What makes Paradise Birding unique?

Paradise Birding prides itself on offering tours that appeal to birders from all walks of life and with a wide range of skills and abilities. Several things set us apart from other companies:

  • Small groups: We take only 3-8 birders per tour with everyone getting a window seat in the most comfortable vehicles available.
  • Two U.S. guides per tour: With local experts in some regions, we offer some of the highest guide-to-client ratios in the business.
  • Multiple nights at each location: Less packing means a relaxed pace and unhurried enjoyment of the wildlife and habitats.
  • Excellent food: Our guests consistently tell us that we provide some of the best meals they’ve ever had on a tour.
  • More than just birds: We focus on natural history, ecology, and conservation, as well as cultures, in the diverse habitats we visit.
  • Conservation commitment: We donate a portion of our profits to support bird conservation in the places where we do business.
    Recent contributions have included Honduran Emerald habitat conservation in Honduras; Bonnelli’s Eagle nest monitoring in Sicily; Rhinoceros Hornbill nestbox project in Malaysia; and Red-cockaded Woodpecker habitat conservation in Texas.
  • Innovative itineraries: We lead a series of International Woodpecker Conservation Tours as well as woodpecker-themed tours in Oregon and California. We also lead tours that focus on unique natural phenomena, like winter tours to see huge flocks of Bohemian Waxwings; coastal trips to experience major tidal events; and Sicily nature tours that also focus on world-class cuisine & ancient cultural ruins.


Don't take our word for it. Our clients have been singing our praises for years. Here's just a sampling. 

You marveled me with the number of bird voices you recognize, your ability to imitate many of them, and the breadth and depth of your knowledge of birds
— Andy Nelson, Oregon
We loved Sicily and I’m certain we wouldn’t have appreciated it nearly as much without your caring and entertaining guidance. A day does not go by without thoughts of Sicily, the food, the culture, the guides
— Jenny and Tad Harris, Oregon
Our favorite birding guide is Steve Shunk from Paradise Birding, who led my husband on his first trip back in 1996. Steve is a very gifted birder, an excellent teacher and naturalist, and a wonderful ambassador for birding.
— Bill Walker and Mary Wiznewski, San Jose CA
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 Danville, CA