Birdingonabudget.com was created to highlight our Big Year, but we also used to have a nature tour business. Our tours began in 1994 under the name Vamonos! Nature Tours. From 1994 to 2006 V!NT organized and led birding, butterfly watching, and wildlife photo safaris in Texas, Mexico, and South Africa. With the increasing violence in Mexico, our main destination, we suspended our tour operations and put the business in mothballs for awhile. Now, we’re back! Since we retired from our “regular” jobs we don’t want to make birding a job. So, we are acting as volunteer birding guides and Birding Pals for anyone who wants to join us. There is no cost for our guide services but we do encourage donations to our home park, Estero Llano Grande State Park in Texas.