Observing birds & wildlife in their natural surroundings is the main focus of the tours, and the itineraries are designed to provide the best opportunities to encounter them. We also strive to understand a bit of the bigger picture, such as how birds & wildlife go about their daily lives, and integrate into the environment. The quality of your experience is my number one priority.
We are always based in comfortable, good-quality lodging, and eat at reasonably-priced restaurants. The days are often long, but usually at a relaxed and easy pace, with plenty of opportunities for comfort stops, meals, and photo opportunities. The daily details of each tour are provided in that tour's itinerary.
Bird watchers and nature enthusiasts of all ages have participated in the tours that I have led. These people have all shared a common bond of enjoying the outdoors, and a willingness to share their experiences with others. While no special skills are required to participate in the tours, it helps to have enthusiasm and a sense of adventure. For some tours, there may be some physical considerations, such as the amount of walking, or number of boat trips, but if you have any questions about a specific tour, please contact me directly.
Tours range from 1-day local outings, to tours overseas that last for several weeks. Observing birds and wildlife in their natural surroundings is the main focus of the tours. Some tours are designed to focus on smaller geographic areas and may be based at only a few locations, while other tours are designed to provide a more complete survey of larger area and may be based at multiple locations.
The tour description and itinerary are designed to answer most questions that you may have about a tour, but please don't hesitate to contact me. I am happy to clarify any details or to answer any questions. If there is no detailed itinerary for the tour that interests you posted on the web-site, I can usually send you one via email or regular mail.
Group travel provides opportunities to share the excitement of seeing and hearing birds and wildlife with like-minded people. Everyone brings there own knowledge, experience, and unique perspective with them, and this enriches the tour for all. From a practical standpoint, more eyes and ears help to locate more birds & wildlife for all, and travel to remote areas may feel less intimidating.
For tours within the United States and Canada, the cost usually includes guiding, ground transportation, admission fees, and lodging. The tour fee does not usually include airfare to and from the tour's departure point, or meals.
For tours to countries outside the United States and Canada, the cost usually includes guiding, ground transportation, admission fees, meals (not including alcoholic drinks), and lodging. Airfare may or may not be included, depending on the tour, and you should check the individual tour itinerary.
Pre-trip information is sent out after you register for a trip. This contains document information, a gear-list, and climate and clothing information.
Use the on-line registration form, or contact me by email, phone, or regular mail, and I will provide you with a registration form, and let you know about the deposit requirements for the specific tour that interests you. After you return your completed form and deposit to me I will provide you with additional information to help you prepare for the tour.