Fall Warbler Warm-up

Swannanoa, NC 28778, USA

VB
192 reviews
Sep 8, 2022
Group size: 3 - 10
Fall Warbler Warm-up
Swannanoa, NC 28778, USA

192 reviews

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

About this trip

Warren Wilson College and Charles D. Owen Park in Swannanoa are must-stops for any birder visiting the WNC region. Collectively encompassing an area of over 300 acres of agricultural fields and riparian woodland along the Swannanoa River, the adjacent properties provide important habitat for transient species. Fall birding here can be amazing and with over 212 species (including nearly all 37 eastern wood warblers) reported, it is not hard to imagine why!


This ‘Warbler Warm-Up’ is set to take place a couple weeks prior to peak migration time. This will allow us to spend more time with each warbler we find and focus on their key characteristics without being overwhelmed by the large mixed flocks typical of late September. Even so, we will still expect a good mix of migrants coming through at this time, including American Redstart, Northern Parula, Tennessee, Chestnut-sided, Blackburnian, and Magnolia Warblers, just to name a few. With a bit of luck, we’ll cross paths with some of the more uncommon and highly-sought after birds as well, like Mourning, Wilson’s, Blue-winged, or Golden-winged Warblers

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.

Reviews

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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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