfect first birding trip to Brazil. >>
SERRA DOS TUCANOS, BRAZIL
A short but rich immersion in the avifauna of the Atlantic Forest, based at one lovely site near Rio. >>
SPECTACULAR SOUTHEAST BRAZIL
The fantastic center of avian endemism in eastern Brazil, particularly well endowed with hummingbirds, cotingas, antbirds, and beautiful scenery. Part I: North of the Tropic; Part II: South of the Capricorn, plus an optional Iguazu Falls Extension. >>
CHILE
BIRDING PLUS: BIRDS & WINES OF CHILE AND ARGENTINA
A tour combining an exploration of the great birds and vineyards of these two wonderful countries! >>
CHILE
Comprehensive survey tour of this visually spectacular and tourist-friendly country. >>
THE HEART OF CHILE
A sampling of Chile's "heart" between Santiago and Chiloe Island, including coastal birding and a pelagic. A shorter, more relaxed tour to this popular and incredibly scenic country. >>
COLOMBIA
COLOMBIA: BOGOTA, THE MAGDALENA VALLEY & SANTA MARTA
Energetic, endemic-oriented (30+) tour connecting reserves up the Magdalena Valley from Bogota to the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. >>
COLOMBIA: CALI ESCAPE: CLOUD FORESTS OF THE CENTRAL & WESTERN ANDES
Cloud forests of two Colombian cordilleras and their rich assortment of hummingbirds and tanagers are highlights of this Thanksgiving Escape across the Caribbean to tropical Colombia. Starting in Cali and exiting through Manizales and Bogota, we will use several good city hotels and one simple ecotourism lodge primarily to access Andean forests, but also dry woodland, marshes, and the paramo. >>
COLOMBIA: MEDELLIN ESCAPE: ANDES & VALLEYS
Rich forests from the foothills to treeline are accessed from good country hotels and comfortable ecotourism lodges at some of Colombia's best private reserves. Many Colombian endemics expected, but the tour is primarily an opportunity to gorge on the birds of the Andes after a short flight across the Caribbean. >>
COLOMBIA: SANTA MARTA ESCAPE
An easier subset of "Bogota, the Magdalena Valley & Santa Marta," reached by a direct flight from Miami, and with a couple more days for a more leisurely approach. >>
COLOMBIA: THE LLANOS & MORE
A short but bird-rich small-group tour to the llanos of eastern Colombia for Crestless Curassow, Pale-headed Jacamar, and White-bearded Flycatcher, among others, plus several sites near the capital city of Bogota for a fine variety of endemics and specialties. >>
ECUADOR
AMAZONIAN ECUADOR: NAPO WILDLIFE CENTER
A northern summer opportunity to visit the incredibly rich Yasuni Biosphere Reserve while based on the south side of the Rio Napo in eastern Ecuador's lowlands. We'll have canopy platforms and clay licks to explore, and a simply wonderful and amazing diversity of rainforest birds and wildlife on this new itinerary. >>
AMAZONIAN ECUADOR: SACHA LODGE
One-site tour to one of the most comfortable lodges in western Amazonia with some of the birdiest canopy platforms anywhere. >>
CLOUDFORESTS OF ECUADOR: ALL THE BEST OF THE WILD NORTHWEST
We'll be based at just two great lodges on Ecuador's west slope to experience a diversity of great birds and have the opportunity for a highlight mammal, Spectacled Bear. >>
ECUADOR'S DEEP NW LOWLANDS
Seeking hard-to-find specialties of the Choco region. >>
ECUADOR'S SHIRIPUNO LODGE: HEARTLAND OF THE WAORANI
A tour to Shiripuno Lodge, gateway to the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve in Ecuador's Amazon region. >>
ECUADOR'S WILDSUMACO LODGE
Exploring the riches of the eastern Andean foothills of northern Ecuador for numerous specialties at Wildsumaco Lodge. >>
ECUADOR: RAINFOREST & ANDES
Highlights of the best of Ecuador's rainforest birding at Sacha Lodge combined with two exciting destinations in the Andes, the Mindo/Tandayapa area and San Isidro. >>
GALAPAGOS: AN INTIMATE LOOK AT DARWIN'S ISLANDS
A must for any naturalist and birder; small-group, broad coverage of the islands with plenty of time for the birds, exploring, and photography. >>
HOLIDAY AT SAN ISIDRO, ECUADOR
A bird-rich holiday escape based primarily at the very comfortable San Isidro Lodge. >>
JEWELS OF ECUADOR: HUMMERS, TANAGERS & ANTPITTAS
Survey birding tour of Andean Ecuador; diverse avifauna dominated by colorful hummers and tanagers and more subtle and haunting antpittas. >>
SOUTHEAST ECUADOR: ORANGE-THROATED TANAGER & FOOTHILL SPECIALTIES
A fresh rarity-seeking itinerary to a rarely visited corner of this incredibly bird-rich country. >>
SOUTHWESTERN ECUADOR SPECIALTIES: JOCOTOCO FOUNDATION RESERVES
Focuses on the many specialties of the southwest, in particular the very local endemics of the humid foothills and mountains, and on Tumbesian specialties. >>
GUYANA
GUYANA: WILDERNESS PARADISE
A survey birding tour of the country's vast untrammeled rainforest, with an emphasis on Guianan shield specialties, and side trips to coastal and savanna regions and spectacular Kaieteur Falls. >>
PERU
CENTRAL PERUVIAN ENDEMICS: THE HIGH ANDES
High Andean endemics of central Peru on our birding tour to extraordinarily scenic settings, including Huascaran National Park, Lake Junin, and the Carpish Mountains. >>
IQUITOS, PERU: CANOPY WALKWAYS & ANCIENT FORESTS
Two-week immersion in one of the most species-rich regions of Amazonia, including the white-sand forests near Iquitos. >>
MACHU PICCHU & ABRA MALAGA, PERU
Southern Peru's east-slope, temperate birding at its best featuring several endemics and scenic Andean puna; also Machu Picchu and great subtropical birding on and near lovely hotel grounds. >>
MOUNTAINS OF MANU, PERU
Our in-depth transect birding tour of the higher-elevation half of the Manu Biosphere Reserve. >>
NORTHERN PERU: ENDEMICS GALORE
Dry-season tour to one of the least-known and most endemic-rich areas of South America. Targets geographic specialties as it surveys the rich and diverse habitats of northern Peru, including some remote and beautiful wild areas; camping no longer necessary. >>
PERU'S MAGNETIC NORTH: SPATULETAILS, OWLET LODGE & MORE
A 12-day taste of northern Peru's east-slope Andes, including five nights at Owlet Lodge. >>
PERUVIAN RAINFORESTS OF THE TAMBOPATA: MACAW LICK EXTRAORDINAIRE
Three-site tour to the most species-rich rainforest on Earth. Largest known macaw lick, canopy walkway and towers, eagles, and monkeys. >>
TRINIDAD
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
Wonderful introductory birding tour to South America's riches, including bellbirds, toucans, manakins, and motmots. >>


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