Birding Tour Companies

Taking a trip with a birding tour company is a great way to see new birds, new locations and to make new friends. Tour companies are sometimes able to arrange access to otherwise private locations. Tour leaders also stay up with the latest sightings and can help participants find rare or targeted species.

U.S. based tour companies are shown below.

For international tour companies select the country on the left.   Some U.S. based companies do offer international birding trips.

Also check the Destinations page for lodges, parks etc in a particular location.  Both U.S. and international locations are listed.

Bird Treks

Cheepers! Birding on a Budget 
Destinations include Ecuador, Belize, Panama, Costa Rica, Peru

Field Guides
World Wide

King Bird Tours
The Asia Specialists

Naturetrek
UK based

Rockjumper Birding Tours
Rockjumper Birding Tours is a dedicated bird tour company specializing in quality birdwatching tours and wildlife safaris throughout the world, guided by passionate and experienced professional tour leaders. Our portfolio of 300 different birding tours encompasses 100 destinations.  Featured information.

Seabirding Pelagic Trips
Departures form the Carolinas

Shearwater Journey's
Pelagic specialists, California coast.

Victor Emanuel Nature Tours (VENT)
World wide

Wings - Birding Tours World Wide

 

 

By State:

California

Eyes of the wild
Faith Rigolosi
1025 Martin St. sp18
Lakeport, Ca.
Phone:    (707) 262-2401
Web:    eyesofthewild.US
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Wonderful pontoon boat bird tours on Clear Lake,California.

 

Nature Trip
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493 Vermont Street
San Francisco, CA
Phone:  415-355-0450
www.naturetrip.com
Half day, full day or multi day trips starting from San Francisco. Fun Filled Adventures are just a few clicks away Our tours are designed for all levels of nature enthusiast with emphasis on bird watching, wildlife behavior, natural history and conservancy. Regularly scheduled full and half day trips originate from our home base in San Francisco, California as we explore the spectacular Pacific Coast, Coastal Mountain range, San Francisco Bay marshlands and the surprisingly wild Sacramento Delta. Nature Trip’s friendly guides aim to provide a fun filled, memorable experience each day and will customize the itinerary based on current weather, tide conditions, wildlife migration status and group preferences. Multi-day trips venture to the more distant corners of the Golden State and beyond to witness fascinating wildlife migrations, stunning landscapes and to experience the richness of the cultures of the folks that make up this diverse region.


Florida

Central Florida Nature Adventures, LLC
Jenny Boyd
35830 County Rd 439
Eustis, FL
Phone: 352-589-7899
Web: www.floridabirdwatching.com
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Description: We provide guided bird watching tours in Central Florida via our kayak excursions. Novice or experienced, we pride ourselves in accommodating the nature lovers, birders, photographers and paddlers alike.

 

Indiana

Interlude Tours
Contact name:    JoAnn Carr
Address 1:    7816 N Chester Av.
Address 2:   
City:    Indianapolis
State:    IN
Country:    USA
Phone:    317-913-0387
Fax:    317-576-0232
Web:    www.interludetours.com
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Maine

Down East Nature Tours
Michael Good
150 Knox Road
Bar Harbor,Maine
Phone: 207-288-8128
Web: http://www.downeastnaturetours.com
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Down East Nature Tours provides personalized Maine tours to meet your individual needs. Michael Good is available all year for snowshoeing, skiing, hiking, or biking adventures in coastal Down East Maine.

 

Maine Birding Trail
Bob Duchesne
478 Beechwood Avenue
Old Town, Maine
Phone: 207-827-3782   
Web: http://www.mainebirdingtrail.com
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Maine Birding Trail offers a wide variety of Maine birding opportunities in various regions of Maine

North Carolina

The Cape Fear Naturalist
Joseph Abbate
Wrightsville Beach Blockade Runner Beach Resort
Wilmington, NC
910-200-4002
Web: http://www.capefearnaturalist.com
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The Cape Fear Naturalist can help you discover the wonder and variety of nature in the Lower Cape Fear region. Guided eco-tours are offered to a wide variety of habitats and ecosystems. Join us on our customized 28 foot Beach Catamaran, by sea kayak, or on foot for a unique, ecologically based, outdoor excursion. Eco-tour components may include waterbird and shorebird identification, freshwater and saltwater ecosystem dynamics, changing water quality issues, or other topics by arrangement. The Cape Fear Coast is a wonderfully diverse area and discovering its intricate ecosystems can be fun, exciting and, yes, even educational.

 

Oregon
Paradise Birding
Stephen Shunk
1962 SW Knoll Ave
Bend, Oregon
Phone: 5414081753
Web: www.paradisebirding.com
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Welcome to Paradise Birding! We specialize in leading small groups on carefully crafted birding and natural history tours to such celebrated destinations as Southeastern Arizona, the Texas Hill Country, Florida\'s Dry Tortugas, and Barrow, Alaska. We also lead international tours to Sicily and Mexico. Join us for a birding vacation, and let us help enhance your appreciation for bird behaviors, habitats, ecology and conservation.

 

Questions to Ask the Tour Company


If you are not familiar with the tour company, give them a call and ask a few basic questions.

1. Who is leading the tour?

2. How much experience does the tour leader have in the area you will be visiting? First trips to an unfamiliar region may not be as productive as they might be.

3. Many tour companies use local experts with local knowledge. Ask if this is the case.

4. Try to visit with one of the leaders for the trip. A short conversation can sometimes reveal a personality conflict. Trips can be tiring and personal conflicts can occur.

5. Ask about the size of the group. You may prefer the extra attention available in a small group. In larger groups, ask about the number of leaders per participant. One leader per ten participants is a good ratio.

6. Be sure you know what is included in the cost of the tour.

*Transportation to a specific departure area is usually not covered. This may include overseas air costs.

*Meals may not be included.

*Determine if there are additional optional expenses, such as a better room or side trips.

7. Ask if you can contact a previous participant, and then ask that participant for another contact.

Most major tour companies do an excellent job. If the tour company has been in business for several years, it is a good bet they know how to take care of their customers.

 

Suggest A Tour Company

We will be glad to include established tour companies or trip leaders on this page. Just submit the form below to recommend a company, including your own.