Bird Treks - A Quality Birdwatching Tour Company

Welcome to Bird Treks

Our goal at Bird Treks is to provide you with a quality, enjoyable, professionally organized birding experience, to beautiful and exciting destinations, all at a reasonable and affordable price. Our tours are designed to satisfy the needs of all types of birders, from the brand new bird watcher to the seasoned veteran. Please don't be shy if you are just beginning to learn about birds. People with birding knowledge and experience take great pleasure in helping to guide you and point you in the right direction. Helping others is one of the great joys of birding.
Some excellent advice to help you select your birding tour is offered here.


Dauphin Island is a barrier beach island in the Gulf of Mexico.
It offers fantastic birding opportunities for spring migrants and resident species.
There is also great birding in nearby coastal and inland areas.

Dauphin Island hot spots that we will visit include the Shell Mound, Goat Tree,
Audubon Sanctuary, Airport Wetlands, and West End Beach.
Nearby locations include Fort Morgan and Henderson Camp Road.

Our favorite migrant traps can yield a colorful variety of warblers, vireos, tanagers,
orioles, buntings, and grosbeaks. Some of the favorites include Cape May Warbler,
Yellow-throated Vireo, Scarlet Tanager, Orchard Oriole, Painted Bunting,
and Rose-breasted Grosbeak, all in breeding plumage. We can expect Marbled Godwit,
Black-necked Stilt, Piping Plover, and an array of aquatic species.
And at the end of the day we return to our cozy, comfortable beach house.
It is very nice and relaxing!

The dates of this DAUPHIN ISLAND BIRDING ADVENTURE are 14 - 21 April 2018.
Please click HERE for full details and the day-by-day itinerary.
We sincerely hope that you will join us!

Contact Bob or Chris with any questions, or to secure your spot on the tour.


Coastal Maine is a fantastic birding destination. This is a wonderful tour with some of the finest birds, wildlife, & scenery in all of New England.

Locations that we will visit include Acadia National Park, Petit Manan Island, Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, Machias Seal Island, and Quoddy Head State Park.

Atlantic Puffins and Razorbills put on a fine show, up close and personal. In addition we will see other alcids and pelagic birds, breeding warblers, and numerous boreal species. Whales and seals, plus Moose, Black Bear, and Porcupines will add to the experience. Oh, and if you enjoy seafood, you will LOVE your week in Coastal Maine!

The dates of this DOWNEAST MAINE ADVENTURE are 21 – 27 June 2018.
Please click HERE for full details and the day-by-day itinerary.
We sincerely hope that you will join us!

Contact Bob or Chris with any questions, or to secure your spot on the tour.


After nearly 25 wonderful years of operating Bird Treks, the time has finally come to scale down the amount of traveling and office work that I do. I am handing over the reins to my good friend Chris Lotz, the owner of Birding Ecotours Chris is taking over the Bird Treks website and will continue to operate the U.S. and Canada tours that I have developed and refined over the years. I will still be guiding some of these tours, and I hope to be with you in one of our exciting destinations sometime soon.

Chris and I will be in close contact to ensure that the tours and the website run smoothly. We both have a very similar philosophy about how to conduct our tours, so the transition should be an easy one. Chris will do the majority of the correspondence with you about upcoming tours and other birding information. Thus, we would like most Bird Treks correspondence to go directly to Chris at If you write to me at concerning any tour information, Chris and his colleagues from Birding Ecotours will also receive a copy of your message. They will respond to you in a timely manner. I will of course gladly help Chris and his staff whenever I am needed.

Chris Lotz did a post-doctorate study on hummingbirds at the University of Wyoming for 2.5 years, from 2000 through 2002. Since that time, for the past 13.5 years, Chris has been operating world-wide birding tours from his native South Africa. He and his wife Megan moved to Columbus, Ohio in March 2017, where they have established a Birding Ecotours branch office. Chris attends several US birding festivals each year, such as the American Birding Expo and the Biggest Week in American Birding.

Chris sends electronic newsletters once every two months, detailing upcoming Bird Treks and Birding Ecotours trips, trip reports, and other related information. Examples of previous newsletters can be seen at this link: Please contact either Chris or me if you wish to be added to Chris' mailing list. You will be added to the e-mail list only upon your request.

Chris is offering a one-time 5% discount on any 2017 or 2018 tour offered at or Simply e-mail Chris at or me at, with '5% DISCOUNT' in the subject line. This will qualify you for a 5% savings on your next tour! To take advantage of this offer, you must register for your tour any time prior to 1 July 2017. The 25% deposit is due upon registration.

It has been wonderful sharing the world of birding with you for the past quarter century. And I look forward to the future, as I could well be the tour leader on your next exciting North American birding tour. I hope to see you soon!

Bob Schutsky
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