Catch up on the latest news and announcements from Victor Emanuel Nature Tours!

December 4, 2019 ---
VENT’s 45th Anniversary Celebration! 

In 2021, VENT will turn 45! To celebrate our anniversary, we are planning a big event with 16 tour leaders, four days of fields trips, evening programs, and renowned guest speakers. Our celebration will take place in one of America's greatest birding and wildlife areas: the Lower Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. Few other regions in the country offer such unequaled birding opportunities combined with easy accessibility to diverse locations. We will be based at the beautiful Casa De Palmas Hotel in the city of McAllen. We hope you will be able to join us as we mark this major milestone! For more information:  VENT's 45th Anniversary Celebration

December 4, 2019 ---
Victor Emanuel: Naturalist & Birdwatcher

A short video about Victor, “Victor Emanuel: Naturalist & Birdwatcher," was produced by the Travis Audubon Society in Austin, Texas and shown during presentation of the Victor Emanuel Conservation Award to Chris Harte, October 12, 2019.
The video was also included in the Texas Parks & Wildlife television program that aired on PBS stations in Texas during the last week of November.

Check it out on VENT’s YouTube channel:


August 21, 2019 ---

Our 2020 Tour Catalog is now available, featuring cover art by Lars Jonsson and including information about over a dozen new tours. If you have previously traveled with VENT, you should receive your copy in the mail by late August. Contact us to receive a free copy!  
 May 1, 2019 --- 

Our 2020 Cruises & Special Departures Catalog is now available! This free catalog describes 8 exciting cruises (including 2 NEW cruises: “Circumnavigation of the Black Sea” and “Wild Kamchatka with the Kuril Islands”) and two special land-based tours, one in the U.S. and one in India. If you have previously traveled with VENT, you should receive your copy in the mail by mid-May!
 April 2, 2019 ---

 New book by Kenn Kaufman!

Kenn Kaufman, renowned bird expert, writer, artist, photographer, and world traveler, has written yet another fascinating and enlightening book about birds. In A Season on the Wind, Inside the World of Spring Migration, Kenn focuses on the spectacular bird migration along Lake Erie in northwestern Ohio, where he lives with his wife, Kimberly, and the complex issues, such as climate change, that could affect this migration in the future.

March 27, 2019 ---
New book by Rick Wright!

The sparrows of North America have a reputation of being extremely difficult to identify, sometimes by even the most experienced birders and bird experts. Rick Wright, VENT tour leader and designer of VENT’s Birds & Art tours, has written a book that provides not only the facts and figures to help with sparrow identification but also includes fascinating background information on these birds often referred to as LBBs (little brown birds) or LBJs (little brown jobs). As part of the Peterson Reference Guide Series published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the Peterson Reference Guide to Sparrows of North America is available now at your local bookstore!

Listen to Rick’s interview on BirdCallsRadio.
March 12, 2019 ---
Check out Rick Wright's busy spring schedule of radio interviews, field trips, and lectures!
September 20, 2018 ---
Our 2019 Tour Catalog, with cover art by VENT tour leader Rafael Galvez, is in the mail and available now!
May 18, 2018 ---
Our 2019 Cruises & Special Departures Catalog is now available! Contact the VENT office if you have not received your copy!

May 16, 2018 ---
In March 2018, VENT tour leader Erik Bruhnke led VENT’s Honduras: The Lodge at Pico Bonito tour. While there, Erik was interviewed by Bill Thompson, III for This Birding Life, a podcast series produced by the folks at Bird Watcher’s Digest. Learn more about Erik during this 17-minute interview with “The World’s Happiest Birdman” – and be sure to stay tuned in for the “Lightning Round” towards the end!
May 16, 2018 ---
Rick Wright, VENT tour leader and the designer of VENT’s Birds & Art tour program, will be the featured speaker Saturday evening, May 19, at the Nebraska Ornithologists’ Union Meeting. Rick’s presentation is titled, “Brown is Beautiful: Discovering the American Sparrows and their Discoverers.”

May 16, 2018 ---
The cover of the April 2018 issue of Birding magazine featured the beautiful artwork of VENT tour leader Rafael Galvez in a watercolor titled Tidal Flats at Snake Bight, Everglades.

In the same issue, Rafael was the subject of the “Birding Interview” in which he talks about his spark birds (herons and egrets), his raptor research along the Black Sea of Georgia, his involvement with the Florida Keys Hawkwatch migration monitoring project, his advice for young birders of color, and, of course, his art and inspirations.

October 5, 2017 ---
Victor Emanuel's Speaking & Book-signing Schedule
Victor Emanuel will be speaking and signing copies of his recently published memoir, One More Warbler, a Life with Birds, at various locations across the United States:

October 5, 2017 ---
Victor Emanuel's Podcasts

Victor has appeared in several podcasts. Listen in, and get to know Victor and VENT!

March 27, 2017 ---
Free Webinar April 4, 2017 Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands
Victor Emanuel Nature Tours Presents: Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands
An Adventure of a Lifetime!  |  January 4–25, 2018 | 22 Days | Aboard the Island Sky

Join Victor Emanuel and Barry Lyon of Victor Emanuel Nature Tours for a free webinar! On Tuesday, April 4, learn more about our upcoming Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands expedition, a trip VENT will offer in collaboration with Zegrahm Expeditions, January 4 – 25, 2018. During this informative presentation you’ll learn more about this voyage that offers some of the greatest wildlife spectacles in the world. Witness massive colonies of penguins tending to downy chicks, majestic albatrosses, beaches crowded with Southern Elephant Seals and Antarctic Fur Seals, and waters filled with Humpback, Fin, Southern Right, Minke, and Killer whales—all backdropped by some of the world’s most stunning scenery.

TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017  |  2pm EDT | 1pm CDT | 12pm MDT | 11am PDT