North America

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 North America

Venture to North Dakota

June 20-28, 2021 Narrative and Photos by Clifton Avery Our weeklong tour in North Dakota focused on birding in the central ‘Prairies and Potholes’ region all the way west to where the landscape dramatically shifts to the Badlands. Baird’s Sparrow, Sprague’s Pipit, Piping Plover, Brewer’s Sparrow, and Long-billed Curlew were a few of the target […]

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2020 North America

Venture to Northern Minnesota

Owls & Winter Finches Kevin Burke February 2020 The weather from the Twin Cities to Sax-Zim Bog was mild, for Minnesota in the winter, and very pleasant.  It was an interesting year in the bog with the booming cone crop keeping some of the regular winter finches too far north for us to see.  There […]

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2020 Events Festivals North America

Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival

January 22 – 27, 2020 Every year we send a few of our guides to the Space Coast Birding Festival, in Titusville Florida. In it’s 23rd year, this is one of the largest birding festivals in the US with tour companies from around the world. Titusville is close to Cape Canaveral National Seashore, Merritt Island […]

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2019 North America

Louisiana

Some of us drove and some took a plane, but we all ended up at the hotel in Iowa (“Eye-oh-way”), Louisiana at the correct time! Thank goodness for cell phones, so we could at least keep track of each other on our cross-country perambulations! Our “Beat the Crowds” rail trip that first afternoon was postponed […]

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