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Following Flammulated Owls in the Western U.S.

Program Duration

1-2 Week


Visit our website for date availabilities.

Travel Types

  • Birdwatching
  • Eco Tours
  • Ecology
  • Hiking
  • Nature Tours
  • Trekking


No experience is necessary – all you will need is enthusiasm and the desire to make a difference. For more than 40 years Earthwatch Institute has pioneered the involvement of ordinary people in peer-reviewed scientific research worldwide. By joining an Earthwatch Expedition, you have a unique opportunity to get up-close and personal with some of the world’s rarest animals and visit remote and beautiful locations, while directly supporting conservation science. We offer life enhancing experiences in nearly 50 countries each year, with projects for teens, adults, and families.


  • English

Cost in US$:

2,050 - 3,150

Cost Includes:

  • Written materials abroad
  • Written materials pre-departure
  • In-country staff support
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Emergency evacuation services
  • Medical services
  • Medical insurance
  • Food
  • Housing

Program Fees Include:

Our volunteers not only contribute essential funds that help to cover the cost of the research, but also, through their inspiration and effort, they provide the people power without which many of our vital projects simply couldn’t take place. We are a non-profit organization but accommodation, meals, insurance, training and transport in the field are also included in your contribution cost. As a non-profit organization that supports scientific research, your contribution and airfare costs are usually tax-deductible for U.S. citizens.

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Biological Research
  • Conservation
  • Eco-tourism
  • Environment
  • Tourism
  • Wildlife

Typical Volunteer

Earthwatch expeditions appeal to a variety of people, including students, retirees, families, educators, and anyone seeking an exciting journey that enables them to give back to the environment. Our expeditions have a wide range of activity levels, from hiking intensive to easy expeditions with limited physical activity. There is an Earthwatch expedition out there for everyone!

This Program is open to

American, European, Canadian, Australian, Kiwi, Worldwide, Asian and South African Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Dormitory
  • Other

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

in Groups

Scholarships are Available

Very limited fellowships may be available, mainly for high-school students and educators. Visit our website for more information.

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application
  • Other
  • Physical Exam/Health Records

Typically The Application Process Time is


Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network
  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad