TAS Field Trips and Workshops Requiring Reservations

Photo courtesy of Brian Rapoza


To register for the following tours or to receive detailed itineraries and applications, email Brian Rapoza, TAS Field Trip Coordinator:


Ft. DeSoto Birding Saturday, April 21 to Monday, April 23, 2018
TRIP FULL

Brian Rapoza leads this three-day, two-night van trip to Ft. DeSoto and other spring migration hotspots in the Tampa Bay area. Stops en-route will include Babcock-Webb Wildlife Management Area, Oscar Scherer State Park and Celery Fields Regional Stormwater Facility. Fee: $450.00 per person double occupancy, $150.00 single supplement (includes hotel and van/gas). Reservations are required; application and fee are due by Saturday, March 24, 2018. E-mail Brian for an application or additional information.

Greece: Birding the Hellenic Republic Monday, May 14 to Monday, May 28, 2018
Registration Closed

Stefan Schlick and Paul Bithorn lead this two week birding tour to Greece, one of the most bird-rich corners of Europe. You’ll experience a fabulous blend of great birding, magnificent cultural sites, delicious food and breathtaking scenery. You’ll visit fantastic birding areas that include Mt. Parnassos, Delphi, Immitos Mountain, Schinas National Park, Evros Delta, the Dadia forest and Lake Kerkini. This comprehensive tour, which begins and ends in Athens, is designed for intermediate to advanced birders and is limited to twelve participants. Fee: $2,495.00 per person double occupancy; $500.00 single supplement. Fee includes all ground transportation, internal flight from Athens to Alexandroupoli, lodging, breakfasts, entrance fees, excursions and the services of your skilled leaders. Not included are airfare from your city of departure to Athens, tips, laundry costs and other incidental expenses. Lunches and dinners will be eaten in local restaurants and are paid for by each participant. To view a detailed itinerary, click here. Reservations are required; application and fee are due by December 31, 2017. E-mail Brian Rapoza, TAS Field Trip Coordinator, to request an application.

Brazil: The Pantanal and Amazon Tuesday,July 3 to Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Registration Closed

The Pantanal, the name given to the vast wetlands of southwest Brazil and eastern Bolivia, is famous for its congregations of massive numbers of birds and mammals, making for easy and amazing wildlife watching. We'll combine a week in the northern Pantanal with a visit to the southern Amazon, where the birding is a little more challenging, although the rewards are perhaps greater. the Cristalino Jungle Lodge has its own private reserve with a mind-boggling bird list of nearly 600 species! This tour, led by Tropical Birding’s Andres Vasquez, is timed for the end of the Pantanal's dry season, when birds are often concentrated in the few remaining wet areas and mosquito numbers are at their lowest. This itinerary includes looking for Jaguars deep in the Pantanal, offering a very real chance to see the most magnificent mammal in the new world. This comprehensive tour, which begins and ends in Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil, involves two full weeks of birding, is designed for intermediate to advanced birders and is limited to eight participants. Fee: $6,850.00 per person double occupancy; $790.00 single supplement. Fee includes all ground transportation, internal flight from Cuiabá to Alta Florista, lodging, meals, entrance fees, excursions and the services of your skilled leader. Not included are airfare from your city of departure to Cuiabá, tips, laundry costs and other incidental expenses. To view a detailed itinerary, click here. Reservations are required; application and fee are due by December 31, 2017.

Colombia: Birding the Central Andes Friday, February 8 to Saturday, February 16, 2019
Spaces Available

With over 1,900 avian species—more than any other country in the world—Colombia is a birder’s paradise waiting to be discovered. This 9-day tour, led by TAS Field Trip Coordinator Brian Rapoza and a local guide, focuses on the highlights of the Central Andes region, famed for its high level of species diversity, including the Rio Claro Natural Reserve, Nevado del Ruiz, Rio Blanco Reserve, and Otún Quimbaya Flora and Fauna Sanctuary. Explore high elevation mountains, humid tropical forest, páramo, wetlands, and highland savanna habitats in search of an array of tropical avifauna, including flycatchers, hummingbirds, tanagers, toucans, and more. Throughout your journey, meet members of the local community and learn about conservation efforts to use birding as a sustainable development resource. Fee: $3,295.00 per person double occupancy; $450.00 single supplement. Fee includes all ground transportation, lodging, meals, entrance fees, excursions and the services of your skilled leaders. Not included are international airfare from your city of departure to Medellin, return international airfare from Bogota, tips, laundry costs and other incidental expenses. To view a detailed itinerary or to register for this tour, click here. Reservations are required; application and fee are due by November 4, 2018.