Chatham County Early Migrants 2023

      Pittsboro, NC 27312, USA

      VB
      Ventures Birding Tours
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      85 reviews
      Apr 15, 2023
      Group size: 3 - 10
      Chatham County Early Migrants 2023
      Pittsboro, NC 27312, USA

      Ventures Birding Tours
      • Email address verified
      85 reviews

      Apr 15, 2023
      Group size: 3 - 10

      About this trip

      An easy day strolling around at locations along the Haw River, multiple access points to Jordan Lake and perhaps a stop at Harris Lake.  The walking will be easy on roads and established trails but sturdy, waterproof footwear is suggested.


      We will be hunting for the first of the Spring migrants returning to the Piedmont.  We will no doubt come across local residents such as Red-bellied Woodpecker, Carolina Chickadee, Northern Cardinal and Eastern Phoebe already on nests. Expect lots of singing males in fresh, handsome plumage.  We should be able to locate Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Yellow-throated Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush, Green Heron and hopefully Spotted Sandpiper.  Plenty of swallows will be in residence and pairing up. Tree, Rough-winged, Cliff and Barn Swallows as well as Purple Martin are all likely.  Osprey should be back as well.


      Depending on the weather leading up to our day in the field, we may find a few species expected a bit later in the season.  If enough weather has been tracking from the southwest, we will be prepared for an Ovenbird, Prothonotary Warbler, American Redstart or Yellow-throated Vireo.

      Of course, we will keep an eye out for other wildlife such as turtles and butterflies as well as spring wildflowers.  There should be plenty of good photo opportunities so feel free to bring a camera to capture a few of our best finds.



      What’s included

      • 1 birding guide

      What’s not included

      • lunch
      • transportation

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      Trip Price
      $60

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      VB
      Ventures Birding Tours
      85 reviews
      Small travel company based in Asheville, NC, specializing in birding & nature tours both locally & worldwide.

      Reviews

      MC
      Great trip. Vicky knows her ducks and other waterbirds and where to find them. We look forward to more trips with her as a guide
      By Mike C for Duck Day in Asheville on Feb 13, 2024
      The trip was very enjoyable, in spite of the cold weather. Michael Werndley is a great guide and fun to be with. The main attraction was the chance to see up to ten species of owls, many of which can often be seen after migrating down from more northern areas in Canada. The group saw a Snowy Owl, Hawk Owl, Barred Owl, and (the major attraction) two impressive Great Gray Owls! Other local species included Snow Buntings, Common and Hoary Redpolls, a Northern Shrike, Canada Jay, Pine Grosbeaks, Golden Eye, numerous Bald Eagles, and a Merlin (sitting atop our hotel in Minneapolis). In addition, the group saw many winter species common to our own area. An unexpected treat was the sight of three wolves totting along the frozen harbor shoreline in Duluth! A great time was had by all!
      By Peter H for Northern Minnesota 2024 - Owls & Winter Finches on Feb 05, 2024
      Weather was a lot better than I anticipated, but even if it had been exceptionally cold, this trip is definitely worth it. To see the snow-covered landscape scenes, the beauty of the Black Spruce trees, all the native habitat for the Great Gray Owl, was an exciting and enjoyable experience. The food choices were fantastic as were the views of Lake Superior. Dress warmly and go for it!
      By Shirley A for Northern Minnesota 2024 - Owls & Winter Finches on Feb 04, 2024
      This was our second trip with Keith Watson and it was very special - he is wonderful to bird with, and to just be with. Our group was small and it made the trip that much more meaningful. We saw beautiful places, beautiful birds, and had lots of good food and good company. We had difficult weather at times and Keith was able to keep our spirits up and make it feel adventurous rather than adverse. Very grateful.
      By RHONDA B for Cranes Galore at Hiwassee on Feb 03, 2024
      This was a uniquely wonderful birding trip. Great group and great birding, with fantastic local guide, Sean, and always wonderful, Simon Thompson. We had our own chefs, one of whom traveled with us, with wonderful food and some Suriname local food. The Surinamese people were warm and welcoming. Fantastic trip!1
      By Toni M for Suriname 2023 on Dec 15, 2023
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