Supporting Global Science & Conservation

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) lists more than 30 of the world’s 220 woodpeckers as species of conservation concern, at various levels of threat. Many of these threatened woodpeckers occur at some of the world’s most renowned birding destinations, and we want to take you to these wonderful places. In 2015, we launched a new initiative that now drives the expansion of our international tour offerings. Our goals are three-fold:

  1. Offer you unique opportunities to observe the world’s most threatened woodpecker species;

  2. Meet the scientists and conservationists who are working on the ground to study and conserve habitats for these species; and,

  3. Contribute direct financial support to the science and conservation efforts for these threatened woodpeckers.

Our Woodpecker Conservation Tours will take you to such exciting places as Brazil, Colombia, Japan, Malaysia, South Africa, and Portugal, as well as the Caribbean and even the North American continent. Download the master list of species by clicking the button below, and see the list below that of currently scheduled tours and their focal woodpecker species. Tell us where you want to go!

International Woodpecker Conservation Tours

The tours below are either already scheduled or in the works. Florida and Borneo will be scheduled before the end of 2019. Colombia and Argentina require scouting trips that we plan to conduct in 2020.

Displaying Great Slaty Woodpeckers on Borneo’s Kinabatangan River.

Displaying Great Slaty Woodpeckers on Borneo’s Kinabatangan River.