Calendar of Birding Tours 2015 - 2017


2015

November 6th - 22nd, 2015

[Closed Birding Tour]; THAILAND; To observe Spoon-billed Sandpiper, broadbills, partridges, and pheasants.

Nov 30th - December 15TH, 2015

[Open Birding Tour]; THAILAND An introductory tour that includes Bangkok and Chiang Mai, the temple city. Target birds include Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Orange-breasted Trogon, and Rufous-throated Partridge. [B]

2016

JANUARY 12TH – 27th, 2016

[Closed Heritage-Style Tour]; CUBAN BIRD SURVERY PROGRAM

February 22nd - March 16th 2016

[Closed Birding Tour]; WESTERN MEXICO; Targeting more than Fifty West Mexican Endemics

APRIL 6th - 19TH, 2016

[Open Birding Tour]; MOROCCO; A birders introduction visits Casablanca, Marrakech, Agadir, the Atlas Mountains, and the Sahara Desert for Northern Bald Ibis, Crimson-winged Finch, Crowned Sandgrouse, and Greater Hoopee-Lark. [B] Price and Itinerary available 14 months before the tour.

APRIL 27th - May 8TH, 2016

[Open Birding Tour]; NORTH AMERICA’S FINEST BIRDING ROUTE The center of Mexican endemism with more than 50 key species. Begins in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo / Ends in Mexico City. [C] Price and Itinerary available 14 months before the tour. Tour Information.

May 20th – May 31st, 2016

[OPEN Birding Tour]; HONDURAS Targets the key regional endemics, including Ocellated Quail. Begins and ends in San Pedro Sula. [B] Price and Itinerary available 14 months before the tour.

June 14th - 30th, 2016

[OPEN Birding Tour]; NORTHERN MEXICO Targets the summer endemics of Chihuahua, the Saltillo Grasslands, the Sierra Madre Oriental, and El Cielo for Thick-billed and Maroonfronted parrots, Worthen’s Sparrow, Eared Quetzal, Tamaulipas Pygmy-Owl, and Tawny-collared Nightjar. [C] Price and Itinerary available 14 months before the tour. Tour Information.

October 3rd - 17th, 2016

[Open Heritage-Style Birding Tour]; TAIWAN The beautiful isle, birding for all 32 endemics, including rare partridges and pheasants. [A] Price and Itinerary available 14 months before the tour.

November 2nd - 16th, 2016

[Closed Custom Tour]; NORTHERN ECUADOR, Birding a loop from Quito that covers both the Pacific and Amazonian slopes.

November 30th - December 12th, 2016

[Open Heritage-Style Birding Tour]; YUCATAN, MEXICO; Excellent birding, major Mayan archeological sites, Cozumel Island, regional cuisine, and inviting people. Target birds include Cozumel Vireo, Mexican Sheartail, and Rose-throated Tanager. [A] Price and Itinerary available 14 months before the tour. Tour Information.

2017

JANUARY 10TH – February 2nd, 2017

[OPEN Birding Tour]; COMPREHENSIVE SOUTHERN MEXICO; This route addresses the concerns of birders coming from more distant parts that desire a longer visit. The tour dovetails with the to the El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve. Targets all regional endemics in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, the IBA areas of the Pacific Plain and the Sierra Madre de Chiapas, the Guatemalan Highlands, the jungles of the Lancondon, the Usumacinta wetlands, and the rich forests of southern Campeche. Begins in Villahermosa / ends in Tuxtla Gutierrez. [C] Price and Itinerary available 14 months before the tour.
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FEBRUARY 3rd - 12th, 2017

[OPEN Birding Tour]; EL TRIUNFO BIOSPHERE RESERVE A unique and magical destination.
[B] Price and Itinerary available 14 months before the tour. Tour Information.

March 1st - 15th 2017

[OPEN Birding Tour]; CUBAN BIRD SURVEYA bird study program that targets the 30 endemics of the island. -[B] Price and Itinerary available 14 months before departure.

March 28th - April 11th, 2017

[OPEN Birding Tour]; Southern Mexico Endemic Birds; Oaxaca State, the Sierra los Tuxtlas, and the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. One third of the Mexico’s endemics occur in the southern highlands. For those wishing a longer time in Mexico this tour can be combined with the Transvolcanic Endemics Route. [C] Price and Itinerary available 14 months before the tour. Tour Information.

April 12th - April 23rd, 2017

[OPEN Birding Tour]; TRANSVOLCANIC RANGE ENDEMIC BIRDS; The Transvolcanic range, the Balsas River drainage, and the Sierra del Sur. One third of the Mexico’s endemics occur in the central highlands. For those wanting to bird for a longer period in Mexico this tour can be combined with the Southern Mexico Endemics Route. [C] Price and Itinerary available 14 months before the tour. Tour Information.

May 8th – May 21st, 2017

[Closed Custom Tour]; Birds and Culture of SPAIN

June 20th - 30th, 2017

[OPEN Birding Tour]; Central Mexico Endemic Birds The route focuses on the most difficult endemic birds – Tuxtla Quail-Dove, Bearded Wood-Partridge, Sinaloa Martin, Eared Poorwill, Aztec Rail, and White-fronted Swift. [C] Price and Itinerary available 14 months before departure.Tour Information.

October 2nd - 16th, 2017

[OPEN Birding Tour]; COMPLETE YUCATAN MEXICO; Fall migrants and regional endemics found throughout the Yucatan Peninsula. For those wanting to bird for a longer period in Mexico this tour can be combined with the Eastern Lowlands Tour. All key Yucatan species will be targeted. [C] Price and Itinerary available 14 months before departure. Tour Information.

October 17th - 30th, 2017

[OPEN Birding Tour]; EASTERN LOWLANDS RAINFOREST; Chiapas State holds major tracks of intact forests, making this a destination for world-class birding. Tough species often missed further south in Central America, like Lovely Cotinga, Scaly-throated Leaftosser, Northern Nightingale-Wren, Spotted Wood-Quail, and Slaty-breasted Tinamou are regular. For those wanting to bird for a longer period in Mexico this tour can be combined with the Complete Yucatan Tour. All key Yucatan species will be targeted. [C] Price and Itinerary available 14 months before departure. Tour Information.

November 6th - 21st, 2017

[Open Heritage-Style Birding Tour]; Sri Lanka; Focuses on the 27 island endemics while enjoying Kalamativa, Sinharaja, Kitulgala, and Minipe – tea factories, temples, and wildlife. A beautiful and inviting people. [A] Price and Itinerary available 14 months before departure


*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