Calendar of Birding Tours 2017 - 2019


2017

JANUARY 4TH – 24th, 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 10 months before the tour.
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January 25th - February 1st, 2017

[OPEN Birding Tour]; EL TRIUNFO BIOSPHERE RESERVE A unique and magical destination. [B] Price and Itinerary available 8 months before the tour. Tour Information.

March 3rd - 15th 2017

[OPEN Birding Tour]; CUBAN BIRD SURVEY A bird study program that targets the 30 endemics of the island. [B] Price and Itinerary available 8 months before departure.

March 25th - April 8th, 2017

[OPEN Birding Tour]; ENDEMIC BIRDS OF THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS; 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 10 months before the tour. Tour Information.

April 9th - 22Nd, 2017

[OPEN Birding Tour]; CENTRAL MEXICO'S 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 10 months before the tour. Tour Information.

May 8th – 22nd, 2017

[Closed Custom Tour]; Birds and Culture of SPAIN

June 19th - July 14th, 2017

[Closed Custom Birding Tour]; NW MEXICO'S ENDEMIC BIRDS

July 22nd - August 6th, 2017

[OPEN Birding Tour]; MEXICO'S SUMMER ENDEMICS 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. Extension available for the Northern Parrots. [C] Price and Itinerary available 14 months before departure. Tour Information.

August 16st - 21st, 2017

UK BIRDFAIR - LEGACY TOURS BOOTH - MARQUE TWO;

October 18th - November 1st, 2017

[OPEN Heritage-Style 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 10 months before departure.

November 2nd - November 19th, 2017

[Closed Custom Birding Tour]; SRI LANKA BIRDS & NATURE;

2018

JANUARY 6TH – 19th, 2018

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

January 27th - February 4th, 2018

[OPEN Birding Tour]; EL TRIUNFO BIOSPHERE RESERVE A unique and magical destination.
[B] Price and Itinerary available 8 months before the tour. Tour Information.

February 5th - February 13th, 2018

[Closed Birding Tour]; EL TRIUNFO BIOSPHERE RESERVE

February 2nd - February 28th, 2018

[Closed Birding Tour] ENDEMICS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MEXICO

March 6th - 19th, 2018

[Closed Birding Tour] MOUNTAINS AND SEACOASTS OF WESTERN PANAMA IN THE HERITAGE-STYLE

March 6 - 19th, 2018

[Closed Birding Tour] MOUNTAINS AND SEACOASTS OF WESTERN PANAMA IN THE HERITAGE-STYLE

April 8th - 23rd, 2018

[OPEN Birding Tour]; FINEST BIRDING ROUTE IN NORTH AMERICA; the center of Mexican endemism with 50 key species. Begins in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo / Ends in Veracruz City. [C] Price and Itinerary available 10 months before the tour. TOUR INFORMATION -- NEOTROPICAL BIRD CLUB FUNDRAISER

May 8th - 22nd, 2018/strong>

[OPEN Birding Tour]; BULGARIA; CLASSIC SPRING BIRDING TOUR; - up to 22 warblers, 11 tits, 9 woodpeckers, 8 owls, and 25 raptors, vultures, and falcons. As many as 250 species of birds will be targeted. [B] Price and Itinerary available 12 months before the tour.

June 15th - July 10th, 2018

[Closed Birding Tour]; NW MEXICO'S ENDEMIC BIRDS

July 22nd - August 11th, 2018

[Closed Birding Tour]; PARROTS OF NORTHERN MEXICO DURING BREEDING SEASON

August 15th - 21st, 2018

UK BIRDFAIR - LEGACY TOURS BOOTH - MARQUE TWO;

September 24th - October 6th, 2018

[OPEN Birding Tour] GUYANA; CLASSIC DRY-SEASON BIRDING TOUR birding within the one million acres of the Iwokrama Rainforest. [C] Price and Itinerary available 12 months before the tour.

November 3rd - 19th, 2018

[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. [C] Price and Itinerary available 12 months before the tour.

2019

February 1st – February 10th, 2019

[OPEN Birding Tour]; EL TRIUNFO BIOSPHERE RESERVE A unique and magical destination.
[B] Price and Itinerary available 8 months before the tour. Tour Information.

March 20th - 31st, 2019

[OPEN Birding Tour] CENTRAL MEXICO'S ENDEMIC BIRDS - THE FINEST BIRDING ROUTE IN NORTH AMERICA; Tincluding the Transvolcanic Range, Balsas River drainage, and Sierra del Sur. One third of the Mexico’s endemics occur in the central highlands. This tour can be combined with the Southern Mexico Endemics Route. [C] Price and Itinerary available 10 months before departure.Tour Information.

April 15th - 29th, 2019

[OPEN Birding Tour] MOROCCO; 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 10 months before departure.

May 8th - 20th, 2019

[OPEN Birding Tour] ENDEMIC BIRDS OF THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS; Oaxaca State, the Sierra los Tuxtlas, and the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. One third of the Mexico’s endemics occur in the southern highlands. This tour can be combined with the Transvolcanic Endemics Route. [C] Price and Itinerary available 10 months before departure.Tour Information.

June 15th - July 1st, 2019

[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 10 months before departure.Tour Information.

July 22nd - August 5th, 2019

[Closed Heritage-Style Tour] TAIWAN;the beautiful isle. Birding for all 32 endemics, including rare partridges and pheasants . [A] Price and Itinerary available 12 months before departure.

August 14th - 20th, 2019

UK BIRDFAIR - LEGACY TOURS BOOTH - MARQUE TWO;

October 16th - 29th, 2019

[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. [C] Price and Itinerary available 10 months before departure. Tour Information.

December 3rd - 12th, 2019

[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 10 months before departure. 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