19 YEARS AND COUNTING
Paradise Birding celebrated its 19th year of leading bird watching tours in 2016. We offer a handful of carefully crafted itineraries timed for optimal birding at some of the best destinations in the West and beyond. We lead birding tours to a variety of birding hotspots throughout western North America including Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Texas, Florida, Alberta, and internationally to Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras, the Caribbean, Sicily, Borneo and Peru. Learn more about Paradise Birding.
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STEVE SHUNK OWNER & LEAD GUIDE
Steve 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.
PRAISE FOR PARADISE BIRDING
“You are totally awesome! Your trip was perfectly planned...and we had an excellent experience. I can also say that I've never eaten so well on a tour before.”
-Bingham Gibbs and Friends
"Our favorite birding guide is Steve Shunk, who led my husband on his first trip back in 1996. Steve is a gifted birder, an excellent teacher and naturalist, and a wonderful ambassador for birding".
-Mary Siznewski and Bill Walker, San Jose CA
"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".