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Keel-billed Toucan, Image by Kristin Brown

Scarlet Macaw, Image by Kristin Brown

Beautiful Antigua, in Guatemala. Image by Steffi Lopez

Guatemala: Birding the Highlands and Lake Atitlán with Gail Garber and Hawks Aloft
January 26 – February 5, 2019

Tucked into the beautiful highlands of the Sierra Madre range in Guatemala is beautiful Lake Atitlán, whose name is derived from the Nahuatl language, meaning “at the water.” Here, at high elevations in the heart of Central America, Gail and Hawks Aloft are partnering with Holbrook Travel and Flyway Expeditions to bring our friends an experience like no other. During this 10-day journey, we’ll seek out rare and native species in this region of Guatemala, which is nestled in the middle of one of the world’s prime migratory corridors. We also will have the opportunity to connect with locals who care about conservation through Audubon’s bird-tourism initiative, Santiago Atitlán. A portion of the proceeds of this excursion will be donated to conservation efforts in Guatemala as well as the conservation efforts of Hawks Aloft..

Guatemalan Hand Weavers, Image by Etel Castillo

Highlights

  • Explore San Juan Laguna, a village known for its many women’s cooperatives, and meet some of the entrepreneurs who weave traditional textiles there.
  • Bird the lower and upper trails at Los Tarrales, with the goal of seeing the Long-tailed Manakin’s impressive courtship display.
  • Visit Corazón del Bosque Reserve for the chance to see Mountain Trogon, Spotted Woodcreeper, White-naped Brush-Finch, and with luck, the uncommon Pink-headed Warbler.
  • Visit Asociación Vivamos Mejor (AVM), a private nonprofit development organization committed to improving the quality of life of rural communities surrounding Lake Atitlán.

Meet your leader:  Gail Garber

Gail Garber, Executive Director, discovered her passion for birds nearly 30 years ago. Since then, she has dedicated her life to avian studies, education, and other aspects of Hawks Aloft. She has traveled extensively for birding, including much of the U.S. as well as Canada, Venezuela, Honduras, United Arab Emirates, Kenya, and Tanzania. She has lead birding tours to New Zealand, Ecuador, Costa Rica, and closer afield within the U.S. Garber is a popular speaker for adult programs throughout the Albuquerque area and at birding festivals in New Mexico and Colorado where she regularly leads raptor tours at various events, sharing her love of birding and conservation.

Land Cost  $2,565  Per person

March 12, 2019

Over The Mountain Quilt Guild

Tijeras, NM

Contact:  Holly Plugge

 

March 22-23, 2019

Mixed Sampler Quilt Guild

Scandia, MN

Contact:  Anne Hurlburt

 

May 1-2, 2019

Cibolo Creek Quilter’s Guild 

Quilt Conference

Boerne, TX

Contact: Judi Burr

 

May 15-16, 2019

Highland Lakes Quilt Guild

Marble Falls, TX

Contact:  Jo McWilliams

 

May 17-18, 2019

New Braunfels Area Quilt Guild

New Braunfels, TX

Contact:  Sharon Schaefer

 

June 20-22, 2019

Illini Prairie Quilt Guild

Robinson, IL

Contact:  Barbara Harrington

 

September 11-14, 2019

AQS Fall Paducah

Paducah, KY

Contact to be updated as information is available

September 16-17, 2019

Hill Country Quilt Guild

Kerrville, TX

Contact:  Jo Locke

 

November 9-18, 2019

Discover the Darien and Canal Zones of Panama

With

Gail Garber, Hawks Aloft, and the Canopy Family!

Harpy Eagle. Image courtesy of the Canopy Family.

Panama is a biologically and culturally diverse country connecting North and South America. It is a haven for wildlife watchers of all kinds, especially birders. The Canopy Family has operated ecotourism lodges in Panama since 1999. Their mission is “to share the nature, history and culture of the Republic of Panamá with passion and enthusiasm, focused on customer satisfaction and guided by the principles of conservation and social responsibility.”

Gail is the founder and Executive Director or Hawks Aloft, Inc.,  based in Albuquerque, NM.  Founded in 1994, Hawks Aloft works to conserve indigenous wild birds and their habitats through avian research, conservation education, raptor rescue, and cooperation with others. Gail and Hawks Aloft have offered trips to Ecuador, Peru, Guatemala, and other international destinations at least once a year to experience diverse wildlife and new cultures. Join Gail and Hawks Aloft and the Canopy Family on the trip of a lifetime!

Trip Highlights

  • Look for Harpy Eagles!
  • Visit the Darién region of Panama, a vast area of the eastern part of the country with no roads and diverse wildlife. Stay at the Canopy Family’s Canopy Camp.
  • Explore local culture, including a native Embera village.Relax and enjoy rainforest-level views from the famous Canopy Tower.

Meet your leader:  Gail Garber

Gail Garber, Executive Director, discovered her passion for birds nearly 30 years ago. Since then, she has dedicated her life to avian studies, education, and other aspects of Hawks Aloft. She has traveled extensively for birding, including much of the U.S. as well as Canada, Venezuela, Honduras, United Arab Emirates, Kenya, and Tanzania. She has lead birding tours to New Zealand, Ecuador, Costa Rica, and closer afield within the U.S. Garber is a popular speaker for adult programs throughout the Albuquerque area and at birding festivals in New Mexico and Colorado where she regularly leads raptor tours at various events, sharing her love of birding and conservation.

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May 12 – 13, 2020

Hearts and Hands Quilt Guild

O’Fallon, IL

Contact: Jana Bechtoldt

 

 August 13 – 16, 2020

Back by popular demand!  A multi-day Design Workshop!

The Main House Retreat at Creations

Kerrville, TX

Contact:  Kathy Thompson or Julie Milam