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Adventure Travel

Join one of these popular domestic or international birding trips sponsored by Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society, other Audubon chapters, or our supporters. These trips feature knowledgeable leaders and destinations that are famous for wonderful birding and wildlife watching. These trips involve travel by planes; see our Field Seminars or Field Trips if you are interested in something closer to home.


Unless otherwise listed, contact SCVAS at for more information.


Cheesemans' Ecology Safaris

Cheesemans’ Ecology Safaris are longtime supporters of SCVAS. Doug, Gail, and Ted Cheeseman, along with other experts, lead in-depth tours to the world’s richest ecosystems renowned for distinctive wildlife and stunning nature. All their trips feature maximum time out in nature, action-packed wildlife photography, knowledgeable and enthusiastic leadership, and custom itineraries perfected since 1980. Here are a few of their favorite destinations:




Africa - The destination that started it all. Doug and Gail Cheeseman have led over 70 very popular safaris to East Africa including Tanzania and Kenya. Witness the largest spectacle of mammals on earth. See current offerings at
Antarctica - Since 1994, Cheesemans’ has operated comprehensive expeditions to Antarctica. Marvel at the abundance of wildlife in the face of a severe yet beautiful landscape. Find yourself in a colony of 100,000 penguins passionately displaying during the short Antarctic summer. See current offerings at
Arctic - Home to snowy wide-open vistas and Polar Bears, this land of the midnight sun offers unique opportunities for arctic photography and wildlife watching as we cruise the remote islands of Svalbard and Franz Josef Land. See current offerings at