2022 North America

Spring Warbler Weekend 2022

April 29 – May 2, 2022 Narrative and photos by Kevin Burke This was Ventures’ second year hosting our Asheville area Warbler Weekend.  We had a great mix of experienced birders and new birders that meshed well.  Spring in Western North Carolina is awesome for birding.  We have a great mix of habitats that hold […]

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2022 Festivals North America

Biggest Week in American Birding

May 7-12, 2022 By Craig Watson and Pam Ford Craig Watson and Pam Ford represented Ventures Birding Tours at the ‘Biggest Week in American Birding,’ in northern Ohio. This is one of the top birding festivals in the US! May 7- We arrived mid-day on Saturday May 7, picked up our registration materials, and set […]

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2022 North America

Venture to Dauphin Island, Alabama 

April 18 – 23, 2022 Narrative by Kevin Burke; Photos by Kevin Burke and David Hamilton Dauphin Island is a special place to bird in the Spring.  Picture this, you are a Scarlet Tanager set up on the Yucatan Peninsula about to make the long journey across the Gulf of Mexico.  You are there with […]

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2022 North America

Venture to southern Texas

April 2-10, 2022 Narrative by Johnny Wilson, photos by Alan Lenk and Simon Thompson We had a fantastic trip to southern Texas in early April 2022. The trip focused on the Lower Rio Grande Valley, but also included short ventures to the coastal wetlands around Aransas National Wildlife Refuge and the Juniper-Oak woodlands of the […]

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2022 North America

Venture to Nebraska

March 13 – 20, 2022 Narrative by Michael Plauche; Photos by Michael Plauche, Martine Stolk, Marianne Feeney and Bob Butler Leading up to our trip there were very challenging weather conditions across Nebraska. Lows were regularly in the single digits, high winds were persistent and the area received a substantial amount of snow and ice.  […]

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2022 Central America

Venture to Costa Rica

March 16 – 25, 2022 Narrative and photos by Kevin Burke Guides: Jay Carballo, Birding Experiences of Costa Rica and Kevin Burke.  Driver: Pablo Jimenez.  This was a fantastic trip to Costa Rica with over 300 species seen.  The weather was dry for the vast majority of the trip, with small rains coming at non-birding […]

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2022 North America

Venture to New Mexico: Bosque del Apache, Las Vegas & Sandia Mountains

February 7 – 13, 2022 Narrative by Simon Thompson; Photos by Simon Thompson and Alan Lenk Some flew and others drove, but we all met at the hotel near the Albuquerque Airport that first evening. After a good beer at a local brew pub and some planning, we adjourned for the night ready to look […]

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2022 North America Road Trips

Venture to Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge

February 11 – 13, 2022 Narrative and photos by Kevin Burke We had a fabulous time on our Venture to Northern Alabama and Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge.  This tour was originally scheduled for the middle of January, but a large snowstorm over most of the Southeast required us to reschedule.  We are glad we did, […]

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2022 North America

Venture to Northern Minnesota

January 23 – 28, 2022 Narrative and Photos by Kevin Burke This year’s Owls and Winter Finches tour was fabulous!  It was nice to be back in “the bog” after taking a year off due to COVID.  Birding in Northern Minnesota in the winter presents its own set of unique challenges.  The weather is usually […]

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2022 Newsletters

Featured Guide: Michael McCloy

Welcome to our “newest” guide, Michael McCloy. He has previously led trips for Ventures in the Carolinas and is excited to be a returning member of the Ventures team again after eight years. Originally from North Carolina, Michael has been a birder since the age of five. He got into birding thanks to his dad, […]

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