Events, Trips & Tours

We attend and host a number of outreach events every year. We also host excursions and international trips. Trips and tours are open only to members.

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Upcoming Events

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Tours & Birding Events

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OUR NEXT TRIP: BIRDING SOUTHERN ARIZONA

May 22 - 27, 2022

Hawks Aloft Member Tour

With Felipe Guerrero, Arizona Birding Tours
And Gail Garber, Hawks Aloft, Inc.

Trip is Available only to Red-tailed Hawk
or higher membership levels!

Trip is limited to 5 guests only!

Explore the famous Madrean Sky Islands – where Sonora meets Arizona and isolated mountains harboring woodlands and forests tower above desert valleys like an island archipelago reaching north from the Mexican highlands. This region is the northern limit of dozens of specialty birds more common in Mexico and further south.
Depart Tucson the afternoon of May 22, and travel by van to Spirit Tree Inn. The Inn sits on 52 private acres along one of Southern Arizona’s high desert creeks in the heart of the Coronado National Forest, outside of the small town of Patagonia, Arizona, and will be our home base for five nights. Outings every day to specialty bird locations will be directed by the expertise and knowledge of Felipe Guerrero, our private guide for this small, exclusive group outing.
Trip Cost: $1350.00 per person (all inclusive from Tucson or Patagonia, AZ*) with a deposit of $400 to secure your spot.

Ecuador 2022

Photos by Kristin C. Brown; click to view larger image

October 1 - October 17, 2022

Despite its small size—that is, roughly the size of Pennsylvania—Ecuador offers a fabulous amount of biodiversity. Despite having just .2% of the planet’s physical landmass, it is home to 16% of the world’s bird species (not to mention 8% of amphibians, 5% of reptiles, and an incredible 25,000 different species of plants). This has led to the small country being classified as “mega diverse” by Conservation International, along with only 16 other countries the world over. 

Join Hawks Aloft, Foto Verde Tours, and experienced guide Paulo Valerio on a trip through the country, from coastal mangroves to mountain cloud forests and everything in-between. This all-inclusive tour offers members the opportunities to spot once-in-a-lifetime species, as well as capture each breathtaking moment on film. 

Download the PDF here for the full itinerary.

Trip Cost: $4999 with deposit of $500 to secure your spot.

Ready to reserve your spot? Space is limited, so please plan accordingly. Secure your reservation by making a deposit at the link below.

EXPLORE ICELAND IN 2023: THE LAND OF FIRE AND ICE

June 1 - June 11, 2023

In the land of fire and ice, massive ice-blue glaciers contrast sharply with bright green meadows, black lava fields, and geothermal lagoons to create dramatic, captivating landscapes. The country’s avifauna is equally impressive: located at the junction of two oceans, it hosts a unique mix of vagrant and migratory birds from both Europe and North America. This adventure with Hawks Aloft and Holbrook Travel offers a look at Icelandic breeding and non-breeding bird populations, from the waterfowl of Lake Mývatn to the iconic Atlantic Puffins. Seek out auks, petrels, cormorants, gannets, gulls, terns, waders, stilts, and birds of prey while enjoying hikes, boat trips, and a bird museum to enrich your understanding of the island’s natural history.

Highlights

  • Bird the hotspots of Lake Mývatn and the River Laxá, where sightings may include more than a dozen duck species.
  • Trace the fjords of northwest Iceland and see the majestic cliffs supporting populations of auks, murres, and kittiwakes.
  • Navigate Breiðafjörður Bay for up-close views of Great Cormorants, European Shags, and Atlantic Puffins.
  • Look for humpback, blue, and minke whales and a variety of pelagic birds on a whale-watching excursion.
  • Visit Sigurgeir’s Bird Museum, considered the largest known private bird collection in Iceland.

Learn more here!

Land Cost: $5,875 per person
About this price: Land cost only. Does not include round-trip airfare to and from destination. Single room supplement $905.

Holbrook Travel