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Lear's Macaw, Brazil

Lear's Macaw, Brazil (Dani Lopez-Velasco)


We have reduced the cost of our Brazil: North-East tour in January 2024 by 10%! Dozens of highly-threatened endemics for a great price with Eduardo Patrial.


Hooded Grebe, Argentina

Hooded Grebe, Argentina (Dani Lopez-Velasco)


Argentina: Southern is now a guaranteed departure in November 2024. Can be linked with Chile in December for the ultimate Southern Cone experience!


Saffron-cowled Blackbird, Brazil

Saffron-cowled Blackbird, Brazil (Eduardo Patrial)


Lots of new tours have been uploaded for 2024, including a comfortable two-week Brazil: Far South with Eduardo Patrial, exploring the grasslands of Rio Grande do Sul.

Welcome to Ornis Birding Expeditions!

Our dream is to do more.

More respect for our invaluable local guides and agents, leading to responsible ecotourism and conservation.

More birds on our professionally crafted itineraries which prioritise spending maximum time in the field for the hardest species.

More choice in shorter tours to suit holidays of any length, or flexibility to customise with private tours and extensions.

We are so excited to welcome you and begin our journeys together!

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Upcoming tours

4-13 April 2023

10 days


This underrated destination features superb and easy birding for spectacular species like Horned Guan, Pink-headed Warbler and Ocellated Quail. Yucatan specialties including Ocellated Turkey will be on the agenda of the extension amongst ancient Mayan ruins.

Extension available

Red Panda in Singalia Forest

5-11 April 2023

7 days

Nepal: Red Panda & Singalila Forest

Expert local trackers will help us find Red Pandas in pristine bird-filled forests which offer easy Himalayan birding and photography - around 200 species expected!

21 May - 6 June 2023

17 days


This remote adventure goes well off-road, exploring some truly wild areas from the Gobi Desert to the Altai Mountains in search of Black-billed Capercaillie, Hodgson's Bushchat, Oriental Plover, Relict Gull and much more.

1-15 June 2023

15 days

Indonesia: Java & Bali

Truly a last-chance to search out several rapidly declining Sundaic species while they can still be easily targeted, and every other Javan endemic from west to east. The extension seeks Sumatra's most threatened birds in the Aceh province.

Extension available

3-14 July 2023

12 days

Borneo: Sarawak & Bulwer’s Pheasant

This short tour staying only in comfortable accommodation combines a new reliable hide for the stunning Bulwer's Pheasant with a relaxed loop of Sarawak targeting Blue-banded Pitta, Bornean Banded Pitta, Hose's Broadbill, Black Oriole, Dulit Frogmouth, Crested Jayshrike and more!

17-31 July 2023

15 days

Costa Rica: Highlights

Our short tour to the most astounding birdwatching destination in all of Central America, which is expected to record a large number of endemics and near-endemics, including Resplendent Quetzal, Fiery-throated Hummingbird, Wrenthrush, Snowy Cotinga and many more.

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Our team

Joshua Bergmark

Josh lives in tropical Australia with his partner Shahaf and daughter Aya. Working as a professional bird tour leader since he was 16 and travelling extensively throughout Australasia, Eurasia and Africa, his particular passion is for New Guinea and the Pacific where he guided extensively with Birdquest over the last decade before founding Ornis Birding Expeditions.

Julien Mazenauer

Julien started birding when he was 10 and quickly expanded his passion all over the Western Palearctic and ultimately the whole world, where he has been leading tours on five continents for the past five years. When at home in western Switzerland, he lives with his partner Hélène and devotes much of his time counting birds high up in the Alps or looking for vagrants!

Daniel López-Velasco

Dani is a life-long, highly enthusiastic and experienced birder who started birding at the early age of 5. He lives in Asturias, Northern Spain, and worked as a professional bird tour leader with Birdquest for over 10 years before starting Ornis. His travels have taken him to over 80 countries across the world, with his favourite places being the Neotropics and the oceans.

Daniel Aldana Schumann

Daniel was born and raised in Guatemala City, but has since relocated to the beautiful and biodiverse slopes of Toliman Volcano, where he lives amongst many special endemic birds! He worked for Tropical Birding for several years before joining Ornis, and has plenty of experience leading tours across Central and South America.

Eduardo Patrial

After working as an ornithologist for several years following his bachelor’s degree, Eduardo cut his teeth guiding for an extended period at the famous Cristalino Lodge and has never looked back! Now he is well-regarded as one of Brazil’s top birders, having seen over 1200 species in the country while leading tours to all corners and amassing an exceptional knowledge of bird calls from the Amazon to the Atlantic Forest!

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