Birding, Natural History, and Educational Adventures
Brazil ~ Mexico ~ Belize ~ Ecuador
Colombia ~ Costa Rica ~ Jamaica
Panama ~ Southeast Arizona
Thanks for visiting my site......and thanks to the friend of a friend or your search engine for getting you here. A little bit about Mark Pretti Nature Tours and my approach to nature-based travel. I do no paid advertising and have relied completely on word of mouth for over seventeen years. About 80% of my trip participants are repeat clients. Rather than have a page with their quotes of praise, I'll let those two facts serve as a humble testimonial to participant satisfaction. My groups are small, usually with a maximum of 8 participants, and the trips are designed to minimize driving time while optimizing field time and seeing, enjoying and learning about the birds, general natural history, and culture of each destination. The pace is relaxed, trip costs are usually less than comparable trips with larger companies, and I make my best effort to support local conservation efforts.
Although you'll read trip descriptions with many species of birds, see extensive trip lists, and see some nice bird photos, please keep in mind that you'll do much more than just "see birds" on my trips. I tend to see each trip as a rich novel with multiple chapters, a varied cast of characters (birds, plants, mammals, herps, people, history, geology, etc.), unique and sometimes surprising plot twists, and most of all a long arc of intricately woven connections that tie the story together.
In my efforts to provide the highest quality trip possible, I scout, organize, and lead all of my trips. I love all things natural, and I greatly enjoy sharing the joy of travel with others ! Please enjoy my site and let me know if you have any questions or would like detailed itineraries or references.
Mark Pretti Nature Tours, L.L.C.