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'


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


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

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


*Trip is Full*

The stunning male Snowcap. © Ondřej Prosický.

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

View of the Snowbird Mountains in Autumn, from the Back Porch of the Lodge. 
Photo By Keith Watson

Spring Migration at Snowbird Mountain Lodge, Graham County, NC
April 24 – May 1, 2020

Leader: Keith Watson

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

Sunrise at Snowbird Mtn Lodge

Snowbird Mountain Lodge, Graham County,
Western North Carolina:
May 8-15, 2020

Leader: Simon Thompson

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 -

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

Violet-green Swallow, by L. Pellegrini

Washington State ‘Pacific Northwest Birding’
August 14-23, 2020

Leader: Kevin Burke

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



Wildlife Week at Snowbird Mountain Lodge,
Graham County, NC
September 11 – October 2, 2020

Leader: Emilie Travis

View from  Snowbird Mtn. Lodge

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

Leader: Aaron Steed

Roseate Spoonbills are one of the stars of our Golden Isles Trip 
© Dimitrios Timpilis

Golden Isles of Georgia
October 16-19, 2020

Leader: Michael Plauché

The difficult to see Yellow Rail is one of the star species of this trip. Photo by Jim Petranka

“Rice & Rails” Festival, Jennings, Louisiana
November 3 - 8, 2020

Leader: Keith Watson


South Africa Lion by Simon Thompson

The Very Best of South Africa:
“Endemic Birds, Wildlife, &
Spectacular Scenery”
October 26 – November 15, 2020

Leader: Simon Thompson

Ocellated Turkey by Alex Navarro

Guatemalan Highlands & Tikal National Park:
Quetzals, Guans, & Hummingbirds
November 12 – 22, 2020

Leader: TBA