Cheepers Birding April 2015 Tour

Panama BirdingTranquilo Bay is delighted to announce that the upcoming Cheepers Birding Tour in April will include special guests ABA President, Jeffrey Gordon, and his lovely wife and ABA Membership Magician, Liz Gordon. There are still spaces available for this incredible tour.

Cheepers birding tours are fantastic and with such attention to detail, it’s obvious that Jim and Cindy Beckman put their heart and soul into the product. As leaders they are both skilled and patient, giving that extra effort needed to get you on a bird. Jim and Cindy’s positive attitude, kindness and humor are contagious and I find that their tours attract like-minded participants, creating a pleasurable group experience.

Jeffery Gordon has honed his skills in the birding world as an interpretive naturalist, writer, field editor and worldwide birding tour leader. His most recent task being to inspire all people to enjoy and protect wild birds as the President of the American Birding Association since 2010.

Liz Gordon is one of the founders of the incredibly successful Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival. Today she serves the birding world as Membership Magician of the American Birding Association and works with the Birders’ Exchange (BEX) program. This important ABA program collects donated new and used equipment/field guides and distributes those items to colleagues working to conserve birds and their habitats throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

This is an incredible opportunity to experience the birds and wildlife of Panama, while learning more about them from special guests Jeff and Liz Gordon. As always, Jim and Cindy with Cheepers Birding will make sure that you have the trip of a lifetime.

Below is a link to the detailed itinerary and sign up information for this special offer. http://www.cheepersbirding.com/tranquilo-bay-2015.html

September 2012 VENT Trip Report

Jeri M. Langham was the leader for VENT on their September 2012 Panama: Bocas del Toro Archipelago trip. He is a retired professor of biological sciences at California State University in Sacramento.

Jeri’s passion for teaching and his natural teaching abilities quickly become apparent as his tour participants enjoy learning more about the biological world around them.  On this tour, he educated all of us (tour participants, Tranquilo Bay staff and the kids) on the differences between fruits and vegetables as well as finer details associated with carrots.

You can learn about his group’s trip in September 2012 here: http://www.ventbird.com/news/2012/10/03/panama-bocas-del-toro-archipelago

As the March 2012 trip is full, you can learn about the itinerary and travel dates for the future trips here: http://ventbird.com/birding-tour/2013/09/06/panama-bocas-del-toro-archipelago Bird lists for both of the trips are also available on this page.

We hope to see you with Jeri on one of his future trips.

March 2012 VENT Trip Report

Jeri M. Langham was the leader for VENT on their March 2012 Panama: Bocas del Toro Archipelago trip.  He and his wife and a group of big guns came down for a week to prepare for the future trips down to Bocas.

Jeri is a retired professor of biological sciences at California State University in Sacramento. He has ardently birded all over North America, as well as Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Ecuador, the Galápagos Islands, Peru, Argentina, Kenya, Borneo, and Australia. Born and raised in Venezuela, he speaks fluent Spanish. Known for his enthusiasm and boundless energy, Jeri thoroughly enjoys searching for birds and sharing them with others. His passion for teaching and his natural teaching abilities soon become apparent as his tour participants enjoy learning more about the biological world around them. He is a former member of the Bausch and Lomb Birding Council and the California Bird Records Committee. He is a Director for the Neotropical Grassland Conservancy.

You can learn about his group’s trip in March 2012 here:  http://ventbird.com/news/2012/05/17/panama-bocas-del-toro-archipelago.

You can learn about the itinerary and travel dates for the future trips here:  http://ventbird.com/birding-tour/2012/08/31/panama-bocas-del-toro-archipelago

We hope to see you with Jeri on one of his future trips.