Logistics

Private Tours Logistics

IndiGo Birding offers all kinds of tours, from all-day birding trips to short natural history hikes in the nearby forest. What I do most is customized tours, designed specifically for you and your group.

Costs

The cost for each personalized tour is calculated per tour, not per person.  The cost is calculated by adding the $50 base fee and the $20/hour rate.  Therefore, the cost of a three-hour tour is $110 for your group ($50 + ($20 X 3 hours)). Similarly, an eight-hour tour would cost $210.  The cost does not change if you are by yourself or if you have a group of five.  Most of the tours have a suggested length so that you know the approximate cost as you consider booking a tour.  Payments are due on the day of the tour (cash or check preferred, credit cards accepted).  The cost of large group tours and public presentations are calculated on an individual basis.

Meals

Depending on the length of the tour, meals can be planned for the tour group. We can stop at a convenient restaurant to eat or pack our own lunches. I will provide snacks and drinks on all tours, but you are welcome to bring any snacks or drinks that you prefer.

Optics

Celestron is the official sponsor of IndiGo Birding Nature Tours!  Several models of Celestron binoculars and a Celestron Regal M2 80ED spotting scope will be available for your use.  Using great optics can truly change your birding experience!

Dave with Celestron

Weather

In case of inclement weather, a tour can be rescheduled if a suitable date and time can be found for both parties.  If necessary, a tour can be cancelled at no cost.  Please be respectful of my time by cancelling a tour as early as possible.

 

Transportation

I provide transportation from Bloomington for groups of 5 or less, which is the number my Honda Odyssey can seat comfortably.  For groups outside of Bloomington, I can either meet you at the destination or pick you up along the way.  I will gladly customize the logistics for each individual tour.

If you have an idea for another tour in mind, please contact me.  I am always looking for new offerings that appeal to my guests.