UPCOMING GROUP TRIPS

Winter Birding in Minnesota - Collaboration w/ Front Range Birding Company (January 23-26, 2020)

Sax-Zim Bog offers some of the best chances to glimpse boreal species including Northern Hawk Owl, Snowy Owl, Common and Hoary Redpolls, Ruffed Grouse, Boreal Chickadee, Black-backed Woodpecker, Northern Goshawk, and Great Gray Owl, North America’s tallest owl and a crowd favorite. The bog’s mix of seasonal boreal birds is unmatched by any other North American location. In addition to Sax-Zim Bog, we’ll be following daily bird reports for updates on rarities in the area. Get ready for a winter birding wonderland in Minnesota!

Mexico's Monarch Butterflies & Magical Cities - Collaboration w/ Butterfly Pavilion (February 11-15, 2020)

Every winter, the cloud forests in the mountains of central Mexico play host to millions and millions of over-wintering monarch butterflies.  This aggregation of monarchs in Mexico’s central highlands remains one of the most impressive wildlife spectacles on the planet. When masses of butterflies are in flight, it sounds like rain falling and their cumulative weight can bend branches of oyamel firs.  In addition to visiting two butterfly sanctuaries in the state of Mexico, travelers will also visit vibrant Mexico City and colonial Valle de Bravo, one of Mexico’s “Magical Towns”.

Spring Magic in Nebraska - Collaboration w/ Denver Audubon (March 26-29, 2020)

Each spring, more than 80 percent of the world’s population of sandhill cranes converges on Nebraska’s Platte River Valley.  Along with them come millions of migrating ducks and geese in the neighboring Rainwater Basin—covering the vast expanse of open sky with millions of flapping wings and a chorus of calls. At the same time, in the grasslands of Nebraska, male sharp-tailed grouse and greater prairie chickens are vying for the attention of hens. Get ready for spring magic in Nebraska!

California Wildlife Weekend – Spring Migration Edition (April 15-19, 2020)

California’s coastline offers a variety of wildlife adventures.  The Golden State’s 1100-mile shoreline abounds with gorgeous landscapes, impressive forests, protected bays and scenic beaches.  You won’t be disappointed by all that’s on offer between Point Reyes and Big Sur along Pacific Coast Highway 1.  Join Reefs to Rockies’ Co-Founder Sheridan Samano for an unforgettable wildlife weekend in California.

California Wildlife Week – Spring Migration Edition (April 20-24, 2020)

California’s coastline offers a variety of wildlife adventures.  The Golden State’s 1100-mile shoreline abounds with gorgeous landscapes, impressive forests, protected bays and scenic beaches.  You won’t be disappointed by all that’s on offer between Point Reyes and Big Sur along Pacific Coast Highway 1.  Join Reefs to Rockies’ Co-Founder Sheridan Samano for an unforgettable wildlife week in California.

Spring Migration on the Upper Texas Coast - Collaboration w/ Front Range Birding Company (April 22-26, 2020)

By mid-April, spring migration is in full swing along the Texas coast and this itinerary places you in prime locations at prime time.  This five-day trip includes birding at legendary hotspots for an unrivaled spring migration spectacle.   Join Chip Clouse from Front Range Birding Company for a spectacular spring birding trip to the Upper Texas Coast.

In Search of Polar Bears and Pack Ice w/ Oceanwide Expeditions (June 17-24, 2020)

Start your North Spitsbergen cruise with a trek around historic Longyearben, then join our expedition to the north of the island to take in the fantastically beautiful landscapes, the thousands of seabirds, and of course the star of the show, the polar bear.

Oaxaca's La Guelaguetza - Collaboration with Denver Botanic Gardens (July 18-24, 2020)

The state of Oaxaca is home to 16 different ethnolinguistic groups.  During La Guelaguetza, these communities come together to celebrate the diversity of traditions and cultures found in Oaxaca. Denver Botanic Gardens and Reefs to Rockies are offering an unforgettable trip to Oaxaca, Mexico during its most colorful celebration of the year.

Botanical Wonders of Brazil’s Estrada Royal - Collaboration w/ Denver Botanic Gardens (October 5-13, 2020)​

Brazil’s Estrada Real or Royal Road is a series of historic routes spanning the states of Minas Gerais, São Paolo, and Rio de Janeiro dating back more than 300 years. The Estrada Real offers awe-inspiring landscapes and colonial towns filled with magnificent Baroque architecture.  This area is also home to one of the most revolutionary landscape architects of all time – Roberto Burle Marx. Join Nick Snakenberg, Associate Director of Horticulture at Denver Botanic Gardens, for this unforgettable 9-day journey. 

Costa Rica's Northern Wildlife Hotspots (November 7-14, 2020)

Join R2R Co-founder Sheridan Samano for this unforgettable 8-day exploration of Costa Rica’s northern wildlife hotspots.  Highlights include Rio Celeste and Tenorio Volcano National Park, Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, and Rincon de la Vieja National Park.  This trip is scheduled to correspond to an increased likelihood of witnessing an olive ridley sea turtle arribada (“mass arrival”) at Ostional Wildlife Refuge.

Indonesia's Exquisite Birds of Paradise - Collaboration w/ Denver Audubon (November 10-19, 2020)

Whether you are a mere nestling who is new to birding, a fully-fledged birder, or a seasoned twitcher, this 10-day/9-night ornithological adventure through the remote, rainforest-clad islands of northern Raja Ampat and North Maluku is a fantastic opportunity to add some significant numbers to your life lists. No other feathered family is as beautiful, or displays such diversity of plumage, extravagant decoration, and courtship behaviour as the ostentatious Bird of Paradise.

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