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BIRDING TOURS, BIRD PHOTO TOURS
BIRD PHOTO WORKSHOPS

We offer quality ANYTIME birding tours and bird/wildlife photo tours. You choose the dates you wish to travel, we make the arrangements, you enjoy the tour. Prices per night for 2 persons are typically comparable to group tours offered by many other companies. We also offer SCHEDULED birding tours, bird/wildlife photo tours, and bird photography workshops for pre-arranged departure dates.

Fischer's Lovebird - © Laura L Fellows and Exotic Birding Tours

ANYTIME TOURS & SAFARIS

Our ANYTIME tours are designed with you in mind. You can select any of our pre-planned itineraries for the destination country of your choice. To view our itineraries, simply select BIRDING TOURS or PHOTO TOURS off the menu above. If you'd like to customize one of our itineraries to suit your specific goals, we can usually accommodate that as well. When you contact us with specific dates in mind for one of our tours, we'll check availability of the guide and accommodations. Once availability is verified, you can confirm your reservation with a deposit. This deposit will be non-refundable if you request guaranteed departure or choose not to list the tour on our website as a SCHEDULED tour. If you choose to list the tour as a SCHEDULED tour for your dates and additional people sign up, your tour price will become the usually lower group price instead of our ANYTIME price. If no one else signs up and you did not request guaranteed departure, you retain the option to do the tour at the ANYTIME price or have your deposit refunded. To ensure availability of dates, you should arrange your tour as far in advance as possible. We recommend at least 6-12 months advance notice depending on your destination since guides and accommodations often book up early, especially during high season. Also, the earlier you register, the more time we have to attract additional participants if you want your tour published as a scheduled tour. For details please refer to our Refund Policies. Group prices automatically apply when 4 or more persons enroll in an ANYTIME tour even if it's not offered as a SCHEDULED tour.

Leopard - © Laura L Fellows and Exotic Birding Tours

SCHEDULED TOURS & SAFARIS

In addition to ANYTIME tours, we offer SCHEDULED tours for pre-arranged dates. Our scheduled tours may be tours already arranged as an ANYTIME tour for other clients, in which case the tour is guaranteed to go unless someone cancels and puts us below the minimum, or it's a tour we scheduled that requires us to meet our group minimum. If you sign up for a scheduled tour that fails to meet the minimum, you'll have the option of either converting the tour to an ANYTIME tour at the ANYTIME tour price or receiving a refund of your deposit, whichever you prefer.

Chestnut-backed Tanager - © Laura L Fellows and Exotic Birding Tours

NEOTROPICS

AFRICA

ORIENT

USEFUL INFO

button AVAILABLE CHECKLISTS
Annotated checklists for each country can be found by clicking on the links above. Also available are checklists and target bird lists for many birding locales within each country.
button TRIP REPORTS
Trip reports including narrative, checklists, and photos from some of our past tours and scouting trips can be reached from the GENERAL menu on the greenbar above.
button BIRD & MAMMAL PHOTOS
Numerous photos from our past tours can be reached from the GALLERIES menu above as well as from the country webpages reached by clicking on the country links above.
button PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS
Occasional articles we've written about photography and techniques for getting better results can be reached from the ARTICLES menu on the greenbar above.

NEWS

November 2014 - New Photography Article - We've added a new article about photography to our website. The article is about the usage of sequences of stills to capture interesting snippets of animal behavior that are occasionally observed on tour. It can be accessed from the ARTICLES menu above.

October 2014 - Tanzania Photos - We've added a gallery of photos from our 2014 Tanzania scouting trip to the GALLERIES menu and also to the 2014 Tanzania trip report pages found under the GENERAL menu Trip Reports option above. We've also added photos to our Tanzania country page, reached from the AFRICA menu above.

October 2014 - Clements Updates - We've updated our website to reflect all changes on the September 2014 Clements update, version 6.9. Read more »

WHY TRAVEL WITH US?

Guaranteed departures available on ANYTIME tours, personal service, small groups, memorable experiences, reasonable pace, expert guides, professional photography instruction, better prices than comparable tours. Our goal is always to make your experience the best it can be.

Snowy Egret - © Laura L Fellows and Exotic Birding Tours

PHOTO WORKSHOPS

Our instructional bird/nature photo workshops emphasize bird photography but also include some nature photography. They're designed to instruct participants on how to obtain stunning environmental portraits of birds in their natural habitats without reliance on outdoor studio setups. All workshops are conducted by professional bird/wildlife photographer Laura L Fellows, whose extensive body of work is evident throughout our website. Domestic photo workshops take place at locations specially chosen for their photographic opportunities within the United States, while international photo workshops take place at selected locations in the tropics. Every photography workshop includes one-on-one phone consultations with Laura along with assignments prior to arrival on location, photography in the field, classroom instruction, and constructive critiques intended to improve everyone's photographic success. For currently scheduled workshops click on the WORKSHOPS menu above or give us a call.