Golden-winged Warblers

Roaring Creek, NC 28657, USA

VB
182 reviews
May 14, 2022
Group size: 3 - 10
Golden-winged Warblers
Roaring Creek, NC 28657, USA

182 reviews

$NaN
May 14, 2022
Group size: 3 - 10

About this trip

This day trip features birding in some of the most beautiful country that can be found in western North Carolina. There will be moderate hiking –2-3 miles – with some elevation. We will be birding at about 3,500 feet elevation, so dress in layers as it can be quite chilly even in mid-May.


This brand-new day trip features birding in the game lands and national forests of Roaring Creek Valley in Avery County, NC. The Roaring Creek Valley forms below the high mountains of Grassy Ridge Bald and Big Yellow Mountain, which are part of the Roan Massif. Here there is a diverse set of habitats including old field and early successional growth that Golden-winged Warblers hone in on for breeding each spring. Our target will be Golden-winged Warblers, which are a rapidly declining species in the Appalachian Mountains. The Roan Massif is one of their last strongholds in Southern Appalachia. We will also bird in the northern hardwood forest looking for interior specialists such as Black-throated Blue Warbler, Veery, and Ovenbird.  Some of other target species for the day include Alder Flycatcher, Black-billed Cuckoo, American Woodcock, which all breed in the area. 

What’s included

  • 1 birding guide
  • lunch
  • transportation

Who’s Going

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

Reviews

We had an awesome time. Kevin was great and always helpful.
By Tom F for Dauphin Island, Alabama 2 2022 on 17 May, 2022
We came for the birds and the birds came for us! Really enjoyed our experience with Kevin Burke, who led us to multiple locations throughout the day in search of spring migrants. Kevin was attentive, informative, relaxed, and he made sure that we saw what he saw (or heard). And there were a lot of good ones, including Wilson's Warbler and Black-billed Cuckoo. We had such a great experience that we can't wait to sign up for our next trip!
By Stephen P for Spring Migration in Henderson County on 08 May, 2022
Trip had us walking along the Green River which provided opportunities to see various warblers but even more were heard by our small group. Kevin shared some of his favorite birding sites with us so that added to the success and enjoyment of the morning.
By Harry Y for Green River Cove on 05 May, 2022
We had a great time!! Kevin was an awesome guide and we saw many birds!!
By Foye C for Green River Cove on 05 May, 2022
Had a terrific time with Kevin in the Green River Gamelands! Managed to get in a fabulous assortment before the projected rain deluge began in the early afternoon. The company and leadership were first rate. I got a lifer, the Swainson’s warbler, and one of the participants got 4 lifers! Can’t wait for the next trip!
By Toni M for Green River Cove on 05 May, 2022
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