Co-op Experiences

We started the Co-op with the idea of changing the way we travel for birding. Now we’re launching our unique global tours: focusing not only on birding, but also the community, culture, and people of each destination. 

What Experiences Are

Getaways that go off the beaten path to combine birding, community service, and connecting directly with local nature enthusiasts and leaders in ecotourism that keep costs low for participants.

What They Aren't

These are not hit-the-highlights trips with over-the-top amenities that only skim the surface of the local people and biodiversity or focus only on the species list.

Now Accepting 2024 Co-op Experience Nominations

Know a birding destination that’s off the beaten path, uniquely accommodating, or near a conservation project that could benefit from in-person support? We look for fresh takes on birding tours with local partners that support projects and/or create accessible birding opportunities.

Previous Birding Co-op Experiences

Southeast Arizona Birding Festival
Southeast Arizona Birding Festival

Annual • Group accommodations and activities during the festival

with the Southeast Arizona Birding Festival

The Costa Rica Experience

December 2022 • Hands-on conservation work in the Osa Peninsula
with Costa Rica Birding Experiences and Osa Birds

Birding in Colombia
The Colombia Experience

February 2023 • A one-of-a-kind blend of birds, food, drink, and exploration in conjunction with the Colombia Birdfair
with Hillstar Nature and Nature Colombia

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