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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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WINTER JOURNEYS
January-March 2015


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, $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

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 19-22 - 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

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, $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: Pat Lueders, $3290.00 from Salt Lake City, UT.
Recent Trip Report - Recent Species List

Yellowstone WildlifeYellowstone Wildlife
Sept. 19-25, 2015 - Guide: TBA, $TBA from Jackson Hole, WY.
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. 10-21, 2015
- Guides: Peg Abbott and local expert guides, $4650.00 from Georgetown, Guyana.

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

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.

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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

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.

Taj Mahal - IndiaIndia: Wildlife and Birding Safari - Birds, Tigers & the Taj Mahal
Feb. 13-24, 2016
- Guide: Rafa Campos, $TBA from New Delhi, India.
Recent Trip Report  - Recent Species List

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FALL JOURNEYS
September-December 2016


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