Eco-Tours: See Birds of the World

Travel with Audubon

From 226 feet below sea level at the Salton Sea to over 13,000 feet above sea level in the Rocky Mountains, and from the sandy islands of the Dry Tortugas to glacier-packed peaks of Glacier National Park, ASWP’s ecotour program has led participants to some of the most wild and scenic places. Launched in 2005, the travel program provides expert-led experiences for people interested in observing birds and nature. Since 2005, our staff has led trips in all corners of the country, and has found some of the most exciting birds and wildlife for our participants.

The 7 to 12-day long experiences are typically planned and announced a few months in advance to a list of participants that have requested information about our program. Because of the popularity of these experiences, it is not uncommon for the participant registration to fill and close within hours of the announcement. Announcement and registration materials can be obtained by contacting Brian Shema.

Some memorable participant experiences have included:

“After hours of searching, Brian located a small group of White-collared Seedeaters for our group of 16 participants at La Laja Ranch”
along the Rio Grande River in Laredo, Texas
“A magnificent Mangrove Cuckoo perched atop a Black Mangrove”
Key Largo, Florida
“Nesting Atlantic Puffins carrying mouthfuls of herring into their burrows on Machias Seal Island”
Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada
“An adult female Coyote returning to her den of pups”
Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, CO
“The thunderous roar of the morning flight of Snow Geese at Bosque Del Apache NWR”
San Antonio, NM
“The exhilaration of seeing a Great Gray Owl perched on a snag in Sax Zim Bog”
Minnesota
“Waves crashing against the bow of the boat as we watch thousands of Sooty Shearwaters, a dozen Black-footed Albatross, and even a South Polar Skua”
Pacific Ocean, 60 miles offshore of Monterey, California