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CELEBRATING 18 YEARS OF BIRDING ADVENTURES

Join us for the best bird watching tours in North America and beyond! 

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Welcome to Paradise Birding! We specialize in leading small groups on carefully crafted birding and natural history tours to such celebrated destinations as Southeastern Arizona, the Texas Hill Country, Florida's Dry Tortugas, and Alaska's Kenai Peninsula. In 2016 we are expanding our international tours to include Honduras, Borneo, Peru, Mexico and the Caribbean. Join us for a birding vacation, and let us help enhance your appreciation for bird behaviors, habitats, ecology and conservation!

Our Paradise Birding Tours Calendar for 2015 is available to view or download.

UPCOMING TOURS

PERU

Dec 1-18, 2015: Northern PERU Endemic Paradise


HONDURAS

January 14-20,2016: HONDURAS Birdings & Blossoms Nature Sketching Retreat led by naturalist Christine Elder

January 22-30,2016 : HONDURAS Trip to Pico Bonito Lodge

 


STAY IN TOUCH


2015 BIRDING TOUR CALENDAR


Reserve your spot on a tour on our Reservations page.
Read about our new vision for Paradise Birding.

 

LATEST TRIP REPORT

white-headed woodpeckerWoodpecker Wonderland - Birding The Central Oregon Cascades -
June and July 2015

 

 

STEVE SHUNK OWNER & LEAD GUIDE

steve shunk, paradise birding tours owner and guideSteve Shunk is the founder, owner and lead guide for Paradise Birding, based out of central Oregon. Steve began birding in 1989 in San Jose, California and began teaching birding classes in 1992. He founded Paradise Birding tour company in 1997.
Steve has given numerous public presentations and authored many articles on the subject of birds and also enjoys bird photography, having taken most of the photos for this website. Steve resides in Bend, Oregon. Learn more about Steve and Paradise Birding.

PRAISE FOR PARADISE BIRDING

Steve, I will always choose to go on a birding trip with you. Your 'reinvented' approach; your in-depth knowledge, which you readily share; your continued curiosity and love of discovery; and your focus on conservation; all make your tours more meaningful and enriching for me.
- Jeri Edwards, Westlake Village, California

Thank you Steve for a wonderful trip. I was delighted to get my Mountain Quail on the first day, but then the rest of the trip was way beyond my expectations
-Judith O'Neale, Lafayette, LA

I couldn’t have asked for a more generous, enthusiastic, knowledgeable guide. Furthermore, you exhibit the ethics and morals of any true naturalist.
-Melissa York, Medford, OR

Steve’s great birding skills, along with his intimate knowledge of the area, gave us all a memorable experience, one I will treasure for a lifetime.
-Kevin Pickard, Thousand Oaks, CA

See more accolades here