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Greg Miller’s Birding Big Year… Reloaded

Greg Miller (right) on the set of "The Big Year" with Jack Black.

Greg Miller (right) on the set of “The Big Year” with Jack Black.

VISIT BIG YEAR BLOG FOR CURRENT SPECIES TOTALS

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.

ABA LogoTo 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 tours are weekend to weekend (with some exceptions), and some trips run over federal holidays. A couple of the trips have optional extensions or may be combine with our new Short Trips for Target Species tour series.

MULTI-TRIP DISCOUNTS

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

COMPLETED TOURS

2016 January
2016 Jan 3 – Jan 9 :: Greg Miller Big Year Series: Southern California

2016 Jan 24 – Jan 30 :: Greg Miller Big Year Series: Central Florida

2016 April
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 June
2016 Jun 26 – Jul 2 :: Greg Miller Big Year Series: MONTANA: Prairies & Potholes (TRIP IS FULL)

2016 August
2016 Aug 14 – Aug 20 :: Greg Miller Big Year Series: SOUTHEAST ARIZONA (TRIP IS FULL)

2016 September
2016 Sep 4 – Sep 10 :: Greg Miller Big Year Series: NORTHERN CALIFORNIA (TRIP IS FULL)

UPCOMING TOURS

2016 October
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 (5 Spaces left!)

2016 November
2016 Nov 6 – Nov 12 :: Greg Miller Big Year Series: TEXAS RIO GRANDE VALLEY (TRIP IS FULL)

2017 TOURS

MORE TOURS TO BE ADDED SOON!

DOWNLOAD OUR EXPECTED TOUR SPECIES COMPARISON AND EXPECTED TARGETS TO HELP CHOOSE YOUR TRIPS

2016 Big Year Tours – Species Comparison By Tour PDF 2016 Big Year Tours – Select Targets by Tour

Leica LogoLEICA SPORT OPTICS IS A PROUD SPONSOR OF
GREG MILLER’S BIG YEAR TOURS

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.

Learn more at Leica Birding and purchase them at Eagle Optics today!