Posted August 26th, 2017, 12:25 AM
We have just booked birding tour with Carefree Birding tours for Jan 29 2018 on Celebrity Reflection. Kevin Karlson will be a guide. Will visit Grand Cayman, Costa Rica, Colombia, Cozumel and Panama. This is our first trip south of Florida so we are sure to get lots of life birds.
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I sailed with Carefree Birding in 2015 and pretty much the same itinerary. I loved it and saw over 150 life species. We were accompanied by James Currie of the "Nikkon Birding Adventure" show. I can't express how great it was to see so many birds in that period of time & so easy. I usually hire my own guides when I travel, but this was awesome. In Panama, there were so many birds that it was hard to see them all. The local guides were very knowledgeable (ears/eyes) Here is a total of species seen @ each port.
Grand Cayman -- 36 species
Colombia -- 91 species/7hrs
Panama -- 89 species/6hrs
Costa Rica -- 60 species/6hrs (even though it was a wet day!)
Belize -- 77 species/6hrs
Cozumel -- 70 species/ 5 hrs.
Ken & Linda of Carefree Birding are so much fun and really take care of everyone. They balance each other well. Ken wore his signature pink Crocs most times! James Currie was one of the presenters for the Celebrity cruise. He's a very interesting guy from South Africa with lots of stories.
If you want specifics, feel free to email me: jackcin at juno dot com
Say hi to Ken & Linda for me!
near Austin, TX