Free Webinar! September 13, 2017: Seychelles & Madagascar with Aldabra Atoll in 2018

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Victor Emanuel

On Wednesday, September 13, my colleague Barry Lyon and I will host a free webinar, the last in our 2017 series of webinars in collaboration with Zegrahm Expeditions, in which we’ll discuss VENT’s upcoming cruise: Seychelles & Madagascar with Aldabra Atoll, October 20-November 6, 2018.

For this special departure (VENT hasn’t been to the Seychelles in eight years), we’ll travel aboard the elegant Silver Discoverer on a western Indian Ocean odyssey that features three days in the lovely Seychelles Islands, two days at incomparable Aldabra, and five days in remote northern Madagascar before finishing with visits to Reunion and Mauritius, the latter two locations never before visited by VENT.

Aldabra Atoll Zegrahm Expeditions

Aldabra Atoll – courtesy Zegrahm Expeditions

Representing VENT on this cruise will be tour leader Machiel Valkenburg, an expert on Palearctic birds.

Please visit our website to learn more about this special trip.

Click here to register for the webinar.

I hope you’ll join us!

Victor Emanuel

 

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Free Webinar! August 16, 2017: Circumnavigation of Hokkaido, Japan’s Wild Island

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Victor Emanuel

My colleague Barry Lyon and I will host a free webinar Wednesday, August 16, the next in our series of webinars in collaboration with Zegrahm Expeditions, in which we’ll discuss VENT’s upcoming cruise: Circumnavigation of Hokkaido: Japan’s Wild Island, May 19-June 3, 2018.

For this special trip, we’ll travel aboard the beautiful Caledonian Sky, voyaging from Honshu (“mainland” Japan) north through the Sea of Japan to Hokkaido before performing a circumnavigation of Japan’s northernmost island.

This cruise route was constructed by Mark Brazil, an expert birder and ornithologist with Zegrahm Expeditions who lives in Japan. Representing VENT will be David Wolf, one of VENT’s longest serving tour leaders who brings many years of birding.

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Lake Shikotsu, Hokkaido. Photo: Kevin Teh/shutterstock

Hokkaido is the second largest, northernmost, and least developed of Japan’s four main islands. Characterized by dramatic volcanic scenery, rugged coastlines, and numerous national parks, Hokkaido is a paradise for outdoor and wildlife enthusiasts. During scenic cruising and excursions for birds and wildlife, search for iconic Red-crowned Cranes, a variety of island and regional specialty birds, and impressive megafauna that includes eagles, Brown Bears, and whales.

Please visit our website to learn more about this special trip.

Click here to register for the webinar.

I hope you’ll join us!

Victor Emanuel

 

 

 

Victor Emanuel to speak at Sedona Hummingbird Festival in Arizona

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Victor Emanuel

Dear friends:

I am delighted to be one of the speakers at this year’s Sedona Hummingbird Festival in Arizona. The festival runs July 28-30, and I will speak Saturday, July 29 at 1:30 p.m.

The Sedona Hummingbird Festival is always held at the end of July when Sedona’s hummingbird population is highest and most diverse, and with typically five times the number of hummers as in early summer.

Festival activities include presentations, hummingbird garden tours, exhibits, a banding demonstration, birding trips, and a Gala Banquet Celebration.  See more details at http://www.hummingbirdsociety.org/hummingbird-festival/

Rufous Hummingbird

Rufous Hummingbird – photo by Barry Zimmer

I hope to see you there!

Victor Emanuel

Free Webinar! July 19, 2017: Greenland to Iceland Cruise 2018

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Victor Emanuel

Free Webinar! 2018 Greenland to Iceland Cruise

Next Wednesday, July 19, my colleague Barry Lyon and I will host a free webinar in which we’ll discuss VENT’s next birding and natural history cruise to the North Atlantic: The Untamed North: Greenland to Iceland, June 24-July 8, 2018.

On this two-week expedition to the Far North, we’ll travel aboard the lovely Hebridean Sky for a voyage from Greenland to Iceland, witnessing remarkable landscapes and seascapes as we cruise among flotillas of ice, rugged fjords, calving glaciers, and wave-sculpted islets.

Nansen Fjord Zegrahm Expeditions

Nansen Fjord – Zegrahm Expeditions

In the long days of summer, the seacliffs and surrounding waters of the North Atlantic Ocean are prime breeding and feeding areas for thousands of seabirds and a marvelous assortment of marine mammals. Our time on the water will be complemented by excursions on shore to view nesting waterfowl, shorebirds, and landbirds; Arctic Fox and Musk Oxen; and wildflower-carpeted tundra. Designed for birders and non-birders alike, this multi-themed program includes cultural activities as well, and those who wish will have opportunities to visit handicraft markets, museums, churches, and brightly painted fishing villages.

This trip will be led by VENT leader Machiel Valkenburg, an up-and-coming young leader with deep roots in European birding.

Please visit our website to learn more about this special trip.

Click here to register for the webinar.

I hope you’ll join us!

Victor Emanuel

Talk & Booksigning at BookPeople

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Victor Emanuel

Dear friends:

If you live in the Austin, Texas area, I hope you’ll consider joining me Saturday, July 15, at 4:00 p.m. at BookPeople, 603 North Lamar Boulevard. I’ll be signing books and talking about my recently published memoir, One More Warbler, a Life with Birds.

For more information, please check the BookPeople website: http://www.bookpeople.com/event/victor-emanuel-one-more-warbler

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I hope to see you there!

Victor Emanuel

 

Talk & Booksigning at Bunch of Grapes

Dear friends:

I am delighted to announce that Bunch of Grapes, a wonderful independent bookstore on Martha’s Vineyard, is hosting a talk/booksigning this Friday, June 30, 2017, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm, for my memoir, One More Warbler, A Life with Birds, published by the University of Texas Press in May. 

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Bunch of Grapes is located at 23 Main Street, Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts 02568. Their phone number is 508/693-2291. Please check their website for more information about the store and my book:  http://www.bunchofgrapes.com/event/author-event-victor-emanuel

I hope you will consider joining me there.

Victor Emanuel

 

 

 

 

Travis Audubon presents “One More Warbler”

Dear friends,

My good friends at Travis Audubon and the University of Texas Press are co-sponsoring a book launch for my recently published memoirs, One More Warbler, a Life with Birds, at 6:30 p.m. on May 31 at the Thompson Conference Center in Austin. Details about the event and how to purchase tickets are below, and also on the Travis Audubon website, www.travisaudubon.org.

I am very much looking forward to being interviewed by my good friend, Stephen Harrigan. I hope you will join us!

Victor Emanuel

One_More_Warbler cover with TAS logo

May 31st, at 6:30 PM, Travis Audubon is sponsoring an exclusive book launch for Victor Emanuel’s, One More Warbler, in partnership with the University of Texas Press. Victor, the founder of the largest avian ecotourism company on earth, will be interviewed by New York Times bestselling author, Stephen Harrigan. The discussion will be followed by a book signing and reception with no–host bar.

Victor’s memoirs share his journey from inspired youth to world’s top birder including his biggest adventures, rarest finds, and the people who mentored and encouraged his birding passion along the way. The venue has a limited capacity and tickets may not be available the day of the event. To purchase a ticket for $30, which includes admission for two and a copy of One More Warbler, go to www.travisaudubon.org

Please note: Books signed at the event must be purchased through an event ticket. Outside copies will not be permitted inside the venue. To purchase additional books, please purchase separate event tickets.