I am now affiliated with the Partnership For International Birding and am actively guiding trips with them! These are complete group trips, all lodging, transport, meals etc are taken care of for you. See a list of all my Texas trips through PIB here.
Please allow me to work with you on any of your birding trip needs, both within the U.S. and Internationally.....let me know your needs here.
Monthly birding walks with the Wimberley Birding Society:
Meeting time and place: The first Tuesday of every month at 7:15 AM, at the Wimberley Community Center parking lot.
Where we will go? A good local birding spot! No long drives, will bird the morning and return to the parking lot by noon. Possible sites include Jacob's Well, Blue Hole, Patsy Glenn Refuge, Cypress Creek Park, or a volunteered private location.
How much? $10 per person, WBS membership not required
What to bring? Binoculars (there are a limited number to borrow), water, notebook, etc. I will provide an ebird list at the end of the day for anyone interested.
Attwater's Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge, Eagle Lake, TX
Hoping to see leks and male birds demonstrating mating dance.
High Island & Bolivar Penninsula, Texas (WBS trip)
April 6-8, 2017
Key target species: Blue-winged, Magnolia, Blackburnian, Chestnut-sided, Worm-eating, Prothonotary and Kentucky Warblers. Roseate Spoonbill,White- tailed Kite, Clapper Rail, Purple Gallinule, Snowy Plover, Piping Plover, Upland Sandpiper, Red Knot, White-rumped Sandpiper, Buff breasted Sandpiper, Wilson’s Phalarope, Whimbrel, Black Skimmer, Red-cockaded Woodpecker, Veery, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Wood Thrush, Nelson's Sparrow, Seaside Sparrow, Bronzed Cowbird, carlet Tanager and Rose-breasted Grosbeak, among numerous other migrants.
High Island & Heart of Texas East
April 23-26, 2017
Key target species: same as April 6-8
Junction, TX (WBS)
May 4-5, 2017
Target birds are: Vermillion Flycatcher, Painted Bunting, Black-capped Vireos, Bell's Vireo, Cassin's Sparrow, Blue Grosbeak, Black-throated Sparrow, Scott's Oriole, Orchard Oriole, Yellow-breasted Chat, Pyrrhuloxia, and Wilson's Phalarope.
Ohio, Michigan and Canada (WBS)
May 10-17, 2017
From Detroit, we'll head to Point Pelee National Park, Ontario, Canada, followed by Magee Marsh Wildlife Area in Oak Harbor, OH. Next we head to Nayanquing Point Wildlife Area in Pinconning, MI and the next day to Hartwick Pines State Park in Grayling, MI. Target birds are: Common Loon, American Bittern, Least Bittern, Bald Eagle, Sandhill Crane, American Woodcock, Black Tern, Black-billed Cuckoo, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Least Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Philadelphia Vireo, Common Raven, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Veery, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Swainson’s Thrush, Hermit Thrush, Wood Thrush, over 20 species of warblers, including Kirtland’s Warbler, Clay-colored Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Scarlet Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer’s Blackbird, Baltimore Oriole, Evening Grosbeak
Spring Migration in High Island (PIB trip)
Jun 9-14, 2017 (tentative)
High Island, Sabine Woods, Angelina National Forest, Bolivar Flats, and more.
Chance to see many migrating birds, shorebirds, and east Texas specialties.
See full trip info on the PIB website here.
Minnesota & North Dakota (WBS trip)
June 5 - 20, 2017 (tentative)
See trip details on WIMBirds site here
July 10-24, 2017
Target birds: TBA
Colorado Summer Birding (WBS)
August 18-30, 2017
Target birds: White-tailed Ptarmigan, Barrow’s Goldeneye, Mountain Plover, Lewis's Woodpecker, Williamson's Sapsucker, Red-naped Sapsucker, Prairie Falcon, Boreal Owl, American Three-toed Woodpecker, Hammond's Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Plumbeous Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Gray Jay, Pinyon Jay, Steller's Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Violet-green Swallow, Juniper Titmouse, Pygmy Nuthatch, American Dipper, Mountain Bluebird, Sage Thrasher, American Pipit, Green-tailed Towhee, McCown’s Longspur, Chestnut-collared Longspur, Pine Grosbeak, Brown-capped Rosy-Finch, and Red Crossbill. Possibility of additional owl sightings, including Western Screech-Owl, Northern Pygmy-Owl, and Flammulated Owl.
Other Wildlife: Black Bear, Pikas, Yellow-bellied Marmot, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goats, Elk, Beaver and more
NW Ecuador / East Slope Andes
Sept. 29- Oct 22, 2017
Target birds: 40 species of hummingbird often seen including Velvet-purple Coronet, Empress Brilliant, Sparkling Violetear, Gorgeted Sunangel, Purple-bibbed Whitetip, Fawn-breasted Brilliant, Booted Racket-tail, Sword-billed Hummingbird, Andean Emerald, and Violet-tailed Sylph. Others bird species include Collared Trogon, Choco Trogon, Broadbilled Motmot, White-whiskered Puffbird, Chocó Toucan, Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant, Black-billed Shrike-Tyrant, Saffron-crowned Tanager, Flamefaced Tanager, Beryl-spangled Tanager, Scarlet-and-white Tanager, Guira Tanager, Blue-whiskered Tanager, Purple-throated Fruitcrow, Chestnutfronted Macaw, Russet Antshrike, Common Potoo, Ash-breasted SierraFinch, Curve-billed Tinamou, Black-chested Eagle, Andean Condor, and Andean Cock-of-the-Rock. Most birders add several hundred life birds. The group should see close to 400 bird species.
Thailand - : (PIB trip)
This trip pending...details announced soon