Farmland Birding

      Townville, SC 29689, USA

      VB
      83 reviews
      Feb 26, 2023
      Group size: 3 - 10
      Farmland Birding
      Townville, SC 29689, USA

      83 reviews

      $NaN
      Feb 26, 2023
      Group size: 3 - 10

      About this trip

      Easy walking through fields and along roadsides looking for a selection of open country species. Sun protection is highly recommended, as well as good walking footwear!


      Located in Anderson County, in the Northwestern South Carolina Piedmont, Townville and its surrounding countryside farmlands provide excellent opportunities for finding an array of typical open country birds. This area is known primarily as a winter birding hotspot, with several small ponds that can yield a good variety of waterfowl such as Northern Shoveler, Gadwall, Blue-winged Teal, Northern Pintail, American Wigeon, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck,  and Bufflehead.  Late February brings on the possibility of a few Shorebirds as well -Least Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, and Wilson’s Snipe. Open farmlands afford great hunting opportunities for Raptors. One can expect Northern Harrier, American Kestrel, and if we get lucky, Short-eared Owl and Barn Owl.  The smaller Passerines can also be expected:  Grasshopper Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Eastern Meadowlark and American Pipit. 


      While most of our tour will be spent birding the farmland, we will certainly have time to explore some other habitats in the area as well. The wetlands and woodland of Beaverdam Creek WMA are great for everything from Brown-headed Nuthatch, Wood Duck, and Red-headed Woodpecker. If time permits, we’ll stop by Lake Hartwell on our return trip to check for Common Loon, Bald Eagle and other various Waterfowl and gulls.


      Join Vicky for a late winter day of birding in the farm country of the South Carolina Piedmont.






      What’s included

      • 1 birding guide
      • lunch
      • transportation

      Who’s Going

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

      Reviews

      We had a great time. Kevin is a great guide and ambassador for Ventures Birding. I would recommend Kevin and Ventures to anyone interested in a birding adventure. Ed Simpson
      By Ed S for Northern Minnesota 2023 Burke - Owls & Winter Finches on 02 Feb, 2023
      Terrific birding trip. We had a beautiful chilly morning at Kituwah Farm for birding and even elk viewing. The afternoon at Lake Junaluska was really nice with many water fowl and bald eagles! Loved it. Our guide, Vicky, was very knowledgeable, thoughtful, and fun.
      By Holly J for Kituwah Farm and Lake Junaluska on 30 Jan, 2023
      Vickie was great! Patient, knowledgeable and passionate- great day trip
      By Peter K for Kituwah Farm and Lake Junaluska on 30 Jan, 2023
      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
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