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Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands have a National Trust that’s mission is “to preserve natural environments for present and future generations of the Cayman Islands.”  Two of those properties are excellent for birding watching: Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park and the Governor Michael Gore Bird Sanctuary.

Cartagena

Close to 700 bird species live in the Colombian Caribbean. Birds from forests, rivers, and the coast may be found practically anywhere. Some 50 species are considered exclusive to this Colombian region. Your shore excursion will be provided by a local guide.

Panama

Panama is considered by many birders as one of the most exciting and unique birding locations in the world. Panama’s position, as the link between Central and South America, places it at the southernmost edge of the range of many species and the northernmost of many others. Your shore excursion in Panama will be provided by Advantage Tours

Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a small country, but with great diversity of habitat and a very rich flora and fauna. Your shore excursion in Costa Rica will be provided by the owner Alex Martinez of Posada Andrea Cristina.  

Cozumel

Cozumel’s mostly undeveloped territory at the center of the island is covered by jungle and swampy lagoons, which are home to tiny mammals and endemic birds that have never left the island. Your shore excursion in Cozumel is provided by Luis Ku’ Quinones.

Costa Maya

Costa Maya located on the main land of Mexico, has many areas in the vicinity of the port with many vacant streets, lots of trees and bushes for good birding.  Our shore excursion is provided by  Luis Ku’ Quinones.

Aruba

On Aruba our shore excursion will be run by El Tours Aruba in conjunction with Aruba Birdlife Conservation. There are over 250 species of birds identified on the island including the Burrowing Owl and the Brown-throated Parakeet.

Barbados

The island of Barbados is a holiday destination better known for its sun, sea, sugarcane and beautiful white sand beaches. Over 230 species have been recorded – more than any other Lesser Antillean Island. Our birding shore excursion is run by Barbados Birding and Photography.

Bonaire

Bonaire has over 200 species of birds living on the island. Our shore excursion will be run by Susan Davis (Bonaire Bird Tours) who has been trained and certified by Birds Caribbean. Bonaire is one of the best places in the world to see the American Flamingo. 

Curacao

Our birding shore excursions are organized  by Bird Watching Curacao; a project by Curacao Footprint Foundation. A project of volunteers which started out as an educational effort and is now a full blown project of love for birds.

Sint Maarten

Our shore excursion on Sint Maarten is run by Binkie Van Es. He has been training with Birds Caribbean. During our birding excursion we will bird both the Dutch and French sides of the island.

St Kitts

Our shore excursion will be run by Percy Hanley. He is an experienced birder on the island and will take us to Romney Manor area where one of the highlights could be the Bridled Quail Dove. More information can be found on the Birders of St Kitts & Nevis website.

St Lucia

St Lucia, from a birding point of view, is very accessible being just 27 miles long and 14 miles wide and is probably one of the most important of the Lesser Antilles as it holds 6 single island endemics. St Lucia Birding & Wildlife Ambassadors run our birding shore excursions.

Puerto Quetzal

Guatemala has beautiful landscapes and more than 700 species of birds. Our tour operator; Martsam Tour & Travel is focused on sustainable tourism by respecting nature, the environment, the local community and their traditions. 

Puerto Vallarta

With more then 300 species of birds, Puerto Vallarta is called El Paraiso or Paradise.  Our birding adventure will be guided by Birding Mexico. Through their tours, you will directly support the local conservationists that are working to preserve the endangered species that inhabit the region.

Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas began as a small fishing village; today it is one of the top tourist destinations. Los Cabos in home of 3 endemics: Belding’s Yellowthroat, Gray Thrasher, and Xantus’s Hummingbird.  Our birding adventure will be hosted by Birding-Los Cabos.

Roatan

Roatan is one of the three main islands of the Bay Islands lying about 36 miles off the North Coast of Honduras. Your shore excursion will take you to the lovely Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum. A local guide will be provided to help identify local birds.

Belize

Belize protects a greater proportion of its land area than any other country in the world; 40% is delimited as National Parks, Wildlife Sanctuaries or various types of reserves. Your shore excursion in Belize, will be arranged and run by Bird’s Eye View Lodge

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Address

764 Rabbit Road Sanibel, Florida 33957

Email

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Phone

1-954-766-2919