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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.

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Southeast Arizona Bird and Wine Tour - Naturalist Journeys

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

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!


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SUMMER JOURNEYS
June-August 2014


Collared Trogon

Bugs for Birders at Trinidad’s Asa Wright Nature Centre
July 25–Aug. 1, 2014 -
Guide:Bob Behrstock,$2390.00 from Trinidad.

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

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FALL JOURNEYS
September-December 2014


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

California CondorCanyon Adventure in Condor Country: Exploring Special Places of Utah and Arizona’s Four Corners Region
Sept. 23–Oct. 1, 2014 - Guide: Woody Wheeler and Diana Miller, $2490.00 from Flagstaff, AZ.

Rough-legged HawkFall Bird Migration: Hawk Mountain and Cape May Birding Tour
Oct. 1-8, 2014
- Guide: Dan Donaldson, $2295.00 from Philadelphia, PA.

Diwali - TrinidadDiwali: Festival of Lights Week in Trinidad
Oct. 18-25, 2014
- with optional Grand Riviere extension Oct. 25-27 - Guide: Mahese Ramlal, $1895.00 from Port of Spain; extension $550.00.

DonacobiusGuyana: Hidden Gem of South America
Oct. 18-29, 2014
- Guide: Rafa Campos, $4650.00 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.
Masked TrogonEcuador: Birding and Natural HIstory
Dec. 4-13, 2014
- with an extension to Sani Lodge in Ecuador’s Amazon Basin Dec. 13-17 - Guide: Rafa Campos Ramirez or local guides, $2690.00 from Quito, Ecuador; extension $1690.00.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List
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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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.

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

Vermilion Flycatcher by Tom DoveArizona Winter Birding Escape: Sunshine and Saguaros
Jan
. 24-31, 2015 - Guide: Peg Abbott, $2390.00 from Tucson, AZ.

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
2–Mar. 8, 2015 - Guides: Preston Mutinda and Peg Abbott, $TBA from Arusha, 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

Black-headed TrogonCosta Rica: Nature & Birding
Apr. 8-18, 2015
- $TBA from San Jose, Costa Rica.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

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

Steller's JayOlympic National Park
May 2-8, 2015*
- Guide: Woody Wheeler, $TBA. (* in planning phase)
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

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

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

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

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

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