This birding, wildlife, and scenery eco tour will take you from the prairies of the Great Plains, up and into the Rocky Mountains of Montana and Wyoming. On top of all the birds and large mammals we will see, this trip boasts some of America’s best scenery, mountain passes, and wilderness. This is a trip you won’t want to miss! Forrest Rowland was the Ashland Hawk Watch Coordinator in 2007, our inaugural year, and is now the Coordinator of Western Hemisphere Bird Tours for Rockjumper. We’ll be touring in his backyard, as he makes his home in Livingston, Montana.
Enjoy the gushing geysers and hot springs of Yellowstone National Park as we look Bear, Bison, Elk, Pronghorn, Mule Deer, Coyote and many others. Of course, a trip with Joe and Forrest will focus on finding the birds of this stunningly beautiful area.
In the prairies, we will seek Ferruginous Hawk, Sprague’s Pipit, Baird’s and LeConte’s Sparrows, McCown’s and Chestnut-collared Longspurs, and Mountain Plover, and many other species. Enjoy looking for fossils and being awed by ornate canyon-wall pictographs in a quiet and seldom birded hotspot.
Explore lower elevation Ponderosa Pine forest, and special habitats such as burned-over forest holding Black-backed and American Three-toed Woodpecker.
Double-occupancy cabins at Neal’s Lodges and Flat Creek Crossing Ranch. They are near Uvalde and Pedernales Falls State Park in natural settings, allowing you to step outside and bird, look for wildflowers and enjoy the Hill Country.
Tour guide, all meals, lodging, and airport shuttles.
Price does not include: airfare, alcoholic beverages, and some tips.
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