East Texas Birding Tour: Gulf Coast & Pineywoods

Dates: April 23-30, 2019
Tour Fee: $2,800 double, $3,150 single
Leaders: Steve Shunk plus add'l local guide
Questions: Contact Paradise Birding owner Steve Shunk
How to Register: Click the button below to view and download the tour itinerary and registration form.



        We are excited to continue our series of International Woodpecker Conservation Tours with a North American trip to the Pineywoods of eastern Texas. We have visited all corners of the Lone Star State, but our special fondness for the eastern “red” woodpeckers—the Red-headed, Red-bellied, and Red-cockaded—continually brings us back to this forested region. We will spend plenty of time with up to eight woodpecker species in the Texas pine forests, but all the tours in this conservation series are about much more than just the woodpeckers. As with our past tours to this region, we combine a few days in the forest with the migration spectacle of High Island and the upper Texas Coast for a world-class birding vacation. Join us in Texas this spring, and you too will want to return.

-Your host and guide, Stephen Shunk


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