Prairies (June 2-9, 2023) D. Pomeroy payment

      Minot, ND, USA

      HN
      Hillstar Nature
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      44 reviews
      Jun 2 - 9, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 1
      Prairies (June 2-9, 2023) D. Pomeroy payment
      Minot, ND, USA

      Hillstar Nature
      • Email address verified
      44 reviews

      Jun 2 - 9, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 1

      About this trip

      An immersive prairie experience, on this tour we focus on finding, enjoying and photographing animals such as Coyote, Pronghorn, White-tailed Jackrabbit, hopefully American Badger, and a host of fat, furry and absurdly cute rodents (prairie dogs, we are looking at you!). And birds like, Thick-billed Longspur, Chestnut-collared Longspur, Sprague’s Pipit, Baird’s Sparrow, Franklin’s Gulls, American White Pelican, and Sharp-tailed Grouse all are on the docket as well and should feature. 

      What’s included

      • All accommodations
      • All guiding services
        Access permits and entrance fees to birding areas included.
      • Tips
        Tips for drivers and staff at hotels and restaurants.

      What’s not included

      • International flights
        We can advise, but Hillstar does not book international flights.
      • Alcoholic beverages
      • Personal expenses
        Laundry services, charges for phone calls, additional expenses associated with travel such as insurance, visa fees, airport taxes, airline baggage fees, COVID tests, vaccinations, etc.

      Available Packages

      Trip Price
      $2,465

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      HN
      Hillstar Nature
      44 reviews
      Hillstar Nature offers authentic wildlife experiences, from half-day trips to week+ tours to Earth’s most spectacular wildlife destinations. Arranging custom/private trips and scheduled departures, Hillstar Nature specializes in delivering trips that celebrate biogeography, especially where it overlaps with community.

      Reviews

      Great team - great group, and great trip. Two thumbs up, would do again!
      By Scott F for Texas: Total Eclipse Birding on Apr 23, 2024
      It was an amazing trip where we experienced all manner of natural wonders from a full solar eclipse to seeing 12 million bats pouring out of a cave to hundreds of great birds. Our guides, Whitney and Holly, really worked hard making sure we had the best chances of seeing the birds we were targeting, as well as making sure we ate it interesting and unique, local places. The amount of planning and replanning they did cannot be overstated. They had a plan a, a Plan B, a plan C, D, E and F for just about every site, and sometimes we needed them!
      By Bart H for Texas: Total Eclipse Birding on Apr 17, 2024
      Great experience. Friendly, knowledgeable, extremely helpful tour guides. Tour leaders didn’t just point out birds but provided excellent ornithological information about individual species + cues to identification. Willing + ready to pursue a “Plan B” if “Plan A” wasn’t working out. Nice added “side trips” to make sure group was getting the most out of the tour. Good selection of eateries.
      By Jim M for Texas: Total Eclipse Birding on Apr 17, 2024
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      This was an amazing trip! Timed both with a total eclipse and spring migration in Texas. I loved it. The food, the snacks, the sights and of course the birds! We had over 180 species in the week with several rarities mixed in. The food was also great (maybe too good!) We also had a bonus stop at the Rio Frio Bat Cave, which was almost as awe-inspiring as the eclipse, 10-12 million bats leaving their cave at dusk was quite something to witness. The guides were awesome and were super organized. They were up to date on the birds in the region and were able to pivot our plans quickly when conditions changed. This was one of the best birding tours I've been on, I'd do another Hillstar trip in a heartbeat.
      By Amanda B for Texas: Total Eclipse Birding on Apr 16, 2024
      This was a great trip for birding! We saw some fantastic birds including the quetzal, and Josh, our guide, was very knowledgeable about hotspots and how to see a variety of habitats. Costa Rica is an easy country to enjoy, with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, and the people are lovely. I highly recommend Hillstar and this Costa Rica experience!
      By MARILYN O for Costa Rica: A Birder's Paradise on Mar 30, 2024
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