North America

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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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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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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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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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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2021 North America

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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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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