CBC Bonus Field Trips
Bonus Field Trips are open only to CBC members in good standing (i.e., your dues must be paid up). Would you like to go on a field trip but aren't a CBC member? It is perfectly OK to join the CBC at the same time you register for a field trip. Information on joining the CBC can be found on our membership page.
Upcoming Bonus Field Trips
Blue Ridge Parkway/Blowing Rock April 27–28, 2019. Join us as we seek out and enjoy early spring migrants on the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway and in the mountains and valleys near Blowing Rock, North Carolina!
Ecuador March 1–10, 2019.
Ecuador is the size of the state of Georgia, yet 1,540 species of birds have been recorded in the country. Of these 133 are hummingbirds. On this Venture we'll travel across the Andes, seeing a dazzling display of tanagers, flycatchers and hummingbirds; over high, windswept pass to relict patches of polylepis forest for the endemic Black-breasted Puffleg (very rare); through Chocó cloudforest, where we hope to find such regional hummingbird endemics as Empress Brilliant, Velvet-purple Coronet; and lower elevation forest on the east slope where we should see Golden-tailed Sapphire, Wire-crested Thorntail and the dramatic Black-throated Brilliant. Our accommodation will be comfortable and convenient to the best birding spots across the Ecuadorian Andes. The food is excellent and the people very friendly. If you have never been to South America before, this trip to Ecuador will open your eyes to the beauty and diversity of hummingbirds in South America.
Costa Rica. This 9 full day birding tour will visit some of the best areas on the Caribbean slope and lowlands of Costa Rica as well as the highlands on the slopes of two volcanoes.