Ventures Birding Tours
Multi-day Tours • Eco Tours • Nature & Wildlife Tours • Day Trips
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Ventures Birding Tours offers birdwatching and nature tours throughout the Carolinas, within North America and worldwide.
Asheville, North Carolina

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yountswe
USA57 contributions
Jul 2022
Thanks so much to Kevin Burke, our guide for Southern Arizona in July. He did a fantastic job of curating a wonderful experience.

His birding skills, infectious good humor, in-depth preparation and flawless execution made it a perfect trip.

The birds are important, but the experience is much more than that. He has a real talent and mindset for understanding and delivering what the client wants.

He put us on rare birds. We made the ABA Rare Bird Alert on 3 different days. He put me on 43 life birds bringing my total for 2022 to 446 and counting.

I’ll see him again on a future trip.
Written August 2, 2022
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Kaarin Record Leach
Charlotte, NC1 contribution
Sep 2019
It was a pleasant surprise to see that there was a guide available for an impromptu birding excursion on my trip to Asheville. Aaron was prompt, professional, and very knowledgeable about the species we encountered. His keen spotting abilities and pleasant demeanor made for an absolutely lovely morning. I even got great looks at an Ovenbird, which I had only seen once before. Highly recommended.
Written September 29, 2019
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VenturesBirder
Thanks Kaarin - It was our pleasure and looking forward to birding with you again.
Written September 30, 2019
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blkdye
Half Moon Bay, CA247 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
I was so pleased to find a birding guide in Asheville and Kevin was great. We met by the North Carolina Botanic Garden (watch out, our gps first took us to another site in the city) and then drove up the Blue Ridge Parkway. Kevin was great at spotting birds in the trees and helping me see them as well. He took us to a number of spots we never would have found. Not only were the birds great, the views and company were terrific as well. We opted for lunch and he provided a nice picnic with make-your-own sandwiches including home-grown tomato slices. I highly recommend Ventures to those wanting a birding experience around Asheville. We had our own binoculars but he had some available if we had needed them. This would be a fun trip for listers or just people who want a nice, interesting time outside in the mountains.
Written July 25, 2019
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E S
2 contributions
Sep 2022
Thank you Aaron Steed for an excellent birding adventure. You made it interesting and informative for the beginner and the experienced.
Written October 7, 2022
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Kelly K
Beavercreek, OH19 contributions
We had a private three - person tour with Kevin today at Beaver Lake. Kevin was extremely informative, warm, and collaborative . He was knowledgeable about every bird type we encountered, and was able to share information about the many birds we did not due to time and season. Describing habitat, flight patterns, feeding and nesting habits, his genuine rapture with even some of the most common nature encountered was contagious. It was a privilege to share time and thoughts with him. His his international expertise in ecotourism was an unexpected treasure. He was able to attract the birds to fly in close to us, and was able to point out the location via verbal descriptors and with use of his distance laser pointer to those further away. He was patient and waited while we watched a Pileated Wood Pecker find some lunch in a tree, enjoying while we observed in quiet appreciation. There was no pressure, only mutual appreciation of surroundings. It was so enjoyable and relaxing to slow down and find some birds with Kevin. 10 out of 10 would do it again.
Written December 15, 2021
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Sandpiper
13 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
Just returned from my first overseas birding trip. I could not have had a more exciting, professionally guided and fun time. Simon and Juan were tireless and knowledgeable, and outdid themselves to make us comfortable and respond to every need. We were a group of 8 women, traveling together in a van for 10 days, and ended up as friends and colleagues, a feat in itself. These are full days of travel and birding, including feeder viewing and forest walks, in the end with 331 total birds, including 52 different hummingbirds. I am already looking for my next trip. Go!! You will love it.
Written March 13, 2019
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FLParrotlady
Stuart, FL64 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
We were visiting western NC in April, and my adult daughter wanted to hone her birdwatching skills. I learned that Ventures Birding offered a tour close to our cabin during one of our days there. We met guide Aaron Steed at Stecoah Gap early on an amazingly sunny day. There were about ten of us in our group. We wandered along an old logging road--a relatively level easy walk--next to the more rugged Appalachian Trail. Aaron is obviously enthused about his work. He was patient and helped us identify many warblers, nuthatches, tanagers, etc. The walk lasted about four hours. When we returned to the picnic table area, Aaron put out an amazing lunch spread which is included in the tour. It was great to have the time to talk about our adventure and share stories with like-minded bird brains!
Written May 6, 2018
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Lawrence J
2 contributions
Apr 2017 • Solo
This is a great way to do bird watching. Very Knowledgeable and experienced guides.
With Simon Thompson you get one of the best Guides possible ,I have taken several trips with this company both day trips and longer trips and would and will tell all that are interested to use this company.
Written June 18, 2017
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