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Scheduled Eco-Travel Tours

NJ Audubon Eco-Tours feature:

  • Small group size (maximum 12 on most trips)
  • Leader to participant ratio of 1:6 or better on domestic tours
  • Destinations planned to coincide with greatest bird diversity
  • Window seats for all participants on most domestic tours

We offer tours with a variety of paces and goals:

  • Relaxed vacations with nature
  • General ecology exploring a diversity of animal and plant groups, as well as geology
  • General ecology with a focus on birdlife
  • Intensive birding adventures


 

Tours for 2017

 
 SW Louisiana: Cheniers, Cypress Swamps and Cameron Parish
April 21 to 28, 2017 

Coastal Louisiana offers marvelous spring birding without the crowds of the nearby Upper Texas Coast.  Our trip will sample many interesting habitats, including a visit to the Atchafalaya Swamp (one of the largest intact bottomland swamps in the nation), coastal prairies and rice fields that teem with ducks, herons, shorebirds and terns.  Coastal cheniers -- oak woodlands -- can be loaded with warblers and Neotropic migrants.  Click here for a trip report and species list from 2015 tour.
 BIRDING IN THE LAND OF LEOPOLD
May 23 to 30, 2017  
This eco-tour weaves the conservation ethic of Aldo Leopold amongst the rare birds of Wisconsin.  Visit Leopold's original shack in Baraboo, the International Crane Foundation, Necedah National Wildlife Refuge and the "sand counties" of Leopold's writings  Look for Golden-winged Warbler, Whooping Crane, Greater Prairie Chicken and Kirtland's Warbler, to name a few. (photo courtesy The Aldo Leopold Foundation). Tour report and species list coming soon!
 NY Adirondack Mountains Van Trip:
June 16 to 19, 2017
The northern Adirondack mountains provide one of the last, unspoiled wilderness areas in the northeast.  Over 6,000 square miles of rugged peaks, rocky slopes, pine/spruce forests, and wetlands are beautiful and bird-rich.  We'll set our base in Saranac Lake and day trip to nearby bogs, boreal forests and mountains.  Tour report coming soon!
 Delmarva Weekend Van Tour
November 10 To 13, 2017

Late autumn is a wonderful time to visit the bird-rich Delmarva Peninsula.  Visit Bombay Hook and Prime Hook where huge flocks of waterfowl reside, Bald Eagles hunt and late-season migrants such as pipets, larks and perhaps a longspur may be found.  Base is Chincoteague, Va.  This is a perennial favorite, so sign up soon!

Photos courtesy of NJ Audubon Staff and Archives, unless otherwise noted.

Tours for 2018

 
 CUBA BIRD SURVEY
January 8 to 18/22, 2018 --
Hurry - only 2 spaces left!
Join CMBO Director David La Puma on an exclusive, US led birding program in partnership with Caribbean Conservation Trust, which has been managing bird conservation programs in Cuba for 21 years. This itinerary will take you to Cuba's finest bird habitats, beautiful national parks, diverse biosphere reserves and unique natural areas. Interact with local scientists and naturalists and learn about the ecology and history of the regions. (Optional 4-day extension to Havana Jazz Festival)  Note: this trip is not affected by recent US-Cuba travel restrictions.
  MONARCHS OF MEXICO
February 23 to March 1, 2018

Virtually all of the monarch butterflies found east of the Rocky Mountains in the US and Canada migrate to the mountains of central Mexico in the autumn, where they cluster by the thousands in a few small patches of mountain forest at elevations above 10,000 feet in the Transvolcanic Mountain Range.  Join Mark Garland to visit three of the reserves, and get a taste of the history and culture of Mexico.  
  PORTUGAL'S BIRDS AND NATURE
April 16 To 27, 2018  
Portugal possesses a fantastic diversity of habitats in a relatively small area.  Couple this with spring migration for a winning combination of birdwatching, nature exploration and great scenery.  This tour is coordinated through Birds & Nature Tours Portugal, the country's premier tour copany.  Visits include the Tagus and Sado Estuary Nature Reserves, as wella s the Alentejo region and Guadiana Vlaley Nature Park.  (Great Bustard photo courtesy P. Marques.)
  DELMARVA WEEKEND VAN TOUR
Mid-November, 2018

Late autumn is a wonderful time to visit the bird-rich Delmarva Peninsula.  Visit Bombay Hook and Prim e Hook where huge flocks of waterfowl reside, Bald Eagles hunt and late-season migrants such as pipets, larks and perhaps a longspur may be found.  Base is Chincoteague, Va.

Our 2018 schedule is being set.
Click on "Tour Reports and Species Lists" 

in left-hand menu bar for tour reports
and species lists from previous years.

Click here to see our completed 2016 tours >

Registration

To register, please complete the following Registration Form. Please note that your space on an eco-tour is not secured until both deposit and completed Registration Form have been received by our office.
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NJ Audubon makes every attempt to avoid canceling a tour, but does so when the minimum number of participants is not attained. In the event a tour is cancelled, we look to reschedule it in the future. Thank you for your understanding.

For tour itineraries, to register, or for more information contact:

NJ Audubon Eco-Travel at: (609) 400-3852
c/o Center for Research and Education
600 Route 47 North
Cape May Court House, NJ  08210
or email
travel@njaudubon.org.

If you are not a member, consider Joining New Jersey Audubon.  

Photos courtesy of NJ Audubon Staff and Archives, unless otherwise noted.