~ Northern Route ~
Costs Rica remains one of the most accessible wildlife hotspots in the world and should be on every nature-lovers 'Must Visit' list. With nearly 28% of its land protected within national parks, reserves and wildlife refuges, this ecotourism leader is committed to the conservation of its world-class natural resources. With over 900 bird species and a host of other iconic neotropical wildlife, come and explore the incredible natural wonders of Costa Rica.
This 10-day tour will visit the outstanding birding hotspots located in northern Costa Rica, including Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge, the Abangares River, and La Selva Biological Research Station. Our expert local guide will lead us through diverse landscapes in search of country and regionally endemic bird species, like Cabanis's Ground-Sparrow, Mangrove Hummingbird, and Nicaraguan Grackle. There will also be ample opportunities to seek out other fauna and flora, like Mantled Howler monkeys, Hoffmann's Two-toed Sloths, Green-and-Black Poison Dart Frogs, and a host of native orchids. We’ll also learn how local conservation groups are protecting birds and their habitats for future generations.
For those who want to extend their stay and seek out higher-elevation, cloud forest species, there is an optional extension to Monteverde and the Arenal area. Full details are included in the Costa Rica: Northern Route itinerary.
For those For
Lesser Ground-Cuckoo © Jorge Obando
Morococcyx erythropygus ~ Least Concern ~ found in Mexico and Central America
~ Birds and Wildlife ~
Situated in the heart of West Africa, Ghana is a must-visit destination for any birding, wildlife, and culture enthusiast.
This 18-day trip will provide a comprehensive overview of the country’s most iconic birding locations, including Mole National Park, Ankasa Forest Reserve and the world-famous canopy walkway at Kakum National Park. We will have the opportunity to see one of Africa’s most highly sought-after and iconic birds – the fabled White-necked Rockfowl (IUCN Vulnerable). As well as birds, there are good opportunities to see iconic African wildlife like Spot-nosed Monkey and African Elephant.
We will learn from village cooperatives how Kente cloth, Adinkra fabric and Shea butter are made. We'll also visit a village that thrives from bird-based ecotourism and learn how their community owned conservation area protects a colony of nesting Rockfowl.
Join us on this African adventure!
White-necked Rockfowl © Michael Andersen
Picathartes gymnocephalus ~ Vulnerable ~ Restricted to West Africa
~ Birding Highlights ~
March - April, 2025
price coming soon
Final Itinerary Under Development
Explore the incredible natural wonders of Costa Rica. Our 12-day journey will transport us to the must-see birding sites, including Monteverde, La Selva, Arenal and Carara National Park. Our expert local guide will lead us through diverse landscapes in search of the mainland endemic bird species, and an array of other avian Central American gems. We’ll also learn how local conservation groups are protecting birds and their habitats for the future.
For those who want to extend their stay and explore the more remote Osa peninsula, we will visit Corcovado National Park which preserves highly biodiversity rich tropical lowland rainforest. This area located on the southern Pacific coast is described by National Geographic as “one of the most biologically intense places on Earth”. Warm and humid conditions prevail for most of the year providing excellent habitat for lowland rainforest specialties.
For those For
Crimson-collared Tanager © Andy Morffew
Ramphocelus sanguinolentus ~ Least Concern ~ Distributed from southern Mexico to Panama