New Tours in the Works!

I have some great new trips coming up in 2013 – be sure to check under Tours for more information.

Batwatch Nicaragua II – Co-led with Rob Mies of the Organization for Bat Conservation (go to for details), we return to Refugio Bartola, this time in dry season (yay!). Trip dates are  February 24- March 4, 2013.  We will visit Masaya Volcano and catch bats emerging from lava tubes, then spend 6 nights at the rustic but comfortable Refugio Bartola. The food is great, the forest is better! We totalled 40 bat species in the same amount of time in 2011, and we will also see monkeys, opossums, and numerous birds.  Our trip will help local biologists develop their bat and small mammal species lists. See report on new post!

Pantanal, Brazil – One of my all-time favorite destinations, this general nature tour will take us to the Northern Pantanal, where the abundance and diversity of birds, mammals and reptiles is astounding. This trip is scheduled for June 30 to July 13 2013, when temperatures are cooler and the dry season is under way. We’ll also go to the Chapada de Guimaraes, where we may see the elusive Harpy Eagle. First departure SOLD OUT. Second departure July 12 to July 25, 2013, 4 spaces available.

SpainAll-new tour! A colleague has invited me to bring a group of mammal enthusiasts to tour Spain, in search of Iberian Lynx, European Wolf, Cantabrian Brown Bear, and other species. The tour runs from September 20 to October 5, 2013, the best dates for mammal-watching. Not only large mammals will be sought out, but also small species including the fascinating Desman and a variety of bats. In addition to mammals, the areas we visit are rich in bird life, butterflies and many other creatures. One ROOM AVAILABLE and one shared room with female as of  February 2013.
I also have several trips that may take place in 2014 but I need to hear from YOU to know which ones will be popular. Please check under tours for a listing.

2 thoughts on “New Tours in the Works!”

  1. Dear Fiona,

    It was great meeting you.
    Please, send me an e-mail so, I can send you the Fisher pics…Thanks.
    Please, what the contact info. for your friend in New Zealand? Thanks.



  2. Hi Fiona, Long time since we met in Belize and Costa Rica! I will be in Oz when you are in Taz Jan-Feb 2014 but went there last year – my sister has now moved to the mainland – fantastic place to explore, don’t miss the small blue penguins. Really interested in your plans for South Africa in March 2015. Only passed through there in 2011 on the way to Botswana and Zimbabwe (two more great countries to visit) so please keep me updated with your plans and dates and I will see if I am able to come with you. I still keep in touch with Scott Delbecq and Tricia Otto from the trip to Costa Rica and Hilary Nightingale from the Belize trip, although she now lives in the South of France, as well as John, Hazel, Ken, David and Erica from the Kent Bat Group. Hope your family is well and wonder if your children have your life of wildlife? All the best, Regards Andy

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