The Jungle Babbler - Tropical Birding's newsletter
A Red-billed Streamertail, photographed on a recent tour to Jamaica; it is the national bird.
Spring is now in the air in North America , with the first arrivals of migrants having already come in.
Spring is a time for birding, socializing, and combining the two! Tropical Birding will be attending various birding and photography events, and can then meet you face-to-face. We will be leading free daily guided walks in April in High Island in Texas; attending Florida's Birding and Photofest in late April; leading walks and giving talks in Michigan's Whitefish Point Spring Fling in late April/early May; be present on the Magee Marsh boardwalk in Ohio for the first half of May; be giving presentations, and leading walks in Indiana Dunes Birding Festival in May; attending Point Pelee's Festival of Birds in the same month, and, lastly, featuring at Michigan's Tawas Point Birding Festival, where further talks will be given, and guided walks will be led by some of our guides. We sincerely hope to see some of you there, to bird together, or share "war stories", look back on past tours, or look ahead to tours on the horizon.
Recently completed trip reports include a set departure tour into the Andes and Amazon of Eastern Ecuador; a custom tour covering both Northern and Central Colombia, a search for two key bird families (Picathartes and Egyptian Plover) in Ghana in West Africa, and and an endemic sweep on the Caribbean island of Jamaica.
If you are looking for a tour to join, the latest special offers, a tour to look back on, or where to come into contact with Tropical Birding soon, all the details can be found below...
SPECIAL OFFERS: We are offering a limited-time 10% discount on the following tours
IMPORTANT NEWS-BRAZIL VISA WAIVER:
Due to this year's Rio Olympics, there will be a temporary visa waiver, making it easier for North Americans and Australians to visit. This applies even for tourists not going to the Olympics, so will cover all of the Tropical Birding 2016 Brazil tours from June to September.
CONFIRMED TOURS WITH AVAILABILITY: All these tours are confirmed and still have space available at time of writing.
These are just some of the tours we offer; for the complete tour schedule, please see our website at www.tropicalbirding.com. Also don't forget that we run dozens of customized private tours every year to these and many other destinations; a custom tour can be an attractive option for groups that enjoy traveling together, for those who want to get off the beaten track, or for people whose work schedules make joining a set-departure tour difficult.
At the bottom of the EventBrite page, click on the Promotional Code, and enter the TBTFREE code, and click apply
At the top of the EventBrite page select (1) next to the Registration (discounted 100%) listing, then find and select any photo seminars you’d like to attend and check out.
Whitefish Point Spring Fling 2016, Michigan - 30 April-1 May 2016. Sam Woods, Keith Barnes, Iain Campbell, and Wesley Homoya will all be attending; TB guide Cameron Cox is giving the keynote. We'll be giving other presentations and also leading walks on site.
Indiana Dunes Birding Festival - 5-8 May 2016. Tropical Birding guide and owner, Iain Campbell will be giving the keynote "The Misadventures of Bird Guides". Other TB guides will also be attending and leading walks, such as Wesley Homoya, Andres Vasquez, and Sam Woods.