Fall on the Outer Banks - 2023

Nags Head, NC 27959, USA

VB
202 reviews
Oct 7 - 10, 2023
Group size: 4 - 10
Fall on the Outer Banks - 2023
Nags Head, NC 27959, USA

202 reviews

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Oct 7 - 10, 2023
Group size: 4 - 10

About this trip

The Outer Banks of North Carolina might just be the best place to bird in the Carolinas during the fall and winter. These long, thin barrier islands, jutting far out into the ocean, provide important foraging and stopover habitat for hundreds of species of birds throughout the year. Bordered on one side by the Atlantic and the Pamlico Sound on the other, the open expanse of sandy shoreline, ocean, bays, lakes and impoundments attract wintering waterfowl and gulls by the thousands. 


Jonathan lives on the Outer Banks and will meet you out there and drive a passenger van to birding sites during this trip. We’ll watch for Short-eared Owls and Northern Harriers at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. Snow Geese winter in the tens of thousands at Pocosin Lakes and we’ll find an abundance of duck species on the impoundments on the Outer Banks at Pea Island NWR. Along the beaches and at places such as Cape Point we should see a selection of wintering gulls and shorebirds and towards the end of our trip we should find a few Bald Eagles kicking around Lake Mattamuskeet. Because of the sheer number of birds that winter here, quite a few rare species turn up every year, sometimes hidden in large flocks of common species (such as a Cackling Goose in a flock of Canadas, or a Ross’ in a flock of Snow). We will keep an ear on the ‘birding grapevine’ and chase any rarities that are in the area if time allows.

What’s included

  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Ground transportation
  • Guide services
  • Airfare
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Laundry
  • Gratuities
  • Items of personal nature

Available Packages

Double Occupancy
Available until October 5, 20236 left

Room-sharing

$1,395
Deposit: $300
Single Traveler
Available until October 5, 20234 left

For those wanting their own room

$1,680
Deposit: $300
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Ventures Birding Tours
202 reviews
Small travel company based in Asheville, NC, specializing in birding & nature tours both locally & worldwide.

Reviews

We had a wonderful weekend. Kevin Burke is a fantastic guide - enthusiastic, knowledgeable, aware of the skill levels of the birders so that everyone learns something. In a 4 day weekend (one afternoon, one morning, two full days) we saw 83 species, 20 different warblers. We went to a variety of environments (lakes, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Jackson Park in Hendersonville), each with different migrant bird populations. The Holiday Inn was fine (as expected), and we all went out for meals together that were quite good, especially the Corner Kitchen. Very highly recommended! We’ve done both Spring and Fall Ventures Birding Warbler Weekends. Spring has more colorful birds that are easier to see (fewer leaves), while Fall has more birds all together. Both are fun.
By Ross M for Warbler Weekend Fall 2022 on 21 Sep, 2022
This trip was wonderful. It covered a large number of bird habitats throughout the entire state of Oregon. Our guides were very well organized and everything went very smoothly although there was always room to be flexible. Our accommodations were very good. Both guides were very very knowledge and friendly, helpful, and considerate. In all, a memorable birding trip with over 200 species viewed.
By Kim H for Oregon - Mountains, Coasts and Deserts 2022 on 19 Sep, 2022
This was a delightful experience. The views from the peak of the parkway were outstanding, the warblers were darting through on the fall migration, and the forested lovely trails from the Pisgah Inn to the overlook parking lot made for a perfect morning.
By Kathleen W for Buck Spring Gap on 16 Sep, 2022
Having two excellent and experienced guides and traveling in two vehicles was quite special for our small group. Kevin and Michael complemented each other and worked as an elite team identifying potential birding locations and at the same time avoiding areas where forest fires prevailed. Their efforts to locate special birds was extraordinary as all of us were able to see and appreciate new birds to add to life lists for some. Truly a fun, engaging experience enhanced by astute selections of evening dining opportunities and quite complete tail gate lunches on the go.
By Harry Y for Oregon - Mountains, Coasts and Deserts 2022 on 15 Sep, 2022
This is one of my very favorite local trips in either spring or fall migration. Incomparable leader in Aaron, and fellow birders are always fun. Have signed up for second trip at the end of September.
By Toni M for Ridge Junction 2 on 15 Sep, 2022
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