Latin America and the Caribbean are situated in one of the most biodiverse regions of the world. The birdlife here flourishes throughout many different eco-regions, which supports hundreds of endemic species and regional specialties. A birding vacation to anywhere in this fantastic region will provide many memorable sightings and enriching experiences. Browse our selection of Latin America and Caribbean birding tours.
BIRDWATCHING CUBA: CULTURE & CONSERVATION
Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean with a population of just over 11 million people, almost a third of which live in the capital, Havana (La Habana). Traveling under the “Support of the Cuban People” category, we will have the chance to learn about Cuban culture and interact with locals as well as enjoy some incredible birding as we search for Cuban endemics and Caribbean specialties.
BELIZE: A BIRDING PARADISE
For most people, the words “Caribbean coast” conjure up images of turquoise waters, white sand beaches, coconut trees, margaritas and a hammock beneath a shining sun. The truth is that this image is not far from reality. The Caribbean is a paradise for the senses and for those interested in birding in Belize, things just keep getting better and better.
BELIZE: MINDFUL BIRDING & YOGA
Natural beauty and relaxation are two ways to best describe Belize. While exploring this birder’s paradise, we will take our time to truly enjoy the beauty and wonder of the birds we see. Along the way, we will visit breathtaking waterfalls, roaring rivers and winding jungle trails.
PANAMA BIRDING TOUR: A BIODIVERSITY HOTSPOT
Panama, a biodiversity hotspot, is home to the largest number of birds of any country in Central America – with over a thousand recorded species. This astonishing diversity is easily accessible, making it possible to attain a very long bird list within a short period of time. What’s more, it is possible to see more than a hundred regional endemics.
PANAMA: BIRDS OF THE PANAMA CANAL
The Panama Canal is located in the center of one of the world’s most biologically diverse areas and is surrounded by a substantial stretch of protected areas within the Panama Canal watershed. Here, close to two-thirds of the more than one thousand bird species registered in the country can be found.
PANAMA: REALM OF THE HARPY EAGLE
Darien, Panama is one of the most biodiverse areas of the country. Pristine forest, roaring waterfalls, forest streams, and thriving ecosystems are just some of the features that make Darien such a special place for humans and wildlife alike. It is home to jaguars, night monkeys, tapirs, giant anteaters, and of course, the majestic Harpy Eagle.
PANAMA: BIRDS & BUTTERFLIES
With a great variety of habitats from coastal lowlands, river courses, and foothill plains to high elevation cloud forest and volcanos, Panama supports great biological diversity. In addition to birds, Panama is home to over 1,800 species of butterflies. In fact, one of the meanings of the word Panama is “abundance of butterflies.”
PANAMA: MINDFUL BIRDING RETREAT
This retreat is designed to help you develop your own mindful birding practice. Set in the beautiful, lush highlands of western Panama, we immerse ourselves in nature and receive its many benefits for our health and well-being.
PANAMA: INTRO TO BIRDING & YOGA
Panama combines the perfect setting for natural exploration and relaxation. Extensive forests, endless miles of pristine coastline, and hundreds of species of colorful birds make Panama is a top choice for immersion in tropical nature.
PANAMA’S RAREST BIRDS: OFF THE BEATEN PATH BIRDING TOUR
With an area of only 75,000 square kilometers, Panama is home to 10% of the world’s avifauna. Panama extends from west to east, having bordered by the Caribbean Sea to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. Two slopes are the result of a continental divide and create different conditions to host an abundance of this number of areas of endemism. This tour explores Panama from border to border seeking out its most special avian residents.
BRAZIL: PANTANAL & CHAPADA DOS GUIMARÃES BIRDING TOUR
Brazil’s exquisite Pantanal offers a wildlife adventure like no other. Home to some of the most iconic birds and wildlife found on Earth, this tour seeks out Hyacinth Macaw, Toco Toucan, Jabiru, Red-legged Seriema, Giant Anteater, Capybara, and Lowland Tapir. It is also the best place to see the largest cat in the Americas – the Jaguar.
COLOMBIA: THREE ANDEAN MOUNTAIN RANGES
Colombia is considered a mega-diverse country, due, in part, to its awe-inspiring array of different habitats and ecosystems which are home to approximately one-fifth of the bird species on Earth. The Andean Mountain Range is one region that stands out for its incredible biodiversity, with richness in birds and high endemism.