Members of Hawks Aloft can participate in special birding events.
Members at the Red-Tail Membership level ($150) or higher receive invitations to exclusive birding field trips. Consider joining Hawks Aloft at a higher level and join us for such very special events. Become a member today.
Wildside Nature Tours
February 3 – 11, 2018
Birding, photography, fun and relaxation, all from our 165 foot deluxe riverboat! A host of leaders for your trip will include Kevin Loughlin, bird photographer and owner of Wildside; Edison Buenano, South America’s top birding guide; Gail Garber, Director of Hawks Aloft,plus two local naturalist guides.
Our cruise will include afternoon lectures on birds, wildlife and photography. We enjoy multiple excursions by motorized skiff each
day, designed to reveal the incredible wildlife that calls the rain forest home and with any luck we’ll spot sloths, monkeys, toucans, macaws, pink dolphins and so much more!
The cuisine on-board is regional and provides a unique and delicious window into local culture. Gain a rare glimpse of how life ‘on the river’ is lived and experience the magic of the Amazon on this once-in-a-lifetime riverboat adventure.
Focus and Highlights:
The Peruvian Amazon offers fantastic birds, monkeys, sloths, frogs and other great wildlife. We will explore rivers, creeks and forest trails in search of all we can find! On board the ship we will offer daily lectures on birds, wildlife, photography, art and the local culture.
Galapagos Adventure with Hawks Aloft and Wildside Nature Tours
July 2 -12, 2017
This trip is full. Please contact us to check for cancellations.
We got the dates we wanted, the yacht we wanted AND the islands we wanted! And all this at a very affordable price! This promises to be the “trip of a lifetime”! Don’t miss it!
• Kevin Loughlin has led more than twenty trips to the Galápagos!
• We choose our itineraries very wisely as every boat has several different possibilities.
• We choose our boat wisely, too, for comfort and for its itinerary.
• We spend more time on the islands than any other company.
• We maximize the best light for photography.
• We maximize wildlife activity viewing time.
Best of all, you will be traveling with a small, select group of Hawks Aloft members on a private tour, limited to 14 participants.
This is a great trip for photographers, birders and nature lovers, as everyone should visit the Galápagos Islands … the experience is magical! During our adventure we will seek out the endemic species of birds and other animals of the Galápagos. Some of the bird species include Darwin’s finches, Galápagos Penguin, Galápagos Hawk, Galápagos Dove, Swallow-tailed Gull and Waved Albatross—doing their wonderful courtship dance! Other creatures we will see include Land Iguanas, Marine Iguanas, Lava Lizards and two endemic species of butterflies.
Kevin Loughlin is not only a birder, but also a professional photographer and will be sharing hands-on instruction, hints and tips throughout the trip excursions. Photographic opportunities abound as each day will include land excursions on different islands. Most days also will include snorkeling opportunities to enjoy swimming with sea lions, sea turtles and hundreds of species of fish! We will fit mini photo workshops within our schedule to help you get the best images at each location we visit.
Click Here for a detailed itinerary and other information. You also can contact Gail Garber if you have questions.
Kevin Loughlin, founder of Wildside, has led over 20 trips to the Galapagos since 2001 and is intimately familiar with the landscape and wildlife.
“Galapagos and mainland Ecuador was incredible, even better than I expected — and I had high expectations. Kevin Loughlin, the president of Wildside Nature Tours, is an expert birder, naturalist, and photographer as well as being helpful and a genuinely nice guy. A great tour leader, he smoothly led us through complicated logistics that would have been formidable for a single traveler. The tour was so well done in fact that one of the first things I did upon returning home was to sign up for his tour of Costa Rica. I will be going there next April.”
— David M, Boulder, CO