Always An Adventure

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Photography, Birding & Nature Tours 2019

  1. Spring Birding, Ontario’s Birding Hotspot – Point Pelee National Park 2019 (Road Scholar)
  2. Churchill in Summer (Quest Nature Tours)
  3. Fall Birding, Ontario’s Birding Hotspot – Point Pelee National Park 2019 (Road Scholar)
  4. Namibia: A Desert Landscape & Wildlife Safari
  5. Costa Rica – Through The Lens Photo Tour (Greentours UK)

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Spring Birding, Ontario’s Birding Hotspot – Point Pelee National Park 2019
(Road Scholar)

Point Pelee is a birding hotspot where thousands of migratory songbirds find refuge in the park’s habitats. Watch and listen for Scarlet Tanager, Indigo Bunting and Wood Warblers in brilliant breeding plumage, and observe Bald Eagle, Red-headed Woodpecker and rare species like Kirtland’s Warbler and Mississippi Kite. Study plumage, voices and behaviors that distinguish one species from the next.

Leader: Tony Beck

May 12-19, 2019 – please see link for price

For more information and/or to book this tour, please contact the travel agency directly at
Road Scholar, 11 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111 – USA. Tel: (800) 454-5768, email: contact@roadscholar.org


Churchill in Summer
(Quest Nature Tours)

Jun 29 to Jul 4, 2019 – please see link for price

Leader: Tony Beck

The Hudson Bay coast around Churchill springs to life in late June with the onset of the short sub-Arctic summer. We have planned our trip to coincide with the mass congregation of Beluga whales in the Churchill River Estuary, the peak of breeding season for birdlife and tundra wildflower blooming. There’s nowhere else on Earth where you can get so readily close to the curious and highly sociable Beluga. On our two boat and zodiac excursions, great photos are almost guaranteed, and we’ll have the added bonus of hearing the bizarre clicks, squeaks and whistles of echolocating Belugas through underwater hydrophones. Belugas can also be seen during coastline walks, which we’ll enjoy, especially at low tide when shorebirds like the handsome Hudsonian Godwit take advantage of the expanded feeding territory. Arctic Terns swoop and dive nearby, ever vigilant of antagonistic Parasitic Jaegers. Gaudy Common Eiders and Long-tailed Ducks are easily observed just offshore.
Our tundra excursions take us into prime breeding territory for several shorebirds where we’ll witness behaviours and vocalizations rarely exhibited during migration. Elegant Whimbrels, Stilt Sandpipers, and American Golden-Plover are special sights, along with Red-necked Phalaropes and Pacific Loons in small lakes and ponds.
While hiking the tundra, we’ll be ever on the lookout for Willow Ptarmigan, Arctic Foxes and Arctic Hares. In their summer finery, these resident animals can blend remarkably well with the surrounding tundra, which bursts into colour as tiny, yet hardy, wildflowers come into bloom.
Just south of the adjacent treeline of the Boreal forest, resident Canada Jays and Spruce Grouse breed alongside summer visitors like Blackpoll and Yellow-rumped Warblers.

For more information and/or to book this tour, please contact the travel agency directly at
Quest Nature Tours 491 King Street East, Toronto, ON M5A 1L9 Canada 416.633.5666 ~ TICO Reg: #2667946


Fall Birding – Ontario Birding Hotspot: Point Pelee National Park
(Road Scholar)

Sep 8 to Sep 15, 2019 – please see link for price

Leader: Tony Beck

Point Pelee is a birding hotspot where thousands of migratory songbirds find refuge in the park’s habitats. Watch and listen for Scarlet Tanager, Indigo Bunting and Wood Warblers in brilliant breeding plumage, and observe Bald Eagle, Red-headed Woodpecker and rare species like Kirtland’s Warbler and Mississippi Kite. Study plumage, voices and behaviors that distinguish one species from the next.

For more information and/or to book this tour, please contact the travel agency directly at
Road Scholar, 11 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111 – USA. Tel: (800) 454-5768, email: contact@roadscholar.org


Namibia: A Desert Landscape & Wildlife Safari
(Quest Nature Tours)

Oct 3 to Oct 15, 2019 – please see link for price

Leader: Tony Beck

Namibia remains an enigma of Africa. Though long inhabited by people, its arid climate and rugged terrain have left it in a relatively pristine state. It is in this context that we’ll discover landscapes and habitats to which even the most extraordinary superlatives won’t do justice. After becoming acquainted with the acacia woodlands of the Central Plateau, we’ll head to our lodge near the biggest sand dunes in the world at Sossusvlei. We’ll explore the dunes on foot while taking extraordinary photographs and being on the lookout for resident wildlife. At Sandwich Bay we explore important coastal wetlands and the rich marine habitats, and in Damaraland we travel dry river beds while on the lookout for desert-adapted African Elephants and more.
Etosha National Park is a quintessential wildlife experience; we should have excellent views of a wide variety of large game animals including Giraffe, Greater Kudu, Gemsbok, Springbok, and the gorgeous Black-faced Impala as they gather around the gleaming white salt pans and congregate at waterholes in the evening. We may also see both species of African rhino. The bird life is impressive throughout and there will many forms of less conspicuous wildlife too!
A trip to unspoiled Namibia is the chance to see surreal landscapes, discover a rich and eclectic heritage, meet wonderfully friendly people and view wildlife to your heart’s content. In additional to the mammals and landscapes, the tremendous bird life and flora always offer significant interest, and the photographic opportunities on this tour are phenomenal.

For more information and/or to book this tour, please contact the travel agency directly at
Quest Nature Tours 491 King Street East, Toronto, ON M5A 1L9 Canada 416.633.5666 ~ TICO Reg: #2667946


Costa Rica – Through The Lens Photo Tour
(Greentours UK)

Oct 29 to Nov 13, 2019 – please see link for price

Leader: Tony Beck

Costa Rica’s stunning landscapes are still largely carpeted in virgin forest and no less than one-quarter of the country is now within national parks or private reserves. This Eden-like natural heritage becomes apparent even on our first day as the fantastically rich fauna and flora announces itself to us, especially the extraordinary number of bird species. There are some 850 in all, nearly 10% of the world total, crammed into a country the size of Holland!
This beautiful country is undoubtedly a feast for the nature photographer. There are abundant butterflies, several species of colourful Poison-arrow Frogs as well as approachable larger animals such as Toucans and Coatis. We’ll concentrate on the macro photography of the often brilliantly-coloured invertebrates, especially butterflies and dragonflies. Our lodges all have feeders bringing a rich variety of bird-life into camera range including lots of iridescent Hummingbirds. Although we are visiting during the wet season this is far and away the best time for diversity of many smaller creatures and most of the rain will fall in the afternoon anyway. We’ll be staying at just four main locations; the mid-altitude forests of Bosque La Paz, remote and peaceful Laguna Lagartos, the highland cloud forests around Savegre and then a lengthy stay on the fabulous Osa Peninsula home to one of the most wildlife rich forests on Earth. Here we’ll stay at the private Cabo Blanco reserve, owned and run by a professional wildlife photographer.

For more information and/or to book this tour, please contact the travel agency directly at
Greentours, Leigh Cottage, Gauledge Lane, Longnor, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 0PA ~ UK. Tel: 01298 83563, email: enquiries@greentours.co.uk

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Always An Adventure is a family company run by Tony Beck & Nina Stavlund. We provide a variety of services & tours focusing on Nature, Wildlife, Birding & Photography. We teach Birdwatching and Photography both independently and through a variety of institutions...........Read More

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Nina Stavlund

Nina is Norwegian by blood, an extensive world traveler, and is now living in Ottawa, Canada. She's also a passionate birder and nature lover, and has logged hundreds of hours of birding the last couple of years. She's a....... Read More

Tony Beck

* PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER and TOUR GUIDE since 1993. * Located in Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA * Sponsored by NIKON of CANADA. I've always loved to share my experiences of the natural world, especially ..........Read More

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