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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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Costa Rica Special!
Jan 30-Feb 5, 2020
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Plus Tikal

February 1-9/12, 2020
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Japan: Winter Specialties
February 5-16, 2020
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Peru: Amazon River Cruise
March 13-22, 2020
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Sahara to Atlantic

March 21-31, 2020
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Specialties of Mit
with Diego Calderon
March 2020
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Lesvos: Spring Migration Magic!
April 17-24, 2020
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Spain: Grand
Spring Tour

April 24-May 8, 2020
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Delaware Shorebird Spectacular!
May 2020
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Sri Lanka Dragonflies!
May 17-30, 2020
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Finland: Owls & Grouse
May 26-June 1, 2020

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Pribilofs, Gambell, Nome, Denali/Kenai, Barrow, Dutch Harbor
May/June 2020

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Norway: The Accessible Arctic
June 1-7, 2020

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Cascades & Malheur

May 26-June 4, 2020
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Shoebill & Gorilla Special!

July 20-28, 2020
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Peninsular Malaysia
July 31-Aug 12, 2020
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Brazil: Pantanal
Wildlife Safari plus Jardim
Sept 6-15/18,2020
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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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GUYANA! Jewel of the Neotropics
October 18 - 31, 2019 
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Guianan Cock of the Rock by Diego Calderon.Our October 2019 tour is confirmed and there are just a few spaces left! Diego Calderon will lead this trip for Sunrise Birding with the country's top local guides. This trip always fills (maximum 9 pax) so don't miss out. Our itinerary includes all the top sites as well as the spectacular Kaieteur Falls. We are visiting at the best time of year when important trees are fruiting providing food for Aracaris, Toucanets, Cotingas, Fruitcrows, and Bellbirds. By using local guides and lodges, we support conservation initiatives and sustainable tourism. We include visits to sites for specialties like Red Siskin and the stunning Sun Parakeet and we have enlisted the help of the country's best local guides to help us find these stunning birds. With brightly colored Cotingas, Guianan Cock-of-the Rock, Harpy Eagle, the rarely seen Crested Doradito, the strange Capuchinbird and an endless supply of fantastic species, this is indeed a trip that no birder should miss!

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GUYANA! Jewel of the Neotropics
October 18 - 31, 2019 
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SERBIA: Long-eared Owl Spectacle!
January 10 - 19, 2020

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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 the wonders of winter in northern Serbia!

SERBIA: Long-eared Owl Spectacle!
January 10 - 19, 2020

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Photo: Long-eared Owl by Gina Nichol.

Upcoming Talks by Gina Nichol

Sunday, August 18, 2019 -- BRITISH BIRD FAIR
Lecture: Gina Nichol, Lesvos Spring Migration, 11 AM,
Osprey Lecture Theatre

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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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Munk's Devil Ray. Photo by Steve Bird.
Munk's Devil Ray, Baja 2019. Photo by Steve Bird.

Pied Avocets. Lesvos 2016. Photo by Gina Nichol.
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