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 2013 schedule is complete.
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Please note: Your space on an eco-tour is not secured until both deposit and completed
Registration Form have been received by our office.
||Costa Rica |
January 4 to 16, 2013
Visit tropical alpine meadows in the Talamanca Mountains 10,000' above sea level, the Pacific coastal lowlands and the Caribbean rainforest. Includes two days at Las Cruces Field Station, a research and educational facility run by an international consortium of Universites, and home of the Wilson Botanical Garden. Click here to see what the group is doing.
||Southwestern Louisiana: Cheniers, Cypress Swamps and Cameron Parish|
April 22 to 29, 2013
Enjoy marvelous spring birding without the crowds of the nearby upper Texas coast. Visit Atchafalaya Swamp, coastal prairies, ricefields, and "cheniers" (oak woodlands) for ducks, shorebirds, herons, warblers and other Neotropical migrants.
Note: This tour is full. We are currently taking names for waitlist.
||New York Adirondack Mountains Van Trip|
June 14 - 17, 2013
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.
||Grand North Dakota |
July 6 to 14, 2013
Endless skies, sweeping prairie grasslands and abun-dant birdlife describe this visit to several National Wildlife Refuges, as well as Theodore Roosevelt National Park in the Badlands. Enjoy the unique geology and amazing array of wildflowers and wildlife that defines native prairie and prairie pothole region. A variety of waterfowl, raptors, shorebirds, sparrows, grebes and more!
Wild Alaska and the Bering Sea
July 11 to 25, 2013
Alaska's Bering Sea is a treasure-trove of scenic and wildlife wonders. Rushing rivers, sculpted fjords, towering coastal mountains and volcanic islands stacked with thousands of nesting seabirds all await you. This is a Victor Emanuel Nature Tour (VENT). Photo courtesy Michael O'Brien.
||Galapagos Islands Cruise|
July 18 to 30, 2013
Experience a Galapagos Islands Cruise on the Isabela II visiting all the major islands to seek the giant tortoise, marine iguana, lava lizards, Flightless Cormorants, Waved Albatross, Galapagos Penguins and Darwin's Finches. This is a Victor Emanuel Nature Tour (VENT), led by Michael O'Brien and Louise Zemaitis with excellent Galapagos staff. Photo courtesy Michael O'Brien.
||Delmarva Weekend Van Trip|
November 8 to 11, 2013
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.
Stay tuned for new tours for 2014.
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.