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Birding & Wildlife Tours

Mongolia: Snow Leopards & more!
June 5-19, 2022
>Info & reservations

Brazil: Pantanal
Wildlife Safari
plus Jardim

July 18-27/31, 2022
>Info & reservations

Greece: Lesvos Fall Migration
Sept 11-18, 2022
>Info & reservations

Chile: Condors, Penguins & Pumas
Oct 10-20, 2022
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Chile II: Condors, Penguins & Pumas
Oct 13-23, 2022
>Info & reservations

Argentina: The South & Valdez
Oct 21-31, 2022
>Info & reservations

with Diego Calderon
Plus Blue-throated Macaw & San Pedro Tanager

November 6-21,2022
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Northwest Argentina
with Eduardo Patrial
Dec 2-17, 2022
>Info & reservations

Jamaica: 29 Endemics
Dec 4-10, 2022
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Serbia: Long-eared Owl Spectacle
December 9-18, 2022
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Lesser Antilles:
Every Endemic Tour!

January 4-17, 2023
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Japan: Winter Specialties
February 4-15, 2023
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Texas: Winter Specialties
February 11-19, 2023
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Costa Rica:
Toucan/Tanager Special

Feb 18-24, 2023
Info soon!

Costa Rica:
Quetzal/Humm Special

Feb 24-Mar 3, 2023
>Info & reservations

Sahara to Atlantic

March 21-31, 2023
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Colombia: Specialties of Mitú
April TBA 2023
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Grand Spain
April 6-20, 2023
Info soon

Lesvos: Spring Migration
April 22-29, 2023
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Bulgaria: Spring in the Balkans
May 4-13, 2023
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Finland: Owls, Grouse & more!
May 19-25, 2023
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Norway: Lapland & Varanger
May 25-31, 2023
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Spain: Pyrenees Birding & Nature
June 24-July 2, 2023
>Info & reservations

Brazil: Pantanal
Wildlife Safari
plus Jardim

August 6-15/19, 2023
>Info & reservations

New Zealand:
Islands of Endemics

Nov 11-Dec 1, 2023
>Info & reservations

Honduras: Easy!
Feb 18-26, 2024
>Info & reservations

Chile & Argentina:
Birds & Wine

March 3-14, 2024
>Info & reservations

Solomon Islands!
May 15-June 8, 2025
Info soon!

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Fiery-throated Hummingbird, Costa Rica, March 2022. Photo by Gina Nichol
Fiery-throated Hummingbird, Costa Rica, March 2022. Photo by Gina Nichol

Greetings Birders!
Emerald Tanager. Costa Rica by Gina Nichol.Happy Spring! As winter fades and spring migration begins, here is a quick update from Sunrise Birding.

Scroll down for:
Trip Updates from Texas, Guatemala, and Costa Rica
Last Call for Pantanal!
Upcoming Zoom Talks
Local Connecticut Spring Migration Bird Walks

We hope to see you out in the field soon!

Gina Nichol & the Sunrise Birding Team

Photo: Emerald Tanager, Costa Rica, March 2022 Photo by Gina Nichol


TEXAS, February 2022

Frank Gallo and Alex Lin-Moore led an exciting trip to south Texas for winter specialties like Bat Falcon, Social Flycatcher, Golden-crowned Warbler, Mangrove Yellow Warbler, Couch's Kingbird,
McCall's Eastern Screech-owl, Bronzed Cowbird, Common Pauraque, and more.

Bat Falcon McCall's Eastern Screech Owl by Frank Gallo.

The Texas trip report can be found here (2mB pdf)> and the details for our 2023 Texas trip which is open for booking (and already filling) can be found here>

Photos: Bat Falcon, Eastern Screech Owl & smiling Frank Gallo!

GUATEMALA, February 2022
Guatemala once again put smiles on the faces of birders who enjoyed beauties like Pink-headed Warbler, Blue-throated Motmot, Chestnut-sided Shrike-Vireo, Bushy-crested Jay, Blue-and-white Mockingbird, Gray Silky-flycatcher, Blue-crowned Chlorophonia, Green-throated Mountain-gem, White-bellied Emerald,
Pacific Parakeet, Bar-winged Oriole, White-winged Tanager and more.

Sunrise Birding Guatemala group.
Smiling birders on our Guatemala tour!

COSTA RICA, March 2022
After postponing our Costa Rica tours early in the year, we finally returned to Costa Rica for our ever popular Quetzal/Hummingbird tour in March. The warm, tropical weather and colorful birds did not disappoint.
Photos and trip list are posted here>

Immediately after that tour, a private group arrived for a 16-day tour of Costa Rica which saw nearly 500 species! Photos & highlights>

We're pleased to say that we will be back to full tilt with birding tour options for Costa Rica in 2023 including our Quetzal and Hummingbird Special> and a new
Trogon & Tanager Special
(info soon!).
Contact [email protected] for more information.

Red-headed Barbet. Costa Rica.

Photos: Resplendent Quetzal, Red-headed Barbet, Costa Rica © Gina Nichol.

Great Gray Owl by Gina Nichol. UPCOMING ZOOM TALKS

Mark your calendar! If your group wants a presentation, contact [email protected].

Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 7:00 pm Central Time,
8 PM Eastern, Prospect Heights Public Library District, Prospect Heights, IL via Zoom. Register at

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 7:00 pm Central Time,
8 PM Eastern, Prospect Heights Public Library District, Prospect Heights, IL via Zoom. Register at



Photo: Great Gray Owl by Gina Nichol.


Baltimore Oriole. Coming soon to a tree near you.
Watch this space for our schedule of upcoming Guided Spring Migration Bird Walks>
Make sure you are on our mailing list to get the latest schedule of local CT Bird walks>

Photo: Baltimore Oriole! Coming soon to a tree near you. Photo taken in Costa Rica by Gina Nichol.

Steve is continuing to illustrate and paint again and he is willing to do commissions, especially of species seen with us on past trips. See more of Steve's original art here> Contact Steve to discuss options at [email protected]

Green-headed Tanager by Steve Bird.
Green-headed Tanager, watercolor by Steve Bird

Plan your own private birding tour, including domestic, international and private local birding tours in southern New England. If you have questions, want to arrange a private tour, we'd love to hear from you. Contact [email protected]

Pied-billed Grebe, November 9, 2020. Photo by Gina Nichol.
Pied-billed Grebe, November 9, 2020. Photo by Gina Nichol.

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>   

Gina Nichol
Sunrise Birding, LLC
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Pied Avocets. Lesvos 2016. Photo by Gina Nichol.
Pied Avocets. Lesvos 2016. Photo by Gina Nichol. Trip Report>

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