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'

 

* Trip is Full Waiting List Only *

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

Peru: Amazon Cruise

Peru: Amazon Cruise
Exploring the Amazon, Ucayali,
& Marañon Rivers
November 8-17, 2019


Leader: Aaron Steed

* Trip is Full Waiting List Only *

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

Maroon-bellied Parakeet

Southeast Brazil Regua Lodge, Rio de Janeiro
Critically Endangered Rainforest II
November 27 – December 4, 2019


Leaders: Simon Thompson

 

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

 

Common Goldeneye by Doug Johnston

Virginia’s Eastern Shore & Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel
January 10-14, 2020


Leader: Kevin Burke

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black-chested Mountain-Tanager by Simon Thompson

Ecuador’s Fabulous Hummingbirds
February 5-15, 2020

This tour may easily be taken in conjunction

with our Sani Lodge on the Rio Napo, Ecuador trip:
February 15-23, 2020


Leader: Simon Thompson

& Local Guide

 

 

A typical flock of Sandhill Cranes at Hiwassee Refuge. Photo by Simon Thompson

‘Cranes Galore & More’
Hiwassee Refuge & Chattanooga, TN
February 14-16, 2020


Leader: Kevin Burke

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hoatzin by Ventures Birding Tours

Hoatzins and Giant Otters
Sani Lodge on the Rio Napo, Ecuador
February 15-23, 2020

This tour may easily be taken in conjunction

with our regular Hummingbirds of Ecuador trip:
February 5-15, 2020


Leader: Simon Thompson

& Local Guide

 

 

Medieval town of Alquezar at dusk

Venture to the Plains, Pyrenees,
& Ebro Delta of Northeast Spain
Lammergeiers, Wallcreepers,& Dupont’s Lark
March 1-8, 2020


Leader: Aaron Steed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ferruginous Hawk in flight. Photo by Larry Umthum

Platte River, Nebraska
‘Birding the Great Plains’
March 14-21, 2020


Leader: Michael Plauché

 

Greater Sage-Grouse by Simon Thompson

Grouse of Colorado
April 3 - 12, 2020


Leader: Michael Plauché

Red-cockaded Woodpecker

Longleaf Pine Savannah of the Carolina Sandhills
April 24-26, 2020


Leader: Michael Plauché

 

Satyr Tragopan

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


Leader: Aaron Steed

 

 

The fantastic Eurasian Hoopoe is just one of the many birds we should see on our Italy tour.

Italy’s Parma and Po Delta Regions
May 7 – May 18, 2020


Leader: Keith Watson

 

 

 

Demoiselle Cranes by John Donelson

Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan
Steppes, Mountains, Deserts
and Ancient Cities
May 17- June 7, 2020


Leader: Simon Thompson

 

Kirtland's Warbler (m) - Michigan by Larry Pellegrini

Michigan Kirtland’s Warblers &
The Upper Peninsula
May 29 – June 7, 2020


Leader: Keith Watson

 

 

Mount Tindaya, Fuerteventura © Derrick Dunbar - Dreamstime.com

Venture to Spain’s Canary Islands
Endemics, Volcanoes, & Stargazing
June 23-29, 2020


Leader: Aaron Steed