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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. 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

Travel with our Caligo Ventures Program to Trinidad and Tobago. Ten guided group departures are available, April to July! We can also book and plan Independent Travel for couples, families, and friends. Great for avid photographers too.

Ten-day two island tours and one-week Trinidad tours highlight this amazing, seasonal event. Summer brings savings with prices starting from $1495. Find more information on our Caligo Ventures website.

For the best turtle experience, we suggest booking tours that include Grande Riviere, one of the densest nesting beaches for Leatherback Turtles in the world. Book April 2-10, May 1-8, June 12-21, or July 11-18. These are week-long tours that feature Leatherback Turtles and Tropical Birding, a tour that also gives you close-up views of the rare and endemic Trinidad Piping Guans. You can always add Tobago if you wish to extend this week long combination.

Our Classic Ten-day two island tours also feature a night of Leatherback Turtle Viewing at Matura Beach. This is a stunning experience, a bonus to our classic tropical birding tour. April 5-14, April 10-19, April 19-28, May 15-24, or June 12-21 to catch this experience at its peak.

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
Click here for more information



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SPRING JOURNEYS
April-May 2015


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


June/July 2015: Tropical Ecology Workshops at the Asa Wright Nature Centre
Hummingbirds: Trinidad & Tobago (June 18-23, 2015; Tobago ext. June 23-27; Guide: Sheri Williamson)
Nature Photography (July 6-12, 2015; Tobago ext. July 12-15; Guide: Roger Neckles)
Trinidad's Biodiversity (July 12-19, 2015; Guide: Ray Mendez)
Tropical Ornithology (July 19-26, 2015; Grand Riviere ext. July 26-28; Guide: Bill Murphy)


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 19-22 - 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
- Recent Species List

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
July 23-29 & 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, $2150.00 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: Pat Lueders, $3290.00 from Salt Lake City, UT.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

Yellowstone WildlifeYellowstone Wildlife
Sept. 19-25, 2015 - Guide: Woody Wheeler - This tour has moved to 2016 - please check back for this, or for our upcoming spring 2016 tour.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

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

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 & Cape May Birding Tour
Oct. 12-18, 2015 - Guide: Dan Donaldson $2150.00 from Philadelphia, PA.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

DonacobiusGuyana: Hidden Gem of South America
Oct. 10-21, 2015
- Guides: Peg Abbott and local expert guides, $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

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 guides, $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 - Guide: Greg Smith with local experts, $TBA from Auckland.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

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

Florida Space CoastFlorida's Space Coast Birding Tour
Jan. 21-30, 2016 - Guide: Dan Donaldson $TBA from Orlando, FL.

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:
Hotel Mocking Bird Hill & 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. 2-13, 2016
- Guide: Robert Gallardo, $TBA 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;extension $1995.00.
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: Puerto Rico Birding & Nature Tour
Feb. 25-29, 2016
- Guide: Gabriel Lugo, $TBA from San Juan. Designed to combine with Dominican Republic; can be booked as a short getaway!
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: Dominican Republic
Feb. 29–Mar. 8, 2016
- Guide: Gabriel Lugo, $TBA from Santo Domingo.

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 and 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 and 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
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 experts; 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


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

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SUMMER JOURNEYS
June-August 2016


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FALL JOURNEYS
September-December 2016


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