Green River Cove

      Saluda, NC 28773, USA

      VB
      Ventures Birding Tours
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      85 reviews
      Apr 15, 2022
      Group size: 3 - 10
      Green River Cove
      Saluda, NC 28773, USA

      Ventures Birding Tours
      • Email address verified
      85 reviews

      Apr 15, 2022
      Group size: 3 - 10

      About this trip

      This mid-spring day trip will be spent birding mostly along Green River Cove Road, which traverses through a sizable tract of the Green River Gamelands. Walking will be easy, but it’s always best to bring comfortable footwear.


      The Green River Gamelands sit on the Blue Ridge Escarpment and contain quite the variety of managed habitats, from mixed hardwood to pine forest, and early successional to floodplain forest. As such it holds a fantastic mix of both mountain and lower elevation species. We will begin higher up in the Escarpment and should see Scarlet Tanager, Blue-headed Vireo, Black-throated Green, and Black-and-White Warblers among many others before slowly working our way down in elevation. Along the Green River, Louisiana Waterthrush, Hooded Warbler, Yellow-throated Vireo and Yellow-throated Warbler should be plentiful and we will check the grassy powerline cuts and early successional habitats for Blue Grosbeak, Yellow-breasted Chat and Prairie Warbler. Swainson’s & Kentucky Warblers can also be found in this area, often singing from territories right along the road. 


      We will make our way all the way to Lake Adger, where we will look for Prothonotary Warbler, Wood Duck and Common Yellowthroat. We will also keep our eyes out for any migrating Osprey or Bald Eagle around the lake as well as the usual species of Belted Kingfisher, Great Blue Heron, Fish Crow, Red-shouldered Hawk and others. We may even get lucky and see one of the few Common Mergansers that have bred in this area the past few years. 


      Join Michael for what should be an excellent day full of warblers, vireos, tanagers and other spring migrants.

      What’s included

      • 1 birding guide

      What’s not included

      • lunch
      • transportation

      Available Packages

      Trip Price
      $60

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

      Reviews

      MC
      Great trip. Vicky knows her ducks and other waterbirds and where to find them. We look forward to more trips with her as a guide
      By Mike C for Duck Day in Asheville on Feb 13, 2024
      The trip was very enjoyable, in spite of the cold weather. Michael Werndley is a great guide and fun to be with. The main attraction was the chance to see up to ten species of owls, many of which can often be seen after migrating down from more northern areas in Canada. The group saw a Snowy Owl, Hawk Owl, Barred Owl, and (the major attraction) two impressive Great Gray Owls! Other local species included Snow Buntings, Common and Hoary Redpolls, a Northern Shrike, Canada Jay, Pine Grosbeaks, Golden Eye, numerous Bald Eagles, and a Merlin (sitting atop our hotel in Minneapolis). In addition, the group saw many winter species common to our own area. An unexpected treat was the sight of three wolves totting along the frozen harbor shoreline in Duluth! A great time was had by all!
      By Peter H for Northern Minnesota 2024 - Owls & Winter Finches on Feb 05, 2024
      Weather was a lot better than I anticipated, but even if it had been exceptionally cold, this trip is definitely worth it. To see the snow-covered landscape scenes, the beauty of the Black Spruce trees, all the native habitat for the Great Gray Owl, was an exciting and enjoyable experience. The food choices were fantastic as were the views of Lake Superior. Dress warmly and go for it!
      By Shirley A for Northern Minnesota 2024 - Owls & Winter Finches on Feb 04, 2024
      This was our second trip with Keith Watson and it was very special - he is wonderful to bird with, and to just be with. Our group was small and it made the trip that much more meaningful. We saw beautiful places, beautiful birds, and had lots of good food and good company. We had difficult weather at times and Keith was able to keep our spirits up and make it feel adventurous rather than adverse. Very grateful.
      By RHONDA B for Cranes Galore at Hiwassee on Feb 03, 2024
      This was a uniquely wonderful birding trip. Great group and great birding, with fantastic local guide, Sean, and always wonderful, Simon Thompson. We had our own chefs, one of whom traveled with us, with wonderful food and some Suriname local food. The Surinamese people were warm and welcoming. Fantastic trip!1
      By Toni M for Suriname 2023 on Dec 15, 2023
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