Some Things we Recommend you Bring

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(General list for all tours – specific destinations may need further recommendations)

Binoculars (the guides cannot lend theirs)

A spotting scope and tripod or window mount (optional)

Field guides

Any other birding equipment

Photographic equipment (optional)

Spare batteries for photographic and other gear

Flashlight/torch/headlamp with spare batteries

Toiletries

Personal medication (including anti-malaria drugs). We recommend packing important medication (and a change of clothes) in your hand luggage in the unlikely event of lost luggage.

Some countries might require a valid Yellow Fever Certificate, and we advise visiting a travel clinic or your family doctor and visiting the Center for Disease Control website for health advice.

Rain gear

Alarm clock

Passport and, if required, visas

Copies of passport, medical insurance policies, and other important documents, which can be left with the Birding Ecotours office or at your home.

Money for alcoholic beverages, gifts, tips, items of a personal nature, etc. Traveler’s checks are often difficult to use except in the USA, but Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted, including for drawing local currency at ATM’s.

Hiking boots plus another pair of shoes and sandals

Swimming gear

Cap/hat and dark glasses

Sunscreen

Mosquito repellent

Long-sleeved clothes as a precaution against biting insects

For more information, check your specific tour FAQ

or Call 614-969-8925

How to dress for a Birding Tour

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