Short-toed Snake Eagle

RAPTOURS: Strait of Gibraltar

March 11-19, 2023 
Tour Extension: March 19-22, 2023

Cost (includes hotels, meals, ground transportation, entry/guide fees, NOT airfare):
Extension Cost: $1,490

The Strait of Gibraltar is one of the best spring raptor-watching destinations in the Old World. Experience impressive numbers of raptors crossing the Strait as they return to Europe from Africa for their breeding season. The Bearded Vulture Tour Extension is an additional 4-day expedition to target the charismatic and most impressive king of the sierras of northern Andalusia.

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2023 Costa Rica Tour

March 15-24, 2023 

10 days
Cost: $3800
(will include hotels, meals, ground transportation, entry/guide fees, NOT airfare)

Registration and $500 deposit due by Dec. 31, 2022. Remaining balance due by Jan. 31, 2023. 
Contact JF Therrien at 570-943-3411 x 104 or [email protected] if interested. 

Tour leaders: Dr. JF Therrien, Senior Scientist at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary; Pablo Porras, Biologist and Director of the Kèköldi Raptor Migration Count Site; José Castillo, birding guide in Costa Rica

Costa Rica definitely stands out for its richness in biodiversity and for being the best in the world when it comes to birding and wildlife sightings. Nowhere else on the planet can you witness the passage of millions of raptors during migration one day, while catching a glimpse at quetzals and other amazing species in the dense forest the next day.

What doesn’t stand out so much is the richness in Costa Rican culture that is diverse and enriched by the warmth of the Costa Ricans. When it comes to cultural diversity, Costa Rica`s history is the makeup of our indigenous heritage, the Spanish colonization and the arrival of Caribbean, Chinese, Indian, Arab and European settlers to create a melting pot of languages, flavors, shades, and spices. To these cultures, we add the tropical flavors and freshness of their cuisine, and Costa Rican food becomes a culinary delight! With this birding tour, we aim to provide one of the best opportunities to experience it all.

Click below to download the itinerary. Please email Dr. JF Therrien at [email protected] with any interest or questions!

Costa Rica 2023 EcoTour Itinerary

Stygian Owl by Luciano Bernardes

2023 Belize Birding Tour

Nov 26 - Dec 4, 2023 

Cost (includes hotels, meals, ground transportation, entry/guide fees, NOT airfare):
$3450 for double occupancy room
$4175 for single occupancy room

Join Hawk Mountain for an unforgettable and exotic birding adventure—jungles, mountains, ancient Mayan sites, beaches, and more! More trip details coming soon. Contact Dr. Laurie Goodrich ([email protected]) or Jamie Dawson ([email protected].org) with questions or interest.