Tour Opportunities for Fun & Learning
Taking a tour with Josh is not only a great learning opportunity, they’re just plain fun. Birding is often more social than just searching for birds. The conversations, fun moments and light atmosphere Josh provides make tours comfortable and enjoyable. Planning is at the core of every good tour. Time and effort go into every tour and in the midst of learning, special memories are built and never forgotten. There are many opportunities to join Josh on a tour or walk. Some go for the economical day tour to a special birding area while others prefer a bit more investment for a long weekend tour to Michigan’s northern most wilderness areas. Even if you can’t afford to go on a paid tour, Josh offers several FREE opportunities every year. Josh’s goal is to make the natural world, especially birds, accessible to everyone. Join Josh on a tour you won’t forget!
Sept 16: Raptor Migration & ID Day Tour
Location: Detroit River Hawkwatch (detailed meeting place provided after registering, purchase tickets below)
Date/Time: Saturday, September 16, 2023, 9am-1pm
Fee: $40 per person
Topic: Join Josh for a day filled with diverse species of migrating Raptors with a focus on large groups of Broad-winged Hawks (weather dependent) where he will focus on teaching participants the art and science of migration, key tips and tricks on how to identify a plethora of eastern migratory raptors with the goal of spending the better part of the day practicing as birds fly past on their way to their wintering grounds.
Registration: Register and purchase tickets below (limited to 10, please purchase one ticket for each person in your party). Park entrance fees (if applicable) will be extra the day of the tour.
Oct 6-9: Michigan Fall Color, Waterfall and Nightscape Tour
Location: Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Munising and Surrounding Areas
Date/Time: Friday-Monday, October 6-9, 2023
Fee: $950 per person ($100 discount per person for double occupancy)
Participants: Minimum 4, maximum 6 (depending on single vs. double occupancies)
Topic: Join Josh for a memorable landscape tour in Michigan’s beautiful upper peninsula along the Lake Superior coast and inland. The focus will be on Fall color with special interests such as waterfalls and macro opportunities as well as nightly opportunities for star scapes and the northern lights (weather-permitting). Small group size allows each participant to have ample personal time with guides. Guests and guides will stay in a large cabin-style house which offers additional opportunities such as post processing instruction as well as sharing of daily images with the group.
Registration: Register and purchase tickets below (limited to 6, minimum of 4; please purchase one ticket for each person in your party). Lodging and small group instruction throughout included (2 guides will be on-site throughout, offering each participant large amounts of personal instruction). Dinners and lunches as well as any park entrance fees (if applicable) will be extra during the tour.
*Use coupon code TOURDBL23 at checkout to save $200 with the purchase of 2 participants staying in the same room together (queen or king bed).
Cancellation Policy: Cancel before Sept 1, 2023 and receive a full refund. On or after Sept 1, 2023 no refunds are provided for cancellations.