Zodiac Cruising in Antarctica

Brian Gibbons

Brian Gibbons

Brian grew up in suburban Dallas where he began exploring the wild world in local creeks and parks. His childhood was occupied chasing butterflies and any animal that crossed his path. A wooden bird feeder kit sparked a flame that was stoked by the Golden Guide and family camping trips to various Texas state parks. Though birds are now his primary interest, he is captivated by all things wild. After college, Brian undertook a variety of field biology research jobs that have taken him to the Caribbean, the Bering Sea, and arctic Alaska. For many years Brian’s field research has involved banding, his most amazing recoveries were a female Wilson’s warbler that had been banded in Alaska, then found by Brian in Colorado, and a sooty tern that perished after a hurricane on the Texas coast; it had plied the Gulf of Mexico and the oceans of the world for 24 years. Brian’s recreational bird-seeking has taken him to Machu Picchu in Peru, the Great Wall in China, and the Himalayas in Nepal. He enjoys working with kids, hoping to spark environmental awareness through birds.

Brian's Upcoming Expeditions

  • Brown Bluff, Antarctic Peninsula

    Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands

    January 5January 26, 2017

    Following in Sir Ernest Shackleton’s footsteps, explore the White Continent’s rugged landscape, meeting vast penguin colonies in South Georgia and the South Orkney Islands, greeting albatross in the Falkland Islands, and enjoying every long moment of daylight in the austral summer.

  • Suwarrow Atoll

    Faces of Polynesia: Fiji to Tahiti

    October 22November 7, 2017

    Your journey through a South Pacific paradise includes fabled Fiji and Tahiti—of course—while also immersing you in the incredible natural beauty and friendly peoples of lesser-traveled Tonga, Wallis & Futuna, and Cook Islands.