Lake Conestee February 2023

      Greenville, SC, USA

      VB
      82 reviews
      Feb 12, 2023
      Group size: 3 - 10
      Lake Conestee February 2023
      Greenville, SC, USA

      82 reviews

      $NaN
      Feb 12, 2023
      Group size: 3 - 10

      About this trip

      An easy winter day of birding from the trails, observation decks and boardwalks of Lake Conestee Nature Park. Be sure to check the forecast beforehand and dress appropriately!


      On the Reedy River, just south of Greenville, South Carolina lies Lake Conestee Nature Preserve. Established in the early 1800s through the damming of the Reedy River, this 400-acre park is home to an abundance of wildlife, including deer, raccoon, fox, beaver and river otter. In September 2010 it was named an Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society, in part for its wintering population of Rusty Blackbirds. 5 miles of natural and paved trails and boardwalks take visitors through a variety of habitat - mixed forest, extensive wetlands and riparian zones.


      We will explore a selection of the available trails here and will hope to find a nice mix of species, including potential goodies such as American Bittern, Wilson’s Snipe, Red-headed Woodpecker, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Rusty Blackbird, Orange-crowned Warbler, and Field, Swamp, and Fox Sparrows, plus all the regular winter visitors. We’ll be sure to scan the lake for ducks as well, with Wood Duck, Northern Shoveler, Gadwall, American Wigeon, American Black Duck, Ring-necked Duck, and Hooded Merganser all being possible. Of course, there’s always the chance of something unusual showing up – Sandhill Crane, Snow Goose, and White-winged Scoter have all been seen here in past years.

      What’s included

      • 1 birding guide
      • lunch
      • transportation

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

      Reviews

      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
      I loved this trip! Mostly have traveled the Gulf Coast of Florida, so this was a pleasant surprise. We got all our trip birds. I got 7 lifers! This was a beautiful, marshy area, with plenty of birds. Aaron was our guide. He knows his birds! He is professional and accommodating, and he took us to amazing places. He always found us great food to eat! I would do this trip again! Liz H.
      By Liz H for Florida's Space Coast: Scrub-Jays, Snail Kites, & More on 01 Jan, 2023
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