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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
Naturalist Journeys Travelers

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.

Please contact us to learn more - we’re here to answer questions!
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Journeys Calendar

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
Fall 2013 & 2014 Ventures

Aldo Leopold

Aldo Leopold’s Wisconsin
October 12-18, 2014
Exploring Special Places Touched by Leopold’s Land Ethic: A Special Departure for the Aldo Leopold Foundation

At any time - we offer and plan:
GALAPAGOS / ECUADOR & ARCTIC / ANTARCTIC CRUISES
JAMAICA, SOUTHEAST ARIZONA & MORE!




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LOOKING AHEAD:
We list a few of our International tours here, check back for a full schedule including USA destinations. We welcome your input, as we are in the planning stages! Some destinations will be added if there is interest!


SPRING JOURNEYS
April-May 2014


Big BendTexas Big Bend Birding and Wildlife Tour
Apr. 19-26,
2014
- Guide: Woody Wheeler, $2150.00 from El Paso, TX.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge Mountains Spring Birding Tour
Apr. 21-27, 2014
- Guide: Doug Pratt, $1995.00 from Charlotte, NC.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

Hooded WarblerOhio Big Week Nature & Birding Tour
May 4-10, 2014
- Guide: Dan Donaldson, $1995.00 from Cleveland, OH.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

Orkney IslandsOrkney Wildlife and History
May 15-22, 2014
- Guides: Liz Charter and Tim Earl, $1920.00 (1195 GBP) from Kirkwall Airport, Scotland.

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SUMMER JOURNEYS
June-August 2014


AlaskaAlaska Sampler: Anchorage, Denali, Homer, & Seward (Kenai Fjords NP)
June
4-14, 2014,
with Nome pre-trip extension May 30–June 4 - Guide: Greg Smith, $4790.00 from Anchorage; extension $1995.00 when booked with main tour; $2195.00 if extension is booked separately.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

IcelandIceland – Principally Puffins: A Birding & Nature Tour
July 24-31, 2014 -
with Grimsey Island extension July 31–Aug. 3 - Guide: Andy Jones, £2,595 from Reykavik ($3985.00 USD as of July 31, 2013); extension £1,195 ($1845.00 USD as of July 31, 2013).
Recent Trip Report

Southeast Alaska

Southeast Alaska Wildlife and Birding Tour
July 30–Aug. 7, 2014 -
Guide: Greg Smith, $4575.00 from Gustavus, AK, departing Juneau, AK.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

Arizona's Amazing Monsoon Madness: Hummingbirds and More - Scott's Oriole

Arizona's Amazing Monsoon Madness: Hummingbirds and More...
Aug. 4-10, 2014
- Guide: Bob Behrstock, $1895.00 from Tucson, AZ.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

Panama Green SeasonPanama Green Season Biodiversity & 100th Anniversary Panama Canal!
Aug
. 5-17, 2014 - A special tour, timed for the 100th anniversary of the Canal - Guides: Howard Topoff and Carol Simon, $3390.00 from Panama City.
Recent Trip Report  - Recent Species List

Kenya

Kenya Wildlife Safari
Aug. 23–Sept. 3, 2014
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Guides: Preston Mutinda and Greg Smith (with second safari vehicle), $6975.00 from Nairobi, Kenya.
Recent Trip Report  - Recent Species List

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FALL JOURNEYS
September-December 2014


FranceFrance Birding and Nature Tour - Camargue and Pyrenees
Aug. 30–Sept. 6, 2014 -
Guides: Mike & Liz Read, £1,745 from Marseille, leaving Toulouse ($2675.00 USD as of July 31, 2013). Recent Trip Report

NamibiaNAMIBIA Sampler: Wildlife, Birding and Spectacular Scenery
Sept. 13-25, 2014 - Guide: Peg Abbott, $4700.00 from Windhoek; Madikwe Nat. Park extension $2155.00.

Grand Canyon parksGrand Canyon Southwest Parks Nature Tour
Sept. 18-27, 2014 - Guide: Meredith Taylor, $3290.00 from Salt Lake City, UT.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

California SierrasYosemite and Eastern Sierras
Sept. 26–Oct. 3, 2014
- Guide:Greg Smith, $2490.00 from Fresno, CA.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

Utah hikingUtah Hiking: Arches & Canyonlands
Sept. 28–Oct. 4, 2014
- Guide: Carol Simon, $2290.00 from Moab, UT.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

Rough-legged HawkFall Bird Migration: Hawk Mountain and Cape May Birding Tour
Oct. 1-8, 2014
- Guide: Dan Donaldson, $TBA from Philadelphia, PA.

California coast

Spectacular California Coast: A Birding Tour for California Specialties
Oct. 3-11, 2014 - Guide:Greg Smith, $2490.00 from San Jose, CA, departing Los Angeles, CA.

Recent Trip Report
- Recent Species List

Aldo LeopoldAldo Leopold's Wisconsin
Oct. 12-18, 2014
- Guides: Ed & Sil Pembleton, $2295.00 from Milwaukee, WI.

DonacobiusGuyana: Hidden Gem of South America
Oct. 18-31, 2014
- Guide: Rafa Campos, $5390.00 from Georgetown, Guyana.

ColombiaColombia Nature and Birding Tour
Nov. 8-22, 2014
- Guide: Peg Abbott, $4590.00 from Cali, Colombia.

ChileChile: Birding, Nature & Fun!
Nov. 30–Dec. 14, 2014
- with Lauca pre-trip extension Nov. 26-30 - Guides: Ricardo Matus and Greg Smith, $5290.00 from Santiago, Chile; extension $1695.00.

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

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A Sample of our 2015 Trips
Additional tours may be added


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.

Vermilion Flycatcher by Tom DoveSunshine and Saguaros, an Arizona Winter Birding Escape
Jan
. 24-31, 2015 - Guide: Peg Abbott, $TBA.

Taj Mahal - IndiaIndia, Birds, Tigers & the Taj Mahal
February 2015 -
TBA
Recent Trip Report  - Recent Species List

Panama

Band-tailed BarbthroatHonduran Hummingbird Tour - Offered in partnership with Caligo Ventures and Robert Gallardo
Feb. 4-13, 2015 -
Guides: Robert Gallardo, $2400.00 from Tegucigalpa, departing San Pedro Sula

CubaCUBA: A People to People & Birding Tour
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

South Texas

South Texas Birding and Wildlife
Feb. 24–Mar. 1, 2015,
with pre-trip Whooping Cranes/Rockport extension Feb. 21-24 - 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 Hiking and Nature Tour
Mar. 9-14, 2015
- Guide: Greg Smith, $2250.00 from Las Vegas, NV.
Recent Trip Report

Two-toed SlothAmazon River Cruise
Mar. 20-29, 2015 - Guide: Peg Abbott and local guides, starting at $4398.00 (2014 price).
Recent Trip Report
- Recent Species List