UPCOMING GROUP TRIPS

Fall Birding in San Diego - Collaboration w/ Front Range Birding Company (September 23-27, 2021)

With some of the best birding in the country, birders from all over flock to San Diego County, California. Located on the Pacific Flyway and with habitats ranging from coastlines and chaparral to mountains and deserts, more than 500 species of birds have been observed in the region. San Diego has been labeled one of the “birdiest” counties in the country and late September is a phenomenal time to seek resident specialties as well as southbound migrants. Join Chip Clouse and the Front Range Birding Company for a spectacular fall birding trip to southern California.

Costa Rica's Northern Wildlife Hotspots (September 25 - October 2, 2021)

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.

Winter Birding in Minnesota (December 18-21, 2021)

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. Nicknamed the ‘Arctic Riviera’ by in-the-know local guides, the bog is about as far south as these boreal specialties get in the lower 48. 

Sax-Zim’s winter mix of seasonal migrants is unmatched. Get ready for Minnesota’s winter birding wonderland!

Winter Birding in Minnesota - Collaboration with Front Range Birding Company (December 27-30, 2021)

Second Set of Dates Added!

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. Nicknamed the ‘Arctic Riviera’ by in-the-know local guides, the bog is about as far south as these boreal specialties get in the lower 48. 

Sax-Zim’s winter mix of seasonal migrants is unmatched. Get ready for Minnesota’s winter birding wonderland!

Mexico's Magical Migrations - In Search of Monarchs and Whales (February 22 - March 3, 2022)

From mid-February through early March, it’s possible to combine two of Mexico’s greatest animal migrations – monarch butterflies in the mountains west of Mexico City plus whales in Baja Sur – in one trip. This is it! Join us as we embark on an unforgettable wildlife adventure from central Mexico to the Baja Peninsula.

The Middle Of It All - Spring Migration in Kansas (April 22-24, 2022)

Much has been written over the years about Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in Kansas. These wetlands fall square in the middle of the Central Flyway and are two of the most important stopover sites for migrating shorebirds in the world.

In addition to birding at Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira, we’ll spend a morning in the heart of Kansas’ Lesser Prairie-Chicken habitat. We’ll explore scenic byways, we’ll stay at historic properties, and we’ll hike at Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park, a geologic wonderland.

Join us for an unforgettable spring migration birding trip to The Middle Of It All.

In Search of Polar Bears and Pack Ice w/ Oceanwide Expeditions (June 15-22, 2022)

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.

Cabins starting from $5500 per person, double occupancy.

Walrus and whale images courtesy of Oceanwide Expeditions. 

Swimming with Humpback Whales - Tubuai Island, French Polynesia (August 28 - September 4, 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.