UPCOMING GROUP TRIPS

Firefly Magic in Mexico (July 3-7, 2022)

Synchronous fireflies put on one of Mexico’s most beautiful light shows every summer. For several weeks from June to August, hundreds of thousands of fireflies in forests near Mexico City join together in a synchronous pattern of flashing all at once. Join Reefs to Rockies for this incredible nocturnal wildlife spectacle in Mexico. 

North Park Birding Weekend with Denver Audubon (July 29-31, 2022)

Summer in Colorado’s High Country brings baby birds, doting parents, and ID challenges in the myriad of available habitats in Clear Creek, Grand, Jackson and Larimer counties. Join Denver Audubon and Reefs to Rockies in this 3-day trip to North Park in search of colonial waterbirds, sagebrush, and forest birds. 

A portion of the proceeds from this trip help fund Denver Audubon’s school, family, and conservation programs.

North Park Birding Weekend with Front Range Birding Company (August 5-7, 2022)

Summer in Colorado’s High Country brings baby birds, doting parents, and ID challenges in the myriad of available habitats in Clear Creek, Grand, Jackson and Larimer counties. Join Denver Audubon and Reefs to Rockies in this 3-day trip to North Park in search of colonial waterbirds, sagebrush, and forest birds. 

A portion of the proceeds from this trip help fund The Jason Dahl Scholarship Foundation.

Southeast Arizona’s Birding Hotspots Express - Summer Edition 2022 (August 13-17, 2022)

Southeast Arizona offers some of the best birding in the world. The region’s diversity of landscapes, elevational range, and plant communities provide habitat for more than 400 species throughout the year. In August, summer monsoon rains continue, migration picks up, and bird diversity rises to its maximum. Numbers for most of the breeding specialties and hummingbirds peak. Shorebirds and swallows congregate at ponds and migrant warblers are common as the month ends.

Join us as we explore Southeast Arizona’s birding hotspots near Tucson, Sierra Vista, Patagonia, Tubac and Green Valley.

Southeast Colorado Wildlife Weekend – Fall Migration and Tarantula Walkabout (September 23-25, 2022)

The Plains and Canyons of Southeast Colorado offer visitors unique historical, cultural, and natural wonders. This trip is timed to maximize opportunities to observe a diversity of Southern Great Plains icons as well as the famed ‘tarantula migration’. In addition to a variety of wildlife hotspots, we’ll also visit rock art sites and points along the historic Santa Fe Trail.

Join Reefs to Rockies for this unforgettable weekend getaway highlighting what makes Southeast Colorado so special.

Swimming with Humpback Whales - Tubuai Island, French Polynesia (September 25-October 2, 2022)

The small but pristine island of Tubuai is located to the south of Tahiti in the Austral Islands. Here, where very few tourists go, the islands retain their local charm and peaceful vibe. Each year, populations of humpback whales travel north to the South Pacific and the warm waters of French Polynesia to raise their newborn calves. 

Join us for six full days swimming with these amazing giants of the sea. No SCUBA certification needed. 

Palms, Pines, and the River of Grass: The Everglades and South Florida - Collaboration with Front Range Birding Company (October 22-28, 2022)

South Florida in fall puts you in the path of many birds heading into the state for winter, as well as those passing through to points further south. Coupled with all the incredible South Florida specialties, including many established exotic species, this six-day trip promises birds galore. From the legendary Everglades to Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade County hotspots, the waders, warblers, shorebirds, and parrots are sure to please.

Día de los Muertos in Oaxaca, Mexico - Collaboration with Denver Botanic Gardens (October 28 - November 3, 2022)

Denver Botanic Gardens and Reefs to Rockies are offering an unforgettable trip to Mexico during its most important celebration of the year – Día de los Muertos. Join Dan Johnson, Curator of Native Plant Collections and Associate Director of Horticulture at Denver Botanic Gardens for this unforgettable experience that acquaints people with the culture, art, and food, and what makes Mexico such a unique destination.

Winter Birding in Minnesota (December 12-15, 2022)

Known among birders as THE place to find northern owls and finches in winter, the Sax-Zim Bog offers a ‘magic mix’ of habitats that attracts a unique array of species not found in other parts of the United States. Sax-Zim’s winter mix of seasonal migrants is unmatched. In addition to visiting Sax-Zim Bog, we’ll explore North Shore and Superior, Wisconsin hotspots.

Get ready for Minnesota’s winter birding wonderland!

Birds and Butterflies of Central Mexico (January 7-12, 2023) - Collaboration with Denver Audubon

Every winter, montane cloud forests in central Mexico host millions of over-wintering monarch butterflies. This aggregation of monarchs in Mexico’s central highlands ranks as one of the most impressive wildlife spectacles on the planet. In addition to two days at the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, we’ll explore birding hotspots in Mexico City, Valle de Bravo, and surrounding areas in search of avian highlights, including an array of endemics.

Magical Mexico - Collaboration with Denver Botanic Gardens (January 15-21, 2023)

Every winter, montane cloud forests in central Mexico host millions of over-wintering monarch butterflies. This aggregation of monarchs in Mexico’s central highlands ranks as one of the most impressive wildlife spectacles on the planet. In addition to spending two days at monarch butterfly sanctuaries, travelers will also explore vibrant Mexico City known for its thriving art scene, charming neighborhoods, world-class gastronomy, and its unique blend of old and new.  
 
Hosted by Yvonne Garcia Bardwell, Associate Director of Community Relations at Denver Botanic Gardens.