Travel with Portland Audubon to a cultural and biodiversity hotspot of our southern neighbor. On this 11-day trip, we’ll travel with our local guide through mountain scrub to tropical deciduous forests. We’ll visit cultural sites, search for endemic species, and enjoy a boat ride to see the pelagic birds of the Pacific Ocean.Register
Rest stops: Many
Sun exposure: Full sun. Sunscreen and hats recommended.
Amenities: We aim to provide formal bathroom stops every two hours.
Distance: Expect 2-3 miles of hiking per day
Elevation changes: Some hikes will be in mountainous terrain
Trail: A variety of trail types, from packed earth single track to paved road
- Trip Leaders: Brodie Cass Talbott and Camelia Zollars
- Dates: December 3-13, 2023
- Fee: $4,295 members / $4,795 non-members
- Single supplement: $550
- Deposit: $2150
- Group size: Limited to 10 participants
- Fee Includes: All lodging, ground transport, all food and beverages, park entrance fees, guide fees, boat fees
- Fee Does Not Include: Airfare – Flying into Oaxaca City (OAX), flying out of Huatulco (HUX)
Brodie Cass Talbott
Brodie works as an educator with Portland Audubon. After many years of wildland firefighting and leading river tours, he spent six years living and teaching across Asia, where his interest in birds became his passion. He has birded across five continents, and uses his experience in education and ecotourism to share his love of the outdoors with people from all ages, backgrounds, and abilities, with an eye towards increasing access to wild spaces for people from diverse communities.
Camelia is a new addition to the Portland Audubon team, joining in January 2022. She grew up surrounded by Joshua Trees in the high desert of Southern California, with the majority of her life never exploring the outdoors. This changed in 2015 when she began working for a historic nature center in Northern California. It was there she began learning about the natural world around her, especially birds. She became filled with wonder and curiosity. Camelia has studied African Studies at the University of Ghana and obtained a BS degree in Business Management and Leadership from Portland State University. During this time, she also completed a yearlong internship with the PSU Outdoor Leadership Development program.