Early Fall Migrants

Pittsboro, NC 27312, USA

VB
194 reviews
Sep 16, 2022
Group size: 3 - 10
Early Fall Migrants
Pittsboro, NC 27312, USA

194 reviews

$NaN
Sep 16, 2022
Group size: 3 - 10

About this trip

Come explore a variety of Piedmont habitats for southbound migrants of all kinds. This will be a morning geared toward less experienced birders, visiting Triangle hotspots that provide easy viewing conditions. We will be following roads and established trails. Walking will not be strenuous, but sturdy, waterproof footwear is suggested. Insect repellent may be necessary.


The day will include stops in or near wet areas where not only will insects still be abundant but fruits and seeds should be plentiful.  The group will start along the Haw River at Old Bynum Bridge. We will be checking the treetops as well as forest edges for Passerines. Also, we’ll need to keep an eye on the river itself for waders and waterbirds. Our day will end at Harris Lake, where after walking a couple short trails, we will scope the lake for shorebirds and waterfowl.


The group will be hunting for the first of the Fall migrants passing through to the Piedmont.  There is no doubt that we’ll come across both adult and young-of-the-year local species such as Red-headed Woodpecker, Carolina Chickadee, Eastern Bluebird and Brown-headed Nuthatch. We are hoping to spot an assortment of warblers including Black-and-white, Magnolia, Northern Waterthrush and American Redstart. Vireos such as Yellow-throated and Solitary could show up. And there may be a few thrushes like maybe a Veery or two or a Wood Thrush in the area 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 north, we will be prepared for the first Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, White-throated Sparrows and Ruby-crowned Kinglets.

Of course, we will keep an eye out for other wildlife such as lizards, turtles and butterflies as well as fall 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
194 reviews
Small travel company based in Asheville, NC, specializing in birding & nature tours both locally & worldwide.

Reviews

Lovely scenery, great group of people. Not as many birds as I hoped for, couldhave used more time in the field and less shopping in towns, but I enjoyed seeing the old castle. Well planned itinerary in terms fo the loop we made. Guides very knowledgeable.
By Barbara R for Scotland - Highlands & Islands 2022 on 13 Aug, 2022
CW
Wonderful trip. Guide did an excellent job
By Cameron W for Southeastern Arizona Specialties 2022 on 11 Aug, 2022
sw
It turned out to be a beautiful day, not too hot, and it was a small group. We saw or heard some great birds like the Canada warbler.The guide was so knowledgeable, as well as pleasant. Thanks for a great day
By sharon w for Escape the Heat - Cool Birding! on 02 Aug, 2022
Thanks so much to Kevin Burke, our guide for Southern Arizona in July. He did a fantastic job of curating a wonderful experience. His birding skills, infectious good humor, in-depth preparation and flawless execution made it a perfect trip. The birds are important, but the experience is much more than that. He has a real talent and mindset for understanding and delivering what the client wants. He put us on rare birds. We made the ABA Rare Bird Alert on 3 different days. He put me on 43 life birds bringing my total for 2022 to 446 and counting. I’ll see him again on a future trip.
By WILLIAM Y for Southeastern Arizona Specialties 2022 on 02 Aug, 2022
Great time birding with our small group. Clifton was great.
By Judith D for Birding the Craggies & Black Mountains 2022 on 01 Aug, 2022
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