Emerald Crowned Brilliant Hummingbird

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF BIRDING ADVENTURES

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

Lilac-crowned parrot

Welcome to Paradise Birding! We specialize in leading small groups on carefully crafted birding and natural history tours to such celebrated U.S. destinations as Florida's Dry Tortugas, Texas's Hill Country and Arizona's Sky Islands. Since 2014, we have continued to expand our international tours to include Honduras, Peru, Sicily, Mexico, Costa Rica, Guadeloupe and Borneo. Join us for a birding vacation, and let us help enhance your appreciation for bird behaviors, habitats, ecology and conservation!

UPCOMING BIRDING TOURS

( *=Woodpecker Conservation Tour)

*October 23-Nov 8,2017: Malaysian Borneo Tour

*Dec 1-20,2017: Northern Peru Tour

OR...schedule your own private Custom Tour!

2018 BIRDING TOURS

( *=Woodpecker Conservation Tour)

*January 6-12,2018
: Guadeloupe, French Antilles Birding Tour

January 19-28,2018: NW Washington and SW British Columbia, Washington Birding Tour

February 1-11,2018: Jalisco & Nayarit, Mexico Birding Tour

February 24-March 4,2018: Honduras Birds & Blossoms Nature Sketching Holiday with Christine Elder

February 24-March 4,2018: Honduras Birding at Pico Bonito Birding Tour with Stephen Shunk

*March 18-April 1,2018: Taiwan & Japan’s Ryukyu Islands Birding Tour

*April 8-15,2018: Gulf Coast of East Texas Birding Tour

April 22-28,2018: Rio Grande Valley, Texas Birding Tour

April 29-May 5,2018: Hill Country,Texas Birding Tour

May 16-29,2018: Eastern Sicily & Pantelleria Birding Tour

June 4-9,2018: Oregon's Woodpecker Wonderland Birding Tour

June 12-14,2018: Natural History of Mono Lake Woodpeckers (register via the Mono Lake Committee)

June 15-17,2018: Mono Lake Bird Chautauqua

June 22-July 3,2018: Northern Alberta Birding Tour

August 6-19,2018: SE Arizona Monsoon Birding Tour

*Oct 3-21,2018: Malaysian Borneo Tour

*Nov 1-21,2018: Northern Peru Tour

OR...schedule your own private Custom Tour!

2019 BIRDING TOURS

( *=Woodpecker Conservation Tour)

*Jan 13-19,2019:Guadeloupe, French Antilles Birding Tour

Jan 21-27,2019: SSS Dutch Antilles Birding Tour (more info coming soon)

Feb 5-10,2019:Wallowa Birding Tour

Feb 15-24,2019:Honduras Birding at Pico Bonito Birding Tour

Mar 2-16,2019: Pacific Mexico: Nayarit, Jalisco, and Colima Birding Tour

March 8-17,2019: Jamaican Endemics

*April TBA,2019: Taiwan & Japan’s Ryukyu Islands Birding Tour (more info coming soon)

*May TBA,2019: Portugal Birding Tour (more info coming soon)

June 3-8,2019:Oregon's Woodpecker Wonderland Birding Tour #1

June 11-13,2019: Natural History of Mono Lake Woodpeckers (register via the Mono Lake Committee)

June 14-16,2019: Mono Lake Bird Chautauqua

June 20-25,2019: Oregon's Woodpecker Wonderland Birding Tour #2

September TBA: Western Sicily & Sardegna Birding Tour (more info coming soon)

*October TBA:Malaysian Borneo Tour

*November TBA,2019: Columbia Birding Tour (more info coming soon)

December TBA,2019: Alaska Solstice Birding Tour (more info coming soon)

OR...schedule your own private Custom Tour!


Reserve your spot on a tour on our Reservations page.


Learn more about our tours on the Birding Tours Page.

THE BOOK IS DONE!

 

peterson reference guide to north american woodpeckersSteve is pleased to announce the publication of his long awaited book, the Peterson Reference Guide to Woodpeckers of North America.

This book is a complete guide to the natural history, ecology, and conservation of North America’s 23 woodpecker species. From the iconic Woody Woodpecker to the ubiquitous Northern Flicker, woodpeckers have long captivated our attention.

The Peterson Reference Guide to Woodpeckers of North America is available now from Amazon Books.

STAY IN TOUCH

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