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 *

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


Leader: 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

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

Green Jay by Ventures Birding Tours

Rio Grande Valley of South Texas
March 26 – April 5, 2020


Leader: Simon Thompson

 

Greater Sage-Grouse by Simon Thompson

Grouse of Colorado
April 3 - 12, 2020


Leader: Michael Plauché

 

The stunning male Snowcap. © Ondřej Prosický. Dreamstime.com

Rancho Naturalista, Costa Rica
April 13-22, 2020


Leader: Kevin Burke

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

Sunrise at Snowbird Mtn Lodge

Snowbird Mountain Lodge, Graham County,
Western North Carolina:
May 8-15, 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

Atlantic Puffin on Machias Seal Island © Harry Collins Dreamstime

Maine & Grand Manan:
Puffins, BorealBirds, and Spectacular Scenery
July 1-11, 2020


Leader: Kevin Burke

Sunrise at Saguaro National Park © Satish Kumar Noonepalle Dreamstime

Southeastern Arizona Specialties
Hummingbirds, Trogons, Sparrows, & More
July 13-22, 2020


Leader: Kevin Burke

Eilean Donan Castle - Highland, Scotland

Venture to the Highlands &
Islands of Scotland
July 31 – August 11, 2020

 

Leaders: Simon ThompsonMichael Werndley

The Scarlet Macaw, one of several Macaw species we should see on our Peru: Amazon Cruise Venture by Intl Expeditions

Peru: Amazon Cruise
Exploring the Amazon, Ucayali, & Marañon Rivers
August 28 – September 6, 2020


Leader: Michael Plauché

& Local Guides

 

 

View from  Snowbird Mtn. Lodge

Fall Migration at
Snowbird Mountain Lodge,
Graham County, NC
Sept. 25 – Oct. 2, 2020


Leader: Aaron Steed