Sunrise Birding, LLC - Birding and Wildlife Tours
Sunrise Birding LLC
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Upcoming Tours

Jamaica: 29 Endemics
Feb 24-March 2, 2019
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Waterbirds & Rarities Weekend

March 9-11, 2019
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Specialties of Mitú
with Diego Calderon
Mar 21-30, 2019
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March 24-April 3/4, 2019
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Amazon Cruise
April 5-14, 2019
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Lesvos: Spring Migration Magic!
April 20-27, 2019
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Delaware: Red Knot Spectacular!
May 13-16, 2019
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Specialties of Mitú
with Diego Calderon
May 15-25, 2019
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Finland: Owls,
Grouse & more

May 26-June 1, 2019
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Henslow's & more
May 31-June 2, 2019
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Norway: Lapland & Varanger
June 1-7, 2019
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Costa Rica: Dragonflies & Nature
June 22-July 1, 2019
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Uganda: Shoebill & Gorilla Special!
July 20-28, 2019
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Pantanal Wildlife Safari
July 17-26, 2019
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Canopy Tower
20th Anniversary Special!
Aug 1-8, 2019
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Canopy Camp
20th Anniversary Special!
Aug 8-15, 2019
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August 20-31, 2019
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Dragonflies & Nature
Plus Canopy Camp

Sept 14-24/28, 2019
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Oct 1-15, 2019
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Guyana: Jewel
of the Neotropics

Oct 18-31, 2019
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New Zealand:
Islands of Endemics

Nov 4-25, 2019
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Colombia:Santa Marta Special
Dec 7-14, 2019
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Serbia: Long-eared Owl Spectacle!
January 10-19, 2020
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Japan: Winter Specialties
February 5-16, 2020
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Sahara to Atlantic

March 21-31, 2020
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Spain: Grand
Spring Tour

April 24-May 8, 2020
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Pribilofs, Gambell, Nome, Denali/Kenai, Barrow, Dutch Harbor
May/June 2020

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Cascades & Malheur

May 26-June 4, 2020
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Peninsular Malaysia
July 31-Aug 12, 2020
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Chile: Condors, Penguins & Pumas
Oct 10-20, 2020
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Argentina: Valdez & the South
Oct 12-31, 2020
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Birding in Connecticut, a new book by Frank Gallo. BIRDING IN CONNECTICUT!
Special FALL MIGRATION Field Trip Series!

Join Frank Gallo and explore key and lesser known birding sights around Connecticut as part of our Birding in Connecticut Spring Field Trip Series to celebrate the release of Frank’s new book of the same name. Explore some of the popular Connecticut birding spots with the expert and discover the lesser known places!

Schedule (details below):     Click here to register>

    Saturday, November 10, 2018, 8 AM.

    Cost per session:  
    $55 per person, advance registration.   $65 the day of the trip (cash).
    Preregistration and advance payment is required to hold your space. 
    Click here to register>   Then follow up with full payment by check to
    Sunrise Birding LLC, PO Box 274, Cos Cob, CT 06807 or via PayPal

Nelson's Sparrow. HIDDEN GEMS:

Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018
Fairfield and Bridgeport: Meet at Ash Creek Open Space, Fairfield, 8 AM.
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The coast from Bridgeport to Fairfield has an array of well- and little-known parks that are wonderful for birds. We’ll begin our journey perusing the marshes and woodlots at Ash Creek Open Space, arguably Fairfield’s finest site for finding unusual ducks and waders. Eurasian Wigeon has occurred on multiple occasions, along with both teal and a wide array of other dabbling ducks. The marsh may hold lingering Clapper Rail and Nelson’s Sparrows. We will also visit St Mary’s by the Sea and Captain’s Cove, both renowned waterfowl sites, the former for sea ducks, and the latter for both scaup species and their cousins, Canvasback, Redhead, and even the rare, Tufted Duck. Join Frank Gallo for a wonderful day of waterfowl watching and exploring the ins and outs of Connecticut’s Southwest Coast.

Nelson's Sparrow. Photo by Gina Nichol.

Surf Scoter by Gina Nichol.SOUTHEAST COAST

Saturday, November 10, 2018
Watertown Town Beach, 8 AM.
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Connecticut’s Southeast coast is unfamiliar to many, but offers opportunities to see a variety of species often less common in other areas the state, such as Common and King Eiders, Razorbills and other alcids and Red-necked Grebes. This are can also be good for Northern Gannets, all three scoter species, Long-tailed and other sea ducks, loons, Purple Sandpiper, Great Cormorant and many other species. We’ll begin our journey at Waterford Town Beach, known locally as a gathering place for eiders, scoters, and Purple Sandpipers, before continuing west along the coast to other birding hotspots. Join Frank Gallo for a day exploring less known birding sites down east!

Surf Scoter. Photo by Gina Nichol.

A confirmation and directions will be emailed a few days prior to the trip. Please review and accept our terms and conditions> prior to registering.  Participants are encouraged to dress for the weather, bring binoculars, and any other personal necessities.

About Sunrise Birding LLC Field Trips:

  • Preregistration is required for all programs.
  • Please review the Terms and Conditions prior to registering. 
  • First time attendees will be required to submit a signed copy of the Terms & Conditions.
  • Advance registration and payment are required.  Cash or check accepted.
  • Walks take place entirely outdoors. Be prepared for changing weather conditions. Sanitary facilities may not be readily available.
  • Trails may be over uneven ground and bathroom facilities may not be available. Plan to be out in the field for 2 to 3 hours for local birds walks and longer for workshops and day trips.
  • Though not particularly strenuous, these programs are intended for persons in reasonably good health and physical condition. Participants must be capable of walking over uneven terrain.
  • Footwear should be sturdy. Terrain may be muddy and wet. Footwear should be appropriate for such conditions.
  • Be sure to bring any personal necessities such as sunscreen, insect repellent, and drinking water.
  • Bring binoculars! Participants must supply their own but if you don't have any, please say so ahead of time and we may be able to loan you a pair!
  • Spotting scopes are recommended as they can be very useful for studying birds at a distance.

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, transportation, 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.

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