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Henslow's Sparrow. Photo by Mark S. Szantyr.Henslow's Sparrow
Grassland Specialties

                   May 31 - June 2, 2019

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Henslow’s Sparrows are a highly sought after species, secretive and hard to see outside of their limited breeding areas. Fortunately for us, Western Pennsylvania supports healthy populations of these rare sparrows, with counts of 15 or more seen in a day, as well as nice concentrations of other grassland specialists.


Our targets on this tour include nesting Upland Sandpiper, Eastern Meadowlarks, Bobolink, American Kestrel, Field and Savannah Sparrows, and the shy and lovely Grasshopper Sparrow. Other local specialties may include Vesper Sparrow, Brown Thrasher, and Prairie Warbler. This is a wonderful opportunity to obtain memorable views of species often secretive away from their nesting sites, and photographic opportunities abound.

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

To top off our tour, we’ll explore the largest elk reserve in the East, where herds of these majestic mammals now roam the hillside of western PA. On last year’s tour, we were mesmerized by 14 cows with four calves that emerged from the forest near dusk to feed in a hilltop field! A bull elk, one of which put in an appearance as well, stands five feet high, is eight feet long, and can weigh more than 700 lbs. Cows are slightly smaller. It is an incredible thrill to see one and the elk reserve was quite good for birding too.

Join Frank Gallo for a unique opportunity to see rare Henslow’s Sparrows, majestic elk, and a host of grassland beauties on their breeding grounds.

American Kestrel. Photo by Mark S. Szantyr.Henslow's Sparrow
Grassland Specialties Bonanza
May 31 - June 2, 2019
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TOUR COST: $595 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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Phone: 203.453.6724