Green River Cove

Saluda, NC 28773, USA

VB
181 reviews
Apr 15, 2022
Group size: 3 - 10
Green River Cove
Saluda, NC 28773, USA

181 reviews

$NaN
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
  • lunch
  • transportation

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

Reviews

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
For North American birders seeking a nice way to learn about many of the warblers that pass through or nest here in the spring and summer, this tour is for you. The guide was expert and knew where to find various special in the Asheville NC area. We were transported in a clean safe van. Some trips required up to 30 minutes on unpaved but maintained roads (in case that matters to you). The evening meals at local restaurants organized by the tour guide were a highlight. I would go again.
By John B for Warbler Weekend Spring 2022 - 2 on 04 May, 2022
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