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Dovekie (Alle alle) at Least Auklet colony

Dovekie

Call Lead-Guide Steve "Esh" Eshbaugh today at 406.570.2428 with trip questions.

 

Cost: $1,900, Double

Single Supplement: $500

Deposit: $800

Final Payment Due: October 13

Trip costs may fluctuate due to foreign currency rates.

Maximum Group Size: 7

7 AVAILABLE

Guide: Steve Eshbaugh

Level: Moderate

Participants must be able to hike over uneven terrain.

Your fee includes

  • All trip materials, including detailed daily itinerary, list of what to bring, recommended field guides and pre-trip reading materials, checklist of likely birds & other wildlife.

  • All services of the leaders and guides.

  • All transportation upon arrival to the destination city.

  • All accommodations during tour dates.

  • All entrance fees to museums, parks, etc.

  • All meals (except alcoholic beverages) 

Tour prices DO NOT include airfare, passport/visa fees, arrival taxes, baggage fees, single-supplement fees, telephone calls, laundry, room service, or souvenirs​

Tour deposit is refundable, minus a $200 processing fee up to 90 days prior to departure.

Note: Tour costs, itineraries, and dates are subject to change. Prices may be affected by international currency exchange rates or necessary itinerary changes.

​We offset all trip impacts by purchasing carbon offsets to reduce our global footprint

Newfoundland Rarities
January 13-19, 2024 from $1,900

Newfoundland is a fantastic spot to visit for rare birds any time of year, but unusual birds are prolific in winter. Rafts of Dovekies fairly close to shore are frequent sights. Thick-billed Murre, Purple Sandpiper, King and Common Eider, Surf Scoter, and Long-tailed Duck are also frequent visitors. Many other birds, like Yellow-legged Gull, Lesser Black-backed, and Iceland Gull appear. What's truly amazing is we'll likely spot not just one or two of these birds, but flocks of 20 or more.

Newfoundland is very quiet in the winter months, with few tourists visiting. Short days allow plenty of time to explore the town of St. John's in the evening, where you’ll quickly understand this is a different culture.

 

You’ll feast on locally caught seafood in delightful small restaurants. The weather in Newfoundland in January is generally cold but not bitter. Daytime highs often reach the low 40s, and sub-zero nights are rare, with the Atlantic Ocean serving as an excellent temperature moderator.

We'll keep an eye out for reports of other rarities. Given St. John's proximity to numerous hotspots, our chances of getting to where unusual birds are are high. Glaucous and Ivory Gulls are birds that occasionally show up in winter months.

 

There are plenty of birds on land to keep us busy too, and those we'll search for include Snowy Owl, Willow Ptarmigan, Boreal Chickadee, and Bohemian Waxwing. Redwings also appear fairly often in the area.

Lakes around St. John's usually present enough open water to provide valuable habitat for waterfowl. Eurasian wigeons are frequent visitors and as many as 30 Tufted Ducks may rest on the waters at Qidi Vidi Lake. 

 

Male King Eider

King Eider

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

January 13:      We will gather for dinner at 6 p.m.

January 14-19 Each day we will bird one of the many productive bays, forests, ponds, and spits in the St. John's area.

January 20      Your plane departs for home this morning!

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