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6 Days | 5 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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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.
Raymond from Missoula, MT Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 11/15/15 - 11/20/15
We saw 125 species of birds on this trip, visiting several habitats. The setting was relaxing and beautiful. The personnel are friendly and personal. I highly recommend this for beginning or experienced birders.

Mary from Sioux Falls, SD Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/28/14 - 10/03/14
Birding at Monterey Bay was an interesting experience! Rick was a great birding guide, the birds and the scenery were terrific, and I enjoyed getting to know the other birders in the program. Hidden Valley was a very serene and beautiful place, and Peter was a welcoming host!

Robert from Athens, OH Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 09/28/14 - 10/03/14
Great program! Guide, Rick Fournier, was an expert guide, asking for target birds our group would like to see, and he made side trips to the regular itinerary so we could see these birds. Lots of different habitats that held varied birds. The accommodations were very nice, as were the evening programs. Our birding group consisted of outstanding birders, who helped the few of us who were less expert. Great group and program!

Ellyn from Victor, MT Number of programs attended: 13
Date attended: 09/28/14 - 10/03/14
great birding, great guide, great company

Rosemary from Sioux Falls, SD Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/28/14 - 10/03/14
Saw many shorebirds and woodland songbirds. The group did not go to Big Sur to find condors. My group of 3 came a few days early for trips to Big Sur and Pinnacles Natl Park for condors. Accommodations at Hidden Valley Music Seminar campus were comfortable and food was very fine.

Marilyn from Fishers, IN Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 01/26/14 - 01/31/14
A great birding experience and seeing beautiful country at the same time! Our bird guide was very knowledgable and graciously assisted all the birders in finding the birds...I would sign up for this trip again!

James from Templeton, CA Number of programs attended: 43
Date attended: 02/09/14 - 02/14/14
I'm new to birding and found this program to be very welcoming.

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