Ventures Tours


'We offer an increasing number of tours annually throughout the USA and worldwide, ranging from laid-back, relaxed birding trips that include a healthy dose of cultural and/or historical attractions to more comprehensive birding adventures fit for the more intrepid travelers'


Harlequin Ducks by Ventures Birding Tours

Eastern Shore & Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel
January 10-14, 2019

Leader: Simon Thompson


A majestic Great Gray Owl - seen on last year's trip! Photo by participant Alan Lenk

Northern Minnesota
‘Owls & Winter Finches’
February 1-6, 2019

Leader: Kevin Burke


Trip is Full Waiting List Only *


South Africa
"Endemics, Lions, & Spectacular Scenery"
February 4-19, 2019
Optional Cape Town Extension:
Feb 19-22, 2019

Leader: Simon Thompson


Northern Emerald Toucanet. Photo by L. Pellegrini

Panama: Canopy Lodge & Canopy Tower Camp
“Superb Rainforest Birding”
February 20-28, 2019

Leader: Aaron Steed

Giant Hummingbird by Dawn Hannay

Ecuador’s Fabulous Hummingbirds
March 1-10, 2019

Leader: Simon Thompson

& Susan Campbell

Harlequin Duck by Simon Thompson

"Northern Lights and Winter Birding"
March 21-28, 2019

Leader: Simon Thompson

Rufous-tailed Jacamar (male) by Aaron Steed

Trinidad & Tobago
"Piping Guans, Motmots, & Bellbirds"
April 1-11, 2019

Leader: Emilie Travis

Moussier’s Redstart by Simon Thompson

“Atlantic Coast, Deserts & High Atlas Mountains”
April 14-30, 2019

Leader: Simon Thompson

Great Crested Grebe

“East Anglia & Yorkshire”
June 10 – 22, 2019

Leader: Simon Thompson

Blyth’s Hornbill by Ventures Birding Tours

Pre-tour to New Britain
June 30-July 7, 2019

This tour may easily be taken in conjunction with our Papua New Guinea tour: July 7-21, 2019

Leaders: Simon Thompson & Mark Welford

Rufous-bellied Kookaburra

Papua New Guinea
July 7-21, 2019


Leaders: Simon Thompson & Mark Welford

The striking Montezuma Quail is one of our main targets on our Arizona trip.

Southeastern Arizona Specialties
Hummingbirds, Trogons, Sparrows, & More
July 7-16, 2019

Leaders: Aaron Steed & Kevin Burke

Kagu @Mark Welford 2018

Endemic-Rich Pacific Island Of New Caledonia
July 23-29, 2019

Leader: Simon Thompson

The Yellow Rail very rarely poses for photographs! 
Photo by J. Petranka

“Rice and Rails” Festival, Jennings, Louisiana
October 29 – November 3, 2019

Leader: Ashley Peele

Red-necked Tanager by Ventures Birding Tours

Southeast Brazil Regua Lodge, Rio de Janeiro
Critically Endangered Rainforest
November 22-30, 2019

Leaders: Simon Thompson & Mark Welford



Satyr Tragopan

"Birds & Culture in the Land of the Thunder Dragon"
April 26-May 10, 2020

Leader: Aaron Steed