Sunrise Birding, LLC - Birding and Wildlife Tours
Sunrise Birding LLC
Birding & Wildlife Tours

Upcoming Tours

Brazil: Pantanal with Eduardo Patrial
plus Jardim da Amazonia Lodge
Sept 23-Oct 1, 2017
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Wildlife Cruise

Sept 23-Oct 1, 2017
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Guyana: Jewel of the Neotropics
Oct 29-Nov 11, 2017
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Jamaica: Endemics & Specials
December 3-9, 2017
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Bosque del Apache & Arizona
Jan 6-13, 2018
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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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Plus Tikal
Feb 17-March 3, 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 7-17, 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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Chile: Penguins, Condors & Pumas
October 10-20, 2018
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2017 Spring Migration
Bird Walks

Sunrise Birding is offering a series of Spring Migration Bird Walks to experience spring migration at its peak at some of the best locations on the Connecticut coast. Join Frank Mantlik for field birding sessions focusing on how to identify, migrating passerines, shorebirds, raptors and others. Walks will range from 2-3 hours, weather permitting. Space is limited and advance registration is required for all walks.

Click here to register for Frank Mantlik's Walks>  

A confirmation and directions will be emailed a few days prior to the walk. Cost is $10 per walk (unless otherwise noted) payable at the beginning of the walk. Please review and accept our terms and conditions> prior to registering.  Participants are encouraged to dress for the weather, bring binoculars, and any other personal necessities.

Info & schedule>

Photo above, Scarlet Tanager / Below, Prairie Warbler.
Photos by Steve Bird.

Scarlet Tanager. Photo by Steve Bird.


Join Frank Gallo for “Walks with Gallo” sessions to discover the magic of spring migration at some of the popular as well as some lesser-traveled birding spots along the Connecticut coast.  More info & schedule>

Prairie Warlber. Photo by Steve Bird.2017 Spring Schedule
Click here to register for Frank Mantlik's walks>

  • Tuesday, May 9, 7:30am - Branford Supply Ponds, Branford

  • Friday, May 12, 7:30am - East Rock Park, Hamden/New Haven

  • Monday, May 15, 7:45am - Trout Brook Valley, Weston

  • Tuesday, May 16, 7:30am - Naugatuck State Forest, Naugatuck

  • Thursday, May 18, 3pm - Silver Sands State Park, Milford - FREE WALK!

  • Friday, May 19, 2017 - Lake Saltonstall, Branford.
    A donation is requested to benefit the Menunkatuck Audubon 2017 Birdathon, 7 AM. Walk led by Gina Nichol.  
    More info on Menunkatuck's Birdathon for Student Scholarships>

  • Wednesday, May 24, 7:30am - Milford Point, Milford (hi tide 10:40am)

Click here to register for Frank Mantlik's walks>

WALKS WITH FRANK GALLO - Info & schedule>

About Sunrise Birding LLC Bird Walks & Day Trips:

  • Preregistration is required for all programs. Please review the Terms and Conditions prior to registering.  First time attendees will be required to submit a signed copy of the Terms & Conditions. Payment occurs just before the event begins and some programs require payment in advance.  Cash or check accepted. Workshop and Day Trip prices vary. Please check the specific itinerary. Most events take place entirely outdoors. Be prepared for changing weather conditions. Trails may be over uneven ground and bathroom facilities may not be available. Plan to be out in the field for 2 to 3 hours for local birds walks and longer for workshops and day trips. Though not particularly strenuous, these programs are intended for persons in reasonably good health and physical condition. Participants must be capable of walking over uneven terrain. Footwear should be sturdy. Terrain may be muddy and wet. Footwear should be appropriate for such conditions.Be sure to bring any personal necessities such as sunscreen, insect repellent, and drinking water.
  • Binoculars are advised for all programs and participants must supply their own. Spotting scopes are recommended as they can be very useful for studying birds at a distance.

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