2021 North America Road Trips

Venture to St. Augustine

November 13 – 17, 2021 Narrative and Photos by Simon Thompson This trip to Northern Florida was one of our regular road trips, where we all meet at a given location before the official start of the tour and drive our own vehicles. The weather was beautiful, albeit a little cold first thing in the […]

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Cape Cod & Rhode Island

Oct. 14 – 19, 2021 Narrative by Kevin Burke This was my first Ventures tour to Cape Cod and Rhode Island.  It will not be my last.  The stunning beauty of New England was on full display during our time here.  The weather was absolutely stunning with most days in the sixties.  It was unseasonably […]

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Venture to Kansas

November 5 – 12, 2021 Narrative and Photos* by Aaron Steed *Thanks to Dawn Macheca for some great photos! Our inaugural Kansas Explorer trip aimed to sample a variety of habitats across ‘The Sunflower State,’ with special attention given to the various types of prairies on show. Chiefly among our targets was a selection of […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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