Our prairie birds tour in southeast Alberta is a superb area for short-grass prairie and grassland birds: McCown’s and Chestnut-collared Longspurs and more.
Swainson’s and Ferruginous Hawks will soar, and Prairie Falcons and Merlins will dash by. Loggerhead Shrikes perch conspicuously, and waterfowl fill the potholes. There are lots of shorebirds – Marbled Godwit, Wilson’s Phalarope, Upland Sandpiper and Long-billed Curlew.
Cypress Hills is an impressive island of forest within the prairie, and holds such interesting species as Red-naped Sapsucker, MacGillivray’s Warbler, Dusky Flycatcher and the pink-sided race of Dark-eyed Junco, as well as Broad-winged Hawk, White-winged Scoter, Marsh Wren and Sora.
May 23-27, 2019 (5 days)
The price has not been announced, but you can reserve a spot and get a 5% discount that applies to the lowest price.
Tour Start/End: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Guides: Richard Knapton and Yousif Attia
Maximum group size: 12