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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

Our 2014 schedule is complete.

Click Here to download the Registration Form in PDF format.
Click here to download the Registration Form as a fillable word document.

Please note: Your space on an eco-tour is not secured until both deposit and completed
Registration Form have been received by our office.

Tours for 2014

Southern Ecuador
February 14 to 23, 2014
Southern Ecuador encompasses a varitey of habitats and elevations within a small geographic area.  Unique destinations include Buenaventura's forested foothills for the spectacular Long-wattled Umbrellabird, Podocarpus National Park's massive cloud-forest reserve, the eastern foothills of the Andes and temperate forests of Cajanuma for a birdlist in the several hundreds.  Trip list and tour report coming soon!
Southwest Louisiana: Cheniers, cypress swamps and Cameron Parish
April 22 to 29, 2014
Enjoy spring birding without the crowds. Visit to the Atchafalaya Swamp, coastal prairies and rice fields that teem with ducks, herons and shorebirds.  Coastal cheniers (oak woodlands) along the Gulf of Mexico can overflow with warblers and other Neotropic migrants.  Photo courtesy Bob Devlin. Trip list and tour report coming soon!
New York Adirondack Mountains Van Trip
June 13 - 16, 2014
One of the last unspoiled wilderness areas in the northeast awaits you. Visit bogs, boreal forests and mountains for boreal flora and fauna, as well as the "winter" finches.  Lodging in Saranac Lake with day trips to nearby birding hotspots. Expect lack-backed Woodpecker, Gray Jay, Mourning Warbler, and more.

Southeastern Arizona's Second Spring
July 30 to August 7, 2014
From Saguaro-studded deserts to towering mountains covered with conifers, this corner of the US provides great scenery and superb birding.  Many bird species here occur nowhere else in the US, and our visit coincides with the peak hummingbird diversity and breeding bird activity.  
Brazil: Pantanal Safari
September 1 to 13, 2014

Travel to the heart of Southern Brazil on a birding and wildlife viewing safari to the vast lowlands of the famed Pantanal region.  Witness remarkable avian diversity and an overall abundance of spectacular birds and large mammals reminiscent of the great wildlife spectacles of Africa. Tour operated by VENT.  Click here for report from August, 2013 tour. 
Delmarva Weekend Van Trip
November 7 to 10, 2014
A visit to Delmarva Peninsula's Bombay Hook and Prime Hook NWRs for flocks of waterfowl,Bald Eagles, and late-season migrants such as pipits, larks and perhaps a longspur.  Virginia's Eastern Shore is also on the docket, including Kiptopeke State Park and Chinccoteague NWR. 

Tours for 2015


 Amazon River Cruise
January 8 to 18, 2015 or Feb 19-March 1, 2015

An exploration of the Amazon region in comfort and style aboard the La Estrella Amazonica to an outstand-ing array of relatively easy-to-see birds and mammals on this exciting excursion to the heart of upper Amazonia.  All arrangements thru Victor Emanuel Nature Tours (VENT).  Click here for more info.
  Winter New England Van Trip
January 16 to 19, 2015
Spend the weekend in NE Massachusetts searching for winter visitors from the arctic, including Common and King Eiders, Harlequin Duck, Glaucous, Iceland and Black-headed Gulls, Razorbills, as well as Snowy Owl and winter finches.  Trip includes van transportation from Bernardsville, NJ.  Photo courtesy R. Jennings.
 Southwest Louisiana: Cheniers, cypress swamps and Cameron Parish
April 22 to 29, 2015
Enjoy spring birding without the crowds. Visit to the Atchafalaya Swamp, coastal prairies and rice fields that teem with ducks, herons and shorebirds.  Coastal cheniers (oak woodlands) along the Gulf of Mexico can overflow with warblers and other Neotropic migrants.  
 Northern Utah & Nevada: The Great Salt Lake, Wasatch & Ruby Mountains
July 26 to August 1, 2015
Enjoy spectacular mountain scenery, huge numbers of waterbirds, and western sagebrush and montane birds on this tour sampling some of the region's avian wonders. Places visited include Lamoille Canyon in teh Ruby Mountains, and Uinta Mountains.  

Stay tuned for more tours for 2015.
We are working on our 2015 schedule.

 

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.

 

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


 

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

NJ Audubon Eco-Travel at: (609) 861-1608 x13
c/o Center for Research and Education
600 Route 47 North
Cape May Court House, NJ  08210
or email
travel@njaudubon.org.


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