San Diego Audubon's Avian Adventures program offers a variety of organized trips run by reliable Tour Operators. The Tour Operators make necessary hotel, guide and in-country transportation reservations well in advance. You may now plan your own avian adventure well in advance by looking over the below schedule and contacting the Tour Operator directly.
Note: prices are subject to change. Please check with the Tour Operator to confirm the current price.
2014 Avian Adventures
Follow the Condors
Wednesday, May 7 - Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Andiamo Travel San Diego Audubon Society Contact:
Spend a week with San Diego Audubon as we learn about and hopefully see in the wild the magnificent and highly endangered California Condor. Approximately 200 birds survive in the wild and another 200 in captive breeding programs. The trip beings with an introductory seminar on the California Condor and recovery efforts spearheaded by the San Diego Zoo’s Global Wildlife Conservancy. Then we travel by motor coach and van to San Pedro Martir, Baja California
, to a condor release site where we hope to see North America
’s largest bird, with a wingspan of 10 feet. The trip continues through Sedona Red Rocks for hiking to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon
, where we hope to see free-flying condors soaring over the canyon. There will be additional birding and stops at Native American cliff dwellings on the return to Phoenix
. The trip concludes in Phoenix
with a flight home.
The cost is $2,050 per person, double occupancy and includes all ground transportation, food, lodging, condor lectures, guides, and a donation to the Global Wildlife Conservancy condor recovery program. Airfare and tips to guides and drivers are not included.Contact:
or call 619.632.4571 for all bookings www.andiamo-travel.com
CUBA - Bird Survey: RICH in NATURE and Culture
TRIP FILLED - January 10-22, 2014
Survey Coordinator: Caribbean Conservation Trust
San Diego Audubon Society Contact:
Leader: Arturo Kirkconnell, Co-author of Field Guide to Birds of Cuba, Curator of Birds, National Museum of Natural History, Havana, Cuba
Info:You will start this remarkable bird survey in Havana and continue the journey visiting Cuba’s most interesting national parks and natural areas from Guanahacabibes to Cayo Coco. The park naturalists will provide a broad overview of the natural history, flora, fauna and geology of each area. The Cuban trip guide, who will always be with the group, will provide interesting facts about the history, culture, arts and lifestyle of the country.Trip price is from Havana and includes all meals and very comfortable accommodations, guide services, most tips. Does not include travel to and from Havana, tourist visa, airport taxes.
Price: The cost is $4450. Extension in Havana until January 23rd is $250 per person sharing and includes meals, hotel, guide. Single supplements are available.
Contact: Gary Markowski by
or call (203)733-1162.