We first explored Alberta’s Boreal forest in 2000, when we found 20 warbler species—with males aggressively defending territories in their full breeding colors—and we knew we had stumbled on something spectacular. Watching these gorgeous songbirds exhibiting breeding behavior in their breeding habitats gave us a special connection to these northern forests of North America. Since then, Alberta has become one of our favorite destinations anywhere, partly because of the warblers, and partly because of all the other natural treasures we’ve discovered. Now, we combine the Boreal forest with Jasper’s magnificent northern Rockies, timed for the peak of nesting season, for a world-class birding vacation that will take your breath away.
-Your host and trail boss, Stephen Shunk