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Autumn Travel Opportunities!
Although the summer has just arrived, now is the perfect time for planning your autumn travel. We thought you’d like to know that spaces are still available on a number of fine tours departing in the September-November period. If you prefer a trip close to home, or perhaps a tropical escape, or even something further afield, VENT has a variety of domestic and international trips to satisfy your wanderlust!
Violet-crowned Woodnymph, Panama — Photo: Barry Zimmer
Autumn Migration in Hungary, August 30-September 11, 2014 with Brian Gibbons and Attila Steiner; $3,995 in double occupancy from Budapest. 2 spaces available.
Autumn Grand Manan, September 1-7, 2014 with Barry Zimmer and Erik Bruhnke; $3,495 in double occupancy from Bangor. 2 spaces available.
The Pacific Northwest: A September Migration Birding Workshop, September 3-11, 2014 with Bob Sundstrom and a second leader to be announced; $2,795 in double occupancy from Seattle.
Peru: Manu Biosphere Reserve: Cloud Forest, Foothills and Lowland Rainforest, September 9-23, 2014 with Steve Hilty and David Wolf; $5,645 in double occupancy from Lima. 1 space available.
Manaus, Brazil: Amazon Rainforest & River Islands, September 19-30, 2014 with Andrew Whittaker; $4,895 in double occupancy from Manaus.
Fall Hawaii, October 8-16, 2014 with Bob Sundstrom and Eric VanderWerf; $3,895 in double occupancy from Honolulu (ends in Hilo).
Polar Bears, Churchill — Photo: Brian Gibbons
Fall at Panama’s Canopy Tower, October 11-18, 2014 with Barry Zimmer and a local leader; $2,895 in double occupancy from Panama City. Register by August 15 and pay $2,395.
Kenya: Birds & Wildlife, October 31-November 17, 2014 with David Wolf and Brian Gibbons; $10,250 in double occupancy from Nairobi.
Polar Bears of Churchill, November 1-7, 2014 with Bob Sundstrom; $5,995 in double occupancy from Winnipeg.
Ecuador: The Northwestern Andean Slopes, November 15-23, 2014 with Paul Greenfield and Steve Hilty; $2,895 in double occupancy from Quito.
News & Field Reports
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