Chatham County Early Migrants 2023

      Pittsboro, NC 27312, USA

      VB
      80 reviews
      Apr 8, 2023
      Group size: 3 - 10
      Chatham County Early Migrants 2023
      Pittsboro, NC 27312, USA

      80 reviews

      $NaN
      Apr 8, 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
      • lunch
      • transportation

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

      Reviews

      Great Trip.! Vicky was amazing at finding us birds. She is knowledgeable, friendly and helpful, making sure that everyone in the group saw the bird. Kituwah Farm is an interesting place with the Native American history and the elk! Lake Junaluska is a charming community nestled in a valley surrounded by the mountains. There were many ducks there, and Vicky made sure we got to see them all! I would do this trip again.
      By Liz H for Kituwah Farm and Lake Junaluska on 24 Jan, 2023
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      We did have a great time! The weather was great, a little cool to start with but it warmed up nicely. We saw a variety of birds during the day, including a vesper sparrow, and TWO BALD EAGLES at their nest!!!!! All with the help of our guide, Vickie. I have nothing but good things to say. I recommend birding day trips to beginners, as well as more experienced birders. Thank you
      By sharon w for Kituwah Farm and Lake Junaluska on 23 Jan, 2023
      I loved this trip! Mostly have traveled the Gulf Coast of Florida, so this was a pleasant surprise. We got all our trip birds. I got 7 lifers! This was a beautiful, marshy area, with plenty of birds. Aaron was our guide. He knows his birds! He is professional and accommodating, and he took us to amazing places. He always found us great food to eat! I would do this trip again! Liz H.
      By Liz H for Florida's Space Coast: Scrub-Jays, Snail Kites, & More on 01 Jan, 2023
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      I enjoyed learning about Greenland and seeing the landscape, etc. That was very interesting. I was disappointed in the few actual photos of birds seen . We were told they saw many more and named them., but no photos. The guide admitted he did not have a good camera and only had a smart phone and binoculars. So naming the ones they saw did not help this viewer. I did learn I would never sign up for such a trip without waterproof gear! This zoom class was definitely worth the $5 just for the views of the land. Not the birds
      By sharon w for Birding the Far North: Greenland 2022 on 11 Dec, 2022
      Kevin was a super guide!
      By Sandy T for Fall Warbler Workshop 2 - 2022 on 08 Oct, 2022
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