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Spain: Fall Spectacular!
Sept. 2-16, 2021
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Greece: Lesvos Fall Migration
Sept 26-Oct 3, 2021
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Chile: Condors, Penguins & Pumas
Oct 9-19, 2021
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Argentina: Valdes & the South
Oct 22-31, 2021
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Chile: Birds & Wine
November 7-18, 2021
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Northwest Argentina
with Eduardo Patrial
Dec 2-17, 2021
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Jamaica: 29 Endemics
Dec 4-10, 2021
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Serbia: Long-eared Owl Spectacle
January 15-23, 2022
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Costa Rica Special
Jan 31-Feb 6, 2022
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Japan: Winter Specialties
February 5-16, 2022
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Texas: Winter Rarities & Specialties
February 12-20, 2022
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Guatemala Easy!
Plus Tikal
& Horned Guan

Feb 18-27, 2022
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Honduras Easy!
February 19-27, 2022
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Costa Rica:
Quetzal/Humm Special

Feb 22-28, 2022
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Costa Rica:
Quetzal/Humm Special

March 5-11, 2022
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Sahara to Atlantic

April 2-12, 2022
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Lesvos: Spring Migration
April 14-21, 2022
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Colombia: Specialties of Mitú
April TBA 2022
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Bulgaria: Spring in the Balkans
May 5-14, 2022
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Finland: Owls, Grouse & more!
May 19-25, 2022
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Norway: Lapland & Varanger
May 25-31, 2022
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Mongolia: Snow Leopards & more!
June 5-19, 2022
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Spain: Pyrenees Birding & Nature
June 25-July 3, 2022
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Peninsular Malaysia
July 4-16, 2022
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Borneo: Sabah
Plus Borneo
Rainforest Lodge

July 18-28, 2022
July 27-31, 2022
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Brazil: Pantanal
Wildlife Safari
plus Jardim

July 18-27/31, 2022
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October 2022
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New Zealand:
Islands of Endemics

Nov 8-28, 2022
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Lesser Antilles:
Every Endemic Tour!

January 4-17, 2023
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Arica, Chile
A bird-filled beach in Chile. Photo by Gina Nichol.

Birders in ChileCall for Registrations!
Don't Miss Out
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Greetings Birders!
As the vaccines rollout, we are getting closer to travel!
NOW is the time to plan for tours for later this year and into 2022. Several of our tours are already full or filling quickly. Don't miss out!
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Lammergeier, SpainGRAND SPAIN     4 SPACES!
Sept. 2 - 16, 2021
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Experience fall migration in beautiful Spain! Specialties on this tour include Spanish Imperial Eagle, Lammergeier, DuPont’s Lark, Iberian Magpie, and Wallcreeper, and such beauties as European Roller, Golden Oriole, and European Bee-eater plus excellent wine, food and culture. There are just 4 places open right now. Inquire about this tour>


GREECE: Lesvos Fall Migration
Sept 26 - Oct 3, 2021
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Join Gina Nichol & Steve Bird to witness the fall migration in our beloved Greek island of Lesvos. Autumn in Lesvos offers great, relaxed, warm weather birding as migrating shorebirds, raptors and passerines from Europe and Central Asia move southward. The wonderfully bird rich habitats of the island include pine forests, rocky hillsides, rugged coastline, sandy beaches, sprawling fields, freshwater streams and rivers, and the famous saltpans. Beautiful landscapes, warm hospitality, excellent food and birds, they are Magellanic Woodpeckerall waiting for you in Lesvos! Inquire about this tour>

ARGENTINA: Best of the South
Oct. 22 - 31, 2021
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Discover the wildlife and stunning scenery of southern Argentina in Los Glaciares National Park, Tierra del Fuego National Park, the Beagle Channel, and the Valdés Peninsula where Southern Elephant Seal, Southern Right Whale, and Orcas can be seen. Magellanic Woodpecker, Burrowing Parrot, Flying and Fuegian Steamer Duck, and Ashy-headed Goose are all possible as well as Monjitas, Gallitos, Cinclodes, Rayaditos, and myriad seabirds of the southern seas.
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CHILE & ARGENTINA: Birds & Wine!
November 7 - 18, 2021
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James's FlamingoJoin Gina Nichol and Steve Bird for a very special journey across the Andes, specially designed to discover the wealth of birds and landscapes of the central regions of Chile and Argentina and the wines that have earned their well-deserved fame on the international scene. From skulking tapaculos to imposing albatrosses, from extraordinary hummingbirds to majestic condors, from Chilean Carmeneres to Argentine Malbecs, come and indulge yourself with the birds and wines of Chile & Argentina! Inquire about this tour>

with Eduardo Patrial

December 2 - 17, 2021
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Northwest Argentina offers a wealth of rare and spectacular birds in the beautiful Yungas cloud forests, tumbling mountain streams, Monte desert, cacti scrubland, altiplano and high Andean grasslands. Possibilities on this tour include Rufous-throated Dipper, White-throated Cacholote, Sandy Gallito, Cream-backed Woodpecker, Red-tailed Comet, Black-legged Seriema, Quebracho Crested Tinamou, James's Flamingo, Many-colored Chaco Finch and more! Join Eduardo Patrial to experience the best birding in northwest Argentina!
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Jamaican TodyJAMAICA: 29 Endemics!
December 4 - 10, 2021
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Jamaica, with its lovely beaches, friendly people, rum, and reggae, has a rugged interior covered with lush forests that harbor 29 endemics - bird species found nowhere else in the world. Add to that at least 17 Jamaican subspecies and a host of other Caribbean endemics and you have a fabulous winter birding getaway! Don't miss it! 
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Sailing in Chile.

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] or complete our online inquiry form>

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>   

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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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