Julia and Sylvie

Windermere, Florida
An outstanding experience with an incredible guide
This was the trip of the year. Despite the tour only being four days, Alex manages to jam it full of incredible experiences that will leave you in awe of the natural beauty of Texas as well as his knowledge of the birds who call it home. The tour transitioned from birding spot to birding spot seamlessly without any awkward pauses. The trip is well planned and perfectly executed to ensure that all time is well utilized to see as many birds as you can. This is a short trip so there's very little time spent resting which we were very happy about. Every day was memorable and remarkable but the species that will stick in our mind as especially amazing, out of the 163 our tour saw, were the Golden-Cheeked Warblers, Black-Capped Vireos, Scott's Oriole, Scissor-Tailed Flycatchers, Lark Sparrows, Nashville Warblers, Wilson's Phalaropes, Bell's Vireos, White-Faced Ibises, Black-Chinned Hummingbirds, Ladder-Backed Woodpeckers, Black-Throated Sparrows, Tropical Parula, The Common Poorwill, The Mountain Subspecies Of The White-Crowned Sparrow, Macgillivray's Warbler, Canyon Towhee, Hutton's Vireo, Olive Sparrow, and the Rufous-crowned Sparrow. Birding with someone as skilled as Alex is a special experience. You walk without the hyper-focus that can come with birding, not worried that any lapse in attention can lead you to miss a bird. Instead, you walk immersed in nature with the assurance that you have a keen ear and a fast eye that will undoubtedly find the birds you want to see and point you in the right direction. You can ask him anything about the birds and 99.9% of the time he will have a well researched answer ready for you. He does all this without pretension or an air of superiority, despite being an absolutely incredible birder with a rare level of skill. All levels of experience will feel welcomed on this tour, beginner birders should feel comfortable signing up as well as the most advanced.