|Please contact to learn more
about our trips or to let us
know about your travel and
bird watching needs. Bird lists
and trip reports are available
for interested customers.
|Partnership for International Birding Update:
May 27, 2009
The Partnership for International Birding now combines the best of effective local
logistical operators (such as Neblina Forest Tours), some of the world's best bird
guides (Lelis Navarrete, Johnnie Kamugisha and Patrick Cardwell), and a number of
other key partners to bring our customers a wide variety of choices to meet
their bird watching travel needs.
- Our trips range in pace from more leisurely trips to those trips suited to the
- We have a number of trips to a wide variety of destinations scheduled
throughout the year.
- We are always willing to work with other groups (such as Audubon
organizations, local or state ornithological organizations, or simply long-
standing groups of birding friends) to support the development of their trips to
destinations in South America, Central America, Europe, Africa and some
locations in Asia. We also support trips in North America with keen support in
California, the Pacific Northwest and Colorado.
- If you need a family trip, we continue to work with Nestling Tours and our other
international partners to support your family's travel needs.
In every country we work, we have developed strong and effective
relationships with the top local bird watching guides. The best value in every
trip is the top local guide who spends nearly every week of the year listening and
learning more and more about where different bird species can be found. Their
expertise will allow you to see more bird species each day and provide a foundation
for learning more about the habitats and natural world you will be visiting.
All of our trips are designed for small groups (6 to 8 participants), allowing
everyone an excellent opportunity to see the bird species they desire and to
have excellent support from guides and hosts.
Each year, we continue to expand the scope of our services, developing new
effective partnerships around the world to support your bird watching needs.
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About the Partnership for International Birding!
|The Partnership for International Birding provides services to
- access to the best birding opportunities and guides worldwide;
- small group birding travel, sized to be affordable and small enough to
allow good opportunities for all participants to see the bird species they
- a range of pacing to meet your needs, from more relaxed pacing to pacing
for the avid lister.
- green and sustainable birding travel in partnership with a number of
birding conservation partnerships.
We aim to meet the travel and vacation needs of bird
|Green and Sustainable Birding Travel
In partnership with a number of bird conservation
groups, the PIB supports green and sustainable birding
- Making Conservation Economic Benefits Local: Through a balanced
and fair economic partnership with people living in the countries where
we have birding tours, we provide economic opportunities for people in
these countries, giving back to their economies and building support for
conservation. This includes bird guides, drivers, lodging staff and
logistical operators. From 75% to over 90% of our revenues on
international tours are spent in these countries.
- Carbon Offset Progams: With the American Bird Conservancy, we
developed the first ever Birding Tourism Carbon Footprint Offset
program. Click here to learn more.
- Partnerships with Birding Conservation Organizations: We partner
with a number of birding conservation organizations in a number of
ways, resulting in thousands of dollars in support each year for these
- Whenever we can, we stay at eco-lodges and reserves that
support and sometimes expand land holding for bird and wildlife
conservation. This includes a number of reserves owned by
private reserves and those owned by local conservation
- A good number of the guides we use are involved in
conservation projects and eco-tourism promotion in their own
- We also partner with conservation and birding groups to
promote our trips (mostly local Audubon organizations), raising
tens of thousands of dollars each year for their efforts.
|Small group trips provide opportunities for interesting,
productive and fun birding and natural history vacations for
most bird watchers.
The Advantages of the Partnership for International Birding:
- Group Size Balance: Birding in small groups allows every birder to have the
opportunity to see nearly every bird on the trip --- keeping the trip productive
for all participants. Sharing the costs of guides and other trip costs, keeps
trips affordable. We balance these needs with group sizes of six to ten.
- Best Local Bird Guides: Based upon our birding experiences and the
reputation of local guides, the Partnership for International Birding has
developed partnerships with some of the best bird guides in the world and
the best bird guides for the countries in which we offer trips. Paying for the
best local guides often assures seeing dozens more birds each day on our
international trips. By sharing these costs with a small group, the additional
costs per day rarely exceeds the cost of a movie.
- Flexibility to Meet Your Vacation Needs: Our trips often allow some
flexibility to fit your vacation schedule and other trip needs. We often offer
extensions to our trips, allowing you to get the most benefit from the trip. A
selection of shorter base trips allows you to find a trip which meets you bird-
watching desires and which best fit your vacation schedule. We often can
offer single accommodations or more affordable shared rooms. We are
always willing to work with you to address your needs.
- Trip Hosts: Some of our trips have trip hsots. Our trip hosts (mostly
volunteers) have experience with guiding bird trips and keeping trip
participants together to assure an excellent birding trip. Many trip
participants find it helpful to have someone to ask questions and address
problems which may arise with international travel.
If you enjoy bird watching on your vacations and enjoy exploring natural areas,
please contact us to join any of our scheduled trips. Please contact us (1-888-203-
7464 or by email at info@PIBird.com.) and let us figure out how we can meet your
birding and vacation needs.
Also, we are happy to provide any small group planning and support services to
enjoy bird watching in locations in which we have experience and expertise.
Click below to learn more.
|Upcoming Family Trips
with Nestling Tours:
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