2022 Central America

Venture to Panama: Hawk Migration at Canopy Tower

October 8 – 15, 2022 With Aaron Steed Narrative by Aaron Steed, Photos by Aaron Steed and Joan Baker We arrived at the Canopy Tower in the afternoon and after getting settled in, we all met at the top to get acquainted with our surroundings and the birds typical around our lodging. The view from […]

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2022 North America

Venture to Cape Cod & Rhode Island

October 16 – 21, 2022 with Kevin Burke Narrative by Kevin Burke; Photos by Kevin Burke & Cindy Stacy This year’s Cape Cod/Rhode Island tour was a ton of fun!  New England in the Fall is gorgeous.  The leaves were at peak, the ocean was not too windy, the temperature was mild, and the food […]

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2022 North America

Fall Warbler Weekend 2022

September 16 -19, 2022 with Kevin Burke Narrative by Kevin Burke, Photos by Ross McKinney This was our inaugural Fall Warbler Weekend.  The Spring Warbler Weekends were such a hit that we decided to try a Fall one out too.  We had six participants for the weekend.  The weather could not have been better.  It […]

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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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