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'


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

Violet-green Swallow, by L. Pellegrini

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

Leader: Kevin Burke

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

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 1-9, 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

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

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

Satyr Tragopan

"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