Spring Warblers IFO

      21 reviews
      May 16 - 20, 2023
      Group size: 8 - 20
      Spring Warblers IFO

      21 reviews

      May 16 - 20, 2023
      Group size: 8 - 20

      About this trip

      Chicago is an excellent place to witness spring warbler migration, with as many as 30 species of warblers passing through. On this IFO tour, we learn about warbler identification, behavior, habitat, and conservation through field trips and workshops that are designed to be complementary, with the lessons learned in the classroom applicable in the field, and vice versa. 

      What’s included

      • Accommodation
        4 hotel nights
      • Meals
        3 meals per day from dinner on day 1 until breakfast until day 4. Including non-alcoholic beverages during meals.
      • Transportation
        In-country private transportation to and from sites visited.
      • Guiding fees
        All guiding fees for tour leaders and local guides.
      • Entrance fees
        All entrance fees to sites mentioned in the itinerary.
      • Activities
        All activities as described in the itinerary.
      • Field Museum
        Behind-the-scenes tour of the Field Museum Bird Collection.

      What’s not included

      • Transportation
        Transportation to and from Chicago.
      • Airport transfers
        Airport transfers to and from Evanston Hillton Orrington Hotel.
      • Alcoholic beverages
        Alcoholic beverages
      • Personal purchases
        Items such as (but not limited to) laundry service, room service, phone calls, toiletries, souvenirs etc.
      • Insurance
        No insurance is included. We do strongly recommend you get your own travel, cancellation, and medical insurance.
      • Tips
        Any tips you would like to offer tour leaders, guides, drivers, porters, wait staff, housekeeping etc. for outstanding service.

      Available Packages

      Double occupancy

      This is the price per person in a shared room (double or twin).


      If you don't have a roommate, or if we can't find one for you, you should book in single occupancy and a single supplement ($600) applies.

      Deposit: $1,375
      Single occupancy

      This is the price per person in a single room

      Deposit: $1,675

      This package is for locals who want to join the trip, but live in the area and therefore don't need accommodations. Bear in mind that it is your own responsibility to get from your home to the hotel in time for our early morning departures, and back home for the night after dinner. We cannot change our itinerary to pick participants up or drop them off en route. 

      Deposit: $1,150

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      American Birding Association
      21 reviews
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      This was our first trip to Africa. It was a wonderful experience. The people in Rwanda were very friendly and welcoming. Since this was our first trip to Africa and the birds we saw were amazing, and mostly new to us, with names and images only seen in field guides prior to this trip. Our guides Katinka and Patricia worked very hard to make this trip as enjoyable as possible for everyone, but as in any group of people there are some participants that demand a little more attention than others. I suggest that in future trip this inequity be addressed so people that are less aggressive don't feel left out at times.
      By CHARLES K for ABA Rwanda 2023 on Jan 01, 2024
      The trip was excellent. Katinka did a great job handling all the details and finding birds. The accommodations and food were very good. The ability to spend time tracking chimps and mountain gorillas really made the trip unique. Rwanda was clean, safe, and very hospitable..
      By Richard S for ABA Rwanda 2023 on Jan 01, 2024
      Awesome trip. The guides were outstanding, so patient and knowledgeable
      By Andreas K for Colombia 2023 on Sep 25, 2023
      Experience of a lifetime. A bit exhausting, but well worth the time & effort. Some highs & lows, but overall a great trip. More driving and fewer "parks/reserves" than expected, but plenty of birds. Accommodations, especially in Cali, were far more upscale than I would have assumed. Great local and site-specific guides. Excellent breakfasts and lunches "out in the field." Hard to tell, but perhaps geared a bit to more advanced birders, more familiar with birds of Colombia.
      By Jim M for Colombia 2023 on Sep 25, 2023
      I loved the ABA trip to Colombia. I felt well taken-care-of and accommodated. The ABA, Nature Colombia, and local guides combined seamlessly to give us a great birding experience, too much food, and comfortable buses and accomodation. I look forward to traveling with ABA again.
      By Susan S for Colombia 2023 on Sep 17, 2023
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