Fall Migration in Wake County

Morrisville, NC, USA

VB
192 reviews
Oct 8, 2022
Group size: 3 - 10
Fall Migration in Wake County
Morrisville, NC, USA

192 reviews

$NaN
Oct 8, 2022
Group size: 3 - 10

About this trip

  

Come spend a day searching for migrants around the Raleigh area! We plan to scour some of the county’s best hotspots for southbound birds. The walking will not be too strenuous since we will be following roads and established trails. However sturdy, waterproof footwear is suggested. Insect repellent may be necessary.


The day will begin at Lake Crabtree County Park where we will scour a variety of habitat for avian life. We will start with the treetops and fields adjacent to the lake and then move on to the marshes and (hopefully if it is dry enough) mudflats. Expect a variety of warblers such as American Redstart, Black-throated Blue, Chestnut-sided and Cape May. Red-eyed and Solitary Vireos are likely—and maybe even a Philadelphia will appear. Empidonax flycatchers are quite possible as are Great Cresteds. The fields should hold lingering Indigo Buntings and Blue Grosbeaks and passing Field and Savannah Sparrows. In the wetter habitat, we should see at least a few waders such as Great Egrets and immature Little Blue Herons. If there is enough mud, Semi-palmated Plovers or sandpipers such as Least or Lesser Yellowlegs could be found foraging. A Bald Eagle or to will be all but guaranteed!


What’s included

  • 1 birding guide
  • lunch
  • transportation

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

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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
Ventures birding is the real deal. We scheduled a half-day local trip near Asheville while friends were visiting from New York. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable. His ability to identify nearly every bird by even a brief snippet of song made spotting them really quick. Besides that, he’s a nice guy, easy to talk to, and fun to spend time with. Ventures Birding has our enthusiastic recommendations, and we look forward to more time with them!
By Rick M for Private Half Day Tours (2021/2022) on 01 Jul, 2022
Fantastic! Great guides. Absolutely no complaints! Susan P.
By Susan P for Iceland 2022 on 09 Jun, 2022
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