2021 North America

Venture to the Outer Banks

October 8 – 11, 2021 Narrative and Photos* by Kevin Burke *Thanks to Simon Thompson and Jonathan Cooley for some great photos! Fall on the Outer Banks is always a treat. Migrating warblers can be seen flitting in the woods, and waterfowl are starting to show up on the impoundments. We visited Alligator River National […]

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2021 North America

Hawk Mountain & Cape May

September 28 – October 5, 2021 Narrative and Photos* by Simon Thompson *Some great photos by Bob Butler too! We all arrived in Philadelphia by means of plane, train and automobile and met at our hotel on the banks of the Delaware River. With a group of us and the somewhat interesting logistics in today’s […]

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2021 North America

Venture to Washington State

August 13 – 21, 2021 Narrative and Photos* by Kevin Burke *Some great photos by Martine Stolk too! August is a great time to visit the diverse state of Washington.   Our annual Venture this year was amazing!  The weather in Washington is August is beautiful.  An average of only 4.5 days of rain in the […]

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2021 North America

August Shorebirds on the South Carolina Coast

August 26 – 29, 2021 Narrative and Photos by Craig Watson Shorebird visitation to coastal South Carolina can be quite spectacular during August as many shorebirds are in full migration and are staging in particular areas for the long departure out of North America. All of us met at the hotel in Beaufort, South Carolina […]

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2021 North America

Southeast Arizona

July 23 – August 1, 2021 Narrative and Photos* by Kevin Burke. *Special thanks to Keith Watson for some great photos too! This year’s Arizona tour was awesome! It is always nice to be in Southeast Arizona during the Monsoon. You never know what you might find. The confluence of the Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts […]

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2021 North America

North Dakota

July 1 – 8, 2021 by Simon Thompson It was fascinating to immediately run a second tour around the same route in North Dakota. All six of us met at the Bismarck hotel ready for our exploration of North Dakota’s diverse range of habitats. Our hotel was situated on the main road heading north out […]

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2021 Newsletters

8 Ways to be a better birder

Our guides share their favorite birding tips! From our October 2021 newsletter 1 Get to know your common backyard birds  Get to know your common backyard birds really well, including songs and calls. That way when you see something different you know it’s different and can look it up. Also bring your field guide with you […]

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2021 North America

Maine: Puffins and Boreal Birds

June 11 – 21 and June 22 – July 1, 2021 By Kevin Burke (photos by Kevin unless otherwise noted) Maine was fabulous this year! We had enough demand to run two trips back-to-back. The first tour started on June 11th and the second tour ended on July 1st. This is a compilation of the […]

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2021 North America

Verdant Vermont

Boreal Forests & Bicknell’s Thrushes American Explorer Series May 30 – June 5, 2021 By Aaron Steed Our maiden Vermont Venture was primarily based in Burlington, Vermont’s largest city. Our hotel was just a few minutes from Shelburne Bay, located on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain. A cluster of adjacent parks and reserves here […]

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2021 Newsletters

Tips from our favorite bird photographers

Alan Lenk I began taking photos in my early teens. Photography was a hobby of my Dad’s and he no doubt sparked my interest. Unlike my father, who photographed mainly family and friends, my photo interests were broader. My passion was the natural world: plants, animals, and the earth’s natural features. Bird photography itself came much later and might just […]

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