HE’S DOING IT AGAIN IN 2016…
AND THIS TIME HE WANTS COMPANY!
Greg Miller, noted birder from “The Big Year” book and movie, has created a series of eleven tours for Wildside’s 2016 schedule. These birding trips, all within the lower 48 states, will give you a huge boost toward your own big year!
Greg has become an eBird guru, a master of using the information others have shared. Combining his passion for birds with his database programming knowledge, he has determined when and where to bird, to reach maximum efficiency of travel while providing the highest bird totals.
To add to the fun, Wildside has teamed with the American Birding Association (ABA) to help raise money for a great cause… young birders! We want to get more kids excited about birds and being outside! For each participant that joins a BIG YEAR SERIES tour, Wildside will make a donation to the ABA’s youth birding program. Each participant joining a BIG YEAR SERIES tour will have the option to gather sponsors to donate toward this excellent cause, plus observers of the progress of the Big Year Tours will be able to make a pledge… like a 365-day bird-a-thon!
Back in 1998 when Greg did his now famous big year, he racked up his credit cards to well over $31,000.00. Yikes! Well, we will help you get a lot of birds for a whole lot LESS than that! Each of the eleven tours are one-week, typically Sunday to Saturday (with one exception), and some trips run over federal holidays. A couple of the trips have optional extensions. All of the BIG YEAR SERIES tours are priced the same, at only $1750.00 per person, double occupancy, from the destination’s nearest airport.* (*See individual itineraries for details.)
To help with your quest, Wildside is also offering some special ‘package pricing’ for registering for 3, 6 or 10 trips at the same time.
1) Register for 3 – 5 BIG YEAR tours and save $50 per tour.
2) Register for 6 – 9 BIG YEAR tours and save $100 per tour.
3) Register for 10 BIG YEAR tours… and get the 11th tour for FREE!
Note: Discounts will be reflected on your final invoice, $500 deposit required for each tour.
GREG MILLER’S BIG YEAR SERIES TOUR SCHEDULE
2016 Apr 17 – Apr 23 :: Greg Miller Big Year Series: Texas & Louisiana Coast
2016 Apr 30 – May 6 :: Greg Miller Big Year Series: Follow the Birds to the Biggest Week in American Birding
2016 Jun 5 – Jun 11 :: Greg Miller Big Year Series: Maine: Mountains and Coast
2016 Jun 26 – Jul 2 :: Greg Miller Big Year Series: MONTANA: Prairies & Potholes (TRIP IS FULL)
2016 Aug 14 – Aug 20 :: Greg Miller Big Year Series: SOUTHEAST ARIZONA (TRIP IS FULL)
2016 Sep 4 – Sep 10 :: Greg Miller Big Year Series: NORTHERN CALIFORNIA (TRIP IS FULL)
2016 Oct 9 – Oct 15 :: Greg Miller Big Year Series: PACIFIC NORTHWEST (TRIP IS FULL)
2016 Oct 23 – Oct 29 :: Greg Miller Big Year Series: MID-ATLANTIC – CAPE MAY & HAWK MOUNTAIN (4 Spaces left!)
2016 Nov 6 – Nov 12 :: Greg Miller Big Year Series: TEXAS RIO GRANDE VALLEY (4 Spaces left!)
DOWNLOAD OUR EXPECTED TOUR SPECIES COMPARISON AND EXPECTED TARGETS TO HELP CHOOSE YOUR TRIPS2016 Big Year Tours – Species Comparison By Tour PDF 2016 Big Year Tours – Select Targets by Tour
Known as a ‘budget minded birder’, Greg will be using the new Leica Trinovid HD binoculars… Leica quality at a more affordable price! Leica is also a legacy sponsor of the ABA Young Birding programs.