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'


Great Bustard by Inglorious Bustards

Spain: Birds & Wine!
The Strait of Gibraltar, Coto Doñana, & Extremadura
May 18 -31, 2019

Leader: Simon Thompson

& Local Guide

A male Kirtland's Warbler sings from atop a jack pine. Photo by L. Pellegrini

Michigan Kirtland’s Warblers
& The Upper Peninsula
May 31 – June 9, 2019

Leader: Keith Watson

Beautiful scenery awaits those who hike up to Mt. Rogers

Weekend at Mt. Rogers
Grayson & Smyth Counties, VA
June 7-9, 2019

Leader: Clifton Avery

Great Crested Grebe

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

Leader: Simon Thompson

1 Space Available *

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

European Bee-eater by Inglorious Bustards

Spain: Birds & Wine!
Extremadura, Coto Doñana, & the Straits of Gibraltar
August 1 – 14, 2019

Leader: Aaron Steed

& Local Guide

The famed Bran Castle in Transylvania is thought to have served as one of the main inspirations for Bram Stoker’s imagining of Castle Dracula.

Birds & Castles in the Land of Dracula
August 30 – September 12, 2019

Leader: Aaron Steed

Violet-green Swallow, by L. Pellegrini

Washington State ‘Pacific Northwest Birding’
August 21-30, 2019

Leader: Kevin Burke


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

The marvelous Resplendent Quetzal is one of the many avian jewels seen on our Guatemala Venture. Photo by Larry Pellegrini

Guatemalan Highlands:
Quetzals, Guans, & Hummingbirds
November 30 - December 7, 2019
With Optional Extension To:
Tikal National Park
December 7 – 10, 2019

Leader: Aaron Steed


The beautiful Santa Marta Parakeet, one of the endemic targets of this tour. Photo by Luis Urueña

Northern Colombia Endemics:
Atlantic Coast, Santa Marta,
& the Perija Mountains
December 7-18, 2019

Leader: Clifton Avery

James’s Flamingo by © Seriema Nature Tours

Venture to Central and NW Argentina
“Rheas, Condors and Flamingos”
Dec 27, 2019 – Jan 9, 2020

Leader: Simon Thompson

A Semiplumbeous Hawk observes our group from above.

Panama: Canopy Camp
‘World Class Birding in the Darien’
January 24-31, 2020

Leader: Aaron Steed


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

‘Owls & Winter Finches’
Venture to Northern Minnesota
February 2-7, 2020

Leader: Kevin Burke



Satyr Tragopan

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

Leader: Aaron Steed