North America

2022 North America

Hawk Mountain, PA, Delaware Bayshore & Cape May, NJ

September 21-29, 2022 With Simon Thompson Narrative and Photos by Simon Thompson Despite some of the mileage, this is one of my favorite trips which visits three great birding destinations in the Mid-Atlantic states. We always start the tour in Philadelphia which has good connections to both domestic and international destinations; the latter important on […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Venture to Dauphin Island, Alabama 

April 18 – 23, 2022 Narrative by Kevin Burke; Photos by Kevin Burke and David Hamilton Dauphin Island is a special place to bird in the Spring.  Picture this, you are a Scarlet Tanager set up on the Yucatan Peninsula about to make the long journey across the Gulf of Mexico.  You are there with […]

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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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