Passion to



Passion to



We are Always An Adventure
with Tony & Nina

Always An Adventure Inc.” is a family business operated by Tony Beck & Nina Stavlund since 2010. They provide a variety of Nature, Wildlife, Birdwatching & Photography services including tour guiding, workshops, educational programs, presentations and various other related activities. Customized programs available upon request.

Photo Services

Get two accomplished and experienced professionals for the price of one!

We cover a wide variety of angles for your events and special days, so you won’t miss anything. 

We offer on-location shoots and full studio set-ups.

Tell us what you’d like and we’ll give you a great offer!


Jacqueline May 2017

“Hi, I love coming home and reviewing the list of birds and checking them off my bird list. A great day for me as I added 7 species. Loved the Alder Flycatcher. Though not a lifer but my highlight might have been seeing the American Bittern. Thanks so much for the wonderful day !

Sue May 2017

An excellent photo workshop. I learned to look at the gallery in a different way, not just as a building that houses art, but as art in itself. It is a great building to practice the “rules” of composition. Tony and Nina were expert guides. We worked with some of the core rules of composition. Just a few, which made learning very manageable. Where I was not able to see a composition, they helped me to see it. The aha! moments! Thank you both for your professional expertise and a great workshop !

Joanne Pasieka May 2017

Always enjoy these treks with Nina and Tony. Learn a lot, see a lot; everyone is easy to spend the day with.

Lise B March 5, 2016

I would not hesitate to recommend Always An Adventure Inc.

Tammy M Mar 25, 2015

Enjoyed Tony & Nina’s presentation. Hoping to join more of their outings in the future.

Al R. Dec 23, 2014

Excellent! Friendly, committed, keen, helpful, knowledgeable guides/instructors.

Marco Giampaolo June 2016

What a fantastic team… just did our wedding photos and it was a great experience… you guys rock.

Christine Bagatin Béchard December 2014

Excellent interaction with Nina! Looking forward to embarking on new adventures.

Jennifer G May 16, 2016

Thank you for the oportunity. Had the privilage to have a great teacher helping me and made it so much fun. A lot to learn !

Richard Schneider April 2013

Hey Tony & Nina, I just wanted to thank you guys for helping to inspire me to get out more often and photograph nature. Your passion and love of what you do helped to invigorate me to get out more often and learn new things! Thanks so much !"

Heather Pikor December 2013

"Tony and Nina, Merry Christmas to you both and as 2013 comes to a close, I want to thank you for all the time you invest and for all you do to help others learn more about birds and photography. It truly is always such an adventure when I have the time to get out with you and the group – such fun. I look forward to seeing you again this winter when the local excursions are back in full swing.

Wendy Cotie 2014

Wonderful learning experience, looking forward to future adventures !

Catherine Lawrence

I always have an adventure when I go out with Tony and Nina! They are wonderfully positive and upbeat, making every outing lots of fun and a tremendous learning experience. They are knowledgeable, encouraging, well organized and take their lead from the group. Birding with them is one of my favourite things to do!

Joanne Pasieka

Positive: Professionalism, Quality. I have used Always an Adventure for several years now. I continue to learn from Tony & Nina,. The birding is relaxed and fun but professional as well. They do their research before we head out which increases our success rate in finding the birds. All in all , well done.

Hannah Carbone

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Value. It's been a few years now, but when I'm in Ottawa I try to find time to go on a birding excursion with Tony and Nina. They really, really know their birds, where to find them and how to identify them, and they do a great job of sharing their knowledge with the group.

Mike SW

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Value. Exploring nature and birding in a wide variety of habitats with Tony & Nina has been a rewarding and educational experience for me every time I join them. With their exceptional skills and knowledge about how to locate interesting birds throughout the year, their trips are "always an adventure"! Service: Group tours.

Rick Schneider

Positive: Professionalism. Tony and Nina are extremely professional, educated and fun. Their excursions are always a highlight of my year. I have learned so much from their expertise. Going on an adventure with them is fun and you'll learn so much. Services: Private tours, Group tours, Individual photography, Headshots and portraits.

rose segreto

I really enjoyed my tour with Nina and Tony . They are professional, reliable, polite, friendly, They found and identified far more species of birds quickly , more than I could have done on my own.

Jan Huus

Tony and Nina are truly wonderful guides and teachers! My wife and I have gone out with them many times, starting 6 years ago.

Naomi Pickett

Tony Beck and Nina Stavlund are the most ethical and best photographers in Ottawa. I have gone on many birding excursions with them. They are very professional yet treat you like family.

suzanne hawkins

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Value. Always an Adventure is NEVER a disappointment. Tony and Nina know what they do!! Their vast photographic and nature wealth of knowledge means you' learn about the species as you locate and photograph them. These two help you learn and grow in your birding experience with their ethical approach to all things nature.

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