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Central Chile
January 7-18, 2019
Plus Easter Island extension

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Baja California
Winter Whale & Endemics Special

Feb 6-17, 2019
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Waterbirds & Rarities Weekend

Feb 9-11, 2019
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Costa Rica Special!
Feb 10-16, 2019
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Jamaica: 29 Endemics
Feb 24-March 2, 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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Spain: Grand
Spring Tour

April 24-May 8, 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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Plus Tikal
Nov 23-Dec 2/7, 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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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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More LONG-EARED OWLS than anywhere!
Long-eared Owls in Kikinda, Serbia by Cheda Vuchkovic;
Long-eared Owls in Kikinda, Serbia by Cheda Vuchkovic

800 Long-eared Owls in one place?
That's right! During the winter months, hundreds of Long-eared Owls gather in the town square of a village in northern Serbia. In some years, more than 800 Long-eared can be seen in the square! Join Sunrise Birding for the gathering of Long-eared Owls and other winter specialties in Serbia in January 2020!

SERBIA: Long-eared Owl Spectacle!
January 10 - 19, 2020
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Long-eared Owl by Gina Nichol. Serbia has rapidly become one of the most talked about birding destinations in Eastern Europe. Why? Because, it is the best place in the world to see Long-eared Owls in incredible numbers right in the town square of Kikinda in northern Serbia!

Join us to experience the spectacle of the Long-eared Owl winter gathering in this world famous town. The town's main square holds huge gatherings of Long-eared Owls, upwards of 800 in some years, and has been declared by the local government as a nature reserve.

Our itinerary features wintering Long-eared, Short-eared, Barn and Little Owls, waterfowl, passerines, flocks of thousands of Common Cranes, White-fronted Goose and the odd Lesser White-fronted and Red-breasted Goose that might mingle among them. Other expected birds include Bearded Tit, Caspian Gull, Ferruginous Duck, Hen Harrier, Marsh Harrier, Marsh Tit, Penduline Tit, Pygmy Cormorant, Short-toed Treecreeper, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Syrian Woodpecker and White-tailed Eagle to name a few.

Adding to the experience will be the celebrated hospitality and cuisine of northern Serbia. Despite the cold of winter, this trip is relatively easy paced with little walking and we will never be too far away from a cup of coffee because most of our birding will around towns.

Join Sunrise Birding for a unique look at the incredible gathering of owls in Kikinda and experience th wonders of winter in northern Serbia!

SERBIA: Long-eared Owl Spectacle!
January 10 - 19, 2020
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Photos: Long-eared Owl by Gina Nichol.


In 2019, Panama's award winning Canopy Family will celebrate its 20th year! The Canopy Family has extended a very special invitation to the Sunrise Birding family to help celebrate this momentous occasion. Don't miss these exceptional values:

PANAMA CANOPY TOWER, 20th Anniversary Special! August 1 - 8, 2019
$1995 per person! 
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This tour features 7 nights at the unique Canopy Tower situated in the heart of Soberanía National Park and the leadership of top guide, Carlos Bethancourt. The Canopy Family has offered their very best pricing for our group, and this tour is going for just $1995 per person!

Blue Cotinga by Carlos Bethancourt.PANAMA CANOPY CAMP, 20th Anniversary Special! August 8 - 15, 2019
$2125 per person! 
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If you've always wanted to visit the luxury Canopy Camp in Panama's Darién Province, don't miss this chance! The Canopy Family has offered their very best pricing for our group and this tour is going for just $2125 per person! Go compare! This value can't be beat!

PANAMA CANOPY TOWER & LODGE, Dragonflies & Nature! Sept. 14 - 24, 2019   $3250 per person!
Plus Canopy Camp extension,
Sept. 24 - 28, 2019
  $1295 per person!
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Join us for a special Dragonfly & Nature Tour in the heart of Panama! This tour will visit three areas of this diverse country and will focus on dragonflies with opportunities to look for other forms of nature including birds, mammals, butterflies, reptiles, etc. During the Canopy Camp extension, we will have the opportunity to go to a Harpy Eagle nest site.

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Keel-billed Toucan by Steve Bird.
Photos:  Canopy Tower Lodge, Blue Cotinga by Carlos Bethancourt, Keel-billed Toucan by Steve Bird.


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Sunrise Birding's ethos is to provide the best possible birding experience for the best value. We maintain high standards and have gained a reputation for using the best local guides in combination with our expert leaders and finding the target species and seeing them well—all at a reasonable pace and for a value price. See what the buzz is about! The photo galleries, trip reports, and clients speak for themselves! A complete schedule of Sunrise Birding LLC events is online at this link>   

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Pied Avocets. Lesvos 2016. Photo by Gina Nichol.
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