ABA Area Tours

Domestic (ABA) Tour General Information (Excludes Florida)

Reservation Deposits

5% DISCOUNT FOR TOURS PAID IN FULL 120 DAYS PRIOR TO TOUR

10% deposit is required to reserve your space.

50% is due 120 days prior to start of tour.

100% is due 90 days prior to start of tour.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT IS $500.00 UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE

Refunds and Cancellations

100% Refund 120 or more prior to start of tour.

50% Refund 90-119 days prior to start of tour.

25% Refund 60-89 days prior to start of tour.

NO REFUNDS LESS THAN  60 DAYS PRIOR TO START OF TOUR UNLESS SPOT CAN BE FILLED IN WHICH A 25% REFUND WILL BE ISSUED.

Trips DO NOT include airfare, food, drinks, tips, or other expenses not specifically mentioned in the tour description.

5 Day Grand Tetons National Park Trip

July 14-18, 2020

Cost $2400.00 per person – double occupancy – Minimum 2 – Maximum 4

Deposit Due by March 31, 2020

Join Rebecca of Archaeopteryx Birding & Nature Tours this summer for a visit to the Grand Tetons National Park in Wyoming. We’ll be traveling each morning into the Grand Teton National Park and surrounding areas for birding and the opportunity to photograph birds and other wildlife. Each day trip will be no longer than a 1-hour drive from our accommodations. We’ll aim to return in the early afternoon to enjoy the amenities, or explore downtown Teton Village or Jackson Hole. Accommodations will be at a single hotel/resort near the Jackson Hole area. There’s the Jackson Hole Winery and Snake River Brewing Company that may be worth a visit if you’re interested in craft beverages.

About the birds

Grand Teton National Park is home to a variety of birds, highlights of which include:

Mountain Chickadee
Violet-green Swallow
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Green-tailed Towhee
MacGillivray’s Warbler
Western Tanager
Barrow’s Goldeneye
Common Merganser
Common Raven
Mountain Bluebird
Pine Siskin
Warbling Vireo
Western Wood-Pewee
Rufous Hummingbird
Lincoln’s Sparrow
Cassin’s Finch
Willow Flycatcher
American Dipper
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Cinnamon Teal
Trumpeter Swan
Dusky Flycatcher
Black-billed Magpie
Brewer’s Blackbird
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Bullock’s Oriole
Brewer’s Sparrow
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Vesper Sparrow
Western Meadowlark
Swainson’s Hawk
Horned Lark
Red-naped Sapsucker
Calliope Hummingbird
Lazuli Bunting
Clark’s Nutcracker
Dusky Grouse
Veery

We may also encounter mammals such as Black Bear, Coyote, Elk, Mule Deer, Moose, Pronghorn, Bison, Badger, Marten, River Otter, Long-tailed Weasel, Snowshoe Hare, Pika, Beaver, Muskrat, and Porcupine.

The price for this trip will be $2,400 per person, shared occupancy (this price includes water, snacks, all checklists emailed, transportation (including to and from the airport), and professional guide. The price does not include your airfare, food, alcohol, or tips. Trip requires at least 2 participants and a maximum of 4. Deposit will be due by March 31st, 2020.

Monterey, California Birding & Pelagic Tour

September 24 – October 1, 2020

Cost $2639.00 per person – double occupancy – Minimum 2 -Maximum 4

Deposit Due August 1, 2020

Many birders have heard of the infamous Monterey coast for some of the best pelagic birding in the country. Archaeopteryx Birding & Nature Tours will be hosting a 1-week birding tour in the Monterey, California area this fall with a full day of pelagic birding included! We’ll be staying in a hotel in Monterey for the duration of the tour and traveling out from there each morning for our birding excursion. Meals are not included in the price of the tour, but the Monterey area has it all. There’s plenty of restaurants that carry local seafood, vegetarian/vegan fare, and health food. Here is the tentative itinerary for the tour:

9/24- Meet in the evening with pickup from the Monterey airport or surrounding area, check into our hotel, and have dinner

9/25- Visit Point Lobos State Natural Reserve. Here we’ll try and locate Townsend’s Warbler, Red-necked Phalarope, California Quail, Heerman’s Gull, Black Phoebe, California Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Brewer’s Blackbird, Wandering Tattler, Stellar’s Jay, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Hutton’s Vireo, and Acorn Woodpecker

9/26- Fort Ord Dunes State Park- We won’t get anything different on the beach here than we would on our pelagic tour, so we’re going to focus on the upland habitats. We’ll be looking for Bushtit, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Anna’s Hummingbird, Wrentit, Oak Titmouse, and Lazuli Bunting

9/27- Our pelagic tour will last 8 hours. Some of the most common species will be Brandt’s Cormorant, Pelagic Cormorant, Black Turnstone, and Elegant Tern. There’s possibility for Pacific Loon, Western Grebe, Black-footed Albatross, Pink-footed Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater, Black-vented Shearwater, Ashy Storm-Petrel, Surfbird, Red Phalarope, South Polar Skua, Sabine’s Gull, Pigeon Guillemot, Cassin’s Auklet and Rhinoceros Auklet.

9/28- Salinas River National Wildlife Refuge for White-faced Ibis, Common Murre, Lesser Goldfinch, Bushtit, Eared Grebe, Long-billed Curlew, Say’s Phoebe, Pomarine Jaeger, California Towhee, and Greater White-fronted Goose

9/29- Schwan Lake Park for Mew Gull, Pygmy Nuthatch, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Purple Finch, Greater Scaup, Western Wood-Pewee, and Fox Sparrow

9/30- Julia Pfeiffer-Burns State Park- California Thrasher, White-throated Swift, Nashville Warbler, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Spotted Towhee, MacGillivray’s Warbler, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, and the bird on everyone’s target list, the California Condor!

10/1- On our last birding day we’ll check out of our hotel and visit the Point Pinos lighthouse for Red-crossbill, Arctic Tern, Tricolored Blackbird, Violet-green Swallow, Red-throated Loon, Western Bluebird, Western Meadowlark, Great-tailed Grackle, Cackling Goose, Iceland Gull, Lawrence’s Goldfinch, Hooded Oriole, Rufous Hummingbird, Ancient Murrlet, Buller’s Shearwater, and Nuttall’s Woodpecker. Followed by lunch and transportation back to the airport.

The cost for this tour will be $2639.00 per person shared occupancy with a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 participants.

5% DISCOUNT FOR TOURS PAID IN FULL 120 DAYS PRIOR TO TOUR
10% deposit is required to reserve your space. $150 of this deposit is not refundable, as we need to book your space on the pelagic tour

Trip DOES NOT include airfare, food, drinks, tips, or other expenses not specifically mentioned in the tour description. The cost DOES include all park entry fees, professional birding guide, shared checklists, all transportation costs, and water & snacks. Please message us directly through Facebook, or call +1-609-553-0757 to book this tour with us, or to request additional information

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