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Bell's Vireo (Bell's) feeding chicks
Bell’s Vireo (Bell’s) feeding chicks

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.

Cactus Wren

Birding Tour of Big Bend National Park

May 20-25, 2021

Cost: $1473.00 Per Person Double Occupancy, 2 Person Minimum – 4 Person Maximum. Single Supplement $500.00.

Spring is a great time of the year to be in Texas and this tour is the third part of our springtime in Texas theme for 2021. Along with the neotropical birds of the Rio Grande Valley and the migratory species returning home through the Bolivar peninsula, the Big Bend National Park and surrounding desert habit, make for a great short tour with unique species. It’s a 7-hour drive from the San Antonio airport out to the desert, so we’ll make the drive in sections. Here is a sample itinerary that we’ll be following throughout the tour:
5/20- Fly to the San Antonio airport by 5pm at the latest and plan to have dinner and make a few hours of the drive to Big Bend before spending the night in a hotel en route.
5/21- Begin the morning early with a trip to Kickapoo Caverns State Park. This is an important stopover location for the Black-capped Vireo and the Golden-cheeked Warbler. We should also see Field Sparrow, Canyon Towhee, Hooded and Bullock’s Orioles, Crested Caracara, Olive Sparrow, Gray Vireo, Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, and Chuck-will’s- Widow. We’ll then make the remainder of the drive to Big Bend and plan to stay in lodging within the park itself, or just outside the park, depending on availability at the time of booking.
5/22- Lost Mine Trail- This area is home to White-throated Swift, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Hutton’s Vireo, Mexican Jay, Common Raven, Black-crested Titmouse, Canyon Wren, Black-throated Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Black-headed Grosbeak, Acorn Woodpecker, Rufous-crowned Sparrow, Common Poorwill, Elf Owl, and Pine Siskin
Break for lunch
Evening birding at the Pine Canyon area for Band-tailed Pigeon, Blue-throated Mountain Gem, Cactus Wren, Scott’s Oriole, and Hepatic Tanager
5/23- The infamous Pinnacles trail. We’re going to make the hike up the trail to locate the Colima Warbler, the bird that only barely touches into the ABA area to breed in the summer. We should also see Bushtits, Bewick’s Wren, Zone-tailed Hawk, and Mexican Whippoorwill
5/24- We’ll stop at the Christmas Mountain Oasis just outside Big Bend for Western Wood-Pewee, Scaled Quail, Lucifer Hummingbird, Bell’s Vireo, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Curve-billed Thrasher, and Olive-sided Flycatcher. After our day of birding, we’ll begin the drive back to the San Antonio airport.
5/25- Flights home. Plan to fly out no earlier than 2pm, as we should arrive at the airport around noon.
Cost per person will be $1473. A singles supplement fee of $500 will be added to the price of the tour if you’re traveling alone. The price includes professional guide, lodging, transportation, park entry fees, and light snacks/water. A checklist of all birds and butterflies seen will be provided to each participant upon completion of the tour. Please contact us at archaeopteryxtours@gmail.com or call/text 609-553-0757 if you’re interested in more information or to book a space on this tour. Minimum 2 participants to run this tour.

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International Birding Tours

Birding Tours – International

International Tour General Information

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.

CDC and Local Guidelines for Covid-19 will be followed.

Canivet's Emerald

Resort Birding in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

June 27-July 2, 2021

Cost: $1490.00 per person shared occupancy with a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 participants Single Supplement $400.00

A relaxing getaway is awaiting you in Riviera Maya, Mexico this June. Stay in the Mayan Palace resort, or a similar resort on the same property. This beautiful resort is built right into the jungle, which extends all the way down to the beach. There are plenty of birds right on the property. You’ll see playful Green Jays, Groove-billed Anis, and Hooded Orioles just on a walk to the dining area. The resort itself even holds wildlife photography walks! There are also several pools on the property, gyms, a swim-up bar, and plenty of dining options. We’ll be exploring the local area each morning for even more bird species, but still have plenty of time to enjoy the resort and its amenities with the remainder of the day. Here is a breakdown of our daily activities:6/25- Arrive at the Cancun airport no later than 2pm, drive to Riviera Maya, and check into the resort. We’ll unpack, do a little light birding, and have dinner at the resort6/26- We’ll spend the morning at Reserva Toh where we should see Yellow-bellied Elaenia, Yellow-olive Flycatcher, Canivet’s Emerald, Yellow-throated Euphonia, Gartered and Black-headed Trogon, Blue Bunting, Vaux’s Swift, Thicket Tinamou, Scaled Pigeon, Clay-colored Thrush, Squirrel Cuckoo, Olive-throated Parakeet, Barred Antshrike, Spot-breasted Wren, Black-cowled and Yellow-tailed Oriole, Yellow-faced Grassquit, Grayish Saltator, and Plain Chachalaca6/27- Back to Cancun to the Parque Colegio St. John’s for Orange and Altamira Oriole, Yucatan Jay, Red-billed Pigeon, Yucatan Woodpecker, Social Flycatcher, and Melodious Blackbird6/28- Visit to the other side of Reserva Toh for White-fronted Parrot, Blue Ground Dove, Wedge-tailed Sabrewing, Black-headed Saltator, Masked Tityra, Lesser Greenlet, Rose-throated Becard, Dusky-capped Flycatcher, Red-legged Honeycreeper, Turquoise-browed Motmot, and Tropical Mockingbird6/29- Drive to Rancho Quinones for Ruddy Ground Dove, Swallow-tailed Kite, Keel-billed Toucan, Boat-billed Flycatcher, Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher, Piratic Flycatcher, Tropical Kingbird, Rufous-browed Peppershrike, Yellow-green Vireo, Brown Jay, Scrub Euphonia, and White-bellied Emerald. We’ll stay and have lunch at the restaurant on the property before driving back to the resort.6/30- Stay and bird at the resort. We should find Green-backed Sparrow, Morelet’s Seedeater, Tropical Pewee, Cinnamon Hummingbird, Yucatan Vireo, Neotropic Cormorant, Couche’s Kingbird, and Boat-billed Heron6/31- We’ll explore the mangroves of Puerto Morelos for Mangrove Vireo, Bronzed Cowbird, Northern Jacana, and Mangrove Swallow. We’ll stay and have lunch here in town.7/1- Drive to Hermanos Martinez for the Yucatan and Streaked Flycatchers, Black Catbird, and Olive Sparrow7/2- Return to Cancun for flights homeThe cost for this tour will be $1490.00 per person shared occupancy with a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 participants.
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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