ORNITHERAPY

Our inspiration for ornitherapy tours: Recently, more and more scientific evidence shows that spending time in nature can be very beneficial to our health. Spending even a few minutes in a forest, a beach, or the mountains can help improve mood and the ability to focus on tasks. And integrating the outdoors into learning environments helps improve cognitive development, motor skills, and attention spans. Therefore birding, an activity usually carried out in a natural setting, can also help to relieve stress and promote relaxation. At the same time, it requires one’s consistent attention and helps improve concentration. The term ornitherapy – the healing power of birding in nature – used for the first time by Robin A.F. Cox in a letter he wrote for the British Medical Journal in 1974, stems from this principle.

With this in mind, we offer ornitherapy tours for those seeking a more relaxed pace while birding and who wish to spend more time with each species, observing their behavior, studying the details of their plumage, or learning about their calls.

Ornitherapy tours combine birding with other therapeutic activities, such as optional yoga and meditation. These trips are ideal for those who would like to use their precious vacation time to heal from the stress and strain that everyday life can put on our minds and our bodies or for those who may wish to travel with a spouse, friend or partner who isn’t as avid a birder. Either way, an ornitherapy tour will provide you and your travel partners with a rewardable, enjoyable birding and vacation experience.

Our Ornitherapy Tours

PANAMA: INTRO TO BIRDING & YOGA

Dates: December 7-14, 2020
Spaces Available: 8

Price: $2,645 pp
Max Participants: 8


Panama combines the perfect setting for natural exploration and relaxation. With extensive forests and national parks in close proximity to seemingly endless miles of pristine coastline, hundreds of species of colorful birds and much more, Panama is a top choice for immersion in tropical nature. 

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BELIZE: BIRDING & YOGA

Dates: TBD
Spaces Available: 8

Price: $3,275 pp
Max Participants: 8


Natural beauty and relaxation are two ways to best describe Belize. Without a doubt a birder's paradise, we will take our time to truly enjoy the beauty and wonder of the birds we do see and will spend some time observing their behavior and learning more about them. Along the way, we will visit breathtaking waterfalls, roaring rivers and winding jungle trails.

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