Bob Szaro

Bob Szaro

Bob Szaro grew up fascinated by nature and started bird-watching while in grade school. His love of birds has led to travels and research around the world, including many trips to Central and South America. His passion for different cultures, natural history and photography has led to his exploring the variety of landscapes found in Costa Rica starting in 1982, from the cloud forests of Monteverde to the dry forests of Guanacaste. Bob retired in 2008 as Chief Scientist for Biology for the US Geological Survey in Reston, Virginia. Bob received a Dual Bachelors Degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology from Texas A&M University (1970), a Masters Degree in Zoology from the University of Florida (1972), and a Doctoral Degree in Ecology from Northern Arizona University (1976). He also completed the Senior Executive Fellows program at Harvard University (1993). Bob currently serves as a consultant to the Smithsonian Institution on biodiversity, climate change, and tiger conservation.


Terrific person, very knowledgeable. It was a privilege to have him. 

Previous Journeys Traveler


Machu Picchu & the Galápagos

15 days | Starting at: $8,093
Sep 20, 2014 - Oct 4, 2014
Apr 25, 2015 - May 9, 2015
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Legendary Peru

11 days | Starting at: $4,749
Oct 8, 2014 - Oct 18, 2014
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Splendors of Australia and New Zealand

22 days | Starting at: $9,257
Nov 22, 2014 - Dec 13, 2014
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Costa Rica's Natural Treasures

12 days | Starting at: $3,681
Feb 9, 2015 - Feb 20, 2015
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African Safari

14 days | Starting at: $7,954
May 31, 2015 - Jun 13, 2015
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