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Birding tours for the 99%.
Here is the paradox. With 45 million people identifying themselves as birdwatchers in the US it is less than 1% who would qualify as traditional birders being members in a birdwatching club, participating on organized field trips and would pay for guided birdwatching excursions and tours.
So why are there so few birding tours for the 99%? What is wrong with most birdwatching tours? Why don’t 44.5 million US birdwatchers take any birding trips? How can that potential market be untapped?
The birding world is changing. There is a revolution going on with more and more people becoming interesting in birds, but the new birders are not necessarily listers. This is an analysis what this means and how these changes have become a challange for bird tour operators as well as birding clubs.
We are not afraid of trying new concepts at Kolibri Expeditions, to give our clients what they deserve. We introduced ultra-short birding trips of only 5 days for the very busy, fixed departures as well as specific combos with culture or with photography for those that value more than just birding. We are now offering a money back guarantee if you are not 100% satisfied for selected trips..
Our new US birding tours. It is not very well known, but Kolibri Expeditions has recently started offering birding tours in North America. Together with Chris West, we have put together some samples itineraries to California, Colorado and Arizona. More are…