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 The Audubon Naturalist Society's Nature Travel Program offers exciting opportunities to search for wildlife and explore the wonders of nature in places outside the mid-Atlantic region. Group size is typically limited to 15 persons and many trips fill early. For more information call the Travel Desk at 301-652-9188 x10 or email carol.hayes@anshome.org.



Here's just a sample of what ANS travelers are saying about their journeys!

"The leaders' respective and complementary strengths combined to make for an outstanding team."

"The trip was extremely well-run and organized. Our time was very efficiently used. Sites chosen were all very engaging and rich."

"I know from experience that ANS puts together very safe well-planned trips."

"The trip totally exceeded my expectations- I can't stop talking about it since I've returned home."  

 


 Panama: The Wild, Remote Forests of Darien   Spaces still available!

April 18-25, 2015
Leaders: Rob Gibbs and Carlos Bethancourt
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Darién, the easternmost province of Panama, is home to the wildest and most diverse forests of Central America. Ecosystems of South America and Central America mingle here. Creatures that don’t mix well with humans can still be found in Darién, including Harpy Eagle and Jaguar. This region used to be very challenging to visit, but the folks who manage the Canopy Tower (and who hosted two very happy ANS groups in 2013) have just opened a small lodge called the “Canopy Camp.” This week-long trip is based at the Canopy Camp, heading out into different habitats each day to find birds and other wildlife in this spectacular rainforest environment. Cost for ANS members is $3200, double occupancy from Panama City, which includes all meals.

Itinerary | Cost Sheet | Registration Form


 
Yellowstone: Where Wild Things Roam

July 9 - 19, 2015
Leaders: Rob Gibbs & Mark England

yellowstone photo by M GarlandYellowstone is truly one of the world’s greatest natural areas, America’s first National Park and honored by the United Nations as a World Heritage Site. At over two million acres, Yellowstone National Park encompasses a vast and diverse wilderness.  Enjoy the Park’s geysers and other geothermal features while searching for birds, mammals, and other wildlife.  With luck we could see wolves, bears, moose, elk, bison, and other big mammals. We are sure to see many birds, butterflies, wildflowers, and more. The itinerary includes visits to neighboring Grand Teton National Park and to the high Beartooth Plateau, part of the Shoshone National Forest.  Cost is $2995, double occupancy from Jackson, WY, for ANS members.

Itinerary | Cost Sheet | Registration Form | Trip Poster


Scotland's Aigas Field Centre   Trip is Full - Call to be Added to Waiting List

July 7 - 19, 2015
Leaders: Neal Fitzpatrick, Warwick Lister-Kaye, and Aigas Rangers
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Northern Scotland is a land of rugged mountains, broad glacial valleys, open moors, a jagged coastline mixing rocky cliffs with small beaches, countless lakes and ponds, and an intriguing mix of wildlife.  Islands off the coast have a distinctive maritime flair but also a great variety of birds and other wildlife. Amidst it all is the lively culture of the Scots. Explore it all with this new Audubon Naturalist Society travel program.

The amazing Aigas Field Centre is the centerpiece of the program. We spend seven nights based at this award-winning environmental education center housed at a glorious old estate. We also spend three nights at Islay before reaching the Aigas Field Centre. This island, part of the Inner Hebrides, is one of Scotland’s best regions for raptors and other open country birds, as well as the home to many famous distilleries. As at Aigas, our visit to Islay combines natural history with a look into the history and culture of Scotland. Cost is $4900, double occupancy for ANS members.

Itinerary | Cost Sheet | Registration Form | Trip Poster

 


 

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Cancellation Policy

Future Destinations? Help Us Decide!

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We currently offer about seven Nature Escapes each year, but there are dozens of great nature destinations we consider. Help us choose!
Call 301-652-9188 x10 or email carol.hayes@anshome.org with your selection, and if we choose that destination you'll receive advanced notice and have an opportunity to register early. Current candidate destinations include:

  • West Texas
  • Alaska
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Kenya
  • Quebec
  • Southwestern deserts of Arizona and California

 

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