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Trinidad & Tobago: Incredible Birds and Wildlife with Naturalist Journeys and Tucson Audubon

June 21–30, 2023 with Tucson Audubon host Jennie MacFarland

Experience Trinidad and Tobago, the best introduction to tropical birding possible, with Naturalist Journeys and Tucson Audubon’s Conservation Biologist, Jennie McFarland. Trinidad, with its proximity to Venezuela, offers a number of South American species, while Tobago feels entirely different―classic Caribbean. Combined, these islands provide a variety of habitats that yield dramatic diversity. In many ways it feels like two vacations in one!

Spend time with toucans, trogons, manakins, honeycreepers, colorful tanagers, elegant seabirds, the iconic Bearded Bellbird, Oilbird, Trinidad Motmot, Rufous-vented Chachalaca, and Orange-winged Parrot, and so much more! See over a dozen species of dazzling hummingbirds including the tiny Tufted Coquette and the brilliant Ruby Topaz. In Trinidad’s northeastern corner at Grand Riviere, witness the spectacle of nesting Leatherback Turtles and a chance to see endemic Trinidad Piping Guan.

Tour Summary

Your participation supports conservation, and a portion will be donated to Tucson Audubon! For registration contact our partner company for this tour, Naturalist Journeys at travel@naturalistjourneys.com or by phone at 520-558-1146 or 866-900-1146.

Ecuador: Exploring the Northern Andes with Sabrewing Nature Tours and Tucson Audubon (ONE SPOT LEFT!)

September 9–22, 2023 with Tucson Audubon host Luke Safford

Ecuador has long been considered one of the best birding destinations in the world, and once you’re there, you’ll understand why! On this exciting tour, we’ll visit a wide variety of habitats, stay at wonderful lodges, and eat amazing food. Previously on this itinerary, we have seen over 500 species, including 60+ hummingbirds!

Our tour will start in the famous Mindo area at Septimo Paraiso, and from here, we can explore the many birding hotspots of the region including Refugio Paz de las Aves where Angel Paz will feed his famous antpittas. Highlights during this part of the tour could include Andean Cock-of-the-Rock (photo by Brian Zwiebel), Giant, Moustached, and Yellow-bellied Antpittas, Plate-billed Mountain Toucan, Toucan Barbet, Scarlet-breasted Dacnis, a plethora of Tanagers, Oilbird, among others!

Once we are finished in the Mindo area, we will move to the Eastern slope of the Andes on the other side of Quito. Here we will visit a variety of elevations which will mean each time we change lodges we will see a host of new species. Highlights on this part of the trip could include Sword-billed Hummingbird, Torrent Duck, White-capped Dipper, more  Tanagers, San Isidro Owl, Golden-collared Toucanet, and Golden-collared Honeycreeper.

Tour Summary

Your participation supports conservation, and a portion will be donated to Tucson Audubon! For registration contact our partner company for this tour, Sabrewing Nature Tours from the registration link on this page, or email info@SabrewingNatureTours.com