Website for Mark S. Garland

Garland Cunningham LLC

As you probably know, Mark Garland is a naturalist who leads lots of field trips and tours (biography here).  While he is now mostly retired, he still plans to lead a few field trips and give a few presentations each year for the foreseeable future.  This website is designed to provide information about upcoming activities along with photo-filled reports of recent field trips.  We are leading a few tours for organizations, and also planning and running the occasional trip for private groups.  Get a few friends together if you'd like for us to plan and/or lead a trip for your group.

What this page is about

See photos from a trip to Uganda in early 2020 by clicking here.  Other 2020 trips were cancelled due to the pandemic.

Click here for galleries from these 2019 trips:   Panama, Oregon, Alaska, Costa Rica, West Virginia/Ohio, and even some shots from Cape May.

Previous Trips

Here are some journeys from recent years:

Mark once again will be the Session Director at the National Audubon Society's Hog Island Camp May 26 - 31, 2024, Spring Migration and Monhegan Island Session.  He will be working with exceptional instructors Holly Merker and Tom Reed, along with the very talented Hog Island staff.


     Like everyone else, I stayed close to home for almost all of 2020.  Fortunately home is Cape May, and I always took my camera along on my daily walks.  Enjoy the cycle of a year in Cape May through photographs here.

To see the list of birds in Mark's program, "101 Great Birds from Around the World," click here.


     I did it again in 2021!  To see highlights from Cape May in 2021, month by month, please click here.

To see the list of wildflowers in Mark's program, "Wildflowers of Washington's Olympic Mountains," click here.

Mark has been giving presentations to various groups via Zoom.    Finally he is giving talks in person, as well.  Reference material for two such talks may be accessed below:

Mark will be guiding and speaking at the 2024 New River Birding and Nature Festival, April 30 - May 5, 2024. Click here for details.

We managed to run two private trips in 2021, in August to Costa Rica (left) and in September to Yellowstone and vicinity (right); click for photos.

     Like many organizations, Nature Forward (formerly Audubon Naturalist Society) saw its travel program come to a halt during the COVID pandemic.  Mark has agreed to help get the program going again,  leading a trip to the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, Nov. 28 - Dec. 8, 2023, and he is scheduled to lead an expedition cruise to the Arctic regions of Canada and Greenland, Aug. 3 - 15, 2024, (  

BIG NEWS: Mark will be co-leading a trip to Antarctica, South Georgia, and the Falkland Island for the prestigious Victor Emanuel Nature Tours, beginning Dec. 18, 2024. Click for details.