Visit Alaska in 2024
- Alaska - June 1-16, 2024 with Byron Stone and Randy Pinkston
This "Trip of a Lifetime" is almost full. After October 27 we may be looking for a few more travelers. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to participate.
Our itinerary was pioneered by TOS Past-President Jim Hailey. Birding destinations will include multiple days in Anchorage and Nome, two days in the Denali area, a brief visit to Utqiagvik in the Land of the Midnight Sun, and a boat trip for near-shore pelagic birds out of Seward.
The TOS Alaska trip in the summer of 2017 encountered 174 bird species, including Arctic and Aleutian Terns, Harlequin Duck, Pacific Loon, Red-necked Grebe, Arctic Warbler, 10 species of Alcids, Eastern Yellow Wagtail, and the amazing Bluethroat. Photos from that trip can give you an idea of what's to come. On the 2019 trip we had slightly fewer bird species (160), but more mammals including grizzlies, caribou, Dall sheep, and a lynx.
This is a rigorous birding trip with long days and lots of travel, much of it in isolated back country with no facilities, along gravel roads or improved trails. A few locations will require hiking over uneven ground on steep hillside.
The trip fee is $4,500, with a $700 non-refundable deposit with the final amount due in two or three months. The fee includes ground transport to birding locations in large vans or SUV's, airfare within Alaska, and the fee for the Seward boat trip.
Texas Ornithological Society
Welcome to the Amazing World of Texas Birds!
If you love birds, Texas is definitely the place for you! With eight different geographical regions to explore, each offering its own, unique wildlife environment; more than 660 species to be discovered; and a location adjacent to the tropical regions of Mexico and Central America, you never know what you might see when you grab your binoculars and head out!
Texas Ornithological Society is proud to promote the discovery, knowledge, observation and conservation of birds in Texas since 1953.