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Yucatán Specialties Winter Getaway
plus Cozumel endemics extension
Jan 27-Feb 2/4, 2018
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Costa Rica Special!
Feb 3-9, 2018
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Amazon RIver Cruise!
March 16-25, 2018
Plus Machu Picchu

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Ecuador: Hummingbirds
& Rarities!

March 25-April 3, 2018
Plus Canande extension

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Southern Brazil
March 27-April 11, 2018
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Colorado Grouse
& Chickens

April 4-14, 2018
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Lesvos: Spring Migration Magic!
April 21-28, 2018
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Finland: Owls, Grouse & more!
May 28-June 3, 2018
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Norway: Lapland
& Varanger

June 3-9, 2018
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Costa Rica:
Dragonflies & Nature

June 16-25, 2018
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South Africa:
Cape Special

Aug 31-Sept 10, 2018
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Grand Spain!
Andalusia, Ebro & the Pyrenees

Sept 3-16, 2018
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Chile: Penguins, Condors & Pumas
October 10-20, 2018
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Guyana: Jewel of the Neotropics
Oct 21-Nov 3, 2018
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Guatemala & Tikal
Steve Bird's Wildlfe
Nov 24-Dec 8, 2018

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Sri Lanka Dragonflies with Dennis Paulson
Nov 24-Dec 4, 2018
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Central Chile
January 7-18, 2019
Plus Easter Island extension

>Info & reservations soon!

New Zealand: Islands of Endemics
Nov 4-25, 2019
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Sword-billed Hummingbird (Photo: Steve Bird)Hummingbirds Figure Prominently on our
new Ecuador Tour! 

Hummingbirds & Rarities of Northwest Ecuador, March 25 - April 3, 2018
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Join Gina & Steve to experience the wonders of birding in Ecuador!   Visit lodges teeming with hummingbirds, tanagers and many other spectacular species. See tumbling rivers and streams that hold Torrent Duck and White-capped Dippers and bird the surrounding forests hold Toucans, Tanagers, Jacamars, Motmots, Woodpeckers, Jays, Chlorophonias, Fruiteaters and so much more. Hummingbirds will feature just about everywhere we go and include the fabulous Sword-billed Hummingbird (Photo: Steve Bird), down to the tiny Gorgeted Woodstar. We have a good chance for several rare Antpittas that are used to coming in for worms at different lodges and even the mythical Rufous-browed Antpitta is a possibility. Join us for the best that northwest Ecuador has to offer! 

ECUADOR: Hummingbirds & Rarities of the Northwest,
March 25 - April 3, 2018  Info & Registration>

Highlights from Northern Europe's BEST Birding
Capercaillie. One of Finland's many specialties! Photo by Gina Nichol.
Capercaillie. One of Finland's many specialties!  Photo by Gina Nichol.

Sunrise Birding's inaugural tours to Finland and Norway were so successful that our 2018 tours are already half full!   Capercaillies, Great Gray, Ural and European Pygmy Owls, Dotterel, Black Woodpecker and Smew were just a few of the highlights in Finland while Bluethroat, King Eider, Lesser White-fronted Goose, Rock Ptarmigan
Yellow-billed Loon, Atlantic Puffin figured prominently in the highlights of our Norway tour.  Trip reports for Finland and Norway as well as photo highlights are at these links: 
FINLAND 2017>     NORWAY 2017>

Don't miss out on our 2018 Tours.  Just a few spots remain! See the links below for details. 

Owls, Grouse & more!

May 28 - June 3, 2018
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Lapland & the Varanger Peninsula

June 3 - 9, 2018
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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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Sunrise Birding, LLC
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European Bee-eaters. Lesvos 2016. Photo by Gina Nichol.
European Bee-eaters. Lesvos 2016. Photo by Gina Nichol.  Trip Report>

Pied Avocets. Lesvos 2016. Photo by Gina Nichol.
Pied Avocets. Lesvos 2016. Photo by Gina Nichol. Trip Report>

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