I led my final tour to Trinidad & Tobago in January 2018, my 94th to that country. If you’d like to read the trip report, click here. I have no further commercial birding tours planned at this time, but I would be happy to recommend some if you’re looking.
Since leading the tour mentioned above, April and I have visited Morocco, Spain, Italy, Greece, Ecuador (the eastern Andes Mountains and the Galapagos Islands), and Belize. My daughter and I recently visited the Galapagos. Until the coronavirus appeared, April and I had planned to bird with friends and to visit people in Oregon (Malheur NWR), Washington, and Alaska (Nome and Barrow). But now, like much of the world, we are under a statewide lockdown until the coronavirus runs its course. Well, there’s no place like home!
We hope you stay healthy, that wash your hands frequently, and if you live in the USA, that you awaken on November 4 with a mentally stable president elect.
Bill Murphy: Veteran T&T birding tour guide, author of A Birdwatchers’ Guide to Trinidad & Tobago
Although we went with the highest possible expectations of this trip, these were exceeded rather than tuned down, which would be normal under these circumstances. So a big THANK YOU for indeed the most wonderful trip we ever had.
Keith mentioned, and you certainly can use this comment and any others that we’ve made, that is was the best trip of his life. Now that is saying something. People can’t believe he is making such a strong statement about the trip, but nonetheless that’s exactly what he has said. Thanks again
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip with you to T&T. We especially appreciated how well-planned everything was and how hard you worked, both before and during the trip, to be sure that we had the best birding experience possible. Your knowledge is awesome! As a result of your diligence we added an astounding 104 bird species to our life list! Thank you for a great trip!
Just wanted you to know that I returned from an absolutely marvelous birding trip in Trinidad. The birds were great, accommodations and food almost luxurious, group was wonderful, price unbeatable, and best of all the trip leader was not only par excellent in Trinidad birding but a great organizer and person… You can see I am a bit high on this – I’ll try to think of some downsides and will let you know, but don’t expect to hear any.
We had such a great time with you and all of the gang, it was a fabulous adventure. Cuffie River was one of the loveliest places we have stayed — Regina and staff, swimming pool, food, birds, Desmond — every part of it, even those noisy ‘alarm clock’ birds. Thank you again for your guiding expertise and putting together a wonderful experience.
I never did tell you how much I admire your grammar. I have rarely been around anyone for a prolonged period of time who spoke as precisely and correctly (and informatively, I might add) as you. It was a definite pleasure to have accompanied you to Trinidad and Tobago. I get a thrill just thinking about my lifetime supply of Red-billed Tropicbirds!
Bill, what a wonderful trip. Lynn and I had just a wonderful time. Best ever!! … You did a wonderful job.
Friends and associates in Logan refuse to ask me anymore about the trip; they’re tired of the gushing verbal onslaught that ensues. You are a wonder of wonders, Bill, and a fine guide as well.v