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ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
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Eswar Prasad Somayajula Jan 27, 2016 at 10:20 AM

I am interested in getting a copy of Robin Maerckiein's Bird checklist.
please let me know how to get this. We are going in 2 weeks for birding trip to Belize ,Guatemala and Honduras. I am planning to do lot of photography. thanks Email ShashiPrasad@bell.net

Francis Haas Mar 20, 2014 at 06:14 PM

check recent reviews before going

Patricia Reyburn Mar 19, 2014 at 10:40 PM

Have been burned on road scholar birding trips before ie Mexico. Trip leaders did not have scopes, did not know birds, people came just to go to the country. What is your feel about this one. It is an expensive trip for 2 people to just hike around only. Did really enjoy our Costa Rica trip as we had a very good guide.
George Stout Mar 20, 2014 at 09:23 PM

I, on the other hand have had very good luck with a number of RS birding trips and have been very pleased with their practice of using local leaders rather than bringing outsiders. I've found that one learns much more about the country as well, that way. This was clearly the poorest I've experienced, but I'm waiting for reports from trips 1 and 3 with a different leader before making a final judgement about the program as a whole. It is probably, however, better for birders with an interest in the ruins and the countries than as a dedicated lister trip.
Patricia Reyburn Mar 20, 2014 at 09:57 PM

We like ruins but both are dedicated birders. Problem with some of the birding trips with RS are there are people who just want to go to that country. Many do not have binos, boots, etc.

George Stout Jan 22, 2014 at 05:32 PM

I have a checklist for all three countries combined derived from Avisys...I think it includes everything (829 species). I have it as a .pdf file which I can either post here or email if someone knows how to do it on this system.
George Wall Jan 31, 2014 at 08:30 AM

I am going on the Dec 2-17, 2014 trip and would like the checklist in pdf format. just attach it to an e-mail and send it to gwall5@cox.net. I am also looking for a room mate for this trip. - George Wall
Eswar Prasad Somayajula Jan 31, 2016 at 05:03 PM

George - I woud greatly appreciate receiving a copy of your PDF file. Regards, Eswar. seprasad@bell.net

Robin Maercklein Jan 21, 2014 at 03:07 PM

I am not sure what bird checklist(s) Road Scholar will provide for this trip, but if anyone is interested, I have created a checklist for the entire trip in Microsoft Word. I am willing to share the file for your own printing. The print is small (font size 7)for the 500+ species and I did not include the Emerald Hummingbird. There is room in the margin to add it. The checklist itself is designed to be printed on an 8.5 x 11 heavyweight paper and folded in half for ease in carrying. I used eBird to select the birds for the list and have ordered the checklist to match Ber Van Perlo's Birds of Mexico and Central America field guide. Plate numbers for illustrations are included. This list does not include every possible bird but those most likely based upon eBird bar charts.
Lucinda Clement Feb 04, 2014 at 03:52 PM

We would be interested a copy of your checklist. Our e-mail is cclem75@gmail.com.
Lucinda Clement Feb 04, 2014 at 03:53 PM

Thanks, Bob and Cindy Clement
Robin Maercklein Feb 04, 2014 at 06:05 PM

It's on its way!
Linda Kerns Feb 08, 2014 at 02:36 PM

We did the Costa Rica birding trip in 2012 and we were supplied a checklist which we reviewed every evening with our guide. Our list ended with 250+ species identified.
Robin Maercklein Feb 09, 2014 at 09:31 AM

Thanks for the information Linda!

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