The Jungle Babbler - Tropical Birding's newsletter
Spring migration was another great success! We started out in High Island, Texas, where despite lower warbler numbers in general, we enjoyed nice doses of goodies like Golden-winged and Cerulean Warblers. After a fun break for the Tropical Birding guides in Nashville, they followed the birds north to Magee Marsh in Ohio, for the usual extreme close-ups that we have come to expect from that migration Mecca. Just over the Canadian border in Point Pelee, rare finds like Chuck-will's-widow and Kirtland’s Warbler made for some extra excitement to the usual spring fare. We met up with many of you, and always enjoy these projects as much for the birds as for the chance to interact with current, former, and future tour participants. We hope to bird together with all of you in the future.
In this edition of the newsletter, we're listing forthcoming tours you might be interested in, new additions to our tour lineup, recently published trip reports, and some upcoming events that we will be attending.
We are offering a 10% discount on our South Africa tours this year;
both tours are confirmed
Birding tour: Fairest Cape to Kruger (Sept-Oct 2015)
South Africa Photo Journey (Sept 2015)
CONFIRMED TOURS WITH AVAILABILITY:
All these tours are confirmed and still have space available.
ECUADOR: The Andes Introtour (Aug 2015)
ECUADOR: The Andes Introtour (Nov 2015)
ECUADOR: The Andes Introtour (Nov-Dec 2015)
EASTERN ECUADOR: High Andes to Vast Amazon (Dec 2015)
JAPAN IN WINTER: Birding on Ice (Feb 2016)
COSTA RICA: The Introtour (Feb 2016)
ETHIOPIA: Birding with Wolves (Feb 2016)
ECUADOR: The Andes Introtour (Feb 2016)
GHANA: Picathartes and Egyptian Plover (Mar 2016)
TAIWAN: Formosan Endemics (Apr 2016)
ECUADOR Photo Journey (Jul 2015)
AUSTRALIA Photo Journey (Aug-Sep 2015)
ECUADOR Photo Journey (Nov 2015)
TOURS TO BE CONFIRMED WITH 1 OR 2 MORE BOOKINGS
NAMIBIA & BOTSWANA: The Living Desert to the Okavango (Sept 2015)
NORTHWEST ECUADOR: In Search of Choco Endemics (Oct-Nov 2015)
NORTHWEST ARGENTINA: High Andes, Yungas, and Monte Desert (Nov-Dec 2015):
MADAGASCAR: The Eighth Continent (Nov 2016)
ECUADOR Photo Journey (Jan 2016)
These are just some of the tours we offer; for the complete tour schedule, please see our website at www.tropicalbirding.com
NEW TOURS FOR 2016
COSTA RICA Photo Journey (new itinerary) (Feb 2016)
JAMAICA: The Caribbean Introtour (Apr 2016)
The FALKLANDS and SOUTH GEORGIA (Apr 2016)
SELECTED TRIP REPORTS
Spaces are still available in 2016 for all these tours. For more trip reports, click here.
Svalbard (June 2014)
Sri Lanka (January 2015)
The Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica I (Jan-Feb 2015)
The Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica II (Feb 2015)
Costa Rica: The Introtour (Feb 2015)
Eastern Ecuador (Feb 2015)
Japan in Winter (Feb 2015)
Thailand (Feb-March 2015)
Far East Odyssey: Japan, Taiwan, & China custom tour (Feb-Mar 2015)
Cambodia (March 2015)
Morocco (March 2015)
Spain (March 2015)
Jamaica (March 2015)
Mexico: Oaxaca & Chiapas (March-April 2015)
Florida Photo Journey (March 2015)
SPECIAL OFFER FROM TANDAYAPA BIRD LODGE
Tandayapa Bird Lodge is our partner lodge in the Andes of Northwest Ecuador, and a key destination on our Andes Introtour, Northwest Ecuador tour, and Ecuador Photo Journey. If you can't make one of those tours, Tandayapa can still arrange a birding or photography package for you. Mention "The Jungle Babbler" when you book, and receive a 20% discount on accommodation for your visit between now and September 30th, 2015 (offer valid for individual travelers, and applies to accommodation only, not to other services such as guiding and transport).
British Birdfair - 21-23 August. Tropical Birding guides Andres Vasquez and Lisle Gwynn will be representing Tropical Birding at this yearly birding extravaganza held in Rutland Water, England.
Nature Visions Photo Expo - 13-15 November. Tropical Birding will have a booth at this nature photography event.