The animal kingdom’s longest migration award goes to the Sooty Shearwater

Every summer many millions of Sooty Shearwaters arrive off the Californian coast, their huge flocks astonishing observers who often have trouble grasping that the dark swirling clouds over the water consist of seabirds. Scientists have long known that Sooty Shearwaters breed in New Zealand and Chile and migrate to feeding grounds in the Northern Hemisphere. […]

WORLD FIRST: Spoon-billed sandpiper chicks hatch in captivity

The first critically endangered Spoon-billed sandpiper to hatch in captivity in the world was always going to be a spectacular sight, but when a Heritage Expeditions boat docked in Anadyr last night not one, not two, but an incredible 17 tiny, hatched Spoon-billed sandpiper chicks emerged. The incredibly ambitious mission to collect eggs from the […]

New Zealand Gallery

The seabird capital of the world, home to kiwis, Yellow-eyed Penguins and the Kea, the world’s only alpine parrot.

Argentina Gallery

Photos from the Northern Argentina 2011 Tour

Panama 2012

In February 2012, nine members of Madrone Audubon traveled to Panama with Talon Tours for a birding and nature adventure. The birding and wildlife was first class and we saw birds such as Blue Cotinga and White-whiskered Puffbird. We were all very impressed; Talon Tours will offer this tour again in March 2013.

California 2011

From the Thayer’s Gull to the Island Scrub Jay, we found all the birds on our list plus some on this early March trip along the California coast from Monterey to Los Angeles.

Panama 2011

Our thanks and gratitude go out to all the guides, drivers and staff of Canopy Tower and Canopy Lodge for taking such good care of us.

Guyana 2010

During our tour of the country we saw and heard a total of 332 bird species and witnessed some of the abundant mammals, amphibians, reptiles and insects that make this part of the world their home.

Costa Rica Gallery

The perfect introduction to tropical birding, located on the land bridge between two continents.

Arizona Gallery

A great place to find trogons, owls and hummingbirds while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the desert and the many mountain ranges.