Birding with Michael Carmody of Legacy Tours
For nearly thirty years Michael Carmody has led birding tours for small groups and custom parties. During three decades of full-time guiding several thousand serious birders have joined with Michael Carmody to target Mexico’s one-hundred plus endemic birds, benefiting from his expert planning and broad site knowledge to score a brilliantly successful birding experience. Michael Carmody continues to be the preferred “Top Guide” for birders within the various endemic-rich regions of Mexico: (1) Central Mexico’s Endemics (Finest Birding Route in North America), (2) Northern Mexico’s Summer Breeders (Eared Quetzal, Thick-billed and Maroon-fronted parrots), (3) Oaxaca’s Southern Highlands & Sierra Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz, (4) Baja California Sur (Sierra la Laguna) & Northwestern Mexico (San Blas & the Durango Hwy), (5) El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve (Horned Guan), (6) Chiapas’ extensive Caribbean rainforests, and (7) Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula & Isla Cozumel.
For the past twenty years Michael Carmody has organized ‘far-away’ birding tours in which he always participates as either first or second guide. These adventures, though always focused on birds, include at least a limited exposure to countries being visited, combined with a discerning tour pace that embraces group activities, daily meals and nightly accommodations. Countries visited following this pleasant ‘Heritage-Style‘ trip format have included Costa Rica, Venezuela, Argentina, Belize, Honduras, Cuba, Ecuador, Peru, Panama, Australia, Italy, and Mexican NCL Cruises. Destinations currently on the Tour Calendar include Mainland Chile, Georgia & Armenia, South Korea, Southern Spain, and Puerto Rico & the Greater Antilles.