We’re looking for a few curious, enthusiastic travelers to share in-depth adventures in some of our favorite international destinations. Group size will be small to ensure a quality experience.
Trinidad & Tobago
Dec 6-14, 2018
Avid birders and fans of natural history have flocked to Trinidad and the Asa Wright Nature Centre for over three decades, drawn by a magnetic combination of fascinating birds, talented naturalists, and time at a place that makes history in the study of the New World tropics. Many agree the twin islands, closely linked to South America in origin, provide the best possible introduction to the New World Tropical birding and ecology.
On this SABO-sponsored tour, you will travel with like-minded people who support bird research and conservation. With SABO naturalists Sheri Williamson and Tom Wood teamed with Trinidad and Tobago’s legendary local guides, this is a trip not to miss.
To register for this special tour, contact Caligo Ventures by phone (800) 426-7781 or email: email@example.com. A deposit of $300 holds your space. A donation of $200 benefits SABO and confirms your tour.
Hummingbirds(and more) of Ecuador
June 8-18, 2019
We are returning to Ecuador with a hummingbird-focused tour to the high Andes, the true “hummingbird capital of the world”. Expect to see over 40 species of hummingbirds while enjoying world-class accommodations and birding. Six to eight participants will accompany Tom Wood and Sheri Williamson (author of the Peterson Field Guide to Hummingbirds) and a local guide as we explore both slopes of the Andes and a variety of habitats. Our tours are low-key relaxed trips with plenty of time to watch the feeders at our lodges, photograph the myriad of hummingbirds and tanagers or simply enjoy the Ecuadorian hospitality. After a night in Quito, we will visit the Mindo area on the western cordillera of the Andes probably the best-known hummingbird hotspot in the world. Along with hummingbirds we will also see an astounding array of colorful tanagers, motmots, toucans and other tropical birds. We will visit Angel Paz’s famous farm to see and meet the famous pittas that share his farm.
Returning to Quito, we will then head east to the high mountain pass of the Andes, home of the Giant, Hummingbird, Andean Condor, and Andean Hillstar. The high lodges here host different hummers than the western ones and include the incredible Sword-billed Hummingbird and the charming Wire-crested Thorntail. We will visit 4 different lodges with feeding stations on the east slope, each with their own signature birds.
The trip is designed to see a high diversity of hummingbirds, but as anyone who has travelled with us will tell you, we enjoy everything along the way. Our trips are perfect for someone just wanting to enjoy a trip to this wonderful region, relax and see some birds. We use playback sparingly and only when appropriate.
Cost: $2750 double occupancy, $300 single supplement
If there is enough interest, we may add a 3-night, 4 day Amazon trip extension for those interested.
Day 1 .- arrival to Quito and transfer to Puembo Bird Garden .
Day 3. Mindo Overnight Sach Tamia
Day 5.- on the way back to Quito, visit the Equatorial monument , overnight at Puembo Birding Garden
Day 7 Birding around the Cayambe Coca, after lunch visit Guango Lodge. Drive to San Isidro.
Day 8 morning at San Isidro, drive to Wild Sumaco
Day 9 full day birding at Wild Sumaco
Day 10 drive to Quito, day use and then international flight
Stay tuned for details