Featured Expeditions

Costa Rica Garden Tour | University of Washington Botanic Gardens

January 04, 2015 - January 13, 2015

Costa Rica, with its neotropical climate and large areas of protected land, boasts a stunning array of biodiversity, including more...

Conservation, Garden Tour, General Natural History

Ecuador Birding with Rick Greenspun

January 09, 2015 - January 18, 2015

Ecuador is a birder’s paradise, with more than 1,600 total species and a high number of rare and endemics. Join Rick Greenspun, expert...

Birding, Photo

Rwanda - Quest for the Mountain Gorillas | Gustafson Photo Safari

January 26, 2015 - February 17, 2015

Gorilla tracking is an event dreamed of by many nature photographers and realized by few. The anticipation, preparation and physical...


Costa Rica - Birding with Friends of the Bosque

February 04, 2015 - February 11, 2015

With its large tracts of protected land, neotropical climate, and critical location connecting North and South America, Costa Rica...


Costa Rica - Artistic Adventure Tours with Mindy Lighthipe & Nancy Richmond

February 06, 2015 - February 15, 2015

The rich landscapes of Costa Rica are home to a unique and interesting array of flora and fauna, making this the perfect setting for an...

Botany, Photo

Mexico - Migration of the Monarch Butterflies | Expedition Travel

February 20, 2015 - February 24, 2015

One of the most amazing phenomena in nature is the annual migration of millions of Monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) southward...

General Natural History

Costa Rica Birding with Julie Zickefoose and Mario Córdoba

February 21, 2015 - March 03, 2015

Experience the burgeoning life, color and warmth of Costa Rica’s varied habitats with Julie Zickefoose! Julie is one of natural...


Costa Rica Birding - Swarovski Optik Workshop with Eagle Optics

March 02, 2015 - March 09, 2015

Make your reservation to see spectacular avian diversity, and then leave your binoculars and spotting scope at home. Sound crazy? Not...


Costa Rica Birding with Rick Greenspun & Barry Rossheim

March 06, 2015 - March 14, 2015

Isolation and connection are keys to understanding why Costa Rica, though small, is big when it comes to biodiversity. Under the expert...


Birding in Belize with San Diego Audubon Society

March 09, 2015 - March 15, 2015

Belize is a small country whose conservation measures have protected a large portion of its natural environment. On this 7-day journey...


Ecuador - Birding with San Diego Natural History Museum

March 13, 2015 - March 22, 2015

With more than 1,600 total avian species and a high number of rare and endemics, Ecuador is a birder’s paradise. Join Phil Unitt from...


Belize - Operation RubyThroat

March 14, 2015 - March 21, 2015

Based upon many very successful expeditions to Central America, Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History and Holbrook Travel are...

Birding, Citizen Science, General Natural History

Birding in Belize | Swarovski Optik Workshop with Eagle Optics

March 22, 2015 - March 28, 2015

Make your reservation to see spectacular avian diversity, and then leave your binoculars and spotting scope at home. Sound crazy? Not...


Costa Rica - with Friends of the Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge

March 28, 2015 - April 03, 2015

Experience the abundant tropical bird life of Costa Rica’s Selva Verde Rainforest Reserve and the cloud forests at Savegre. With the...

Birding, General Natural History

India - Quest for the Tiger | Gustafson Photo Safari

April 05, 2015 - April 17, 2015

A wildlife safari in India continues to be unmatched with more than 350 different mammals, 1,220 birds, and 1,600 species of reptiles...


Costa Rica with Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

April 06, 2015 - April 13, 2015

Experience the pristine beauty of Costa Rica during this unforgettable expedition to explore the botanical treasures of the country....

Garden Expeditions, Natural History

Exploring the Natural & Cultural Wonders of Tanzania | Expedition Travel

June 07, 2015 - June 19, 2015

Considered to be the largest movement of wildlife on earth, each year 2 million animals migrate between the plains of the Serengeti in...

General Natural History

Costa Rica Birding with Clearwater Audubon Society

June 17, 2015 - June 24, 2015

With almost 900 recorded species, Costa Rica’s avian biodiversity is surprisingly rich, especially in relation to the country’s small...


Ecuador & the Galápagos Islands aboard M/Y Yolita II with Alan Gubanich

June 26, 2015 - July 06, 2015

Join Alan Gubanich for an unforgettable expedition into the captivating world of Blue-footed Boobies, Galápagos Penguins, sea lions,...

Birding, Conservation, Natural History

Costa Rica - Rainforest Ecology & Field Science Education

June 26, 2015 - June 30, 2015

For educators, this unique professional development workshop is an excellent introduction to the many field science opportunities...

Biology, Conservation, Professional Development

Costa Rica Birding with Clearwater Audubon Society (Group #2)

July 01, 2015 - July 08, 2015

In recent decades, Costa Rica has become a leader in conservation: more than 25% of the country’s land is protected, resulting in...

Birding, General Natural History

Galápagos Islands with Reinier Munguia

July 03, 2015 - July 13, 2015

From Sword-billed Hummingbirds to giant tortoises, Ecuador is a spectacular location for nature photographers and enthusiasts alike....

Biology, Birding, Conservation, General Natural History, Photo

Costa Rica Photography with Paul Abravaya

July 11, 2015 - July 18, 2015

The Caribbean lowland rainforest and the cloud forest are perfect backdrops for nature photography — vibrant poison dart frogs, buzzing...


Costa Rica Tropical Ecology & Sea Turtle EcoAdventure with Mike Tally

July 11, 2015 - July 20, 2015

Enjoy the opportunity to explore one of the world’s most diverse natural resources, the ecosystems of Costa Rica. Costa Rica ranks...

Professional Development

Professional Development for Educators in Belize & Guatemala with Al Stenstrup

July 21, 2015 - July 28, 2015

Enjoy the opportunity to explore Belize, rich in Mayan history and boasting a variety of unspoiled natural habitats.


Archaeology, Conservation, Marine Explorations, Natural History, Professional Development

Galápagos Islands with Texas Association of Biology Teachers

July 24, 2015 - August 03, 2015

Fascinating wildlife, stunning landscapes, and compelling geological formations are just a few of the things that make the Galápagos...

Biology, Conservation, Earth Science, Natural History, Professional Development

Galápagos Islands - Professional Development for Science Teachers with Sehoya Cotner

July 28, 2015 - August 07, 2015

Thanks to a wealth of endemic species, active conservation initiatives, and stunning geological features, the Galápagos Islands are the...

Biology, Conservation, General Natural History, Marine, Professional Development

Birds & Wildlife of Tanzania with Rick Greenspun

July 29, 2015 - August 11, 2015

Slightly larger than the state of Texas, Tanzania boasts one of the largest bird lists in Africa and is home to over 1,000 species....

Birding, General Natural History

Alaska - Denali and Kenai with Audubon Alaska

August 02, 2015 - August 12, 2015

Journey to some of the best of Alaska`s national parks, museums, conservation centers, rivers, and even a glacier during this 11-day...

Birding, Conservation, General Natural History

Peru - Birding, Photography & Nature with Lake Region Audubon Society

September 09, 2015 - September 19, 2015

With thousands of species of plants and animals, the Peruvian Amazon is one of the most diverse spots on Earth. On this trip you will...

Birding, General Natural History, Photo

The Tropical Birds & Diversity of Peru | Expedition Travel

September 11, 2015 - September 19, 2015

Among the most diverse regions on the planet, the tropical rainforests of Eastern Peru are home to an incredible array of spectacular...

Birding, Conservation, Natural History

South Africa Birding with Julie Zickefoose and Leon Marais

September 25, 2015 - October 07, 2015

South Africa is world-renowned for its incredible habitat and biological diversity. Descending in altitude, this birding tour explores...


Panama Birding: The Great Raptor Migration

October 15, 2015 - October 24, 2015

Participate in the Panama Audubon Society’s annual hawk count as hundreds of thousands of raptors migrate over Ancón Hill to South...


New Zealand Garden Tour | University of Washington Botanic Gardens

November 01, 2015 - November 16, 2015

Famous for its incredible landscapes and natural beauty, New Zealand’s geographic isolation over millions of years has resulted in...

Conservation, Cultural Travel, Garden Expeditions, Horticulture, Natural History

Journey to Discover the Galápagos Islands | Expedition Travel

November 28, 2015 - December 07, 2015

Hovering over the Equator, 600 miles from the coast of Ecuador, the Galápagos is a world within itself. Nearly all creatures that...

Biology, Conservation, Expedition Cruises, Natural History

Costa Rica - Operation RubyThroat East

December 05, 2015 - December 13, 2015

Each winter since 2004-05, Dr. Bill Hilton Jr., executive director of Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History, has offered...

Birding, Citizen Science, Natural History, Professional Development

Expedition to Antarctica with Herb Thompson

December 18, 2015 - December 30, 2015

For over two centuries, the ‘White Desert’ has attracted scientists and adventurers, drawn by its unmatched natural beauty....

Expedition Cruises, Human Geography, Natural History, Professional Development