“Since Victor Emanuel Nature Tours was founded over 30 years ago, it has become the largest company in the world specializing in birding tours.”
Since Victor Emanuel Nature Tours was founded over 30 years ago, it has become the largest company in the world specializing in birding tours.
Birding tours were just developing in the early seventies. After planning trips to Yucatan in conjunction with the National Audubon Society's 1974 convention, VENT expanded into Texas, Arizona, Mexico, Trinidad, Tobago, Kenya, and Botswana. Trips were led by Peter Matthiessen, one of the world's finest natural history writers, and Roger Tory Peterson.
They have continued to grow, adding new destinations and new leaders almost every year. This year they will offer some 160 tours to over 100 destinations ranging from the Texas coast to the forest-clad Himalayan highlands of tiny Bhutan, to the huge expanses of Brazil's bird-rich Pantanal, and to Antarctica, Africa, and many places in-between.
Their success has been due to the quality of their leaders and the standards they maintain. Almost from VENT's inception they were joined by outstanding birders who had a talent for finding birds and showing them to others, and for handling the complex logistics of a tour.
Birding tours to over 100 destinations worldwide.