Nature Explorer – These trips are designed to focus on the traveler who loves landscapes, nature, learning and travel.
Outdoor Adventurer – Travelers looking for a higher level of physical activity and adventure may find these trips more appealing.
Focused Specialty – When it comes to specialties, these may be the trips for you if you want to take amazing pictures of animals, plants, landscapes, or scenery; if adding species to your life list is a must; or if reeling in a big fish is something you have always wanted to do.
Winter Birding in the Soo – February 2018
February 9-11, 2018
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is a wintering ground for a number of bird species not easily seen throughout the rest of the state. The area is known for its irruptions of winter hawks, owls, finches, grosbeaks and other species more commonly found in Canadian provinces and its boreal forest. Any bird watcher willing to endure the colder temperatures of a February in the Soo will be rewarded with a list of birds not frequently found in lower Michigan.
Trip Type: Focused Specialty
Winter Birding in the Soo (Trip Brochure Download)
Ecuador and Galapagos Adventure – April 2018
April 20-May 4, 2018
This private, all-inclusive adventure is for 14 people and will be led by ODC Naturalist and Program Director Jamie Krupka along with Ecuadorian professional guide Roberto Cedeño. Our group will visit the historic city of Quito, the highlands and cloud forests of the Andes, the Amazon Rainforest, and the Galapagos Islands.
The trip includes all lodging for fourteen nights while in Ecuador. Also included is all travel in continental Ecuador, round-trip flight to the Galapagos Islands, and river travel in the Amazon. Delicious traditional cuisine will be enjoyed for the duration of the trip and will highlight each region’s specialties. Also included in the trip will be professional guide services and coordination of all trip logistics once in Ecuador. Participants will be responsible for their own airfare to and from Quito. The ODC Explorer Network will help coordinate travel as needed through a West Michigan travel agency.
Trip Type: Outdoor Adventurer
Ecuador and Galapagos Trip (Brochure Download)