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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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Henslow's & more
May 31-June 2, 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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Specialties of Mitú
with Diego Calderon
March 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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Uganda: Shoebill & Gorilla Special!
July 20-28, 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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At the recent Massachusetts Birder's Meeting, Sunrise Birding's itinerary for our 2020 Morocco tour was flying off the table. And why not? This enchanting country offers stunning landscapes, rich culture, friendly locals, delicious food, and great birding! Long a favorite destination for European birders, Americans are starting to discover the magic of birding in Morocco. Here is your chance to bird this wonderful country with Sunrise Birding's Gina Nichol and Steve Bird.

MOROCCO! The Sahara to the Atlantic Coast
March 21 - 31, 2020
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What's a Waldrapp? Hint: It's a breeding endemic bird of Morocco
Northern Bald Ibis by Steve Bird.The Northern Bald Ibis (aka Waldrapp) is the one of the shining stars of Morocco. Once widespread, today the Bald Ibis is one of the rarest and most critically endangered of all migratory birds. There are thought to be perhaps 500 wild birds left in Morocco. Reintroduction programs meant to establish viable populations are underway.

The Special Birds of Morocco
Our itinerary offers the chance to get Northern Bald Ibis on your Life List as well as many other specialties including Cream-colored Courser, Levaillant’s Woodpecker, Moussier’s Redstart, Black-crowned Tchagra, Thick-billed Lark, Crimson-winged Finch, Desert Sparrow, Tristram´s Warbler, Pharaoh Eagle Owl, Magreb Wheatear, Red-rumped Wheatear, Hoopoe Lark, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Desert Lark, Bar-tailed Lark, Fulvous Babbler, Crowned Sandgrouse, Spotted Sandgrouse, Desert Wheatear, Scrub Warbler, Barbary Partridge, Barbary Falcon, Lanner Falcon and more!

There are still a few spaces open on this tour.  Join us for an unforgettable tour of magnificent Morocco!

Photos: Moussier’s Redstart, Northern Bald Ibis, Cream-colored Courser by Steve Bird.

MOROCCO! The Sahara to the Atlantic Coast
March 21 - 31, 2020
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Our guide, Diego Calderon was featured in the recently published documentary film, THE BIRDERS. It's an inspiring piece exemplifying Diego's passion for birding and unmatched skills as a guide. Enjoy!

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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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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