Small groups, big adventures. Photo Aaron Lang.
Based in Homer, Alaska, we specialize in crafting birding and ecotourism adventures designed for those in search of birds, wildlife, and wild places. Specializing in remote destinations, unique experiences, and wilderness travel, Wilderness Birding Adventures (WBA) has been the company of choice for those seeking to bird Alaska with Alaskans. With the most complete selection of birding trips offered in Alaska, we welcome novice and experienced birders alike, and are happy to assist you in finding your dream trip. If you enjoy observing and learning about birds, wildlife, landscapes, and fascinating places then you’ll love our trips. From a remote base camp in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to serious birding tours on a Bering Sea island, we design and deliver impeccably organized and professionally guided trips to Alaska’s birding hotspots and to its little known hideaways.
Where ever we go, we create adventures that we would want to take ourselves—small group expeditions to interesting places. We’re motivated by quality, not quantity. Most of our trips are limited to 10 or fewer participants with two leaders which ensures plenty of individual attention and a comfortable camaraderie between guests. Our leaders are professional and fun. They’re birders and naturalists who love what they do and it shows in the high marks they receive from our participants and in the number of guests we have returning each year for more.
Bob Dittrick and Lisa Moorehead began WBA in 1986 as a way to bird intriguing destinations and to share their enjoyment of exploration and adventure. The same year, in a land far away, Aaron Lang was struck by the curious behavior of a Northern Flicker in his backyard and his birding obsession was launched.
These paths crossed late in 2001 and the next spring Aaron was leading trips for WBA, a habit which he’s found difficult to shake. It didn’t take long for Aaron to realize that leading trips and exploring wild places with interesting people was his dream job, and he embraced the care, dedication, and concern for conservation that Bob and Lisa poured into every wilderness birding adventure. So in 2013, after 27 years of introducing thousands of birders, photographers, and naturalists to Alaska’s wonders Bob and Lisa took a step back, and after 11 years of leading WBA tours, Aaron and his wife Robin took a step forward. Bob and Lisa remain involved in WBA behind the scenes and as tour leaders. Freed now from the obligation of running a business, they look forward to guiding a few trips, and watching WBA continue to help people explore Alaska and beyond.
Roles change. Tradition, philosophy and attitude don’t. Our entire team is as eager as ever to share their love of birds, wildlife, cultures and wild places with you!