Merlin Birding & Nature Tours LLC was launched in early 2017. Our two US-based leaders, Steve Hoffman and Steve Eshbaugh, each have decades of guiding experience. Steve Hoffman has led numerous trips to Yellowstone Park, Mexico, Costa Rica and Ecuador. Steve Eshbaugh has led birding/nature expeditions to Yellowstone, Costa Rica and Newfoundland-Nova Scotia, and has birded extensively in 24 countries. Merlin Tours always hires excellent local guides. We typically limit our tours to 12 participants.