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

Upcoming Tours

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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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 6-9/19,2020
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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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Japan: Winter Specialties
February 5-16, 2021
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Sahara to Atlantic

March 21-31, 2021
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Cascades & Malheur

May 18-27, 2021
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By popular demand, Frank Mantlik and Frank Gallo will be leading a series of guided bird walks at birding hotspots in central Connecticut. Walks will range from 2-4 hours, weather permitting. Space is limited and advance registration is required for all walks.

Frank Mantlik at mantlik 'at' or
Frank Gallo at fgallo 'at'

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.

For FRANK MANTLIK's WALKS, Click here>       For FRANK GALLO's WALKS, Click here>

Register by emailing Frank at
  • Thurs., August 15, 1 pm, SANDY POINT, West Haven, Shorebirds & Terns

  • Wed., August 21, 7:30 am, BAUER PARK, Madison, migrant landbirds

  • Monday, August 26, 1 pm, STRATFORD Shore Hotspots

  • Thursday, August 29, 7:30 am, MILFORD POINT, Landbirds & Shorebirds

  • Tues., Sept. 3, 2:00 pm, SANDY POINT, West Haven, Shorebirds & Terns

  • Friday, September 6, 7:30 am, STRATFORD Shore Points

  • Monday, September 9, 7:30 am, LIGHTHOUSE POINT, New Haven, Landbirds & Raptors

  • Wednesday, Sept. 11, 7:30 am, BAUER PARK, Madison

  • Friday, September 20, 8 am, BOOTH MEMORIAL PARK, Stratford, Landbirds & Hawks

  • Mon., September 23, 8 am, SILVER SANDS STATE PARK, Milford (FREE) (FM)

  • Thur., September 26, 7:30 am, LIGHTHOUSE POINT, New Haven, Migration in Real Time (FM)
Register by emailing Frank at
  • Tuesday, August 27, 4 PM, MADISON Shorepoints, Shorebirds, herons, terns, (evening walk)

  • Wed., Aug. 28, 7:30 am & 4 pm, SANDY POINT, West Haven, Shorebirds, terns & early migrants

  • Wed., September 4, 7:30 am, JARED ELIOT PRESERVE, Guilford, Landbird migrants

  • Friday, Sept. 6, 7:30 am & 4 pm, MONDO POND, Milford, Landbirds & early waterfowl

  • Tues., September 10, 7:30 am ECOLOGY PARK, Branford, Hawks & landbird migrants

  • Thurs., September 12, 7:30 am LIGHTHOUSE POINT, New Haven,  Hawks & landbird migrants

  • Fri., September 13, 8 am, BRANFORD SUPPLY PONDS, Migrants

  • Mon., Sept. 16, 8 am, LIGHTHOUSE POINT, New Haven, Hawks & landbird migrants, peek of migration

  • Tuesday, September 17, 8 am ALLEN'S MEADOWS, Wilton Sparrow's & other migrants

For FRANK MANTLIK's WALKS, Click here>       For FRANK GALLO's WALKS, Click here>

About Sunrise Birding LLC Bird Walks:

  • 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.
  • Walks take place entirely outdoors. Be prepared for changing weather conditions. Sanitary facilities may not be readily available.
  • Trails may be over uneven ground and bathroom facilities may not be available. Plan to be out in the field for 2 to 4 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.
  • Bring binoculars! Participants must supply their own but if you don't have any, please say so ahead of time and we may be able to loan you a pair!
  • Spotting scopes are recommended as they can be very useful for studying birds at a distance.

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