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June 2013 Birdletter

June 14, 2013

The June 2013 issue of our printed newsletter, the Birdletter, includes "Reminiscing: Antarctic Memories" by Victor Emanuel; New Zealand Highlights; A New Relaxed & Easy Tour: Panama's Canal Zone; Southwest China: Yunnan Province; Fall Hawaii; Ecuador: The Northwestern Andean Slopes; Peru: Manu Biosphere Reserve; Southeastern Brazil; Cape May & Bombay Hook; and Polar Bears of Churchill. Click here to read the Birdletter: http://ventbird.com/birdletters/VENT_birdletter_june_2013.pdf


February 2013 Birdletter

February 19, 2013

The February 2013 issue of our printed newsletter, the Birdletter, includes “Reminiscing: The Greatest Voyage of My Life” by Victor Emanuel; our 2013 Indonesia Cruise to the Lesser Sundas; two new Honduras trips: “Honduras: Summer at Pico Bonito” and “A Family Tour to Honduras: The Lodge at Pico Bonito”; Classic China: Beijing and Sichuan; Springtime on the East Coast tours (Spring in Cape May Relaxed & Easy, Delaware Bay Shorebirds Introductory, and No...


December 2012 Birdletter

December 17, 2012

The December 2012 issue of our printed newsletter, the Birdletter, includes “Reminiscing: El Triunfo” by Victor Emanuel; articles about our Alaska tours (Alaska Mainland, Gambell/Nome, Grand Alaska Parts I & II, and Barrow); Workshops in Rockport, Texas and Little St. Simons Island, Georgia, with Kenn and Kim Kaufman, Victor Emanuel, and Barry Lyon; Scotland in Style; Colombia: the Central and Western Andes; the Galapagos Islands; and New & Returning Tours.Click here to re...


February 2012 Birdletter

February 09, 2012

The February 2012 issue of our printed newsletter, the Birdletter, includes "Reminiscing: Christmas with a Motmot, 1955" by Victor Emanuel; articles about our Alaska tours, Big Bend National Park & the Texas Hill Country, Short Kenya Wildlife Safari, Rivers and Mountains of Oregon & Washington, Spring in the Washington Cascades, Mongolia, the Manu Biosphere Reserve in Peru, and Brazil's Pantanal, as well as our new Indonesia Cruise to Sulawesi & Halmahera, ...


October 2011 Birdletter

October 23, 2011

The October 2011 issue of our printed newsletter, the Birdletter, contains a letter from Victor Emanuel; articles about our Amazon River and Spitsbergen cruises; articles about tours to Ecuador: Amazonia at Napo Wildlife Center, Ecuador: Eastern Slope of the Andes, our three-part Northern India tour, Ghana: West Africa and the Near Mythical Rockfowl, and Southwest China: Yunnan Province; our new "Conservation Spotlight" which focuses on the American Bird Conservancy; ...


September 2008 Birdletter

September 12, 2008

The September 2008 issue of VENT's printed newsletter, the Birdletter, includes articles about our 2009 Bering Sea Cruise, our Amazonia at Napo Wildlife Center tour in Ecuador, an article by Victor about his and Peter Matthiessen's cougar sighting in Belize, Eastern Venezuela, the Darien Wilderness in Panama, VENT Cruises in 2008-2010, our Belize: Birds and Butterflies tour, Holiday Tours, The Philippines, our Winter Travel Deal at Panama's Canopy Tower, Short Costa Rica: Toucans ...


May/June 2008 Birdletter

July 18, 2008

The May/June 2008 issue of VENT's printed newsletter, the Birdletter, includes articles about our Baja California-Among the Great Whales cruise, our Brazilian Specialties tour, Antarctica, Ecuador: the Northwestern Andean Slopes, a new tour to Kazakhstan & Uzbekistan, Relaxed & Easy tours, Panama, VENT Cruises, late summer/early fall tours with space available, Fall Hawaii, Winter Southern Arizona, Grand Belize, The Seychelles cruise, Cambodia, and new tours in 2009 & 2010.Cli...


November 2007 Birdletter, Part II

December 06, 2007

Part II of the November 2007 issue of VENT's printed newsletter, the Birdletter, includes articles about Victor Emanuel's favorite destination in the world—the El Triunfo cloud forest in Mexico, our Winter Washington and British Columbia tour, the 2008 Austin, Texas Birding and Nature Festival, Southern Britain: Birds & History, South Florida and the Dry Tortugas, Classic China: Hong Kong and Sichuan, and our Grand New Mexico tour—which will be co-led by Barry Zimmer a...


November 2007 Birdletter, Part I

December 06, 2007

Part I of the November 2007 issue of VENT's printed newsletter, the Birdletter, includes articles about our special January 2009 Antarctica Cruise with nine leaders, our Circumnavigation of Sicily Cruise in May 2008, our Cruise schedule for 2008/2009, our new "Best of Brazil" tour, Spring in the Great Smoky Mountains, Borneo, Kauai & Hawaii, our new program of "Birds and Butterflies" tours (in Florida, Belize, Colorado, Arizona, and Texas), and a memoriam to the la...


July 2007 Birdletter, Part I

July 26, 2007

Part I of the July 2007 issue of the Birdletter includes articles about our spring 2008 Austin, Texas Birding & Nature Festival, our 2009 Cruise to The Seychelles, The Best of Vietnam, our new slate of Birds and Butterflies tours, South Africa, Brazil: Carajas, Grand Venezuela, and Belize: Chan Chich Lodge. (See Part II for articles about Ecuador: the Northwestern Andean Slopes, a list of VENT Cruises, Winter New Mexico, Holiday Tours, Thailand Highlights, Central Chile & Patagonia, G...


July 2007 Birdletter, Part II

July 26, 2007

Part II of the July 2007 Birdletter includes articles about the Northwestern Slopes of Ecuador, a list of VENT Cruises, Winter New Mexico, Holiday Tours, Thailand Highlights, Central Chile & Patagonia, our Grand Southern India Train Odyssey, South Texas: Birds and Butterflies, Fall Hawaii, and the addition of Michael O'Brien and Louise Zemaitis to the VENT staff. (See Part I for articles about the Austin, Texas Birding & Nature Festival, our 2009 Seychelles Cruise, The Best of Vietnam, Birds ...


February 2007 Birdletter, Part I

March 12, 2007

Part I of the February 2007 issue of VENT's printed newsletter, the Birdletter, includes articles about the Attu Cruise, our 2007 Alaska program, Amazonian Brazil, Peru: Manu, Argentina, Japan in Summer (Part I and Part II), VENT Cruises, and Western Turkey. (See Part II for articles about Spring Washington, the Texas Cibolo Creek Workshop, Kenya, Suriname, Grand Australia, spring tours with space available, short summer tours, the Southwest Pacific Cruise, and the Great Southern India Tr...


February 2007 Birdletter, Part II

March 12, 2007

Part II of the February 2007 issue of VENT's printed newsletter, the Birdletter, includes articles about our Spring Washington tour, the Texas Cibolo Creek Workshop, Kenya, Suriname, Australia, spring tours with space available, short summer tours, the Southwest Pacific Cruise, and our Great Southern India Train Odyssey. (See Part I for articles about our Attu Cruise, our 2007 Alaska program, Amazonian Brazil, Peru: Manu, Argentina, Japan in Summer, VENT Cruises, and Western Turkey.)........


November 2006 Birdletter

November 25, 2006

The November 2006 issue of VENT's printed newsletter, the Birdletter, includes articles about our Arizona Winter Birding Festival, California & Arizona, Costa Rica, Central and Northern Spain, Bhutan, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Northern Tanzania, Taiwan, Northeastern Brazil, and Winter Washington & British Columbia.......................................................................................................................................................................


July 2006 Birdletter, Part I

August 23, 2006

Part I of the July 2006 issue of VENT's printed newsletter, the Birdletter, includes articles about our Amazon River Cruise aboard La Turquesa, our Jungle Rivers Cruise (the Orinoco, Essequibo, and Suriname rivers) aboard the Clipper Adventurer, VENT's 30th Anniversary Celebration in McAllen, Texas (with 103 participants, 14 leaders, and 6 office staff members), our Attu Cruise aboard the Spirit of Oceanus, our always popular Polar Bears of Churchill tour, and our New Zealand Highligh...


July 2006 Birdletter, Part II

August 23, 2006

Part II of the July 2006 issue of VENT's printed newsletter, the Birdletter, includes articles about our Arizona Winter Birding Festival, Birding Across America by Train, Relaxed and Easy Tours (New Year in South Texas, South Florida Winter Weekend, and El Valle's Canopy Lodge in Panama), Day of the Dead in Oaxaca Mexico, Ecuador's Northwestern Andean Slopes, South Texas Birds and Butterflies (one of our new "Birds and Butterflies" tours), Brazilian Highlights,...


April 2006 Birdletter, Part II

April 29, 2006

Part II of the April 2006 issue of VENT's printed newsletter, the Birdletter, includes articles about our Kenya Bird Safari, Fall Hawaii, Amazonian Peru, Grand Australia, Fall in Panama, Autumn Grand Manan, and our Amazon River Cruise. (Part I includes articles about Southeastern Brazil, Scotland in 2007, Big Bend Summer, Ecuador, our Attu Cruise, New Zealand, and Polar Bears of Churchill.).......................................................................................................


April 2006 Birdletter, Part I

April 29, 2006

Part I of the April 2006 issue of VENT's printed newsletter, the Birdletter, includes articles about Southeastern Brazil, Scotland in 2007, Big Bend Summer, Ecuador, our Attu Cruise, New Zealand, and Polar Bears of Churchill. (Part II includes articles about our Kenya Bird Safari, Fall Hawaii, Amazonian Peru, Grand Australia, Fall in Panama, Autumn Grand Manan, and our Amazon River Cruise.)..................................................................................................


January 2006 Birdletter, Part I

January 19, 2006

Part I of the January 2006 issue of VENT's printed newsletter, the Birdletter, includes articles about Alaska Mainland, Spring Birding in Bulgaria, Montana Spring, VENT's 30th Anniversary Celebration, Classic China: Hong Kong and Sichuan, Brazil's Dry Forests of Minas Gerais and the Rio Araguaia, and Mato Grosso, Brazil: The Pantanal and Chapada.............................................................................................................................................


January 2006 Birdletter, Part II

January 19, 2006

Part II of the January 2006 issue of VENT's printed newsletter, the Birdletter, includes articles about the remote islands of Sao Tome and Principe in the Gulf of Guinea, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, our Cruises for Birders, Spring Washington, Estonia, Finland and Arctic Norway (VENT's birdiest European tour), Borneo, Grand Alaska, and Adak, Alaska........................................................................................................................................


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