Calendar of Birding Tours 2013 - 2014


2013

JANUARY 8TH - 17TH, 2013

Custom Tour; RIO BEC & TIKAL [Birding the forests of the Mayan archeological sites of Rio Bec & Tikal]

FEBRUARY 8TH - 16TH, 2013

EL TRIUNFO BIOSPHERE RESERVE - a unique and magical destination - our seventeenth consecutive Year.[B] EL TRIUNFO BIOSPHERE : You should see the magnificent Horned Guan, one of the world's must-see birds. Nine days - Begins & Ends in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas - Price: $ 2,895 Tour Information.

MARCH 1ST - 5TH, 2013

Custom Pre-Tour; WESTERN GHATS, INDIA [Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary & Munnar Uplands]

MARCH 5TH - 20TH, 2013

Sri Lanka; Heritage-Style Birding Tour [A] SRI LANKA: sixteen days of birding - 200+ species to be seen - all 26 endemic birds will be targeted. Lovely accommodations near wildlife sanctuaries across the small island [165 miles long by 85 miles wide] - Kalamatiya, Sinharaja Rain Forest, Minneriya, Kitulgala and Minipe - tea factories, temples, and fine food - Begins & Ends in Colombo - Price: $3,395

MARCH 21st - April 5th, 2013

Sri Lanka; Heritage-Style Birding Tour [A] SRI LANKA: sixteen days of birding - 200+ species to be seen - all 26 endemic birds will be targeted. Lovely accommodations near wildlife sanctuaries across the small island [165 miles long by 85 miles wide] - Kalamatiya, Sinharaja Rain Forest, Minneriya, Kitulgala and Minipe - tea factories, temples, and fine food - Begins & Ends in Colombo - Price: $3,395

JUNE 14TH - 30TH, 2013

Northern Mexico Endemic Birds [IBA’s] -- Chihuahua, Saltillo Grasslands, The High Rise, and El Cielo [C] Thick-billed and Maroon-fronted Parrots, Worthen's Sparrow, Eared Quetzal, Tawny-collared Nightjar, and an additional ten great birds among the more than 300 species. Seventeen days - Begins Chihuahua City, Chihuahua & Ends Veracruz, Veracruz - Price: $4,195 Tour Information.

JULY 1ST - 7TH

Central Mexico Endemic Birds [IBA’s] -- one quail-dove, one wood-partridge, & one swift.[C] We give ourselves seven days to locate and see three of Mexico’s most difficult endemic species, Tuxtla Quai-Dove, Bearded Wood-Partridge, & White-fronted Swift - Begins Veracruz, Veracruz & ends Guadalajara, Jalisco - Price: $1,495.

JULY 16TH - 28TH

RAFTING the Rio Plantano, Honduras – The last unspoiled [wild] river in Central America.[B] Honduras:With the real hope of encounters with jaguar and tapir we float the wild river with expert leadership and staff. The river affords a safe yet challenging adventure. Thirteen days [six with camping] Begins Tegucigalpa, Honduras & ends San Pedro Sula, Honduras - Price: $4,695

SEPTEMBER 24TH - OCTOBER 7TH

Italy’s Tuscany; a Heritage-Style Birding Tour[A] Italy:fourteen days of birding & sightseeing - 150+ species of birds. Fine lodging near birding destinations, well developed wildlife sanctuaries, & the rich culture of Rome, Tivoli, Florence, Venice & Pizza - Begins & Ends in Rome - Price: $5,895

November 1ST - 15TH, 2013

Taiwan; a Heritage-Style Birding Tour [A] Taiwan: fifteen days of birding - 200+ species to be seen - all 32 endemic birds will be targeted – including all pheasants and partridges. Fine lodging near birding destinations, well developed wildlife sanctuaries, & a rich culture - Begins & Ends in Taipei - Price: $4,595

2014

JANUARY 11TH– 22ND, 2014

Custom Tour; NORTHERN YUCATAN PENINSULA [Cozumel Island & Mayan archeological sites]

FEBRUARY 8TH - 16TH, 2014

EL TRIUNFO BIOSPHERE RESERVE - a unique and magical destination - our eighteenth consecutive Year.[B] EL TRIUNFO BIOSPHERE : You should see the magnificent Horned Guan, one of the world's must-see birds. Nine days - Begins & Ends in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas - Price: $ 2,995 Tour Information.

FEBRUARY 27TH - MARCH 13TH, 2014

Southern Mexico Endemic Birds [IBA’s] -- Oaxaca State, Sierra Los Tuxtlas, and Isthmus of Tehuantepec[C] MEXICO'S ENDEMIC BIRDS: Fully one third of all of the country’s endemic birds can be seen on this tour – Fifteen daya - Begins & ends in Oaxaca City - Price: Please call Tour Information.

APRIL 24th - MAY 5TH, 2014

NORTH AMERICA’S FINEST BIRDING ROUTE[C] Center of Endemism in Mexico: 50 endemic birds are realistic targets. Eleven days - Begins Acapulco / Ends Mexico City: - Price: 3,195 Tour Information.

JUNE 23RD – JULY 2ND, 2014

HONDURAS; BIRDING FOR REGIONAL ENDEMICS [B] Holds some of the best forests in Central America: Honduran Emerald, Lovely Cotinga, & Keel-billed Motmot, plus all regional endemics. Ten days in country - Begins Tegucigalpa, Honduras & Ends San Pedro Sula, Honduras.- Price: Please Call

NOVEMBER 10TH - 23RD, 2014

The Chiapas Lowlands; an Exceptional Birding Area [B] MEXICO'S MAYAN RUINS: A very popular tour - Calakmul, Bonampak, Yaxchilan, Palenque & more! Thirteen days - tinamous, antbirds, & macaws. Begins & Ends Villahermosa, Tabasco - Price: $ 3,395 Tour Information.


*CUSTOM TOURS* Individuals, small parties of friends, and larger groups from birding clubs regularly request from Legacy Tours a custom tour tour to specific destinations in Mexico, Belize, Argentina, and to USA birding hot spots. Contact our office to discuss the possibility of a custom tour for yourself [target birds], your family [target destination], or your birding club [target joint activity].


Trip Codes * [A] Comfortable & Enjoyable for ANYONE with an interest in nature.
[B] Comfortable and fun for bird watchers -- but one must enjoy daily bird watching.
[C] Birders with both a keen interest, and energy level -- birding all-day every-day.
* Codes help to clarify daily intensity, and the variety of activities while on tour