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'

 

2 Spaces Available *

Giant Hummingbird by Dawn Hannay

Ecuador’s Fabulous Hummingbirds
March 1-10, 2019


Leader: Simon Thompson

& Susan Campbell

 

Trip is Full Waiting List Only *

Harlequin Duck by Simon Thompson

Iceland
"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

Morocco
“Atlantic Coast, Deserts & High Atlas Mountains”
April 14-28, 2019


Leader: Simon Thompson

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 8 – May 19, 2019


Leader: Keith Watson

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

England
“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
"Birds-of-Paradise"
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.
by bran-castle.com

Romania:
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: Aaron Steed

James’s Flamingo by © Seriema Nature Tours

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


Leader: Mark Welford

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

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


Leader: Aaron Steed