Overnight Trips

National and International Destinations

CAPE MAY SPRING MIGRATION WEEKEND

[b]Tricolored Heron [/b][br]© Steve NanzTricolored Heron
© Steve Nanz

Saturday, April 26, 9am – Sunday, April 27, 7pm
Guide: Gabriel Willow

Come welcome the spring in lovely Cape May, NJ, the East’s capital of birding. On good spring migration days, the area’s forests and marshes are swarming with warblers in breeding plumage. We’ll visit Cape May Point, Higbee Beach, Cape May Meadows, and more in search of returning songbirds, shorebirds, wading birds, and terns. Transport by passenger van included. Limited to 10. $325 ($50 single supplement) Please contact Adriana Palmer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 212-691-7483 x304 to learn more.

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PUFFINS, WARBLERS, AND LOBSTER BOATS: THE ENCHANTING COAST OF MAINE

[b]Atlantic Puffins[/b][br]© Steve NanzAtlantic Puffins
© Steve Nanz

Saturday, May 24–Saturday, May 31
Guide: Gabriel Willow

Join Maine native Gabriel Willow in exploring the Maine coast, home to Atlantic puffins, moose, shorebirds, warblers, and other migratory songbirds. Stay in charming Camden and on the lovely and remote Monhegan Island, a birder’s paradise where seeing 25-30 warbler species in a day is not uncommon. Includes double occupancy lodging, some meals, and van transportation in Maine (airfare not included). Limited to 12. $1,775 ($500 single supplement).  Please contact Adriana Palmer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 212-691-7483 x304 to learn more and register.

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MONTAUK SUMMER WEEKEND, LI

[b]Prairie Warbler[/b][br]© Steve NanzPrairie Warbler
© Steve Nanz

Friday, June 6–Sunday, June 8
Guides: Don Riepe, Mickey Cohen, Mike Bottini, with American Littoral Society

Spend an extended weekend at the eastern tip of Long Island during peak spring orchid and heather bloom. See nesting pine and prairie warblers, and visit a cranberry bog with flowering orchids and sundews. Easy hiking in woodlands and on the dunes, beach, and bluffs. Includes double occupancy accommodations at the luxurious Manor House, five meals, five guided hikes, two evening programs, and a star watch, plus free pickup at the Montauk LIRR station. For more information or to register, contact Don Riepe at 718-474-0896 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Limited to 60. $385 ($120 single supplement)

BASHAKILL, NEVERSINK, AND STERLING FOREST, NY

[b]American Bittern[/b][br]© David SpeiserAmerican Bittern
© David Speiser

Saturday, June 14, 9am–Sunday, June 15, 6pm
Guide: Joe Giunta, Happy Warblers LLC

Look for breeding American bitterns, cerulean, hooded, and golden-winged warblers, and more at these three great birding areas. An overnight stay will facilitate being in the right spot at the right time. Bring lunch for the first day. Transport by passenger van included. Limited to 10. $275 ($50 single supplement) Please contact Adriana Palmer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 212-691-7483 x304 to learn more and register.

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CAPE ANN WHALE WATCH, MA

[b]Greater Shearwater[/b][br]© Steve NanzGreater Shearwater
© Steve Nanz

Thursday, August 14 – Sunday, August 17
Guides: Don Riepe, Mickey Cohen, with American Littoral Society

A fun-packed, nature-focused weekend in beautiful Cape Ann, Massachusetts. We hope to see pelagic species such as sooty and greater shearwater, Wilson’s storm petrel, and common eider—not to mention minke and humpback whales, basking shark, and family pods of dolphins. Includes three nights’ stay in historic Gloucester, a whale watch boat trip, an evening Essex River Cruise, easy canoeing on Ipswich River, birding at Parker River Wildlife Refuge, and a lobster dinner. To register, contact Don Riepe at 718-474-0896 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Limited to 40. $395 ($180 single supplement)

BIRDING THE ANDEAN SLOPES: NORTHWEST ECUADOR

[b]Blue-winged Mountain Tanager[/b][br]© Francesco Veronesi*Blue-winged Mountain Tanager
© Francesco Veronesi*

Saturday, December 6–Sunday, December 14
Guides: John Rowden, Edwin Perez

Join us for a trip to one of South America’s most celebrated (and spectacularly scenic) birding areas, led by one of Ecuador’s finest bird guides. Starting from Quito, we’ll cover east and west slope Andean birds, from paramo to foothills. Target species include the coveted Andean cock-of-the-rock, long-wattled umbrellabird, Andean condor, and sword-billed hummingbird, as well as manakins, tanagers, and many rarities. Includes two pre-trip workshops, lodging, local transportation, most meals, and all park fees. Limited to 12. $2,695 ($150 single supplement) Please contact Adriana Palmer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 212-691-7483 x304 to learn more and register.

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