UPCOMING GROUP TRIPS

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.

Winter Birding in South Texas (February 8-13, 2022)

South Texas is where the Lone Star State’s birding is at its best. The Coastal Bend is home to overwintering Whooping Cranes, one of the world’s rarest birds and the Lower Rio Grande Valley’s subtropical habitats provide for year-round specialties extending their range beyond Mexico.

Escape Colorado’s winter weather and join Reefs to Rockies’ Lead Naturalist Guide, Chip Clouse for an unforgettable winter birding adventure in South Texas.

Spring Magic in Nebraska (March 17-21, 2023)

Every March, Nebraska becomes home to one of the greatest wildlife spectacles in North America. More than half a million Sandhill Cranes, the world’s largest congregation of cranes, converges on the Platte River Valley in Nebraska. Joining the Sandhill Cranes are another 20 million birds – waterfowl, shorebirds, and the endangered Whooping Crane. At the same time, male Greater Prairie-Chickens gather at ancient breeding grounds and compete for the chance to mate in Nebraska’s prairie grasslands. Get ready for Spring Magic in Nebraska! 

Spring Magic in Nebraska (March 23-27, 2023)

Every March, Nebraska becomes home to one of the greatest wildlife spectacles in North America. More than half a million Sandhill Cranes, the world’s largest congregation of cranes, converges on the Platte River Valley in Nebraska. Joining the Sandhill Cranes are another 20 million birds – waterfowl, shorebirds, and the endangered Whooping Crane. At the same time, male Greater Prairie-Chickens gather at ancient breeding grounds and compete for the chance to mate in Nebraska’s prairie grasslands. Get ready for Spring Magic in Nebraska! 

Southeast Arizona Birding Hotspots Express - Spring Migration Edition (April 26-30, 2023)

Southeast Arizona offers some of the best birding in the world. Birds associated with all of these habitats are easily accessible within a half-day drive from Tucson. Join us as we explore Southeast Arizona’s birding hotspots during spring migration.  This is Arizona birding at its best!

Iceland: Land of Fire and Ice - Collaboration with Denver Audubon (May 25 - June 3, 2023)

Often referred to as the “Land of Fire and Ice”, Iceland’s landscape is characterized by waterfalls, geysers, glaciers, volcanoes, beaches, thermal hot springs, and otherworldly steaming lava fields. In addition to stunning landscapes, Iceland is a birder’s paradise. Its remote location at the junction of two oceans allows for a unique mix of migratory and vagrant species. Join Reefs to Rockies and Denver Audubon on this unforgettable 10-day birding and natural history tour to Iceland. 

Iceland: Land of Fire and Ice - Collaboration with Denver Audubon (June 8-17, 2023)

Often referred to as the “Land of Fire and Ice”, Iceland’s landscape is characterized by waterfalls, geysers, glaciers, volcanoes, beaches, thermal hot springs, and otherworldly steaming lava fields. In addition to stunning landscapes, Iceland is a birder’s paradise. Its remote location at the junction of two oceans allows for a unique mix of migratory and vagrant species. Join Reefs to Rockies and Denver Audubon on this unforgettable 10-day birding and natural history tour to Iceland. 

Wildlife Wonders of Vancouver Island - Bears, Birds, and Whales (August 12-18, 2023)

Vancouver Island in British Columbia (BC), Canada is one of the richest wildlife viewing areas in the country, with diverse and extraordinary species ranging from grizzly bears and humpback whales to eagles and swans. BC is home to the richest diversity of mammals, butterflies, and breeding birds in all of Canada and this trip is scheduled for prime time viewing. Join Reefs to Rockies for this one-of-a-kind summer wildlife expedition to Vancouver Island.