Aaron Steed

Aaron has been interested in birds and natural history his entire life. Originally from Wilmington, NC, Aaron holds a B.S. in General Biology from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and has worked numerous ornithological field positions in North Carolina, Texas, Kansas, California and Arizona, focusing primarily on endangered or imperiled species (such as the Black-capped Vireo and Lesser Prairie-Chicken).
Aaron began guiding for Ventures in 2013, and in the years since has taken groups birding throughout Central America as well as a multitude of destinations across the US, Caribbean, Europe, and South America. In addition to his guiding duties, he is also the Operations Manager for the company, and does almost anything and everything that needs doing behind the scenes!
As much as he loves traveling and birding new places, he’ll always be drawn back to the incredible biodiversity of the Southern Appalachians (specifically Asheville), where he lives with his wife and menagerie of pets.