2022 North America

Oregon Venture 2022

August 29 – September 9, 2022 Leaders: Kevin Burke and Michael McCloy Narrative by Kevin Burke; Photos by Holger Teichmann and Kevin Burke This was our first Oregon Venture in quite a while.  Seven awesome participants and two guides wound our way through most of the state on an updated longer itinerary of this incredible […]

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2022 Europe

Naturalist’s Tour of Scotland’s Highlands & Islands

July 29 – August 9, 2022 Leaders: Mike Werndly & Simon Thompson Narrative by Mike Werndly; Photos by Mike Werndly & Simon Thompson The Naturalist’s Tour of Scotland’s Highlands and Islands really got started on Saturday July 30th after some sightseeing in the beautiful Georgian city of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital and also summer residence to […]

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2022 Europe

Venture to Iceland

May 22-29, 2022 Susan Campbell and Steve Shultz, leaders Narrative by Steve Shultz, Photos by Steve Shultz and Gretchen Locy Sunday, May 22 – Keflavik We land in an unusually sunny and not as windy as one might expect Keflavik International Airport.  Our carriage onto the island is Icelandair’s “Latrabjarg.”  Apropos as these are Iceland’s […]

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2022 North America

Venture to North Dakota: Birding Prairies and Potholes

June 15 – 23, 2022 Narrative and Photos by Keith Watson Our tour began on June 15 in Bismarck, North Dakota, arrival day.  All participants but one had arrived by 2 pm on the 15th We were able to do a little birding around our hotel where we saw and heard multiple Yellow Warblers and […]

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2022 Caribbean

Dominican Republic 2022

March 17-25, 2022 Narrative and Photos by Simon Thompson What a shock! After almost 2 years in the northern hemisphere it was great to be on my first tropical trip in what seems like forever- I am sure it was the same for all of us.   We all met at the hotel in Santo […]

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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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