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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.

 

 

Naturalist Journeys, LLC - Small Group Birding and Natural History Tours
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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. Click “Choose a Tour” for our full schedule of upcoming nature and birding tours 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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Southeast Arizona Bird and Wine Tour - Naturalist Journeys

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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LOOKING AHEAD:
We list a selection of our top-rated birding and nature tours here. Please do check back for a full schedule as we add destinations each season. We welcome your input, and guided group tours may be added if there is interest! Prefer independent travel? Ask us which of the tours may be set up for you at your own time and pace.


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FALL JOURNEYS
September-December 2014


Asa Wright ChristmasChristmas Week at Asa Wright Nature Centre, Trinidad
Dec. 21-27, 2014
- with optional Grand Riviere extension Dec. 27-29 - Guide: Peg Abbott, $1695.00 from Port of Spain; extension $595.00.

Antarctica penguinsAntarctica Independent Ventures (December and January)
Recent Trip Report

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WINTER JOURNEYS
January-March 2015


Purple HoneycreeperTrinidad & Tobago Birding and Nature
Jan. 4-12, 2015
- with Chris West and Swallowtail Tours, $1995.00 from Port of Spain; extension $255.00 (1N Trinidad Piping Guans).
CambodiaCambodia’s Angkor Wat, Nature & Birding
Jan. 5-16, 2015
- with an extension to Mekong River for rare Irrawaddy Dolphins & the Biodiversity Hotspot of Seima Forest Jan. 15-19 - Guide: Narca Moore-Craig, approx. $3000.00 from Siem Reap, Cambodia; extension approx. $1225.00.

Costa RicaCosta Rica: Nature & Birding
Jan. 23-30, 2015
- 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).
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

Belize

Belize - Birding and Nature Tours
Jan. 24–Feb. 1, 2015 - Guide: Pat Lueders
Feb. 26–Mar. 6, 2015
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Guide: Bob Behrstock
$3490.00 from Belize City (both dates).

Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

Panama

CubaCUBA: People to People
Feb. 11-21, 2015 - teamed with International Expeditions (IE), Guide: Greg Smith, $4995.00, plus $585.00 for chartered air from Miami, FL.
Recent Trip Report  -
Recent Species List

Taj Mahal - IndiaIndia: Wildlife and Birding Safari - Birds, Tigers & the Taj Mahal
Feb. 13-24, 2015 -
an extension to Northeast India’s fabulous Manas National Park Feb. 24-28 - Guide: Rafa Campos Ramirez, $5390.00 from New Delhi, India; extension $1495.00.
Recent Trip Report  - Recent Species List

Cheetah

Tanzania Wildlife and Birding Safari
Feb. 2
3–Mar. 6, 2015 - Guides: Preston Mutinda and Peg Abbott, $7395.00 from Kilimanjaro International Airport, Tanzania.

South Texas

South Texas Birding and Wildlife
Feb. 24–Mar. 1, 2015,
with post-trip Whooping Cranes/Rockport extension Mar. 1-3 - Guide: Greg Smith, $1995.00 from McAllen, TX and departing Corpus Christi, TX; extension $795.00 - if booked with main tour, receive $100.00 off!
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

Death Valley

Death Valley Vistas and Nature Tour
Mar. 9-14, 2015
- Guide: Greg Smith, $2375.00 from Las Vegas, NV.
Recent Trip Report

La Estrella AmazonicaAmazon River Cruise
Mar. 20-29, 2015 - with an optional Machu Picchu extension Mar. 29–Apr. 4
Guide: Peg Abbott & local guides, starting at $4498.00; extension $3198.00 from Lima, Peru.

Recent Trip Report
- Recent Species List

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SPRING JOURNEYS
April-May 2015


Black-headed TrogonSouthern Costa Rica: Nature & Birding Tour
Apr. 8-18, 2015
- Guide: Willy Alfaro, $2650.00 from San Jose, Costa Rica.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

Great EgretNEW! Dauphin Island, Alabama Birding & Nature
Apr. 12-17, 2015
- Guides: Peg Abbott and Dodie Logue, $1795.00 from Mobile, AL.

Painted BuntingTexas Hill Country Birding & Nature Tour
Apr. 12-17, 2015
- Guide: Bob Behrstock, $1895.00 from San Antonio, TX.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

FloridaSouthern Florida & Everglades Birding & Nature Tour
Apr. 18-25, 2015
- with optional extension to the Florida Tropics: The Keys Apr. 25-29 - Guide: Greg Smith, $2190.00 from Fort Lauderdale, FL; extension $1190.00 if booked with main tour, or $1395.00 if booked alone.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

Florida Tropics: The Keys
Apr. 25-29, 2015 - short trip option, just $1395.00! Guide: Greg Smith, from Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Vermilion FlycatcherTexas Big Bend Birding & Wildlife Tour
Apr. 18-25, 2015 - Guide: Woody Wheeler, $2150.00 from El Paso, TX.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

Yellow WarblerOhio Big Week Nature & Birding Tour
May 10-16, 2015
- Guide: Dan Donaldson, $1995.00 from Cleveland, OH.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

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SUMMER JOURNEYS
June-August 2015


AlaskaAlaska Sampler: Anchorage, Denali, Homer, & Seward (Kenai Fjords NP)
June
10-20, 2015,
with Nome pre-trip extension June 5-10 - Guide: Greg Smith, $4890.00 from Anchorage; extension $1695.00 when booked with main tour; $1995.00 if extension is booked separately.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad & Tobago
June 12-19, 2015, with an extension to Tobago June 19-23 - Guides: Reed Peters and local guides, $1795.00 from Piarco International Airport (POS), Trinidad; extension $795.00. Travel with Reed Peters of Cave Creek Ranch to Trinidad and Tobago, tropical birds, leatherback turtles and more!
Recent Trip Report

Atlantic PuffinsIceland – Principally Puffins: A Birding & Nature Tour
Ju
ly 17-24, 2015,
with Grímsey Island Arctic Extension July 24-27 - Guide: Andy Jones, £ 2,550; extension £ 1,275.
Recent Trip Report

PANAMA GREEN: Birding & Biodiversity
July 13-22, 2015 - Guides: Local Experts, $2490.00 (double occupancy) or $2290.00 (single occupancy) from Panama City.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

Scott's OrioleArizona Monsoon Madness Birding and Nature
Aug. 1-7, 2015 - Guide:Bob Behrstock, $1895.00 from Tucson, AZ.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

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FALL JOURNEYS
September-December 2015


Minnesota Boundary Waters
REUNION TRIP

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

Kansas Tallgrass Prairie Nature & Birding: Splendor in the Grass
Sept. 12-19, 2015 - Guides: Ed & Sil Pembleton, $1995.00 from Wichita, KS.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

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

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

Fall Bird Migration: Hawk Mountain and Cape May Birding Tour
Oct. 12-18, 2015 - Guide: Dan Donaldson $2295.00 from Philadelphia, PA.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

DonacobiusGuyana: Hidden Gem of South America
Oct. 18-29, 2015
- Guide: Rafa Campos, $4650.00 from Georgetown, Guyana.

ColombiaColombia Nature & Birding Tour
Nov. 8-22, 2015
- Guide: TBA, $TBA from Cali, Colombia.

Yellow-crown KakarikiNew Zealand Birding & Nature
Jan 5-18, 2016,
with Stewart Island extension - Guide: Greg Smith with local experts, $TBA - itinerary will post in Fall 2014.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List