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Henslow's Sparrow
Grassland Specialties Bonanza
July 6 - 8, 2018

Henslow's Sparrow. Photo by Mark S. Szantyr.Trip Cost & Travel Planning>    Registration Form>

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Henslow’s Sparrow is a highly sought after member of the Ammodramus sparrow genus, which includes Baird’s, Le Conte’s and Grasshopper Sparrows. Secretive and hard to see outside of their limited breeding areas, this is a wonderful opportunity to obtain memorable views of them, as well as Grasshopper Sparrow. Photographic opportunities may also be possible.


Western Pennsylvania is the closest source for finding healthy populations of this rare sparrow, as well as nice concentrations of other grassland specialists. Are targets also include nesting Upland Sandpiper, Eastern Meadowlarks, Bobolink, American Kestrel, Field and Savannah Sparrows, and the shy and lovely Grasshopper Sparrow.

Left:  Henslow's Sparrow.  Below: Eastern Meadowlark. Photos by Mark S. Szantyr.

This is a unique opportunity to see these rare beauties in good numbers on their breeding grounds. Daily counts of 15 or more Henslow’s Sparrows have been recorded in recent times. Other local specialties may include Vesper Sparrow, Brown Thrasher, Eastern Meadowlark, and Prairie Warbler.


This will be an exploratory trip to investigate the area and we will be covering some wonderful and productive sites. On our return trip, if time allows, we’ll make a stop to look for nesting Golden-winged Warblers. We also have an outside chance for Yellow-breasted Chat.


Join Frank Gallo for a fun-filled weekend as you delve into the nesting behaviors and habits of our region's scarce shrub and grassland birds.

American Kestrel. Photo by Mark S. Szantyr.Henslow's Sparrow
Grassland Specialties Bonanza
July 6 - 8, 2018
Contact to reserve your space!

TOUR COST: $625 per person, double occupancy includes 2 nights accommodation, continental breakfasts and Saturday’s lunch and dinner, transportation from Milford, CT and guiding services. Single Supplement: $150.

American Kestrel. Photo by Mark S. Szantyr.

NOT INCLUDED: Meals (other than described above), alcohol, drinks, tips, items of a personal nature.

TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE:  Contact or to reserve your space. Then follow up within two weeks with a completed REGISTRATION FORM> and full payment to Sunrise Birding LLC to secure your space.  Full payment is due at registration.   Check or bank transfer are preferred but credit card payments are possible (surcharges of up to 5% are added depending on amount to cover credit card company fees).  Please inquire with about credit card payments via PayPal.


Cancellations and Refunds: All cancellations must be made in writing. In the event that you must cancel your booking at any stage, all payments you have made to Sunrise Birding, LLC will be retained by us, except at our discretion. You may have the opportunity to transfer your booking to another tour or another person, provided you are unavoidably prevented from coming on the tour. In this case, you will bear any extra costs that such changes may incur. There are no refunds once the trip is confirmed to go ahead and no refunds will be made for unused meals, accommodations, or other trip features. Sunrise Birding, LLC cannot accept liability for airline cancellations or delays or penalties incurred by the purchase of non-refundable airline tickets or other expenses incurred by tour participants in preparing for this tour.

Insurance: Sunrise Birding, LLC recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. Travel protection plans can include coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more.

For more information on the available plans or to enroll, click on the link below or contact Travelex Insurance Services at 800-228-9792 and reference location number 07-0025.

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Questions? Contact Gina Nichol at 
Phone: 203.453.6724