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Great Egret

 


Toucan

 

 

Croatia - Plitvice NP

 

 

Long-tailed Weasel

 

 

Sloth

 

 

Black-capped Vireo

 

 

Golden-cheeked Warbler

 

 

Rufous Tailed Jacamar

 

 

Kingfisher

 

 

Santa Elena Canyon

 

 

Grizzly Bear

 

 

Passion Flower

 

 

Stellar's Sea Lion

 

 

Ute Mountain Ladder

 

 

Grizzly Bears

 

Photo Credits:
Great Egret, Rob Colyer; Plitvice NP, Goren Sarafek; Passion Flower, Willy Alfaro; Ute Mountain ladder, Lynn Feryus; Toucan, Sloth, Scenic, Grizzly Bears walking, Steller’s Sea Lion and Rufous Tailed Jacamar, Peg Abbott; Long-tailed Weasel, Greg Smith; Kingfisher, Golden-cheeked Warbler and Black-capped Vireo, Tom Dove; Grizzly Bears playing, Kelly Vandenheuvel.

 

 

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Welcome to Naturalist Journeys! We are a top nature and birding tour company that also offering exciting walking and hiking tours worldwide. Join expert guides for small group tours that focus on nature, birding, wildlife and geology. We welcome new travelers. See our full schedule of upcoming nature and birding tours below to top-rated destinations like Arizona, Alaska, Montana, Costa Rica, Panama, Africa, the Galapagos and more. Ask about our active nature adventure tours that showcase impressive national parks of the USA.

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Journeys Calendar

TNC
Southern Blue Ridge Parkway
with The Nature Conservancy Legacy Club
October 11-18, 2015
Details here!


Asa Wright Nature Centre, Trinidad
Asa Wright Nature Centre and Lodge
The World’s Most-Famous Birding Verandah!

Now Booking Trinidad and Tobago Birding and Nature Tours
Caligo Ventures, a Program of Naturalist Journeys, LLC
Small Group Tours, Independent Birding Ventures, Affinity Groups
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FALL JOURNEYS
September-December 2015


Minnesota Boundary Waters
REUNION TRIP

Sept. 7-13, 2015 - Guides: Peg Abbott & Dodie Logue, $2150.00 from Duluth, MN.

Grand Canyon parksGrand Canyon Southwest Parks Nature Tour
Sept. 17-26, 2015 - Guide: Pat Lueders, $3290.00 from Salt Lake City, UT.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

Costa Rica Fall RaptorsNEW! Costa Rica: Fall Birding & Raptors
Oct. 9-18, 2015 - Guide: Willy Alfaro, $TBA.

Aldo LeopoldAldo Leopold's Wisconsin
Oct. 11-17, 2015
- Guides: Ed & Sil Pembleton, $2295.00 from Milwaukee, WI.
Recent Trip Report

DonacobiusGuyana: Hidden Gem of South America
Oct. 10-21, 2015
- Guides: Peg Abbott and Local Experts, $4650.00 from Georgetown, Guyana.

ColombiaColombia: The Andes, Birding & Nature Tour
Nov. 8-22, 2015
- Guide: Gustavo Cañas-Valle; second guide with a group of 8 or more, $4690.00 from Cali, Colombia.
Recent Species List - Recent Trip Report

South TexasSOUTH TEXAS Birding & Wildlife
Nov. 10-15 , 201
5,
with post-trip extension - Whooping Cranes/Rockport Nov. 15-17 - Guides: Local Experts, $1695.00 from McAllen, TX; extension $795.00.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

HavanaCuba: People to People
Dec. 3-12, 2015
- Guide: Peg Abbott, $4290.00 from Miami, FL.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

EcuadorEcuador: Birding & Natural History
Dec. 3-12, 2015,
with an extension to Sani Lodge in Ecuador’s Amazon Basin Dec. 12-16 - Guides: Local Experts, $2690.00 from Quito, Ecuador; extension $1690.00.

Asa Wright ChristmasChristmas Week at Asa Wright Nature Centre, Trinidad
Dec. 21-27, 2015,
with extension to Grand Riviere to seek out Trinidad Piping Guan and enjoy the beach & scenery Dec. 27-29 - Guides: Local Experts, $1695.00 from Port of Spain, Trinidad; extension $675.00.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

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WINTER JOURNEYS
January-March 2016


Yellow-crown KakarikiNew Zealand Birding & Nature
Jan 5-18, 2016,
with Stewart Island extension Jan. 18-21 - Guide: Greg Smith with Local Experts, $4950.00 from Auckland; extension $1395.00.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

Florida Space CoastFlorida's Space Coast Birding Tour
Jan. 17-24, 2016 - Guide: Dan Donaldson $TBA from Orlando, FL.

BelizeBelize: Birding & Nature Tour
Jan 20-28, 2016
- Guide: Pat Lueders, $3490.00 - An 8-night trip at two lodges.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

South TexasSouth Texas Birding & Nature Tour
Jan. 23-28, 201
6,
with post-trip extension - Whooping Cranes/Rockport Jan. 28-30 - Guides: Local Experts, $1695.00 from McAllen, TX; extension $795.00.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

Costa RicaCosta Rica: Nature and Birding
Jan. 23-30, 2016
, with Pacific Coast extension Jan. 30–Feb. 3 - Guide: Willy Alfaro, $2590.00 from San Jose, Costa Rica; extension $1295.00 when booked with main tour/$1495.00 if booked separately.
Recent Trip Report  - Recent Species List

JamaicaJamaica Birding & Nature:
&the Cockpit Country

Jan. 25–Feb. 1, 2016
- Guides: Local Experts, $2690.00 from Montego Bay.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

GalapagosJourney to the Galapagos Islands
Jan. 31–Feb. 7, 2016,
with Ecuador extensions before and after - Guide: Woody Wheeler, $4300.00-$5150.00 from San Cristobal, Galapagos; extension $TBA.

HondurasHonduras Hummingbirds & Birding Tour
Feb. 3-13, 2016
- Guide: Robert Gallardo, $2890.00 from Tegucigalpa
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

BelizeBelize: Birding & Nature Tour
Feb 11-21, 2016
- Guide: Peg Abbott, $3995.00 - A 9-night trip at three lodges.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

Taj Mahal - IndiaIndia: Wildlife and Birding Safari - Birds, Tigers & the Taj Mahal
Feb. 13-24, 2016
- Guide: Avigit Sarkel, $4995.00 from New Delhi, India; Kaziranga extension Feb. 24-28 $1995.00.
Recent Trip Report  - Recent Species List

HavanaCuba: People to People Nature & Culture
Feb. 18-27, 2016
- Guide: Andrew Haffenden $4290.00 from Miami, FL.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

DonacobiusGuyana: Hidden Gem of South America
Feb. 19–Mar. 1, 2016
- Guide: Bill Murphy, $5190.00 from Georgetown.

South TexasSouth Texas Birding & Nature Tour
Feb. 20-25, 201
6,
with post-trip extension - Whooping Cranes/Rockport Feb. 25-27 - Guides: Local Experts, $1695.00 from McAllen, TX; extension $795.00.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

JamaicaJamaica Birding & Nature:
Hotel Mocking Bird Hill & the Cockpit Country

Feb. 22-29, 2016
- Guides: Local Experts, $2690.00 from Montego Bay.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

Puerto RicoCaribbean Islands Part 1: Puerto Rico Birding & Nature Tour
Feb. 25-29, 2016 -
Guide: Gabriel Lugo, $1495.00 from San Juan - book as a Pre-trip for Dominican Republic or a nice short trip on its own.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

Black-headed TrogonSouthern Costa Rica: Nature & Birding Tour
Feb. 27–Mar. 8, 2016
- Guide: Willy Alfaro, $2650.00 from San Jose, Costa Rica.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

BananaquitCaribbean Islands Part 2: Dominican Republic
Feb. 29–Mar. 8, 2016
- Guides: Rafael Campos-Ramirez & Gabriel Lugo, $2995.00 from Santo Domingo - Combine w/Puerto Rico & save!
Pre-tour extension to Puerto Rico Feb. 25-29

Arizona Sunshine and SaguarosArizona Sunshine & Saguaros - a Birding & Nature Tour
Mar. 5-12, 2016 - Guide: TBA, $2390.00 from Tucson, AZ.

Keel-billed ToucanPanama: Birding & Nature of the Western Darién
Mar. 6-13, 2016 - Guides: Local Experts & Peg Abbott, $3750.00 from Panama City. Combines well with Colombia: Santa Marta with a short flight to Colombia's Caribbean Coast.

HavanaCuba: People to People
Mar. 10-19, 2016
- Guide: Greg Smith, $4290.00 from Miami, FL.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

Santa Marta ColombiaColombia: Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Tayrona, and Isla Salamanca National Parks
Mar. 14-20, 2016, with a short extension for Birding and Beach time, history of Santa Marta Mar. 20-22
- Guides: Gustavo Canas-Valle & Peg Abbott, $3290.00 from Barranquilla.

Platte River Cranes & Prairie ChickensPlatte River Cranes & Prairie Chickens
Mar. 21-27, 2016
- Guide: Ed & Sil Pembleton, $1995.00 from Lincoln, NE.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

DonacobiusGuyana: Hidden Gem of South America
Mar. 21–Apr. 1, 2016
- Guide: Mark Smith, $5190.00 from Georgetown.

Howler MonkeyPanama Sampler: Birding, Nature & History at Canopy Tower & Lodge
Mar. 22-30, 2016 - Guide:Pat Lueders, $3590.00 from Panama City.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

Amazon River CruiseAmazon River Cruise, Aboard the Amazon's finest new riverboat, La Estrella Amazonica
Mar. 25–Apr. 3, 2016,
with Machu Picchu extension Apr. 3-9 - Guides: Local xperts; with ten or more clients, Greg Smith, starting at $4498.00 from Lima, Peru; extension from $3,298.00.

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SPRING JOURNEYS
April-May 2016


Blue-crowned ChlorophoniaHonduras: Birding & Mayan Ruins
Apr. 1-11, 2016 - Guide:Robert Gallardo, $TBA from San Pedro Sula.

Stellar's JaySouthern & Eastern California: Birding and Wildflower
Apr. 7-16, 2016 - Guide: Mark Smith, $TBA.

HavanaCuba: People to People Nature & Culture
Apr. 14-23, 2016
- Guides: Peg Abbott & Local Experts, $4290.00 from Miami, FL.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

Hooded WarblerTexas Coast: High Island Migration
Apr. 16-22, 2016 - Guide: Rafael Campos-Ramirez, $TBA from Houston, TX.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

Golden-winged WarblerAlabama’s Dauphin island: Migration!
Apr. 18-24, 2016 - Guide: Andrew Haffenden, $TBA from Mobile, AL.

Vermilion FlycatcherTexas Big Bend Birding & Wildlife Tour
Apr. 23-30, 2016 - Guide: Woody Wheeler, $2250.00 from El Paso, TX.
Portal, AZ Extension April 30-May 4.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

Bay-breasted WarblerOhio: Biggest Week in Birding
May 9-15, 2016 - Guide: Dan Donaldson, $TBA from Mobile, AL.

OregonOregon Spring: Birding & Wildlife
May 14-21 & May 28-June 4, 2016 - Guide: Mark Smith, $TBA from Portland, OR.

Great FrigatebirdJourney to the Galapagos
May 29-June 5, 2016 - Guides: Carol Simon & Howard
Topoff
, $TBA from Quito.

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SUMMER JOURNEYS
June-August 2016


Rufous-capped WarlberPanama: Green Season
July 10-17, 2016 - Guide: Local Experts, $TBA from Panama City.

JaguarBrazil Pantanal: Jaguars! And More…
July 16-30, 2016 - Guides: Peg Abbott & Local Experts, $TBA.

Horned PuffinsAlaska Sampler: Denali, Homer, Seward, Anchorage
Aug. 1-9, 2016 - Guide: Mark Smith, $TBA from Anchorage, AK.

Vermilion FlycatcherArizona Monsoon Madness
Aug. 1-7, 2016 - Guide: Bob Behrstock, $TBA from Tucson, AZ.

RoadrunnerTexas Big Bend: Monsoon Madness & Meteor Showers
Aug. 8-16, 2016 - Guide: Dodie Logue, $TBA from El Paso, TX.

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FALL JOURNEYS
September-December 2016


Hippo and EgretsBotswana Safari
Sept. 5-14, 2016 - Guides: Peg Abbott & Local Experts, $TBA from Maun, Botswana.
South Africa Extension Sept. 1-5, from Cape Town
$TBA, Guides: Peg Abbott & Local Experts
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MOOSEMinnesota’s Boundary Waters: Birding & Fun
Sept. 10-16, 2016 - Guide: Dodie Logue, $TBA from Duluth, MN.

Caligo ButterflyHonduras: Butterflies & Birds
Sept. 17-25, 2016 - Guides: Robert Gallardo and Robert Behrstock, $TBA from San Pedro Sula.

Yellowstone FallsYellowstone National Park: Birding & Wildlife
Sept. 22-29, 2016 - Guide: Woody Wheeler, $TBA from Jackson, WY.

Splendid Fairy WrenAustralia: Best of the West
Sept. / Oct. Dates TBD - Guides: Greg Smith & Local Experts, $TBA from Perth.

White HawkCosta Rica: Raptors, Birding & Wildlife
Oct. 7-16, 2016 - Guide: Willy Alfaro, $TBA from San Jose, Costa Rica.

Blue Ridge hikersBlue Ridge Mountains: Hiking & Birds
Oct. 9-16, 2016 - Guide: Dodie Logue, $TBA from Asheville, NC.

Roseate SpoonbillLouisiana Yellow Rails Festival
Oct. 15-22, 2016 - Guide: Andrew Haffenden, $TBA from Layfayette, LA.

Black-billed CuckooSouth Carolina: Southern Charm
Oct. 18-23, 2016 - Guide: Pat Lueders, $TBA from Charleston, SC.

White-tailed HillstarColombia: The Andes
Nov. 2016 (dates TBA) - Guide: TBA, $TBA.

MadagascarMadagascar: The 8th Continent!
Nov. 17-27, 2016 - Guides: Peg Abbott & Local Experts, $TBA.

South India and KanhaSouth India and Kanha
Nov. 30–Dec. 11, 2016 -
Guide: TBA, $TBA.

Cuba carCuba: People to People & Birding
Dec. 1-10, 2016 - Guide: Bill Murphy, $TBA from Miami, FL.

Yellow-rumped CaciqueEcuador: The Andes & Mindo
Dec. 1-9, 2016 - Guide: TBA, $TBA from Quito.
Amazonia (Napo) Extension Dec. 9-14.

Chinstrap PenguinsAntarctica: An Amazing 19-Day Cruise
Dates TBA, 2016 - Guides: Greg Smith & Local
Experts, $TBA from Ushuaia.

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LOOKING AHEAD
2017


Land IguanaGalapagos Cruise: World Heritage Site
JAN. 15-22, 2017 - Guide: TBA, $TBA from Quito.

Brown BoobyMexico’s Sea of Cortez: Whales, Seabirds & More!
Our 2017 Reunion Trip – Open to All!

Mar. 25–Apr. 1, 2017 - Guides: Peg Abbott & Greg Smith, $TBA.